The Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show 2013 ♥

You know the festive season is upon us when one of the most glamorous events of the year takes place in New York city. Yes, it can only be The Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show, a star-studded affair on and off the glitzy catwalk. As well as live entertainment on stage from Fall Out Boy, A Great Big World and of course Taylor Swift for the angels to strut down to, Olivia Palermo, Johannes Huebl, Julia Restoin-Roitfeld, Mary Helen Bowers, singer Ciara and Valentino Garavani graced the front row.

British Invasion -
British Invasion – Adriana Lima, Cindy Bruna, Cara Delevingne, Jourdan Dunn and Behati Prinsloo (Images PA Photos, Rex Features and Getty Images)
British Invasion -
British Invasion – Karlie Kloss, Kasia Struss, Lily Aldridge and Taylor Swift performing (Images PA Photos, Rex Features and Getty Images)

40 models, a lot of crystals, sparkles and of course breath-taking angel wings paraded down the catwalk which was split into theming sections. British Invasion, Birds of Paradise, PINK Network, Shipwrecked and Snow Angels which gave viewers the festive finale. Britain was represented by models Malaika Firth, Cara Delevingne, Jourdan Dunn and Lily Donaldson with Union Jack prints and tartan, military influences and inspiration from the weather, sport and the British police uniform.

Birds of Paradise -
Birds of Paradise – Alessandra Ambrosio, Izabel Goulart, Lais Ribeiro and Joan Smalls (Images PA Photos, Rex Features and Getty Images)

Birds of Paradise had some of the finest angel wings using feathers in bold colours to represent tropical and delicate looking birds.

Shipwrecked- Alessandra Ambrosio and Doutzen Kroes (Images PA Photos)
Parisian Nights -
Parisian Nights -Cara Delevingne and Joan Smalls (Images Rex Features)

Each model looked flawless walking down the catwalk, with confidence, pride and beauty. The full range showcased an array of intricate costumes, including the first ever made using a 3-D printer, worn by Lindsay Ellingson during the Snow Angels section.

Malaika Firth and Josephine Skriver made their debuts, while angel favourites and regulars Doutzen Kroes, Alessandra Ambrosio and Adriana Lima were back.

The Fantasy Bra worn by
The Fantasy Bra worn by Candice Swanepoel

The much anticipated fantasy bra was worn by the honoured Candice Swanepoel, this year’s is the most expensive yet with a value of $10 million.

Show Angels-
Show Angels- Doutzen Kroes, Karlie Kloss and Lilly Donaldson

Show Angels was the lead up to the finale and is always my favourite section, the full length wings worn by Lily Donaldson were incredible.

Other stars at the show included presenter La La Anthony, Blonde Salad blogger Chiara Ferragni, talk show host Michael Strahan, British singer Estelle, Sin City star Jamie Chung and 30 Rock star Katrina Bowden.

Finale - Adriana Lima, Doutzen Kroes, Candice Swanepoel and Behati Prinsloo (Image - Rex Features)
Finale – Adriana Lima, Doutzen Kroes, Candice Swanepoel and Behati Prinsloo (Image – Rex Features)

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