Thursday, November 19, 2015

2015 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show

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Here are shots, both from the runway and behind the scenes, from the 2015 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show. Musical guests were Selena Gomez, Ellie Goulding and The Weeknd. The event was filmed on 10 November 2015, broadcast date on CBS 8 December 2015. I previously posted the full lineup of Angels here.



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Elsa Hosk
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Behati Prinsloo, Lily Aldridge, Candice Swanepoel
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Selena Gomez
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Kendall Jenner and Gigi Hadid

Below is a fascinating exchange with Magdalena Frackowiak. Watch as she deflects an impertinent question. See if you can figure out what she finds objectionable about it. The answer is below, but make a guess before you look. What you think will tell you how differently (or similarly) you think as compared to a top fashion model and her concerns about image.

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Magdalena Frackowiak's answer.

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And there is your answer. How did you do?

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Ellie Goulding
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Kendall Jenner
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The Weeknd
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Selena Gomez
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Taylor Hill and Sara Sampaio
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Saturday, November 7, 2015

2015 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show Lineup

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Angels in the audience at the 2015 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show.

Here comes the 2015 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show! While the 2015 edition of the show airs on Dec. 8 on CBS, it pre-tapes two performances in New York City on Nov. 10. No, kids, it does not air live. The full lineup of those who made the cut this year is below.

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Karlie Kloss at the 2014 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show.

Rihanna was supposed to perform at this year's show, but she has cancelled. Apparently, her new album is not ready yet, so she has nothing to sing - apparently. Selena Gomez and The Weeknd are still there. Ellie Goulding, who does have a new album out, will replace Rihanna.

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"The Board" showing the models chosen for the 2015 show.

The model count is down from 50 last year to 44 this year. To me, the biggest surprise is that Cara Delevingne is not participating. Cara is trying to establish herself as an actress (she has "retired" from modelling) and must not have been interested. Still, it is a bit jarring to think her career really is over, because she is only 23.

Top new additions - well, all the additions are tops - but particularly well-known additions include Kendall Jenner and Gigi Hadid.

Anyway, below is the full lineup chosen by Ed Razek and company.

Returning Victoria’s Secret Angels

1. Adriana Lima
2. Alessandra Ambrosio
3. Behati Prinsloo
4. Candice Swanepoel
5. Lily Aldridge

New Victoria’s Secret Angels

6. Elsa Hosk
7. Jac Jagaciak
8. Jasmine Tookes
9. Kate Grigorieva
10. Lais Ribeiro
11. Martha Hunt
12. Romee Strijd
13. Sara Sampaio
14. Stella Maxwell
15. Taylor Hill

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Additional Models

16. Rachel Hilbert (Victoria’s Secret Pink Model)
17. Barbara Fialho
18. Bridget Malcolm
19. Cindy Bruna
20. Constance Jablonski
21. Daniela Braga
22. Devon Windsor
23. Gigi Hadid
24. Gracie Carvalho
25. Izabel Goulart
26. Jacquelyn Jablonski
27. Joan Smalls
28. Josephine Skriver
29. Kendall Jenner
30. Leila Nda
31. Leomie Anderson
32. Lily Donaldson
33. Magdalena Frackowiak
34. Maria Borges
35. Maud Welzen
36. Megan Puleri
37. Ming Xi
38. Pauline Hoarau
39. Sanne Vloet
40. Shanina Shaik
41. Sui He
42. Valery Kaufman
43. Vita Sidorkina
44. Yumi Lambert


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Monday, November 2, 2015

Ming Xi, Chinese Supermodel



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Ming Xi, born Mengyao Xi (or Meng Yao Xion) on 8 March 1990, is a global fashion star who walked in the 2013-2017 Victoria's Secret Fashion Shows. She has walked for all the top names, and is getting more and more attention every year.

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With Victoria's Secret opening its first stores in China and holding its first annual fashion show there in 2017, Ming Xi is sure to be a huge asset to the brand for the foreseeable future.

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Ming is from Shanghai, China, one of the most cosmopolitan Chinese cities, graduating from college with a degree in Fashion Design and Acting. In 2009, she participated in a local television modelling competition. Ming Xi later took part in the Elite Model Look competition, where she was a finalist (third). Givenchy liked her look and signed her, and Ming Xi was on her way.

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As a Givenchy model in their Haute Couture and Ready to Wear shows, Ming began attracting attention. She came to New York in 2011 for the Fall/Winter Fashion Week, and now makes her home there.

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Many other top designers, such as Michael Kors and Karl Lagerfeld, soon chose Ming Xi for for campaigns beside top supermodels like Miranda Kerr and Kendall Jenner.

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Ming is a fixture on covers in China, but also gets covers in the US and Europe:

2015
August Harper's Bazaar Hong Kong
February 10 Magazine Australia
2014
April Vogue China, Vogue China, Elle Russia
January Vogue China
2013
September Madame Figaro China, Vogue China
July Harper's Bazaar Singapore
May Manifesto Asia
March Elle Taiwan, Elle China
2012
November Vogue China, Vogue China
September Vogue China, glass UK
May Harper's Bazaar Korea, Vogue China
February Vogue Russia
January Vogue China, Manifesto Asia
2011
December V Magazine
November Numéro China
October Modern Weekly
September T Style, Vogue China
August Vogue China, Vogue Italy, Numéro China
July Style China
June V Magazine, L'Officiel China, Vogue China
May Vogue China
April Vogue China
March Vogue China
February Vogue USA, Dazed & Confused
January V Magazine

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Ming is on Twitter and Instagram, where she loves to post candid shots of herself.

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Ming Xi has admitted that she is a big fan of South Korean-Chinese boy group XEO, based in Seoul.

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Ming Xi with Sui He, Alessandra Ambrosio and Josephine Skriver in China in March 2017. The Victoria's Secret Fashion Show is heading to Asia for the first time in 2017.

Ming Xi is certain to walk in the 2017 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show, to be held in Shanghai for the first time. Ming Xi travelled to China in March 2017 with Sui He, Alessandra Ambrosio and Josephine Skriver to celebrate the opening of Victoria's Secret stores there.

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When she's not touting Victoria's Secret in China, Ming Xi lives in New York City.

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