9 posts tagged "Doutzen Kroes"
Ok, not exactly. But for the past two days, I’ve been swept away in a pink bubble—one where everyone is tan (despite that we had our first snow of the season in NYC yesterday morning), has six-pack abs, and never gets cold prancing down a glittery runway in nothing but lacy underpinnings. Plus, these lithe ladies in lingerie actually eat—and I’m not talking about sipping a pressed juice or pecking at trail mix. Behati Prinsloo ordered in a burger last night, I split a tuna melt with Jasmine Tookes, and Joan Smalls didn’t hesitate in front of a plate full of chocolate strawberries. Not to mention, Karlie Kloss had her famous “kookies” on hand backstage. No, it’s not fair, but this is Victoria’s Secret, and all of these elements exist in perfect harmony. Here, the top nine things I learned from first timers (like Sara Sampaio) and winged veterans (such as Doutzen Kroes):
They spoil the surprise. “The second I got home [from the fitting] I told my boyfriend exactly what I was wearing,” said Tookes, whose beau is missing tonight’s production.
They don’t suck it in. “I have a jacket, so I don’t have to suck it in!” boasted Sara Sampaio. “Holding my breath would feel a bit awkward—I think it would show in my face,” added Martha Hunt.
They despise working out just as much as I do. “I don’t mind doing abs, but I hate squats,” revealed Samapaio. “I can’t handle my arms being sore, anywhere else I can deal with,” said Tookes.
They wear heels with robes (but only on game day). “My feet are getting used to the feel [of stilettos] so that the change into the shoes for the show isn’t as big,” explained Doutzen Kroes of her pre-show footwear from Tom Ford. “Plus, I think they’re cute.” But when asked if she wears this look on the reg, she said: “ No, no, no, it’s just for the cameras!”
They fake it. “It feels better to have a little bit of coverage—it’s almost like wearing tights,” Kroes said of her spray tan.
They exercise on the job. “The weight is all the way up top, so it’s hard on my back,” Kroes said of the wings she’ll be wearing on the runway tonight. “But they’re good for your stomach muscles.”
They have the moves like Jagger. No, Adam Levine isn’t performing again. “I was a dancer for ten years, and in college I was actually going to minor in ballet,” said Lindsay Ellingson, who worked with Mary Helen Bowers of Ballet Beautiful in preparation for tonight.
They do the Queen proud. “I’m most excited for the British invasion segment,” said Jourdann Dunn. “I’m happy to be out there repping for London.”
They wing it. “It’s my fourth show for Victoria’s Secret,” said Constance Jablonski. “The last three times I rehearsed [my end-of-the-runway move], and every single year I got on stage and forgot everything. This time, I’m not planning anything—I’m just going to follow the music and see how I feel.”
There were many enviable makeup looks that turned up on the red carpet for the 30th annual Fashion Group International Night of Stars in New York City—from Doutzen Kroes’ tomato red lip (seen on multiple Spring 2014 runways) to Miley Cyrus’ surprisingly sophisticated sea foam shadow. However, it was the braids, brushed-up brows, and black cat-eyes (reminiscent of the feline shape that made an appearance at Haider Ackermann this season) worn by Zoë Kravitz that took top prize. Her septum ring completed the punk-like package and brought some edge to Cipriani Wall Street, a spot that sees more buttoned-up bankers than it does the risk-taking fashion set.
Ballerina turned fitness guru Mary Helen Bowers is, undoubtedly, her own best advertisement for the cultish dance-based workouts she creates. Long- and lean-limbed with seemingly nary an ounce of excess fat, plus perfect posture, wicked flexibility, and, did I mention, amazing hair? And since famously whipping Natalie Portman into prima ballerina shape for her role in Black Swan, her high-profile clientele has grown in ranks to include beauties like Liv Tyler, Lily Aldridge, and Doutzen Kroes. But even women who will never be coronated Victoria’s Secret Angels—even women like me: short, pear-ish, not so bendy—can benefit from Bowers’ workout wisdom. All of which is imparted in a sweet, encouraging tone that will keep even the most slothful among us focused and motivated. If you can’t make it to Bowers’ Soho studio to experience her teaching firsthand, her at-home workout DVDs are the next best thing, and now there is a new one to slip into regular rotation. Ballet Beautiful Cardio Fat Burn is her most fast-paced offering to date, with a combination of up-tempo Allegra intervals to sculpt muscles and boost metabolism interspersed with targeted mat exercises focused on toning and lengthening. Much like with Bowers’ previous DVDs, the movements are deceptively simple but, rest assured, you will feel the burn.
Ballet Beautiful Cardio Fat Burn, available at www.amazon.com.
In addition to our live updates from the Cannes Film Festival, L’Oréal Paris global nail artist Tom Bachik will be keeping a daily diary for Style.com as he finger paints the brand’s ambassadors, including Inès de la Fressange, Liya Kebede, Freida Pinto, Julianne Moore, Natasha Poly, and more.
Early pedi with L’Oréal Paris spokeswoman Doutzen Kroes to start the day using her signature color, Doutzen, from the Prive Collection. Always smiling no matter the weather, [Doutzen] is beautiful from the inside out. Nails and makeup done, now she’s off to hair.
There are T-minus four hours until the Victoria’s Secret fashion show gets underway, and a lot of tonight’s angels—Alessandra, Adriana, Miranda—are sharing some of their pre-show, get-in-shape rituals, which include a smoothie recipe from Doutzen Kroes that boasts chia seeds, organic dried mulberries, and cocoa powder. Mmmm. [Daily Mail]
There is now a way to smell good from the inside out thanks to Deo Perfume Candy, rose-flavored confections that exude a sweet-smelling aroma through your skin when ingested—news we find both interesting and terrifying. [Huff Po]
Michelle Obama may have been last night’s big style star, sporting a wine-colored Michael Kors dress, a subtle smoky eye, and a glossy lip, but she got some stiff competition—not from Ann Romney, but from Missouri senator Claire McCaskill’s daughters, Maddie and Lily. Working milkmaid braids, raspberry lips, and some carefully drawn-on cat-eyes, the sisters gave the Democratic party another check in the win column. [Buzzfeed]
Barack and Michelle Obama aren’t just inspiring a nation, they’re apparently inspiring a cottage industry of tributary fragrances as well. [Scented Salamander]