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July 29 2014

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An Early Glimpse at Tonight’s Secret Victoria’s Secret Model Lineup

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Victoria's Secret rehersal

Walking the annual Victoria’s Secret extravaganza is a milestone in any model’s career. After all, it’s as much about lighting up the stage with your personality (not to mention dance moves—who could forget Jourdan Dunn doing the robot last year?) as it is about having a killer body, and being able to smile while strutting with a pair of thirty-pound wings on your back. While there’s no way to confirm exactly who will be appearing on the VS catwalk this evening alongside Taylor Swift, we’ve come up with an educated guess based on social media clues gathered over the past week, as well as shots from yesterday’s rehearsal (like the one above, featuring Sara Sampaio, Martha Hunt, Jasmine Tookes, and Leva Laguna working the runway).

Victoria's secret

Of course there are bound to be appearances by veteran Angels such as Adriana Lima (it will be her fourteenth time participating in the show), Candice Swanepoel, Alessandra Ambrosio, Behati Prinsloo, Doutzen Kroes, Lily Aldridge, Karlie Kloss, and Cara Delevingne. [Regrettably, Miranda Kerr announced she will be ending her contract with the lingerie megalith to pursue other projects.] Those aforementioned supers are all but givens at this point, and so it’s the remaining twenty-plus coveted slots—selected by casting director John Pfeiffer—that really get us excited. Style.com has learned that several high fashion runway regulars will be making their VS debuts tonight: Sigrid Agren and Josephine Skriver (both posted snapshots of themselves sporting the official Angels bomber jacket on Instagram), as well as Ming Xi, Maria Borges, Kasia Struss, and Jac. We were even more thrilled to hear that some our top Spring ’14 newcomers including Malaika Firth, Devon Windsor, Cindy Bruno, and Sara Sampaio also beat out dozens of more established girls to earn their first pair of wings.

Photos: Courtesy of Victoria’s Secret; Instagram

Paul McCartney’s Opening Ceremony, And More Of Today’s Top Stories

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Sir Paul McCartney has been confirmed to close the Opening Ceremony at the upcoming London 2012 Olympic Games next month. The full lineup for the ceremony, however, has yet to be released. [BBC]

With a handful of designer collaborations under its belt, including DVF and Valentino, Gap has decided to team up with menswear designer Todd Snyder for its latest pop-up shop. Snyder, who used to work for the brand, lent his creative hand to the installation and curation of the temporary outpost on Fifth Avenue and 54th Street. The shop will be open through June 30. [WWD]

The World Gold Council is celebrating gold as the ultimate luxury material, with a summer exhibition at the Goldsmiths’ Hall opening July 1. Four hundred pieces, some dating back 4,500 years, will be on display, alongside newer items from designers such as Wright & Teague and more. [Dazed Digital]

From angel to ambassador? That is the case for Victoria’s Secret model Behati Prinsloo, who was recently named the 2013 brand ambassador for Australian swimwear label Seafolly. Prinsloo follows in the footsteps of fellow Angel Miranda Kerr and models Jessica Hart and Marloes Horst. [WWD]

 

 

 

Photo: Leon Neal / Getty Images

 

Decked Out

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The lure of skate culture drew Jude Law, Sean Avery, and Scott Lipps to denim shop 3×1 on Mercer Street to celebrate photographer Ben Watts’ (pictured, left) new project last night. Admittedly, the presence of topless models may have helped. Watts photographed Lake Bell, Chanel Iman, Jessica Hart, Behati Prinsloo, and Elsa Hosk—several of whom turned out for last night’s party—and emblazoned their undressed frames on limited-edition skateboard decks. “I don’t skate,” he admitted. “Well, maybe in the eighties. But I’ve always liked the tie-in with skate culture and sunny weather. My aesthetic has always been very much about summer.”

The deck designs, Watts said, were no-brainers: “It doesn’t take much imagination. The pose is always a winner.” And even though she’s a Victoria’s Secret regular, Prinsloo confessed she still was surprised to see herself immortalized in quite this way on a skateboard. “I’m practically naked and on a skateboard,” the model said at the celebratory dinner at Soho’s Jack’s Wife Freda. “I don’t think that’s ever not weird.” (Weird or not, her work was for a good cause—all proceeds went to the charities of the models’ choosing.) Asked for any tips for aspiring models, she demurred. “I don’t know if there are any tips to being topless,” she said. “But it’s definitely about being comfortable with the photographer.”

Photos: David X. Prutting / BFAnyc.com

Off The Runway And Into The Orphanage

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When Behati Prinsloo and Coco Rocha go traveling together, the same thing tends to happen: “We always goof around,” Prinsloo told Style.com last night at Milk Studios, “and there’s always some video that ends up on YouTube, and I’m like: ‘Nooooo!’”

Today, true to form, Rocha posted a YouTube video of their latest trip—but this time, Prinsloo is all for it. The 23-minute film, by Rocha’s husband, James Conran, and viewable here, documents the visit the two models recently paid to Haiti. It was an effort to spread the word about the deprivation that remains there almost two years after the country’s catastrophic earthquake, and to spread love, too: Rocha arrived at an orphanage bearing soccer balls, art supplies, and letters from Canadian and American students that she’d collected and painstakingly translated herself. “I mean, I know French, but I don’t know if it was perfect French. I did it with help from Google,” Rocha said.

The film screened at Milk Gallery last night, to a crowd that included Zac Posen, Hilary Rhoda, and Karlie Kloss; black-and-white photos taken by Prinsloo (who said she’s plenty busy at the moment with Victoria’s Secret work) were up for silent auction, with proceeds going toward the orphan nonprofit LakayPAM. “What really stuck out was how kids never stop smiling,” the Namibian-born model said. “Even though there’s disaster around them and they’re orphans, they are still just light and happiness.”

Photo: Leandro Justen / PatrickMcMullan.com

Coco For Cambodia

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Coco Rocha essentially took this season off in terms of the runway, walking exclusively for Zac Posen in New York and Giorgio Armani in Milan. But Rocha was far from out of service during fashion month. She’s been hard at work putting the final touches on her forthcoming documentary Letters to Haiti (making its New York City debut next month at Milk Studios) and crafting a line of jewelry for Senhoa, due out tomorrow on Senhoa.org. The collection ($65 to $995), which benefits victims of human trafficking in Cambodia by giving them job opportunities, is all handcrafted by a survivor of exploitation. “Once I heard the extent of the problem with human trafficking in Cambodia I knew I had to help,” Rocha told Style.com.

To show off her range of gunmetal and Swarovski necklaces, bracelets, and earrings, Rocha enlisted pal Behati Prinsloo to model alongside her in a new cinemagraph campaign by Jamie Beck, debuting exclusively here on Style.com. (For her print campaign, she also brought her friends into the picture—Iman and Caroline Trentini both appear with her in the Nigel Barker-lensed photos.)

“I first met Behati at a Louis Vuitton after-party in 2006 and we were instant friends,” Rocha says. “We feel like we went to model high school together so it’s always like a happy reunion when we get together.”

Photos: Jamie Beck and Kevin Burg