August 23 2014

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


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. 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

Trapped In Paradise


Having made her name with a collection of cloaks, Lindsey Thornburg is not a designer you’d think would flourish in the Spring. (And in fact, she’ll have a big new development coming this Fall: After spending several seasons creating cloaks out of deadstock Pendleton fabrics, she’s introducing a co-branded line with the Oregon-based company.) But the sun suits the New York-based Thornburg too, judging from the new film she’s created for her Spring collection, shot in sunny Key Biscayne, Florida, with model Martha Hunt. “Martha is lustful, she has that sort of lazy angst that boredom creates,” explains Thornburg. “She’s captive in her affluent environment while her lover is away. Her fantasy is to be carried away into the oblivion with the man she passed at the cinema the previous day.”

To pass the time, Hunt spends her time floating in the pool, gallivanting on the tennis courts, and making sand angels, wearing Thornburg’s signature “urban witchy” (as she describes them) pieces—a variety of billowy maxi dresses ranging from a pink cutout number to a simple black one. Not that customers are encouraged to be so cavalier. “This collection is very special, limited or one-of-a-kind,” the designer says. “The focus on this collection was to use the tactile nature of different silks while unifying them by specialty dye processes.” Unifying the entire video is music by Scout LaRue Willis—progeny of Demi and Bruce—and Nicolas Jaar; it debuts exclusively here on

Photo: Olivia Malone

JD’s Pics: Martha Hunt


A weekly update on modeling’s freshest new faces, from photographer, man-about-town, and Twitpic’er JD Ferguson. This week: 5′ 10½” Martha Hunt. She calls North Carolina, not Russia, home, but this 20-year-old could pass for Sasha Pivovarova’s little sister—maybe that’s why she’s generating major interest from big-time photographers.

How did you get into modeling?
A photographer saw me in North Carolina and introduced me to agencies.

Favorite piece of clothing?
My Margiela bomber jacket.

What’s in your bag right now?
BlackBerry, receipts, chewing gum, lip balm, Ray-Bans, more receipts, MetroCard, credit cards, comp cards.
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