2013 has been mighty kind to local purveyors of fine lingerie. Australia got its first Agent Provocateur stores (c/o David Jones) back in February, and La Perla has just announced that it will be setting up shop down under too. The first Australian flagship will open its doors in August at Sydney Airport's T1 International Terminal. The location means that not only will the Italian lingerie house will sit next to the likes of Victoria's Secret, but that shoppers will benefit from the terminal's duty and tax free pricing. The 60 square metre emporium will be La Perla's 130th store, and the brand is promising to employ the same high-quality materials and attention to detail to the store fit-out as it does to its luxurious lingerie collections. Step inside to get a glimpse of the craftsmanship that Australians can expect to see on home soil soon.
Jennifer Hawkins is a bonafide mega-babe. We get that. But the face (and body) of Lovable lingerie is also super nice. We shot across some kinda personal questions to the Newcastle-born beauty, and were surprised by the honesty of her responses. Jennifer shows off that killer figure of hers for the lingerie label's new Love Fit range campaign, shot by Sydney-based snapper Chris Colls, and in the process makes a pair of nude seamless undies look about 497% sexier than we thought possible. Read on to hear what Jen had to say about Jake's take on her style, the eternal G-string versus brief debate and how she'll be spending Valentine's Day this year.
How do you like to celebrate Valentine's Day with Jake? I'm actually not sure how we'll celebrate this year. I love a Valentine's Day surprise and can't wait to find out. I wouldn't mind chilling in our cinema room — a movie and a glass of pinot. I'd be happy with anything!
What's your typical date-night outfit? Depends on what we do. A killer pair of heels and a neon lip always does the trick.
Guys often have a different idea of 'sexy' to girls — do you dress for Jake or for yourself? A little bit of both. I find Jake comments on my outfit when it's not overtly sexy. Usually at the strangest times — in workout gear, jeans or in my PJs. I always think "What the?" Haha.
Favourite piece or set from the Love Fit line? I was shooting the Lovable Love Fit campaign with Chris Colls and I was in the Love Fit black set. It's a basic bra, but I just love it — it was so comfortable and I felt sexy in it!
What is your go-to everyday bra? And briefs? I don't have a go-to. It depends on my outfit, really. I'm loving white sets at the moment.
Simone Pérèle has dedicated the last 64 years to the creation of the world’s most beautiful and supportive bras. And while the brand continues to use models of all shapes and sizes, Simone Pérèle embraced the opportunity to partner with Darrianne Donnelly’s agency to find haute couture models between a size 12C-14E to model the ranges specifically designed for the fuller bust.
The ‘Curvy Couture Model Search’ conducted on-line entries and a face-to-face casting with over 200 un-signed models to discover five girls who embody the spirit of the ‘Simone Pérèle woman’; Femininity, Elegance, Confidence, a Savoir Faire for fashion.
It's days like these when we thank our stars for Twitter — and it's just-as-handy cousin, Instagram! Without it we'd be waiting on edge for hours of pictures to trickle through to us from very important events, like for example the 2012 Victoria's Secret fashion show. We've been trawling our social media feeds and luckily the Angels are quick to share their candid snaps online! From Justin Bieber hanging backstage with the girls, to Alessandra Ambrosio's crazy-amazing wings to Rihanna on arrival to the props that made runway road-kill. . . we've collated the perviest pictures so y'all can get instant, VIP access to the sexiest catwalk show of the year.
The much-awaited Victoria's Secret Runway Show starts very soon, and we can't wait to see Angels including Miranda Kerr hit the catwalk in their wings. We'll also be on the lookout for Aussie Shanina Shaik and our other favourite Karlie Kloss (who has cut her hair into a bob!), but before we check out the show, the Angels and the VS team have already started tweeting pictures from behind-the-scenes in hair and makeup and at rehearsals for us to perve on! From Doutzen Kroes to Candice Swanepoel and beyond, check out our sexy gallery.
We think these pictures should come with a warning: seriously sizzling bikini bodies ahead! The Victoria's Secret Angels are due to hit the runway tonight for this year's show (although it won't air until next month), so in anticipation for the sexy event, we're taking a look back at last year's Angel offering. Sporting the signature VS beauty style — lithe figures looking extra bronze-a-licious, with long tresses styled in volumised waves and clear, radiant skin with lashings of mascara and glossy lips — we'll be bringing you tonight's show in pictures, so stay tuned!
Hold on to your hats boys (and girls), because the Victoria's Secret fashion show will be filmed in a mere two sleeps. The annual catwalk show employs the crème de la crème from the modelling world to strut their sexiest stuff in a fashion extravaganza that is watched the world over. This year the entertainment will include performances from Rihanna, Bruno Mars and Justin Beiber — but to be honest it's the models we're most interested in. Of course Miranda is on deck, but our very own Shanina Shaik secured the gig for her second time and they'll be debuts from fresh faces Cara Delevingne and Jourdan Dunn to look forward, too. Get familiar with the VS gang by scoping last year's smokin' spectacular.
News just in! Hilary Rhoda will be joining the Victoria's Secret ranks for the first time this year. Congrats!
Cara (left) and Jourdan (right) on the runway for Burberry's Spring/Summer 2013 London fashion week show.
On Wednesday 31st October, 30 curvaceous models stood towering in sky high stilettos, designer jewels and glossed lips, waiting for Australia's first curvy couture model casting. Simone Pérèle's senior marketing team, together with Darrianne Donnelley, Director of BGM Models, spent hours trawling though the 200 online entries to find their top 30 girls in their quest to find the next Laura Wells... A curvaceous girl in between a size 12-16 who radiates confidence, elegance and femininity — with the potential to grace the covers of fashion powerhouses like Vogue, Harper's Bazaar and Madison.
The winner of this illustrious title will be awarded a 12 month contract with BGM Models, Australia's first agency to represent models over a size 10, and the opportunity to model for global lingerie house, Simone Pérèle.
The 2012 Victoria's Secret show is only a month away, and the angels are in training! Miranda Kerr had the honour of wearing the Fantasy Bra last year, and this year it will be Alessandra Ambrosio who will don the bewelled brassiere which is worth a whopping $2.5 million. Alessandra said it was a shock to be approached with the duty by the lingerie bohemouth, saying "When they called to say that I was wearing the Fantasy Bra, I was nursing my baby and he was two weeks old, so I was in total mother mode. They told me I am wearing the most amazing bra, the Fantasy Bra. I was like, 'How am I going to do this?'" Well, she did do it — showing off her killer figure in a glamorous gown for the official launch in NYC's Herald Square. Step on in to get a better look at the jaw-dropping design, created by London Jewelers of New York, which used over 5,200 precious stones including sapphires, rubies and diamonds. Bling-tastic!