Alessandra Ambrosio Snags The $2.5 Million VS Fantasy Bra — & Tells All

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alessandraHigh tea is certainly an unusual occurrence this side of the Atlantic Ocean, but high tea with Alessandra Ambrosio is a rare occasion for anyone. Anywhere. So, of course, we RSVP’d ASAP when we were kindly invited to share sandwiches, scones, and tea with Ambrosio at the charming Arabelle Restaurant at the Hôtel Plaza Athénée. The entire day, including the morning’s press conference, was spent celebrating the unveiling of Victoria's Secret's $2.5 million Floral Fantasy Bra Gift Set and $500K Bombshell Fantasy Fragrance designed by London Jewelers.

We took a break from all the macarons and chocolate-covered strawberries to chat one on one with Ambrosio about the Floral Fantasy Bra, her favorite beauty tricks, and her plans for Halloween. And, ladies, we’re just going to have to live with it — Ambrosio is as sweet as she is beautiful.

This is your first time modeling a Victoria’s Secret Floral Fantasy Bra. How did it feel being chosen and how have you prepared yourself for your walk down the runway?
“I feel really lucky to be wearing the Floral Fantasy Bra Gift Set. It comes with this belt and was all made by London Jewelers. When they told me, I felt so honored. I have always looked up to the Fantasy Bra. It’s always beautiful, magical. Like living a fairy tale. When they told me, I was actually nursing my baby. He was 2 weeks old, and I was like, 'Okay, I need to prepare and get ready for the show.' So, when the doctor gave me the okay, I started doing yoga, Pilates, and recently, I’ve been doing a lot of spinning classes, too.”

Today’s tea is about the Floral Fantasy Bra but also about this gorgeous Bombshell Fantasy Fragrance. Tell us a little about the bottle and what the fragrance means to you.
“This fragrance is very special, because it’s our award-winning Bombshell fragrance in a half-million dollar bottle! It has this amazing tourmaline and a 10-karat white diamond right here, in the middle. It has a passion fruit scent, notes of peony, and vanilla orchid. It’s really beautiful and smells very sexy.”

The Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show is taping in November and airing in December. What are you most looking forward to?
“I’m very excited to be wearing this!” (Does a little dance) “It’ll be the second time I get to wear it. It will also be the last time, but the show takes a long time [to air after it tapes], so I’ll be enjoying every second with the bra. It’s really a dream come true to wear the Final Fantasy Bra. I also think Rihanna, Bruno Mars, and Justin Bieber are going to be spectacular, and I’m really looking forward to seeing the three of them.”

What are some of your favorite beauty tricks or products?
“This thing that I learned in Bali. They make this coconut oil and they massage you with it, and you can put it in your hair. It smells amazing and it’s just the most incredible thing for your body. And I just love lip balm. There’s this new one...it comes in melon and strawberry, and they smell really good and it looks like a little egg in pink and green...I love that. That’s my favorite one.”

Halloween is coming up! Do you have big plans?
“Well, I might be traveling to Brazil so I’m not sure if I’m going to be able to do anything for Halloween, but if I can, I’ll definitely be dressing up because I love Halloween. My kids are definitely going to be going trick-or-treating. My daughter, she wants to be a midnight fairy with these black and beautiful wings, and my son, I’ll dress him in a little animal outfit.”

Be sure to catch a glimpse of Ambrosio in all her Floral Fantasy Bra glory in the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show, airing Tuesday, December 4, at 10 p.m, as well as in the new Victoria’s Secret Holiday iPad app, available for download from the iTunes store now.

Photo: Courtesy of Victoria's Secret