It never gets old, you guys. Especially when it’s all made new again. Yeah, we’re talking going backstage at the Victoria’s Secret show, and it’s all new because gone is the blizzard that was last year’s New York show. In its place?
Hello, London. Maybe it’s something about flying over all together and arriving as a crew (“The most glamorous school trip ever," as Behati Prinsloo put it), but as we arrived in the hanger-like backstage area at Earl’s Court in Kensington, it kind of felt like we were crashing a reunion of old friends.
But, we guess the whole reunion metaphor is a good one when you consider the fact that the Angels come together just once a year for this annual extravaganza. And as we bounced between them, from Karlie Kloss and Alessandra Ambrosio to Candice Swanepoel and Lily Aldridge (deets on Karlie’s travel snack of choice, Candice’s choice reading material and skin-care routine #comingsoontoaCoveteurnearyou, promise), the whole Angel sisterhood thing came up again and again. Fellow Brazillians Ambrosio and Isabeli Fontana posed for selfies together, while Adriana chatted to us about her excitement over sharing fantasy bra duties (a cool $2 million each, so, like, those are serious duties). “I’m really excited about my entrance, which is going to be me and Alessandra for the first time together with two fantasy bras this year,” she told us during hair touch-ups. “In the segment that we open, Ed Sheeran is also going to be performing. The song is so beautiful.” Two of the most beautiful women in the world wearing diamond-covered lingerie as they walk down a runway hand-in-hand (that’s how they do it, right?), while being serenaded by a romantic love song? Yeah, that’s happening…
Let’s just say that the whole #breaktheinternet thing was flashing through our minds as we made our way around the primping tables, Dick Page coating Lily Donaldson’s eyelashes there, lead hairstylist Akki getting into the barrel curls with Elsa Hosk here. Getting her toenails painted at a nearby table, Prinsloo gave us a little perspective on the time that’s elapsed since that first fitting. “It’s a lot to do with all the girls being together, but I’m opening the show, so I’m constantly thinking about that moment and I’m getting nervous,” she confided. Talk about a moment of pressure we can’t relate to (like, at all), but trust us when we say we’ll have our iPhones ready to capture it. Stay tuned.