10 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show Looks That Would NEVER Fly in 2016
Between the insane Fantasy Bra that reportedly took more than 700 hours to make, the buzz surrounding Jasmine Tookes’ stretch marks and the less-than-flattering rumors about why models like Cara Delevingne might have gotten the boot from this year’s Victoria’s Secret fashion show (which VS is vehemently denying, going so far as to publicly invite her to walk), the anticipation surrounding this year’s extravaganza (December 5, 10/9c) is at an all-time high.
In addition to a stunning Paris backdrop and musical stylings from the likes of Lady Gaga, Bruno Mars and The Weeknd, we’re in for a night of unparalleled — if often outrageous — lingerie creations that we can’t wait to feast our eyes on. In fact, there’s been some real doozies since the show’s first televised broadcast back in 2001. In honor of the upcoming event, let’s take a look back at some of the former looks that would NEVER fly in 2016, shall we?
1. Selita Ebanks: Given the social media blackout many Americans have adopted to display their displeasure for Donald Trump taking office and the outrage that ensued over his comments regarding women and their, uh, anatomy in his now-infamous Access Hollywood video, this brow-raising look from 2007 has to top the list of outfits that wouldn’t fly in 2016. (Photo via Mark Mainz/Getty)
2. Karlie Kloss: Speaking of social media outrage, this sexy Indian costume, worn by Karlie Kloss in 2012, is DEFINITELY out too — just ask Hilary Duff and Jason Walsh. (Photo via Jamie McCarthy/Getty)
3. Caroline Trentini: What IS this even? A bell? A bunt cake dish? What the hell was even happening in 2007 for this to be a thing? (Photo via Mark Mainz/Getty)
4. Ana Beatriz Barros: Over the years, VS has toned down its looks quite a bit, leaving the dramatic flair for accessories (like those stunning wings), but back in 2003, more was more: Here’s a whole lotta’ tulle to prove it. (Photo via Frank Micelotta/Getty)
5. Isabel Goulart: We’re just not digging the whole sandbags-as-accessories look of this 2006 lifeguard-themed outfit. (Photo via Mark Mainz/Getty)
6. Barbara Fialho: 2012 might have been an okay year for clowns, but 2016? Not so much. (Photo via Jamie McCarthy/Getty)
7. Karolina Kurkova: The 2001 runway show was a sea of plain white tops and bottoms, including this high-waisted corset panty set worn by Karolina Kurkova. Though the show has lost some of the flair of its earlier days, we still can’t imagine anything quite so… plain hitting the stage in 2016. (Photo via George de Sota/Getty)
8. Julia Stegner: This 2011 nightmare, in stark contrast, is a bit much, if we do say so ourselves: In fact, it kind of looks like a flamenco dance gone wrong. (Photo via Jamie McCarthy/Getty)
9. Alessandra Ambrosio: Can someone please explain the appeal of this T-strap lingerie trend that seemed to be so hot in 2003? *shudder* (Photo via Frank Micelotta/Getty)
10. Ujjwala Raut: Bedazzled EVERYTHING was another big ‘00s trend that has since gone down in flames — and taking a peek at these pageant-style sequins from 2003, we can kinddddd of see why. (Photo via Frank Micelotta/Getty)
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Pocket doors are so delightful in and of themselves. They appear when you need them, get tucked away when you don't, and make it easy to define rooms while keeping an open floor plan. Add to the pocket door a joyful patterned wallpaper surprise, and you will be sent right into fits of visual jubilation! Or something ;) Today we're sharing two simple and impactful pocket door makeovers that zhuzh up your space in a jiffy.
Anjelika Temple here, co-founder of Brit + Co and proud owner of several pocket doors! When I moved into my first real grown-up house a couple years ago, I knew I wanted to incorporate wallpaper so reached out to our friends at Chasing Paper to see how we might collaborate. It felt like a total lightbulb moment when I realized I could create a surprise pop of pattern on a couple sets of pocket doors.
Not only is it a whimsical way to bring color into a space, but the doors double as picture-perfect backdrops for all your SFH (selfies from home, obvs).
A few pro tips about install:
- Removable wallpaper is miraculously forgiving! You can take it on and off multiple times without it losing integrity (or mucking up your surface).
- I ordered this adhesive wallpaper installation kit with a squeegee and xacto knife and it worked super well. I also recommend a sharp pair of scissors for cutting longer lines.
- This is a two-person job! Get a friend, put on a playlist, and get ready to bond.
- Wild, organic patterns like Tally are great because it's challenging to spot any imperfections in pattern alignment; keep pattern choice in mind if you've got a lot of corners to match up. More geometric patterns and larger shapes leave less room for error (but are awesome in their own right!).
BATHROOM POCKET DOORS
In our primary bathroom, we chose the wallpaper pattern Tally, designed by Kelly Ventura, in White and Navy. In our space, the navy reads as a soft black, which is perfect for the space. It's easy to combine an ever-rotating collection of linens with the Tally pattern.
I love how the white trim becomes the perfect frame around this pocket door piece of art.
My favorite moment in this space is the fact that you actually get a third pop of pattern thanks to our serendipitously placed mirror!
And yes, this one works pretty darn well as a backdrop too ;)
LIVING ROOM DOUBLE DOORS
This set of doors is definitely a focal point of our home. It separates our living room from our primary bedroom which opens onto our backyard. The doors are pretty much always open, but when they're closed we wanted to evoke a fun, nature-inspired vibe. With that in mind, we selected the Lines and Moons pattern by Thimblepress in Green and Brown.
Earth mama vibes up in here! I love how the shapes and colors echo the ferns you see through the windows and the acorn wood details throughout the house.
Love this pattern moment, and xacto-ing out the door handle is def on the oddly satisfying DIY list.
For a pattern lover like me, I love that now I have this instant photo backdrop!
Thanks to Chasing Paper for providing these rolls of pure pattern amazingness. Head to chasingpaper.com to find our own favorites and start adding patterns to your home!
(Wallpaper wingwoman: Kayla Haykin; Photography: Kurt Andre)