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2011 Victoria Secret Fashion Show Extravaganza

With all the pomp and glory of a $12 million dollar fashion extravaganza, the Victoria Secrets Fashion Show of 2011 left the audience spellbound. A total of 38 gorgeous models sashayed the catwalk, serenaded by top performers, Kayne West and Maroon 5. With some of the world’s biggest supermodels donning six new lingerie themes, there was the buzz of dazzle in the air.

Australian model, Miranda Kerr, was the crowning glory of the show’s finale. Donning the bejeweled Fantasy Treasure Bra worth $2.5 million dollars drizzling with 3,400 precious gems, this was the most buzzed about piece. The brand’s Pink line revealed a punk look as Nicki Minaj sang Super Bass in a cosmic yellow corset. Neon tubes shaped into glowing wings proudly bounced with the step of each model. The Pink line included its usual cute look with a new introduction of citrus neon hues.

With the look of European coquetry, lace over dark hued sets, parasols and opaque corsets filled the runways. Douzten Kroe sported a red bra and underwear set with a purple cape fashioned like a giant bustle. And, of course, the soiree wouldn’t be Victoria without the feathers. There were a total of 38 wing sets in the show, electrified with neon lights. Supermodel Alessandra Ambrosio sported the heaviest wings, weighing a total of 30 pounds. In Black Swan style, several models strut down the runway in feathered tutu skirts with satin ribbons wrapped up the calves for the ballet theme.

The world of fashion and the world of music coalesced well throughout the entire evening. The front man of Maroon 5, Adam Levine, was certainly smitten as he serenaded his model girlfriend, Anne Vyalitsyna, down the catwalk. Singing his hit song, Moves Like Jagger, it looked like Levine was dazzled by the sight of Vyalitsyna in electrifying blue lingerie. Looking like an aquatic creature, the stunning model was donned in bejeweled navy knickers. At the end of the catwalk, Levine gave his fair maiden a tender kiss on the cheek.

Kayne West was as much a sensation as the army of angels. After making tribute to his deceased mother, he broke into his rapper rendition of Stronger. The crowd went wild. He then surprised the audience with a guest appearance from Jay-Z. Both the rappers performed a duet from their famous Watch the Throne album. Throughout the evening, West was the cue for the models to prance the runway. As he sang, Alessandra Ambrosio came out and flowed down the runway in leather harness, high leather boots and a flowing cape trailing behind her. Lindsay Ellingson was quick on her heels donning a pair of silver wings. It was as though the music guided the angel’s flight down the runway.

With such a sensational extravaganza, it makes one wonder how next year’s show could possibly top this one!

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CMA Awards 2011: Fashion hits and misses

The CMA Awards is a great time to see the beautiful country music stars dressed in their finest and looking gorgeous as usual. The female country music stars went for all out glamour on the 2011 CMA awards. However, some achieved the perfect look for the night while others fell short with their fashion choices.

The two ladies from Little Big Town were perhaps the best dressed of the night. Karen Fairchild wore a black and silver gown with fun swirls and stripes. This dress flattered her figure nicely and made her dark skin and hair stand out even more. Kimberly Schlapman wore a body-hugging silver gown covered in sequins. The simple, clean lines of this gown gave an elegant look while the plunging neckline added a playful twist. While the women wore different looks, their gowns coordinated well together.

As always, Faith Hill stunned in a simple, elegant white gown that was perfect for the occasion. This floor length gown accentuated the curves on her slender figure, and the three quarter length sleeves added flair to the simplistic look. Faith’s husband, country music superstar Tim McGraw, also looked handsome at her side in all black attire.

Another country music star who wowed was Carrie Underwood. Her gold dress was the perfect color against her tanned skin, making her look like a golden goddess for the night. Her gold sequins sparkled under the lights on the Red Carpet, and the gold clutch she held was a perfect choice to complete the look.

Jennifer Nettles of Sugarland is always a beauty with her slim figure and long legs. She hit her fashion mark again with the simplicity of her gray dress, which was embellished with silver sequins. The gown had a high neckline that was gorgeous on her slim, tall frame. Her gown draped beautifully on the floor, and she made the look seem effortless.

One of the best dressed country music stars didn’t even wear a gown. Martina McBride showed off her natural good looks in a basic black outfit. She wore a black sequined jacket paired with wide leg pants that fit her perfectly. This basic black look was classic.

Just like Martina, Miranda Lambert also chose to rock in basic black. Miranda’s gown was flashy and fun, and it really showed off her fantastic body shape. Miranda’s best color seems to be black, and this look was no exception.

Hillary Scott of Lady Antebellum was perhaps the most glamorous female star of the night. Her gown had gold sequins that reminded fans of old Hollywood glamour. With her hair parted to one side and cascading over one shoulder, she exuded confidence and beauty.

Unfortunately, some of the country music stars missed their fashion goals and fell a bit short. Perhaps, the worst dressed of the night was Reba McEntire. Her gown seemed too dark and heavy for such a fun, exciting awards show. The sequins on the sleeves further added to the old-fashioned feel of the gown. Reba is a country music icon, and viewers wanted to see her shine. Instead, the dress didn’t work, and fans were left feeling disappointed.

Taylor Swift is usually one of the best dressed country music stars, but this time it was her color choice that landed her on the list of fashion misses. The design of the dress itself was fantastic and even complemented her slim frame nicely. However, the drab, lifeless color did nothing to enhance her natural beauty. In fact, it seemed too dull against her milky white skin, which made for an overall dull appearance.

A ruffled disaster is the only way to describe the gown worn by country music sensation LeAnn Rimes. The ruffles at the top of the dress and the ruffles midway down on the dress hung awkwardly no matter which way she turned to pose for the cameras. The ruffles cascading down the back of the gown were unnecessary as well as unattractive.

Kimberly Perry of The Band Perry wore another fashion disaster that simply didn’t work. Her white dress reminded fans more of an antique wedding dress than an awards show stunner.

While some country music stars made fashion blunders, others wore exquisite gowns that only served to enhance the natural beauty they all possess. The fans love their country music stars and are willing to forgive a fashion mishap. After all, real country music fans love their country music singers and can’t wait to see what they wear next.

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