Between the British Fashion Awards, the Chanel Metiers d’Art Show, and most especially the Victoria Secret fashion show, I’ve got models on the brain. The Victoria Secret show, with all the scantily clad slender bodies floating around with wings, it almost seems inappropriate that I should be sitting here devouring an almond croissant—actually my second almond croissant.
While Alessandra Ambrosio and Adriana Lima sported this year’s $2 million Dream Angels Fantasy Bras with over 16,000 handset precious stones, my trainer called to find out why I haven’t been to the gym for the last few weeks. After breaking into boisterous laughter, I scheduled an appointment with him. I have to thanks Joan Smalls and Jourdan Dunn for the inspiration because I just happened to be looking at photos of them at the time. I’m also not afraid to admit that Beyoncé‘s Yoncé song has gotten me through many leg press exercises.
While it’s true that we can always be a bit better, “Je m’aime comme je suis,” which translates to I love you bony Victoria Secret…babes, but I know I pass the reproductive fitness assessment (a basic 7:10 waist to hip ratio/ I can have children and survive a famine). If your shape tends to be a bit boxier have no fear; you can just get yourself a corset.
I love women of all shapes, sizes and heights. While the world of fashion idealizes the long and lean, it’s no secret that there’s power in a good smile, healthy hair, great skin, confidence and a good head on your shoulders. Soon, we’ll all be able to slip all of our powers into some sexy lingerie. In 2015, Montreal will be getting the second largest Victoria Secret store in the world. The lingerie empire will replace the old Chapters on the corner of St.Catherine and Stanley.