Victoria’s Secret

Fashion Giveaway: Win a Free Bra!

January 10, 2011 at 9:00 am , by

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Like a proud mama, I absolutely love it when one of my favorite little trends makes it to the big time. And right now my fave fashion color – navy blue – is doing just that. Sure, we’ve all been wearing cashmere sweaters and wool jackets in this rich color for years. But by now I’m sure you’ve noticed navy popping up everywhere – even Hollywood’s A list stars are wearing it on the red carpet. Lame pun alert…we’re all in the navy now!

And thanks to three generous companies, even your bra can be trendy too. Our friends at Victoria’s Secret, Target and Fantasie have all agreed to give away 10 gorgeous, supportive, comfortable navy blue bras each (Fantasie is even throwing in the matching briefs!).

Enter to win by posting a brief comment below telling which bra you’d like. Comments much be posted by 11:59 p.m. ET on February 28. We will randomly select 30 winners. Read the full rules here. Please note the bras are only available in the following sizes: Victoria’s Secret’s Incredible Demi Bra comes in 32B to 40DD, Target’s Self Expressions I-Fit Lace Demi bra comes in 34A to 38D, and Fantasie’s Marie Bra comes in 30D to 38H. Good luck! — Sue Erneta, Fashion Editor


Three Ways To Wear Fragrance This Holiday Season

December 27, 2010 at 10:00 am , by

The cooler months of the year are a good time to switch perfumes. You probably wouldn’t feel right wearing your summer slip dress around town after October, doesn’t it make sense to update your fragrance, too? Here are the perfect scents for any wintertime occasion.

Left to right: Femme, Bombshell and Daisy

Left to right: Femme, Bombshell and Daisy

At a dinner party with in-laws or colleagues, try something softer so you don’t overwhelm anyone you want to stay in good standing with. Your fragrance shouldn’t resemble any smells wafting from the table, so we recommend cool floral tones instead. Our favorites include Femme by Herve Leger from Avon($34) and Hanae Mori’s No. 2 ($95), which is nice and crisp.

On a date night, let your hair down and indulge in something a little more heady and sensual. Two new scents do that surprisingly well – one from Christina Aguilera, Christina Aguilera By Night ($39), isn’t at all overpowering. The other, Bombshell by Victoria’s Secret ($45-65), is as evocatively feminine as their other collections, but not as sticky sweet.

Lastly, for the day after a big event, keep migraines at bay with a light, clean scent. Beauty by Calvin Klein ($65-85), fits the bill. Or if you’re looking for an even more subtle aroma, consider solid perfume. We like Daisy by Marc Jacobs ($40) – and the ring it comes in is cute, too.


A Supermodel-Approved Five-Minute Beauty Routine

April 28, 2010 at 12:23 pm , by

It’s easy to look good when you have a team of hair stylists and makeup artists planning for any weather catastrophe and lighting situation, but how do supermodels get ready when left to their own devices? I recently met Victoria’s Secret Angels Alessandra Ambrosio, Candice Swanepoel and Miranda Kerr at the launch of the new Heavenly Flowers fragrance. The trio gave me their day-off tips for looking good with minimal effort.

Alessandra said she can get out the door in five minutes with a little concealer, blush and mascara. Her favorite trick, though, doesn’t involve makeup at all, but an eyelash curler for a wide-awake look.

Candice pulls her hair back into a cute pony tail or bun because she doesn’t like to mess with her hair when she’s not working. She laments the abuse her hair receives while she’s on-duty and prefers to go au naturel on her free time.

Miranda’s favorite out-the-door-in-seconds trick is using a scented body lotion to make her skin glowy and leave a faint trail of fragrance. Her new springtime favorite? Victoria’s Secret Heavenly Flowers Softening Body Lotion, $20, of course.

Find your new springy, sweet fragrance here.


Victoria’s Real Secret: More Than Great Undies

November 3, 2009 at 10:13 am , by

Picture 9Ask any American woman where she got her bra and undies and there’s a good chance she’ll say “Victoria’s Secret“. But even though they make a great catalog and have a well stocked and organized website, most ladies’ don’t think of VS as a place to shop for clothes. I’m here to tell you that you’re missing out!

Just a quick peak at the website reminded me of some of the reasons why I love Victoria’s clothes as much as her lingerie:

Trend-right modern pieces: I’m absolutely loving this navy sequin blazer. And at a time when sequins are EVERYWHERE, VS offers them in different styles and colors – there’s even a sequin legging! (Do you dare? I say go for it with a tunic dress.)

Well-priced jeans in LOTS of different styles: Click on all jeans and you’ll get 81 different choices! I love the pencil jean, pictured here, but one of my other faves is The Cheeky. For those who need it, it’s like a padded bra for your butt. Genius!

Great shoes: Not only does Victoria’s Secret carry lots of different brands but their own line, Colin Stuart, is fabulous and well-priced. I love these boots that have a hidden platform and treds on the sole.

And while you’re there, pick up a lipgloss in Cupquake, the color that looks great on everyone. Happy shopping!

Photo illustration by Sue Erneta using photos from Victoria’s Secret.