When Beyoncé released her super-secret, ninja album Beyoncé, we were bombarded with a plethora of amazingly dope visuals to go along with. The videos for "XO" and "Yoncé" were especially hot, and she has a crew full of supermodels to thank for that.
Beyonce 'Yonce' from Forever on Vimeo.
Jourdan Dunn, Joan Smalls, Chanel Iman, and Jessica White all teamed up with the Queen Bey, and they all have us trying to figure out what to do with our hair this week. It's the return of the flawless supermodel! Let's get to know some of these impossibly gorgeous women.
Yes, that is her real name (well, Chanel Iman Robinson) and no, it's not fair that she's this gorgeous. The 23 year-old phenom has worked every runway from Balenciaga to Versace and became a Victoria's Secret Angel in 2010. She's also been linked to Harlem rapper A$AP Rocky, which gives her an extra set of cool points in our book. And even though we'd rather see her hit the runway than the stripper pole, this video she did for "Nowness" is pretty fly.
Joan Smalls: Woman of Steel on Nowness.com
Last year Smalls was named the #1 model in the industry, based on the amount of shows she walked in and campaigns that featured her. The black and Puerto Rican beauty is so stunning and fierce, she became the star of this short "Woman Of Steel" video. Supermodel, super woman -- this hard-working lady is all that and more.
The British supermodel shot to fame in 2008 when she became the first black model to walk a Prada runway in over a decade. Breaking down barriers and breaking the usual mold of a fashion star, Dunn was also the target of criticism when she announced that she was pregnant with her first child in 2009. Little Riley gets a lot of love from his Mama on Instagram, and Dunn is living proof that you can pretty much accomplish whatever you want to. Girl's got a great sense of humor too, and -- according to her GQ shoot -- she seduce the heck outta you with a few dance moves. Nice!
Bring out the eggnog, the snow boots, and a mouthguard to stop from chewing your face from the inside when stuck with long-lost family members - it's that time of year again, folks! The holiday season has got everyone looking forward to winding down from the craziness that was 2013, including Twitter-happy celebs. To make sure we all feel the holiday cheer, many celebrities have been tweeting and posting pics of one of the most in-demand superstars of all time: Santa.
Love you Santa pic.twitter.com/uywyajzS55
— Heidi Klum (@heidiklum) December 22, 2013
Supermodel Heidi Klum clearly doesn't need to ask for beauty tips from Santa - she's clearly already been given immortality.
@AngelAlessandra takes her children to see Santa Claus pic.twitter.com/Ng5PhkKDod
— Victoria's Secret (@theangelsvs) December 16, 2013
Alessandra Ambrosio's daughter looks like she's doing some serious negotiating with Santa. Smart girl!
I had to share this with you guys.......#maybenextyear @JLaValle pic.twitter.com/bjXtCK6OvN
— Nicole Polizzi (@snooki) December 23, 2013
The star in this amazing photo is Snooki's adorable son, who seems to want to run as fast as he can from the Man in Red (haven't we all at one point, though?).
Front of our holiday card pic.twitter.com/ypJ6PBaTTF
— Beth Ostrosky (@BethStern) December 18, 2013
When Santa meets hardcore and high fashion.
Bieber Clause gonna take you on a sleigh ride tonight http://t.co/giB2VTxNM7
— Justin Bieber (@justinbieber) December 22, 2013
Justin decided to turn himself into Santa, because why not. After all of the sleazy things he's been doing this year (see: bucket-peeing, brothel-frequenting, etc.), he pretty much is Santa to the gossip world. "Bieber Clause" sounds like a wonderful anti-Justin law, though, so the jokes kinda write themselves.
Singer Rihanna, actress Cate Blanchett and model Miranda Kerr have been named among Vogue magazine's best dressed women of 2013. The stylish celebrities join Lily Collins, Stella McCartney, Cara Delevingne and Kerry Washington on the list.
Describing Blanchett's style, editors of the U.S. publication write, "No matter the occasion, the Blue Jasmine star greets the red carpet triumphant, always nailing the daunting combination of fashion-forward and timeless elegance."
Rihanna, who hosts U.S. reality TV show Fashion Star, is praised as "a sartorial volcano liable to erupt at any moment in the most fabulous anytime-anywhere ensembles imaginable. She laughs at the phrase dress code, opting for maned and sequined Tom Ford or printed Christopher Kane sweats for a sidewalk jaunt."
Kerr, who has walked the runway for Victoria's Secret, has a fashion sense described as a, "Street-style Barbie in the absolute best way, the Aussie model makes even a mundane outing look like the most glamorous... in history."
Victoria's Secret officials have dismissed reports suggesting they have severed ties with model Jessica Hart over remarks she made about Taylor Swift following the singer's performance at the lingerie company's annual TV fashion show. Speaking to Women’s Wear Daily at the event's afterparty last month (Nov13), the Australian beauty tried to be complimentary about the country sweetheart, who sang and strutted with the Victoria Secret Angels as they hit the catwalk during the taping of the big show, but she confessed Swift "didn't fit".
Hart said, "I don’t know if I should say that. I think what you find is that for a lot of us, we’ve been working for 14, 15 years; what it takes to make it here comes from experience and confidence and knowing how to be confident with yourself. I think it comes with age. It’s definitely the benchmark of all jobs."
Reports suggested the comments had cost Hart her job as an Angel, but Victoria's Secret bosses insist that's not the case.
Ed Razek, President and Chief Marketing Officer of Victoria’s Secret tells People magazine, "There is no truth to the rumours that Jessica Hart has been fired or that she will no longer work with the brand. As you will see, she was a great part of our show and we look forward to continuing to work with her."
He adds, "We at Victoria’s Secret and all those involved, including Jessica Hart, were thrilled to have Taylor be a part of the show. We look forward to sharing her performances next week during the television special."
The Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show airs in America on 10 December (13).
"I would die. I would totally do that. They have the coolest job ever." Taylor Swift admits she would gladly take a turn as a Victoria's Secret runway model. The country superstar was the headlining performer at this year's (13) annual lingerie fashion show special, which was pre-taped and is slated to air in the U.S. next month (10Dec13).
Victoria's Secret model Jessica Hart has backtracked after she insisted Taylor Swift was out of place at the lingerie firm's famous fashion show last week (ends17Nov13), insisting she didn't mean to say "anything bad" about the singer. The blonde beauty hit headlines when she appeared to criticise Swift, who performed on the runway during the show in New York City last Wednesday (13Nov13), telling WWD.com, "I think she's great. But, I don't know, to me, she didn't fit. I don't know if I should say that."
However, Hart insists her comments have been misconstrued, telling Usmagazine.com, "I adore Taylor Swift, and I was so excited to be with her at the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show... I could never get up there and do what she does! She is a true rock star and she absolutely killed it the other night... I can't imagine why I would have said anything bad about her."
Model Jessica Hart has criticised Victoria's Secret fashion show producers for booking Taylor Swift as the main performer at Wednesday's (13Nov13) annual event, insisting she was out of place on the runway. The I Knew You Were Trouble singer was the headlining act at the Lexington Avenue Armory bash, where she was joined on the catwalk by beauties including Lily Aldridge, Adriana Lima, Erin Heatherton, Cara Delevingne and Behati Prinsloo as they strutted their stuff in sexy lingerie.
Swift won high praise from many of her model co-stars for her hits-packed set, but one Victoria's Secret stunner wasn't a fan.
Hart tells WWD.com, "I think, you know what, god bless her heart. I think she's great. But, I don't know, to me, she didn't fit. I don't know if I should say that."
Asked if Swift could pull it off as a Victoria's Secret model, Hart bluntly stated, "No", before adding, "I think what you find is that for a lot of us, we've been working for 14, 15 years; what it takes to make it here comes from experience and confidence and knowing how to be confident with yourself. I think it comes with age. It's definitely the benchmark of all jobs."
The other performers at the 2013 lingerie show were Fall Out Boy, A Great Big World and Neon Jungle.
Adam Levine thrilled his model fiancee Behati Prinsloo at the annual Victoria's Secret Fashion Show in New York on Wednesday night (13Nov13) when he led a standing ovation in the audience as the grinning stunner stepped on the catwalk to model the lingerie firm's latest designs.
Taylor Swift took inspiration from former Spice Girls star Geri Halliwell by donning a Union Jack mini-dress during her performance at the annual Victoria's Secret fashion show in New York City on Wednesday (13Nov13). The Love Story hitmaker took to the runway with a bevvy of beauties strutting their stuff in the lingerie brand's extravagant wares, and she went all out when it came to the 'British Invasion' segment of the show.
Swift sported a sexy dress fashioned out of the British flag, with a matching red, white and blue train, shoes and miniature top hat. The look was similar to the iconic Union Jack frock worn by Halliwell during a Spice Girls performance at the 1997 Brit Awards in London.
The section also featured British models Cara Delevingne and Jourdan Dunn, who gave nods to their homeland by wearing a sexed-up soccer kit and fox hunting gear respectively. Adriana Lima dressed as a Cockney 'Pearly Queen', Kasia Struss as a British police officer, while Cindy Bruna gave a nod to the rainy U.K. weather in a see-through mac.
Swift then changed into a sparkly, crystal-covered gown to sing her hit tracks including I Knew You Were Trouble while on the catwalk with the scantily-clad models.
Fall Out Boy, A Great Big World and Neon Jungle also performed at the Lexington Avenue Armory bash, where rocker Adam Levine was in the audience to watch his fiancee Behati Prinsloo walk the runway wearing huge white, feathered wings.
Taylor Swift is set to headline the 2013 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show. The Love Story hitmaker will be taking her talents to the catwalk after being tapped to perform at the lingerie company's annual televised U.S. special on 10 December (13).
Also set to take the stage are Fall Out Boy, A Great Big World and Neon Jungle.
Last year (12), Rihanna, Justin Bieber and Bruno Mars performed their hits while some of the world's top supermodels showed off Victoria Secret's latest designs.