Thursday a bevy of babes will descend upon New York City for the taping of the 2018 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show. Last year the show took a trip to Shanghai, China and several of our favorite models were not able to participate. All of the major stars are part of this years show, minus Alessandra Ambrosio who hung up her wings last year, and there are more performers this year than ever before. I am always excited to see the spectacle that the show is and this year is no different. While the models are usually seen backstage in their pink silk robes they glam up for the shows after party. That is what these wishes are for. Adriana Lima is one of the most iconic Victoria’s Secret Angels and I am really interested in seeing what she will bring to the red carpet at the after party this year. She usually opts for very sexy mini dresses for this red carpet, but I decided to go for a more glamorous approach to sexy opting to put Adriana in this white satin Alexandre Vauthier Fall 2018 Couture double breasted tuxedo midi dress which features a contrasting wide black belt with a big crystal buckle. Is this the most obvious option for Adriana to wear on this red carpet? No, but I really do believe that it is the perfect option. This is definitely a look I think that Adriana would wear on any other red carpet, so why not for the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show? She could pair it with a sexy black Victoria’s Secret floral lace teddy to flash a little lace on the neckline. Aside from that her voluminous runway curls worn over one shoulder, defined eyes, red lips, and a pair of black Alexandre Vauthier ‘Yasmin’ silk crystal buckle sandals all would add the perfect finishing touches to this ensemble. Bella Hadid made the journey to Shanghai last year and is back again this year for her third straight Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show. We have always seen Bella wearing a gown for the shows after party in everything from skintight leather, to sheer beaded Julien Macdonald, and sexy glamour in vintage Atelier Versace. This year I went for something different and definitely more statement making than those looks with this silver Celine Spring 2019 RTW strapless mini dress which features intricate sequin work and a dramatic ruffle down the side. I always thought that Heidi Slimane (the new creative director of Celine) has the perfect aesthetic to be worn on the red carpet at the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show. He knows how to do sexy glamour and I think that Bella would be a perfect person to bring the brand to life on this red carpet. I think that Bella would rock this dress with a strong defined eye, nude lips, sleek center parted hair, a silver Judith Leiber ‘Sphere Celestial’ clutch, and a pair of silver Christian Louboutin ‘Pigalle Plato’ pointed toe pumps and really make a major moment on this red carpet. Gigi Hadid wasn’t allowed to travel to China for last years show, but she is confirmed to walk this years show making it her third show for the brand. For the after parties Gigi has rocked slashes asymmetrical gowns from brands like House of CB and Atelier Versace. I wanted to go for something chic and was inspired by my wish for Adriana opting for another tuxedo inspired look picking this white Alessandra Rich Spring 2019 RTW jacket dress which a double-breasted silhouette, embellished crystal fringe shoulder detailing, a notched collar, crystal buttons, and side flap pockets for Gigi to wear on the red carpet on Thursday night. Again I tried to go a different route for Gigi than her past like I did for Bella and for Adriana. I think she would really rock this dress with old Hollywood waves, defined eyes, nude lips, and a pair of silver Gianvito Rossi ‘Jasmine’ crystal fringe trimmed sandals. Halsey is one of the many performers this year at the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show. I’m honestly a little surprised that it took them this long to book her. Her vibe is perfect for Victoria’s Secret and I am really excited to see what she and her stylist Maeve Riley are cooking up for her looks for the show and after party. I decided to go for a very optimistic wish picking this black Celine Spring 2019 RTW strapless mini dress which features a ruffled bodice, sequin cummerbund waist, and a tiered skirt for her to bring to life on the red carpet at the shows after party. Does she wear this level of designers on the red carpet? Not really, but for a major event like this it could happen. I think that this fun, flirty, and sexy dress is perfect for Halsey to bring to life on this red carpet. A sexy pixie, smokey eyes, nude lips, a pair of black Casadei ruffle embellished sandals, and a selection of Yeprem diamonds including mismatched earcuffs and a multi-finger ring would all really ensure that this look screams Halsey on the red carpet. Rita Ora is also performing on Thursday at the 2018 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show and again it really surprises me that this is the first time that she has performed at the VSFW as well. We could easily see Rita go full glam giving us haute couture on the red carpet, but I went for dramatic and sexy instead. I knew as soon as I heard that she was performing that my wish for her was going to be this black and white Guy Laroche Spring 2019 RTW cocktail dress which features black sheer panels, long sleeves, and white features around the breast and hips. It is sexy, dramatic, and glamorous and only a few people could really sell this look to me and Rita is definitely one of them. Could this come across as vulgar? Yes. Easily. I think though that Rita could really make it work especially when paired with a sleek high bun, smokey eyes, nude lips, a pair of black Christian Louboutin ‘Cupidivipi’ patent leather and PVC peep toe platform sandals, and a pair of statement diamond and sapphire Chopard Red Carpet Collection drop earrings. Rounding out this list is the beautiful Sara Sampaio. She is one of my favorite models to see on the red carpet and I am really excited to see what she will bring to the red carpet following the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show this year. This is Sara’s sixth year walking in the show and the fifth year she has been an angel. She does this perfect meshing of sex appeal and glamour and I am really interested in seeing what Sara is going to bring to this red carpet. In the past she has rocked looks from Balmain, Naeem Khan, and Zuhair Murad on this red carpet. Almost always the looks are sexy and sparkly. This year I went for a ‘sweeter’ look for Sara with this white Rasario Spring 2019 RTW embroidered lace scalloped mini dress which features front and back cut out details and a contrasting bow tie. Sara was the first person I thought of when I saw this dress in the lookbook. It is that perfect meshing of sexy and glamour and I really do believe that she would sell this look to me with great aplomb. I wanted to add another statement to this look so I would pair it with black Saint Laurent ‘Iris’ feather detailed sandals, smokey eyes, red lips, a sleek bun updo, and a pair of Atelier Swarovski ‘Luna’ drop earrings to really make it absolute perfection.
The 2018 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show will take place in New York City on Thursday November 8, 2018 and will be shown on ABC on Sunday December 2, 2018.