Yesterday, rootshed.com was backstage at the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show at the Lexington Armory, as the world-famous Victoria’s Secret Angels, including Adriana Lima, Alessandra Ambrosio, Miranda Kerr, Doutzen Kroes, Candice Swanepoel, Erin Heatherton, Lily Aldridge, Lindsay Ellingson, Behati Prinsloo, PINK models Elsa Hosk and Jessica Hart and a bevy of other supermodels were prepared for the world’s biggest runway show. The transformation began backstage where an army of hairstylists and make-up artists turned the Supermodels into heavenly Angels.
Using VS Makeup, So Sexy Hair, and Victoria’s Secret Sun collections, the hair and make-up teams worked effortlessly to create the perfect Angel look to match their custom designed outfits, famed wings, and six-inch heels by Nicholas Kirkwood. To complete the touch of head-to-toe beauty, each Angel received manicures and pedicures with the brand new assortment of VS Nail Lacquers, which were on preview backstage and will hit stores in January.
Also on display backstage was the $2.5 Million Floral Fantasy Gift Set created by London Jewelers in New York and worn by Alessandra Ambrosio. The bra is handset with over 5200 precious gems including amethysts, sapphires, tsavorite, rubies, white, pink and yellow diamonds, all set in 18 karat rose and yellow gold.
Q: Do you have any beauty tips you can share?
Doutzen Kroes: I feel like it’s always important to curl your eyelashes. I always do when I wake up and you know you look tired, when you curl eyelashes and put mascara it makes such a huge difference, so that’s the trick that I always use.
Q: What’s the first thing you want to do after the show is over?
Doutzen Kroes: I want to eat! It’s not that I don’t eat, but I want to eat french fries.
Q: How do you get your body ready for the show?
Doutzen Kroes: We always have to be bikini ready…I’m always on a balanced…lifestyle…I always try to eat organic and healthy and fresh, but now before the show I take it a little bit more extreme and cut out all of the sugar and no carbs, so I’m really craving some french fries, but it’s nice, too because at this moment, my body is probably the healthiest it can get, I eat lots of veggies, I drink green juices, I eat avocado and celery and all these things.
Q: What are your holiday plans?
Doutzen Kroes: I’ll probably be with my mom, at my mom’s house with our son, and my husband, just have a family gathering and have a christmas tree and probably then after that I’ll go with my son and my husband, I’ll go to somewhere sunny because I’m from Holland and it’s not going to be sunny there, so probably go somewhere like Mexico.
Q: What was it like getting back in to shape after having your son?
Doutzen Kroes: It was tough, it’s lots of workouts and Adriana is back and she had her son seven months ago. It’s amazing, we work really hard, we workout a lot and it’s a little bit of genetics, too because my mom, she came back after pregnancy really fast and I also feel like this job helps, too…because…it’s our job to look this way, so we’re given the time to go to the gym and we don’t have regular jobs nine to five and we can never say we don’t have time for the gym. We have to go and that’s also a bonus to this job get to go back to work and have hair and makeup and feel pretty again, besides being a mom.
We also spoke with Jasmine Tookes backstage:
Q: What’s one important beauty tip you learned from modeling in the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show?
Jasmine Tookes: I think a tip I’ve learned is a lot of contouring, I think it makes a huge difference in your bone structure…and also at night before I go to bed, to keep my skin beautiful I ice my face because it opens your pours and it really really makes a difference, I’ve been doing that for 3 years…I try to wear the least amount of make-up as possible just to keep my skin fresh, but when I go out with friends, I do a little bit of contouring here and there.
Q: How do you prepare for the show?
Jasmine Tookes: I drink lots of water because running around everywhere you get very dehydrated and also water is very good for your skin–as you can tell I’m very very big on skin–so I drink lots of water and work out of course, I do P90X the abs work out and the legs and it helps a lot.
Q: Do you have any hair tips?
Jasmine Tookes: I have tried to keep my hair healthy for the longest time, doing fashion week in London, Milan and Paris, obviously it gets fried, so I don’t have any specific product, I just try to really deep condition it as much as I can and on a daily basis I don’t touch my hair with any heat I leave it in a bun wrapped up and try to let the moisture get back in.
Q: What are you holiday plans?
Jasmine Tookes: I’m going back home to California where I’m from–Huntington Beach and spending it with my family and I think for New Year’s I’m going to Turks and Caicos with my family, as well.
THE VICTORIA’S SECRET FASHION SHOW will broadcast on Tuesday, December 4 (10:00 PM, ET/PT) on CBS. For more information visit Facebook.com/VictoriasSecret and www.VictoriasSecret.com/FashionShow.