It’s the end of an era! After 20 years with Victoria’s Secret, Angel Adriana Lima hung up her wings for good. The 37-year old supermodel is the longest-serving Victoria Secret Angel with 18 shows in her career. She first appeared in the brand’s fashion show in 1999 and has been a staple on its runway ever since. Here is a look back at Adriana Lima’s Victoria’s Secret evolution in honor of her successful milestone.
The Brazilian beauty Adriana Lima is one of the longest-serving Angels of the lingerie brand Victoria’s Secret. She has been with the brand since 1999 and signed her contract in 2000. The Victoria’s Secret 2017 Show will be the 17th for Lima. The model had the honors to open the annual show 5 times in her career. She wore the infamous fantasy bra three times so far, in 2008, 2010 and 2014. But Adriana Lima has no intention to hang up her wings anytime soon. “My plan is to be here as long as gravity lets me,” she said in an interview. Besides her arrangements with Victoria’s Secret, the model has walked runways for multiple luxury high fashion brands such as Alexander McQueen, Givenchy, Balmain, Louis Vuitton, Calvin Klein, Marc Jacobs and more.
With such an impressive portfolio you’d think that Adriana Lima is high-maintenance. But the supermodel has a simple glam-up routine that takes less than 2 minutes. See Lima performing her party glam-up magic in this short video below.
We can’t say that we know any other woman who can get ready for the night in less than 2 minutes. Adriana Lima has worked with the best makeup artists in the business, so she probably picked some tips on how to get ready so fast. As a supermodel, Lima travels a lot, so she doesn’t always have enough time to doll-up for hours.
“I love makeup,” she says at the beginning of the video. Makeup is part of her life all these years and that’s why Adriana Lima can get ready in less than 2 minutes. As you can see in the video, Adriana prefers fewer products on her face. She mixes primer and BB cream (even for a party glam) and applies it with her hands(another surprising fact). A-listers are obsessed with glowy skin, so Adriana Lima is. The model admitted that she doesn’t like a matte finish on her skin.
For the eye makeup, she opts for nudes (classic) and defines her lower lash line with a darker brown eyeshadow. The model lightly applies a shimmery eyeshadow all over her eyelids, and that’s it for the eyes. She finishes off with mascara and continues on her face. She has no contouring and no brow routine ( makes life so much easier). But she is always indecisive on the lipstick. According to the model, she loves to switch lipsticks and experiment with different lip colors. Sounds like a fun thing to do before going out!
Bombshell Adriana Lima has been announced as Calzedonia‘s seasonal brand ambassador, and just by looking at the Italian label’s latest summer 2016 swimwear campaign, you’ll realize Calzedonia couldn’t possibly make a better choice. The 34-year-old Brazilian beauty, who has so far ridden the runways for some of the most renowned and glamorous labels in the world, is thus taking in the footsteps of supermodels Sara Sampaio, Cameron Russell and Gisele B‚Äö√†√∂¬¨‚à´ndchen, who remarkably starred in the previous Calzedonia swim lookbooks.
Photographed by Russel James (who worked with the stunning Victoria’s Secret Angel beforehand) in New York, and styled by Elizabeth Sulcer, Lima is seen posing in skimpy bikinis, embroidered trikinis and various colorful proposals that sensually accentuate her figure. To further accentuate her toned figure, in some pictures Lima can be seen channeling a body chain that draping down from her neck cascades down between her bronzed cleavage and torso following her curves. A shimmery tawny-toned eyeshadow highlights both her skin tone and eye color, while her messy hairdo and white nail polish give the entire Calzedonia swimwear 2016 campaign a fancy casual-chic turn that will surely inspire many of us during this upcoming summertime. Of course, each one of this campaign’s picture could be taken as a friendly reminder of why she has never missed a Victoria’s Secret show since 2000.
As for the colorful Calzedonia swimsuit proposals, the young talented model manages to perfectly represent the label’s overall spirit and style, which is that of a woman who during summertime never gives up on fashion or coziness. From the bright white two-piece with Aztec designs to the bold pink sporty bikini with contrasting hems, Lima personifies the many faces of summer, completing each of her looks with minimalistic geometric accessories and necklaces.
Those who particularly enjoy wearing different colors during summertime will be extremely pleased to discover how much emphasis Calzenonia has put on both color-blocking geometrical motifs and colorful, ethnic patterns, adding little touches of colors to most of the white proposals too through the contrasting crochet trimmings. Total-black pieces follow a similar pattern too, inevitably accentuating the contrasting motifs even more.
When not playing with colors, Cazledonia’s summer 2016 swimwear collection celebrates its sexier side by alternating solid-colored fabrics with tactic cut-out geometric patterns, which might not be the best option for those who are trying to get an even suntan, but surely are the right choice when it comes to showing off your figure while wearing an unconventional, one-of-a-kind edgy bikini set. Strapless balconette bras, plunging crochet bras along with string bikini bottoms prove that coziness can indeed be sensual too, while monokinis and gold bangles are the ultimate chic proposals to wear while sun-soaking at the beach.
Lima, who recently gave an interview to Vogue divulging some of her beauty secrets (one of them involved drinking gallons of coconut water) while also inspiring many young girls and boys to just be happy (“happiness is the best beauty trick”, she said), apparently wants to keep on modeling for 6 more years, which I bet is information most of her fans and followers will appreciate.
Photos courtesy of Calzedonia
There is a rumor floating about and it is making our skin crawl. We have been collecting Victoria’s Secret photos and lookbooks, staring at incredible shows and dreaming of those wonderful Angels‚Äö√Ñ√∂‚àö√ë¬¨‚àÇ why you ask? It appears that Adriana Lima and Alessandra Ambrosio might be retiring! We want to scream out at the injustice of it all for these two are what make Victoria’s Secret so very special. They have been part of the company’s model line-up for over a decade and they are loved by all who is even a modicum of a fan of the lingerie and swimsuit brand.
They seem to be fading into the background though, of late especially, missing from the swim shoots in St. Barths and other places as well. While Victoria’s Secret has not confirmed this rumor, and that is all that it is at the moment, it seems quite plausible that the ladies who walked out onto stage last year wearing a few carats of precious jewels will be going home to their families and putting aside their modeling careers.
Why on earth would anyone say such things? Well, there seems to be evidence pointing towards this eventual resignation. The shoot in of itself is very telling because the brand has used it in the past to show the changes in Angle ranks, including the climbs up the ladder, along with those who have left Victoria’s Secret and shocked us all. Last year’s featured ladies generally later all became Angels, while Karlie Kloss, who was not in the shoot, later revealed that she would be leaving this tenure. This year, we have a few Angels missing, including our darling Lima and Ambrosio, along with Jac Jagaciak and Kate Grigorieva. On the other hand, Vita Sidorkina, who was not an Angel is taking part so we can expect a promotion there.
Adriana Lima and Alessandra Ambrosio both have walked 16 shows to date for Victoria’s Secret. While the former has stated that she would rather keep modelling until her body cannot do it anymore, the latter has no qualms with giving up her wings. Both are Mother Angels and have little ones at home. Both are Brazilian, with both aged 34, Lima having been spokesperson for Maybelline from 2003 to 2009, and Ambrosio having been chosen as the first supermodel for the Victoria’s Secret “Pink’ line. While Ambrosio is 1.77 meters in height, Lima tops that at 1.78.
We have loved them for such a long time at this point, it would be impossible to watch the shows without having them make an appearance at one point. We simply cannot imagine the Angels without these ladies who have such seniority there. But with two children each, the gorgeous gals just might really need to take the time off in order to expand on their careers. There is only so much time that one can model for and there must come a time when everyone moves on to something bigger and better. While we hope against hope that they do not end up leaving, we are ready for the worst and wish them both the very best.
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If there was ever a model that the world drooled over due to her mature features that were as close to god-like as possible, it would have to have been that of Brazilian model and actress Adriana Lima, best known for gracing the catwalks of Victoria’s Secret fashion shows. The 5’10 34-year-old mother of 2 with blue eyes and dark brown hair is beyond sexy and she knows it, having taken second place at the “Supermodel of the Year’ competition from the age of 16, only after taking first place for the Brazil competition only the year before. Now, Adriana Lima is the first Victoria’s Secret Angel ever to have a life-size wax figure at Madame Tussauds unveiled the other day!
One cannot help but fall in love with the woman that is the perfect mixture of Portuguese-Brazilian, Swiss, African, Japanese, and Indigenous populations, making ripples in the modelling world from the tender age of 15, when she was discovered. Since then, her runway modelling career has included walking for the likes of C‚a Maritima, Agua de Coco, Lino Villaventura, Giorgio Armani, Balmain, Vera Wang, Valentino, Givenchy, Versace, Jason Wu, Marc Jacobs, Christian Dior, Victoria’s Secret, Prada, Louis Vuitton, Desigual, Anna Sui, Guy Laroche, John Galliano, Alexander McQueen, Ralph Lauren, Escada, Nanette Lepore and many others.
Today, Adriana Lima is introduced to something that fully immortalizes her, this time the medium encapsulating her image of pure beauty being a wax statue that is a spitting image of the infamous model. The life sized wax figure has been unveiled at Madame Tussauds New York, the meaning behind the gesture ringing loud and clear: Lima has reached the celebrity benchmark, becoming famous enough that people will pay to be able to come and see a replica of her, just an image in 3D form that captures her outer fa‚Äö√†√∂‚àö√ºade. Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie, Barack Obama, Lance Armstrong, Elvis and a whole slew of others have similar wax figurines of themselves all over the place, but Adriana Lima is the very first Victoria’s Secret Angel to earn herself a spot among the many greats immortalized in wax.
The best part is that Lima was certainly not expecting to be made into wax, but this was a grand gesture by her many fans who had nominated her time and again as she walked her 15th show this year, truly making the year all the more special for the gorgeous woman who looks even better now that she has borne children to this world. “[When] I found out that it all came about through fan requests, I almost cried. What an incredible honor and gift from people who have supported me throughout my career.’
Once the email was received from Tussauds, it was only a matter of ensuring perfection, the final product having involved multiple sculptors and hundreds of precise physical measurements to ensure that all the proportions had been done correctly. Now we have an uncanny resemblance to Lima herself standing in wax, ready to greet visitors and offer those who would never otherwise get a chance to meet her the opportunity to have their photos taken. We would like to thank Tussauds as well for this marvelous undertaking, as Lima is certainly a lady who deserves to be immortalized.
Photos courtesy of Vogue
When colors and frisky prints get united in a single place and when bright mood and a love for life are in the air, it’s definitely Desigual, the unequal yet super-cool fashion trends of which are always welcome in our wardrobes, be it fall or summer! The Spanish brand can never have a gloomy or boring time, even if it’s fall, and the brightest proof of this is the brand new Desigual fall 2014 campaign, featuring bombshell Adriana Lima! From head-turning floral prints and pretty polka dots to vibrant reds and blues, the new Desigual line has it all to make a bright statement in the cold and gloomy months ahead!
Photographed in sunny Barcelona, the homeland of Desigual, the new Desigual fall 2014 campaign features the best of the brand’s fall line, making us fall in love with its fabulous bold mood yet another season! Miguel Reveriego was behind the lens, capturing the Brazilian hottie in the brand’s colorful deigns. Our ultimate crush? A silhouette-embracing cobalt blue coat with geometric patterns and a fur collar that promises to keep you warm and stylish throughout fall and mild winter months!
The Desigual fall 2014 campaign hints not only on to-die-for outerwear that the brand has prepared for us for this fall, but also some really cute printed dresses, like the body-hugging mini one combining polka dots with florals, the draped variant with bold floral prints on or the all-printed V-neck flared design, ideal for casual days. Moreover, as always, the brand also has the most matching accessories to finish your funky looks, especially when it comes to statement-making bags and shoes. An oversized black bag is a sample appearing in the ad images, but there is an array of such wonders awaiting us ahead!
As the Desigual fall 2014 campaign images hint, fall can be exciting and vibrant too, if you stick to the special style of this Spanish brand. So what would you prefer: a monotonous style or an unequal one that bears the name Desigual?
Photos courtesy of Desigual
Gorgeous Victoria’s Secret model Adriana Lima is expecting another little bundle of joy. On Tuesday, the 30-year-old super hottie, who is married to former NBA player Marko Jaric, officially announced that she is pregnant with her second child. Seems like Victoria’s Secret has to find a couple of new models soon, as besides Adriana, Alessandra Ambrosio and Lily Aldridge are also going to become a mother.
Despite the fact that Adriana is expecting her second child already, she is extremely excited at the great news. She shared the happy news on her Twitter accounts, writing: “Big news everyone! Marko and I are so happy to share some wonderful news with all of you! #ImPregnant.”
She also posted the news on her Facebook account, saying: “My family could not be more happy to announce this news!”
Confirming the big news to People, Adrian Lima said: “The best job in the world for me is being a mom. I never thought I could love so much. I always thought, ‘Does unconditional love exist'”? Now I know it does because I feel it.’
Lima and Jaric are already happy parents to daughter Valentina, who is already two years old and who is the happiest about the baby coming. As Lima reveals, “The entire family is very excited, especially Valentina. She keeps blowing kisses to my belly and saying, ‘Kisses for the baby.”
Just last month, the stunning model was in Miami promoting the newest Victoria’s Secret Very Sexy collection, and there was no sign of a baby bump at all.
The Brazilian beauty met her husband in 2006 and it was a love at first sight.
“I knew he was the one and I could see myself married to him and with a big family.’
Three years later, they got married on Valentine’s Day.
Congratulations to the happy couple! We wish the baby to be healthy and as beautiful as the mom!
Photos courtesy of Getty Images
Fall 2019 NYFW, thanks for serving major beauty inspo! In the sea of editorial looks, we gathered those that you can totally make more wearable and rock for a night out, special occasion, or even during the day. Take a look at the latest novelties in the beauty department that you’ll actually want to try RN!
Each year, the VS fashion show becomes more opulent and entertaining. Thanks to Instagram, you don’t have to wait until December to get a first look at the supermodels. All of the stunning ladies who walked the runway shared sexy backstage moments, and we’re here to deliver them to you!