The Today Menu - Vogue Gioiello - March 2010
While perusing through all the holiday shopping catalogs, we came across these abosloutely fabulous geode coaster, platters, and other entertaining essentials. We fell in love with the vibrant colors and patterns of these fascinating decorative housewares. These are the perfect gifts for those that love all things gems, geodes, crystals, and gold!
It's that time of year again! With the Holidays fast approaching, the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show anticipation was kicked into high gear this week. New fresh faces have been casted, including newbies like Kendall Jenner, and Gigi Hadid. Last week Victoria's Secret also revealed the 2015 "Firework" Fantasy Bra worn by Victoria's Secret Angel veteran, Lily Aldridge. Let's take a look at this years bra details along with all the iconic fantasy bras created over the past 10 years...
2015: "Firework" Fantasy Bra, worn by Lily Aldridge
This stunning $2 Million dollar piece was crafted by Geneva-based luxury jeweler Mouawad. The sparkly bra and detachable belt is adorned with 6,500+ gemstones including diamonds, blue topaz, pink quartz, and yellow sapphires, all set in 18-karat gold. The total weight of the bra is just shy of 1,364 carats, with diamonds comprising 375 of the total carat weight.
2014: Dream Angels Fantasy Bras, worn by Adriana Lima and Alessandra Ambrosio
In 2014, for the first time in the shows history, there were two featured Fantasy Bras, and were dubbed "Dream Angels Fantasy Bras" worn by veteran angels, Alessandra Ambrosio and Adriana Lima. Each bra is valued at $2M each. Both bras are crafted in 18K Gold, and are embellished with blue sapphires, rubies, and diamonds, altogether containing 16,000 gemstones.
2013: Royal Fantasy Bra, Worn by Candice Swanepoel
Supermodel Candice Swanepoel will wear the fantasy bra at the 2013 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show for the first time in her career. The $10 million bra is made with 18 karat gold and features 4,200 gems including diamonds, rubies and blue and yellow sapphires. The bra also features a 52 carat pear shaped ruby centerpiece.
2012: Floral Fantasy Bra, worn by Alessandra Ambrosio
Victoria's Secret Angel Alessandra Ambrosio walks the runway wearing the $2.5 million Floral Fantasy Bra during the 2012 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show at the Lexington Avenue Armory on Nov. 7, 2012, in New York. The bra was set with over 5,200 precious gems including amethysts, tsavorites, rubies, and white, pink, and yellow diamonds, and set in 18K rose and yellow gold. The bra also boasts a 20 carat diamond centerpiece. The bra is accompanied with a belt, and also a 500,000 Bombshell fragrance in which the bottle was encrusted with pink and yellow diamonds, sapphires, tsavorites, rubies, and a 10 carat diamond and one of a kind hand-carved tourmaline butterfly.
2011: Fantasy Treasure Bra, worn by Miranda Kerr
Model Miranda Kerr walks the runway wearing the $2.5 million Fantasy Treasure Bra during the 2011 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show at the Lexington Avenue Armory on Nov. 9, 2011, in New York. The bra was created exclusively for Victoria's Secret by London Jewelers of New York. It is crafted in 18K Yellow and White Gold and is embellished with nearly 3,400 precious gems, including pearls, citrines, and aquamarines, and over 142 total carats of diamonds, including two yellow diamonds both over 14 carats each, and two white diamonds over 8 carats each!
2010: Bombshell Fantasy Bra, worn by Adriana Lima
Supermodel Adriana Lima reveals the $2 million Bombshell Fantasy Bra designed by Damiani exclusively for Victoria's Secret at Victoria's Secret, SoHo, on Oct. 20, 2010, in New York. The bra was comprised of over 3,000 brilliant cut white diamonds, light blue sapphires, oval shaped topazes, and was set in 18k white gold. The bra featured a total of 60 carats of white diamonds and 82 carats of sapphire and topaz gemstones. This bra took six Damiani craftsmen 1500 hours to complete.
2009: Harlequin Fantasy Bra, worn by Marisa Miller
Supermodel Marisa Miller wore the $3 million dollar Harlequin Fantasy Bra at the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show at The Armory on Nov. 19, 2009, in New York. The bra was comprised of 2,300 criss crossing diamonds and a 16 carat heart-shaped diamond pendant as the centerpiece.
2008: Black Diamond Fantasy Miracle Bra worn by Adriana Lima
Victoria's Secret Angel Adriana Lima wore the $5 million dollar Black Diamond Fantasy Miracle Bra during the 2008 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show at the Fontainebleau on Nov. 15, 2008, in Miami Beach, FL. This gorgeous bra was comprised of 3,575 black diamonds (including two diamonds that weighed 100 carats each), 117 certified one-carat round diamonds, and 34 ruby gemstones. This stunning piece was crafted by celebrity jeweler Martin Katz.
2007: Holiday Fantasy Set, worn by Selita Ebanks
Model Selita Ebanks wore $4.5 million Holiday Fantasy Bra Set at the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood, Calif., on Nov. 15, 2007. The set included a bra, thong, garter, cuff, and barrette. The set was created by luxury jeweler Mouawad, and was comprised of diamonds, rubies, emeralds, and yellow sapphires.
2006: Hearts On Fire Diamond Fantasy Bra, Worn By Karolina Kurkova
Model Karolina Kurkova walked the runway in the $6.5 million Hearts On Fire Diamond Fantasy Bra during the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show held at the Kodak Theatre on Nov. 16, 2006, in Hollywood, Calif. This bra was crafted with over 2,000 diamonds and a 10 carat diamond brooch center piece.
2005: Sexy Splendor Fantasy Bra, worn by Supermodel Gisele Bundchen
The $12.5 million Sexy Splendor Fantasy Bra at the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show debuted at the 69th Regiment Armory Nov. 9, 2005, in New York. The bra was crafted in 18K White gold, and adorned with over 2900 pavé diamonds, 22 rubies, and a 101 carat diamond.