Saturday, May 14, 2011

Who needs Victoria? Former Angel Gisele reveals her own secrets as she sizzles in her new lingerie collection

She was the star attraction of the Victoria's Secret catwalk for seven years.
But since hanging up her Angel wings in 2007, Gisele Bundchen has been free to slip into whatever lingerie she wishes.
And now the supermodel has launched her very own collection, for Brazilian company Hope, which she premiered on the catwalk last night.

Statuesque: Gisele Bundchen struts the catwalk in Sao Paulo for the Hope Lingerie Gisele Bundchen Intimates range
The stunning 30-year-old strutted the catwalk in Sao Paulo last night to show off the collection, named Gisele Bundchen Intimates.
She modelled a blush pink satin and lace set which she teamed with a pair of nude platform heels, tassels and sheer sleeves with crystal embellishment.
Gisele's flat stomach, muscular calves and pert thighs were on display for the audience - proving exactly why she has been named by Forbes as the world's highest-earning model for eight years running.
She also appeared in a skimpy black set with sheer panelling, and another black sequinned number.

On my own: The supermodel has branched out in the lingerie world since hanging up her Victoria's Secret Angels wings in 2007

Stunning: The Brazilian beauty showed off her toned and lean figure to perfection in the revealing sets
The statuesque beauty appears to have taken some inspiration from her days starring in the Victoria's Secret catwalk shows, famous for their dramatic costumes that compliment the lingerie on parade.
Large satin and sequinned bows and enormous feather headdresses adorned Gisele and the handful of other models walking in the show.
Gisele said in a statement before the display: 'Life is made of dreams and I’m very happy to announce that now you will know the Brazilian intimate.
'My dream come true is for Hope. With you, Gisele Bundchen Brazilian Intimate. Enjoy the show.'

World's greatest: Gisele was recently named the top-earning model in the world for the eighth year running by Forbes

Jetsetter: The supermodel flew in to her native Brazil from New York for the event
One person who may be irritated by Miss Bundchen's choice in name for the collection is Elle Macpherson, who has built an empire out of her own Elle Macpherson Intimates range.
The Australian supermodel famously fell out with Heidi Klum over the use of Elle's nickname 'The Body' in 2006.
Klum referred to herself as 'The Body' in an advertisement for a Victoria's Secret bra of the same name.
Elle has traded on the nickname, even using it for products such as a fitness video and skin-care line, since 1986 when Time magazine put her on the cover with the moniker.

Meanwhile... In Los Angeles Gisele's former Victoria's Secret colleagues attended the 6th Annual What is Sexy? List party
A spokesperson for Elle said at the time: 'We saw that and were like, "Oh my god!" We were initially flabbergasted.
'We have numerous press clippings in the office referring to her as "The Body". Everything from Harper's Bazaar to Vogue to the recent Sports Illustrated calls her that. In terms of public record, that name belongs to Elle.'
Whether Macpherson takes issue with Gisele borrowing the 'Intimates' name remains to be seen.
Meanwhile back in Los Angeles, Gisele's former colleagues, the Victoria's Secret Angels, were promoting the brand at the 6th Annual What is Sexy? List party.

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