Nadine Martin & Senait Gidey By Haifa Wohlers Olsen For Sunday Times Style Deecember 14, 2014

Models Nadine Martin and Senait Gidey enjoy opulent surroundings British style, lensed by Haifa Wohlers Olsen for Sunday Times Style. Flossie Saunders styles the fashion scene in rich blues and reds for a vivid visual impression./ Hair by Yumi Nakada-Dingle; makeup by Karina Constantine


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Shanina Shaik In 'Fair Play', Lensed By Kristian Schuller For Vogue India December 2014

Model Shanina Shaik holds fashion court with members of the animal kingdom in ‘Fair Play’, a vision of sophisticated elegance styled by Fabio Immediato. Photographer Kristian Schuller soars with his love of drama and high style for Vogue India December 2014./ Hair by Benoit Moeyaert; makeup by Yasuo Yoshikawa


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Victoria's Secret Fashion Show 2014 London-1-Mouawad's Fantasy Bras

Adriana Lima & Alessandra Ambrosio Glitter Wearing Their 2014 Victoria’s Secret Fantasy Bras

Adriana Lima and Alessandra Ambrosio at Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show London 2014

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World-renown Lebanese jewelers Mouawad is in the business of designing Victoria’s Secret Fantasy bras since 2001, when Heidi Klum debuted the first Fantasy bra that the Guiness Book of World Records entered as the world’s most expensive bra.

Always looking to up the ante with a more is better message, this year Victoria’s Secret decided to launch two Fantasy bras, with each lingerie set containing 16,000 perfect sapphires, rubies and diamonds, held together with 18-karat-gold body pieces. Perhaps in a nod to America’s collapsing middle class and a VS aspirational customer, this year’s Fantasy bras are valued at a mere $2 million each, compared to last year’s Fantasy Bra worn by Candice Swanepoel at a value of $10 million.

According to Wiki, only the 2004 and 2012 Fantasy bras found buyers, with the remainders being dismantled after a year. There will be no New York Metropolitan Museum 2051 Gala celebrating ‘50 Years of Victoria’s Secret’s Fantasy Bras’.

Mouawad remains a privately-held, fourth generation company headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland, with a Middle East headquarters at Jumeirah Lakes Towers in Dubai. Mouawad’s roots emanate from founder David Mouawad, who studied and wored in New York and Mexico before opening a small shop in Beirut in 1908.

Brazilian goddess Alessandra Ambrosio floats her Angel Cape sans wings as she models one of two Fantasy brasKate Grigorieva is an exotic, world traveller for Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show London 2014

Daniela Braga hits the London State in Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show 2014

Lais Ribeiro flouces to the beat at Victoria’s Secret 2014 Fashion Show London

Jasmine Tookes is a nature girl at Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show 2014 London

Jourdan Dunn rocks the runway at Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show London 2014

Joan Smalls wings it as an exotic traveller for Victoria’s Secret 2014 London fashion show

Izabel Goulart for Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show London 2014

Candice Swanepoel ‘Golden Girl’

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