In their official Facebook fan page, Victoria’s Secret published photos of Alessandra Ambrosio as she presented the Floral Fantasy Bra Gift Set and Bombshell Fantasy Fragrance, designed exclusively for the lingerie giant by London Jewelers, at the ultimate Victoria’s Secret Herald Square store, NY in a Press Day designed to showcase the new products.
This is the first time Alessandra has been awarded the prestigious honor of wearing a Victoria’s Secret Fantasy Bra, following in the footsteps of the most legendary supermodels like¬† Tyra Banks, Gisele Bundchen, Heidi Klum, Adriana Lima, Marisa Miller, Miranda Kerr that have received the honor in previous years.
Alessandra will wear the bra on the runway in the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show, airing December 4th on the CBS television network. (Check the gallery above for the photos of Victoria’s Secret angel Alessandra Ambrosio and this year’s fantasy bra.)
In behind-the-scenes video¬†for the Victoria‚Äôs Secret‚Äôs bra catalog shoot, the 31-year-old supermodel said: ‚ÄúI‚Äôve been waiting to wear this bra for like, 11 years,‚ÄĚ before bursting into song of ‚ÄúDiamonds are a Girl‚Äôs Best Friends.‚ÄĚ
The new mother, who gave birth to her son Noah earlier this year, added: ‚ÄúIt‚Äôs such an honor, I‚Äôve been working with Victoria‚Äôs Secret for years, and this is the first time they chose, me!‚ÄĚ
She continued: ‚ÄúIt‚Äôs such a big deal, I shot the bra for the catalog, and will wear it on the runway for the 2012 Victoria‚Äôs Secret show. The moment I saw this beautiful mansion, I was like, ‚ÄėOk, now I get it, why we came here to shoot this amazing piece of‚Ä¶art.‚Äô‚ÄĚ
Valued at $2.5 million, the Floral Fantasy Bra Gift Set 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.
The gift set includes a custom Very Sexy Push-up Bra and matching belt. The bra has two removable diamond flower pins and the drop centerpiece features an astonishing 12.5 carat and 20 carat white diamond.
Along with the Floral Fantasy Bra Gift Set, Victoria’s Secret debuts the $500K Bombshell Fantasy Fragrance this holiday season. It’s the brand’s award-winning Victoria’s Secret Bombshell Eau de Parfum perfect for the holidays.
The fragrance has notes of purple passion fruit, Shangri-la peony and vanilla orchid. The bottle is comprised of white, pink and yellow diamonds, sapphires, tsavorite, rubies plus a 10 carat white diamond and an exquisite one of a kind, hand carved tourmaline butterfly.
Over 15,000 stones from around the world were inspected to find the perfect colored, size and shaped gems to create the one of a kind bra, belt and fragrance bottle. These fantasy gifts were inspired by the idea of dreamy fantasy garden filled with vibrant colored flowers and heavenly Angels.
Alessandra Ambrosio has admitted she was nervous when she heard she had been chosen to model the grand finale bra in Victoria‚Äôs Secret catwalk show this year. She said the news, which she received in late May, put her under immense pressure to get back into shape after the birth of Noah.
In a recent interview, she told People Magazine that she had been breastfeeding when she took the call. ‚ÄúI just wanted to scream,‚ÄĚ she said. ‚ÄúBut I won‚Äôt lie, I was really worried. I was in total mother mode.‚ÄĚ
As soon as Ambrosio‚Äôs doctor gave her permission to set to work, the brunette also mother to daughter Anja, 4, started shedding the baby weight. The model-mom, who welcomed her 2nd child with fiance Jamie Mazur back in May, began with yoga and walking, turning up her routine after 60 days and added daily sessions of pilates and spin for cardio.
The lifestyle in LA, where she and her family spent the summer, also helped her tone up. ‚ÄúI was playing a lot of volleyball on the beach, swimming and running after my kids. And breastfeeding always helps me.‚ÄĚ
She went on, adding that keeping healthy during her latest pregnancy was key; she stuck to fresh green juices, salads and fish, a diet she‚Äôs continued with the occasional splurge of pizza or ice cream. ‚ÄúMy daughter loves cupcakes so we‚Äôll share ‚Ä¶ but only sometimes!‚ÄĚ
The model assures that she feels so ready for the big day, nerves aren‚Äôt even an issue. ‚ÄúI‚Äôm pretty calm,‚ÄĚ she says. ‚ÄúI‚Äôve been waiting for this moment for a long time.‚ÄĚ Don‚Äôt miss Ambrosio on the runway at the 2012 Victoria‚Äôs Secret Fashion Show, which is scheduled on December 4th on CBS.
Victoria’s Secret will also launch a free holiday app that allows one to experience the magic of the Christmas Dreams & Fantasies Catalogue on their iPad. The Victoria’s Secret Holiday App¬†brings interactive features and exclusive content to every page including Angel interviews, fun facts from the shoots, behind-the-scenes videos and beauty how-to’s.