Photos: Theo Wargo / Getty Images; Courtesy Stoli
Are we being cynical in thinking that the Victoria's Secret fashion show, devoted to push-up bras, is not exactly fashion in the sense that, say, designer Alexander McQueen's spectacles were? Or have we been reading Vogue for too many years? When it comes to prime-time tv coverage, though, the networks are not exactly courting John Galliano. Bring on the bikinis!
But you have to give it to Victoria's Secret -- attach a pair of feathery wings and a crystal bodice to a bra and panties worn by supermodel Chanel Iman (above, one of our faves), and it's pretty good theater.
Our sister site, Stylelist, supplied all the dish and photo galleries on the VS Fashion Show (featuring singer Katy Perry), the day it happened, and now you can watch the entire show on CBS, tonight, at 10 p.m. And while you're watching the girls strutting their stuff, pour yourself a cocktail. Stolichnaya Vodka was a show sponsor, and came up with some special drinks for the after-party, including the Wild Cherri Bombshell (with cherry preserves and Champagne, above center), Miraculous Martini (with pear purée, above right) , Vanil Secret (with lemongrass and kaffir lime), and the Original Starlet (with rhubarb purée). See all the cocktail recipes after the jump.
Stoli Wild Cherri Bombshell
1 part Stoli Wild Cherri
2 bar spoons cherry preserves
½ part fresh lemon juice
2 parts Rose Champagne
Combine Stoli, preserves and lemon juice and shake well
Strain into a flute, top with champagne
Dust with edible silver
Stoli Miraculous Martini
2 parts Stoli Gala Applik
¾ part pear puree
¾ part lemon juice
*Crystallized cranberries (simmer these in vanilla bean simple syrup)
*Black pepper corn and brown sugar simple syrup
Garnish: Crystallized cranberries on a pic
Stoli Vanil Secret
2 parts Stoli Vanil
1 part lemongrass simple syrup
¾ part lime juice
Dusting of kaffir lime leaf.
Garnish: Dusting of Kaffir lime leaf with a Red Rose petal floating on top.
Stoli Original Starlet
2 parts Stoli
¾ part Rhubarb puree
½ part lemon juice
½ part strawberry puree
Garnish: Sweet coating of the rim with cinnamon and chili bits. And a flames orange twist.