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Behati Prinsloo's Victoria's Secret Fitting

We go behind the scenes with the Angel as she pins, tucks and preens in preparation for the big show.

December is the most wonderful time of year. And no, we’re not talking about Chrismukkah, New Years Eve or the endless supply of eggnog and gingerbread filled parties or even the (fingers crossed) double-C inscribed boxes under the tree. Around here, the Victoria’s Secret show wins out every time December rolls around as the ultimate highlight (especially where our photographer, Jake, is concerned). And lucky for us, it’s essentially become an annual tradition—right up there with ditching carols (are those even a thing?) in lieu of champagne.

And while we don’t keep an advent calendar to count down the days, this year we got to kick things off a little early—think of it as a little preview for the climactic show, if you will. Oh, and with Behati Prinsloo, no less. That’s right, the new Mrs. Adam Levine was kind enough to invite us along for one of her many fittings—hey, a show like this isn’t built in day, you guys. And seeing as this is the South African supermodel’s seventh time strutting that runway (and she’s only 25), she's pretty much the ultimate pro at this point.

But we quickly got the feeling that no matter how many times you've donned wings previously, the excitement never really goes away. As the VS team (including creative director Sophia Neophitou-Apostolou) pinned and tucked her somewhat outrageous show look (now you know that an outfit of lace, feathers and tulle is possible to pull off if you happen to look like this), Prinsloo was a veritable ball of energy as she practiced her sashay and cracked jokes for the crew. And in just a few short weeks she’ll be boarding VS Airlines (but actually) for London, again, with TC in tow as we track her every pre-show move. As if you didn’t already know, it’s all #comingsoontoaCoveteurnearyou.

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Photography by Meredith Jenks.

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