London’s Earl’s Court had the privilege of hosting this year’s Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show which will air on CBS next Tuesday at 10pm, and while some loathe the event and others love it, I find myself on the latter side of the coin. Don’t be shocked, but it’s the aesthetics, the creativity, the performance, and one additional motivation to make it through the holidays without gaining weight (okay, this might sound superficial, but hey, I’m being honest).
Do I like the objectification? Absolutely not, but there is an ownership that elevates each of the catwalk moments. What the women do with this spotlight of the millions of eyes upon them is up to them, but who wouldn’t just for one evening want to be able to walk the length of the mirrored temporal floor with live music played by the young talent of British singer/song writer Ed Sheeran knowing nobody and nothing could touch you – literally and figuratively. In other words, you were completely in your element, absolutely in control.
Perhaps such a stage is not everyone’s preference, understandably, but more than anything it is the confidence that is exuded that is electric, attractive and intoxicating. And while, I gladly fast forward through the behind the scenes and all too “perfect” model air kissing shots, I immediately stop when the music on stage begins again. Because every once in a while the musicians incorporated into the show offer a taste of music that is worth investigating, and such is the case with this year’s show. Have a listen to one of Ed Sheeran’s songs (coincidentally, the one that was played in London last night for the show), and if you’re like me and want to investigate further, click here to listen to his entire album X.