Last night saw the makings of a lavish affair hosted by the newest member on the Michigan Avenue block—Victoria's Secret. The staggering, two-story space was lit up in all of its naughty but nice glory, accented by a pink carpet, pink lights on the neighboring trees, and plastic cases boasting the brand's trademark angel wings that have appeared on the backs of their all too famous runway models.
Inside the atmosphere literally twinkled as guests mingled under grandiose chandeliers and perused the dizzying array of adorable underpinnings. The first floor housed the main VS label of bras, panties, and beauty products while the second floor contained the brand's colorful, youthful line PINK. Many of Chicago's fashion elite came out to celebrate the new addition to the neighborhood, following the retailer's move from a couple blocks north, and to rest and relax before the madness of Fashion Focus begins to set in today.
And as unique treat, amidst the style-savvy, a few notable Chicago athletes appeared on the guest list as well. Never having claimed to be a huge sports fan, as a Chicagoan I'm naturally an overall supporter of our various teams and their tumultuous reputations. So it was a thrill to meet The Bulls' MVP Derrick Rose and the Bears' Lance Briggs. Ever the gentleman, the athletes hung out and mingled in the fiercely feminine space. The fun and flirty night was punctuated perfectly by the grand entrance of VS Angels Miranda Kerr and Marissa Miller, who made gracious appearances and posed for pictures at the end of the night.
Photo Source: Second City Style, Steve Starr