Oddly Enough Blog

News, but not the serious kind

It’s almost like getting publicity for free!

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It’s been two weeks – like, an eternity – since we last brought you news about those reclusive Victoria’s Secret models, and you’re probably worried sick about why they just dropped off the face of the earth.

Well, today three of them showed up at the New York store to promote a new line of something or other. Naturally, we weren’t going to let a news opportunity like that go by without being there, because when two or more of them get together, sometimes they pose and smile, which is exactly what they did! Were we lucky, or what?

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Victoria’s Secret models (L-R) Selita Ebanks, Izabel Goulart and Alessandra Ambrosio pose for photographers during an appearance at the store in New York February 28, 2007. The models were promoting the launch of the company’s new Secret Embrace product line. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

What’s a model doing in a place like this?

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A few months ago, when some Victoria’s Secret models flew from New York to Los Angeles for a publicity thing, this blog kind of made sport of the roughly 42,000 photos we issued over the course of the junket.

Fast-forward to yesterday. One of their models made an “appearance” at a Victoria’s Secret store, and we put out several pictures of it. I guess that really is newsworthy. I mean, what are the chances that a Victoria’s Secret model would show up at a Victoria’s Secret store to promote Victoria’s Secret products? Like a million to one?

No wonder the bride is blushing…

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This bridal outfit, shown yesterday at a fashion show, is more practical than it looks. Brides like to keep their wedding dress forever, and that means a large cardboard box goes with you every time you move, year after year, until you die.  By contrast, this ”gown” fits in a handy ziplock sandwich bag, where it can stay until you want to wear it to renew your vows 50 years from now.  bride300.jpg 

A model presents a bridal outfit of Passion du Brasil collection during Bucharest Fashion Week in Bucharest November 27, 2006. REUTERS/Bogdan Cristel

Farewell to the Victorian era?

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It seemed like the world revolved around the Victoria’s Secret models last week, because, well, we offered up a grand total of 113 photos from their trip to Hollywood, starting with getting on the plane and ending with this picture here. 

I’ve been watching for some proof that the young women actually got back home, got their luggage okay, managed to get a bus into town, etc., but our photographers seem to have lost all interest.  If you hear anything, please let me know via Post a Comment.victorialast360.jpg 

Not that we’ve been holding back, but…

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Some readers think we’ve been too conservative in our photo coverage of the Victoria’s Secret models this week, what with only having seven pictures of them getting on a plane in New York, and then only 17 pictures of them getting the key to the city in Hollywood.

You will be happy to learn that we’ve cut through the bureaucratic red tape that constrained us, and issued SIXTY shots from the actual Victoria’s Secret fashion show. For my part, I’ve chosen the most unattractive one I could find, so as not to be a willing participant in this publicity machine.fashion300.jpg

Victoria’s not-so-secret models…

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You may recall that we had SEVEN pictures of some Victoria’s Secret models getting on an airplane on Tuesday, and I kind of questioned whether it was all that newsworthy.

Well, through the amazing miracle of airplanes being able to take off and land and what not, those models made it to California, and yesterday they posed in Hollywood. I guess nobody poses in Hollywood very often, because we offered SEVENTEEN shots of that, and here is one of them. 

They can fly! They can fly!

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This is an airplane. These are models. We have SEVEN pictures of the models getting on the airplane Tuesday. They are smiling in all of them, so it’s not even like they are showing different emotions. Please send your captions explaining why this is so newsworthy, via Post a Comment.                                                       

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Victoria’s Secret models (L-R) Adriana Lima, Karolina Kurkova, Gisele Bundchen, Izabel Goulart, Alessandra Ambrosio, and Selita Ebanks smile before boarding an airplane for the annual Victoria’s Secret fashion show, in New Windsor, New York, November 14, 2006. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson 

Life imitates art, but why?

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It’s very well known among art scholars that Edgar Degas dreamed of someday having his paintings imitated by live models in underwear, so how thrilled he would be if he could see the JCPenney folks using his classic work to promote a new line of lingerie!  They’re using Boticelli and other artists, as well. Are there great artworks you would like to see acted out by underclothes models? Let us know via Post a Comment.degas.jpg 

Models mimic Edgar Degas’ painting at an art gallery in New York, September 28, 2006, where JCPenney launched a new lingerie brand. REUTERS/Ray Stubblebine/JCPenney/Handout

Every year, they start that Oktoberfest flashing earlier…

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Land sakes, it’s that time of year when the holidays start zooming at us way too quickly. It’s only July, and already the young people are flashing each other with their Oktoberfest underwear!

Before you know it, we’ll be taking out the Thanksgiving and Christmas undies, and they’re not even clean from last year! If you have opinions about this undue rushing of the seasonal undergarments, drop us a line via Post a Comment.  october300.jpg

One for the World Cup fans…

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Dear Blog Guy:

I don’t like the way you’re ignoring the World Cup. Come on, you guys must have some great pictures from the games, don’t you? Would it kill you to post at least one on your blog?
A Soccer Fan

Dear Fan,

No, I guess it wouldn’t. Here you go:

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Sweden fans kiss before the Group B World Cup 2006 soccer match between Sweden and Paraguay in Berlin June 15, 2006.  REUTERS/Yves Herman