Now, Victoria's Secret Angels are women (albeit tall, gorgeous, genetically blessed women) of many talents. Alessandra Ambrosio dabbles in fashion design, Karlie Kloss is an accomplished pastry chef, and Gisele Bundchen can belt out the classics with the best of them. But did you know VS Angel Elsa Hosk used to be a professional basketball player in Sweden? That's pretty badass, if you ask me. So it makes total sense that she's the face of the Pink line, which is full of versatile, sporty pieces perfect for fearless cool girls like Elsa.
I had a chance to speak with Elsa when she shot the fall campaign way back in May, and even then the easygoing model was more than ready to chat with me about fall style, her resistance to trends, and—oh yes—the annual Victoria's Secret runway show, which is moving to London this year.
GLAMOUR: So what trends are you looking forward to wearing and styling for fall?
Elsa Hosk: I think I always have the same style. But if I see a trend long enough, I might catch on to it. But it has to be around for a while for me to warm up to it. But for fall, I always like big coats, velvet coats, tall boots, just comfortable [pieces], and I'm really into muted colors. And for lingerie, something fun and bright.
What are some of your tips to transition your summer wardrobe into the next season?
EH: My favorite way to style outfits is to really use a lot of pieces in your closet. I have a lot of jackets, for example. So you can wear the same summer outfit, but throw on a jacket or the other way around. Just wear a chunky knit with your light summer pants. I don't think you necessarily have to put away your summer closet to go into fall. You can incorporate the fall pieces into your normal summer wardrobe.
What are some of your favorite pieces from the fall Victoria's Secret Pink line?
EH: There is this new pant, it's called the Gym Pant. It's skinnier than the other pants and a little bit lighter, and it just looks really cool very flattering and it goes with basically everything in your closet. You can mix and match with other stuff in the collection. And also there's a new bra that I really love it's the Wear Everywhere Bra, and it goes three different ways. So if you wear a low-cut tank or something showing your back, you can really show it off and it looks really cute.
So what fall staples are you looking forward to buying?
EH: I always buy the same things. I have about a million sweaters and a million jackets, so I'm sure I'll get some more of that. I love chunky turtleneck sweaters and vintage Levi's. I'm really easy. I'm also really into vintage clothing.
What are some of your favorite vintage pieces to buy and places to shop?
There's a shop in New York called Narnia Vintage. They have really good stuff. Right now we're in Los Angeles, so I have the day off tomorrow, I'm sure I'll go. We've been talking about it—I'm sure we'll go shop. Just anything I can find that's unique and cool, I will get.
SO, what can you tell us about the annual Victoria's Secret runway show that's taking place in London this year?
EH: Oooh…I'm so excited we're going to London. I think it's such a cool change from the past couple of shows that have been in New York. It's going to be a new crowd, new buzz, and new atmosphere, and we're all just super excited about it. I've only been to London a couple times, but I haven't really gotten to see London. So I'm really excited to just walk around and get to know the city a bit as well. But first, I can't tell you anything because everything is so secret. But it's going to be a really epic show this year.
We're all really excited for it.
EH: I know, I am too. I'm dying to find out, but you'll just have to watch the show. And the musical talent is always revealed before or at the actual show…some of us don't even know, so…
Hmm…Like a British musical artist, maybe?
EH: That would be cool, that would be cool.
Who do you think will perform on the runway? Are you excited for the London runway show? And which Pink outfit do you like best on Elsa?