Luxury Jewelry: The tenth anniversary of Victoria's Secret Fantasy Bras is raising secretion levels worldwide with its $6.5 million 800-carat brassiere called the Hearts on Fire Diamond Fantasy Bra. Stuff this one in your darling's stocking and never see the insides of the doghouse again. The balconet-style bra, which is a push-up bra without padding, is covered with over 2,000 diamonds that are set in white gold. The centerpiece of the diamond-studded spherical wonder is a 10 carat Hearts on Fire diamond brooch with a Victorian-floral design. The Daily reports that this wondrous bra will be displayed at the Victoria's Secret Heralds Square store in NYC on October 17, and at the Forum of Ceasars in Las Vegas on October 20.
Victoria's Secret's Karolina Kurkova, who also stars in the Howard Himelstein's comedy film My Sexiest Year, which is slated for a 2007 release, is the model. This is sure to be this year's most coveted fantasy-Christmas gift -- meaning the bra -- not Ms. Kurkova.
According to the International Herald Tribune (Asia Pacific), Victoria's Secret stocks 65 million brassieres yearly. Ten percent (6.5 million) are purchased in India's Tamil Nadu from a factory invested in by VS' parent company Limited Brands.
The previous paragraph was written to give salivating, drooling men, such as myself, ample time to recompose and flush any salacious thoughts without attracting unwanted attention. Gentlemen, please close your mouths.
For LxM James Rothaar