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Calling all angels

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Calling all angels

Get ready to push up, lace up and maybe even get hugged by an angel, with the first Victoria's Secret store in Toronto.

By Jennifer Weatherhead, Photography by Jennifer Weatherhead [caption id="attachment_864" align="aligncenter" width="343" caption="Victoria's Secret model Adriana Lima"] [/caption] In case you haven't heard, Toronto's Yorkdale Mall just got a lot sexier. Thanks to the long-awaited opening of the first Victoria's Secret store in Toronto, we'll be getting a taste of what it's like to be one of those beautiful angels. Gone are the days of blowing your exemption allowance in the States at the lingerie store -- you can now get everything at the Yorkdale location, and more stores will be opening soon. I was lucky enough to get a sneak peek at the store (which is massive by the way) before it opens to the public today -- and I got to test out some of the sexy bras they have in stock. And let me tell you the aptly named Miraculous Bra is just that. Increasing your bust size by two cups, with some major push and thrust. I thought to myself  ' This must be what Heidi Montag feels like every day' as I looked in awe. Seriously. Those can't be mine.

[caption id="attachment_871" align="alignright" width="190" caption="Victoria's Secret model Erin Heatherton"] [/caption] The less conspicuous bra (and definitely more office appropriate) was the super comfy Incredible Bra -- with a thicker band, seamless contouring and straps that you don’t need to worry about adjusting, it was the bra that everyone was lusting after. In fact, it's supermodel and Victoria's Secret Angel Adriana Lima's fave bra. Yesterday I had the chance to meet and chat with three models from Victoria's Secret -- Chanel Iman, Erin Heatherton and Adriana. All three were beyond beautiful and Adriana was gracious and even a bit giggly as we talked about what made her feel sexy, her family and her lingerie wardrobe (she loves matching sets, but also loves to mix-and-match now and then). Her lingerie must-have? "Definitely a push up bra," she says. "It just makes you feel super sexy. No surgery required!" But she also offered some non-lingerie advice. "Anyone can be sexy. It's all in how you talk, walk and feel about yourself. And wear heels. Heels are always sexy." [caption id="attachment_866" align="alignleft" width="196" caption="Victoria's Secret model Chanel Iman"] [/caption] After our short 15-minute interview (which included her quizzing me as well), I thanked Adriana for her time and great answers. Just as I was putting away my camera and recorder, Adriana put her hand out for what I thought was handshake. "I wanted to give you a hug!" she exclaimed and she leaned in for a big squeeze. I was a bit giddy at the thought of how many men and women would love to get a hug from Adriana. For all those dying to see the beauty in person, she'll be at the Yorkdale store for the grand public opening this afternoon from 1:30-3:30pm. And if you're lucky, like me, you might even get to know what it feels like to be hugged by an angel.
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