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Martha Hunt’s a fan of ‘firework’ wings

FashionBy Sunday World
Martha Hunt’s a fan of ‘firework’ wings

Victoria’s Secret Angel Martha Hunt says her wings for the upcoming fashion show “light up like a firework”.

The 28-year-old model has been crowned an Angel for the first time, alongside other faces including Stella Maxwell, Elsa Hosk, Jasmine Tookes and Sara Sampaio. Martha is thrilled with her outfit, especially the enormous wings which boast over 20,000 crystals and 130 feet of LED lights, and weigh an impressive 19 pounds.

“I’ve worn wings before, but these are special,” she revealed to WWD. “They’re heavier than ever before and light up like a firework…”

Martha can’t wait to take to the stage in Manhattan on Tuesday (10Nov15) for the iconic underwear event. Along with the wings she will be wearing the bespoke sparkling Swarovski corset, which is studded with over 90,000 gold, red, emerald and blue crystals, and created by the Parisian couturier Serkan Cura. This is the third time Serkan has been involved in working on creations for the Victoria’s Secret shows and insists attention to detail is the secret to success.

“I know (in advance) who will wear each look,” he explained. “I take all the measurements, I make all the composites. It’s why you can see that everything fits perfectly, and the Swarovski crystals won’t hurt (the models’) skin… Everything is perfectly done. We gave so much energy and passion into each look.”

Martha has been trying to relax in the days leading up the show, taking time to enjoy massages and facials. She plans to indulge in her favourite types of junk food, including ice cream and pizza, after it’s all over and can’t wait for the infamous after-show party.

“It’s such an adrenaline rush that you kind of just want to stay up all night and ride out the rush,” she smiled.

“I’m really just trying to enjoy the moment. It’s been fun seeing all the social media videos.”

A total of 47 models will take to the stage for the show, which will be split into categories including Boho/Psychedelic, Butterfly, Ice Angeles and Fireworks. Twelve new faces will grace the runway this year, including Kendall Jenner and Gigi Hadid.

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