Victoria's Secret Angels Mingle with Sports Stars at VIP Opening Party

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Chicago Bull Taj Gibson, Marisa Miller, Doutzen Kroes and star Bull Derrick Rose.

I'm not sure I've ever seen so much hoopla over a store opening!  But then this was no ordinary store--it was Victoria's Secret WITH Angels too!  All along Michigan Avenue for the past few weeks, there have been lucite cases holding a variety of Angel wings. You can step up on a little pedestal and see how you look as an Angel.  But last night, the REAL Victoria's Secret Angels appeared for this all-exciting store opening.  They even had a pink "red" carpet for celebs to walk in front of the bank of photographers.  Some of the photogs were celebs in thier own right like Kelli Zink, Melissa and Henrique Kerch from Factio, Steve Starr, Jennifer Wirth and Sally Shorr to name a few.   Even I had a real Hollywood moment when they asked me to walk the "pink" carpet!!  It was so exciting!  Security was everywhere.....

It was a smaller crowd inside than I expected but it was nice not to be in a madhouse.  The party was by invitation only and the invites were non-transferable.  I know for events like these the PR people always try to have some athletes come--but in this case, I don't believe they had to do much arm-twisting.  Happily mingling with fans was star Bear linebacker Lance Briggs, Bull Taj Gibson ( with his brother Floyd)  and Bulls superstar Derrick Rose.

Other lucky guests seen sipping on Limelight Catering's signature drink of the night, the Magnificent Mile Martini, were Billy Dec, Jerry Kleiner, Marisa Molinaro, Steve Traxler, Lee Ellison, Rebecca and Charlie Besser, Trevian Kutti, Rich Foreside, Tonya Damason and Diane McGrath, Cat and Joe D'Orio, Kimberly Murray, Chris Norman, Chad and Adam Kramer, Brooks Rogalski, Elizavetta Efimova, Bracken Zimmerman, Paul Lee, Aeron Lancero, Schae Lewis, Jennifer Lane, Richard Roeper, John Walcher,Lou Canellis, Jessica Girdwain and Alec and Jeanette Ross among others.

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With Lance Briggs, star Bear linebacker.

 

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With Bulls star guard Derrick Rose.

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Angels Marisa Miller and Doutzen Kroes making their entrances...

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Excitement builds outside the store.

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The "pink" carpet photographers.

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Sexy Trevian Kutti, who was a Housewives candidate recently.

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Bulls' Taj Gibson and his brother Floyd.

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Their stylist seemed to be always fussing with their hair even though I didn't see any changes being made....

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With Angel Miranda Kerr.

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With the Twins, Steve Traxler, Jerry Kleiner and Marisa Molinaro.

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The store is pretty in pink.

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Jennifer Lane, Laurie Davis, Susanna Negovan and Jessica Girdwain.

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Waiter Alfred Outlaw serving Magnificent Mile Martinis.

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Chad Kramer, Chris Norman and Adam Kramer.

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Cat and Joe D'Orio with Kimberly Murray.

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The cute VS sales staff with general manger Stephanie Beerman far right.

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Tonya Adamson and Diane McGrath.

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Schae Lewis.

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Brooks Rogalski and Elizaveta Efimova.

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What a thrill!  (Photo courtesy of Luxe File Chicago)

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Their sweatshirt logo says it ALL! :-)

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Victoria's Secret window on Michigan Avenue.

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Angel wings along Michigan Avenue.

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Information about how YOU can become an Angel!

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Angels working the pink carpet. (photo courtesy of Luxe File Chicago)

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  • Hi Montie! I am ashamed of myself for not including the address!! It's 734 N. Michigan!!! It's a big two-level store with something for everyone and not just underwear!!! Thanks for commenting! Candace :-)

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