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Book Review: Victoria's Secret 2013 Spring Catalogue

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page featuring sexy tee-shirts “Sexy To A Tee.” Furthermore no other literary work made me get down After much anticipation among die-hard fans and on my knees and thank God for the immense blessing a media circus culminating in their 2012 Fashion that is the female body quite to the degree that this Show, the Victoria’s Secret spring catalog, entitled, publication did. Indeed, Hello Spring, Hello Sexy! has Hello Spring. Hello Sexy!, has finally been released, much to the satisfaction of literary enthusiasts everywhere. Seldom does one find a single publication that contains so many awe striking female protagonists, nor does one almost ever find reading material that is so utterly addictive. Truly my eyes were glued to one single page of this monumental work for a solid fifteen minutes. Now that’s not something I can even say about the finest works of Chaucer, Milton or Shakespeare. The catalog reaches perhaps its most thrilling climax in its latter-half with a progressively-minded think piece about coverage bras. Honestly, if I had to say one bad thing about this part it is simply that the depiction of the female protagonists somehow left me yearning for a far more intimate look at the (Above: A work of stunning beauty) women behind the coverage bras. For I felt the coverage bras obscured aspects of their character completely changed the way I view not only how that I was highly curious to see unveiled. literature explores the female character but also the As one minor grievance I found the excursus on vitally supportive and underappreciated role that ladies monogram loafers to be superfluous, as readers of undergarments play in our hectic, modern world. this legendary publication do not peruse its pages to So full of questions was I concerning this literary learn about foot apparel but rather to study the achievement that I tried fiercely for weeks to set up a complex relationship between sexy lingerie and the personal interview with any number of the charming enigmatic women who dawn such seductive women Victoria’s Secret featured in it’s most recent delicates. catalog. Unfortunately publicists from the company as The main unravelling of Hello Spring, Hello well as the personal attorneys of many of the girls Sexy!, which was an otherwise deeply stimulating demanded the I cease and desist lest “drastic legal and viscerally arousing work, is the slow pace at measures” would need to be taken against me. which the story began. Not until page 78 does the Thus, I will end by saying it is difficult to overstate reader get any sort of proper introduction to the how uniquely talented the people at Victoria’s Secret undergarments which, at the end of the day, is have shown themselves to be lately, not only as really what this courageous exploration of sexuality authoritative analysts on mores of female beauty but and aesthetics is all about. also as a mighty literary institution capable of bringing To be sure, the writing staff have their moments together some of the finest female talents that one has of profound brevity and wit, as when they title a the privilege of eyeing in modern literature.

Michael Cuthbertson - Editor-in-Chief


Book Review: Victoria's Secret 2013 Spring Catalogue