Victoria's Secret Angels enchanted Havana in sultry photo-shoots

Posted: 19-Aug-15 11:44

Two 'angels' lit up Havana's streets with their presence in smoking Cuban-inspired photo-shoots. Models Adriana Lima, from Brazil, and Joan Smalls, from Puerto Rico, posed in the island for W Magazine's September issue.

Victoria's Secret Angels enchanted Havana in sultry photo-shoots

Havana's popularity is growing all around the globe, as more and more artists and world-renowned professionals travel to Cuba's capital city. This time, two Victoria's Secret Angels visited the Caribbean nation for sassy and island-inspired photo-shoots that will feature in W Magazine's September issue.

Brazilian Adriana Lima and Puerto Rican Joan Smalls enchanted the island with their exotic beauty and claimed to have a lot of fun working in this beautiful island setting.

With Old Havana's cobblestone streets as a backdrop for various photos, the 'angels' wore stunning outfits and accessories from renowned designers, including Alexander McQueen, Missoni and Marchesa. Alasdair McLellan was in charge of shooting the girls' photos which were then styled by Edward Enninful.

Wishing to reflect some of Cuba's sass and charm, the girls posed in significant landmarks of the Cuban capital like the 'Pabellon Cuba' in Vedado's 23rd street, as well as in random street corners of the old town for a spontaneous image.

It wasn't, however, all work for these stunning models. Joan Smalls and Adriana Lima also took this chance to get to know a little bit about Cuban culture and interact with its people.

"This is my first time in this magical island... and it is truly spectacular."

Said Joan in a behind-the-scenes video of her trip.

Joan Smalls, who claimed to love her experience, also took her own personal photos during the visit and filmed a special video diary of her trip with unique memories. This short film includes images of Havana's streets and buildings, old and new, as well as live Cuba music and dance performances and glances at the island's welcoming people. She explained:

"In between shots, I like taking some of my own personal shots. I see beauty everywhere, so I like to document it and cherish it."

After this Caribbean adventure, both stars remain occupied with upcoming projects. Adriana Lima will travel back to her natal Brazil where she will shoot a new campaign as the face of Vogue Eyewear, whilst Joan Smalls is headed to Australia at the end of the month to help launch W Magazine's own brand, Studio W. The Puerto Rican beauty will also walk the runway for the upscale department store, David Jones.


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