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Bottega Veneta threw a party this week to celebrate its first fragrance at The Academy Mansion in New York.

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HEY SOUL SISTERS: SoulCycle is the latest cardio craze to gain a cultlike following, but its TriBeCa studio drew an especially large crowd on Tuesday evening for the Supermodel Cycle event.

All for a good cause, attendees, predictably mostly male, paid $1,000 to $2,500 a pop to spin alongside Victoria’s Secret Angels Alessandra Ambrosio, Candice Swanepoel, Lily Aldridge, Erin Heatherton and Lindsay Ellingson. Price was determined on proximity to the models, with all proceeds — $100,000 from the ride, plus a $100,000 match from Victoria’s Secret — going to Pelotonia, a cyclist-oriented cancer research nonprofit.

While the throngs were pumped, some of the Angels weren’t so enthused. “I’m kind of nervous. I don’t do much cardio, mostly dancing at concerts,” Aldridge said, presumably referring to her musician-fiancé Caleb Followill, whom she wed in May. For that occasion, Aldridge added, she definitely trained. “It was like getting ready for a marathon, but nothing like getting ready for the Victoria’s Secret fashion show — that’s a whole different level.”

Swanepoel agreed. “It’s crazy. We all kind of lose our minds,” she said. “Like twice a day for the month before the show, I panic because you’re just trying to get it all in up to the last minute. You want to look your absolute best.”

Still, the next Victoria’s Secret runway show isn’t until November, and it clearly seemed to be the last thing on Ambrosio’s mind: “I can’t wait to get some mint chocolate chip ice cream after this.”

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