My friend V rolled up to Coronado Island with the cutest pair of lace up linen pants that I immediately told her I wanted to copy and buy. They are from Venus, and just the latest item I have coveted from that catalog. Did Venus buy out Victoria’s Secret’s clothing line? Because everything in there has that VS-ish vibe. Plus, I like to pretend that each piece will look exactly on me as it does on the young, tan models in its pages. A little escapist retail therapy.