Photos > Candids > 2014 > Nov 09 – Candice Swanepoel On Set of Victoria’s Secret Swim Shoot in St. Barts
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Photos > Candids > 2014 > Nov 11 – Candice Swanepoel Shooting Victoria’s Secret Swim in St. Barts
Photos > Candids > 2014 > Nov 09 – Candice Swanepoel On Set of Victoria’s Secret Swim Shoot in St. Barts
Photos > Fashion Shows > 2014 > Victoria’s Secret > Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show Fitting
Not everyone is a pro at strutting down the runway in giant golden angel wings, but Candice Swanepoel has got it down.
E! News caught up with the leggy beauty at a fitting for the upcoming Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show, which airs Dec. 9 on CBS. This year’s presentation is sure to be a hit: there is not one, but two Fantasy Bras to debut on the catwalk, modeled by Adriana Lima and Alessandra Ambrosio. The diamond-encrusted lingerie sets are valued at $2 million each.
As for Swanepoel, the VS Fashion Show veteran (and last year’s coveted $10 million Fantasy Bra model) shared everything from who she hopes to see perform to what she’ll be grabbing to eat the moment she steps off the runway.
Here’s what she shared with us:
Do you have any predictions for who may be performing at the Victoria’s Secret fashion show? Who would you love to see?
I don’t have any predictions because it’s always such a surprise for us. Sometimes [it’s] someone you would never think would perform so I don’t guess. I would love Beyoncé to perform, really. I mean they always choose amazing artists and it’s fun to walk to something different.
What’s the hardest thing to do in preparation for this show?
The hardest thing is just working out and staying healthy. I get really nervous once it comes close to the show so I just have to stay calm and do my best to enjoy the moment.
Do you do anything before you walk out on the runway?
Just before I walk out I have a moment to myself of just being quiet and getting my mind together—and I have to remind myself that the world will not end if I fall!
What exercises do you do to prepare for the show?
I’ve been with the same trainer since I started with Victoria’s Secret so I do a lot of resistance training, boxing, and Pilates on the machine when I’m tired. But [it’s] really just a balance of things—I don’t do cardio or anything like that.
How is it backstage before the show with the girls?
It’s such an extravaganza with all the girls backstage—it’s quite a thing to experience. There’s so much energy and anxiety going on and once it’s all over you [think], “What just happened to me?”
After the show what goes on through your head?
After the show we just want to let loose, party and enjoy the moment! But once I get back to the hotel it’s that time to just relax.
Any food you want to grab when the show is done and you can relax?
A really good burger but I don’t have to cut too much out. People always ask “What’s the first thing you’re going to eat?”—but I’m just always healthy.
Photos > Candids > 2014 > Nov 06 – Candice Swanepoel On Set Victoria’s Secret Swim Shoot In The Caribbean
With Thanksgiving, the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show and the holiday season all lying just around the corner, anticipation is running high around the Modelinia office and we’re not alone in our excitement. On Tuesday morning, Victoria’s Secret Angel Candice Swanepoel descended upon the retailer’s Herald Square store in New York City where she had the honor of unveiling this year’s multi-million dollar Dream Angels Fantasy Bras along with its latest holiday designer collection. Surrounded by a plethora of sparkly, lacy, frilly bras and panties in hues of red, lavender and black, Candice, looking very sexy and chic in a high-slit asymmetrical skirt and black turtleneck, shared her gift picks of the season while chatting with us about the upcoming Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show. Get the scoop on how the South African stunner is gearing up for this year’s runway including her pre-show workout routine, must-have London travel essentials and more!
1. There are a lot of great gift picks here today. What do you have on your wish list this year?
I love the new Scandalous collection. The campaign is very dark and moody and of corse, very sexy. The push-up bra is one of my favorite pieces in the collection. I also always recommend perfume as a great gift for a loved one— you can’t go wrong. This year, there’s the new Heavenly fragrance which comes with limited-edition Swarovski crystal wings, making it an extra-special gift for the holiday season.
2. With just a few weeks left until the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show, what are you doing right now to get your body ready for the runway?
As a model, I have to stay ready all year round, but about four weeks before the show is when I really start to push myself. I try to focus on my butt and legs a lot more using different strength training exercises and I also box. Justin [Gelband] and I really haven’t changed much of my workout over the years (Ed. note: clearly, it’s working for her). We still tend to do a lot of leg lifts, a lot of exercises using the ball, and a lot of things that I can do lying down when I’m traveling and in the hotel.
3. Any favorite London hotspots?
Usually when I’m in London for work, I’m unfortunately flying in and out and not staying very long. But I do have some favorite areas that I like to stay in, like Soho. That’s kind of like where everything happens and there’s also a lot of really great restaurants. I also love to visit the different gardens— they take very good care of them over there.
4. What must-have beauty products will you be bringing with you to London?
My beauty bag is really always packed— it’s a simple routine: cleanse, tone (rose water spray), moisturize and then add an eye cream at night. Of course, Victoria’s Secret takes care of us at the show, so I don’t have to worry about bringing a lot with me. It is important though that my skin is nice and tan for the show so I make sure to bring self-tanning cream with me. I really like the one from Lorac and then Victoria’s Secret has a great lotion that also adds a little shimmer to the skin. And then I always make sure to pack my favorite hair products. Our hair is worked on all the time, so it’s important that I use a really good, nourishing shampoo and conditioner like the ones from Kerastase.
5. Finally, we know you’re a fan of healthy smoothies. What are some of your favorite things that you like to throw in the blender in the morning to help keep you at your best?
I love smoothies! At home I like to make a blueberry, banana, protein shake. I like to add little potions to it, like collagen powder, fish oil, almond butter, honey— healthy things like that. I also always do a protein shake after I finish working out to help support muscle growth to replenish my body.
source: Laura@bz via modelinia.com
Being a Victoria’s Secret model is a lot of work, but the girls are especially busy this time of year as the lingerie giant prepares for its annual televised fashion show, which will be staged in London this December. Yesterday, Victoria’s Secret revealed the pièces de résistance for this year’s affair: two bejeweled fantasy bras which Adriana Lima and Alessandra Ambrosio will wear on the runway. Needless to say, VS season is in full swing and the models are dutifully promoting the retailer — especially now that the holidays are coming up.
This morning, Candice Swanepoel, last year’s Fantasy Bra model, was on hand at the Victoria’s Secret Herald Square store to promote the retailer’s holiday collection. Sparkly, lacy, frilly bras and panties in hues of red, lavender and black were on display as Candice, looking very sexy and chic in a high-slit asymmetrical skirt and black turtleneck, stopped by to chat with the press. The leggy South African beauty towered over us in her Christian Louboutin So Kate pumps, so we stood on our tiptoes and dished with her on everything from her pre-VS fashion show diet to regifting.
theFashionSpot: This is Victoria’s Secret’s first time showing in London. What are you most excited for?
Candice Swanepoel: I’m most excited for a totally different crowd. It’s been amazing here in New York, but I think the British people are going to freak out because it’s such an extravaganza. I feel like in America, we’ve gotten used to the luxury of VS, so for [the Brits] it’s going to be really exciting. I’m also looking forward to seeing different faces at the show. Plus, it’s always nice for us [models] to travel. The past few years, we’ve been here in New York, running around like crazy. It’s going to be nice — we’re all going to get on a plane together.
tFS: We’re sure there are a lot of guys who would love to be on that plane!
CS: We’re all going to be like [miming putting on a sleep mask], “Don’t talk to me!”
tFS: Hah! Are you going to indulge in any English treats once the show is over?
CS: I grew up on English treats because South Africa has such a big English influence, so I do love a full English breakfast. Eggs, bacon, the whole thing, which actually, I don’t cut out during the show because breakfast is just…you can eat whatever! There’s also shepherd’s pie. English food is all about homey, yummy potatoes and mash, so I’m definitely going to be indulging in that.
tFS: What’s the hardest workout you do to prepare for the show?
CS: The hardest is boxing, but I really enjoy it because it allows me to get a lot out. But the slow, resistance training that I do mostly is what really kills me. People think because it’s slow it doesn’t hurt, but [laughing] it’s that slow burn that gets me!
tFS: How does your diet change in preparation for the show?
CS: I eat really healthily in general. I just feel better that way, but I’ll eat more protein to try and build more muscle because I like strong legs and a bum on the runway. Usually, I don’t think too much about what I eat, other than if it’s fresh or healthy, but in the next five weeks, I’ll be thinking of mixing in veggies and protein with my meal. Maybe even a green juice, so I can feel like I’m doing good to my body.
tFS: The holidays are coming up — what’s the worst Christmas gift you’ve gotten?
CS: Thank God…when I was a kid, I usually got the things I wished for. But I think I got a weird box of biscuits from an aunt or something one year. I was like, “Umm, thanks? My mom could have bought me those!”
tFS: Do you ever regift?
CS: All the time. I’m guilty! It’s actually so nice to be able to do that for my mom and aunts and friends. I get so many beautiful things, but sometimes it’s not really my style, so it’s good to regift. If you haven’t worn it or opened it, it’s fine. Or at least I tell myself that!
tFS: Do you prefer a warm Christmas or cold Christmas?
CS: I’ve never had a cold Christmas, so I couldn’t really tell you, but I’m a summer baby. This kind of weather freaks me out. This weekend I had off, and everyone was like, “Come out! Come out!” and I was like, “Umm…no. I will be at home processing that the weather is not good anymore.” One day I’m gonna live somewhere where it’s summer all the time!
Photos > Public Appearances > 2014 > Nov 04 – Candice Swanepoel Shares Victoria’s Secret Holiday Gift Picks
OK, so this party season how-to features one of the world’s greatest make-up artists, Pat McGrath MBE, and one of the world’s greatest faces, Candice Swanepoel, so we’re aiming high with our make-up this party season.
We’re taking you backstage on set of the new Max Factor campaign with McGrath, its global creative director, “to show you this beautiful colourful couture look on Candice,” as McGrath explains, to pick up a little party inspiration more than anything – after all this is a “very bold, brave, decadent and hedonistic look,” she says.
Bold and brave it may be, we’re taking what we can from McGrath’s lesson in festive make-up by way of “bold shimmers, lots of colour, full blush, glossy lips – because they’re perfect for the party season.”
However, maybe not all at once. The idea is that “this is a really strong couture look that women can take inspiration from.”
“You can take a blush, you can use the bold lip. You know, even use the eye shadow and just work it as an eyeliner. So you can literally break it apart to make the perfect party look.” And if you are after a colour pop for a party follow McGrath’s tip and “apply the colour using a damp brush so that you get more colour intensity.”
“If you’re brave do the whole thing,” adds McGrath, “Other than that, just take elements.”