Fashion week festivities kicked off last night with a pair of dueling parties hosted by Victoria’s Secret models Candice Swanepoel and Jourdan Dunn. At Locanda Verde in Tribeca, Swanepoel celebrated her philanthropic efforts with Mother denim. The South African beauty and the L.A.-based brand teamed up on a capsule collection of denim and T-shirts (the “I Want to Swim in the Swanepoel” style is a surefire hit), with a portion of the proceeds benefiting mothers2mothers. The organization works to prevent the transmission of HIV from mothers to their babies.
Swanepoel, who was wearing a pair of high-waisted jeans from her collection, admitted it was the start and end of her NYFW duties. “I’m running away from the cold tomorrow,” she told Style.com. “I will be in Brazil with my boyfriend for a few days. Valentine’s Day? We don’t usually do much other than say something cute to each other—I think I am all set in the lingerie department.” Martha Hunt, on the other hand, was feeling pumped for her newest role at fashion week: showgoer. “I am so excited for Public School—it will be my very first time sitting front-row at a show. Not that there’s anything wrong with walking in shows—I love doing that—but it will just be such a different experience.”
Meanwhile, Jourdan Dunn and her VS cohorts Karlie Kloss and Toni Garrn partied a little farther uptown at No.8, where Dunn hosted the second Cell for Gratitude fete. The model, Illesteva, and Rochambeau joined forces to support the Sickle Cell Disease Association of America. Dunn’s 5-year-old son, Riley, suffers from sickle-cell anemia, and 100 percent of the proceeds from the evening’s sales went to the organization in his honor. The night ended with Mick Jagger jamming out on the dance floor.
“I have all the samples and I’ve been wearing them for about a month,” says Candice Swanepoel about a pair of denim jeans she sported while she was in London for the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show, “All of the girls are asking me about them!” The “girls” who Swanepoel is referring to are her fellow Victoria’s Secret Angels, and as for the piece of clothing that they swooned over, those are her jeans and the product of her collaboration with the denim brand Mother. It shouldn’t be a surprise that Swanepoel has entered the field of jean design: The supermodel has an impeccable denim collection. Whether she is exiting an airport or on the asphalt, the South African stunner has a knack making a pair of “mom jeans” look sexy, or upping the ante on a simple pair of cut-off shorts.
The collection, which includes seven styles that range from high-waisted to skinny jeans with slashed knees, along with appearance of an old-school button-down fly, is dotted with Candice’s favorite era of the nineties, as well as nods to Cindy Crawford’s short shorts in her 1992 Pepsi Super Bowl commercial. “I love that image, so that’s where it all started,” says Swanepoel. “It’s not that dress-up denim—it’s more ‘girl off-duty.’ That relaxed look that was still sexy. They just threw on a white shirt and the jeans kind of did it all.”
And though the collection may be based on bionic supermodel fits, Swanepoel has gone through the same problems as other women when it comes to issues surrounding the waist area, as well as the legs. “The fit in the bum is very important to me—I like that old Levi’s look, but I still need there to be enough stretch in the bum so it doesn’t squash down. We really tried to perfect the way it fit in the bum and the waist,” says Swanepoel. “And then the ankles as well. It’s hard to get jeans on if they are so tight-fitting on the ankles!”
Aside from perfected denim fits, Swanepoel also made sure to embed a bit of her roots into the collection. A portion of the proceeds from the denim collaboration will go to the South African–based organization mothers2mothers, which works to prevent the spread of HIV from mothers to their children. “I was looking for things that I have a personal connection to and so for years I’ve been trying to get more involved in things in South Africa. It is appropriate that it is mothers, and Mother for mothers2mothers,” says Swanepoel. “It’s good to raise awareness, and for us to do what we can to help.” Additionally, once again looking to her roots with South Africa and mothers in mind, Swanepoel included a tiny embroidery of her family crest. “It’s pretty little and funny—it’s a swan in a pool. When we were talking about details, I thought that was a cute touch,” says Swanepoel. “I thought if I’m putting my name on the jeans, my crest should be on it too—make my mama proud!”
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Jan 27, 2015 – We’re sharing the VS love across the U.S. with Angel events in Las Vegas and New York City. Find the perfect Valentine’s Day gift, score triple points on your Angel Card purchases, and have your pic taken with our Angels. Adriana Lima will be at the Forum Shops at Caesars on Tuesday, February 3, from 6-7pm. And Candice Swanepoel and Lily Aldridge will be at Herald Square on Thursday, February 5, from 12-1pm. See you there!
The Victoria’s Secret angels were around Juanes with their wings.
The country will be part of a special for TV that was filmed in Puerto Rico and in which Maroon 5 also took part.
Juanes was invited to take part in a special of the prestigious brand Victoria’s Secret for take part in a special for tv of the brand for the month of March and did alredy film part of it in Puerto Rico,here you’ve got an exclusive sneak peak.
The angels of Victoria’s Secret took the Island of Enchantment with their new production which will be shown in the screens sin March. This images show Juanes in the production and the angels dancing with his songs. He is one of the guests along the band Maroon 5. Lily Aldridge,Martha Hunt,Doutzen Kroes and Candice Swanepoel already posed in the scenary of Playa Esperanza in the Island of Vieques and later they’ll be in Viejo San Juan and Isla del Palomino for complet the special. The project will be extended until the first days of January and will be part of the launching of the new campaign of swimsuit,that will also project the tourism to Puerto Rico with the amazing beaches.
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If there is any supermodel whose secrets we want to know, its Candice Swanepoel, who celebrates her 26th birthday today and who has already passed many impressive career milestones.
The flaxen-haired modeling talent from South Africa is a classic beauty with the kind of jaw-dropping physique that made her a breakout star in the competitive world of Victoria’s Secret modeling. It takes effort to keep her looks in peak condition, and Swanepoel divulges the details of her diet, workout routine, and health regimen in an interview with Savoir Flair. As her job demands a high amount of muscle concentration and hours spent posing, she is careful not to overdo her workouts, although, that doesn’t stop her from sneaking in a few squats. In her own words, “you can do them anywhere!”
Read on for an in-depth look at the workout routine and positive healthy lifestyle of the beautiful birthday girl.
What kind of attitude do you have towards staying healthy and fit?
Staying healthy and fit is my job but to be able to work the way we do, I also need to do it. Taking care of myself makes me feel better; it makes me able to perform as a model. If I was unhealthy I wouldn’t be able to do what I do. I feel lucky that it is part of my job to take care of myself.
How do you sneak in exercise into your working day?
I usually can’t but our work is so physical, shooting lingerie and swimwear, that I work my body out all day. I know which muscles to target – as I’m posing, in a way I’m actually working out. I don’t pose lazily – I pose with purpose and use every muscle.
Do you stick to a regular workout routine for a long time?
No, I know my body well enough to know when I need to rest if I’ve been working a lot. I can also feel when I need to focus on intensifying my exercise for a few weeks. It’s all about balance… You can’t overwork your body.
When you’re traveling or when pressed for time, what exercises do you like to do?
Squats are always good and you can do them anywhere! Because traveling is physical already, I try not to overexert myself. If I feel like I need to do something before a shoot, I’ll do some resistance training on towel in hotel.
Do you have a go-to gym outfit? What’s your preferred style?
I don’t have a go to outift. I like to mix up my outfits to make it more interesting. Sometimes I like to go more “hip-hop” and other times more feminine, like when I do Pilates and ballet. I like to dress for the exercise I’m doing and Victoria’s Secret Sport has such a great range that I can find everything I need there. I love the Victoria’s Secret Incredible Front Close Bra for more intense activity and The Angel Sport Bra for low-intensity activity.
What is in your gym bag?
Right now I have ankle weights, resistance bands, and water, so that I can really be on the go. I also love having the Victoria’s Secret Sport Incredible Front Close Bra in there – it’s so comfortable and supportive. It’s always good to have some fragrance in my bag to put on after a workout – right now I love the Victoria’s Secret Scandalous scent.
How has your approach to your own physical and mental well-being transformed since becoming a Victoria’s Secret Angel?
When I started with VS, I started learning more about what I should eat, how my body works, what exercise is best for me, and how far I can push my body. Working for VS has also taught me a lot about work and life balance.
What’s on the horizon for you as a Victoria’s Secret Angel?
The Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show! We are going to London this year and it is going to be incredible. London is very exciting for all of us and we have a bunch of amazing trips coming up – a lot of beautiful beaches.
What’s currently on your workout playlist?
Trap music – it’s like hardcore electronic.
Cape Town – South African Victoria’s Secret Angel Candice Swanepoel has been chosen by Behati Prinsloo to be her bridesmaid in her upcoming nuptials.
The Namibian supermodel will be saying “I do” to Maroon 5’s front man Adam Levine on 19 July in Los Cabos, Mexico.
Behati Prinsloo’s parents, Boet and Magda Prinsloo, confirmed in an interview with You Magazine that the supermodel is indeed going to be their daughter’s bridesmaid in the upcoming wedding ceremony that is set to be a very intimate affair with only a few friends and family in attendance.
Prinsloo and Levine started dating in 2012 and later got engaged in 2013, an occasion described by Levine as so nerve-wrecking he lost his equilibrium at some point while kneeling down to propose to his supermodel sweetheart.
During the Osmoze Summer 2015 shoot, Candice and Marlon Teixeira shot a fashion film called, “Blue” which will premiere July 25th at the La Jolla International Fashion Film Festival.
As a Victoria’s Secret Angel and model, Candice Swanepoel is accustomed to being bikini-ready at a moment’s notice – rather unlike the scramble to book pedicure appointments, apply fake tan and regret not doing more exercise experienced by the British as soon as the sun shows its face. For that very reason, we asked the long-limbed, glowing-skinned South African to share her advice for being prepared for summer sunshine – and making the most of it while it’s here.
1. Sun protection is really important for me. My face really burns and it’s not cute! My facialist gives me a really strong sunscreen, and I wear that every day, whether it’s sunny or not.
2. I leave a vanity bag always packed with my favourite stuff so it’s ready to go when I travel. I have my products that I always need: my face wash, toner, moisturiser, sunscreen and body oil – I love Bio Oil.
3. Because I’m in the ocean all the time, I use a lot of different oils and conditioning creams on my hair. In Brazil it’s very normal to take products and your brush to the beach, people dye their hair… so I take all of my conditioning treatments to the beach when I’m there.
4. When I’m on holiday, I try to take a break from make-up. If we have a night out, or go and see a band or something, I’ll do some blush and mascara – but I try to keep it really minimal.
5. Squats are the key! It’s definitely squats! They work for me if I’ve been on holiday and I feel like I haven’t done enough exercise. Even 10 make me feel better. You know what’s good – if you squat and when you come back up, you squeeze really hard. That works.
ON HOLIDAY WITH AN ANGEL – Candice Swanepoel is taking us all to Brazil… sort of. The South African model has always been vocal about her love for the country that she considers her second home – her long-term boyfriend hails from there and she speaks fluent Portuguese – and on her last trip she kept a photo diary for us. The Victoria’s Secret Angel was in the country to shoot the campaign for the new Bottletop collection – which, like her, is inspired by Brazil.
“The shoot was wonderful,” Swanepoel told us. “The location was a stunning contemporary beach house designed by one of Bahia’s leading architects, with lots of glass walls and light which is perfect for shooting. We were lucky that the sun shone! We had a DJ playing electronic dance music all afternoon to keep our energy and spirits high, and I think you can tell we had a great time by the quality of the images.”
While in Brazil, Swanepoel was also able to spend some time at the brand’s atelier – where local women have been taught to construct Bottletop’s innovative bags.
“Getting to see firsthand how the handbags are made and having the ladies talk me through each skill they have learnt was incredible,” she added. “It’s important to me to be more hands on when it comes to these projects: to hear with my own ears how it’s changing their lives. Brazil is a very spiritual place for me, especially the north, so it was a great place to shoot.”
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