Candice Swanepoel is a model, philanthropist, and founder and creative director of Tropic of C, an eco-lifestyle and swimsuit brand inspired by the earth and powered by sustainability and community.
Candice was born in a South African village called Mooi River, where she grew up on a farm and spent her childhood surrounded by nature and family. From a young age, she had a passion for the earth, beauty, and fashion. Her modeling career took off after she was discovered by a talent scout in a flea market as a teenager, and she began to book jobs all across Europe. After debuting in her first Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show in 2007, she officially became an Angel in 2010 and continues to model for the brand to this day, along with other editorial and high fashion work. She eventually channeled her love for nature and sustainability into founding Tropic of C, and she also serves as a patron and ambassador for mothers2mothers, an organization working to end HIV/AIDS and create bright futures for women and families across sub-Saharan Africa.
Despite her high-profile projects that take her all over the world, Candice says she’s the happiest hiding away on a beach with sunglasses, soft sand, and reggae music. She enjoys keeping up with her nutrition and exercise, citing yoga, Pilates, and resistance training as some of her favorite ways to stay in shape.
She was also introduced as a instructor:
Join supermodel Candice Swanepoel and celeb trainer Harley Pasternak for these quick, powerful, compound-move workouts that will challenge you and leave you ready to take on more. You’ll incorporate blocks, weights, and bodyweight exercises into fun, stackable 10-minute classes you can do anywhere.
In this series, you’ll:
– Sculpt and build length and strength from head to toe
– Mix, max, stack, and repeat 10-minute classes to fit your schedule and goals
– Work out with blocks, weights, and bodyweight exercises.
Candice attended last night with Eduardo Bravin, Raissa Leme, Thais Martins, Lais Ribeiro and more friends the “A Night From Rio” Art Exhibition & Single Release Celebration.
Last month Candice Swanepoel went to Tulum with photographer Eduardo Bravin, make up artist Carolina Gonzalez, hair stylist Italo Gregorio and fellow model Lais Ribeiro to shoot an upcoming campaign of Tropic of C which now we know that will be called “Verano Caliente”, ” Hot Summer.”
The campaign will be avalaible to shop tomorrow, April 29.
Here is the first view:
See the collection photos at our gallery.
Candice Swanepoel is the cover girl of Madame Figaro France’s beauty issue this month. The shoot by David Roemer with make up by Tatyana Makarova, styled by Isabel Dupre and hair by Benoit Moeyaert was shot on November in Bahamas.
Candice Swanepoel, top model: “I have never dieted in my life.”
Once upon a time there was a little blonde girl who grew up free and wild between savannah and waterfalls on a farm in the province of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. A few years later, Candice Swanepoel, one of the world’s highest paid superstars, paraded for Victoria’s Secret in a bra adorned with ten million dollar rubies, diamonds and sapphires.
Between the two ? A story like only the fabulous world of fashion can write. At 15, the little girl is five feet tall, has an angelic face, a full mouth, a goddess body and takes a leisurely stroll through the Durban flea market. The time to catch the eye of a talented scout, and here it is in London, Milan, Paris, New York, which connects contracts, shootings, parades and finds itself on the coveted podium of the famous brand of sexy lingerie, of which she becomes one of the jewels.
Like everyone else, in 2020, Candice had to press the pause key but, last November, the young woman returned to the beaches of the Bahamas with relief for the shooting of this Beauty Special. The opportunity to get to know this it girl better, who describes herself as “loyal, compassionate, adventurous, ambitious, relaxed and dreamy …”
I went through different stages. At first, I cooked like a maniac, then I started gardening and, finally, by cleaning up so that new energies circulated. Finally, I found a new rhythm, and I feel much more peaceful. I enjoyed this time with my children, looking and smelling my roses. When I think about the difficulties that some people face, I feel full of gratitude and thank my lucky star every day. ”
On social networks, we see her sweating an hour a day with her coach. She also admits drinking smoothies with collagen powder in them “like a lot of models”. To us, she confirms her addiction to sport : “I do yoga, Pilates, resistance exercises with weights, and, recently, I jump rope. But I’ve never been on a diet in my life. I just eat everything in moderation, fresh and healthy foods. ”
“At the beach, I put conditioner on my hair to protect it from salt.” CANDICE SWANEPOEL.
Candice is more and more concerned with the content of products and, sometimes, manages with the means at hand: “I concoct hair masks with aloe vera, khaki for the radiance of the face and iced coconut. to decongest. When I’m not working out, I like the natural sunkissed look : concealer, bronzer, tinted lip balm, and highlighter. Her advice: “Never squeeze your pimples and put conditioner on your hair when you go to the beach to protect it from salt.”
AN OSCAR FOR CANDICE!
With spring in the air, it’s the perfect time to check in with the divine CANDICE SWANEPOEL, who covers our April issue. The Lions Management superstar tells us about wearing the dress of the moment, how she’s keeping busy with her own line, and where she’s raring to go!
By EDDIE ROCHE
You’ve had a long history with the Oscar de la Renta brand.
I started working with Oscar in 2012. I was booked for his show and later the campaign, then continued working with the brand when Laura Kim) and Fernando [Garcia) continued as creative directors. It’s always an honor and a dream to be part of his vision; the brand represents pure elegance and strong femininity to me.
Did you have a chance to work with Oscar himself? What are your memories of him?
Yes, I had the privilege of working with him. I remember going into the fitting for his show and they put me in a cute striped knitted hot pants and crop top. I was nervous to walk for him in such a revealing look, because I knew he respected elegance above all, so I did my most chic catwalk and he loved it. He was a very humble sweet man. Laura Kim and Fernando Garcia are keeping his legacy alive.
When did you first meet them?
I met them at the casting for the show, and we’ve been working together ever since. When you put on an Oscar de la Renta dress you feel like the most elegant woman in the room. They’ve designed some of the most beautiful dresses I’ve ever worn, not to mention they’re two of the sweetest people in the industry.
You summed up the floral Oscar dress you wore very well by writing on Instagram: “If spring were a dress.” What’s the dress like in person?
It’s like a piece of art, with each flower embroidered to look real. The amount of work it took to make it makes it even more special to be the one to wear it.
What was it like to shoot the collection with Cass Bird?
I love working with Cass! We always have fun on set, and the pictures were effortlessly beautiful.
When we touched base with you last summer you were loving not traveling. Are you eager to start up again?
Yes, I do miss traveling. I’ve so enjoyed this time with children and slowing down, but I miss Europe and South Africa and Brazil. I guess it makes us appreciate being able to experience so many beautiful places.
Where would you like to go?
South Africa, Brazil, Costa Rica, or Greece.
You’re used to going to a lot of great events. Are there any specific ones you’ve found yourself missing?
It’s always incredible to be a part of the Met Ball.
I miss seeing my friends at events and getting dressed up together.
Most people have learned a new skill or improved their life somehow over the past year. Did you pick up any new hobbies or skills?
I got into home workouts and running, which I never liked before. I also just took up tennis.
You have your own line, Tropic of C! It’s going to be swimsuit season soon. What’s new with the brand?
So much! I’ve been working nonstop on the brand and added movement, so I’m having a lot of fun dreaming up new designs and new beautiful ways to shoot them. I’m just grateful that we’ve continued to grow and expand, despite the pandemic.
You’ve made a point of having the line be ecologically responsible. Why is that so important to you, and do you see a shift in fashion to become more mindful?
Yes! When I started it three years ago, I wanted the line to be something I could be proud of from all angles, not just adding to the problem. I want to leave the world a better place, not worse. I feel we need to be an example for our children; everything I do I want them to be proud.
What are some of the best sellers of your line?
The Praia bikini, which is the perfect everyday bikini, and the South Pacific bikini, which is an elegant, more structured piece. People love the prints and colors as I choose color combinations that you don’t find everywhere. Our movement pieces are also doing well.
You’re in incredible shape. How have you been staying active the past year?
Zoom workouts at home. I’ve been running on the beach occasionally, which is harder than it looks, and playing with my kids keeps me in shape.
HOW CAN YOU GET THE DRESS OF THE SEASON?
The $8,990 Oscar de la Renta dress worn by Candice on our cover is exclusively available for pre-order from Moda Operandi. Enjoy!
Candids > 2021 > Mar 29 – Candice Swanepoel – Looks stunning as she hits the beach in Tulum
Tropic of C announced a new pop up in Miami on April 2nd, 3th and 4th at Joia Beach restaurant.
The schedule of the pop is the following: April 2nd has a starting time of 4PM until 11PM and for April 3rd and 4th is from 1PM until 11PM.
If you’re attending please be safe and follow the guidelines.
Oscar de la Renta presented digitally the new Fall 2021 collection with a series of photos photographed by Cass Bird.
We can see Candice Swanepoel on 11 photos of the set released in stunning pieces. You can see them at DivineCandice.com gallery.
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