2018. 07. 12., admin
On Monday a new set of photos surfaced via DailyMail and Backgrid in which for the first time Candice Swanepoel showed us her fantastic post partum body after 12 days of her natural birth at home.
On Wednesday Candice took to Instagram Stories to adress the disgusting comments she saw after that and as well as during her last months of pregnancy with the next words:
“This is me 12 days after having my son. If you have anything bad to say about it… Check yourself. Society can be so cruel to one another… Beauty standars are sometimes impossible for women these days, I’m not ashamed to show my post partum tummy… I am proud actually. I carried my son for 9 months in there, I think I’ve earned the right to have a little tummy, is it because I’m a model? Well, we are normal people too so let me enjoy the beach in peace please.✌”
“I don’t have to hide my stomach because people have unrealistic standars of women. We create life. What can you do? Ladies, we all are in this together, be kind to each other. XC.”
2018. 07. 09., admin
Russell James teased yesterday a new project with Candice for which Russell himself and Jerome Duran traveled to Brazil.
In the same set with the crew the creative editor of Vogue Brasil as well as members of the company Mangaba Producoes, who also worked with Candice in the shooting of her first collection for Tropic of C.
It seems we have to wait for more details about the comeback of Candice to work less than 14 days after giving birth to Ariel.
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2018. 07. 09., admin
I know this comes too late but I didn’t find a good PDF to do the high quality scans till now.
Candice was the cover girl of the November edition of Vogue Brazil and also the star of the editorial “Beat Acelerado” in which also Anacã had a small feature. In the issue they put an article wrote by Candice herself about her experience in the motherhood.
Married to a Brazilian, the top South African Candice Swanepoel became mom to her first child in the country and was accompanied by her family in Vitoria. Here, she writes – in Portuguese fluently – about the emotion of receiving Anacã in a humanized birth in the maternity bath.
I dreamed of having children until I was 25, when I began to feel a very strong desire to be a mother, to care for and to love someone.
When we women reach a certain stage of our existence, the body asks for it: to generate a new life. I’ve been dating Hermann (Nicoli, Brazilian model) since 2005, who I met in Paris when we were both at the beginning of our career. I went to Brazil for the first time the following year and felt in love.
I have had beautiful experiences in the Fathers since I was 17, so we decided to have our first child here. The fact that I spoke Portuguese fluently also helped in the decision – otherwise, it would be very difficult to communicate at this particular moment. My soul and my energy are always at peace when I am in Brazil. I really wanted the birth to be natural, so I concentrated and trained enough so that could happen.
Pregnancy, to me, was something unexplainable, a magical moment. I know is different for each person, but I loved the feeling of the baby stirring in my belly. Until today, I look at my son and try to remember that feeling. When I completed three months of management, I decided to stop working. I wanted to devote my time to everything that lay ahead, to understand what was happening inside me. I started searching to find out how the baby was evolving over the months. I dreamed a lot about him, imagined his face, sang to him, talked to him … Here were the thoughts about childbirth. I was in New York, but I wanted my son to be born in Brazil. It would be close to nature, the sea, the air-
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After five months of gestation, I arrived in Vitoria, in Espirito Santo, where Hermann’s family lives, and I went to see a doctor. At that moment, I met Dr. Jaqueline Alvarenga. She was calm and affectionate, besides having an energy that left me calm. In Brazil, about 60% of the parties are cesareas. So I knew that I needed to find a team that could really help me with a natural, humanized delivery. Unfortunately, many doctors opt for a cesarean section because normal deliveries can take longer. Of course the cesarean is important, but it is designed for specific situations, to protect the life of the mother in cases of risk or when the baby really needs. In humanized births, one of the common practices is having a doula – women who give the physical and emotional support to the mothers before, during and after the birth of the baby. Mine was Leticia Rios, from the group Gesta Vida of Vitoria. She acorn-panted me through the whole process and taught me exercises and techniques such as, for example, the step-by-step time to give birth, breastfeeding, and everything. I also did pilates and took part in lectures for pregnant women in a program focused on humanized childbirth. The pre-paration has to be physical, but it is also spiritual.
The model with the newborn child lives and make friends with women from lives so different from each other.
It was a place where the group could talk about everything and get support. When the time finally came, I felt ready. Hermann also gave me incredible support and was present at childbirth. The time went by and, my pregnancy had completed 42 weeks. The last month was very dis-comfortable. My belly was huge and I, anxious for the birth, to know it and begin this new phase.
On October 4, 2016, at 2:30 a.m., the contractions will begin. I stood between the shower and the bed, meditating until my doula arrived. At noon I went to the hospital. Anaca was born at 5:30 p.m.
In the hot tub the hot water helped me in the process. It was 15 hours worth every second. He came straight to my brave men.
The pregnancy gave me a strength and a sense of responsibility that made any fear disappear. I knew the pains of contractions would be to bring my son closer to me. Looking at his little face was an expected and intense moment in my life. I was so happy to have felt all that, nature is perfect! We are stronger than we think. That is why today, I wish all women to have a beautiful birth and to mark you. I want to have more children and to give to the world as naturally as I can.
2018. 06. 23., admin
W Magazine released a interview with Candice days after she received Ariel in her home in Brazil. In the interview she talks about Tropic Of C and thinking about designing clothes for pregnant women.
It’s been a busy few months for Candice Swanepoel, to say the least. On Tuesday, she welcomed her second child, just a few weeks after launching her new eco-friendly swimwear line, Tropic of C. “It’s my third baby!” Swanepoel laughed as she looked back on the two-year process of creating the line. (Of course, Baby One is the supermodel’s 20-month-old son, Anacan, and Baby Two is the new son, whom she gave birth to at home.)
As Swanepoel has starred in numerous swim shoots throughout her career, it would seem that launching a swimsuit line would be an easy child—if we’re keeping up the metaphor—to care for. “I’ve always been drawn to fashion, but [through] modeling you really get the inside scoop,” she said. “I also get to see what works and what doesn’t firsthand, from colors and skin tones to stitch and stretch. As models, we learn to interpret and understand many different styles, and the history of fashion, as things always repeat.”
For her debut collection, Swanepoel decided to focus on silhouettes she loved from the ’80s and ’90s, the heydey of the supermodel. The line’s signature is a high-cut leg, which is a personal favorite of Swanepoel’s. “I think the hips are one of the sexiest parts of a woman’s body, so I like to accentuate that,” she explained. The collection’s muted tones are also a nod to the ’90s, but the working mom noted that “the earth is our color palette,” and that she’s very inspired by all nature has to offer.
In addition to offering chic swimwear with a smart fit in earthy hues, sustainability is a huge part of what Swanepoel aims to promote with Tropic of C. She firmly believes that “being sustainable should be the norm,” and her swimsuits are created, in part, from regenerated nylon fiber, a substance that is fabricated from fishing nets and nylon waste. “Packaging of product is another area where we can push for a more sustainable approach,” she added. “I’m always receiving gifts or purchases wrapped in plastic 10 times. We were very conscious not to do that.”
Though she managed to walk in the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show and pose nude while pregnant, Swanepoel may not have been wearing her own line in the later months leading up to her son’s birth. “I wore them in the beginning of my pregnancy, but when my belly got too big I had to go with some simple triangle bikinis, as they are easy to adjust as you grow,” she said. “I would like to, in the future, design something specificity for pregnant women. After this pregnancy, I have some ideas!”
Here, Candice Swanepoel shares her favorite destinations, beach must-haves, and how she styles her swim from day to night.
Pool vs. beach:
Favorite vacation destination:
Brazil, Mexico, Seychelles, and Bora Bora.
Speakers, sunscreen, and conditioner.
Favorite beach vacation memory:
I have so many! There is something special about sunrise or sunset swims, or swimming in the rain.
Favorite swimsuit inspiration:
Bo Derek in Tarzan.
How would you style swim for a fun night out:
I love one pieces for this reason—you can go from the beach straight to happy hour! Depending on the place or occasion, [I would wear] either denim shorts and earrings to accessorize or, if it’s fancier, a chic skirt, slick ponytail, and red lip.
Any swimsuit style you would never wear:
Never say never.
What are you reading this summer:
The Secret by Rhonda Byrne.
What is your essential summer playlist?
2018. 06. 23., admin
Candice gave a birth to baby #2 and we know thanks to Hermann what’s his name. When Candice published the news she didn’t post the name because according to our friends and a friend of the new parents they were unsure about the name. Their first choice was Gael but after much thinking they came with Ariel, which is a hebrew name which means “lion of God”.
Check bellow the full meaning of the name:
Ariel (אריאל) is an Israeli settlement and city, belonging to the Judea and Samaria administrative area in the central West Bank, part of the Israeli-occupied territories, approximately 20 kilometres (12 mi) east of the Green Line and 34 kilometres (21 mi) west of the Jordan border. Ariel was first established in 1978 and its population was 19,220 in 2016.
Means “lion of God” in Hebrew, from אֲרִי (‘ari) meaning “lion” and אֵל (el) meaning “God”. In the Old Testament it is used as another name for the city of Jerusalem. Shakespeare used it as the name of a spirit in his play ‘The Tempest’ (1611), and one of the moons of Uranus bears this name in his honour.
Ariel (pronounced Ari’el), literally means ‘Lion of God’. “Ari” (Lion) in Hebrew is also a synonym for bravery and courage and it is also the symbol of the tribe of Judah.
The city of Ariel is named after Jerusalem. Ariel in the Hebrew Bible is one of the names for Jerusalem and the Temple of Jerusalem (Isaiah 29:1-8). Lion Symbolism & Meaning.
Throughout the ancient world, the vibrant yellow mane of the Lion made it a natural solar symbol. As such this King of the Beasts comes roaring into our spiritual journey with raw power, courage, and aggressiveness. But cats are nocturnal.
Here is the first photo of baby Ariel published by Candice herself.
And here is the announcement by Hermann:
From DivineCandice we want to congratulate the new parents on their new baby and send love and peace for this beautiful baby and his family.