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Candice Swanepoel is getting ready to walk…down the aisle that is!
E! News can exclusively reveal that the Victoria’s Secret model is engaged to longtime boyfriend Hermann Nicoli! “She couldn’t be happier,” a source tells us.
The blond bombshell and Nicoli have been together for about 10 years after meeting in Paris when she was just 17-years-old. They’ve been together so long, in fact, that the 26-year-old model is said to have learned Portuguese from her Brazilian beau.
Even though they’re set to spend the rest of their lives together, Swanepoel has opened up to E! News in the past about learning to get through the woes of long distance relationships, even on Valentine’s Day!
“You don’t have to have your loved one with you. You can go out with the girls, have a good time,” the South Africa stunner explained to us last year. “It’s also a good excuse if you have a crush on somebody to use that as the day to let them know.”
Although the couple keeps their relationship under wraps, Swanepoel will sometimes share pictures on Instagram of herself and her now-future hubby, giving fans a look at their adorable, long-running romance.
Congratulations to Candice and Hermann!
Yesterday Jon Kortajarena posted a photo with Candice on his whosays account with this little note:
Working with this beauty for #Vogue
DivineCandice.Com will stay on top of this and let you know all the details about this exciting Vogue shoot as we can.
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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