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Brazilian model Emanuela de Paula confirmed to DivineCandice that Candice will be her guest on her IG series “Tell Me More” this Saturday. Make sure to follow her to watch it.
Candids > 2020 > July 12 – Out and about in NY
Great news! We have a new campaign for our beauty.
“Mônot, a collection designed by Lebanese designer Eli Mizrahi, will launch its first ad campaign this week. Known for its architectural eveningwear featuring clean lines, simple shapes and curves, Mônot flew Kate Moss, Jourdan Dunn, Candice Swanepoel, Mariacarla Boscono, Amber Valletta, Xiao Wen, and Alek Wek in January to AlUla, home to Saudi Arabia’s first World Heritage Site, which is due to open to the public in October.
The images were shot by the photography duo Luigi & Iango near Maraya, the largest mirrored building in the world. The black and white womenswear looks are set in stark contrast against the centuries-old golden-hued rock formations. Inspired by the contemporary artist Lucio Fontana and the architect Eero Saarinen, the collection is grounded in a geometric concept where strong lined silhouettes and peekaboo apertures create a Neo-futuristic tone.
When I saw Maraya, I knew that was where I wanted to shoot my campaign. Maraya is Arabic for mirror. For me it symbolized self-reflection. And I know that right now Saudi Arabia is in the process of its own sort of self-reflection as it begins to open up towards the rest of the world and to empower its women to help shape the future of the kingdom. This is the first project of its kind that has ever taken place is AlUla and I feel extremely honored that Mônot can be a symbol of the country’s transformation, said Mizrahi.
The campaign’s stylist was Carine Roitfeld, makeup artist was Georgi Sandev and hair was done by Luigi Murenu. Mizrahi wanted to make sure many different cultures and ethnicities were represented during the shoot. The designer also hired an all-female local production company as another way of encouraging the broadening horizons of Saudi citizens.
Starting July 8, the ads will appear primarily online, and the participants will post images on their different social media platforms. In addition, Mizrahi is creating a coffee table book about the 24-hour trip to AlUla, filled with images of the campaign and behind-the-scenes shots. The book, which comes out in September, will be sent to current and potential clients.
Mônot, which officially launched last September, is sold online and via retailers such as Harvey Nichols, Browns, Moda Operandi, Tsum, and Luisa Via Roma. Mônot designs have been worn by such celebrities as Zendaya, Saoirse Ronan, and Demi Moore.”
The Daily Front Row released a new interview with Candice for their Summer issue, now avalaible at issuu.
Candice Swanepoel has spent a good part of her career wearing bathing suits, so it’s only fitting that eventually she’d bank on her killer bod and start her own line. The 31-year-old supermodel became an instant entrepreneur when she launched Tropic of C, an ecologically responsible swimwear line that women can’t get enough of. Here, she tells THE DAILY all about this hit venture and what got her to stop and smell the roses.
How have you spent the past few months in quarantine?
I’ve been spending a lot of time in nature, outside with my boys. It’s been a blessing not having to travel like I normally do.
What did you learn about yourself?
I focused a lot on myself and my kids, and took a break from social media. I’ve been thinking about the things that are most important to me. And the things that aren’t necessary. The quarantine has been a time of rest and reflection.
What did you miss about working?
I miss traveling to new places, and I miss the teams of incredible people that I work with.Your swimwear brand, Tropic of C, is a favorite at The Daily. How has it evolved over the years, and how do you describe it to new customers?
The brand keeps evolving, and it’s so rewarding to see that every day we reach more women in all corners of the world. We have a solid swimwear presence and have connected with customers via some of our best sellers, like the Mama Africa collection or the C Collection, while introducing new fashion styles and diversifying our offerings. For example, this season we collaborated with a female artisan group in Peru and made beautiful hand-knitted crochet tops. We also introduced our first collection of knit separates in stripes and organic cotton T-shirts that can be worn to the beach and beyond. Tropic of C is a brand for conscious consumers; I wanted our customer to wear the pieces because they love the look and feel but also what we stand for.
The brand is ecologically responsible, which is tough in the swimwear category. Tell us how you’re accomplishing this.
Since the beginning when I was creating branding, I really wanted to create a brand that was conscious of its impact on the planet and use new innovations to create products that continually aim to reduce the environmental impact of our production through ongoing sustainable fabric development and refining our manufacturing processes. We focused in two areas—our fabrics and our packaging. Most of our fabrics used upcycled or regenerated nylon. This means we bring very little virgin nylon, closing the loop by participating in a circular economy. Also our prints are done digitally, drastically reducing water usage and electricity but also waste. In the case of our packaging, we are proud our bags and mailer are made out of bioplastics that are biodegradable and compostable. Our main labels also use recycled polyester, and our hang tags are made from bamboo, while our envelopes use stone paper. We spent a lot of time on these details, and we do pay a premium, but we know our customer cares and it fulfills the promise we made on our mission as a brand and a team.
Where does your passion for the environment come from?
I grew up on a farm in South Africa, where I was always playing outside with my brother. Appreciation for nature is something that was instilled in me from a young age, and I continue to have a great passion and appreciation for the environment.
What have some of your best sellers been over the years?
Some of our best sellers are our most classic and simple silhouettes and our favorites from the beginning. The C Collection is very identifiable because we use extra thin cording, and our stitching all around is quite difficult to execute. We wanted to create these styles with minimal seams to be very delicate and feminine. South Pacific—in both black and in leopard—resonates with customers all over the world; it has a retro corset look that is flattering, making it an instant classic. Our Mama Africa print grew into a collection of numerous styles. This classic leopard print is quite iconic and continues to be a favorite. We’re growing it even further for Resort.
Where are you selling the line?
We sell via our own e-commerce, tropicofc.com, where we have the collection in full. We have partnered with an amazing set of multibrand retailers around the world—Selfridges in the U.K., Moda Operandi, My Theresa, and Luisa Via Roma as luxury online retailers, and Holt Renfrew in Canada as part of their sustainable Holt project presentation. We recently launched at Bandier and will be opening a pop-up at Fred Segal in Los Angeles for two months to give our customers a chance to shop the collection in person.
What’s your favorite part of working on the line?
Fittings are definitely my favorite part, and when all my creative input comes to life. We transform styles and create new ways of finishing, adding details, and making sure my ideas are executed. It also triggers my fantasies on how to shoot the styles, what location, and with who.
You also model your own designs. Is there anything different about modeling your own creations?
Yes, I’m not only the model but also the art director on our shoots, so I get to apply all I learned working with so many amazing photographers, stylists, and creatives. My work in front of the camera is only a piece. I’m very involved in the planning of the photo shoots and campaigns, creating mood boards, casting other models, editing the images, and how we present and launch the collections on our channels.
Any fun plans for this summer?
Depending on the situation, I hope that I am able to spend some time at the beach with my boys.
Quarantine was a time for self-improvement for a lot of people. What did you accomplish during the experience?I’ve had a couple of different stages during this quarantine. At first I was cooking like a maniac and impressed myself with my talents in the kitchen, then I started gardening and spending more time outside. Now I’m in an organizing period, going through my home and throwing out things I don’t need and clearing my space for new energy to flow. I’m all about minimalism and thinking about my goals for the future. I definitely needed a break from the fast pace of the world and have enjoyed having this moment to stop and smell the roses.
Tropic of C shared via Instagram Stories that they sell now on a new stockist, Bandier.
Check out now the pieces avalaible.
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Exciting news! Tropic of C keeps growing and now is avalaible on a new e-commerce, LUISAVIAROMA.
Currently they have 16 pieces avalaible including coco in red, the C in mama africa and equator in hibiscus/poppy.
TROPIC OF C is a brand with purpose, partnering with like-minded people to make a positive impact on the environment & beyond. this vision is realized through our core values of sustainability, empowerment, community and quality. The brand focuses on sustainable production practices and materials, as well as supporting programs and organizations for female empowerment throughout the world. TROPIC OF C also concentrates on the quality of its product, picking timelessness over trends. The brand has created a growing community of empowered women who feel confident in their TROPIC OF C swimwear.
Shop now at LUISAVIAROMA.
Some of Vogue’s favourite models dressed up in treasured pieces from their own wardrobes to share lockdown selfies, donating part or all of the featured looks to an online auction in aid of NHS Charities Together. The event will begin on Vogue.hardlyeverwornit.com at 2pm on 9 June and end at 2pm on 12 June. Prints of these images will also be available to buy, for £50 each.
Josh Otten shared a new photo of Candice’s upcoming work for V Magazine.
She was photographed by Max Papendieck and styled by Elizabeth Sulcer.