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31 December 2013

VS Angel Candice Swanepoel for Blumarine FW 2013

Victoria's Secret Angel Candice Swanepoel from South Africa looks almost unrecognizable in the 2013 Fall/Winter advertising campaign for Blumarine. In the 2011 FW Blumarine runway show, Blumarine chose Candice to both open the show as well as close it. Candice stood out on the Blumarine runway in a way that obviously was hard to forget. Now, for the 2013 fall/winter season, she is the spotlight model for their advertising campaign with a cool video highlighting the photo-shoot session. Her seductive movements in the video makes one just stare in awe. I find it a very clever choice to use a soft, sexy remix version of Aaliyah's "Rock the Boat" as the feature song for this promotional video. I find it even more clever to tilt the fashion theme towards an Asian-inspired look. Quite different for the Blumarine brand.

Candice's hair has been blonde for many years as we have come to know her from all of the work that she does with the famous lingerie brand Victoria's Secret. However, to keep things interesting, for the 2013 FW Blumarine campaign, the stylist decided to temporarily take Candice back to her natural brunette color. Her blue eyes sure are exceptionally stunning with her hair styled in this sleek, wet, very natural brunette look.

Just stylish and modern. Love love ... love it!

~Fashion set designed by Diva Shyne~

In the above lingerie photo, Blumarine used another model (name unknown) who sort of resembles Candice with wet hair. There must be some sort of contractual obligation with Victoria's Secret in regards to Candice not being able to do lingerie modeling for another brand. Very clever for Blumarine to use a model that at a quick glance looks like Candice. Very similar physique just missing Candice's bright blue eyes and very full breasts!