Victoria’s Secret is certainly heating up the summer countdown with the brand's newest sexy swimwear. New additions like the Gorgeous Swimsuit, the New Beach Sexy collection of mix and match separates, and the Very Sexy collection's new Bombshell silhouettes in luxurious fabrics were influenced by Brazil’s many beaches and babes alike. The brand’s summer catalogue cover girl Candice Swanpoel was on hand to celebrate the start of swim season, and Glam got the chance to chat with the Angel to find out what it’s like to shoot swimwear in the middle of winter, her favorite bikini to don, and her beach bag beauty essentials.
What was it like shoot in such an exotic location in the middle of winter?
We always have so much fun on this one trip. It was with Russell James, who shoots a lot of our stuff. We know each other so well by this point; we had loads of fun. We got to shoot it in my favorite place in the world. We shot it in Turks and Caicos, and the weather was amazing. Sometimes the weather plays hardball with us, but this time it was good. It was the last thing that I worked on last year, so it was a good way to end the year.
Out of all the collections for swim, which style was your favorite?
Well we have three different collections – there’s the Forever Sexy, which has the padding for those who don’t have a lot of boobs. We have the Very Sexy that has the Bombshell top that adds two cup sizes, which is great. I remember when I was younger and I would seem everyone was bigger than I was, but now everyone can have that confident look. The Beach Sexy, which is very young and fun. Out of all them, my favorite from the Beach Sexy is the Gorgeous – all the bright colors. I’ve been guilty of wearing black and white all winter so I’m ready to have a little more fun.
What are your top three beauty essentials for the beach?
For the beach, I bring sunscreen. I don’t go anywhere without sunscreen. I bring my sunglasses even though they’re not really a beauty essential. I always have a hair conditioner with me because with blonde hair it gets really dry with the seawater and everything. And a nice body oil that’s moisturizing and protecting – to get a good glow, you need to moisturize at the same time.