Wednesday 17 July 2019

Even Candice Swanepoel has a ‘girl crush’ on Gigi Hadid

Candice Swanepoel and Gigi Hadid
Candice Swanepoel and Gigi Hadid
When she went full on Dr Zhivago in this faux fur white coat.
LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 15: Candice Swanepoel And Adriana Lima seen leaving the Victoria’s Secret Store on New Bond St on April 15, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by Neil P. Mockford/GC Images)
When she wore this sensational dress to celebrate her Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue appearance.
Victoria's Secret models, Candice Swanepoel (right) and Adriana Lima at the Victoria's Secret shop in London's Bond Street today where they announced that this year's Victoria's Secret fashion show would be held in London
The South African model posted pictures of her concave stomach on Twitter ahead of the show.
When she shunned classic black for midnight blue and nailed it.
When she wore this fun number during Fashion Week.
When she wore this to the Vanity Fair Oscar party last year.
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 06: Model Candice Swanepoel walks the runway at Desigual fashion show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Fall 2014 at The Theatre at Lincoln Center on February 6, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images For Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week)
She transformed into a beautiful butterfly for her turn on the catwalk.
Candice Swanepoel
When she wore this headpiece to the Melbourne Cup.
Gigi Hadid shared this boxing photo
Candice Swanepoel
This model is down-to-earth as it comes. She's been dating her boyfriend Hermann Nicoli since they were both teenagers.
Singer Hozier performs onstage as model Candice Swanepoel walks the runway during the 2014 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show at Earl's Court Exhibition Centre in London last week. Photo: Getty
South African supermodel Candice Swanepoel earned $3.3 million last year. She's one of the most famous VS Angels, alongside Miranda Kerr and Adriana Lima, and shows no sign of slowing down. She has also worked with Versace and Juicy Couture.
When she made faux fur pink coats seem like a practical winter choice.
Gigi Hadid
When she showed that she can walk a red carpet without makeup and still look better than everyone else there.
When she added some class to a plunging embellished dress.

Freya Drohan

Candice Swanepoel is often cited as one of the most beautiful women in the world, but she says that Gigi Hadid has what it takes to become the biggest model in the world.

The 26-year-old believes that Kendall Jenner's best friend might become the next Cindy Crawford.

Gigi Hadid attends the Sports Illustrated 2015 Swimsuit Takes Over The Schermerhorn Symphony Center event
Gigi Hadid attends the Sports Illustrated 2015 Swimsuit Takes Over The Schermerhorn Symphony Center event

"Gigi is definitely one of the girls that I see that I think is going to be huge,” Candice told

“The fact that she has so much experience with modeling from when she was a kid — you can see when someone is natural in front of the camera. She’s super bubbly and she’s got a great, full body. She’s exquisite."

Young Gigi, the daughter of Real Housewives of Beverly Hill star Yolanda Foster, has seen a stratospheric rise in the last year.

The 19-year-old has landed campaigns for major brands including Guess, Pirelli, Victoria’s Secret, and was recently announced as the new face of Maybelline.

Gigi Hadid
Gigi Hadid

Read more: 10 Things to know about fashion's new 'It girl' Gigi Hadid

Meanwhile, as New York Fashion Week kicks off today, Candice is more preoccupied with her new venture.

The South African stunner has just collaborated with Los Angeles based denim label Mother on her debut fashion range. The line includes 90s inspired styles, which the gazelle-like beauty admits are her favourite.

“The high-waisted — that’s my go-to jean," the model said. "I looked at all of my jeans that I love and basically perfected them. What was most important was the wash: I wanted them to look really vintage. My favorite pairs are the ones I’ve worn out, so much that my friends are like, ‘Damn, you need some new jeans!’ People make a lot of fake-looking ones, and I didn’t want that."

Candice Swanepoel has created a denim range
Candice Swanepoel has created a denim range

When it came to looking for inspiration, Cindy Crawford in the iconic Pepsi and Calvin Klein commercials was an obvious starting point.

"I was also inspired by a lot of Drew Barrymore’s old looks, when she had platinum hair and a dark lip and eyebrows. Some Karen Mulder inspiration — there’s so many gorgeous ‘90s denim images,” Candice revealed.

All proceeds from Swanepoel's collection will benefit mothers2mothers, a non-profit organization based in the model's native South Africa that aims to stop the spread of HIV from mothers to their babies.

Candice Swanepoel has created a denim range
Candice Swanepoel has created a denim range

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