Angel Candice Swanepoel introduces Victoria's Secret's 'Sheer Love' in L.A.
Victoria’s Secret dropped another bombshell in Los Angeles on Tuesday. This time, in the form of its South African-born, Portuguese-speaking angel Candice Swanepoel, who was dining at Chateau Marmont after a hectic day of promoting Victoria’s Secret's newest Fantasies beauty collection, “Sheer Love.”
“I had many fantasies growing up,” Swanepoel said, “Not all of them that you would like to know.” She did reveal that she has always “secretly” wanted to be a fashion stylist. “I style myself,” she said. “I love fashion, I love to play with different stuff and I really think it shows your personality so I think if someone else chooses it for you it's different … and there’s something exciting about choosing something and not knowing what people's reactions will be.”
People's reactions usually work very much in her favor. For her morning press shoot, she donned a strapless floral Balenciaga dress, and later she dined at the Chateau in a strapless, form-fitting pencil dress by Victoria Beckham. “Beckham’s dresses just fit me perfectly,” she said.
There are other secrets to being camera ready that Swanepoel shared, such as starting off with a very strong moisturizer so that your skin can compete with all the dry makeup applied throughout the day, and drinking lots of water. But how she feels is just as important as the lotions and the creams for Swanepoel, which is why she has a soundtrack for getting ready in the morning. “I love music. I have a lot of reggae. For me, in the morning it's important to have something upbeat, like Coldplay or Bob Marley,” she said.
The newly engaged Kristin Cavallari was also there to celebrate -- dressed in a teeny-tiny, strapless Naven gown.
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Photos: Candice Swanepoel, left, and Kristin Cavallari at the Chateau Marmont dinner celebrating the Victoria's Secret "Sheer Love" launch. Credit: Charley Gallay / Getty Images