Bold and Bright

February 1st, 2011 Posted by Janelle comments (50)

Vogue Italia always keeps us on our toes; on this month’s cover Candice Swanepoel is given the Steven Meisel treatment with a glam and very tan look that definitely fits the ‘Bold and Bright’ theme. The cover cements Candice’s crossover success and shows you that the ladies of VS are still a viable high fashion commodity.

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  1. Bruno says:


  2. Gole says:

    OMG this is awesome! For the ones who said VS girls in Vogues was just a trend.. here you have it, beautiful Candice looking gorgeous on VI COVER by Meisel! … Natasha, better luck next time! ha-ha! :p

  3. kitkat says:

    I hate how everyone reduces VS models as “commercial” when they are really not. True catalog/commercial models would kill to have the fashion trajectory that Miranda, Candice, Erin, Alessandra etc had at the beginning of their careers. They’re cute fashion/editorial girls who can do commercial–not the other way around. VS only uses fashion girls and on top of that, those girls are seasoned in fashion.

    Candice did some killer eds when she was younger…

  4. DD says:


    Candice’s fashion career will blow up!

  5. PixMagazine says:

    Beautiful but boring for Italian Vogue

  6. Gustavo says:

    they also seem to have taken inspiration from the VS catalog coz this cover is just BORING

  7. paco says:

    i agree with pix, i mean, it’s an amazing shot, that’s true. but it’s sort of obvius, very safe… and 5 months ago, miranda kerr did almost the same thing: the sexy girl in vogue italia, OMG! but this time, there’s no OMG.
    having said that, candice looks incredible!

  8. Podestá says:

    Beautiful. I was so sick of seeing Freja again, again and again.

  9. Liv says:

    Vintage tacky is still tacky. I’m not in the mood for 90’s glam and this is quite boring, not particularly well executed. Oh well.

    P.S. Both sides in this inane VS vs HF discussion are equally delusional and unwilling to accept that others may disagree. I don’t think I’ve ever read a sane comment on the subject. D.S.

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  11. Josh says:

    I like Candice commercially, but I just don’t see high fashion. I see it with Miranda & Alessandra, but Candice looks a bit too Sports Illustrated for me(and there is nothing wrong with that).

  12. Nik says:

    I see Carolyn Murphy 15 years ago.:-) Good for Candice though.

  13. trumancapote says:

    well… this really doesn’t feel like VI to me

  14. belgin yıldız says:

    wooowww ….amazing…go candice..:)))

  15. Joe says:

    I’m surprised . I thought this was Russian or British vogue at first. Italian vogue I would not have guessed

  16. GP says:

    She is smoking hot hot!!

  17. Jreme says:

    Candice swanepoel is gorgeous sexy she has deserved her spot I think she is the hottest Victoria secert model now and she does derseve how far she has risen and I hope to see her in SI swimsuit edition 2011

  18. Marco & Clinton says:

    she is beautiful,..but I don’t like when Meisel gets so nostalgic for the 90’s!!
    I like him better when he pushes fashion boundaries and picks exotic models,..especially for Vogue Italia!

  19. charlotte says:

    Now THIS is what a model should look like! Look at that face! Look at that body! She makes the clothes and accessories look amazing!

  20. H says:

    Carlyne Cerf is back! First the epic footballers wives in v with sebastian faena, then the chanel campaign and now a vogue italia cover with God! amazing come back. i adore this!

  21. Things I Like says:

    I’ll like to see her crossover to high fashion so i cnt wait to see the editorial

  22. Natasha Fan says:

    I love this cover and i love Candice.
    Great boom for her career.
    Testino, now Meisel and then i hope for a high fashion campaign like

  23. PeterModelObsessed says:

    Best Body.

  24. Michael says:

    I think it’s a beautiful cover, and she looks like a Goddess. Much better than that trashy editorial she did with Testino for VMan. So what if Meisel is referencing the 90’s? That was a great decade for him creatively.

  25. Stephen says:

    Surprising Beautiful – I can see why Meisel likes the catalogue girls . They have to pump out those 90 shots a day in the hideous clothes that VS offer and when shooting with the best like Meisel and with the clothing etc the likes of Miranda , Candice etc must be in heaven – great workers , great images .

  26. thegoldiegirl says:

    An healthy girl on a Vogue cover.. paradise on earth. That’s a good thing.

  27. DooDiva says:

    Typically beautiful yet boring cover. Bold? Not quite enough. She is no Gisele. Sorry, honey.

  28. zoccao says:

    She looks gorgeous! I love it.
    So so sexy…!

  29. carola says:

    Wow! Always loved Candice way before her VS contract, she can do both commercial and high end stuff effortlessly.

  30. PeterModelObsessed says:

    I love it…..

    So Sexy, so Fashion and yet so Candice….

    It’s not pretentious, in a way like…. “Look at me! I’m High Fashion and Edgy! “

  31. carola says:

    @doodiva of course she’s no Gisele, Gisele is in a league of her own. NO model comes close to what she gives to the camera, not Kate, not Linda E.. maybe Naomi. That said, Candice looks great; to make it look like a 90’s cover and Candice like a 90’s model in this day and age without looking stupid is pretty genius.

  32. saffo says:

    I think every man would diiiiie for Candice

  33. Elijah says:

    kimber hair from Nip/Tick

    i wanted to see them transform her.

    that chain is hideous and the gray backdrop makes this look like it took 5 minutes to shoot.

    idk. she’s obviously gorgeous. but i wanted to see her a little lesssss obvious.

  34. glunge says:

    a great mix of talent here (and unexpected since they haven’t worked in ages). i just wish carlyne, steven and pat would have created something even more spectacular with candice’s look to really WOW me for a cover. i don’t mind a sexy candice on VI but i want images that aren’t banal.

  35. godig says:

    I love to see a change on VI! and wow all it takes is for Meisel to be impressed and voila you can shoot with him. Somewhere down the line Miranda and Candice impressed him somehow. Kudos girls!!!! I find blank aliens to get boring just as much as overtly sexy VS models can be. I love a model who an mix it up! they are the best models and reminiscent of the talent seen in icons such as Linda,Cindy,Christy,Claudia,etc…those girls did it all; why does it have to be all about commercial vs. hf now? IMO that is why there is NO Supermodel era anymore. Its’ too divided. HF girls got prestige but no fame; commercial girls got fame but no prestige. That’s why gotta give props to Gisele!! I don’t think its the most amazing cover, but I dont think VI covers always have to be “omg experimental,genius,edgy” blah blah blah. Sometimes a simple sexy pretty image just….works. (Meisel loves a reaction too, and putting Candice; THE most popular, VS model on the planet on a VI cover seems to be getting just that)

  36. Marty says:

    goshs, she’s the prefect girl for this. 😀

  37. Marcus says:

    Love the cover, Candice looks gorgeous.

  38. PeterModelObsessed says:


    You’re blowing smoke up your a$$…. Gisele is great but she’s not Linda Evangelista. Not even Kate.

  39. PeterModelObsessed says:

    And to all Haters…..

    This is a Great Cover! Simply Gorgeous.

    What else are you trying to expect??? A bleached eyebrows??

  40. vlad says:

    VS takeover!!!!!….. i love how they’re erasing the line between commercial and high fashion, like the supers of past decades hopefully we will see supers in the future…since people say the supers are an era long gone

  41. HannaV says:

    Candice is soooo beautiful!! I really loved this, but I would also like to see her looking not so sexy

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  44. Calvin W says:

    Sexy? Yes. Cheap? A little. I’ve seen this girl look a lot more with a lot less going on.

  45. Sally says:

    Er, very flat shot for VI. Still dislike Candice.

  46. Queni says:


    Still thinkin…

  47. PeterModelObsessed says:

    Amber Valetta meets Cameron Diaz.

  48. Nádia says:

    I have absolutely nothing against Candice (I actually think that, despite the fact she’s a bit commercial, she can take it to the next level, if she’s not told to be sexy), but this cover is just meeeh…It doesn’t look VI at all…just Vogue Br or Vogue Mexico…Not doing anything for me! Wish Meisel would take Candice and turned her into some soft fairy or something less obvious. ‘Cause Candice as a sexy bombshell? Yeah, not obvious at all. She was not like born to be that! 😉

    Anyway, congrats to Candice! That is huge! 🙂

  49. Lynn says:

    Because she’s commercial sexy and beauty, she will always keep a distance from high end:)

  50. Charlotte says:

    Defs in agreement with ‘PeterModelObsessed’ she looks like a combination of Amber and Cameron. Look I love Candice, she’s beautiful and sexy and perfect!! The styling is very 70’s but hey nothing against that!! The only thing letting it down in my eyes is the hair . . . ?

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