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Candice Chameleon

July 31st, 2013 |Posted by models.com

Candice Swanepoel is showing off her signature sex appeal in her latest shoot—and we’re not talking a Victoria’s Secret ad. In an editorial by David Mushegain for Vogue Russia, the South African beauty trades in her angel wings for an edgier look, posing alongside graffiti covered walls and even rocking a nose ring. Styled by Gillian Wilkins, Swanepoel wears colorful prints, paired with lace, leather, and spikes, all which go hand in hand with her bold surroundings. Have a look at the stunning photographs of Swanepoel below, where she proves herself to be a chameleon shoot after shoot…

Hair: Charles McNair | Makeup: John McKay (De Facto)

Text by Victoria Perillo

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Surf’s Up

July 17th, 2009 |Posted by Janelle

As the go-to girl for swimsuit editorials and laid-back beach fun, Tori Praever knows a thing or two about swimsuits. After years of modeling for magazines  like Sports Illustrated and labels like Guess, the Hawaiian beauty is taking things to the next level with her namesake line of swimwear. MDC talks to the budding designer about growing up in Maui, what makes her bikinis special and the transition from model to mogul.

MDC: What made you want to get into designing swimwear? Have you ever designed clothing before?

TORI: I love clothes and have always had a passion for swimwear – I practically grew up on the beach. This is the first time I’ve designed, but creating my own swimwear line has always been a goal.

MDC: What makes your line of bikinis special?

TORI: All of my suits are made seamless. This is why they fit so well, and on all body types.

MDC: What do you feel are the standouts of your first collection?

TORI: Ruching is my signature – I think the standouts would be the pieces that have the most ruching detail – the Kalani and Imani styles.

MDC: How do you think being from Hawaii influenced you as a designer of swimwear? How do you think being a model influenced you?

TORI: Growing up in Hawaii, I was always at the beach. I had drawers full of bikinis and knew that I wanted to make my own eventually. Throughout my modeling career, I have met so many unbelievable people, from editors to photographers, that have encouraged and inspired me to start my own line.

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Tori in her suits, photos by David Mushegain. Courtesy of Tori Praever.

MDC: You’ve been able to balance commercial work with edgier turns in magazines like V and Pop – how do you manage working both sides of the modeling world?

TORI: I really enjoy both sides of the business. It’s nice to change it up and do editorial after shooting a lot of commercial work. I really enjoy the editorial process – it allows you to be creative and artistic.

MDC: What have been some really memorable moments for you thus far as a model?

TORI: Working with photographers like Patrick Demarchelier and Ellen von Unwerth. Traveling around the world and moving to the big city! I was just a little island girl from Hawaii who had no idea what was out there until I moved to NYC by myself when I was 18.

MDC: What would you say is the most rewarding part of your job?

TORI: Getting the opportunity to travel the world and experience so many different and amazing cultures.

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The Sweet Escape

June 3rd, 2009 |Posted by Janelle

Angela Lindvall shows British Vogue her private side in a very special portfolio. The supermodel lets photographer David Mushegain capture a glimpse of her day to day life in idyllic Topanga, California. Whether she’s prancing through a field with her dog or playing with her adorable sons, Dakota and Sebastian, Lindvall looks as down to earth and effortlesly glam as one would expect – she even manages to make graphiti t-shirts and fringe look appealing.

 

 

 

 

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A Trio of Muses

November 30th, 2008 |Posted by Betty

Muse Magazine finishes 2008 with an all out bang! Along with editorial mainstay, Siri Tollerod, on the main cover, the magnificent Sessilee Lopez appears in a simple but bewitching shot by Alex Cayley and the never out of fashion Milla Jovovich poses divinely for David Mushegain. With 3 December cover beauties… Christmas is indeed early for Muse fans around the world.

Sessilee by Alex Cayley

Sessilee by Alex Cayley

Milla by David Mushegain

Milla by David Mushegain. All pics courtesy of Muse

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