Candice Swanepoel out in London in a Lace Black Dress


The high and esteemed fashion photographer Mario Testino received his first ever award Moet & Chandon Etoile ceremony last night, in a large soiree to honour him and his contribution to culture in society. Lots of his model friends came to support him, like Kate Moss and Victoria Secreat model Rosie Huntington-Whiteley. The lady that caught our eye was Candice Swanepoel, also a victoria secret model, as she arrived at the Park Lane Hotel in Mayfair and stopped for pictures

The 22 year old model arrived in a dashing black lace gown by designer Tom Ford from the Spring 2012 collection.

She pouted her way through cameras in a very glamourous old Hollywood style look, something I would imaged Marilyn Monroe to wear today, her hair was styled into a cool wavy updo again matching a very chic and 1960s look. Her makeup consisted of a bold bright red lipstick which worked to accentuate her sumptuous lips as well as thin eyeliner and the must have item for any party eye lash inserts. Minus the lipstick the makeup was very minimalist as a way to accentuate her charming blue eyes.

candice make up red lips

She had worn a Tom Ford design at his 2012 spring catwalk show a few days prior- and the images “leaked” on her twitter account– I use the term leaked as Tom has created a name for himself as a fashion designer to go rogue on the  internet! At the show for example, he placed cards on every seat with the words

tom ford fashion show no photography


“No Photography Please”- which is odd for a fashion show right?, at the end of the day your showcasing the fashion at the show?! Only one photographer was in sight and that was the one commissioned by Tom! So we can’t capture a glimpse of the runway show until the official release date which is not until mid January, when the dresses will be ready for purchase- sigh 🙁

However, the only other photograph was Candice and she snapped one backstage and she  was able to get away with it! this is the picture that has been floating around the internet.

tom ford backstage


Back to the award show- She took a picture using her iphone of herself enjoying the evening with her friends and again posted to twitter

candince in tom ford

She also got a picture with pal Rose for a very beautiful monochrome sultry pose

candice with rose


The official pictures of the two were very glam and showed how beautiful the black lace gown is with a long fish tail

It covers in all the correct places mixing glam and salutary.

candice black lace dress tom ford


Her friend Rose chose to wear a white Burberry number which looked just as lovely but I felt black is always better!

Make sure you note Rose’s shoes- they do look painful!

rose burerry white dress


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