Downtime with Sharam Diniz

Sharam Diniz is model from Angola has been popping up on our radar recently. Along with Candice Swanepoel and Dominique Piek, she’s one of a handful of Victoria’s Secret Angels from Southern Africa.

Born: March 2, 1991 (age 26 years), Luanda, Angola
Height: 5′ 10″


Candice Swanepoel's New Hair Color Is Gorgeous

Candice Swanepoel platinum blond Victoria Secret modelYou probably know Candice Swanepoel as a gorgeous, honey-blonde Victoria’s Secret model with a certain pouty-lipped expression that never fails to catch the eye. She’s still a VS model, she’s still got that coy smile, so you’d think a slight change in hair color — from honey to platinum — wouldn’t make much of a difference, right?

Well, turns out, it makes all the difference. Swanepoel debuted the look at the amfAR Inspiration Gala in New York City earlier this week, and we’re actually quite impressed. Icy-platinum blonde experienced a heady heyday a few years back, but since then, we haven’t given the tone much thought. That said, this new ‘do might be the perfect shade to bring us back on board!

Of course, she owes it all to a great colorist somewhere. She’s relatively fair, and that can often be a disastrous mix with super-light tones, but this looks like a pretty good match. And while it’s clear this color is, shall we say, salon-induced, all-natural isn’t really the goal with intense platinum — and that’s not necessarily a bad thing. Kudos are also in order for the makeup artist who chose to pair a smoky eye with a natural, nude lip…although we’d love to see how Swanepoel’s new look fares with a high-gloss red, too.


Angels sizzle for Valentine's Day

Candice Swanepoel in Red LingerieCandice Swanepoel and a posse of Victoria’s Secret Angels are making lingerie shopping a little easier for men this Valentine’s Day. Easier on their eyes, that is because they all look like angels sent from above.

The busty (and leggy) model joins other Angels, including Namibean Behati Prinsloo, for the brand’s Valentine’s Day 2013 campaign. There’s nothing more romantic for a man than seeing his special lady in lingerie that brings out her naughty side.

Lacy panties and tastefully sculpted bras, corsets and even pajamas in the range are candy-red and hot-pink, with a little bit of leopard print and flower-embroidery referencing cheeky and vintage themes respectively.

Candice Swanepoel Victoria's Secret AngelSouth African born Candice Swanepoel has been seen hanging out at big Superbowl events recently, including posing alongside male fragrance AXE’s spaceman. She has also just been shooting a swimwear campaign for Victoria’s Secret in St Barts, an island in the Caribbean.