15 April 2014 by

EXCLUSIVE: Adriana Lima & Candice Swanepoel On Bringing The Victoria's Secret Show To London For The Very First Time

Exciting news of the day: the glitzy Victoria's Secret bandwagon is heading across the pond and hitting our shores! Yes, the sparkling shebang is set to take place at Earls Court in November and we're prepping our wings already. It was Adriana Lima and Candice Swanepoel who revealed the details during a special event at the brand's New Bond Street store this morning and - quelle surprise - the Angels are devastatingly ravishing in the flesh. See:

Victoria's Secret London Show Adriana Lima Candice Swanepoel Interview

We meet Adriana Lima and Candice Swanepoel [Grazia_Live Instagram]

Adriana showcased her curves in a red form-fitting number by Matthew Williamson - 'I've always been a fan of his' - while Candice opted for a white frock by Roland Mouret because 'his stuff always fits me perfectly'. Indeed it does! We took a seat alongside the pair in the personal shopping area of the store and up-close, their glossiness is literally mesmirising. They're also a super-sweet double act and together they chatted to us about everything from fan-girling to that cheeky Brit spirit, as well as plans for this year's show...

GD: We're so excited about the show coming to London! What are you most excited for?

Adriana: As everybody knows, London is the centre of fashion in the world. I could not think of a better place than here to hold the fashion show.

Candice: Victoria’s Secret has become such an international brand, and the show has been in Cannes before, we’ve done it in Los Angeles, Miami, and the last couple of years in New York, and I think it’s just natural for us to come to London. I'm most excited about it being a much bigger event - there will be 2500 people there and we’re used to 1000 - and it's a black tie event so the audience gets to really dress up and enjoy the event as well.

GD: Are there any British celebrities you would like to see at the show?

Adriana: There is a bunch that we’d like to invite! I would like to see Elton John because I have a huge crush. I really love him! And we would like to invite Prince Harry.

Candice: If he’d love to come, he can have a front row seat!

GD: Excellent choice. And how about the performers? We've heard rumours about One Direction...

Candice: Awh, they’re so cute! I get so emotional when I'm on a plane and I was watching their documentary on the way over here and I was in bits! I was like one of those little teenage girls screaming, like ‘ahhhh!’.

Adriana Lima & Candice Swanepoel Interview On Victoria's Secret 2014 London Show

Candice on the catwalk with Rihanna in 2012 [Getty]

GD: We hear ya! Have you fan-girled over any of the acts who've already performed?

Candice: I think a lot of the girls would say Rihanna. She's really sexy and confident but at the same time humble.

Adriana: For me, Justin Timberlake was amazing, especially when he sang, 'I'm bringing sexy back' [giggles].

GD: So more hot men please! Last year, we saw the British Invasion - did that prompt talks to come to London?

Adriana: Yes, it was a great part of the show so it was already part of the conversation and a natural progression. They’ve been wanting to bring it here for a few years.

GD: There's already a British presence among the Angels thanks to Jourdan Dunn and Cara Delevingne - would you say their Brit attitude makes them stand out?

Candice: The British girls have quite a naughty way of carrying themselves. I’ve seen Jordan and Cara dancing together and they’re fun to watch. Definitley cheeky!

Adriana Lima & Candice Swanepoel Interview On Victoria's Secret 2014 London Show

Cara and Jourdan on the VS catwalk [Getty]

Adriana: They do have a different style for sure, but we're all creating the same energy because everyone gets the chance to show their own personality on the runway.

GD: It’s a lot colder here so will your body prep be any different this year?

Candice: We’re still wearing lingerie on the runway so for me, it’s no different. A couple of weeks before the show, we really amp up the work outs and sometimes when it’s cold, it’s a little harder to get motivated. That’s the only difference for me.

Part two of our interview lands tomorrow. In the meantime, see the highlights of last year's show in the gallery below...

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Cara Delevingne - British Invasion

Candice Swanepoel - British Invasion

Adriana Lima - British Invasion

Taylor Swift and Cara Delevingne

Lily Aldridge - British Invasion

Cara Delevingne - British Invasion

Jourdan Dunn - British Invasion

Taylor Swift - British Invasion

Karlie Kloss - British Invasion

Adriana Lima - British Invasion

Devon Windsor - British Invasion

Taylor Swift - British Invasion

Cara Delevingne - British Invasion

Behati Prinsloo - British Invasion

Karlie Kloss - Snow Angels

Taylor Swift - Snow Angels

Doutzen Kroes - Snow Angels

Snow Angels

Adriana Lima - Snow Angels

Karlie Kloss - Snow Angels

Snow Angels

Snow Angels

Taylor Swift and Karlie Kloss - Snow Angels

Taylor Swift and Lily Aldridge - Snow Angels

Taylor Swift - Snow Angels

Lily Donaldson - Snow Angels

Lindsay Ellingson - Snow Angels

Taylor Swift and Lily Aldridge - Snow Angels

Karlie Kloss - Snow Angels

Lindsay Ellingson - Snow Angels

Taylor Swift - Snow Angels

Malaika Firth - Pink Network

Jessica Hart - Pink Network

Ming Xi - Pink Network

Malaika Firth

Lindsay Ellingson - Birds of Paradise

Magdalena Frackowiak - Birds of Paradise

Alessandra Ambrosio - Birds of Paradise

Maria Borges - Birds of Paradise

Jacqulyn Jabonski - Birds of Paradise

Izabel Goulart - Birds of Paradise

Erin Heatherton - Birds of Paradise

Hilary Rhoda - Birds of Paradise

Joan Smalls - Birds of Paradise

Adriana Lima - Parisian Nights

Alessandra Ambrosio - Parisian Nights

Joan Smalls - Parisian Nights

Cara Delevingne - Parisian Nights

Jourdan Dunn - Parisian Nights

Doutzen Kroes - Parisian Nights

Lily Donaldson

Karlie Kloss - Shipwrecked

Lily Aldridge - Shipwrecked

Doutzen Kroes - Shipwrecked

Constance Jablonski - Shipwrecked

Karlie Kloss - Shipwrecked

Lindsay Ellingson - Shipwrecked


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