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Ladies and gentlemen, check your mailboxes! The first 2011 Victoria's Secret Swim catalogs are arriving in the mail today. Shot by photographer Russell James in St. Barths, Turks and Caicos, and Anguilla, the catalog stars all the brand's Angels—including Adriana Lima, Alessandra Ambrosio, Lily Aldridge, and Erin Heatherton.
On the cover? The adorable Candice Swanepoel. The South African native was discovered by a model scout in a Durban flea market when she was a teenager and has since walked in every VS fashion show since 2007.
According to a press release, this first catalog of the season—called "Sexiest Swimsuits Under the Sun"—is the first in a series of 2011 swimwear catalogs that are set to be released through the spring and summer. What's new this year: the Miraculous Push-Up Swim Tops—which will, for the first time, bring the company's Miraculous Bra technology to the beach—and other debuts including the VS Stringkini, and new suits in the Beach Sexy, Very Sexy, and Forever Sexy categories. Ooh, also check out a special preview video here.
· Victoria's Secret Swim [Official Site]