Candice Swanepoel has been a top Victoria’s Secret swimwear model for the past two years, but she takes sexiness to a new level in Vogue Italia, matching the bold clothes with defiant nudity.

Swanepoel, 23, wears a kaleidoscope of colors in spring fashionwear that includes paisley patterns, mult-colored stripes and other patterned pieces from Balenciaga, Alexander Wang, Roberto Cavalli, Lanvin and others.

Photographer Mario Sorrenti captured the scintillating images of the 23-year-old South African model in a photo spread entitled “Be Bold.”

Check out Candice’s photos; click to enlarge.

Candice is bold and more, as she defiantly swings open her vest to expose her breasts. Her boldness knows no limits as she lies on her back, her mind, seemingly focused on a far off place.

In other shots she arches her back and throws her hands up around her head, which is cocked ever so suggestively to one side.

Swanepoel literally vaulted into high fashion. She was discovered in a Durban flea market at age 15, and a year later Swanepoel was making $10,000 a day for fashion shoots and appearing in such magazines as Vogue, ELLE, GQ, Harper’s Bazaar and Ocean Drive.

She’s no stranger to Vogue Italia. She covered the March issue in 2011. She was named tenth on Forbes’ “The World’s Top-Earning Models” list, with and estimated income of $3 million between 2010 and 2011.

She’s probably best known as a Victoria’s Secret Angel, and honor she earned in 2010. She covered the brand’s Swim Catalogue and debuted its newest design, the “Miraculous Push-Up” bikini.

“I love the swim collection and always look forward to getting the catalogue in my mailbox every year,” she gushes.

Apparently so do thousands of others. The catalog is getting so popular, it’s beginning to rival the Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue.

But you won’t find these daring and provocative photos there. Check out her Vogue Italia spread.