Who else but the Brazilian fashion icon Gisele Bundchen, could embody the legendary perfume Chanel No. 5? Top model at the top, businesswoman notified and star of social networking, this stunning beauty makes KOs all who approach. Starting with our interviewer. Dating fascination mode.
At school, she was certainly collectible blame for chatter. Rhythmic flow of words, animated gestures, laughter barely repressed: all in English tinged with a delicious Brazilian accent … what a treat to hear Gisele Bündchen! We almost forget that time is running out: twenty minutes by my watch. Not one more to paint the portrait of the supermodel “the best paid in the world,” according to the latest ranking Forbes … The laws of journalism are sometimes ruthless.
The appointment is set at 18 Place Vendôme, in the Chanel Jewelry store. On the first floor, a handful of journalists a sip jasmine tea before the new ad the legendary Chanel No. 5 . Australian director Baz Luhrmann is in charge. In the film, Gisele Bundchen embodies “the woman Chanel No. 5 today,” an active woman, romantic, ambitious, athletic, mom and lover. We see the turn surfing, pamper her little girl playing mannequins time of shooting, driving at the wheel of his convertible, crying, running down the streets of Manhattan, passionately kissing her lover, repleurer … and Wrap! !
While the comments are going well (“This girl was born to walk around in a swimsuit!”, “The man she kisses, it would not be the player of Game of Thrones, Michiel Huisman? “) the press service informed us that we will meet the supermodel in small groups of four. Panic on board! Not about spoiling a microsecond of this interview. We give our violins intelligently. Each knows when to intervene. The plan of attack is calibrated, Gisele Bundchen can not escape. That was without counting on his boundless spontaneity … ” Hi girls, sit down and make yourself comfortable! “(“Hi girls, sit down and make yourself comfortable!”). And in response to our outstretched hands, she kissed us warmly. She wears a navy blue knit dress and gold, trimmed with Lurex and beads. A thin belt and a pair of gold flat sandals. All signed Chanel. Simple. Chic. And effective. Gisele moves to reach the couch. The transparency of the mesh hints tone of a body with perfect curves. its attachments are incredibly fine; its members are so long and thin that they seem to spring … Not to mention the hair: slightly wavy mane carelessly dropped on the shoulders, which seems to cry out to us: “There are five minutes I was just surfing on a Montauk beach!”
The beauty of this young woman is striking and puts us KOs Gisele, however, is already part in a lively monologue. She talks about the new role of muse for Chanel. The supermodel tired of all these incarnations would imagine: after all, eighteen-year career, Gisele Bundchen has lent his image to Dior, Balenciaga, Lanvin, Isabel Marant, Dolce & Gabbana, Missoni, Givenchy, H & M, Valentino, Chloé, Lancôme … There is nothing.
“Here, it’s different, right?” if she exclaims. “Chanel No. 5 is the most iconic fragrance that is. This is legendary.”
Gisele then remembers the first time she heard of the French house.
“When I started modeling at age 14, I knew absolutely nothing fashionable. I landed Horizontina of my small town in Brazil. When I arrived in Paris for Fashion Week, my agent told me excitedly that I was selected for the cast Chanel. I was happy, but for me, it was a cast of more. Anything else. I had not yet grasped what Chanel. And then I met Karl Lagerfeld. And then I got it!”
Gisele takes a deep breath. Five minutes of thirty-two passed, and none of us has even opened his mouth. Whatever … obviously, this girl has a magnetic power that makes us forget all of our plan. We let go. The charisma of Gisele was right to us.
“When I think of Chanel, I think chic, classic, power. Chanel is Chanel, right?”
Enough said. We now understand qu’incarner Women Chanel No. 5 after icons like Marilyn Monroe, Lauren Hutton, Catherine Deneuve and most recently Nicole Kidman is an additional challenge for the Brazilian.
Gisele is a woman of challenge since childhood. The first goes back to college. She grew up (much) faster than others, but does not take much for a gram. Her measurements rapidly earned him a nickname that only teenagers have the secret: “Olive” in reference to the wife of Popeye.
“That was the best. I also had the right to “Saracura” (crane flies in Portuguese).”
Gisele then found strength and solace in the sport. In sports, more precisely, it rides, canoeing down rapids, surf, and leads the team of volleyball his college.
“I wanted to be a professional volleyball player,” – she recalls. The fate decided otherwise.
In 1993, she was spotted by an agent and participate in the Elite Model Look. In 1996, she left her parents and moved to New York and launch his career. The beginnings are shy. His square jaw and nose irregular do not unanimous.
The second challenge beyond criticism. She decided to make the phrase “Be Who you want to be, not what others want to see” her credo.
“I quickly understood the importance of sport and meditation. Even today, I wake up every day at five in the morning and meditate for twenty minutes. Being comfortable with your body is the key.”
The first is to believe in Alexander McQueen. She scrolls in 1997. The career of Gisele instantly flies. It connects fashion shows and magazine covers posing for Mario Testino, Steven Meisel … Consecration of consecration: it becomes an angel for the underwear brand Victoria’s Secret. In 1999, Vogue devotes three covers, the magazine Rolling Stone proclaims it “the most beautiful girl in the world.”
Alongside her career, the top built an empire. It multiplies collaborations, particularly with the brand Ipanema flip flops; Sejaa launch his own brand of organic cosmetics; created a line of underwear Gisele Bundchen Intimates. She is also the owner of the hotel Palladium Executive, in southern Brazil. In 2013, the magazine Forbes estimated his annual salary of € 42 million. Yet Gisele maintains a lifestyle rather “low profile” you can not see in the newspapers almost never people. His philosophy? Family and green juices. One has only to take a glance at his Instagram account (three million followers!) To be convinced: Gisele in the parks of Boston, where she lives with her husband – quarterback Tom Brady – and their children Vivian and Benjamin; Gisele in the lotus position on a beach; Gisele swallowing kale; Gisele hugging her dad … Welcome to the world of super healthy Gisele B.
Suddenly, watching her life tell us smile, the choice of Chanel is needed. Gisele is the perfect embodiment of the modern woman, who brilliantly juggles between family life and professional life. Finally … the one we all dream of being: glory, happiness and beauty. “And if so … what is your secret to having such a mane?” Ventured one of us who miraculously found the word …
“Three times nothing, in fact I do my color once a year, and the rest of the time I do not touch it!”
And we still here speechless for a ride.
34 years. Gisele was born July 20, 1980 in Horizontina, Brazil, in a family with six girls in total. His career began in 1996. 1.80 m: . ten inches taller than the other top star, Kate Moss Twig 3 covers of Vogue in the same year (1999), which is rare, and makes it a supermodel instantly. 86-61-86: the former Victoria’s Secret Angel has measurements of dream, it maintains daily during intensive sports sessions. 42 million dollars in 2013 (# 1 for tops 10 years!). 2 roles in movies: in The Devil Wears Prada and Taxi.