Marion Cotillard named as new face of Chanel No.5 perfume

Marion Cotillard has been tapped as the new face of Chanel No.5 perfume.A representative for the French luxury brand took to Instagram on Monday to share the news, uploading a black-and-white image of the actress gazing directly at the camera. “Chanel…

Marion Cotillard has been tapped as the new face of Chanel No.5 perfume.

A representative for the French luxury brand took to Instagram on Monday to share the news, uploading a black-and-white image of the actress gazing directly at the camera.

“Chanel is delighted to announce that Marion Cotillard will be the face of the new advertising campaign for the iconic N°5 fragrance,” they added in the caption.

No further details, such as a release date for the full imagery, were announced.

Cotillard has ramped up her ties to Chanel in recent months, having attended several fashion shows and worn an embroidered black outfit to the Marrakech Film Festival’s opening ceremony in December and a couture ensemble to the Cesar Revelations 2020 event last month.

The 44-year-old follows in the footsteps of Gisele Bundchen, Brad Pitt, and Nicole Kidman in landing a Chanel No. 5 campaign, while Lily-Rose Depp fronted the launch of Chanel’s No.5 L’Eau perfume back in May 2016, Keira Knightley was the face of Coco Mademoiselle, and Margot Robbie is currently promoting Gabrielle Chanel Essence. Other Chanel brand ambassadors include Penelope Cruz, Kristen Stewart, and Pharrell Williams.

Previously, Cotillard served as a brand ambassador for rival house Christian Dior. She was chosen to promote the Lady Dior handbag in 2008 and went on to appear in at least 15 other campaigns. However, the La Vie En Rose actress parted ways with the company in 2017, not long after Maria Grazia Chiuri succeeded Serge Ruffieux and Lucie Meier as interim creative directors at the label.

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Gisele Bundchen turns down majority of work offers

Gisele Bundchen turns down 95 per cent of the modelling offers she receives because they don’t align with her values. The Brazilian supermodel retired from runway modelling back in 2015 but continues to appear in campaigns and editorials. She also ded…

Gisele Bundchen turns down 95 per cent of the modelling offers she receives because they don’t align with her values.

The Brazilian supermodel retired from runway modelling back in 2015 but continues to appear in campaigns and editorials. She also dedicates a lot of her time to championing a variety of environmental issues, including sustainability, clean water initiatives, and the preservation of rainforests in South America.

When discussing the environmental impact of the fashion industry, one of the most polluting industries in the world, Gisele told Britain’s Observer that she doesn’t say yes to most of what she’s offered because she doesn’t believe in it.

“The fashion industry is not what I’ve done,” she replied. “It’s what I do for work. And also, I haven’t really done a lot of stuff because I feel like it’s not in alignment with what I believe in. I say no to 95 per cent of things that come to me.”

Gisele, who is a Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations Environmental Programme, went on to reveal that she was working on a project relating to “regenerating the planet” and shared how she tries to reduce her carbon footprint at home.

“I do everything I can do. We compost. We have a garden,” the 39-year-old commented. “Yes, I could probably live in a smaller house, but we have solar panels. I tell my children it’s about the three Rs: reduce, reuse, recycle. If you go into my closet, for example, you’re not going to believe it, because I have, like, the jeans I wore three years ago… That’s how I am. I don’t need stuff. When you need stuff it’s because you haven’t really worked out the inside.”

Gisele has two children – son Benjamin, 10, and daughter Vivian, seven – with her husband Tom Brady.

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Gisele Bundchen underwent breast surgery because she was ‘trying to please’

Gisele Bundchen underwent breast surgery five years ago because she was “trying to please” others. The Brazilian supermodel hit headlines in 2015 when she tried to evade the paparazzi by dressing in a burqa as she paid a visit to a plastic surgeon in …

Gisele Bundchen underwent breast surgery five years ago because she was “trying to please” others.

The Brazilian supermodel hit headlines in 2015 when she tried to evade the paparazzi by dressing in a burqa as she paid a visit to a plastic surgeon in Paris, but her attempts to fool waiting photographers failed after they identified her driver.

Gisele, who has previously expressed regrets about the procedure, has now addressed the incident in a new interview with Britain’s The Observer newspaper and shared that she didn’t do it for herself but because she was trying to please others.

“When I did that, I felt like I was trying to please. Because I was ‘the Body’ and… Look, I think if you do something because it is what you feel is your truth, then there is no problem,” she said. “Then whatever you do is going to bring you joy. But if you do it because it’s somebody else’s idea of you, that’s the problem. So that was another lesson that I’ve learned the hard way. I feel like today, where I’m at with my life, I don’t really care what anyone thinks. I care about living my truth. I care about being a great mother.”

The 39-year-old decided to get the procedure after breastfeeding her children Benjamin, 10, and Vivian, seven, for three years each.

“Yes, it’s going to make your body change. Yes, I can work out to be fit and feel good and rejuvenated, but I can’t change the fact that both my kids liked the left boob,” the model explained.

Gisele, who is married to American footballer Tom Brady, previously told People in 2018 that she wanted her breasts to be even and “for people to stop commenting on it”. She also insisted that she immediately regretted her decision when she woke up from the surgery.

“When I woke up, I was like, ‘What have I done?’ I felt like I was living in a body I didn’t recognise,” she confessed.

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Gisele Bundchen suffered crippling anxiety during early days of modelling career

Gisele Bundchen suffered crippling anxiety during the early days of her modelling career.In a series of videos for Dior’s latest Capture Totale skincare campaign, the 39-year-old Brazilian model shared her tips for living a life of beauty, and her firs…

Gisele Bundchen suffered crippling anxiety during the early days of her modelling career.

In a series of videos for Dior’s latest Capture Totale skincare campaign, the 39-year-old Brazilian model shared her tips for living a life of beauty, and her first lesson was teaching others to find balance within themselves.

Opening up about her battle with anxiety, Gisele explained she felt isolated when she first began modelling back in 1996.

“When I was in my early 20s, I experienced panic attacks, and I felt like my world just kept getting smaller and smaller. I became a prisoner in my own life. From the outside I could have everything but really I was feeling like I couldn’t breathe,” she shared, noting that she had to learn to break the bad habits to find balance and urged others to do the same.

“Shed off the outside noise and go inward. Be with yourself. Even if it’s just ten minutes a day, however long you have, just please give that time to yourself,” Gisele added.

In another of her lessons, the model and activist touched upon the high beauty standards women are held to and wants them to simply remember that they are “unique and special”.

“We believe that we have to look a certain way or do a certain thing to be accepted, but that’s not the case and that’s unnecessary stress,” the mother-of-two stated. “Remember, there is only one you.”

Elsewhere in her beauty manifesto, Gisele implored others to start protecting the planet and recalled a trip to the Amazon rainforest in her native Brazil that inspired her to be a force for change.

“I decided I had to do something to protect our rainforests because I wanted to protect what I love. Right now my number one thing is regenerating the planet. It’s what we need to be focusing on,” she shared.

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Gisele Bundchen fronts Dior skincare campaign

Gisele Bundchen has been named the face of Dior’s anti-ageing skincare range, Capture Totale.The Brazilian supermodel will appear in a new print and digital advertising campaign for the line, which features a serum, foundation, and eye cream, next year…

Gisele Bundchen has been named the face of Dior’s anti-ageing skincare range, Capture Totale.

The Brazilian supermodel will appear in a new print and digital advertising campaign for the line, which features a serum, foundation, and eye cream, next year.

Gisele will be joining fellow model Cara Delevingne, who is currently the face of the French fashion house’s skincare collections, Capture Youth and Capture Dreamskin.

Claude Martinez, president and chief executive officer of Parfums Christian Dior, described Gisele, 39, as an “iconic muse” and the perfect fit for the Capture Totale range.

“Inner beauty nourishes, regenerates and radiates infinite external beauty with its full power and vital energy,” he said in a statement, according to WWD. “Today, we are celebrating a supermodel glowing with health, who is an accomplished, stunningly beautiful woman, and of course, the iconic muse of conscious beauty, who joins us to convey and celebrate the house of Dior values.”

Cara, 27, was unveiled as the face of the anti-ageing skincare collection back in 2017, and joined the likes of Bella Hadid and Jennifer Lawrence as a Dior Beauty brand ambassador.

The Capture Totale line uses stem cell technology. Prices start at $82 (£66) for a triple correcting powder foundation, while the multi-perfecting serum costs around $240 (£195).

The model and environmental activist previously served as the face of Brazilian cosmetic company O Boticario and Chanel’s Les Beiges make-up campaign.

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Gisele Bundchen and Gigi Hadid donate clothes to fundraising auction

Gisele Bundchen, Naomi Campbell and Gigi Hadid have donated items from their closets to a fundraising auction and pop-up shop.The high-profile faces from the world of fashion, including Karlie Kloss, Bella Hadid, Joan Smalls and Amber Valletta, generou…

Gisele Bundchen, Naomi Campbell and Gigi Hadid have donated items from their closets to a fundraising auction and pop-up shop.

The high-profile faces from the world of fashion, including Karlie Kloss, Bella Hadid, Joan Smalls and Amber Valletta, generously gave clothing and accessories from their personal collections to the Supermodel Flea Market auction to support The Toni Garrn Foundation.

Garrn launched her namesake foundation back in 2016 to help support educational and healthcare initiatives for women and girls in African countries such as Burundi, Ghana, Uganda, and Rwanda.

While Gigi has cleaned out her closet and donated 100 items to the flea market, Gisele is another generous donor, and has even handed over the Alexander McQueen clutch that she took to the Met Gala back in 2011.

Garrn has also donated some of her own personal belongings, including a monochrome Oscar de la Renta gown and Jimmy Choo fringe boots.

The 27-year-old was prompted to create her foundation when she took part in a photoshoot for Chloe in South Africa more than 10 years ago and noticed the inequality between young boys and girls.

“Seeing how it was not equal just felt so unfair… Obviously, there are many issues but it usually comes down to – there is no infrastructure and the poverty. That is the number-one issue, that girls don’t go to school,” she told WWD.

According to the publication, shoppers have three opportunities to get their hands on the goods – an online auction and buy-now sale and a pop-up shop at the 11 Howard hotel in New York, which will also feature more than 1,000 items.

The pop-up will be open to the public from 13 to 15 September, and include clothing and accessories from luxury fashion houses such as Chanel, Givenchy, Saint Laurent, Prada, Oscar de la Renta, Miu Miu, Viktor & Rolf, Christian Louboutin, and Jimmy Choo.

The online auction and shop will end on 30 November.

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Gisele Bundchen and Carolyn Murphy advocate for sustainability on Earth Day

Gisele Bundchen and Carolyn Murphy have called for people to embrace sustainable practices as part of Earth Day.The supermodels both took to Instagram on Monday (22Apr19) to upload posts about the annual event, which has been organised to demonstrate s…

Gisele Bundchen and Carolyn Murphy have called for people to embrace sustainable practices as part of Earth Day.

The supermodels both took to Instagram on Monday (22Apr19) to upload posts about the annual event, which has been organised to demonstrate support for environmental protection.

In her post, Gisele, 38, shared a quote from a friend who compared the “pillaging and ravaging” of Planet Earth to an ill person.

“If someone is sick, you don’t keep doing things that make them sicker, you help them heal!” the Brazilian model and environmental campaigner wrote. “Many people take the soil, the food, the water, the air, and all the gifts that she provides us for granted. Many more believe we are entitled to just take and take from her without a thought of nourishing her back. We’re not!”

Gisele concluded her post by noting that there are now “clear signs” that humans must change their ways in order for the planet to thrive, and reminded her 15 million followers that Earth is “our only home”.

Meanwhile, American star Carolyn insisted that she is not a “do-gooder” but has found some practical solutions for supporting sustainability in her own life.

“Please, do what you can… eat a plant-based diet, buy vintage or sustainably made furniture and clothes, carry your own water bottle, carry your own shopping bags, use biodegradable sandwich bags or glass storage containers, use your own produce bags and buy dry goods in bulk, plant a veggie garden, buy local and organic, plant more trees, compost and recycle, remember quality versus quantity, (and) stay informed and get involved,” the 44-year-old commented.

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Gisele Bundchen certain #MeToo movement will ‘unite’ women

Gisele Bundchen is certain the #MeToo movement has the power to “unite” women around the globe.The Brazilian supermodel retired from runway modelling back in 2015 but continues to appear in editorials and campaigns and also released her book Lessons: M…

Gisele Bundchen is certain the #MeToo movement has the power to “unite” women around the globe.

The Brazilian supermodel retired from runway modelling back in 2015 but continues to appear in editorials and campaigns and also released her book Lessons: My Path to a Meaningful Life last year (18).

In her story, Gisele opened up about her experiences in the competitive fashion industry, however, she is hoping that models will soon become much more supportive of one another, especially in light of the #MeToo movement fighting sexual harassment and assault which is sweeping the entertainment industry.

“I come from a family of six strong, beautiful women. The way I grew up, we always supported each other, we helped each other, we loved each other. But when I left home, that’s not what I felt with the other models. I did not understand why anyone would not want the best for me, when I wanted the best for everybody,” she said in an interview with Porter magazine. “This #MeToo movement has united women. It’s a beautiful thing. We are stronger when we are together… It makes me wonder why we weren’t being like this before.”

In her book, Gisele opened up on a wide range of topics, including her struggles with anxiety, her former relationships, such as with actor Leonardo DiCaprio, and how she met her husband, American football quarterback Tom Brady, whose team the New England Patriots won the Super Bowl for the sixth time on Sunday (03Feb19).

But it took the 38-year-old a long time to realise that she should merge all of her old letters and experiences into a book, especially considering how she was constantly asked by fans and friends for life advice.

“I’d be at, like, the dentist. He’d say, ‘Oh, Gisele, my niece is going through this tough time, would you write something?’ It was kind of funny; it’d be the most random moments,” the mother-of-two recalled of her inspiration for the project. “If I could allow myself to feel vulnerable and share, they would see that there is hope and light at the end of the tunnel…The letters seemed to really help these girls. One started an anti-bullying programme in school; another stopped being bulimic.”

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Gisele Bundchen to be honoured for environmental activism

Gisele Bundchen is to be feted for her environmental activism at a gala next month (Feb19).The Brazilian supermodel has long dedicated herself to supporting a variety of environmental issues, including sustainability, clean water initiatives, and prese…

Gisele Bundchen is to be feted for her environmental activism at a gala next month (Feb19).

The Brazilian supermodel has long dedicated herself to supporting a variety of environmental issues, including sustainability, clean water initiatives, and preservation of rainforests in South America.

Gisele is a Goodwill Ambassador to the United Nations Environmental Programme too, and for her efforts, she is to be honoured at the UCLA Institute of Environment & Sustainability’s annual Hollywood for Science Gala on 21 February.

“We are all connected and without nature, we would cease to exist. Our planet needs our care now more than ever,” she told People.com in a statement. “We need to listen to the signs she has been giving us and work together to protect her; our actions will prevent us from harming ourselves and future generations.”

Previously, Gisele has spoken about her passion for protecting the environment and how she became dedicated to raising interest in the cause after she visited a tribe on the Xingu River in the Amazon Rainforest. The 38-year-old noticed that people were getting sick from the polluted water, and created charity, Project Agua Limpa, to help tackle the problem.

The 2019 Hollywood for Science Gala will see leaders in philanthropy, entertainment, and business come together to support actions combatting escalating challenges such as climate change, pollution, and deforestation.

In addition to Gisele, singer/actress Barbra Streisand will be honoured for her work on environmental causes, while the event’s chairs will include A-list stars such as Madonna, Jennifer Aniston, Gerard Butler, Adriana Lima, Tiffany Haddish, Andy Garcia, Eva Longoria, and Meg Ryan.

“This year we are thrilled to present that honour to Barbra Streisand and Gisele Bundchen for the incredible work they have done to raise awareness on the necessity to take action in order to keep our planet healthy,” commented the Institute of Environment & Sustainability’s global fundraising chairman Milutin Gatsby.

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Gisele Bundchen got her first taste of modelling thanks to her bad posture

Gisele Bundchen’s first experience of modelling was a course her mother sent her on to correct her terrible posture.The Brazilian supermodel opened up about her early years as part of the Wall Street Journal’s weekly House Call feature, in which she re…

Gisele Bundchen’s first experience of modelling was a course her mother sent her on to correct her terrible posture.

The Brazilian supermodel opened up about her early years as part of the Wall Street Journal’s weekly House Call feature, in which she reflected on her childhood and current domestic life. Though now considered one of the most beautiful women in the world, Gisele is adamant that she never prioritised her looks as a youngster and was more interested in playing sports. But at 5 ft 9 by the time she reached her teens, she was a foot taller than her peers and was bullied as a result.

“When I was 13, my mother worried about my posture. I was being teased at school about my height, so I was hunching over,” the 38-year-old recalled. “My mum wanted me to be confident. She enrolled me, Pati and Gabi (her sisters) in a local modelling course. At the end of the course in 1994, the 50 girls in the class, along with five mothers including my mum, took a long bus trip to visit Curitiba, Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro. It was a reward.”

It was in Sao Paulo that Gisele was discovered by Elite Model Management and persuaded to take part in her first modelling competition.

Having enjoyed an immensely successful fashion career, the Brazilian star has since taken a step back from modelling and now prioritises spending time with her family – sports star husband Tom Brady, nine-year-old son Benjamin and six-year-old daughter Vivian, as well as her 11-year-old stepson John whom Tom shares with his ex-girlfriend Bridget Moynahan.

“I’m still my mother’s child,” Gisele insisted. “Even though we have help at home, my children have chores. I’m teaching them that things don’t just happen. They have to make their beds and fold their clothes. I tell them, ‘Clothes don’t have legs.'”

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