Gisele Bundchen in Elle 2000

19/05/2014

Gisele Bundchen in Hot ticket editorial / Elle US May 2000 (photography: Gilles Bensimon)
I often feel that we are subconsciously programmed to choose our favourite models based on a visual memory of the first encounters with fashion and its faces. If you look closely, the girls who make it big today (or become the ones we feel connected to) have features of somebody we are already familiar with. None of them look like twins to the original, of course, but do possess certain similarities that our brain picks from the crowd.

Gisele Bundchen in Hot ticket editorial / Elle US May 2000 (photography: Gilles Bensimon)
Gisele Bundchen in Hot ticket editorial / Elle US May 2000 (photography: Gilles Bensimon)
For me, Melina Gesto whom I have recently written about, is a little bit like Gisele, the baby Gisele, to be precise. The feeling, the comparison, is rather difficult to describe, let alone highlight the exact points of resemblance, but the voice is there and so are the hair, the honeyed skin, the sparkling eyes, facial features and insanely stunning physic.

Gisele Bundchen in Hot ticket editorial / Elle US May 2000 (photography: Gilles Bensimon)
Gisele Bundchen in Hot ticket editorial / Elle US May 2000 (photography: Gilles Bensimon)
This is one of the editorials that makes me think of both models simultaneously. Gisele, as the iconic face, and Melina as somebody who has everything to become one (hot ticket).

Gisele Bundchen in Hot ticket editorial / Elle US May 2000 (photography: Gilles Bensimon)
Gisele Bundchen in Hot ticket editorial / Elle US May 2000 (photography: Gilles Bensimon)
Photo source: Gisele Bundchen in Hot ticket editorial / Elle US May 2000 (photography: Gilles Bensimon)

30 comments:

  1. Inspiration, truly. Adore Gisele :)

    Edita
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  2. wow such pretty images!
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  3. You are right, it happens also to me when Im looking at some editorials. And in this case I didnt feel so much the familiarity if you didnt say it. She is truly outstanding in these pics, made me want to summer and relax..what a shame is so rainy today!:/ Happy Monday dear Natalia! xo

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  4. i think for me it's gotta be the 90s supermodels. those are the ones that stick out in my mind, and the first time i ever knew the names of models.

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  5. She is amazing ^^

    Kisses
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  6. I remember seeing Gisele's first American Vogue cover and being blown away by just how beautiful she is. Both Melina and her certainly do share that amazing figure....sigh.....

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  7. Innocent and so beautiful face of Gisele....
    Very nice photography!!!

    Have a wonderful week,dear friend:)

    V.

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  8. Awesome images!
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  9. Love her <3

    The Cutielicious
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    Federica

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  10. I remember when Gisele first came on the modelling scene. She's very beautiful, I think Melina and her have such striking bone structure. That's the resemblance to me. :)

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  11. Gisele is just beautiful and so are these images, they also make me want to go on holiday!

    Tara x

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  12. She is amazing!!!
    xx
    Mónica
    OUR CARIBBEAN ENGAGEMENT SHOOT TODAY ON MY BLOG!!
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  13. Perfect body and beautiful face!!!!
    Amazing pics!!!
    Have a great start of the week darling!!!!

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  14. Gisele has always been one of my favourite models simply because she always looks so naturally radiant - this editorial showcases that so beautifully.
    xox,
    Cee

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  15. Dear Natalia, sorry for the silly question, but are these pictures all Gisele's or Melina's? Honestly I can't tell them apart. Anyway it's a kind of healthy and fierce beauty I appreciate very much too. I hope you are well and always think of you with much admiration :-)
    Baci,
    Coco
    Coco et La vie en rose / Bloglovin / Facebook

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  16. She's a really good model. I've always admired her. She also speaks her mind. HAHAHA It took a little getting use to, because sometimes she comes across harsh. But sometimes you have to be. LOL
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  17. She was so beautiful in this editorial! Love her now too, she is an amazing woman!

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  18. Wow Giselle hasn't really changed much in 14 years.

    Rowena @ rolala loves

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  19. She's so nice.
    XOXO*
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  20. What a striking resemblance between the two. They are both beautiful and def has that x factor.

    xo
    Sam
    http://fabulouspetite.blogspot.com

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  21. Great photoshoot. What I like about Gisele, she's never boring, always keeps it interesting.

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  22. She is a stunning woman! :)

    Lu, www.balgarka.co.uk

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  23. Giselle has always been my favorite. I find her stunning in every way... classic, classy and breathtakingly gorgeous.
    XO, Gina

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  24. I love seeing this young version of Gisele again... and thinking about the model she has developed into. It really is interesting discovering which models become the iconic images of a certain day....

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