Monday, May 19, 2008
Gisele Bündchen: Loving Life
(Gisele Caroline Nonnenmacher Bündchen, Stylized Portrait by Tiner).
From making Forbes list as one of the richest women in the entertainment world to encouraging others to give it back, Gisele Caroline Nonnenmacher Bündchen is walking the runway with her own vogue. Bündchen has appeared in several print publications for companies including Louis Vuitton, Victoria's Secret, Christian Dior, Dolce & Gabbana, Versace ...and even finds time to endorse Apple's computers.
What separates Gisele apart is her ability to publicly voice her opinion, even if it at times contradicts her religious upbringing. For example, Gisele did not agree with the comments regarding condom use made by Pope Benedict XVI after his official visit to Brazil. She remarked, "to prohibit condoms is ridiculous, just think of all the diseases transmitted without them."
Gisele's dynamic and playful personality is what inspired her stylized portrait. I enjoyed conveying different playful expressions and using a color palette that complimented this Brazilian's vibrant energy.
I wish her the best in her future endeavors and look forward to watching her performance in next year's Austin Powers 4.