Luigi & Iango shot the cover. (source)
Gisele Bündchen is the cover star of Marie Claire’s April 2020 “Changemakers” issue (on newsstands March 19th) which is dedicated to sustainability and how we can all build a greener future.
Bündchen, who will turn 40 this year and plans to plant 40,000 trees in her native Brazil in celebration, has made sustainability, conservation and environmental advocacy front and center in every aspect of her life. For the magazine, she gets candid on how she maintains her center, leading by example to her children, practicing sustainability and the hope she has for the fashion industry to be greener.
In 2020, the supermodel, environmental activist and best-selling author is celebrating her 11th anniversary as a Global Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP). She’s also executive produced a documentary feature film, Kiss the Ground, that shines a light on the global movement of “Regenerative Agriculture” that could balance our climate, replenish our vast water supplies and feed the world. The film will make its global film festival debut at Tribeca Film Festival on Earth Day (April 22nd, 2020).
On her dedication to environmentalism: “I believe our responsibility is to take care of the earth and its natural resources. Our survival depends on it. My goal in life is to leave the earth in a better place for future generations.”
On staying centered: “For a long time while I was in the public eye, I didn’t know who the real me was, but throughout the years I have been able to use these mindfulness practices to really evaluate myself and embark on a journey of self-discovery. I know that today I am happier because of it.”
On practicing sustainability: “We do our best, but it can be challenging when it comes to living completely green—and that’s OK. I always remind my kids that every choice we make has an impact on our planet and that we always need to try our best; that’s what matters.” Image courtesy of Marie Claire. (source)
For the July issue, ELLE US partnered with Conservation International to celebrate and raise awareness of women making a difference in climate change—from marine biologists to supermodels.
Gisele Bündchen, Naomi Campbell, Doutzen Kroes, and Anja Rubik cover the issue and Gisele shares her eco-awakening, Naomi talks about sustainable fashion choices, Doutzen shares about the work she’s doing to preserve elephant populations and Anja talks about saving our oceans—one plastic straw at a time. Photos by Chris Colls, styling by Ilona Hamer. (source)
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Mikael Jansson shot the covers. (source)
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The cover stars are Gisele Bundchen, Alek Wek, and Sara Grace Wallerstedt. (source)
Zee Nunes shot the covers. (source)
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