Gisele Bundchen covers the first issue of Porter Mag: flawless & undone?

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I’m not really sure what’s happening, but I like it. Sort of. You know how I was always going on and on about net-a-porter.com’s in-house online magazine, The Edit? They almost always had lovely editorials and great fashion photos, plus they did decent interviews. Well, now net-a-porter has launched their first print magazine, Porter. And Gisele Bundchen got the first cover.

First, a word about the cover… OMG. Gorgeous. I know a lot of you shade Gisele’s supermodel status, but seriously, at least she has a strong look. And many people do think she’s beautiful. I am one of them. This shot is so… wonderful. I just don’t even have the words. I’m including some other shots from the pictorial too – I’m not sure where she was photographed, but there some interior design p0rn too. If you’d like to see the full editorial, go here.

I am worried though. I loved The Edit and I hope it isn’t going away. But does net-a-porter really need an online magazine and a print magazine? Hm. WWD had a story about this launch, and it sounds like Porter is replacing The Edit, and they’re going to do an online version of Porter too.

In other Gisele news… she just got replaced as the face of H&M. The new face is Miranda Kerr. Oooo. That IS interesting. I think this has been in the works for a while, because Miranda recently stepped down as the face of Mango. H&M probably asked her to choose.

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Photos courtesy of Porter Magazine/TFS.

 

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  1. blue marie says:

    I think she looks beautiful here, love the freckles.

  2. bowers says:

    She’s fine but are all these models full of themselves?

  3. Hannah says:

    I don’t really get why Gisele is a SUPERmodel, either, but I do think she can look really pretty.

    Speaking of gorgeous women (who should have a bigger career than Gisele IMO): Doutzen Kroes is pregnant again!

  4. Kate says:

    I think she’s obnoxious but it still think set is strikingly beautiful. The freckles are beautiful and I wish she would show them off more often.

  5. MrsBPitt says:

    The cover is gorgeous! I always think Gisele looks better with a more natual look…

  6. Gwen says:

    Noooooooooo, bugger that they’re closing down The Edit :(

  7. GoodNamesAllTaken says:

    Gorgeous. She’s lovely.

    I love The Edit and love Net-a-Porter, too, because they show you an item of clothing (granted it’s usually one I can’t afford) by itself, but they also style it on the model, so it’s fun to see what shoes they put with a dress. Then you can click on the shoes, and often they have a whole new outfit. You probably already know this, and think I’m an idiot for ….oh never mind.

  8. delphi says:

    She does come off as slightly “meh” when interviewed, but you can’t deny that girlfriend is gorgeous. Not everyone (even models) looks good straight-on and in profile.

    And I covet that green mid-century chair in that last shot. Waaaaant!

  9. Nessa says:

    That cover is perfection. She is so gorgeous, it hurts.

  10. Harriet says:

    The picture with her lying down is sensational! Those legs!

    Anyone who thinks she is overrated doesn’t get the nature of the business. She isn’t meant to be Barbie-beautiful and I prefer a massive PR team aren’t there to fabricate what she says and what people want to hear. In truth nothing she says is particularly bad and the interpretations are nothing but that- interpretations. Also in regards to her lack of giving and her tremendous earnings- you just need to look a little further to see her efforts.

  11. Godwina says:

    Always found her stunning and lovely as a model. This nails it.

  12. m says:

    If she was an American named something generic like Allison Green, I seriously wonder if she would have made it as far as she has. She is beautiful for sure but her look isn’t anything extraordinary and I think that her success probably comes from the fact that she is foreign so therefore considered exotic.

  13. Anna says:

    What kind of ring is that??? I want it!!!

    As for Miranda replacing Gisele that’s probably because she’s cheaper

  14. BendyWindy says:

    Oh. My. God. Is that a cowhide Eames chair? LOVE.

    I think she does look pretty, but the cover seems a bit heavy on the photoshop. I’m cool with a little touching up, but I wish they wouldn’t blur and soften the skin quite so much. A few lines make a face interesting.

  15. IceQueen says:

    Pretty but a little bit overrated. I do like her clothing style most of the time, though.

  16. Helvetica says:

    She looks GREAT on the cover

  17. Nerd Alert says:

    She is gorge, I think, and I like looking at pictures of her but stopped reading her interviews. Gisele should be seen and not heard.

    These photos are among her best. They’re all beautiful, IMO.

  18. Lila says:

    That cover shot is wow. The others are very pretty too. I do think Gisele is gorgeous but I think she looks best in less made up shots like this. The most beautiful pictures of her I think are the shots of her dressed casually, out with the kids. Then I see her all made up on the red carpet and she’s so much more generic. Except for that body- her body is always fierce.

    I love The Edit too but I don’t mind the idea of it becoming a print magazine. If they keep up the quality of the interviews and editorials, the more the better. These shots of Gisele certainly seem up to The Edit’s standards.

  19. Jag says:

    The cover is gorgeous, but I don’t like the inside photos. I wish they’d use more “real” models on the covers of magazines nowadays because they can project a look – rather than just looking like a void. Compare this cover to the one just posted with the 50 Shades girl and it becomes incredibly clear just how much difference a “real” model makes!

    • TheOneandOnlyOnly says:

      Exactly that has been a complaint from anyone that even moderately follows fashion and pop culture. Go on sites like Bellazon and the fashion spot, type in top models or supermodels of the 80s/90s and there are hundreds of threads dedicated to edits/covers/models of that period, and you will see how good the models/styling/photos were compared to today with its emphasis on the celebrity de jour. The lack of creativity combined with the endless procession of celebs makes a striking contrast. At least they put a pic of a real model on the cover. Btw, Christy turlington, Shalom Harlow, and Yasmeen Ghauri were my favs, and though Giselle is beautiful she can’t compare to those true supers of the 90s.

  20. Stacey says:

    She’s so GOOPY and pretentious to me. Not a fan

  21. Pinky says:

    “In other Gisele news… she just got replaced as the face of H&M. The new face is Miranda Kerr. Oooo. That IS interesting. I think this has been in the works for a while, because Miranda recently stepped down as the face of Mango. H&M probably asked her to choose.”

    I don’t think H&M asked Miranda to choose. Mango’s contracts usually last one year (two seasons). She didn’t “stepped down”, her contract just ends.

  22. Whatwhatnot says:

    Giselle may have a nice body, but I never found her to be particularly striking. She’s always looked like an average Jane to me. *shrug*

  23. Delta Juliet says:

    She’s beautiful! She’s ugly! She’s gorgeous! She’s bland! Great body! Ugly face! I’ve seen a million of her!

    Sometimes reading these comments just cracks me up :D

  24. Val says:

    Love the pictures, they are stunning. However, I do find her a little vanilla, which kind of taints it for me… her reputation and public image ruin the magic for me.

  25. paranormalgirl says:

    I find her to be very attractive. And I love the cover.

  26. Alina says:

    stunning on the cover! And the last photos is gorgeous too.

    But i made the fault to look at her feet… uhh her toes! pain!

  27. Camille (TheOriginal) says:

    Pretty. Love that cover.

  28. mac says:

    I’d love to be as ugly as any of these gorgeous women, for just one day!

    And I love my freckles. :)

  29. Tswise says:

    Flawless cover and editorial. She is gorgeous.

  30. Mel says:

    My only criticism is not with Gisele, per se, but the HF community. It bothers me that they have a preference for Germanic Brazilian models, and ignore the mixed race, multi-ethnic, black and indigenous models from Brazil. Emanuella de Paulo and Adriana Lima, for example, are ignored in HF and Vogue, but the likes of Gisele, Racquel Zimmerman, Carolina Trentini for pushed.