Armed and Divine

A sensual, graceful and naturally divine editorial with a slightly tough feel. If you love flowy whites and exotic golds or copper with a slightly roughed up vibe then you’ll love this editorial.

Semi sheer, drapey and flowy whites with natural silhouettes and bouts of shirring injects a romantic, sensual and beautifully earthy feel to these outfits. Belts used here result in a cinched “lady like” look. A neutral and earthy toned eye/lip palette high on the peachy / pinky side coupled with a sheer natural face radiates the look of a minimalistic beauty with a dose of that “imperfectly perfect” vibe we all love. Hair is high on golden highlights and drawn into a sleek pony tail with a beachy texture for a sleek yet messy look.  Softly detailed or polished gold and copper accessories such as collar cuffs, neck chokers, sleek hand and ankle cuffs, and chain link bracelets with barbwire and exotic snakes details induce that “naturally tough” feel to add a little mystery. I like that the outfits here are simple, sensual and tame while the accessories tell you a completely different tale, reaching out for a  much more bolder and tougher statement. They are like conversation pieces with interesting details. I think jewelry pieces from Pamela Love, Alkemie or House of Harlow would go extremely well with these looks, don’t you think? Do you like the cuff and collar trend? Let me know what you think! Would love to hear your views.

Vogue Brazil
Model: Gisele Bündchen
Photographer: Jacques Dequeker
Styled by: Daniela Paudice

“Simplicity is the keynote of all true elegance.”
Coco Chanel

Heel in Mint 

  65 comments for “Armed and Divine

  1. August 21, 2011 at 8:34 pm

    Great pics. I totally agree with you!

  2. August 21, 2011 at 9:35 pm

    Wow, this is a killer photoshoot, I absolutely love the femininity! I completely agree with your opinions and insight 🙂 Couldn’t have said it any better myself!

  3. Jay
    August 22, 2011 at 12:14 am

    mmmm, sexy!

  4. August 22, 2011 at 1:46 am

    Not sure I’m so into the matching cuff and color look. It’s dramatic but still feels kinda… lacking in embellishments, at least the ones shown here. I much prefer the serpent jewelry.

  5. August 22, 2011 at 2:00 am

    Chari T (deep fried stilettos)

  6. August 22, 2011 at 10:05 am

    Beautiful editorial, Gisele is perfect, as always. And I love the jewellery very much.

  7. August 22, 2011 at 11:57 am

    Agreed – love the color and simple and sensual

    Chic ‘n Cheap Living

  8. August 22, 2011 at 8:06 pm

    i would love very bit of this! this photo shoot is amazing, i find it has great balance bewteen femininity and strength… somthing i love very much 🙂

  9. August 22, 2011 at 8:06 pm

    Love it, the cuffs & necklace in the last pics are especially cute.

  10. August 22, 2011 at 8:07 pm

    i what a mess i just tried to post a comment and my page went off! not sure if you will receive a half finished comment if you do please ignore it!! a better one is on its way 🙂

  11. August 22, 2011 at 8:58 pm

    I just love love that gold jewelry!

  12. August 22, 2011 at 9:46 pm

    Thanks for taking out the time to check my site. I’ll be keeping up with yours on the regular as well.

    Que The Lights
    QTL Images

  13. August 22, 2011 at 9:51 pm

    really gorgeous photos love it! thanks for the comment!

  14. August 22, 2011 at 10:19 pm

    Giselle looks gorgeous and I am definitely a fan of the cuff and collar trend. I like to keep my clothing simple and use accessories to dress things up! She looks stunning and the white and the gold just makes me think of a grecian goddess and an ethereal mood. Thank you for stopping by and commenting! I am always glad to meet Chicago bloggers!

  15. August 23, 2011 at 4:15 am

    agree completely. i love those brands and own a few things by alchemie. i was looking at collars on shopbop today. the chick that writes the man repeller blog just designed a few (not on shopbop) but they’re pretty rad too.

  16. August 23, 2011 at 5:32 am

    Thank you for your comment, your blog is really beautiful and you write really well! I like the cuff and collar trend and I’m glad it’s lost its fetishist element and it’s more Egyptian luxe now. Gisele has this talent of making everything glamorous, love this shoot.

  17. August 23, 2011 at 5:36 am

    wonderful, polished posh pictures

  18. August 23, 2011 at 5:45 am

    This gold jewelry is amazing! =)

  19. August 23, 2011 at 6:38 am

    I like the jewellery in this editorial. Perfect for toughening up those semi sheer clothes.

  20. August 23, 2011 at 7:12 am

    Adore this! The cuff and collar trend is one of my favourites at the moment!

  21. August 23, 2011 at 9:44 am

    Oh soo adorable and feminine! Awesome photoshoot.

    Inside and Outside Blog

  22. August 23, 2011 at 11:43 am

    she looks like a godess! and those accessories are amazing!

  23. August 23, 2011 at 12:41 pm

    I ♥♥♥ those pics!!! Giselle is so great!


  24. August 23, 2011 at 2:19 pm

    I agree! Doesn’t Gisele look gorgeous! Wonder if she ever has an ‘off’ day!?

    Love these pictures, so pretty!

    Girl about Town XxX

  25. August 23, 2011 at 10:49 pm

    These photos are amazing. I love how they are goddess inspired.

  26. August 23, 2011 at 11:24 pm

    Such gorgeous photoshoot…but then again is Giselle she’s just so fabulous.

    <3 Marina

  27. August 24, 2011 at 9:38 am

    gisele is always fierce no matter what !

    http://www.glisters and

  28. August 24, 2011 at 11:32 am

    OH Giselle is just so so so amazing!


  29. August 24, 2011 at 11:42 am

    Nice photoshoot, I love the thing in her hair !


    btw, wanna follow each other ?

  30. August 24, 2011 at 12:39 pm

    Gorgeous… natural and elegant at the same time 🙂

  31. August 24, 2011 at 5:03 pm

    I really love the Grecian goddess feel to this. The white and gold with the hues of the beach are lovely!


  32. August 24, 2011 at 8:40 pm

    Neat photos!
    Also, thank you so much for the lovely comment!

  33. August 24, 2011 at 10:45 pm

    Absolutely divine! So elegant and modern! I actually love the collar and cuff trend! Love your blog and now following! Maybe you’ll have time to visit mine:)


  34. August 24, 2011 at 11:36 pm

    Amazing pictures! I really like this post.

    Thanks for the lovely comment!

  35. August 24, 2011 at 11:38 pm

    PS. You’ve got such a nice blog!
    Would you like to follow each other :-)?

  36. August 25, 2011 at 12:04 am

    Thanks a lot dear! Following you too now :-)!

  37. August 25, 2011 at 12:37 am

    These accessories look so elegant and chic. I loved Gisele’s posing, she looks so wild and charming!

  38. August 25, 2011 at 8:56 am

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    Fashion Ave

  39. August 25, 2011 at 10:49 am

    Wow girl! Amazing jewelry! I want the necklace from the 1st picture and both bracelets from the second one! Loooooooove them!
    Ask Erena

  40. August 25, 2011 at 11:28 am

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  41. August 25, 2011 at 2:33 pm

    Love your blog!

    Follow me if you like my blog and let me know it. I’ll follow you back. 🙂

  42. August 25, 2011 at 7:31 pm

    wow the bikini fashionista really loves this!

  43. August 25, 2011 at 10:54 pm

    wonderful photos!!!

  44. August 25, 2011 at 11:52 pm

    Beautiful post!!! Fantastic Gisele!!!
    Besos, desde España, Marcela

  45. August 26, 2011 at 1:31 am

    Cuffs and collar trends are great, jewelery in general are always great accessories

  46. t
    August 26, 2011 at 6:24 am
  47. August 26, 2011 at 12:17 pm

    thank you for your comment darling!
    nice post!i follow you back!
    have a great weekend!!!

  48. August 26, 2011 at 12:18 pm

    thank you for your comment darling!
    nice post!i follow you back.
    have a great weekend!!!

  49. August 26, 2011 at 1:02 pm

    I love your blog, all contents are amazing <3

    follow me if you love to, and i’ll follow you back 🙂

  50. August 26, 2011 at 4:02 pm

    another lovely gold goddess!

  51. August 26, 2011 at 5:21 pm

    i haven’t seen a giselle editorial in a while–love the white outfit.

  52. August 26, 2011 at 8:57 pm

    Lately i have a thing for chokers, and the golden one is…..yummie!!!!!

  53. August 27, 2011 at 7:48 am

    I love it! Stunning photos. The cuffs are amazing!

  54. August 27, 2011 at 12:00 pm

    hey heel in mint! i love your pictures the gold and white complements !!! 😀

  55. August 27, 2011 at 3:22 pm

    love the contents of your blog 🙂
    im following you now and i hope you can follow back 🙂


  56. August 27, 2011 at 3:45 pm

    wow… so sensual and romantic

  57. August 28, 2011 at 12:28 pm

    thanks for the lovely comment, ive followed you back dear <3

  58. August 28, 2011 at 1:03 pm

    i love the accessories!! xx opinionslave
    / twitter: @opinionslave

  59. August 29, 2011 at 4:10 am
  60. August 30, 2011 at 2:07 am

    Hi am really feeling the accessories. I plan to add some copper pieces to the Dazzled and Fabulous Bold Collection in the fall.


  61. August 30, 2011 at 2:21 am

    These pictures of Gisele are absolutely breathtaking! Such a beautiful editorial! Thanks for sharing!


    Erin @

  62. August 30, 2011 at 4:50 am

    Lovely blog, now following! Hustle
    Gisele is so elegant. She truly
    Embodies grace.

  63. August 30, 2011 at 8:40 am


  64. August 30, 2011 at 9:10 am

    Thanks for your lovely comment! : ) I love this post, the pictures are great!

    What about following each other? If you want to than just follow us and we’ll follow back! ; )

  65. August 30, 2011 at 12:44 pm

    Yep loving the Grecian goddess look this season

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