You would be forgiven for imagining Gisele Bündchen's closet is an overflowing treasure trove of designer goods, but the opposite is, in fact, true.
The Brazilian-born supermodel, who became one of the highest-paid models in the world, has unprecedented access to merchandise from the globe's most luxurious labels – so mastering effective decluttering tips is essential. This is where famed organizer Marie Kondo comes in.
In an interview with Vogue, Gisele Bündchen shared that she only holds on to her favorite pieces, or as Marie Kondo would describe, the items that 'spark joy'. The model's Balenciaga leather jacket and a pair of early Vince jeans are among the possessions that remain in her closet, but the majority of gifted designer goods go to her sisters instead.
'People think they need more stuff, but no.' Gisele says. 'Start with the simple principle of waking up in the morning and asking, ‘What makes my life possible?’ It’s such a simple question. The air I breathe, the soil I step on, the food I eat, the water I drink, and the sun. If we understand that our survival depends on the Earth and really appreciate all those gifts, maybe we can show a bit more care. Fashion is a trillion-dollar industry. We have the means. We just have to want to do it.'
Gisele's home organizing ideas are a striking nod to Marie Kondo's philosophy that encourages you only to keep items if they 'spark joy' in your home.
'To determine this when tidying, the key is to pick up each object one at a time and ask yourself quietly, 'Does this spark joy?' Hug the item if you need to, and hold it close to your heart. Pay attention to how your body responds,’ Marie Kondo shared in an interview with H&G.
Marie Kondo's closet decluttering tips are evident in the way Gisele Bündchen tidies her home, but the model suggests that her passion for organization influences her mindset in ways beyond her four walls.
In footage from Vogue's 73 Questions, Gisele confesses that 'organizing' is her 'biggest vice' before adding that she 'can’t stand messy places' – when asked about her biggest pet peeve.
Most recently, Gisele Bündchen purchased a luxury Florida home and a $1.3 million Florida cottage as she begins to expand her property portfolio following her divorce from football quarterback Tom Brady. While little is known about their interiors, we can predict that they are beautifully organized, above all else.
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Megan is the News and Trends Editor at Homes & Gardens. She first joined Future Plc as a News Writer across their interiors titles, including Livingetc and Real Homes. As the News Editor, she often focuses on emerging microtrends, sleep and wellbeing stories, and celebrity-focused pieces. Before joining Future, Megan worked as a News Explainer at The Telegraph, following her MA in International Journalism at the University of Leeds. During her BA in English Literature and Creative Writing, she gained writing experience in the US while studying in New York. Megan also focused on travel writing during her time living in Paris, where she produced content for a French travel site. She currently lives in London with her antique typewriter and an expansive collection of houseplants.
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