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WWD: Bella Hadid comes home for Dior Lacquer Plump Launch

I’m so jet-lagged, I feel like I haven’t slept since Milan,” said Bella Hadid, who finally returned home to Los Angeles to help launch Dior’s Lacquer Plump lip-gloss-meets-stain. The model still looked picture perfect and ready to party on Wednesday night in her patchwork denim suit and matching headband.

When Bella enters a room, all heads turn,” said Peter Philips, creative and image director for Dior Makeup. “That’s what we tried to capture in the video also. It’s about her being confident, being herself and just owning the place.

The Cass Bird-directed video unspooled at Los Angeles nightclub Poppy, which was decked out for the occasion to look like a pink disco. Pink “Addict” straws, lip-shaped lollipops, cocktails and glitter tattoos were part of the scene, as were a silver tinsel photo booth and an arrivals area sporting a pink light-up dance floor.

It was there Hadid stood before she made her way into the crowded club to talk about her latest campaign.

WWD: What’s it like to be back home after a long runway season?
Bella Hadid: I’m so happy to be here. It’s one of my first big launches in L.A. and it’s so fun because all of my friends are here. I invited all my girlfriends, my guy friends and it’s going to be a fun night. I’m excited to show everybody the campaign and I’m really excited for Peter because this is an incredible product we are launching together, so it’s a moment for both of us.

WWD: How did you get in the mind-set to shoot this campaign?
B.H.: All these lip campaigns are a lot more colorful and disco and pink, but Cass [Bird] the director and I, we really work well together and Peter gives his insight and we all work together to make it happen. The music is always playing loud and it’s funny because it’s usually 11 a.m. when we start shooting and outside it’s sunny, then we walk inside and I’m supposed to be in the club. I usually just try to do my best, make every set positive and try to work through it.

WWD: What’s your own makeup routine like?
B.H.: I’ve always been very simple with my makeup. When I do my own, it’s a little concealer, a little blush and I’m ready to go, but with this lipstick it’s very nice because there are different palettes for each mood and skin tone. It’s very day-to-night. There’s a perfect red in there and I’ve always been very self-conscious about the reds that I use. I think in doing this campaign I really found my love for red.

WWD: How do your followers react when you post makeup shots?
B.H.: Definitely when it comes to lip and makeup pictures I post, I think they really enjoy it, but they’re just excited to see new products come out. I think what’s so huge about the Internet these days is makeup has taken such a big step. Everybody wants to learn about new makeup and people get really excited about it.

WWD: What’s your schedule like for spring?
B.H.: I leave for Asia this weekend to do a Dior Makeup launch in Shanghai, and I’m going to be gone for a month and then I hope I will be back for the summer. But as of right now I only have two more days here and then I’m off. I wish I had more time.

WWD: What about Coachella?
B.H.: I think for Coachella I will be back. I think I fly from China straight back here, so see you at Coachella!


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Vogue British: Backstage at #VSFS2017 with Bella Hadid

BACKSTAGE at the 2017 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show while three hair stylists fastened extensions into her glossy brown crop, Miss Vogue caught up with Bella Hadid to ask her how being a fully-fledged street-style pin-up feels, and where she looks to for wardrobe inspiration.

I like to keep my style true to myself, but I look to magazines like British Vogue all the time. Not just modern issues, but vintage ones too,” she explained. “Of course, I like modern style, but more so things that are back in the day to keep things cool.

I’ve collected vintage pieces for the last eight years from all over the world, and I usually pair them with with new items,” the catwalk star continued. “To be able to put new and old things together, and designer pieces with completely random pieces, is a beautiful thing for me.

How does the 21-year-old get dressed in the morning? “Sometimes I put something on and think this is the weirdest piece ever, but I love it and sometimes I don’t care what people think,” she said, before adding: “Sometimes I have a major piece that I want to wear that day and I’ll put my look together around that, but for work I might just throw on a big sweater and jeans. It really just depends on the day and if I’m in the mood to wear a ‘look’”.

On sharing clothes with Gigi, she laughed: “We’re sisters, so like everyone we share clothes. Growing up we used to share clothes a lot but now she gets really angry at me if I don’t bring things back. Now we have an agreement that I have to return things and she has to return things to keep borrowing from each other.

Source: Vogue UK

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W Magazine: Bella Hadid Says She Doesn’t Want to Be On Social Media


Having traveled the world from flagship to flagship over the last year, Dior’s Art of Color makeup exhibit finally made its way to Seoul, Korea this week—which means that Bella Hadid, currently the face of Dior beauty, made her way to Seoul, too. Last night, as an off-calendar event during Seoul Fashion Week, Dior threw an in-store party with local influencers, fans of the brand, and top customers. Hadid was present, as well, clad in a striking red lip and matching top. Despite some understandable jetlag, the model was characteristically animated and open, talking about everything from her go-to Shake Shack order, dealing with haters on social media, and the hue of lipstick she can’t leave home without when going on “a lot of dates”—though given her crazy travel schedule, it’s likely she was being more sarcastic than serious on that one.

How is your trip to South Korea so far?

Well, someone just told me that there is a Shake Shack in Korea so I’m freaking out. I’m dying that there’s a Shake Shack in Seoul right now. In New York I love going, but it’s super uptown.

23rd Street? You think Madison Square Park “super uptown?”

Oh there’s one there? I’ve only been to the one way up in Times Square by the movie theater. But they’re about to open one three blocks from me downtown, which is going to be dangerous. I also don’t really go anywhere besides my house and work so yeah, 23rd is actually kind of far, I guess.

What’s your Shake Shack order?

Double cheeseburger, fries, milkshake.

Have you done anything cool in Seoul yet?

Well, no. I got here yesterday, then today I had a shoot and came straight here. It’s been a long day but tomorrow I really want to go see things. I’ve been here but haven’t had time to explore.

You have to! Especially for beauty products.

Literally, thank you so much for saying that, because I was asking a Korean friend today to take me around to find all these amazing products and masks and serums and she was like, “Umm…ok?” And I was so confused—I thought everybody was excited about those things here! But maybe for locals it’s not as new and exciting like it is for visitors.

Are you feeling jet-lagged?

I’m so jet-lagged I can’t even handle it. I mean I had a great day on set, but now it’s catching up a bit.

Do you have any beauty tips for helping to not look so tired?

Of course my Dior concealers. But also a lot of contour and illuminizers. There’s a Flash Iluminizer that’s amazing to put around your eyes and under your chin. It brings brightness to your face and I basically just slather my face in it.

Obviously you travel a ton. How do you stay fit on the road?

I still am dealing with a lot of immune problems that dealing with work is my number one [priority]. But with this job and running around so much, it’s basically a workout just to work. When I go home to New York I have my trainer and he grills me and makes sure I work out a couple days before I get back on the road.

What is your favorite lipstick right now?

I’ve never liked having red lips; it always made me very self conscious. But when I found Dior Rouge 999, it’s my number one of all time. I’m obsessed with it and it makes me feel like I’m owning red lips. Red, or a dark brown. That’s basically it.

Do you have a beauty secret weapon for the perfect first date?

What? Uhh. Mm-hmm. I go on a lot of dates. All the time.

You go on a lot of dates?

Yes, in my spare time. I go on a lot of dates and put a lot of makeup on.

Would you say you are a social media addict?

I would really rather be off social media than on it. Especially these days; it makes me so crazy. When I take a couple days off social media it makes me so happy. In fact, I recently made this decision consciously, it just like sparked, that I no longer check my phone when I wake up. I think that’s why sometimes you get off to a bad start in the morning, when you start your day with that energy. Like who wants to turn on their phone at 7 a.m. or whatever and see something negative about themselves?

Is that something you get a lot? Haters?

Oh, girl.

Do you just ignore?

It’s hard. Everybody goes through it. It’s really hard to have people watching you all the time. But that’s the exact reason why I try to not look at it. Because I’m the only one actually paying my bills, right?

Source: W Magazine

Harper’s Bazaar Arabia: Beneath her hypnotic gaze Bella Hadid has a will as iron-clad as her surname
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Harper’s Bazaar Arabia: Beneath her hypnotic gaze Bella Hadid has a will as iron-clad as her surname

It’s late June, 2017, the day of Bella Hadid’s cover shoot for Harper’s Bazaar Arabia. Venice’s Grand Canal provides an ethereal backdrop to couture gowns by Elie Saab, Ralph & Russo and a palm tree-embroidered Schiaparelli suit. It’s also the day that US President Donald Trump’s much-maligned travel ban comes into effect, preventing travellers from six predominantly Muslim countries who do not have a tie to the country from entering the United States for 90 days and similarly banning all refugees to America for 120 days.

My dad was a refugee,” Bella tells Bazaar once the shoot wraps, the heels are off and she is curled up in her suite in Venice’s Gritti Palace – a seamstress in the corner quietly steaming the Alexandre Vauthier gown the 20-year-old plans to wear to a gala this evening. “He came from Palestine to America when he was a baby,” she explains of her father, the architect Mohamed Hadid, renowned for his lavish multimillion dollar developments in Los Angeles. “Thankfully, he was able to come, but it was very hard and now it’s probably 100 times harder. It makes me sad that power is getting taken from a lot of people and they’re not able to make a new life for their children and their families. It’s crazy to me that one person can tell you whether or not you can have a better life,” she shakes her head.

Bella’s views on President Trump’s immigration policies are no secret. In January, she and her sister Gigi, 22, took to the streets of New York for the ‘No Ban, No Wall’ protest. Their decision to join the march was made on the spur of the moment with no time to mobilise the security that normally accompanies the two girls. “I just wanted to stand up for what I felt was right and I really didn’t care if I was with 100,000 other people because, with or without security, I wanted to go and stand for something I believe in,” Bella says, shrugging, “Nobody was even looking.

Her fellow protestors may have been oblivious to having two of the world’s leading models in their ranks, but the press were not. Cognisant of the power of her actions, Bella is unafraid of putting her head above the parapet if it means harnessing the publicity she generates for the greater good. “If I can’t talk about something that I’m passionate about, why even be here? Why even do any of the stuff that I’m doing if I can’t make a better purpose for the world, or make a difference, or try to put light on a situation that is obviously so dark? It’s all really scary,” she says.

Having “wanted to ride horses my whole life” – an ambition that was put on hold when her diagnosis with Lyme disease made it too dangerous, but that she has recently reignited – Bella feels the superficiality of modelling acutely. “It’s not very giving, being a model, it doesn’t warm your heart,” she says wryly, adding, “It’s not as rewarding for the soul as most things.” As someone whose soul requires more nourishment than 15 million likes on Instagram can offer, Bella – born Isabella Khair Hadid – is determined to make good use of the platform that modelling has granted her. “Since I was a kid I’ve loved helping people. My mom always said that I would go on the street and hug somebody that was sitting on the corner. It was just because I genuinely loved people, and that’s something that I want to bring forward with me in my career. If I’m able to change something in the world for the better, then I’ll be ecstatic.”

During a time when voicing an opinion on anything more contentious than the latest highlighting technique can unleash the wrath of the internet, she’s not afraid of espousing her beliefs, even if it means courting criticism. “What’s so beautiful about the time that we live in right now is that it’s not all about the face any more. You have to be more than that. You have to have a personality and you have to be able to go out there and have a conversation with somebody and not be a blank face.”

On the cusp of turning 21, Bella is an intriguing mix of child and woman. She snaps selfies with unselfconscious abandon as a boat ferries us between Bazaar’s shoot location and her hotel, betraying her digitally native roots. Yet earlier in hair and make-up she eschewed typical millennial visual fodder, instead watching a video on her phone of the policeman injured in the June UK terror attack on London Bridge, which brought her to tears. “I’m definitely an empath,” Bella muses, “I’m very emotional but I’m also very strong. I’ll stand up for myself but I cry at everything.”

Barely out of her teens, Bella’s life experience may be very different from that of her peers, but she sympathises with the issues weighing on her enormous fan base. “It’s really tough,” she says of today’s teenagers. “You’re going to get scrutinised for anything that you do. So if you’re skinny and have a sick body and you don’t have a butt, people are going to say, ‘Why do you have no butt?’ And then you go and get a fake butt and they get mad at you because you have a fake butt. And then you don’t have boobs, and it’s just a whole circulating circle.” Having faced an inordinate amount of scrutiny over her own looks, Bella appears to deflect judgement, presumably as a matter of self-preservation. “All of these teenagers need to know that you’re you and that’s the best thing you can be. The hardest part is being judged, and that’s what they talk to me about. It’s really sad because it doesn’t happen just in America or just in Europe, it happens everywhere in the world. Bullying is a crazy thing.”

As her career and profile have exploded over the last year, the model explains that she has found solace by tapping into her spiritual side. “I have a whole angel family,” she reveals, only slightly coyly. “I think that there’s a lot of beautiful spiritual beings in the world. They’re just floating, and they’re around if you feel a need for them. I draw strength from that completely. It’s definitely how I’ve gotten through the past year and stayed sane.” Insanity is not by any means uncommon on planet fashion. A photo shoot can entail a crew of up to 30 people. That’s 30 strangers pivoting her every day. “I feel everybody’s energies around me, which is very hard sometimes,” she says of being the fulcrum around which fashion dreams are spun. “You know, it’s a blessing and a curse sometimes, because I just love a lot. I’m a lover.

It might seem naïve to view Bella’s life as anything other than charmed, yet there are not many 20-year-olds who work seven days a week for months on end. “Everybody has a different opinion of what hard work is. At the end of the day, if you’re exhausted, you worked hard. I’m definitely tired most of the time,” she says. No stranger to the grind, Bella took a job at a juice bar in Santa Barbara when she was just 14. “On the weekends all my friends would be at the beach and I would be working, serving them smoothies and juices. I was making like eight dollars an hour and got tips.” The family might have lived in palatial splendour in California’s Montecito but, “It never felt right to me to ask my parents for money,” Bella says. “I never spent money. It still to this day freaks me out to spend money. It would make me happy to buy a really cute $5 T-shirt instead of a designer piece. I never bought anything designer until I was 18 and could buy it on my own. I bought my first pair of Louboutins and that was a very big moment for me. People always think that my parents would buy us stuff. My mom never bought me anything designer. My dad would buy me little things that are more meaningful than a designer purse. I would rather have riding boots. That was what made me so happy.”

Despite having grown up surrounded by wealth, Bella is intimately aware of the discipline required to succeed. “I always got my work ethic from my Dad. He had to work to make money for his family. They started out with really no money so he built his life to where he is now because he had one thought of what he wanted his adulthood to be, and he never stopped dreaming about it. He worked his ass… he worked so hard,” she corrects herself, “to get to where he is.” Her mother, the Dutch former model Yolanda Hadid, who separated from Bella’s father in 2000, was similarly prudent. “She moved to America by herself when she was 16 with just $20 in her pocket,” Bella explains. “They both taught me about what a dollar is.” Even Yolanda’s second husband, the music producer David Foster, from whom she has recently divorced, played a part in educating Gigi, Bella and their 18-year-old brother Anwar about finances. “My stepdad, David – not my stepdad any more – he also didn’t have a lot of money growing up and he always taught us a lot about spending.”

Today, Bella speaks with pride about achieving financial independence from her parents by the age of 18. “And that’s why I keep working hard, ’cause I think about them and how far they came and how hard they worked to be able to give us the life that they did. If I just went and sat on my butt I don’t think I would be able to live with myself,” she says. “I think that a work ethic is not only one of the most attractive things in a woman, but it’s one of the most humbling things to be a woman and to be completely independent.” It’s a trait she hopes to pass on to her future family. “When I have kids I for sure want them to be able to work hard, but it’s not something that is very teachable. It’s something that I watched and I learned, and I hope I have that effect on my children.”

With the work comes sacrifice and Bella admits that she can’t remember the last time she did not miss out on a family gathering or birthday party. “I always say to my mom, ‘I miss everything. Like I literally miss everything’,” she faux-whines. The absences are amplified for New York-based Bella, whose sultry brunette style is catnip for the high-fashion European arena where she has contracts with the likes of Bulgari, Fendi and Dior Make Up, while her sister Gigi’s blonde all-Americana generates work closer to home with US giants such as Tommy Hilfiger and Maybelline. “Most of the time our markets are completely different,” Bella agrees, “and if we get booked on a job and she gets it or I get it, we’re both happy for each other. There are enough jobs in the world for both of us. There’s no reason for us to be mad at each other or competitive. So if she gets it, then good for her. We’re in the family so she can buy me a pair of shoes,” she laughs.

Her contract as accessories ambassador for Roman jewellery house Bulgari, and the face of its fragrance Goldea, The Roman Night, means that Bella is now rarely seen unadorned by fabulous jewels. How does she feel about big rocks? “Besides the security that has to follow me around everywhere?” she laughs. “Up until this year I never wore jewellery like that. It’s such an honour. And I love Bulgari, so it’s perfect.” Of course, high jewellery brings its own challenges, such as when Bazaar’s photographer Victor Demarchelier shouts, “Out, out!” indicating to the boat driver to move further away from the jetty, momentarily causing Bella to panic that the necklace she is wearing – ‘The Green Liz’, a Dhs13.6 million 59-carat emerald reproduction of a Bulgari sautoir that Richard Burton gave to Elizabeth Taylor on her 40th birthday – has fallen out of the boat. Once it’s established that the stones are safely round her neck and not at the bottom of the Grand Canal, the shoot resumes; the only glitch in an otherwise fairy tale day. “Everybody on set was so amazing and it’s so nice to be able to work with people you actually enjoy working with because sometimes it’s draining,” Bella confides. “I mean we’re shooting in Venice, come on. It’s like the most beautiful place. Couture, diamonds, Venice and Victor. I’m good!

Source: Harper’s Bazaar Arabia

First look: Bella Hadid and Jordan Barrett cover Vogue Australia’s September 2017 issue
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First look: Bella Hadid and Jordan Barrett cover Vogue Australia’s September 2017 issue

In this issue, which hits stands on August 28, renowned art photographer Jackie Nickerson has photographed Bella Hadid and Jordan Barrett together for the first time.

Photographed by Jackie Nickerson and styled by Vogue’s fashion director Christine Centenera, Bella Hadid wears Prada, and Jordan Barrett wears a Burberry shirt and Akira shorts, on the cover of Vogue Australia’s September 2017 issue.

Models Hadid and Barrett, who are also close friends, have been photographed together for the first time for this very special issue of Vogue, and interviewed together by Derek Blasberg.

We’ve done fashion shows together, but this is our first time in front of the camera,” Hadid shares with Blasberg in the cover interview. “We’ve been such good friends that it was super natural and fun,” adds Barrett.

The interview made headlines when paparazzi photographed it taking place at Bella’s New York apartment. Bella and Jordan were interviewed by Blasberg for the cover story, and it was Blasberg to whom they were speaking via FaceTime in the paparazzi images.

In the interview the pair chat about everything from how they met to their rise to the top of the fashion industry – and clarify whether or not they’re dating.

We met one of my first days in New York. We both were meeting Hailey [Baldwin] at a hotel in SoHo. It was like my third day here,” says Barrett on how the pair met.

And you guys immediately started dating, right?” asks Blasberg. “Ha, we never dated, Derek! We’re like best friends, which is much better for both of us. Actually, he’s like a brother,” says Hadid.

Weighing in on fame, Barrett says: “It’s different, but you get used to it. It’s a lot of flying and you never are in the same place for more than two days.

What I think nobody understands, especially [for] Jordan, is that he never gets to see his family. My mum got a place in New York, and I get to see my sister every couple of weeks, but we’re basically on a plane every three days. That’s probably the hardest part. But we’re blessed and we love it.”

Asked to describe each other in two words, Hadid says: “Energy and vibes.” Barrett’s answer? “The. Best.

Font: Vogue Australia