10 Reasons We Want To Be Gigi Hadid

Gigi Hadid= the model of the moment. If you don’t believe me, turn to Chanel’s Karl Lagerfeld, who recently dubbed her ‘class president’ of the current flock of supermodel starlets!

If you thought her 5 + million instagram followers and bucket loads of high end campaigns were enough to have you totally team Gigi, there’s a plethora of other reasons why Gigi Hadid is our total girl crush at the moment!

Scroll down for 10 envy-inducing reasons that make us want to magically transform into Gigi Hadid…

10. Her ‘it’ Gang

What do beautiful and famous people do in their spare time? Hang around with equally beautiful and famous people of course! Then, they post it on social media for us mere mortals to oogle at and go green over! **Gigi, you have succeeded**

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Gigi’s regular crew includes Taylor Swift and her infamous girl gang. Gigi even joined Taylor on stage in front of thousands of fans in Detroit during her ‘1989’ tour. As for the above photo, I want to get my girls together and jump with matching towels ASAP!

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But the trio we’d really like to be part of? The it-girl-model squad! Between them Hailey Baldwin, Kendall Jenner and Gigi Hadid walk in hundreds of shows and are often seen hanging together in the front row. THIS is squad goals!

9. Going ‘Vogue Official’

While most of us let our not-so-significant friends know about our new beau with a (slightly cringey) Facebook status, Gigi announced her relationship with Zayn Malik through this Vogue shoot, shot by non other than Mario Testino.

I guess Facebook official is so 2009…

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Goals!

As if bagging total hottie Zayn Malik isn’t enough, Gigi then pulls him in for a cheeky kiss in this totally perfect gingham look. Me? Jealous! Never!

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Goals!!!

If me and my other half tried this I’d probably end up fractured. Nonetheless, this upside down, Vintage-y shot is totally adorable!

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GOALS!!!

A kiss with a view! Gigi and Zayn scream their relationship from the top of Naples.

8. She’s An Advocate For Body Image

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Ok, so as far as the whole world is concerned, Gigi is one heck of a skinny minnie! I mean, seriously, she is a teeny size US4! But in the world of modelling, her curves have landed her a whole load of negative comments. Fellow models, industry experts and the general public alike, have put her success in modelling down to her ‘Beverly Hills Housewives’ stardom, ‘it girl’ status and rapidly growing social media following.

Fellow Victoria’s Secret model Blanca Padilla went even further stating; ‘if it was me with your same measurements going to a casting they would send me home to lose weight… Well, then, why do they love you? Maybe your millions of followers on Instagram might have something to do with it.’ Oh no you didn’t

What ever happened to women supporting women?

Despite admitting that she ‘used to cry when agencies told her to be thinner’, Gigi solidified her status as #TeamBodyPositive with an open letter on Instagram hitting back at critics:

‘Yes, I have boobs. I have abs, I have a butt, I have thighs, but I’m not asking for special treatment. I’m fitting into sample sizes. Your mean comments don’t make me want to change my body.’

Well, I know which lady would convince me and my curves to buy a garment! Gigi; we salute your curves!

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To add a quick and easy tropical edge to your swimsuit look, use the tropical floral scarf as a beach cover up or sarong.

7. Her Slaying Street Style

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I have to admit that I have never seen a photo of Gigi that put a horrific expression on my face and made me think ‘oh my gosh, what on earth is she wearing?’ Most on the contrary to past ‘it girls’ and their less-than-classy fashion choices (**cough** Paris Hilton), Gigi always manages to look classy, cool, on-trend and oh-so-effortless!

Double denim is one of Spring-Summer’s must have looks and Gigi’s look is totally on fleek! She combines a distressed denim shirt and slim fit jeans with polished brogues and a vibrant red scarf. Fashionistas take note: mixing denim washes is the easiest way to nail this trend!

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Give your double denim combo a bit of pizazz with our exotic silk scarf. On trend, colorful and boho, Gigi would certainly approve!

 

6. THIS Is Where She Grew Up

Did you ever watch MTV’s ‘Cribs’? Well, Gigi’s childhood Malibu home is about to put all those naughties rappers to shame… (Sorry Ja Rule and friends)

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Isn’t this the definition of classic elegance? Add a timeless, airy living room, lit by natural light, to those views and you’re talking paradise!

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Grey jacquard and damask prints are always classy and timeless. Add some Hadid into your home with our jacquard print pieces:

Jacquard floral table runner

Damask throw pillow cover

Jacquard floral pillow cover

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This is the kind of closet I dream about at night. I wonder how many of those handbags are designer? **swoons**

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A bathtub with a view! The Hadid home sticks to a neutral palette of white-painted wood, cream curtains and wooden adornments.

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A cosy, outdoor living room  meshes seamlessly into an aqua infinity pool and an outdoor fire. Bliss. I adore how the home is decorated in such warm and homely neutral tones. Stone, wood and marble make this decor truly stand the test of time.

On-trend details are added through bohemian print cushions and bright bouquets.

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If we can’t have the infinity pool, at least we can copy the cushions! Combine the exotic oriental pillow covers in ocean blue and silver for this modern Malibu vibe.

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5. She ROCKS Every Shoot

Gigi is one heck of a model! We only have to open the latest copy of our fave glossy to see her doing her thing in editorial shoots and campaigns alike. Hey Gigi: How do we perfect that sexy, pouty, open mouth thing?
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Cowgirl meets boho. This shot makes us want to leave the normcore trend far in the past and go completely maximalist! Fringe, prints, colors, accessories… we’ll take it all!

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Hows this for killer curves? Gigi is flaunting what her momma gave her in this S Moda shoot. Combine a classic leather skirt with a sauce red shirt and retro lippie to be the hottest cow girl in town!

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The red boho scarf inevitably makes both of these looks! Style your floral paisley silk scarf around your neck or over one shoulder to steal her style.

4. #HairEnvy

If there was some sort of hashtag dictionary, the phrases #hairenvy and #hairgoals should be accompanied by photos of Miss Hadid.

Exhibit A: Calvin Harris’s ‘How Deep Is Your Love’ music video. Just mute it, and it seems like some sort of high-end hair ad!

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‘How deep is your leave in conditioner?’ We’ll have what she’s having.

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Now that’s a hair flick!

3. Fronting 11 Vogue Issues

In her relatively short reign on the fashion model throne, Gigi has already managed to rack up a huge 11 Vogue covers. One things for sure, this beauties face can sure sell a magazine! If only my face was so symmetrical and cherub like…

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I adore Gigi’s Seventies style on this cover of Vogue Spain. Although we do recommend wearing a shirt when you recreate this Woodstock-worthy look, take cue from the faux fur jacket, camel pants and printed scarf.

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Opt for an earthy toned scarf like Gigi’s; the perfect adornment for camel and tan hues. This geometric print scarf is perfect.

2. She Walks For The Top Fashion Houses

Although some have labelled her body ‘unsuitable’ for the high fashion runway, Gigi has hit back at the haters by being one of the most booked models of 2016 when it comes to fashions big shots. She is a favorite of Tommy Hifigure, Versace, Dolce & Gabanna, and of, course King Lagerfeld of Chanel!

And as the stunning runway shots below show, she is certainly no one trick pony when it comes to high fashion…

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An exotic American beauty for an all-American brand. Tommy Hilfiger recently cited Gigi as one of his model muses and by this oh-so-cute shot, we are totally not surprised! The blonde bombshell exudes youthful innocence in this playful dress with a nautical twist.

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If Hilfiger’s neck tie is a little bit too much of a burn to your wallet, our tropical floral scarf is just as sweet and feminine!

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A smouldering Gigi oozes sex appeal in Versace’s latest collection.

1. That body!

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It is strange to admit that I sometimes picture her body when I’m working out? Toned, curvy and athletic, Gigi’s figure is a far more realistic aim than many of the very slim models that rock the runway.

Elle McPherson may once have been named ‘the body’, but I honestly think that this title now belongs to Gigi Hadid!

I’m welcoming in the fashion era of curves with open arms (and 50 squats!)

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