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Bella Hadid’s Revelation About Her “Minor Trauma” Is Shining A Light On How We Internalise Pain

If you look up the phrase ‘Bella Hadid jaw’, you’ll be bombarded with countless articles about the benefits of ‘mewing’ to achieve Bella’s sculpted jawline.
Her angular features are one of the supermodels signature trademarks, with millions of impressionable young women trying their hardest (either through surgery or non-invasive means) to achieve this chiselled appearance themselves.
But, as it turns out, Bella has been secretly suffering with immense jaw pain for over a year, as a result from an infection that was caused by an inflamed tooth.

The 26-year-old model took to TikTok to tell her followers about her recent struggles and how she internalised the pain for almost a year before finally listening to her body and seeking help.
Filming a candid video of herself, complete with an inflamed jaw and all, the Kin Euphorics co-founder penned an extensive caption about her healing process, including how the jaw infection has caused her Lyme symptoms to flare up again.

“There was a low-grade infection underneath the tooth… it continued to spread down causing a low grade infection in my jaw,” the star wrote.
“I have felt in my heart for months that I needed this tooth out, to heal the rest, and if not, it was going to take me out!”
“Please listen to your bodies my friends please!!!” Bella explained before adding that her Lyme disease, which she was diagnosed with in 2012, has been triggered.
Since the infection, which was caused by a root canal treatment from 2022, Bella has felt immense pain in her tooth, jaw, brain, spine, bones and “the entire nervous system”.
“Any minor trauma to the body whether it’s physically or mentally can cause Lyme to flare up,” she added.
“My jaw has been so inflamed, and would flare up/inflame randomly when I was/am overly stressed or over working. Some days it’s okay! And some days are difficult. But when my jaw/nerves started to hurt on an aggressive level; it just went 0-100.”
Bella also touched on how distraught internalising her pain left her, revealing that it left her body hating her.
The model wrote she was in the “foetal position every night in painful hysterics”, would cry on the shower floor before gaining the “courage/strength” to get to work”, often cried on set everyday and suffered from chronic social anxiety.
“I’m going batshit emotionally, no slay.”

Bella hasn’t been one to shy away from sharing her health struggles, whether these be physical like her Lyme disease, or emotional, like her battles with anxiety and depression that left being a “spiral queen” and resulted in her going sober.
However, Bella’s most recent health scare is a fierce reminder that we don’t (and can’t) know the full extent of what someone is grappling with.
She may be one of the most watched faces of our generation, but it’s not always glitz and glam.
So often, we internalise pain in favour of presenting a shiny exterior to the world, but as Bella is proving, it’s ok to get vulnerable and open up about your struggles.
But most of all, when we are in pain it’s paramount to listen to your body.


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Bella Hadid Is Charlotte Tilbury’s New Muse—and She’s Already Serving Up Major Makeup Inspiration

Bella Hadid has big news for the world. Today the model and style icon joins Charlotte Tilbury’s roster of radiant beauty muses, becoming a face of the brand alongside Kate Moss, Lily James, and Jourdan Dunn. The partnership will focus on instilling beauty lovers with inner—as well as outer—confidence, and will surely add up to makeup magic.

“Bella is a generation-defining talent at the forefront of the cultural zeitgeist and I am so excited to reveal our creative partnership,” says Tilbury. “She is a modern day beauty icon, utterly mesmerizing, a true creative collaborator, and just as obsessed as I am with breaking boundaries and transcending the real and virtual worlds—we adore her energy.”

On a “mission to empower everyone, everywhere, and unlock their inner confidence,” Tilbury alludes to the pair’s shared belief that the true power of makeup lies not in its ability to make you look good, but in the way it can help you feel your best mentally. “When you feel your most beautiful and confident, you can conquer your world and make your dreams come true,” adds Tilbury.

After meeting at the Prince’s Trust Gala in New York in April last year—and discovering they were kindred spirits due to their shared habit of dancing even when no one else is—Hadid says a connection was there from the start between her and Tilbury. “I’ve always known her makeup and I’ve always known her energy,” she says. “The universe wanted us to be together, and look where we are now!”

Hadid was already “genuinely obsessed” with Charlotte Tilbury formulas for red-carpet events, fashion shoots, and everyday makeup looks. “I instantly see the difference they make on my skin; they allow me to glow and grow from within,” the supermodel says. “I just love them all. I feel incredibly lucky to be here and to be able to connect through art and spirituality and love for fashion and makeup and everything beautiful in life.”


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Bella Hadid Gets Wrapped in Swarovski for Sparkling Holiday Campaign

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Bella Hadid is ringing in the holiday season with Swarovski.

Swarovski has debuted Hadid as the face of its holiday 2022 campaign with the tag line: “Open the wonder with Swarovski this holiday season.”

The main images for the campaign see Hadid adorned in a stack of Swarovski necklaces and bracelets along with statement earrings and rings. She coordinates with other pieces from Swarovski’s collection as she sports three jumpsuits in pink, blue and yellow, all with giant bows on them. Christian Cowan designed the jumpsuits Hadid seen in the campaign.

One of the most distinct visuals from the campaign features Hadid sitting on top of gift boxes arranged from largest to smallest in the colors green, light blue, canary yellow, soft pink and white. Hadid poses on the boxes that have a pink ribbon emblazoned with “Swarovski” draped around oversized versions of the brand’s accessories, creating a sparkling effect.

Carlos Nazario styled the campaign. Nazario has also styled campaigns for Lanvin, Hood by Air and Ambush.

Hadid was shot by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott, better known as Mert & Marcus. The duo has shot campaigns for Dior, Louis Vuitton and Missoni.

Swarovski is undergoing a revamp under its chief executive officer Alexis Nasard, who took the helm of the brand after 17 years at Procter & Gamble. He is the first CEO of the company outside of the Swarovski family for the first time in the brand’s 127-year history.

In an interview with WWD, Nasard said he sees Swarovski as a brand that represents “joy and self-expression. Luxury doesn’t have to be serious.”


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Bella Hadid Just Made A Case For Old Hollywood Glam

Eternal fashion icon Bella Hadid is a risk-taker and trendsetter—elevating red carpet glamour like no muse before her. And in her latest fashion move, she combines both effortlessly, channelling old school glamour with big, bold statement pieces, as ambassador for Swarovski and their latest brand campaign.

For Hadid, the collaboration was a natural fit, voicing her excitement for the brand’s recent work under the helm of Creative Director Giovanna Engelbert, who was appointed to take the reins as Swarovski’s creative director back in 2020.

“I was very familiar with Swarovski already,” explains Hadid. “It really is such a timeless and iconic brand. I love the new collections and what the brand has been doing, especially these past two years under the creative vision of Giovanna, and I really see Swarovski as the contemporary jewellery brand of the future.”

Like fashion, Hadid says “jewellery is about expression and celebrating individuality”, and that “Swarovski celebrates all people and the idea of modern glamour, and I love that.”

Bold, expressive and empowering, Swarovski, an Austrian heritage brand, has been synonymous with these words for decades. But their latest collections are redefining the brand—and for all the right reasons. Channelling old-school glamour while injecting a very timeless and modern edge, the collections purport to redefine how you express yourself and take a risk, sartorially of course.


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Bella Hadid Is Constantly Reinventing Herself

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The 50th Anniversary Issue of W is an all-out supermodel celebration featuring 17 cover stars ranging from the world’s most famous names to women who are well on their way to total fashion domination. See every cover model here and read Jenny Comita’s essay about the evolution of the beauty standards that define the industry here.

What appealed to you about being a model?
Modeling was always in my stars, and I had to accept that. My mom grew up modeling, and my sister, obviously, is incredibly successful and great at her job. At the end of the day, I think we all have this work ethic of wanting to be the best at whatever we do, and I knew that if I worked my butt off, I could succeed in this business. Still, it took a really long time to not have impostor syndrome. To be honest, it’s only been in the past year that I’ve felt confident in my craft and that impostor syndrome started to float away a little bit. Now I know what I want to do, who I want to work with, and what I like and what I don’t like. Until you really listen to yourself and stand by your boundaries, you can’t move forward.

The ’80s and ’90s as decades were distinct eras in terms of the model’s aesthetic. Do you think there is an overarching beauty trend at the moment?
No. There really isn’t one definition of what beauty is right now. For so many years, people tried to condense us into one type. It used to be about having one look and that was the look you were going to ride with for the rest of your career. I’m constantly reinventing myself, and I want to show every version of myself that I can be. For hundreds of years it was, this is how a woman looks, and this is how a man looks, and now we’re not so locked into that. The beauty of now is that you can look at yourself in many different ways and love all parts of yourself.