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Bella Hadid Revealed the Secret Behind Her Perfect Complexion

To state the ludicrously obvious, Bella Hadid has great skin – and in the spirit of giving this festive season, she decided to let us all in on just what it takes to maintain it. Specifically, she gave a shout out to Manhattan-based aesthetician Madalaina Conti on Instagram Stories on November 29 – crediting the national training manager for Face Gym in the US with transforming her face.

No ad – just a true shout out to my girl,” Bella wrote – lest you thought this might be a Kendall Jenner for ProActiv situation. “She’s the only one I let touch my face and helps me so fucking much with the pain in my jaw and any skin problems I ever have. Lymph drainage helps the body detox, which then helps with the crazy inflammation/puffiness I get from my Lyme [Disease].

In lieu of doing traditional product-based facials with her clients, Conti subscribes to facial massage and gua sha – similar methods to Hailey Bieber’s go-to skincare expert The Skin Witch – with the traditional Chinese practice being especially useful for combating so-called Zoom face. Her pro tips: do your gua sha in the morning to “wake up” your complexion, and make sure to massage your neck as well as your face to seriously decrease puffiness.

And while an in-person session with Conti might be off the cards for the foreseeable, you can register for an online “workout” via FaceGym’s website, with a range of targeted sessions available, whether you’re looking to relieve tension and stress or give the appearance of plumper lips. Who knew a personal training session could be so appealing?


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I Love New York: Whoopi Goldberg, Bella Hadid, and Jeremy O. Harris Celebrate the City

There is no place like New York. The city immortalized in a million movies, books, and Instagram stories exists on its own wavelength. In attempting to describe this singular place, one inevitably returns to well-worn lines, but 2020 introduced a chilling new narrative.

This spring, the city was brought to a standstill; its vibrancy dulled by shuttered businesses, empty restaurants, vacant museums, and unoccupied streets. The headlines were foreboding, with some declaring that New York was “over.” But a place built on resilience was surely destined to survive.

New York isn’t a landmark or zip code, a coterie of cool people, an art movement, or a moment in time. It is the millions of New Yorkers who give the city its magic. As communities slowly rebuild, Vogue wanted to celebrate everything—and everyone—that makes New York…New York.

The resulting film, directed by Bardia Zeinali, captures a few of our favorite locals in action: American Ballet Theatre’s Misty Copeland pirouetting across Sixth Avenue, musician David Byrne pedaling through the city streets in a tartan kilt, and actor Julia Fox and model Paloma Elsesser slamming on the hood of a taxicab.

These days, this year, I have still loved New York,” says Whoopi Goldberg, reading a script by playwright Jeremy O. Harris. “I love New York—because New York loves me.”


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Get the First Look of Hailey Bieber, Bella Hadid Fronting Versace’s New Ad

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MILAN — Take two of the most prominent “It” girls and models, have them bask in the sun on a Mediterranean island wrapped in rich prints, fluo colors and gold chains, add a pinch of sparkle and throw a couple of drones in the mix: the recipe for Versace’s latest ad campaign is served.

The fashion house tapped Hailey Bieber and Bella Hadid as its muses for a range of images, scoring a high glamour quota. Photographed in Cavallo — a small island located between Corsica and Sardinia — by Harley Weir, Bieber and Hadid are the faces of the brand’s Dylan Turquoise and Dylan Blue women’s fragrances, respectively.

Speculation about Versace tapping the two talents started to swirl in mid-June, when Bieber and Hadid were flown over to Cavallo in a trip that resonated significantly in the press as the lockdown was still impacting life in many countries.

This is the first time Bieber is fronting an ad for the Italian label, after she strutted the catwalk for Versace in the past. Hadid, though, has a long history with the brand, being a regular on the Versace runway and having appeared in its advertising campaigns for the fall 2018 and spring 2019 collections as well as for the Kith x Versace range last year.

Bieber’s official debut with the Versace gang coincides with the launch of the house’s newest fragrance, Dylan Turquoise, which is the third iteration of the Dylan family of scents manufactured and distributed by Euroitalia.

Hadid was called on to embody the Dylan Blue flanker, launched in 2017 as the women’s counterpart of the successful Versace pour homme Dylan Blue scent introduced in 2016.

At the time, Bruce Weber photographed both black-and-white campaigns. The images for the female scent were fronted by Croatian model Faretta Radić, who was portrayed among a range of male talents including Christian Hogue, Trevor Signorino and Jake Lahrman. The concept was in sync with the one conceived for Dylan Blue for men, when male fighters trained in a gym trying to win over the heart of Hadid’s sister Gigi.

These have been replaced by color images of Bella Hadid in a midnight blue look with a plunging neckline and model Louis Baines appearing with a naked torso and denim pants at dusk, respectively.

The campaign will make its debut on Versace’s social accounts beginning Sept. 15 and be featured in print media beginning next month.


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Bella Hadid, Live From Quarantine

She may have been holed up on her family farm, but that hasn’t stopped the supermodel from engaging with the outside world. In an exclusive Q&A, our cover star talks life in self-isolation, the future of Fashion Week, and her passionate need to speak up about what matters.

ELLE: Like many prominent people, you have been using your platform to raise awareness about the Black Lives Matter movement. You recently wrote on Instagram, “I’ve been sitting here listening. Understanding. Educating myself. Making calls to demand justice. Donating. And reaching out to friends just in case they feel hurt or lost this week.” As a public figure, what do you see as your responsibility to younger people who look up to you?
Bella Hadid: I have so much responsibility to use my platform for good, especially as I get older. I want young girls and boys to know that it is okay to use your voice and demand justice for what is important to you. I want them to know it’s okay to be empathetic and gentle, but to be strong and speak your truth at the same time.

ELLE: This moment is forcing us to take a hard look at the industries we work in, and fashion has been under particular scrutiny. Where do you think the fashion industry needs to change in terms of diversity and inclusion?
BH: Going into the next season, my fear is having to see another one of my Black girlfriends get her hair burned by a hair straightener, or do her own makeup because the makeup artist hasn’t been trained to work with all different skin types. I hate that some of my Black friends feel the way they do. Even if they’re sitting front row, they’re not feeling accepted. Our industry is supposed to be about expression and individuality, but the reality is that [many people] still discriminate because of exactly [those differences].

ELLE: How do you think things will change as a result of COVID, in terms of shows and how shoots work? Are you personally rethinking the way you work? What does the fantasy fashion industry of the future look like to you?
BH: I’ve had a lot of time to reflect during my quarantine, and I’m really eager to get back to work and make art again. Moving into the next season, I hope we can find a proactive way to move forward in a safe, healthy way. I think that our sets will be smaller and more intimate, which will be nice for a change. We’ll also need to be aware of not using the same makeup brushes at shows, and implement many other health regulations to keep people safe. There is a lot to learn and a lot to do, but I feel with the right people, fashion can change everything.

ELLE: This is not the first time you’ve used your platform to speak about political issues that are important to you: You’ve spoken about attending a protest in 2017 against Trump’s executive order to ban visa entry from seven predominantly Muslim countries, for example. What makes you decide to speak up about a given issue, and do you feel any nervousness about speaking out and possibly alienating your audience? Do you feel that the importance of expressing your beliefs outweighs losing a few followers here and there?
BH: Horrible tragedies happen worldwide on a daily basis, and I have a responsibility to speak up for the people who are not being heard or don’t have a platform. I’ve come to realize that it’s often not about what you say, but how you say it. I never feel nervous about expressing myself when I believe in something. I don’t want any of my followers to feel alienated by my posts, but there are things that I must speak up about. One post can educate a lot of people, and most of the time, what I write resonates with my followers and they realize that they are not alone. I hope people can feel empowered by that. If I am passionate about something, I will talk about it, and talk and talk and talk. For me, it’s not about losing followers or gaining followers, it’s about educating people and giving a platform to the voices that need to be heard

ELLE: Since the quarantine began, you have been living at your family farm in Pennsylvania. What do you miss most about New York?
BH: I miss smiling at people. I miss hugging, a lot. I miss walking around and listening to music. It’s different when you’re in the city. You can walk forever—going nowhere and somehow still feeling like you’ve got somewhere to be.

ELLE: What do you miss most about everyday life pre-quarantine?
BH: Working. After a few years of being a workaholic—not being home for more than five days—I found spending three months at home [intense].

ELLE: You recently participated in a remote campaign for Jacquemus—what was that like? How have these kinds of remote shoots changed the way you approach modeling?
BH: I love both [designer] Simon [Porte Jacquemus] and [photographer] Pierre-Ange [Carlotti]. It turned out great. It was the first online shoot I had done, so I was still trying to figure out the logistics behind the scenes. They are two of my favorite people to work with, and it doesn’t really feel like work when we do! We just FaceTimed, laughed, took screenshots, I changed outfits a few times, and then we were done!


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Bella Hadid’s Showstopping Miu Miu Boots Fetch £10,000 In Vogue’s Charity Auction


For the July 2020 issue of British Vogue, 23 supermodels opened up their wardrobes and chose cherished pieces to auction for charity. Bella Hadid’s showstopping Miu Miu boots, Adut Akech’s royal-blue Chanel bag, and Irina Shayk’s leopard-print Burberry skirt were all up for grabs, while exclusive prints of the lockdown selfies the models snapped in their treasured items were also made available to purchase. Now we can reveal that the inaugural Way We Wore auction – a collaboration with the pre-loved fashion site, Hardly Ever Worn It – raised £55,000 for NHS Charities Together and the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP).

Bella Hadid’s statement boots were the hit lot, fetching £10,000. Meanwhile her sister Gigi Hadid’s Dior Saddle Bag (Gigi enlisted her boyfriend Zayn Malik to help show it off in their lockdown snap), went for £4,000; Ashley Graham’s Christian Siriano black dress sold for £2,000; and Shalom Harlow’s colourful Versace bathrobe fetched £1,000.

Sharon Wolter-Ferguson, co-founder and CEO of Hardly Ever Worn It, was delighted by the results of the collaboration, and said: “Attitudes to ownership have now changed; users buying and selling on HEWI showcase the increasing understanding surrounding the importance of extending and renewing the life of hardly ever worn items left hanging in wardrobes.

The e-commerce site is popular with fashion editors around the world, drawn by its coveted pre-owned pieces from brands including Gucci, Prada and Ganni. Up to 100,000 are listed at any one time – some at almost 90 per cent less than their original retail price.