Bella Hadid unveiled as cover star for Pop magazine September issue

Bella Hadid revealed behind-the-scenes snaps from her magazine shoot on Instagram. (Getty Images)
Updated 28 August 2018
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Bella Hadid unveiled as cover star for Pop magazine September issue

DUBAI: US-Palestinian model and all-around-superstar Bella Hadid has been unveiled as the cover star for the September issue of the UK’s Pop magazine.

Over the weekend, Hadid shared behind-the-scenes snaps from the shoot with photographer Charlotte Wales on Instagram.

 “Behind the scenes of my 4th @thepopmag cover by the incredible!!!! @charlottemwales !!!!!!! Everybody!!!! This was one of my favorite days ever. The cover will be out Monday (sic),” she captioned the photographs.

The magazine spread sees Hadid posing inside a see-through box on a pedestal while viewers examine her as though she is an exhibit at a museum.

The series has been called “Goldfish Bella” on the magazine’s Instagram account and it was partly shot by Stevie Dance, a New York-based fashion stylist, designer and director, who got behind the camera for the cover images.

“BELLZ BELLS BEL... Everything Starts With A B... Back to Business with beautiful, brilliant, badass bombshell POP Girl Bella Hadid photographed for three covers by NEW MUM Stevie Dance!” the magazine captioned the images.

One of three magazine covers featuring the US-Palestinian model. (Pop magazine)

Pop is a British fashion magazine that was co-founded in 2000 by Ashley Heath and editor Katie Grand.

Speaking about the photoshoot, Heath revealed the theme was a play on the star’s “fame and celebrity life,” according to the Daily Mail.

“‘The idea was an extension of all these Instagram identities that Bella creates... every month she’s Baby Bella, Bahamas Bella, Bad Bella, Hells Bells etc. We asked if she’d be willing to be Goldfish Bella for Pop. It’s obviously a take on her fame and celebrity life.”

Hadid’s set-up is reminiscent of actress Tilda Swinton’s performance art piece “The Maybe,” which she performed in 1995 and 2013. Swinton took long naps, some of which lasted hours, inside a glass box placed, most recently, in New York’s Museum of Modern Art — an interesting comment on voyeurism and the failure to attain privacy, perhaps?

On that note, Hadid recently put an end to months of speculation regarding the status of her relationship with singer The Weeknd when the on-off couple were spotted attending Kylie Jenner’s 21st birthday party together. A source told US Weekly that the duo is “great and happy together now.”

Bella and the “Call Out My Name” singer, 28, previously dated for nearly two years before splitting in November 2016. They began to fuel relationship rumors again when they were seen together at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in April.

Hadid posed inside a clear box during the edgy shoot. The photographs were taken by Charlotte Wales. (Pop magazine)


The Six: Black Friday deals

Black Friday Deals. (Shutterstock)
Updated 20 November 2018
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The Six: Black Friday deals

DUBAI: The American shopping bonanza has invaded the Middle East, with several online shopping platforms offering flash sales this week.

Namshi
The homegrown platform, which boasts local and international labels, is offering 40 percent off beauty, grooming and home products, as well as bags and accessories until Nov. 25.

Noon.com
From Nov. 20-24, the e-tailer is offering “Yellow Friday” deals of up to 80 percent off on fashion and home products and up to 50 percent off on laptops among a host of other discounts.

Ounass
High-end e-tailer Ounass is offering up to 80 percent off on a range of designer fashion and accessories from the likes of Prada and Sophia Webster.

The Modist
Luxury platform The Modist, which specializes in modest wear, is offering up to 40 percent off until Nov. 26. Products from new seasons are not included in the sale, however.

Nisnass
The Dubai-based online shopping platform, that features brands like Nike and Vero Moda, is offering 30 percent off on “absolutely everything” until Nov. 20.

Souq.com
The Amazon-owned online shopping platform is offering up to 70 percent off on a range of products — from electronics to homeware — in its “White Friday” sale, set to run from Nov. 20-24.

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