Hats off to the Moroccan designer topping off Gigi Hadid’s look

Updated 10 April 2019
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Hats off to the Moroccan designer topping off Gigi Hadid’s look

DUBAI: Model Gigi Hadid stepped out in New York this week wearing an avant-garde Panama hat by Moroccan headwear designer Youssef Lahlou.

The US-Palestinian model walked the streets of New York with her younger sister Bella in tow and she showed off a striking wide-brimmed hat, complete with a coiled snake.

Born in Casablanca, the New York-based milliner creates deliciously dark headwear that is currently available on Yousseflahlou.com.

Vogue Arabia reported that the Panama Boa hat worn by Hadid is meticulously handcrafted and boasts a leather snake with silver accents. According to the fashion label, vegan leather and a Swarovski crystal are also used in the hats that are created at the designer’s New York-based atelier.

Gigi Hadid stepped out in New York wearing a hat by Moroccan designer Youssef Lahlou. Getty Images

“The snake charmers in Morocco are a big inspiration for the… hat with a hand stitched embossed snake’s body and 24k or silver custom-made snake jewelry painted in black,” the website says of Gigi’s headgear.

Hadid used the headpiece as a quirky accessory, which she paired with a wide-legged pantsuit and semi-sheer, glittery blouse.

The Marc Jacobs suit featured checkered print and stylist Mimi Cuttrell — who regularly dresses the likes of Bella Hadid, Priyanka Chopra and Ariana Grande — finished off the look with a yellow snakeskin box clutch.


What We Are Reading Today: The White Devil’s Daughters by Julia Flynn Siler

Updated 25 June 2019
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What We Are Reading Today: The White Devil’s Daughters by Julia Flynn Siler

  • It is such an empowering and hopeful book for women in advocacy and in fighting for the freedom of those who are most susceptible and vulnerable

This book dives into the historical times that are often neglected by American history.

It “draws out the invisible struggles and vulnerability that results from being an Asian American immigrant, and a woman,” said a review in godheads.com.

It said the book “is a definite read especially for those who want to understand the societal construct of the model minority, of oppression in American and Asian American history.” The review added: “It is such an empowering and hopeful book for women in advocacy and in fighting for the freedom of those who are most susceptible and vulnerable. Author Julia Flynn Siler is a New York Times best-selling author and journalist.

Her first book was the The House of Mondavi: The Rise and Fall of an American Wine Dynasty.

As a veteran correspondent for the Wall Street Journal and BusinessWeek magazine, Siler spent more than two decades in the Europe and the US, reporting from a dozen countries on various topics. Her stories and reviews have also appeared in the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times, and the Oxford Encyclopedia on Food and Drink in America.