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

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)


Lebanese designer Elie Saab debuts furniture collection

Updated 06 June 2020

Lebanese designer Elie Saab debuts furniture collection

DUBAI: Lebanese couturier to the stars Elie Saab has unveiled his first collection of furniture. 

“The Elie Saab Maison debt collection has launched at our Milan Showroom,” wrote the brand on Instagram. “A collection that has been designed to convey the strength of the artistry it embodies, the attention to detail and the richness of the materials.” 

The designer’s new range of furniture and home accessories are manufactured in Italy and will be available in Milan, Beirut and Dubai.

The Beirut-born designer has already teamed up with Emaar Properties to furnish the Grand Bleu Tower Emaar Beachfront Elie Saab, a residential project with interiors outfitted with objects and furniture from the Lebanese designer’s debut collection.