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)

Sofia Vergara’s staycation wardrobe includes heels from Jordanian brand

Updated 12 July 2020

Sofia Vergara’s staycation wardrobe includes heels from Jordanian brand

DUBAI: This week, Colombian actress Sofia Vergara demonstrated her versatile ‘staycation’ wardrobe as she posed in front of a mirror in her Beverly Hills home.

The star, who is known for her role as Gloria in US sitcom “Modern Family,” looked stylish wearing a black front-tie jumpsuit plucked from her Sofia Jeans by Sofia Vergara label – sold at Walmart – accessorized with a pair of towering “Dalida” heels from Jordanian-Romanian footwear designer Amina Muaddi. 

“Perfect staycation attire,” Vergara captioned the clip posted onto her Instagram account. 

The “America’s Got Talent” judge launched her size-inclusive denim collection of jeans, skirts, shorts and tops with Walmart in Feb 2019. But it wasn’t her first foray into the fashion industry. 

In 2017, the actress and longtime face of CoverGirl founded a subscription-based brand of shapewear and women’s basics titled EBY. 

Vergara routinely takes to her Instagram account to flaunt her style and provide her 19.5 million followers with style tips and tricks. 

Offering fashion insight on her favorite way to style the black jumpsuit, Vergara said “You can wear it with, what I was planning to wear it with, which are these super high platforms– that is what I love. I mean, one day I’m going to break a leg but I don’t care, they look fabulous.” 

The designer’s eponymous footwear label has become a mainstay in the wardrobes of A-listers since its launch in August 2018, approximately one year after Muaddi departed from her role as co-founder and creative director of luxury footwear label Oscar Tiye.

The 34-year-old designer’s range of stilettos, mules and boots have been championed by everyone from models Kendall Jenner and Hailey Bieber to international hitmakers Dua Lipa and Rihanna. In fact, singer-turned-entrepreneur Rihanna loves Muaddi’s heels so much that she enlisted the part-Arab designer to create the footwear for the new Fenty collection. 

In addition to spearheading her own label, Muaddi, who grew up in Italy, also collaborates on shoes with French designer Alexandre Vauthier for his runway shows.