Go-getter Gigi launches a sportswear line

Gigi Hadid at an event late last year. (AFP)
Updated 05 February 2019

Go-getter Gigi launches a sportswear line

DUBAI: US-Palestinian model Gigi Hadid has unveiled her new athleisure collection with Reebok — complete with a 1980s-inspired color theme, fashionable co-ords and streetstyle sneakers.

On Instagram, Hadid gushed about the new collection, saying it is especially important to her because of her love of sports.

“Designing my first athleisure collection for (Reebok) was everything I’d hoped. Growing up, sports played such a big part in my life, and many of the lessons I learned as an athlete have been true guides for me in my personal and professional life,” she shared.



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Designing my first athleisure collection for @Reebok @ReebokClassics was everything I’d hoped. Growing up, sports played such a big part in my life, and many of the lessons I learned as an athlete have been true guides for me in my personal and professional life. Today, two of my high school volleyball coaches have come across the country to NYC to help me launch this first #REEBOKxGIGI collection with a day on the court. This amazing collision of worlds is the epitome of what this collection means to me and I really hope you love wearing it in and out of the gym. It’s made for play !!!!!!!!!!!! With love. xG (Full collection available tomorrow 2/5 online reebok.co/gigi_collection and in select stores worldwide)

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“Today, two of my high school volleyball coaches have come across the country to NYC to help me launch this first #REEBOKxGIGI collection with a day on the court. This amazing collision of worlds is the epitome of what this collection means to me and I really hope you love wearing it in and out of the gym.”

She shared a flurry of promotional photos on Instagram, including snaps of herself in active poses — running, jumping and posing up a storm with a lush forest in the background.

The 23-year-old model was spotted wearing her Reebok gear in New York shortly after she posted the announcement on Instagram.

She was seen wearing a pair of he chunky Aztrek Double X Gigi Hadid sneakers along with a simple black t-shirt.

It turns out the Victoria’s Secret beauty was visiting the DREAM Charter School in East Harlem, where she posed in the locker room before sitting down with several schoolchildren to sign apparel from her line.

She then showed off her volleyball skills and was snapped leaping into the air on the court as students looked on from the stands.

“Thank you to my @reebok family and my high school coaches @awexla @carlos.gray9 for a perfect day of play,” she posted on Instagram.

The collection is available online at reebk.co/gigi_collection and in select stores worldwide.


Model Rosie Huntington-Whiteley films new show in Dubai

Updated 11 August 2020

Model Rosie Huntington-Whiteley films new show in Dubai

DUBAI:  British supermodel Rosie Huntington-Whitelely visited Dubai to interview US-Iraqi entrepreneur Huda Kattan for her new Quibi series “About Face.”

The six-part show, which launched on Aug. 10, focuses on business development and entrepreneurship in the beauty industry.

In the series’ trailer, which the 33-year-old model posted on her Instagram, Huntington-Whiteley can be seen strolling on the Palm Jumeirah. 

“I’m on my way to meet one of the most iconic make-up artists in the world,” she says, before asking Kattan: “So how do you build a billion-dollar beauty brand in the Middle East?”

The 36-year-old Kattan, who founded her eponymous beauty empire Huda Beauty in 2013, is among several of the high-profile guests and beauty entrepreneurs who will join Huntington-Whitely, including cosmetics mogul Kylie Jenner, Glossier chief executive Emily Weiss, South Korean beauty influencer Park Hye-min, celebrity make-up artist Sir John and hairstylist Jen Atkin.

Huntington-Whiteley’s series on the American short-form streaming platform was announced in December last year. 

The model is an executive producer on the show, alongside Lily Berg. Also working on the project is Alfred Street Industries, the production company behind “Project Runway.”