Talking to Gigi Hadid // The new face of Seafolly
Karl Lagerfeld, Tommy Hilfiger and now Seafolly: Everyone wants a piece of supermodel Gigi Hadid. The 20-year old model doesn’t miss a single fashion week, graces the of magazine covers such as Vogue, Elle, Harper’s Bazaar and represents labels such as Balmain, Maybelline and Guess – just to name a few. Her blonde looks and bombshell body make her the perfect person for Aussie swimwear brand Seafolly. But did you know what Gigi Hadid really looks for in the perfect swimwear piece and what the model gets up to whenever she isn’t working? Stylethemonkey has got the interview…
I really love Australia.Growing up in Malibu I have worn bikinis and swimwear all my life. Being a part of this cool swimwear brand and representing its new styles makes me very proud.
How does it feel being the new face of Seafolly?
It’s amazing. I get to represent a brand that I am a big fan of. I love Seafolly swimwear and being able to shoot this campaign in Australia makes it possible to meet all my fans thi side of the world. Hopefully I will be able to come back soon.
What do you look at when buying a bikini?
I think that every woman needs a swimwear cut that’s comfortable and right for her. That’s why I generally look for a design that makes me feel secure. I generally opt for bright colours as they bring out your tan even more,
What do you do to relax?
I spend time with friends, try out new restaurants, sleep or watch TV. I do the same things everyone does when they are not working.
What is the most beautiful place that you have ever been to?
Definitely Bora Bora, Tahiti!
How would you describe your style?
I am a big fan of casual chic. It generally works out like this: I throw on a t-shirt, a nice pair of denims, sneakers or heels and style it up with a nice coat and bag.
What is your number one fashion item that you can not live without?
The perfect pair of jeans!
Do any of your model colleagues inspire you?
Lily Aldridge is not only a good friend of mine but one of the nicest girls I know. I really look up to her. She always reminds me to stay gnerous and humble – no matter how successful you are.
How do you keep fit?
I eat healthy and work out! Whenever I can do a full on 1-hour boxing workout at Gotham Gym in New York City, where I train with Rob Piela. If I need a bigger workout before the shows, I train a lot more. It’s the best.
Which person would you really like to meet?
Beyoncé I love her power and her self-confidence.
All images courtesy of Seafolly // Enrique Badulescu