When it comes fashion personalities that are hard to keep up with, a certain famous family might come to mind. But just try staying on top of all of Bella Hadid's latest projects and appearances—it could make your head spin. With this in mind, we were so thrilled to catch up with Hadid one-on-one this week in the midst of the fashion week scheduling madness (ours, but mostly hers) to celebrate her new campaign for Tag Heuer.
Along with DKNY and Nike, the luxury watch brand is but the latest to tap Hadid's likeness. And it's clear from the images that her hectic life is part of her appeal. She poses in boxing gloves, points a camera to the screen, and she even wears a sports bra and leggings with stilettos and a fur coat at the event itself, proving she's a woman who does it all. And even though we sit down to chat with her after 10 p.m. (she closed the Oscar de la Renta show mere hours before), she's smiling, sweet, and totally willing to speak about all things style—another area of her life that she doesn't put restrictions on.
>Below, read on for our talk with the It girl who let us in on her daring style POV, her inexplicable fashion collection, and the one item she'll never give away (Hint: It has Tweety Bird on it).
WHO WHAT WEAR: Congrats on the new campaign. So exciting! Since we're on the subject of time here, what would you do if you had five more minutes to get dressed every morning?
BELLA HADID: It depends. If I was going to work, I would probably do a mask [and] get some extra skincare time in. Actually, I would probably give myself five more minutes of sleep and, I don’t know, make breakfast? The mornings are hard for me; I'm definitely a rusher in the mornings.
WWW: We love the #DontCrackUnderPressure tagline of the Tag Heuer campaign as well. Do you feel like you've ever felt pressure to dress a certain way, being in the industry you're in?
BH: No, I'm actually very open to trying a lot of trends. I'm not really one to say no, especially with fashion. I think that's what is really special about fashion: It's very easy to say no, and it's harder to be like, Okay, I'll sport this look. I definitely like to try out everything.
WWW: Like tracksuits!
BH: They're my favorite.
WWW: Why are you such a fan of the trend?
BH: I travel so much that it's just a look in itself. I don't really have to think about what I'm going to wear; I can just put a matching look on and it's comfortable. I don't know if [the trend is] necessarily coming back, but I love it.
WWW: We know you're a big fan of leggings, too. What's your advice for styling them so they feel a bit more special?
BH: I mean, I'm doing it right now with a fur coat apparently [laughs]. But I have all my Nike stuff, and what's really cool is it's more street; they're not just running shoes. I like to [pair leggings with] something like a hoodie or a leather jacket … or something with a cool pair of sneakers or boots.
WWW: Is there anything you would never wear with a pair of leggings?
BH: No, I think leggings just really go with anything.
WWW: Cool. And besides your Tag Heuer watch, what are the accessories you rely on most to elevate your wardrobe?
BH: I always have—well, not now because of fashion week—a lot of rings on, and then I always have my little hoops in. It kind of depends on anything that goes with my outfits or a solid, staple piece of jewelry that I love. You know, when I love something, I'll wear it for four years.
WWW: Are there any other pieces in your wardrobe that have stuck around a very long time, or are you good at cycling them out?
BH: No. I probably have like 15 jean jackets. I don't know why, but I'm obsessed with them. I have this one jean jacket that I got from the flea market when I was probably 14; it has Tweety Bird on the back, and it's vintage. I just won't give it away. I don't know if I will ever wear it again, but I will not, for the life of me, give it away. It's my favorite.
WWW: That actually sounds exactly like something you'd wear again.
BH: Yeah, I know. It's dope, but it's funny because I literally bought it six years ago.
Style Icon: Bella Hadid
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