It’s not so atypical to find yourself sitting around the hearth, sipping hot chocolate, and chatting with friends around the holidays. But it’s less common to find yourself in the company of Gigi Hadid at the same time. That’s exactly the situation we were in yesterday, surrounded by the model and some of the most valuable members of her squad, specifically, her trainer, Rob Piela, her hairstylist, Bryce Scarlett, her makeup artist, Erin Parsons, her stylist, Mimi Cuttrell, and her Reebok family—a mainstay in Hadid’s life since she became a brand ambassador over a year ago.
The rare meeting had Hadid and her own VIPs reminiscing about the year before, but it was Cuttrell who gave us good intel on what kind of trends she’s loving for 2018. Hadid gave an emphatic “Yes!” when asked if she was into color clothing for 2018, but her stylist expanded on that: “I’m into kind of ugly colors. Moss, I really like right now, mustard… It’s like off-neutral.”
When we chatted with Cuttrell one-on-one, she told us more about her unexpected color inspiration. “Even when I’m cooking, I’ll find different colors—like nutmeg, I love that color. And turmeric is such a pretty color. When it was hotter out, the bright colors were kind of great for that,” said the stylist behind Hadid’s bold use of pinks and yellows this year. “But I’m into the deeper tones for sure.”
As far as other trends we can expect to see from Hadid, it’s still a bit up in the air. Cuttrell noted that she and Hadid have been able to work together so well because they both like to take chances and be a little unpredictable.
“It’s easy to find a dress that she can feel comfortable and look sexy in,” Cuttrell said of her client, adding, “and I feel like it’s less about showing skin and more about being sexy by what you’re wearing. I always look at people, and if you’re dressed well, you look smart, it looks sexy. That’s why my version of sexy is. Maybe a lot of people don’t like that about my styling, but for [Gigi], it’s really organic. She knows what I like, and I know what she likes, and we push each other to make some memorable looks."
With that in mind, we're looking forward to what the next 12 months have in store. Just scroll down to take a look the turmeric-colored ensemble Hadid sported today, and you’ll see what we mean.
On Gigi Hadid: DRA Selena Jacket ($176); H&M sweater; Off-White x Timberland boots