Vogue: brought to you by Olympian Ashton Eaton and…Gigi Hadid?
Ashton Eaton, is who Vogue calls “the face of the 2016 games in Brazil,” but it’s interesting how they didn’t want to pair him with a female Olympian, instead, they put uber-popular Gigi in a shoot with him. You know, to make sure people CARED. Eaton has been in deep training in Santa Barbara for the Rio Olympics, so Gigi and crew came to him. Half of the interview is about Gigi, and half is about Ashton Eaton. You can read the full piece here, because I KNOW you care.
This is Gigi’s first American Vogue cover- and she looks good. But Ashton helps! Check some pics out below, along with a video of the shoot!
Last year was definitely Amy Schumer’s year, and I’m curious about how she’s going to follow up her year of comedy specials, hit movies and her killer TV show. I know she has a new book coming out, but still. 2015 was SO BIG for her. Anyhow, I was drawn to this Vogue piece to get some answers, as Amy is on the cover of their July issue. You can read the full interview (by Jonathan Van Meter) here, but here are some highlights:
Her hustle: “I wouldn’t know what motivates Tina Fey and Julia Louis-Dreyfus. This insatiable drive. I have it too. Sometimes I feel like they’re hustling, they want something, and they’re not going to stop until they get it, and they play the game. I am very into making up my own rules. Like, I don’t want to play the game and succeed at it. I want to redefine it. That’s the only way I can deal with it. Maybe that’s naïve.”
She doesn’t get fashion: “I don’t think it’s stupid; there’s no moral reasoning. It’s just not my thing. I just have this sense of entitlement that I should be able to feel comfortable at all times, like I could go to bed at any moment in what I’m wearing.”
Her feminism & liberalism: “I have this innate need to say things that I think are important for people to hear. And I can’t stand injustice, so even if it makes people uncomfortable, I’m not afraid enough to conflict to keep my mouth shut.”
Taking care of herself & love: She is a devoted practitioner of TM, avails herself to weekly acupuncture sessions, doesn’t touch caffeine, juices every morning, and enforces a prayer circle with her family and crew before each show. She is also seriously involved with Ben Hanisch, a 29-year-old furniture designer in Chicago. “We’re in love,” she says. “And we’re still in a total honeymoon phase. It’s a real relationship. Who knows what will happen, but we’re real good right now.”
Cindy Crawford and her 14-year-old daughter Kaiacovered Vogue Paris several months back, and now Kate Moss and her 13-year-old daughter Lila Grace are following suit, putting their freckled, beautiful mugs on the cover the new issue of Vogue Italia. Though I like Kate well enough, I dig her daughter Lila’s look- she’s an interesting blend of both of her parents and again, I’m a freckle-lover.
I have to wonder if Lila is interested in modeling like her mom, or if she’s just a semi-normal kid with a famous mom. Lila’s dad Jefferson Hack did provide a bit of insight a recent interview, saying:
“I spend a lot of time with Lila Grace. She’s 13 and my relationship with her and her mum, Kate, is the thing I’m most proud of. That is life with a capital L. Everything else is window dressing. I have Lila at least one night in the week and every other weekend. We use FaceTime most evenings. She thinks me and her mum are deeply uncool. I don’t think her music tastes are cool – Capital radio and Justin Bieber. She keeps me real. I’m not on Snapchat. It’s wrong when parents act like their kids. I don’t buy into the ‘my mum’s my best friend’ ethos. Kate’s a great mum and they have a fantastic relationship.”
This is a classic Beckham-move: it’s like, even if your parent is one of the coolest people in the world, it’ll still be uncool to like them and/or follow in their footsteps. That being said, If I was Lila I’d be thankful in a genetic sense that she’s the kid of Kate Moss.
I guess drop her off at the next stop, Zayn Malik?
Yes, this week has been crushing for those ages 14-22 (and grown ass adults like m’self). Because yes, in the carnage that isTaylor Swift and Calvin Harris, Gigi Hadid and singer Zayn Malik decided to call it quits, too. Despite what their everlasting love Vogue shoot might suggest, the two have only dated for roughly seven months.
While nobody quite knows why the two have split, a source tells us that there has been some rough patches within the relationship for a bit now:
“During her birthday they were fighting,” an insider tells E! News, adding that they weren’t doing well then, and have “broken up and got back together a few times.”
Another source confirms the breakup, but also reveals that there may be a reconciliation in the near future, telling E! News, “Zayn and Gigi did break up, but they can likely get back together tomorrow. It’s all very unclear what’s going on between them now. They been having some issues lately that involved communication and getting along.”
The source adds, “Gigi is really sad about this, though, and in a way would like to work it out. It’s more about that constant contact with Zayn that she misses and they did get very close.”