From the outfits to the celebration…
Bella Hadid, one of the most in-demand models in the industry, turned 21 yesterday. Here’s how she celebrated.
The Night Before
The birthday celebrations started early for Bella. On the night of October 8, she documented her friends putting up decorations in what looks like her apartment. She also enjoyed a mini birthday cake when she went out with her pals.
The Morning Of
Bella started off the day with some celebratory posts on her Instagram stories.
Lunch with Friends
The birthday girl continued her celebrations in NYC at lunchtime. Bella sported her all-white outfit to the restaurant, where she posed for friends’ photos and enjoyed two mini cakes (with sparkler candles!) and drinks.
While hanging with her crew, Bella came across and old photo of her wearing nothing but a t-shirt and barely-there undies, which she flaunted on her Instagram story.
The Evening Look
Bella capped off the day with a fancy dinner with family and friends. Before getting there, however, she and Gigi were seen leaving her apartment in equally steamy looks.
Bella’s bodycon Dolce & Gabbana number featured a lace-up slit that ran the whole length of the dress. Since the piece speaks for itself, she kept it minimal on the accessories, wearing simple heeled sandals and keeping her hair in a taut ponytail. The model held hands with her mom—who dressed in all black and patent leather pumps—when they made an appearance in SoHo.
Meanwhile, Gigi went for something more out of the box, in a baby blue custom ensemble by Pamela Roland. She finished off the monochrome look with matching pumps and a box bag.
Guests at the dinner included Bella’s parents (Yolanda and Mohamed Hadid) and her closest friends.
There were some celebratory shots, now that Hadid is finally of legal drinking age:
And her mom adorably presented her with a birthday cake:
In her thank you speech, she gave a special shoutout to her mother. “I wouldn’t be here if it wasn’t for you,” she told Yolanda.
“And now I’m going to get absolutely f*cking wasted!” she said at the end of the clip.
Naturally, the model also posed for some snaps, either alone or with her friends: