Bella Hadid Shoots ‘Vogue’ Cover In Amsterdam
Bella Hadid, 23, in the past few years become one of the most recognizable faces in beauty so much so that she was recently named the most beautiful woman in the world. Her sister, Gigi Hadid, and Bella are forces in the fashion world. Walking any show they want to having the chance to travel the world for photo shoots sounds like the peak of any modeling career, not to mention their countless collaborations with high fashion brands.
Bella recently got the chance to shoot the Vogue Netherlands cover in Amsterdam. This was especially important to her because her mother, Yolanda Hadid, a former model and star of Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, is of Dutch descent.
She posted on her Instagram account a breathtaking photo of herself standing at the top of the Rijksmuseum. A very special experience for Bella because it is actually one of the highest peaks of any building in Amsterdam, giving not only Hadid herself a beautiful view of the city, but her 26.4 million Instagram followers as well. The Rijksmuseum is a Dutch national museum, holding some of the world’s finest art.
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Some finds from our day shooting our @nlvogue cover 🖤 @seanthomas_photo @rinketjepkema and I had the privilege of shutting down the Rijksmeusum for a night to run around and be one with the some of the most incredible art in the world. In the room of Rembrandt, i stood in front of one of his pieces, a portrait of Johannes Wtenbogaert. And here I am at the peak of the Museum which is one of the highest points of any building in Holland. The most insane part of the day was being able to see operation “Night Watch “ in person. It is being scanned as we speak, inch by inch, to keep its beauty restored. It’s the largest research and restoration project on this piece and to see the amplitude and greatness of it was absolutely incredible !! This day was so beyond memorable and to be part of the Dutch art issue makes me so proud to be a Dutchie. I love you Holland
Bella had the incredible opportunity to “shut down” the museum for a night to take shots and take in “some of the most incredible art in the world.” She also posted a series of photos of herself in the museum looking at art and also posing with it.
Bella also revealed in a later post that the cover which meant so much to her and her heritage, was “bittersweet.” A moment where she thought she was going to feel so proud because she was representing her mother and her family was met with dismay when she was notified at the end of the shoot that her maternal grandmother, or her “Oma,” passed away at the age of 78 from a battle with cancer.
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💛This cover is very bitter sweet. I’ve always wanted to do my Dutch vogue cover in Holland to represent my family ,my mother, my cousins, my aunt, uncle and especially my Oma. Finally I was able to have the opportunity, but on this day , I got a phone call from my mom right when we finished our last shot. She said Oma passed that afternoon. This was one of the worst phone calls and all I wished, had I done it sooner, she would have been able to see it to tell me what she thought. I hope she is proud of me. I love you Oma and Mama. This was such a memorable day in so many ways. Thank you to @nlvogue @seanthomas_photo @rinketjepkema and the team for being so great 💛
Bella expressed a sense of regret that she did not do the shoot sooner because the greatest feedback she could have received was from her Oma. Bella continued her tearjerker post by saying she hopes her Oma is “proud of me.”
“To be part of the Dutch art issue makes me so proud to be a Dutchie,” she wrote.