The Delevingnes better watch out as there is a new famous modelling family in town. The
have been making headlines this last few weeks, with now
all three of the siblings – Gigi, Bella and little brother Anwar – pursuing careers on the catwalk.
Bella, Gigi’s 18 year old sister, has followed in her older
footsteps this fashion month and stormed the runway for top shows including Balmain, Giles Deacon and DVF.
But modelling isn’t her only talent. In a recent interview she revealed that she hopes to make the US equestrian team for 2016 Olympics in Rio next Summer. Who would have guessed? In the new issue of PORTER, the model chats about her love for riding and showcases a range of equestrian inspired looks
with her beloved horses.
Speaking to the mag about her passion for horses she said, “ My devotion stemmed from my mom’s love of horses. I have been riding since I could walk and the fact that my mom knew everything about horses really helped my passion grow.”
Commenting on the relaxing properties of the pursuit she remarked, “You know how every model is like, ‘I do yoga.’ Well, I find horses have the same effect. You have to put your ego aside and concentrate on making the horse do the things you want it to do, and move in the way you want it to move.”
Fashion and riding have long gone together and Bella isn’t the first model to pursue horse riding on the side. Topshop model Rosie Tapner is horse obsessed and Edie Campbell rides competitively.
In fact, the whole Hadid family appear to be riding mad if their mother,
Real Housewives of Beverly Hills
star Yolanda Foster’s Instagram is anything to go by. She regularly shares pics of her daughters riding at their California home.
By Elizabeth Bennett