As a runway model, it won’t be surprising to know that Gigi Hadid constantly receives glitzy presents from high-profile brands, but for the upcoming Christmas, all she wants from Zayn Malik is a good old-fashioned love letter. The Victoria’s Secret Angel recently told Bustle that handwritten notes truly make her happy.
“I don’t always give a gift with it, but more than 100 people in the fashion industry will get a note from me every Christmas — editors, stylists, agents — all the people I work with. I really like writing notes. I never remember the gifts people give me, but I always remember the notes and I keep a lot of them. It’s something that’s special to me and that’s why I do it for other people because I hope they feel the same way about that.”
Gigi credits her mother, Yolanda Foster, as the one who introduced her to the wonders of handwritten gifts.
“That was a big thing with my mom when I was younger too. She’d say, ‘Don’t buy my a present, write me a note or draw me a picture’ and that stuck with me. That’s something that’s really cool in a relationship, too. Don’t get me a present, write me a love letter and I think that’s cute.”
She also previously admitted to Elle that she “never owned anything designer” before she worked as a model. Even if she grew up seeing her mother’s glamorous wardrobe, she preferred to be in riding clothes.
Meanwhile, it was recently announced that Gigi’s beau and close friend Taylor Swift have collaborated for “I Don’t Wanna Live Forever,” one of the tracks for the upcoming Fifty Shades Darker film. Taylor unveiled a snippet of the track, which is also available on iTunes.
Fans of the Fifty Shades of Grey franchise expressed excitement over the collaboration, but some speculated that Harry Styles might team up with Zayn’s former fiancee, Perrie Edwards, for a “revenge song.” Many dismissed the rumors stating that it’s been three years since Harry and Taylor parted ways. One Direction loyalists also emphasized that it isn’t Harry’s nature to harbor ill feelings. Furthermore, both Harry and Perrie are focused on their personal careers that it would seem petty to work together just for the sake of getting back at Zayn and Taylor.
The producers of Fifty Shades Darker do not seem to notice these things because for them, Zayn and Taylor have something special to contribute to the sequel, which will hit silver screens on February 10, 2017.
On December 9, a music video was posted on ZaynVEVO. Many initially thought that it was the real thing but it only contained scenes lifted from the Fifty Shades darker trailer. There’s no news yet on when the official music video will come out. After all, the song itself was dropped out of nowhere.
Gigi showed her support for Taylor and Zayn by sharing an artwork from the track and pairing it with a smiley face. According to Hollywood Life, it was Gigi who suggested that the two should work together on a song. “When the opportunity came for Taylor to team up with someone on ‘I Don’t Wanna Live Forever,’ she immediately thought of Zayn. It’s a sexy song, the perfect song for them to collaborate on,” said the source.
The conversation reportedly took place in September when Taylor went out with “Zigi” for dinner in New York after her breakup with Tom Hiddleston. Songwriter Jack Antonoff revealed on Twitter that it was his first time to create a song in one week. Taylor reportedly recorded at his house while Zayn sent his parts from Los Angeles.
The song’s lyrics depict Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele’s complicated relationship which will face further threats in the follow-up film.
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