Gigi Hadid makes her own furniture to wind down during “healing” retreats at her family farm in Pennsylvania.
In a new interview with U.S. Harper’s Bazaar magazine, the model was asked a series of questions from her famous friends, including singer Taylor Swift, tennis ace Serena Williams, and Louis Vuitton menswear designer Virgil Abloh.
However, it was a query posed by fellow model Kendall Jenner that prompted Gigi to share her love for relaxation at her mother Yolanda Hadid’s luxurious country farm.
“It’s allowed me to fill my days off with the little things that make me happy, like art, gardening, yoga, cooking, being outside, and spending time with my loved ones and animals without having to worry about things like what I’m wearing or how my hair looks, or being photographed or seen that day,” she candidly stated. “Being away from the city and the public eye makes me feel like a kid again, and that freedom has been really healing for me.”
And it was a question from actress Blake Lively, who quizzed the 24-year-old over her newfound love of making her own chairs, that shed light on Gigi’s unusual hobby.
“When I’m spending time on the farm, I find it fun to try something new and see if I can pull it off,” the star explained. “It’s liberating to just create without the end goal of it being necessary to finish. The chair idea came from that.”
And while Gigi “failed miserably” in her first attempt, she has since successfully made her own chair.
“I like the ‘Try and fail and try again’ method. It keeps it fun and interesting for me, and even through failures you can learn so much,” she added.
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