Gigi Hadid's small bag had a big message about social media
Gigi is currently in Milan for the fashion week
Gigi Hadid is currently in Milan for the ongoing fashion week, and while she surely has packed several suitcases for the trip, it seems the supermodel is scaling back on size where her handbag is concerned. When Hadid was photographed around and about in Italy, she carried an almost comically teensy Fendi mini purse that proved that good things really do come in small packages.
However, what most people might have missed was the subtle message she was carrying in her purse, or more specifically, on her mobile phone case.
The supermodel walked out in front of paparazzi carrying a purse, her phone, and a sticker on its case with a succinct warning label about the dangers of the internet.
"Social media seriously harms your mental health," it reads if you zoom in. It's unclear whether the note was a personal reminder to herself along with being a deterrent to hop on Instagram, Twitter, and the like; or a PSA to everyone. But a statement piece is a statement piece indeed.
Hadid has also been vocal about how social media has affected her. She's taken month-long social media breaks before to refresh. In December 2016, she explained why she does the ritual.
"I'm taking a month off, actually, during New Years," she said then. "I'm not deleting my account, I'm just taking the apps off my phone. It's empowering, not just for people in the spotlight, for everyone. At the end of the day I'm choosing what I'm showing you. A lot of the world feels so entitled to other peoples' lives, which is so crazy. I'm going to take a break when I feel like it, and when I come back and share it with you, if you want to be supportive and still follow me, that's great. But, if you're going to be upset that I need to be human for a month, than maybe I don't want your follow anyway."
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