Gigi Hadid stopped drinking coffee & she hand-writes her schedule

I enjoy the Wall Street Journal’s “My Monday Morning” series. It appeals to my curiosity of how celebrities, artists and innovators manage their time and how and what they prioritize on a daily basis. Obviously, I love the “real” stories about people who sleep late and spend the whole morning getting their hair and makeup done, but celebrities like to pretend that they have a real morning routine. I actually believe Gigi Hadid when she talks about getting up early with her two-year-old daughter Khai. Gigi did the “My Monday Morning” series and it’s interesting. Some highlights:

She’s a morning person: Being a morning person comes so naturally to Gigi Hadid that a couple of years ago, she stopped drinking coffee at the same time she became a mom. She has also eschewed a traditional alarm clock for a human one, in the form of her 2-year-old daughter, Khai. “Whatever time she’s waking up, I’m waking up,” says Hadid (usually between 7:30 and 8:30 a.m.). “I have a very mom morning routine.”

Her motto is to take things day by day. “You gain a little pride for knowing that you can make it through the tough days and appreciate the good ones, and just do it all with gratitude.”

Her breakfast: “I eat whatever Khai’s having. I make her pancakes and sausages every day. For Christmas, she asked me what I was going to ask Santa for and so I said I wanted a new pancake pan. I ordered myself, via Santa, this cool pancake pan—each little circle pancake is a different animal, so she can have lion pancakes or llama pancakes. It’s really fun.

Not into skincare: “I’m not much of a skin-care guru. I’m terrified of facials. I’ve had one in my life, before the last Met Ball, because I went to someone who works on my sister and one of my best friends, and I really trust them. But I just like to keep it simple.

Fitness: “Running after my 2-year-old. We walk a lot. We do yoga together. With lifting her and running around all day and going to the park, I get moving.

Dailywear: “When I’m in Pennsylvania at my farmhouse, every day is sweatpants and a thermal shirt layered with a Guest in Residence sweater and cashmere socks. In New York, if it’s a park day, I layer up: leggings under denim or sweats and then a thermal shirt or a sweater and my dad’s vintage coat that I pretty much wear every day with a baseball cap. To go to work, I keep it pretty simple.

Hiring for her company Guest in Residence: “Everyone who comes into the office to interview for the role has the experience, right? Has the right things on paper, has done the right jobs, etc. So I look for people who I want to walk into an office and see. I’m interested in what they do outside of the office, their other interests that have nothing to do with design or what they do within our company. With that, especially on the creative team, comes a lot more of an open mind and interests and inspiration.

Her most prized possession: “I wear the necklace my grandma left to me every day. I wear it so much I can’t feel it on my neck. Multiple times a week, I touch my neck to make sure it’s still there.

Staying organized: “I have to handwrite my schedule. If I’m good at something, it’s organization, scheduling and making sure that all of my different projects are getting time. That also helps me give a lot of time to Khai. [My schedule] is so janky. It can be like Khai’s craft paper. This month it’s [on] a yellow piece of paper. And it’s literally a square calendar with six lines to make seven days. I take a picture on my phone, and I edit through the month then I’ll do all the edits and rewrite it the next month.

[From WSJ]

That actually fascinates me, that she hand-writes her schedule. I always think of younger people – Gigi is 27 – as so addicted to their phones and technology, I figure everyone under 35 uses a schedule app or some kind of e-calendar. Gigi doesn’t even have an old-fashioned written schedule book like we used back in the day – she’s writing this sh-t out on notebook paper. As for the rest of it… I’m not terrified of facials but I don’t like people messing with my sensitive skin, and I do worry that if someone uses the wrong product on me, I’ll break out or get a rash. Sausages and pancakes for breakfast every day sounds nice. I’m also a morning person but not a breakfast person, so…

Photos courtesy of Backgrid.

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  1. Cherry says:

    Sooo, here we have a supermodel who eats pancakes and sausages every day. ‘likes to keep it simple’ with her skin-care, with a fitness regime consisting of ‘running after my 2-year-old’. Yeah, that’s all totally believable.

    • Pinkosaurus says:

      I don’t believe that either but appreciate she’s not telling everyone to stick to coffee and bone broth for the day. I don’t know how anyone can win with these articles. There’s no way she’s eating pancakes daily and not working out during runway season.

      • Cherry says:

        What do you mean, ‘I don’t know how anyone can win with these articles’? I’m sure there’s a middle road between bone broth and pancakes. I’d find it inspirational to hear how she managers to get her workouts in, eat healthy and take care of her skin with her hectic schedule and toddler running around. I mean, she doesn’t owe us anything so whatever. But why not talk about that?

  2. Mabs A'Mabbin says:

    The only time, I’m pretty sure, I’ve used a pen these past years is at doctor’s offices to sign in lol. I’ll use my phone’s digital pen! I’ll take pics of whatever, or screenshots, and jot messages on them. And now, I’m always telling my phone what to do, because now I’m getting frustrating with texting lmao. Hit the record and bam. “Hey Google, turn on my tv and find Interview with a Vampire.” My fat ass just sits here smiling. Good on her for being quaint yet thoughtful and thorough, and a homebody! I definitely have more respect for her after this interview.

  3. ME says:

    I’m old school. I still use a paper calendar and write appts. etc, with a pen. I like to see the whole month laid out in front of me. I like crossing things out with a pen once I’ve done/accomplished them. I still write to-do lists with pen and paper too. It’s satisfying.

  4. ama1977 says:

    I really loved her on “Next In Fashion” because she wasn’t afraid to be goofy and she was really genuine with the contestants. I believe that she’s a hands-on mom and pretty low-key in her “real” life.

    I appreciate her saying she hand-writes her schedule, because anything that I actually write out by hand sticks with me far better than any other medium, even typing. There is something satisfying about actually writing something on paper with a pen/pencil.

    I do not think that she maintains her model figure by eating pancakes daily and playing with her kiddo, but I appreciate her not putting her regimen out there if she doesn’t want to hear about it. After all, her mom’s diet advice is the literal genesis of the “Almond Mom” archetype. I also think she’s trying to pivot away from modeling, so maybe she is eating (some) pancakes and skipping some workouts in favor of playtime.

  5. Michael says:

    I like Gigi and I like Bella especially but I feel like they are always gaslighting me about their eating and workout regimes. Gigi is skinnier than she ever has been and I know it is not from running after her daughter. Anyway, I do not think it is shameful to admit that you workout like a professional athlete and have a very monitored diet. It is what people at the top of a physical profession do. No different than what Lebron James does to maintain his health and strength. They should lean into it,

  6. LM says:

    If you make pancakes and sausages for your kid, and then eat their leftovers and nothing else, then yeah, you might eat pancakes and sausages for breakfast every day and still maintain your model figure. Two bites of a mini pancake and half a sausage aren’t a full meal in my book, but it is technically eating the same meal as your child.

    I however don’t bite (ha!) the thing about running after your toddler keeping you slim. By that count, I should be a stick, and reader, that ain’t how it works.

  7. j.ferber says:

    She looks very relatable and pretty in the pics. Doesn’t scream “super-model” to me and I like that. The running after my toddler keeps me thin truly is a scam. I remember someone telling me that and I replied that I could easily run after my toddler at any weight and did while carrying the post-baby weight. It’s not like your toddler is running a marathon and you’re running after him/her.

  8. Claire says:

    I’m laughing at waking up between 7:30 – 8:30 as being a morning person. I mean, she probably has a personal assistant, nanny, chef, trainer that she can work out with later in the day so she doesn’t need to get up earlier than that but that gave me a good laugh.

    • BothSidesNow says:

      Yes! I was a morning person as well before I became sick. I had an internal clock which woke me at 5 every morning and I would be in bed at 11. Though I had children to get to school before I drove to work. It’s entirely different when you are dong it on your own, as opposed to someone like Gigi or any other celebrity. Especially ones that come from wealthy families as they haven’t a clue as to how hard it is for the rest of us.

  9. Mel says:

    Ummm why is this a story?