She has been caught up in a media circus as of late, due to her previous promotion of the disastrous Frye Festival.
But on Saturday, Bella Hadid did her best to move past the controversy as she headed to a studio in New York City.
The 20-year-old took to Twitter to address the situation firsthand, courtesy of a self-written note.
Next steps: On Saturday, Bella Hadid, 20, did her best to move past the Frye Festival controversy as she headed to a studio in New York City
Telling her side: She made it clear that it ‘was not her project whatsoever’ and that she ‘wasn’t informed about the production or process’
The LA-native looked relaxed in a sleeveless mini-dress layered underneath an athletic jacket.
The pretty brunette kept with her sporty look with a pair of socks and tennis shoes.
Bella accessorized with a necklace, small hoop earrings, rings and a pair of shades.
Sporty wear: The LA-native looked relaxed in a sleeveless mini-dress layered underneath an athletic jacket
Keeping with her look: The pretty brunette kept with her casual look with a pair of socks and tennis shoes
Point blank: On Friday, Bella took to Twitter to address the recent Frye Festival fiasco that took place in the Bahamas
On Friday, Bella took to Twitter to address the recent Frye Festival fiasco that took place in the Bahamas.
She made it clear that it ‘was not her project whatsoever’ and that she ‘wasn’t informed about the production or process.’
‘…I initially trusted this would be an amazing & memorable experience for all of us, which is why I agreed to do one promotion…not knowing about the disaster that was to come…,’ she said.
‘I feel so sorry and badly because this is something I couldn’t stand by, although of course if I would have known about the outcome, you would have all known too.’
‘I hope everyone is safe and back with their families and loves ones…xo…’
The history: Last December, the model, among others, were ‘invited to the islands to give feedback for the launch’ of the then-upcoming Frye Festival
Last December, the model, along with stars such as Emily Ratajkowski and Elsa Hosk, were ‘invited to the islands to give feedback for the launch’ of the then-upcoming Frye Festival, according to ELLE.
The two-weekend event was billed as a ‘cultural moment created from an alchemic blend of music, art, and food’.
But revelers shared photos of half-built tents and port-a-potties upon their arrival, showing the festival grounds were a far cry from the luxurious image promoted in December.
Paying guests were told they could expect to stay in ‘modern, eco-friendly, geodesic domes’ while the super-rich had the option of upgrading to hire yachts for more than $100,000.
But those who expected to be pampered with luxurious VIP service likened the ‘cabanas’ accommodation to disaster zone relief tents.
Others reported seeing piles of trash and an empty ‘concierge’ hut in front of unopened boxes. Pictures emerged online of the ‘luxury food court’ with people sitting on folding chairs next to a school bus.
Owning up: Organizers released a full statement Friday that said that they weren’t ready for what happened, and that there was not sufficient infrastructure to support such an event