On Wednesday, 20-year-old Palestinian model Gigi Hadid shared a picture of her hands next to her friends’ on Instagram; all were adorned with intricate and unique henna designs. After stressing the importance of spending the holidays with loved ones, the bonafide beauty used the picture’s caption to call attention to her Palestinian heritage (courtesy of her father, property developer Mohamed Hadid), “Before you go all ‘cultural appropriation’ in my comments, check out the last name. Hadid. Half Palestinian & proud of it.”
The intricate spirals and designs are immensely popular here in the Middle East—especially during Eid—but Hadid proves that the detail-oriented appliqué can be sported on every holiday, and that it looks stunning on both olive and fair complexions.
Whether you opt for dark red or black, the temporary body decals featuring meticulously drawn flowers and spirals are undoubtedly eye-catching. With New Year’s Eve just around the corner, take a beauty cue from the top model and sport the best holiday accessory of the season to complete your holiday outfit.