April 25, 2016 05:00 PM

If you thought Gigi Hadid was going to jet off to Vegas to celebrate her 21st birthday at a night club while wearing a tiny, sequin, spandex mini dress à la a Kardashian, you were proven wrong. The supermodel did exactly the opposite, marking her milestone birthday with a series of low-key celebrations with family, friends and of course her boyfriend Zayn Malik and a Taylor Swift cameo. Oh, and then there was that private jet to Coachella, but we’ll get to that.

Below, a timeline of Gigi’s birthday festivities and what she wore for each celebration.

FRIDAY: G had a pre-birthday brunch at her dad Mohamed‘s house alongside all her siblings. There was cake, balloons and her sister Bella wearing a crop top, basically all you need for a good time.


Zayn brought along his mom and three sisters to meet up with Gigi, Bella and their mom Yolanda for a secluded beach getaway. The birthday girl eschewed her usual bikini style for a gingham Solid & Striped one-piece.

And Bella wore a custom “Bay My Name” swimsuit by Bruna Malucelli, which can be yours this summer for $220.

SATURDAY AFTERNOON: Gigi covered up in a hoodie and boho-style sarong while making guacamole for her guests.

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SUNDAY: Jet setting to Coachella with Taylor Swift and Calvin Harris

Taylor made Gigi a cake …

And brought it on the plane.

Then they snapchatted their car ride to the festival grounds.

Before revealing their full outfits: a sheer white top and black shorts on Tay and flares, a tied T-shirt and Donni Charm neck scarf on Gigi.

Which leaves us with only one pressing question: Is Gigi picking up on Taylor’s retro dressing M.O. now that Taylor has gone rock ‘n’ roll? The debate is open.

What do you think of Gigi’s low-key style? Which look do you like best? Share below!

–Brittany Talarico

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