Models Bella Hadid, Jasmine Tookes, Candice Huffine, Elsa Hosk, Maria Borges and Hailey Baldwin cover the May 2017 issue of ELLE magazine photographed by Terry Tsiolis and styled by Samira Nasr.
On her role models: “I was watching an Alaïa show from the ’90s, and it’s Naomi [Campbell], Cindy [Crawford], Linda [Evangelista]—the way they were radiating was beautiful. They were so confident. Those are the people I look up to.”
On her passion project: “My goal has always been to create my own beauty line. I have such a unique skin tone— when I go on set, makeup artists have to use all different mixes of makeup to match my skin. I’d love to do a line that has tones for everybody.”
On finding your voice: “Women have to come together in a way we haven’t before. We’re united and not standing for less than we deserve. It’s about celebrating who we are and not backing down. It’s not a time to be quiet.”
On learning from failure: “When I came to New York [at] 20, I didn’t know the level of professionalism required. You can’t half-ass it, because people will take your place. I screwed up many times and had to prove myself over seven years.”
On the power of representation: “The fashion industry is here for everyone, [regardless] of color or race. When I was growing up, I never saw someone like me, and now the other girls can see someone like them. It’s all about inspiration.”
On industry misconceptions: “People think it’s all fun and glamorous, but it’s a lot of work, a lack of sleep, and a lot of being by yourself, away from family. Traveling the world alone when you’re 18 or 19 is a lot.”
Bella Hadid Cover: Top by Chanel | Skirt by Chanel | Earrings by Chanel Fine Jewelry
Maria Borges Cover: Top by Calvin Klein Underwear | Earrings by Tiffany Blue Book Collection
Elsa Hosk Cover: Watch by Bulgari
Jasmine Tookes Cover: Dress by Philosophy di Lorenzo Serafini | Earrings by Maria Tash | Necklace by Cartier | Rings by Tiffany & Co.
Candice Huffine Cover: Dress by Fendi | Bracelet by Lalaounis | Ring by David Yurman
Hailey Baldwin Cover: Top by Alexandre Vauthier | Necklace by Cartier
[Photo Credit: Terry Tsiolis/ELLE Magazine]