“The United States vs. Billie Holiday” Star Andra Day Covers L’Officiel’s ‘Art’ Issue

Posted on April 29, 2021

“The United States vs. Billie Holiday” star Andra Day covers L’Officiel’s ‘Art’ issue photographed by Alexi Lubomirski and styled by Laura Ferrara.

 

On the importance of beauty and fashion in Andra’s life, reflecting on her 2015 NPR Tiny Desk concert:
“All right, I might not have the money, I might be struggling with this, I might be emotionally dealing, but I’m about to make sure these edges are laid, and that this ponytail is straight, and these earrings are on, this makeup is bold, these lashes are long, the heels are popping—this outfit is fresh. Because it makes us feel good. Sometimes [that] can give you that little extra jolt of confidence.”

The day she won the Golden Globe in February for Best Actress in a Motion Picture, her parents held her hands and teared up when the announcement was made:
“They’ve seen me working at this for so long and seen me go through changes and come to a point of peace,” she says. “And, ultimately, I think that’s what they want for me. So, regardless of what I’m doing, if I have peace, that means the world to them.”

 

[Photo Credit: Alexi Lubomirski for L’Officiel Magazine]

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