Zendaya takes girl power to the next level in her latest cover spread for Glamour November 2017. The multi-hyphenate actress, singer and designer (just to name a few) shines in the issue produced entirely by women from around the world while talking candidly about the power of representation – from blackness to the future of fashion.
For the spread, she serves up goddess vibes in her naturally beachy curls styled by Jennifer Yepez and a Cleopatra-inspired face beat featuring heavily lined lids and thickened brows by Rachel Goodwin.
Inside, she chats it up in a special interview with black-ish star Yara Shahidi.
On pushing for diversity at Disney:
“I didn’t feel like there was any other choice. I was like, ‘If I’m going to do this, this is how it has to be.’ There needs to be a black family on the Disney Channel. A lot of people who aren’t people of color can’t quite understand what it’s like to grow up and not see yourself in mainstream media. And you know, there is so much work left to be done. I’ve talked about this before, but can I honestly say I would be in the position I’m in if I weren’t a lighter-skinned black woman? No.
On being fearless in fashion:
A huge part of my gaining confidence is because of fashion. What I love about someone like Rihanna is her fearlessness. It’s almost a sense of, pardon my language, I don’t give a fuck. When she wears a dress, it’s for herself, and you can see that. There’s something to be said for the fact that literally everybody can hate my outfit, but if I feel good in it, I’m the only one that should matter.
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Above: Gucci dress, T-shirt, headband, statement necklace, hand accessory. Dior choker. Cleopatra’s Bling necklaces. Maison Fabre glove.