Yara Shahidi is on the road to editorial domination with her latest spread in ESSENCE‘s April 2018 issue. Lensed by Sophy Holland, the actress and budding activist is a vision donning a glowing beauty beat crafted by Emily Cheng and a classic ’90s mashup style featuring side cornrows, gold hair rings and her fluffy curls styled by Nai’vasha Johnson for the glossy.
Styled by Jason Bolden, Yara gives us a fashionable lesson in spring style as she poses it up in white hot looks from DUNDAS, Zimmerman, Etro and Chanel. Inside the spread, the 18-year-old gets candid about identity, race, handling fame, Twitter comments and so much more.
“I’ve always struggled with Hollywood feeling trivial. Red carpets aren’t worth it. As fun as it is to get dressed up, it is surreal to be sitting at the Teen Choice Awards while something like Charlottesville is happening.”
Click through for more images and behind the scenes footage from the spread.