[Close-Up] Winnie Harlow Stuns In Beachy Curls For ‘ELLE’ May 2018

Winnie Harlow X ELLE UK

Photo Credit: Gilles Bensimon

Model Winnie Harlow takes glitter and glam to next level in a beachy spring spread for ELLE May 2018. The beauty rocks a crown of cascading curls styled by Lok Lau while draped in a technicolor palette for the double cover spread. 

[SEE ALSO: 7 Models Who Are Redefining Beauty Standards]

The beauty shines in sequined and textured looks from Gucci styled by Anne-Marie Curtis and a complementary face beat by Andrew Gallimore. Inside, the Toronto native talks changing beauty standards and the power of friendships.

Winnie Harlow X ELLE UK

Photo Credit: Gilles Bensimon

On changing the beauty industry:

“There is a big shift happening in the fashion industry in terms of beauty standards, and I feel I’m part of that shift,” she told the glossy. “I remember on America’s Next Top Model, Tyra Banks asked me if a photographer told me to cover my skin for a shoot, would I do it? I said no. I don’t care who it is, or who thinks I should. I’m going to stay true to myself.”

She also touched upon friendships with such fashion and entertainment pros as Nicki Minaj, Nick Knight, Luka Sabbat and Halima Aden.

On model Halima:

“A whole new world of fashion is opening with her. I’m so proud of her. The other day, she asked me what to do if someone told her not to wear her hijab. I said you have to do what’s right for you, not because the industry makes you feel like you have to. If you don’t want to, then don’t.”

Click through for more images from the breathtaking spread.

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Stephenetta (isis) Harmon

Stephenetta (isis) Harmon is founder/Black beauty directory for Sadiaa Black Beauty guide, the premier directory Black-owned beauty brands, and former digital media director for Hype Hair.