Yara Shahidi may be “grown-ish”, but her latest cover spread is full-on slay. The 18-year-old actress, activist and all-around cool girl serves face for Harper’s Bazaar Arabia while posing it up in a collection of embroidered, feathered and fringed Chanel looks styled by Andreas Kokkino.
As usual, she’s giving us curl envy with a voluminous crown crafted by her go-to Nai’vasha Johnson and bronzed makeup and deep cat eye painted on by Emily Cheng.
Inside the spread, the glossy dubs her a “something of a millennial anomaly” while chatting it up about her activism and connecting communities.
On refusing to define beauty:
…”because in defining it, you leave someone out.”
On embracing diversity and equality in Hollywood:
“Well, for one we have a long way to go in terms of diversity and seeing everyone represented. We’re getting there and we are seeing progress. I love being able to turn on the television and see everyone from Issa Rae to Constance Wu to Priyanka Chopra. It’s amazing, so I feel like we’re expanding with diversity. We’re saying it’s more than ethnicity, it’s religion, it’s sexuality, it’s all the intersections that make a human.”
On rising model Halima Aden and fashion diversity:
“I think it’s really cool to see a hijab model, it means that anything is possible. A lot of times they say to get somewhere you have to fit into a box, but her presence proves you can stick to what you believe in and the world can shift around you”
Click through for more shots from the spread.