Chloe and Halle Bailey are serving up edgy glam on their first cover for ESSENCE. Lensed by Djeneba Aduayom, the duo showcases their melanin magic with beauty beats crafted by Christiana Cassell and their regal
Taking cues from their mentor Queen Bey, the singer-songwriter duo tapped stylist extraordinaire Zerina Akers for the stunning shoot.
Giving us model behavior in a desert-meets-glam shoot, the sisters pose it up in a slew of high fashion pieces including Each x Other, Labourjoisie, Rasario, Julien MacDonald, Adriana Iglesias, and Missoni.
Making history as the first cover stars for the glossy’s first digital cover, the songbirds get candid about their Grammy nominations, Black beauty, their admiration for each other’s style and so much more.
On celebrating Black beauty:
“We wanted to show just how beautiful it is to be Black and how amazing it feels,” Halle shares.
“As Black women, we are feeling incredibly empowered. We’re not afraid to speak our minds—and we owe that to all of the beautiful Black women who came before us and are killing it right now,” Chloe says. “We wouldn’t change our skin color for anything. We love being Black women and are so proud to say that.”
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