Model Winnie Harlow lands the cover story of Elle Canada‘s February 2017 edition captured by fashion photographer Nelson Simoneau. In charge of styling was Corey Ng, with art direction from Brittany Eccles. Beauty is work of hair stylist Justin German, makeup artist Simone Otis, and manicurist Nargis Khan.
“A former friend of mine got a nose job, and I was the most supportive person of that nose job. I’m not the person that people portray me to be. I love myself the way I am, but people will always message me about other people with vitiligo who cover their skin. ‘Winnie Harlow, you need to tell them that they need to love themselves the way they are and stop covering their skin!’ No! If that’s what makes them comfortable and what makes them happy, let them be. This is just what makes me happy. Right? So that’s why I do it. But that’s not me saying ‘Well, you must never get a nose job, you must not cover your skin, let your pimples shine free.‘” – Winnie on people projecting onto her that she always has to be about loving herself.