American superstar Taylor Swift takes the cover of American ELLE Magazine‘s April 2019 edition captured by fashion photographer Ben Hassett. In charge of styling was Paul Cavaco, who for the cover selected Burberry look. Beauty is work of hair stylist Serge Normant at Serge Normant Hair Care, makeup artist Francelle at Lovecraft Beauty, and manicurist Denise Bourne for Deborah Lippmann. Production by Kristen Terry at Rosco Production.
“I’ve learned that society is constantly sending very loud messages to women that exhibiting the physical signs of aging is the worst thing that can happen to us. These messages tell women that we aren’t allowed to age. It’s an impossible standard to meet, and I’ve been loving how outspoken Jameela Jamil has been on this subject. Reading her words feels like hearing a voice of reason amongst all these loud messages out there telling women we’re supposed to defy gravity, time, and everything natural in order to achieve this bizarre goal of everlasting youth that isn’t even remotely required of men.
I learned to block some of the noise. Social media can be great, but it can also inundate your brain with images of what you aren’t, how you’re failing, or who is in a cooler locale than you at any given moment. One thing I do to lessen this weird insecurity laser beam is to turn off comments. Yes, I keep comments off on my posts. That way, I’m showing my friends and fans updates on my life, but I’m training my brain to not need the validation of someone telling me I look . I’m also blocking out anyone who might feel the need to tell me to “go die in a hole ho” while I’m having my coffee at nine in the morning. I think it’s healthy for your self-esteem to need less internet praise to appease it, especially when three comments down you could unwittingly see someone telling you that you look like a weasel that got hit by a truck and stitched back together by a drunk taxidermist. An actual comment I received once.” – Swift for ELLE US.
Photography © Ben Hassett for ELLE US
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