Top model Precious Lee takes the cover of Vogue Arabia‘s July August 2021 The Body Positivity edition lensed by fashion photographer Paola Kudacki. In charge of styling was Patrick Mackie, with beauty from hair stylist Lacy Redway, makeup artist Raisa Flowers, and manicurist Dawn Sterling.
My heroes are the people who don’t compromise their values to be successful. People who stand firm in the storm; the indomitable women who are brave.
Glamour, to me, has a lot to do with your mentality. To be glamorous is to value what beauty is to you and committing to that no matter the circumstances. – Precious Lee
This month we approached the theme of the body from the rawest and most candid perspective to date. Every year, as temperatures rise and swimsuit season approaches, many of us embark on crazy diets and endless hours at the gym, looking for fast results in the shallowest way – I exercise just to lose weight quickly, not for my health. This could be a consequence of years of brainwashing from the entertainment and fashion industries, who have been promoting harsh patterns of beauty and an idea that the slimmer you are, the more beautiful you are, for decades. Thankfully, the fashion community – from publications to designers – has been trying to fight this demon, with this reflecting in the visibility of more diverse bodies on covers, runways, and campaigns. – Manuel Arnaut, Vogue Arabia’s Editor-in-Chief
Photography © Paola Kudacki for Vogue Arabia, discover more at en.vogue.me