We’re obsessed with Issa Rae’s glowing looks in Elle Magazine’s Women in Hollywood issue


TV star and all-round creative Issa Rae is one of the superstars in ell magazines Annual issue of Women in Hollywood.

For the cover story, Issa details her journey to success, entering her “mogul era”, changes she would like to see in Hollywood, and the everyday habits that keep her on track to reach her goals. She is featured on the cover and in the magazine in bright patterns and prints that hint at her bubbly nature, styled by Alex White and photographed by Cass bird.

In the attached pictures, Issa looks incredible in a Moschino crochet bra top and pants set. In keeping with the vibrant theme, Issa opts for a baby pink monot Bandeau top and skirt go together perfectly Christian Louboutin strappy heels. She switches to a print-on-print ensemble with matching boots Moschino. Her final look is just as colorful and consists of a multicolored shirt paired with a yellow floral mini skirt Etro.

Issa’s makeup artist Johanna Simkin Used Dior beauty to create a soft, glamorous look for the Unsure star while hairdresser Felicia Leatherwood and manicure Eri Ishizu complete the look.

Read excerpts from the interview here:

Of being a role model

I don’t feel responsible. I say, ‘If you look up to me, tread carefully. That’s up to you. I’m sorry, but also flattered. But good luck to you if you do.” I’m very transparent about my mistakes. I’m very transparent about my journey. But I don’t have to take care of myself and what I do. If I had a legion of 12 year old girl fans I’d be more cautious, but I don’t think that’s the case.

In her only Hollywood moment

I was at Golden Globes sit at a table with the cast Big little lies. Laura Dern had a conversation with the president of HBO and casually, unbeknownst to me, suggested their next idea to him. He said, ‘Okay, I love the idea. Who will write it?’ then she points to me and then we sell a show together. That will always be a moment for me that only exists in Hollywood. Now we just have to do the show.

Read the full story here.


Photographer: @cassblackbird
Writer: @juliana_uki
fashion director: @alexwhiteedits
Hair: @lovingyourhair
Form: @joannasimkin
Manicure: @ererinailz

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