Crazy Ex-Girlfriend creator and star Rachel Bloom takes the cover story of Allure Magazine‘s Fall 2018 digital edition lensed by fashion photographer Daria Kobayashi Ritch. In charge of styling was Deborah Afshani, with beauty from hair stylist Nikki Providence, and makeup artist Natasha Severino.
“We’re told that all women are beautiful, but why is that even the conversation? We don’t measure men by that — we measure women by that, and that’s the male gaze.
It’s something that I’m still grappling with, I was raised by parents who didn’t care about how they looked — and I think that specifically something that my parents said was, ‘Oh, if you care about how you look too much, you’re phony.’ I like wearing pretty clothes and I like putting on makeup for me — is there a part in there that’s the male gaze? F**king probably.” – Bloom for Allure.
Discover more of the story & Rachel’s video for Allure directed by Kelly Bales below:
Music: Rachel Bloom and Mike Geier
Lyrics: Rachel Bloom
Director: Kelly Bales
Cinematographers: Samuli Haavisto and James Eades
Video Editor: Samuli Haavisto
Hair: Brian Magallones
Makeup: Alex Byrne for Exclusive Artists Management
Photographer: Daria Kobayashi Ritch
Stylist: Deborah Afshani
Hair: Nikki Providence
Makeup: Natasha Severino
Tailor: Leah Huntsinger