A week ago Anais Mali gave Instagram followers a glimpse of this story by photographer Giampaolo Sgura running in the September 2015 issue of Allure. Anais captioned a detail of the shot (pictured) in which she is shown wearing a patent-leather top, skirt, and boots, and leather bag by Dior by using a couple Emoji faces and a reference to Nefertiti. Nefertiti is of course the great Egyptian queen from antiquity who is known best by the bust of her with flawless proportions that resides in Berlin’s Neues Museum. Call it a boast, call it what you like, the estimation is well placed and the very sort of act that makes Anais Mali not only just beautiful but also head strong, which is precisely the title of this story. There we have it.

Credits include: Publication, Allure September 2015; Title, “Head Strong”; Photography, Giampaolo Sgura; Styling, Siobhan Bonnouvrier; Hair, Franco Gobbi; Makeup, Maud Laceppe.

Anais Mali | Allure September 2015 (Photography: Giampaolo Sgura)

Anais Mali | Allure September 2015 (Photography: Giampaolo Sgura)