16 May Unconventional Zoë! Covers the June Issue Of Allure Magazine.
The daughter of Lenny Kravitz and Lisa Bonet and a star in her own right, covers the latest issue of Allure magazine as she talks to David Denicolo about her acting career, her role model, her once in a week movie nights with actor boyfriend Karl Glusman and guests, her in-demand personal sense of style and more. A captivating read to say the least, Ms Kravitz was photographed by Patrick Demarchelier as she is seen spotting a super platinum mane styled by Nikki Nelms. Styled by Beth Fenton in some of the most amazing editorial looks ever; David describes her as thus “She’s not exactly conventional, but she does have some markedly traditional tastes. “Lovely” is the word that springs to mind, and it is a word she uses, without irony”.
Talking about her spiralling acting career, she chips
” I want to do more drama,” she says. And as David aptly puts it ” There was an intensity in her eyes as she said it. And you get the sense that Hollywood is only starting to scratch the surface of her talent.”
On her role models, she takes the traditional route, starting with the women in her family “I’d start with my family,” she says. “Both my grandmothers and my mother. They planted the seeds for me of what it meant to be female. I grew up in California with my mom in Topanga Canyon. My mother had really great girlfriends. Marisa Tomei is my godmother. I’ve always been around strong women, funny women. And my mom’s really funny. Humor is a big thing in my family. We like to laugh.”
Speaking of her mother, they go on to discus how the Bill Cosby sex abuse scandal impacted her- knowing how many years she shared with him on the Bill Cosby show
“I think she didn’t like hearing that. It bummed her out. Though she didn’t seem incredibly surprised about it. I don’t think she wants to hear about anyone being abused, especially by someone she spent so much time with. It feels shitty” she concludes.
Moving on the to more inspiring topics like actresses who inspire her and her unconventional take on style. On actors who inspire her, she name drops Susan Sarandon. “I’ve known her a little bit,” she says. “I think she’s sexy and talented and amazing, and outspoken and intelligent.” The next is Helena Bonham Carter- an English actress with a CBE after her name. Whom she clearly says is amazing “she’s amazing,” says Kravitz. “I recently saw Fight Club again. We’ve been doing movie nights at my house. Me and my boyfriend [actor Karl Glusman] have been hosting; we’ve got a really good projector set up with great speakers. We’ve been trying to start a weekly movie night. It’s a fun activity when it’s so cold outside and nobody wants to go anywhere. We cook a big dinner.” Last night, that meant kale and lentils and quinoa and butternut squash.”
On her eccentric personal style, they start with her hair Which in this editorial is a hotly decorated platinum coloured mane “The platinum’s fun. It’s work. But it’s something I’ve always wanted to do. I’ll stick with it as long as I can.”
On her dress sense which is firmly rooted in juxtapositions and glossed with bohemian overtones she says “I’ve always liked contrasts, contradiction,” she says of her fashion tastes. “I think too much of anything doesn’t work — like if everything you wear is expensive-looking, you look stale. And if everything you wear is ripped and falling apart, you look crazy. I like when you can find a balance. I live in New York City. I walk around. I have to be comfortable. You don’t look cool or sexy if you’re uncomfortable; it’s not attractive.”
With an obvious personal sense of self, she has gone on to front for international brands, the latest one being the YSL beauty brand “I’ve had a contract with YSL Beauty for about a year,” she says. “That’s been a really great relationship; they’ve been very supportive of me. It’s nice to find a brand that wants to elevate you as opposed to change you to try to fit what they’re trying to sell.”
Spying from David’s notes ” Kravitz seems very comfortable with herself in a way that few young, ambitious actresses are. There’s no insecurity, but there’s no false confidence, either. This seems to go beyond her professional life. Conservatives like to sneer at “identity politics” as if we all live in a postracial, bigotry-free world. Kravitz is having none of it.” Finish story on Allure.com