Quinta Brunson, the visionary creator behind the hit television show “Abbott Elementary“, brings her dynamic energy to the cover of InStyle US’ May 2023 issue. The multi-talented Brunson, captured through the lens of photographer Rosaline Shahnavaz, looks stunning as she poses in a magnificent Prabal Gurung dress. Adorning her are sparkling earrings from jewelry designer Veronica Tharmalingam, lending the perfect touch of elegance to her ensemble.
The cover story, styled by Bryon Javar, serves as a stylistic tour de force, with Brunson gracing designs from premier labels such as Azzi + Osta, Harry Halim and Louis Vuitton. Beauty is work of hair stylist Alexander Armand, make-up artist Renee Loiz, and manicurist Emi Kudo.
Quinta Brunson, an American writer, producer, actress, and comedian, is a trailblazer in the entertainment industry. Her journey from a comedy enthusiast to a celebrated creator and actress is marked by her talent and determination. Brunson’s interest in comedy was sparked by watching ‘’Saturday Night Live’’ during college, leading her to study at The Second City in Chicago. She gained recognition with her self-produced series and later at BuzzFeed Video, where she created, wrote, and starred in several series.
Her most significant achievement, “Abbott Elementary“, was inspired by her mother, a dedicated kindergarten teacher. The show quickly became a hit, earning recognition from the Hollywood Foreign Press Association and The Screen Actors Guild. Brunson and her co-star Sheryl Lee Ralph made history as the second Black women to win Emmys in their respective categories in 2022.
Brunson’s approach to fashion is an extension of her personality and work, viewing it as a way to express herself without speaking. Her commitment to authenticity extends to her casting choices for “Abbott Elementary“, prioritizing talent over appearance. Brunson’s appreciation for her own body was shaped by her training as a dancer, which taught her to have control and ownership over her body. Her mantra, “I was born free. I can do whatever I want“, serves as a powerful reminder for all, especially Black girls, to embrace their freedom and pursue their dreams.
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