Who could have imagined the heartache that would hit songstress Lea Michele just five weeks after this shoot for Marie Claire Mexico, against the backdrop of the Beverly Hills Crescent Hotel.
Stylist Hayley Atkin, somehow appropriately chose a sombre and fitting muted colour palette for the shoot which saw Cory Monteith look on for support. Five weeks later he would pass from a tragic overdose, making these images all the more powerful and poingnant. We can only imagine what Lea Michele is going through- and our heart goes out to her.
Tipping our hat to this strong, inspirational young woman today.
Shot by Frankie Batista. Hair by Mark Townsend, Makeup by Melanie Inglessis, Nails by Jenna Hipp.