W Mag's new shoot, entitled 'Salute To 5 Powerful Women' includes JLO, Donatella Versace, Kate Moss, Taraji P. Henson and Jessica Chastain. And it's everything. See the incredible images above and read below for the interview highlights...
JLO: Women Get More Confident As They Get Older
"I have no patience for anything that's not real, just no bulls*t"
"I think living and pushing outside your comfort zone is the only way to be happy, ultimately."
"I've gotten comfortable knowing what I am good at, and how to do it"
"Men in their 20s are very confident and cocky, and women are super insecure. And then it flips: men get super insecure, and women get comfortable in their own skin, in a way that makes them more beautiful....I just appreciate myself in a way I didn't when I was that age. And it's not about perfection. I like the scars I have".
Kate Moss is Proudly Naked at 42
"From the beginning, photographers always got me to take my clothes off, even though I don't like my body at all. I just had to get comfortable with being naked".
"Fashion can be cutthroat, but we love it"
"I want to please the person behind the camera. I'm a hard worker. And I like the process of creating an image".
Taraji On Success in Her Forties
"It's supposed to be over for me at 46, but here I am. I'm a late bloomer, and I'm okay with that. Know why? Late bloomers last loooong"
"Growing up, math and science was for boys. I wasn't allowed to have that dream. I don't want another little girl believing she can't be a rocket scientist. Fuck that!"
Donatella On the Power of Fashion
"The power to keep on going forward. I have to succeed in showing women that we can do more, that we are stronger than men."
"I cast different models on my catwalk because there is not just one kind of woman. You can't make a revolution for just one woman!"
Jessica Chastain is the Heroine Women Deserve
"In our society, women are valued for their sexual attraction. I'd like to get away from the sex symbol idea of what beauty is. Actually, that's probably the farthest thing form beauty, because it's makeup and hair, it's pouty lips- it's not real"
"We're not supposed to be ambitious, we're not supposed to be 'over prepared'"
Photo Credit: W Mag
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