Model Sarah Brannon is styled by Rebecca Bleynie in 'La Prédatrice', lensed by Warren du Preez and Nick Thornton Jones for Numéro #195 August 2018./ Hair by Martin Cullen; makeup by Andrew Gallimore
Female actor, singer and artist Lisa Bonet covers the March 9, 2018 issue of Porter Edit. Tracy Taylor styles Lisa for 'A Life Less Ordinary' by Yelena Yemchuk. / Hair by Johnnie Sapong; makeup by Lisa Storey
In her interview, Bonet reflects on her seven-year role playing the strong-willed Denise Huxtable on 'The Cosby Show', working with now-disgraced and back in Philadelphia court, comedian Bill Cosby.
“There was no knowledge on my part about [Cosby’s] specific actions, but… There was just energy. And that type of sinister, shadow energy cannot be concealed," Bonet told Porter Edit,adding that there was "always" a darkness around him. Bonet is hardly alone in her inability to reconcile the stories about Cosby with her memory of his actions on set.
Unlike Phylicia Rashad and Malcolm Jamal Warner, who have openly defended the comedian, Bonet has not, although she maintains that she never observed any inappropriate behavior on the set. "If I had anything more to reveal then it would have happened a long time ago. That’s my nature. The truth will set you free,” Bonet explains, reflecting on the 60 women who have made accusations against Bill Cosby.
Bonet does say that Cosby radiated an energy, a "sinister, shadow energy" that "cannot be concealed". There was "always" a darkness around Cosby, Bonet maintains in her interview.
Models Estelle Nehring, Astrid Holler, Emma Riskin & Natalie Ogg are 'Bright Young Girls', styled by Cathy Kasterine in spring's romantic, pastel abundance. Photographer Yelena Yemchuk is behind the lens for Porter Magazine #25 Spring 2018./ Hair by Teddy Charles; makeup by John McKay
Model Ruth Bell projects a fragile beauty, styled by Cathy Kasterine in 'Winter Tales', lensed by Yelena Yemchuk for Vogue China January 2018./Makeup by Lucy Bridge
Model Sean Levy is styled in athletic, minimal athletic looks by fashion editor Roberta Rusconi. Photographer team Van Mossevelde + N are in the studio for D La Repubblica./ Hair by Marco Minunno
As painful as it's been ending her 13 year marriage to Martin Isaacs, Mary J Blige tells The Editmagazine that she used the pain of her divorce to emotionally fund her acclaimed role in 'Mudbound'. Blige's character makes on debut in the Netflix film, scheduled for release on Friday November 17.
In her editorial styled by Tracy Taylor, Blige wears the street style she's famous for. Yelena Yemchuk is behind the lens, flashing Blige in what is one of many new editorials to come.
"A lot of the things we do in a relationship are in the name of love. You want to save it, so you do stupid stuff and give him what he wants, knowing you shouldn't. You create a monster, Blige explains.
She added: 'I learned life is the greatest teacher. You gotta ask, what did you do to end up here? That's when you can start to heal. And I realized that I must have hated myself, because I didn't deserve to be treated like that.”