Pin It
La’Shaunae

Model La’Shaunae Steward inspires girls bigger than "plus size"


TextDazed Beauty

American model La’Shaunae Steward shares her outlook on beauty and fantasy products for the future

The Dazed Beauty Community is our ever-expanding encyclopaedia of creatives and emerging talent from across the world who are redefining the way we think about beauty. From supermodels to digital artists to makeup prodigies transforming themselves in their bedrooms, these are the beauty influencers of tomorrow who embody everything Dazed Beauty is about. Discover them here.

Curve model, aspiring designer and sometimes creative director, La’Shaunae Steward, grew up not seeing anyone in the fashion and modeling industry that looked like her. Recently signed as a model herself, the 21-year-old from Charleston, South Carolina, represents the change she always hoped to see. “As a model who is not the required size for even 'plus size' modeling, it’s important to show the world that I can make it too, so young girls don’t give up on their dreams.”

It was this desire to inspire younger generations that prompted 21-year-old La’Shaunae to set up Inclus Models in the Summer of 2018 – a body positive platform aimed at showcasing unsigned models who “don’t start at 5’8 and don’t end at a size 18.” Add to that a shoe capsule collection with Jeffrey Campbell and walking in New York Fashion Week for Whatever 21 in 2017, and it's clear that La'Shaunae won't let old hat fashion industry beauty standards hold her back from success. To her, the rightful future of the beauty, fashion and modeling industries is a landscape where it’s normal to see girls like her on the cover of magazines, not uncommon.

It’s the year 2100. You’re the owner of the largest beauty tech company in the world, what five products or treatments will you dedicate your resources trying to invent?
A machine that does your skin care routine for you everyday. A product that takes 25 years off your age. A sunscreen that works all summer but only has to be applied once. A product that removes dark spots and acne scars overnight. A bed made for moisturising your skin and body while you sleep.

You’re the editor of a time travelling beauty journal 100 years from now, what beauty trends are you reporting on?
Grass for brows and hair, I see it happening.

What beauty product would you take with you to the moon? Why?
Pat McGrath’s Lip Fetish Lip Balm because I can't live a day anywhere with dry lips.

What three beauty products are in your bag right this second?
Kush Mascara by Milk Makeup, Phyto Replenish Oil by Dermalogica, and Body Hero Daily Perfecting Cream by Glossier.

Read Next
1200-513384940-cute-little-female-bunny
China moves away from mandatory animal testing for cosmetics Beauty news
51969817_2310109475940209_8506914419705208459_n
Sighswoon is the IG behind the internet’s funniest wellness memes Beauty Feature
Madonna
Would you use a £300 face roller? Beauty Trends
Neea Kuurne lips
These are the best Instagram accounts to satisfy your oral fixation Beauty Feature
CURL CODES EXHIBITION
This art exhibition is raising awareness about traction alopecia Beauty news
Kendall and Kylie Jenner
Kylie Jenner teases brand new products and collaborations coming our way Beauty news
19535183_1412275652190935_6819185714060591104_n
Does your skin need therapy? Think piece
evian-mermaid
Why you might want to go water-free in the name of beauty Beauty Feature
c992e46cb141f35235b1e231e8641bb9
The future of fragrance is positively sci-fi Beauty Feature
Nadia Tehran Dazed Beauty Tutorial
Watch musician Nadia Tehran's purple alien beauty tutorial Beauty Tutorial
JGrrey Beauty Biographies
JGrrey on the beauty products that have shaped her Beauty Biographies
DB000_ F5_ilieva04_CMYK_Web
Bodies in a black hole: Greta Ilieva for Dazed Beauty Issue Zero Issue Zero
KVD_2016_SEPHORA_WINDOW_037
Kat von D: “I am not a Nazi. I am not anti-Semitic” Beauty news
IMG-20180926-WA0021
Isamaya Ffrench tries out NAD+, the anti-ageing miracle molecule Tried and Tested
Celina
What wellness and spirituality looks like when you're LGBTQ+ Beauty Feature
DB000_ F2_futuresalon15_Web
The coolest virtual hair salon you'll ever step into Issue Zero