The Little Mermaid’s Halle Bailey Enchants for The Face

Joanna Elizabeth


Published February 27, 2023

Halle Bailey The Face Cover 2023
Halle Bailey on The Face 014 Cover. Photo: Brianna Capozzi

The Little Mermaid lead Halle Bailey is the cover star of The Face issue 014. The talented young actress and musician is set to make a splash as the new Ariel in Disney’s upcoming live-action movie.

Photographed by the lens of Brianna Capozzi in Los Angeles, Halle Bailey graces the cover in a custom Diesel tail, perfectly channeling her enchanting character with the mermaidcore aesthetic. Styled by the magazine’s fashion director Danny Reed, she embodies an ethereal, otherworldly charm in a series of whimsical looks sure to mesmerize.

Cover Shoot: Halle Bailey for The Face 014

Halle Bailey Mermaid Costume The Face
Channeling The Little Mermaid, Halle Bailey wears custom Diesel tail and top. Photo: Brianna Capozzi / The Face

Halle Bailey shares her insights on the much-awaited film and her transformation into the iconic mermaid princess in her interview. She also reveals her plans for a solo album and her passion for creating music that shows her vulnerability.

Halle Bailey Jeans The Face Photoshoot
Actress Halle Bailey gets casual in jeans for the photoshoot. Photo: Brianna Capozzi / The Face

Halle on Wearing Locs in The Little Mermaid

In an interview with The Face, Halle shared her excitement about the role and the significance of playing a character who looks like her. “It was really cool for them to make Ariel a version of me with my locs,” she said about wearing a natural hairstyle. “I feel like that’s what mermaid hair would be anyway.”

Halle Bailey Blue Dress Cut Out
Showing some skin, Halle Bailey wears blue dress from DSquared2 with Loewe shoes. Photo: Brianna Capozzi / The Face

Halle on Playing a Black Ariel

Halle also spoke about the importance of representation in the media and how her role in The Little Mermaid is breaking boundaries. “People don’t understand that when you’re Black there’s this whole other community,” she shared. “It’s so important for us to see ourselves.”

Halle Bailey 2023 Photoshoot The Face
Halle Bailey shows off Alaia coat. Photo: Brianna Capozzi / The Face

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