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Meera Innes

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An Entrepreneurial Health Consultant, dedicated to improving health and wellbeing in corporate environments.

What does the word confidence mean to you?

Knowing who I am. I feel confident when I’m comfortable in myself and knowing I’m being the best version of myself for me, not for anyone else. It’s taken a lot of work to get here – I’ve spent more of my life being insecure and lacking self-worth. Now I’ve realised the objective was never confidence, it was inner peace and the confidence comes after – but it still takes daily work!

How would you describe your personal style?

Comfortable! I’ve always described it as “the Jennifer Aniston school of style”. I know what suits me and my body – there’s nothing worse for me than a too-tight waistband. I’d love to be more adventurous, but I prefer a look I can’t go wrong with. My perfect outfit is a perfectly-fitting pair of high-waisted Levi’s, a crisp white cotton T-shirt and a pair of Chucks or a strappy heel for glam.

Do you feel that the beauty industry is now more inclusive of real women?

You can see it’s under pressure to be more inclusive; I still see a lot of tokenism. It’s only going to change when there are people involved in the creation and sign-off process that represent a more diverse demographic. Edward Enninful and Michelle Lee (Allure) have transformed covers. You can always tell the difference between authentic and disingenuous, and we still need to see a lot more inclusion that feels organic.

What did you enjoy about working on the Headmasters campaign?

I loved the team’s enthusiasm and the core concept of recognising and celebrating real women. Anyone wants to be seen and recognised, and representation matters so much – you could tell everyone who worked on the campaign was so excited about it and that was really lovely. 

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