Nicole Trunfio‘s latest cover for ELLE Australia is so special, as it sees the model breastfeeding her son, Zion, for the magical shot.
“This wasn’t a contrived situation: Zion needed a feed, Nicole gave it to him, and when we saw how beautiful they looked we simply moved her onto the set,” ELLE Australia‘s editor-in-chief, Justine Cullen, explained. “It was a completely natural moment that resulted in a powerful picture.”
ELLE‘s website also reveals that Zion, who is Nicole’s first child with musician Gary Clark Jr., answered “nature’s call” on a mix of local and international designer clothes worn by the Perth-born model during the shoot.
The shot of Nicole breastfeeding her little one is reserved for ELLE Australia subscribers only. If you pick up the magazine from news stands you will receive a different cover of Nicole cradling a sleepy Zion in a silk-black dress.
“When I saw the [subscriber] cover of me breastfeeding, which was unplanned and just natural, I teared up and thought, ‘Wow this is such a special moment where my worlds have collided’,” Nicole explained to the publication.
“There is nothing more powerful and beautiful than motherhood,” she also wrote to her Facebook page. “The last thing I want to do is be controversial, so please take this for what it is, let us#normalizebreastfeeding there is nothing worse than a mother that is judged for feeding her hungry child in public,” she continued.
“#weareonlyhuman I’m so proud of this cover and what it’s stands for. I obviously don’t look like this or wear while I am breastfeeding but this stands for all women out there, whether you breastfeed or not, we gave birth, we are women, we are mothers. Thank you to ELLE for being so bold and making such an encouraging, positive and healthy statement. #women unite.”
ELLE Australia‘s June issue is available for purchase on Monday, May 25.
[Via ELLE Australia]