The road to beauty

Marie Claire (South Africa) - - CONTENTS - Words SÈVERINE HARZO Pho­to­graphs LU­DOVIC ISMAËL @Sev­er­ineHarzo

THEY CALL THEM­SELVES L’équipée and they are ready to chase adventure wher­ever it calls. A group of mo­tor­cy­cling women from France, fresh from tack­ling the Hi­malayas on their bikes, took on the roads of South America on a dif­fer­ent quest – in search roads of Mi­nas Gerais and the Pan­tanal, the world’s largest trop­i­cal wet­land area. Along the way they met all kinds of women and learned what beauty means in a coun­try where car­ing for your ap­pear­ance is a sign of re­spect: for your­self and for oth­ers.

It’s all about em­brac­ing im­per­fec­tion,’ says jour­nal­ist Louise Copaca­bana beach, where women of all body types hap­pily di­rec­tor Cé­cile, 32, the­atre tech­ni­cian Pauline, 26, sur­geon

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