Nothing about Willow Smith is ordinary, and that’s how the teen likes it. As one who views herself as an “artisan,” Willow’s aim is to standout in every aspect of life. See what the young star told Teen Vogue about her relationship with her big brother and the pressure of fame that led to her declining the lead role in Annie.
On her relationship with big brother Jaden
“We’re like binary stars, like two parts of one thing. I know what he’s thinking at all times. And he knows what I’m thinking. We’re not identical twins, but it feels like that in a lot of ways.”
‘Whip My Hair’ fame and saying no to Annie
“During that time of figuring it out, I was lost and super insecure. But then I stopped trying to find myself in these other inanimate objects, people, and ideas. I realized it isn’t about finding yourself—it’s about creating yourself.”
Willow’s fashion sense
“I have some cool shoes on [that day, she is in Chloé Susanna studded booties] and I wear crazy eyeliner, but it’s really all about emulating the colors you feel inside. A lot of clothes are cute, but after you buy the Yeezy shoes, after you get your hair done with a weave, you’re still the same person. I feel like more and more kids are starting to realize this.”
On her role as Chanel ambassador
“It is so beautiful. I’m coming into a new part of my life that is completely unknown, and I’m jumping right in. All I can do from here is continue to shift paradigms and continue to push the envelope further and further. But I am doing it every day just by being myself.”
Read Willow’s full spread here.
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