Willow Smith is the latest star to cover Teen Vogue. The 15-year-old is featured on the front of the magazine’s May issue.
In true Smith fashion, Willow drops some knowledge on topics that would seem far beyond her years for any other teen. Willow opens up facing an identity crisis at an early age, and shares her complex thoughts on style and how it helped her achieve self-realization. She explains how she uses her sartorial choices to express herself on a deeper level. “It’s not about finding yourself it’s about creating yourself,” she said. “I have some cool shoes on, and I wear crazy eyeliner, but it’s really all about emulating the colors you feel inside.”
Willow makes sure to point out that while she likes to experiment with her style, clothing doesn’t define who you are. “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,” she said. “I feel like more and more kids are starting to realize this.”
The young style icon, who was recently named Chanel’s newest brand ambassador, also shared what it feels like to take on her new role. “Being a young African-American woman with dreads, it blows my mind that I’m a Chanel ambassador. Like, how am I a Chanel ambassador?” she said. “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.”
To read the full interview head over here.