Last Week Net-a-porter’s magazine The Edit, featured one of my favorite models, Joan Small as the rebel woman that she truly is, one who is not afraid to speak her mind, act differently, and damn near look good while doing it.
Joan Smalls channeled that spirit in their editorial of her where she also shared what she has endured just to make it to the top. For starters, she is the first black woman to score a major fragrance campaign, first Latina face of Estee Lauder, booked campaigns for Chanel, Marc Jacob, Gucci, walked for Prada, Lanvin, Dior and her motto is “Always be ready,” which I can’t help but admire, especially as she continues to do everything possible to give herself the best chance to succeed. I also did not not know that she has a degree in psychology, has severe scoliosis (a model with scoliosis-very rare feat), and practices kick boxing. I love her attitude, her confidence in herself, but the best part of this interview is the following quote word for word: There are a lot of people always telling you; “No you can’t do that, you can’t achieve it.” So you know what, I can do it.” This is probably the message someone needs to hear today and yes it’s coming from supermodel Joan Smalls, “You can still make it.”
With all my love,