Fashion industry darling, Joan Smalls looks breathtakingly fierce on the cover of the July 2012 edition of W magazine. Instead of sporting her usual dark hair, she went with a blonde luxe look for this shoot and the result was stunning. Being a minority model, Smalls understands that with her position, comes power and influence.
“I just have something to prove…I know I’m representing a group—black, Latin, whatever you want to put me with—and I want to show that they are beautiful the way they are. I think that’s really important for our youth to see. Fashion is part of our culture…And it’s about more than just a pretty dress.”
Go head girl!