Coming from an all-star family background, it’s no surprise that Willow Smith is talent in human form. Parents Will and Jada Smith have encouraged their children to pursue their dreams, with their son and Willow’s brother, Jaden, pursuing his career in acting and rapping, it was only a matter of time before his little sister became a force to be reckoned with. A frequent fashion muse, not scared to take risks, she has starred in various blockbusters and released her own music.
She made her acting debut alongside her father back in 2007 in the post-apocalyptic film, I Am Legend. As well as the voice for of the character Gloria in the sequel to the blockbuster Madagascar. In 2010 she released her first single ‘Whip My Hair‘ which went platinum in the US, peaking at number 11. She subsequently released a number of singles and music videos.
In October 2014, it was announced that Willow would be releasing her debut EP. It was later pushed to November of the same year. She performed multiple times, as well as with her brother. On May the 7th, 2015, Smith released a new single titled “F Q-C #7”. After a video release in September to the track “Why Don’t You Cry” on i-D, Willow surprise-released her first album, ARDIPITHECUS, on December the 11th.
Willow and her brother have both been noted as spiritually inclined human beings. Making reference to awakenings, universal truths and the connection between humans and the earths natural qualities. Willow has stated that ideas such as these inspire her to write her own novels as well as the songs she puts out.
She has explained her appreciation for the period that was ‘Whip My Hair’ and the way it broke down certain social barriers, but now she believes she is on a different kind of path, trying to achieve the same outcome.
The reason this young lady is a role model for the younger generation and probably the same reason she is considered an ‘It Girl’ is the motto she lives by. Her and her brother believe is important to not care what others think, and not allow ones own inner voice to criticise either.
Her fashion has evolved over the years, inspiring many. We have watched her through girlie and tomboy phases, wearing bright colours or sticking to a greyscale, flaunting outrageous shoes and wild hairstyles. Willow shows no signs of slowly down and seems to be enjoying her journey through a creative industry, spreading love and breaking down barriers in her own unique way.
Notable sources: teen vogue – vice