Willow Smith Covers Teen Vogue May 2016 Issue


Willow Smith

In her cover story for Teen Vogue‘s May issue, the 15-year-old spoke of her most insecure moments, and her journey to self-realization.

“It’s not about finding yourself it’s about creating yourself,” she said, adding, “I have some cool shoes on, and I wear crazy eyeliner, but it’s really all about emulating the colors you feel inside.”

Smith continued that while she loves experimenting with trends and being expressive through style, her wardrobe does not define her.

“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.”

Now a Chanel ambassador and ultimate social media trendsetter, the teen said she has not always been the picture of confidence she is today.

Smith recalled a period shortly after her 2011 hit “Whip My Hair” when she went through an identity crisis.

“After ‘Whip My Hair’ and all the publicity, after going on tour in the U.K., after saying no to the Annie film, all of this crap was going on in my life, and I had to sit down and say, ‘Who are you? On a real note. Are you this or this?,’” she shared.