Did you hear Willow Smith, daughter of Will and Jada, has been named the new face of Chanel Beauty? Oh, and she’s 15. Am I alone in thinking her youth presents a bit of an unfair advantage? She’s a darling girl, but I, for one, am not looking to a teenager for my beauty inspiration. I’m not sure why girls at such young ages want to be tethered to one house for all their appearances. Your teenage years are when you take fashion risks explore your style. Representing a house, even if it is Chanel, seems so limiting. Jennifer Lawrence has had her Dior contract for years and I’m so bored by what she wears now because it’s so predictable. Maybe it’s easier for someone like Lawrence to link up with a fashion house – her off duty style isn’t anything ground breaking. I would not say the same for Willow Smith. I think she’s on the verge of a lot of success because she’s so unique and experimental. We’ll see how mundane her fashion choices become once she begins her ambassadorship.
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