Willow Smith is in the new issue of V magazine (V87, if you're the numbers type, or the one with Kate Upton on the cover, if you're everyone else), talking about chilling out a bit on the business end and just enjoying being a normal 13-year-old girl. Who gets photographed by Karl Lagerfeld and styled in Louis Vuitton, Valentino, and Chanel by Carlyne Cerf de Dudzeele. From the interview, Willow seems like a pretty smart young lady, so we don't think the irony of that last sentence is lost on her. Our thoughts on the spread:
-She has quite the affinity for Givenchy Double Cone Shark Earrings. They're magnetic, so perhaps young Willow is afraid of needles? No shame in that—our community editor, Lacey, didn't get her ears pierced until last week.
-When Karl Lagerfeld and Carlyne Cerf de Dudzeele ask you to bring pieces from your own wardrobe to a shoot (this is in the article), you must have an insane, amazing closet. Hence, Willow has an insane, amazing closet.
-The kooky over-accessorizing could very well be the work of Carlyne Cerf, but we did see Willow in Soho a few months ago with a vintage Furby backpack and stacks of neon bracelets on both wrists. So, there's that.
-Not even modeling in a photo shoot in Paris is reason to tear a 13-year-old girl away from her iPhone.
-If you have a (very) young woman in your life who's experimenting with makeup, show her Willow's cat eye. The sheerness of the liner paired with a clean face makes it feel very age-appropriate, no?
-On that note, we guess the most age-appropriate way to do exposed underwear is with high-waisted boy briefs and baggy jeans?
-Will undercuts be the new over-plucked brows of regrettable teenage beauty trends? (Although, Willow's mom is Jada Pinkett Smith.)
-Who is that other child? It's Skylar Downs, Willow's cousin, who gets to call Will Smith "Uncle Will."
-Willow hates when Skylar calls "shotgun!" first.
Willow Smith photographed by Karl Lagerfeld for V Magazine Issue 87. Hair by Mehdi R'Guiba, makeup by Tom Pecheux, and nails by Virginie Rimet.