Willow Smith is the daughter of Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith so cool is in her blood. I thought her ability to always look ultra-hip was just good genes. Not so. The 9 year old (9 years old!) has a stylist (a stylist!).
Willow is in the public eye so there is pressure on her to look, at the least, presentable. No one can argue she hasn’t been successful. But having professional help seems excessive and I can’t help but wonder if putting so much emphasis on looks is unhealthy and will harm her later in life.
But again…she does look good. And if you had a bunch of money and your child was interested in fashion, maybe you would encourage and help them as much as you can?
“Willow is definitely inspired by Rihanna’s style,” her stylist Mariel Haenn tells HollywoodLife.com. “We make an effort to give Willow her own style, so as not to be a mini-version of Rihanna, but Willow really knows what she likes and what she doesn’t like, and she’s vocal about it.”
Mom Jada is involved in the process, giving the final vote on what both Willow and her son Jaden will wear. “Jada said upfront that she didn’t want us to dress them like standard kids, like with Sesame Street T-shirts,” Mariel continued. “And the kids really like dressing as adults and hope that adults will want to dress like them. But Jada will put her foot down if there’s something she doesn’t like, though if the kids really love it, she’ll usually let it pass.”
In fact, the clothes are so adult that they are usually cut down from women’s pieces.
What do you think of this? Is it crazy? Willow’s crew is even hoping she gets a fashion deal out of her style. “With Rihanna, pretty soon after she came on the scene, you started seeing designers from Forever 21 to Gucci coming out with styles mimicking her look. We hope the same thing happens here, but I think the ultimate goal is for Willow and Jaden to have their own line.”
Again Willow is 9. Below are some of her looks.