Joan on ELLE – Top model Joan Smalls covers the January issue of ELLE US. shining in a look from Givenchy’s spring-summer 2014 collection. Despite being one of the leading faces in fashion and a spokesperson for Estee Lauder, Joan admits that some in the industry don’t embrace diversity when it comes to models. “People hide behind the word aesthetic. They say, ‘Well, it’s just that designer’s aesthetic.’ But when you see 18 seasons in a row and not one single model outside a certain skin color…? There are people in the industry who are advocates, who support diversity. And there are people who do not. I don’t get it. Beauty is universal. These doors have to open,” the model tells ELLE.
Michael Thompson photographed Joan for the new issue which hits newsstands on December 17th. Read more quotes on ELLE.com
In the Spirit – Following up its Christmas campaign, H&M releases a new trend guide made especially for the holiday season featuring gift suggestions. Top models Joan Smalls and Hana Jirickova front the new images wearing festive looks ranging from cozy sweaters and knits to seasonal red dresses.
Autumn Deluxe – With a collection featuring art deco-inspired details and monochromatic prints, the fall 2013 campaign from Hugo Boss’ Boss line stars top models Anja Rubik and Joan Smalls lounging in a minimal setting. Photographed by Tom Munro, the duo poses in a New York studio wearing a mix of feminine frocks and sharp tailoring.
Romantic Edge – Joan Smalls is the latest model to be enlisted for one of H&M’s many style books. This time, the Puerto Rican beauty stars in the fashion retailer’s “Romantic Edge” shoot featuring graphic black and white looks with lace detailing. In the sunny images, Joan poses in a garden setting wearing youthful styles ranging from casual denim to feminine sheer.
Joan in Givenchy – Joan Smalls attended the 20th Annual Cinema Against AIDS Gala in Cannes yesterday wearing a look from Givenchy’s fall 2013 collection. The top model wore an evening dress in skin tulle embroidered with multicolour flower sequins. The look was paired with black organza embroidered sweater, black cable belt and black nappa leather sandals from the label.
Joan in Pucci – Attending the premiere of “Cleopatra” at the 66th Annual Cannes Film Festival earlier today, model Joan Smalls looked stunning in an Emilio Pucci dress from the label’s pre-fall 2013 collection. The Puerto Rican model wore the powder pink lace and chiffon long-sleeve gown with a crystal encrusted belt and strappy heels.
Model Glamour – Yesterday, we recapped star style at the 2013 Met Gala and now here’s a look at what some of our favorite models wore. Beauties including Kate Upton, Coco Rocha, Miranda Kerr, Karlie Kloss, Liu Wen, Cara Delevingne, Gisele Bundchen, Heidi Klum, Jourdan Dunn, Joan Smalls, Constance Jablonski and more attended fashion’s big night in designer names. Check out our slideshow below of the models’ looks.
Transmission – Photographer John Paul Pietrus captures Puerto Rican fashion model Joan Smalls for the latest edition of Modern Weekly China. Clad in Alexander Wang, Balmain, Lanvin, Tom Ford and more as selected by stylist Maher Jridi, the 24 year-old is absolutely smoking on set. / Hair by Danilo, Make-up by Christopher Ardoff
Joan in the City – Joan Smalls is the April cover girl of Vogue Russia, looking chic in black and white tuxedo jackets and evening wear styles photographed by Richard Bush (Trouble Management). The model wears looks from the likes of Saint Laurent, Dior, Balmain and Lanvin styled by Sarah Richardson (Trouble Management). For beauty, hair stylist Franco Gobbi and makeup artist Mathias van Hooff give Joan a look of pure glamour. / Manicure by Julie Kandalec @ Bryan Bantry
The New Icons – H&M taps leading models Daphne Groeneveld, Liu Wen, Lindsey Wixson and Joan Smalls for a new collection inspired by their personalities and style, “The New Icons”. The outing features pre-summer apparel and accessories, and will hit stores at the beginning of April.