W Magazine assembled a trio of cool teens for its April cover. Zendaya Coleman, Mad Men’s Kiernan Shipka and Willow Smith are all serving face and redefining what it means to be young, stylish and free-spirited. They each personify what the magazine describes as a “low-key attitude.”
In her interview, Chanel’s newest ambassador Willow, talks about the freedom she has to experiment with her style, thanks to her parents. When asked about her cover hairstyle choice, she says: “I was in my bathroom yesterday and saw some safety pins on the counter and was just like, ‘Let me stab a dread real quick.’ When I did it, I was, like, ‘Oh, this is dope.’”
Youth Spokesperson and rising fashion icon Zendaya discussed how her collaboration with Mattel came about.
“After my Oscar moment, Mattel contacted us. They specifically wanted to make a Barbie that looked like me, in my exact outfit from the Oscars. I was so excited that Barbie wanted to diversify their brand,” she told W. “Now all little girls can have a Barbie that looks like them. My Barbie is in a box. I never let anyone touch her.”
For more Zendaya and Willow snag your copy of the issue on newsstands in a couple weeks.