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Model Muse: Joan Smalls

December 22, 2014

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Whether on duty or off, Puerto Rican model Joan Smalls is one of the chicest dressed women in the industry.  Loved for her flawless face, imposing walk and a genuine good girl image, Ms. Smalls has garnered the attention of the fashion industry and has become a staple on the runway and red carpet.  She even made a cameo in Beyonce’s Yonce video wearing grills.  Joan also became the first Latina to nab an Estée Lauder campaign and the first woman of color to be featured in a Chanel ad.  Not only that, she was also ranked #1 by Models.com in its Top 50 Models list, earned the #8 spot of Forbes magazine’s “World’s Highest-Paid Models’ list.

This 26-year old shows no signs of slowing down with well earned accolades coming her way daily.  Joan has walked on the most elite designer catwalks.  On her impressive resume are haute couture and runway shows for Chanel, Prada, Gucci, Marc Jacobs, Tom Ford, Burberry, Lavin, Missoni, Alexander Wang, Versace, Balenciaga, Louis Vuitton, Jean Paul Gaultier, Fendi, Dior, Oscar De La Renta, and DVF.

Joan Smalls Model Muse

She has also fronted much coveted campaigns, including  Gucci, Gucci eyewear, Chanel, Fendi, Fendi eyewear, Calvin Klein jeans, Givenchy, Givenchy eyewear, Roberto Cavalli, Lacoste, Gap, Ralph Lauren, Balmain, Neiman Marcus, Woolworth S.A, Ogilvy, Next, H&M, ICB, Giambattista Valli, David Yurman, Estée Lauder, Mercedes-Benz, Barneys New York, Ports 1961, Rag & Bone, Prabal Gurung, Hugo Boss, Hugo Boss Eyewear, Tiffany & Co., Stella McCartney, Versace, Versace Eyewear, Missoni, and Missoni Eyewear.  Yea! She’s a huge deal.

Joan’s off-duty style is effortless, feminine yet a bit urban with a hint of edginess.  She never disappoints when she steps out on the red carpet, catwalk or on the street, which is what makes  her my Model Muse this week.  Above are a few of my favorite looks from Joan Smalls. Shop Joan’s style below.


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