April 30, 2016 - by Carissa Moore

Create Yourself

“After all of this crap going on in my life, and I had to sit down and say, ‘who are you? On a real note. Are you this or this?'” She grasps the tables salt and pepper shakers, one in each hand, for comparison’s sake. “During that time of figuring it out, I was lost and super insecure. But then I stopped trying to find myself in these other inanimate objects, people and ideas. I realized it isn’t about finding yourself-it’s about creating yourself.”

Her sartorial expressions seem to be an inextricable extension of that creation- and they are anything but superficial. “I have some cool shoes on and I wear crazy eyeliner, but it’s really all about emulating the colors you feel inside,” she reveals. “A lot of clothes are cute, but after you buy the Yeezy shoes, after you get your hair done with a weave, you’re still the same person. I feel like more and more kids are starting to realize this.”

– Willow Smith… Teen Vogue May 2016