Taking centre stage on the new issue of W magazine April cover are the new generation of talent, the beautiful young starlets; Kiernan Shipka, Zendaya and Willow Smith. These young ladies are pushing through as the next biggest stars in fashion, film and entertainment. In this amazing feature the ‘Dream Teens’, the wise-beyond-their-years trio talk about their careers so far, their biggest movie crushes and their love for fashion. This has to be one of our favorite covers, read more below.
At just 15-years-old there’s no question Willow Smith is on the right path to success. The songstress who began her pop career with hit Whip My Hair in 2011 revealed that she is inspired by her mother Jada Pinkett. ‘When she was on tour with Ozzfest, she was very raunchy. I loved watching her onstage.’ Willow who is now the new face of Chanel, signed with IMG models last year, described the photos on her bedroom wall- ‘I have John Lennon. I have a bunch of Hindu posters that are more like tapestries. And I have Tupac. He’s a tapestry, too.’
19 year old Zendaya, rocked a blonde short hairstyle paired with a deep berry lipstick posing in a sultry shot wearing a long sequined gown. The Oakland-born teen spilled her movie crushes. ‘In the non-weirdest way possible, Johnny Depp! Leonardo DiCaprio! Idris Elba! I have talent crushes. ‘My room used to be full of Michael Jackson posters. Now I have a poster from the musical The Band Wagon.’ hinting at her maturing taste with her admiration of the 1953 Fred Astaire flick.
The Disney star shared one of her favorite moments, when Mattel made a Barbie that resembled her last year. She explained: ‘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. Now all little girls can have a Barbie that looks like them. My Barbie is in a box. I never let anyone touch her.’ The former Shake It Up star revealed that she never played with Barbies when she was a child because ‘They didn’t look like me.’ Well there you go, now she has one that looks exactly like her.