feature: ‘teen spirit’ – willow smith covers id magazine’s pre-fall 2015 issue

August 10, 2015

Willow Smith is iD Magazine’s new cover star! The AFROPUNK Paris alum features in a striking editorial by photographer Tyrone Lebon for the magazine’s ‘Teen Spirit’ issue, interviewed for the new release by writer Hattie Collins – who describes Smith as an “interesting mind […] less concerned with self-involved selfies and more about pushing the female and African-American agenda.” The young performer tells Collins, “I feel that right now what our generation needs is to do the art that’s in our hearts.” Adding: “Do it to the fullest and try to help other people find out that thing that makes them happy. The more people that are doing what’s in their hearts, the more that heart vibration is going to start spreading around the world, and the more people will start thinking, “Wow, maybe McDonalds isn’t what I should be eating, maybe the way they’re teaching me in school is depressing me, maybe I should be climbing trees and meditating more than I should be listening to my teachers telling me that everything I’m doing is wrong.” Explore below.   

By Alexander Aplerku, AFROPUNK Contributor



Photographer: Tyrone Lebon
Stylist: Julia Sarr-Jamois (Fashion Editor)
Hair: Marcia Hamilton
Make-up: Steven Aturo