“From the hard time living ’til the Chelsea days,
From when her hair was sweet blonde ’til the day it turned grey
You’ve got more than money and sense, my friend,
You’ve got heart and you go in your own way”
– Noah And The Whale, ‘Life Goes On’
One of my favourite things in the world is unbrushed hair. Pairing it with a super-sharp blazer from Warehouse and a lime playsuit from a street stall in Bangkok? Not quite sure. I whip my hair, nonetheless.
Willow Smith is my favourite. Her loco romper, glove, and slouch boot outfit was also my favourite AMA ensemble since she paired it with a lemon and sunshine yellow ruffled harness that is now causing quite a stir. Apparently the custom-made armpiece is a ripoff of a Mother of London design. Uh oh.
While Mother of London harnesses are styled a little too kinky for a ten year old to wear, the duplicated design is pulled off with that hair-whipping ease we love her for. This, unfortunately, doesn’t make it okay. Mother of London designer Mildred von Hildegard has been quoted as saying “I’m disappointed and saddened that this will negatively impact my business. My original design is now recognized in the mass media as someone else’s work, and it’s very hurtful on both a personal and professional levels. I hope this can be resolved, and I wish nothing but the best to Willow.”
Since Willow’s usual stylist Mariel Haenn was unavailable to style the mini-Smith on the night of the AMAs, the stylist to blame is being kept under wraps. Haenn said “…to be honest I have no idea who ‘styled’ her or the designer. Wish I did. I don’t ask my clients who they used when I’m not available.”
Never have I seen a nine-year-old so fly. After making the rounds at Milan Fashion Week with her gorgeous mother Jada, today Willow Smith has cemented her status in the fashion pack with the video release for her single “Whip My Hair“.
Likely to have been styled by Mariel Haenn – who is Willow and Rihanna’s personal stylist – the video is a total knockout with makeup artistry, hair paintbrushes, nail art that Minx and Wah would cry over, and attitude to rival Beyonce. There’s even a dancing baby. Video below. View Post