Will Smith and wife Jada Pinkett Smith must be proud parents today. Their 15-year-old daughter, Willow Smith, has a new job! But she isn’t working at American Eagle in the mall, scooping ice cream at Baskin Robbins, or babysitting to earn an extra buck. No, Willow has landed a gig at Chanel as the fashion house’s newest brand ambassador.
Clearly, she’s excited. And rightly so. Working for a high-end fashion house like Chanel is the be-all and end-all for anyone hustling in the fashion world. Especially working for Chanel as a brand ambassador.
Basically, Willow will get paid to wear the latest Chanel clothes, carry the brand’s highly-coveted quilted handbags, sit front-row at Paris Fashion Week, and hang out with Karl Lagerfeld and his cat, Choupette. All while getting photographed by paparazzi while wearing her head-to-toe Chanel garb (“Oh, this old thing?”), and posting Instagram photos of her newly gifted Chanel accessories to her 1.1-million fans. Tough life.
We wonder if there was some kind of sibling rivalry going on behind the scenes, because Willow isn’t the only Smith to be scooped up by a luxury fashion brand. Her older brother, 17-year-old Jaden, is the current star of Louis Vuitton’s spring/summer 2016 print campaign, Series 4.
While Willow signed with New York-based modeling agency The Society Management (the same spot that reps Kendall Jenner) last fall, and is currently on the cover of W magazine, there’s no official word on whether or not Chanel will have her walk their next season’s runway show. Or model in any of their upcoming print campaigns. Regardless, Willow is living the fashion dream. And our 15-year-old self–oh, let’s be honest, our adult self– is kind of jealous.