Chanel has expanded the concept of beauty by choosing young celebrity, Willow Smith, as the brand’s newest ambassador.
“It’s not every day that a 15 year-old black girl with dreads gets elected to be the Chanel ambassador,” she recently said in an interview about how she feels about being the ambassador of Chanel.
“I know a lot of girls that look like me feel that they’re not beautiful and feel like they don’t have a place in the media or a place in the world.”
“I want them to know that’s not true, and if you’re confident and you love yourself then everything you see, your perception, will start to change and you’ll see things differently. I want to show those girls that might not think they’re beautiful but they are.”
Miss Smith being the youngest ambassador for Chanel is the coolest thing ever. Willow explained that her upbringing has impacted her sense of personal style and creativity: “I would throw on crazy things which just didn’t go together and my Mom would be like ‘are you sure you want to do that?! It’s your decision if you want to do that.’ At a young age we were taught that it’s ok to dress however you want and express yourself” she said.
“It’s not what anyone else thinks about you, it’s what you think about yourself.”