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Happy 1K Post: Brown Beauty Tuesday: Joan Smalls

17 December 2013
Still jet-lagged from my trip to America, and basically staying up until 5am in the morning, I nearly squealed in delight when I opened my tablet to the new issue of Elle to see Joan Smalls on the cover. I was like a groupie, a junkie in fact, skimming through the pages to read what she was up to since her infamous or shall I say famous photo shoot in Dazed and Confused Magazine where Joan took her racy photographic turn as Eve, as in Adam and Eve, a little over a year ago.

The term supermodel was coined by the 80s-90s glamazons Naomi Campbell, Linda Evangelista, Claudia Schiffer, and Christy Turlington for the heights of which many models have tried to reach, but have fallen short until now.

The new girl to beat since Kate Moss's hayday is none other than Puerto Rican born Joan Smalls. Joan has been rated the #1 model in the world by and is the 8th highest paid model in the world according to Forbes.

Joan was discovered by THE model whisperer and Givenchy creative director, Riccardo Tischi, when this then 22 year old had traveled to Paris to beat the pavement for jobs. When he saw her in the sea of girls who showed up for model casting for a couture show, 'her perfect features' stood. He knew then that she'd be a star and he would be the one to set it shooting.

Since that fateful day, Joan has gone to star in many high fashion couture runway shows and has found herself being one of the most booked models during Fashion Week. She has graced the covers of Vogue UK, Elle, W Magazine and GQ to name a few. And she is the first Latina to ever land the title of global beauty ambassador in the history of  Estee Lauder.

Elle has dubbed her the new movement in fashion to be all encompassing when it pertains to ethnicity. Showing the world that fashion represent us all.

GET THE LOOK: Winter beauty trends:

Get The Look, Joan Small

1. Pearl Creamy Liner, Skinfood, $8
2. Smooth Hold Sensational Effects Eyeshadow, Lancome, $19
3. Coral Orange, Nirvana Mineral Makeup, $9
4. Tiger Eye, Iman Luxury Eyeshadow, $8
5. Waterproof Mascara, Sephora |Collection, $12
6. Reddish Brown 70 Blush, Makeup Forever, $21
7. Hoochie Liptar ,OCC Cosmetics, $14
8. Nightmoth Lipliner, MAC Cosmetics, $15
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