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They may be the children of Jada and Will Smith but both Willow and Jaden have found their own lane in the business. They have both found their place in pop culture with them being only 15 (Willow) and 18 (Jaden) they are pretty wise beyond their years. The brother and sister duo cover the September Issue of Interview Magazine where they are styled in everything from Hood By Air, Alexander Wang, Rick Owens, Burberry, and more designers than most of us have in our closets. What also makes this cover special is their in-depth interview with Pharrell Williams who is a well-known style icon, producer and songwriter. In the interview with Interview Magazine they discuss their inspirations, their chemistry together, and how they deal with the fact that they’ve always been “famous.”
Here’s an excerpt from the interview below:
"PHARRELL: Do you guys ever feel any generational divide when you have a conversation with older folks?
WILLOW: Oh, definitely. It seems like they don't understand our thought process. Or, like, things have happened in the past that they're still mad about. We want to accept them and move forward. I mean, I can definitely see things that have happened in the past that they're holding on to and things that are happening right now that bog them down, but this generation wants to transcend them.
PHARRELL: It would be cool if they would remember when they were teenagers what the generational divide was then. Except that the generational divide is much more blunt at this time. You guys grew up online. Part of your life is on social media. And when they look at it as just something to do, they don't realize that they also essentially live online. They don't realize that their phone has replaced their wallet.
WILLOW: Yep. I know so many kids who literally are, like, Instagram-famous. They have done nothing but post pictures on Instagram. And they have followings. People love to see them in person, but it's only because they post on their Instagram. It's literally crazy. Kids will paint a picture of themselves that is so far beyond who they actually are. It's like they're wearing someone else's skin."
Read the full interview here.