It’s hard to deny Willow and Jaden Smith’s impact upon the fashion and music world. And as the duo have recently hit 15 and 18, they’ve now revealed how Will and Jada’s relaxed attitude towards parenting has contributed to their success.
In an interview with Interview magazine, Willow describes how their interest in fashion began from an early age - but that despite their “rambunctious" clothing choices, her mum would “totally accept it”:
“When we were younger … we would wear the craziest things,” she explains.
“Jaden would only wear his Spider Man costume. I would freaking mismatch every single shirt and pants [trousers] in my closet.”
And this was still allowed by Will and Jada as the two got older:
“When we were old enough to start dressing ourselves, my mom was like, ‘Are you sure you want to go out like that?’ And me and Jaden would be like, ‘You know what? Yes.’”
Willow said that she owes much of her boldness to this.
“I feel like that’s where most of our confidence comes from,” she said.
“Because we weren’t told, ‘Oh, you don’t look good in that. You look crazy. People are gonna think this about you.’
“Like, obviously, that was going to be happening regardless, but it wasn’t like that ruled what we did or the choices that we made.”
Jaden totally agreed, even saying that they were both “cooler” before people began to analyse what they did.
“Nobody knows that Willow and I were much, much cooler before,” he said.
“Like, before people were looking at the things that we were doing, we were so much more, like, method with fashion. We really went all the way.
“We went the extra mile on everything because there was no one looking at us.”
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