Joan Smalls at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in Berlin in July 2012
Model Joan Smalls Reveals Her Summer Must-Haves & Shopping Tips
By Verky Arcos | 07/06/2012 - 15:00

Model Joan Smalls is surrounded by clothing every day (obviously). Thankfully for us, she's decided to impart her fashion wisdom so that we can all look a bit more put together. Read about her summer must-haves and shopping tips below!

What's your favorite season in terms of fashion?


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Joan Smalls W Magazine Cover, July 2012
Fashion News: Joan Smalls on ‘W’, Gisele in Vogue Brazil, and Are Jeans Wedding Attire?
By Samantha Leal | 06/26/2012 - 15:00

Time to get everything you need to know in the world of fashion. Ready? 

- Models Joan Smalls and Karlie Kloss both have their own cover for the July issue of W. (Weirdly, they both look a bit alike in the photos. No?) [Fashionologie]


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Model Joan Smalls at the HSN Special Screening of Snow White & the Huntsman
Model Joan Smalls on Growing Up: “I Had Skinny Legs. In Puerto Rico That is Not a Good Look.”
By Verky Arcos | 06/07/2012 - 15:53

Model Joan Smalls left Puerto Rico to move in with her aunt in Queens, New York and become a model -- but she still has Puerto Rican pride. Here we chat with her about her homeland, growing up, and her “skinny legs.”

Were you into fashion growing up?

“A little. I was kind of a tomboy growing up and I went to public school, so we wore uniform everyday. My only fashion trick was wearing my skirt short, and that would get me in trouble.”

Who is your style icon?


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Happy Black History Month: The 50 Most Beautiful Afro-Latinos in Hollywood!
Happy Black History Month: The 50 Most Beautiful Afro-Latinos in Hollywood!
By Lee Hernandez | 02/27/2012 - 12:59

As Black History Month comes to an end, let's take a look once more at the Afro-Latinos we named "Most Beautiful" in 2012! 

6 Afro-Latinas Who Are Changing the World!


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Joan Smalls Chanel
Joan Smalls Featured In Chanel’s Spring 2012 Campaign
By Verky Arcos | 01/20/2012 - 14:58

The beautiful Puerto Rican model, Joan Smalls has been the it girl for the high-end modeling world since getting signed to Elite Model Management in 2007. Since then, the 24-year-old has graced the runway and appeared in ad campaigns for some of fashion’s most coveted designer brands ranging from Gucci to David Yurman. In 2008, Smalls also appeared on Ricky Martin's music video for his track "It's Alright."


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CELEB STYLE POLL: Balmain
Who Wore It Best?
By Verky Arcos | 12/06/2011 - 14:00

As Latinas, we are lucky to have such beautiful diverse women in our culture, but even though we look different, we can be caught wearing the same outfits. This goes for celebs as well.


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Which Latina Should Bradley Cooper Date?
Which Latina Should Bradley Cooper Date?
By Amaris Castillo | 12/01/2011 - 17:06

At this point, we think Bradley Cooper may end up with a Latina.


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Get Adriana, Alessandra, and Joan Smalls' Angelic Look!
By Kate Sandoval | 11/30/2011 - 12:45

Did you watch last night’s Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show? Besides the star power, surprise musical guests, and amazing costumes, we couldn’t help but notice how effortlessly sexy the Angels’ hair and makeup looked. Luckily, the show’s lead makeup artist, Tom Pecheux, and lead hair stylist, Orlando Pita, shared their steps with us for recreating the looks!

To get the Angel glow:


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Alessandra & Adriana
EXCLUSIVE: Peek Inside the World of the Victoria's Secret Angels
By Verky Arcos | 11/29/2011 - 14:15

The madness was in full swing backstage before the Victoria’s Secret fashion show (airing tonight on CBS at 10PM), but we were able to sneak in a few questions for a few of our favorite Latina Angels to answer. Here’s a peek inside their world:

What is the one thing that makes you feel the most sexy?


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Joan Smalls on Being the Only Puerto Rican Victoria's Secret Angel & Loving Mofongo
By Verky Arcos | 11/29/2011 - 10:00

Every few years, a fresh-faced model takes the fashion industry by storm! 2011 has been the year of Joan Smalls; her face has launched campaigns for Gucci and Roberto Cavalli and she's been spotted strutting down the catwalk of the season’s hottest couture fashion shows like Christian Dior and Givenchy. But, even with all these bragging rights and a skyrocketing career, Smalls manages to stay humble and connected to her roots. 

Here's what she had to say to us when we caught up with her at the Victoria's Secret fashion show recently.


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