The cover of Vogue Australia in May, the cover of Vogue Italia in March, and a much-buzzed-about W cover in July — it's been a busy couple months for Joan Smalls. So busy, in fact, that the Puerto Rican-born soon-to-be supermodel told us she'd be spending this year's birthday on a plane. "Lately it has been a whole lot of working, to then getting a flight," Smalls said. "Today is another one of those days."
All that hard work is surely paying off. Not only was Smalls recently revealed as the face of the Fall 2012 Fendi campaign, but in the aforementioned issue of W, Smalls was also dubbed a "new face of fashion" (along with industry darling Karlie Kloss). It's a title she's not taking lightly, especially in light of her birthday. "My biggest wish is that my W cover sells out this month," Smalls said.
Here's hoping that wish comes true. In honor of Smalls's 24th birthday — and what promises to be a very stellar year — a look at some of the model's chicest style moments as of late.