Let’s see. Vogue Italia?. Check. Vogue Australia?. Check. Vogue Japan?. Check. Vogue Turkey? Vogue Brazil? Check. Check. Joan Smalls is solidifying her number one status by steadily working her way through all nineteen international editions of Vogue Magazine, adding Vogue Turkey (December 2012) and Vogue Brazil (January 2013) to her ever growing list.
Could one (or all) of the big three — Vogue UK, Vogue Paris, and Vogue US — be not too far behind?
Lensed by photographer Cüneyt Akeroglu, and styled by Ece Sukan, Joan’s Vogue Turky cover features the Puerto Rican model donning a black and gold brocade number from Dolce & Gabbana’s Fall 2012 collection.
Inside the magazine, a fresh faced Joan dons high end looks from designer labels such as Vivienne Westwood, Blumarine, and Giles among others. The solid background of the editorial, and the relatively simple styling, allow Joan’s beauty to shine, and the designer fashion to take center stage.
For her January 2013 turn as cover girl for Vogue Brazil, Joan shows off her more sultry side, smoldering in Animale, and Brazilian label Patricia Viera.
Against a beach set backdrop, with photography by Henrique Gendre, Joan rocks wavy hair, and a very on trend deep plum lip. She also sports several vacation ready looks, featuring soft, silky fabrics, deep hues of gold and rust, all complemented by classic accents of black and white.
While 2012 has been an exceptional year for Joan, it’s already looking like 2013 will be even better for her. Many have doubted her possible longevity in the fashion industry, but it’s clear Joan’s determined to prove them all wrong.
It’s rare these days to see an actual model on the cover of Vogue US, but maybe Miss Smalls is just the person Anna Wintour’s willing to make an exception for.