Joan Smalls is our model of the moment.
After blazing on the scene walking 16 shows during Mercedes Benz Fashion Week in New York City, and landing multiple Vogue covers, the Puerto Rican native has been on everyone's radar.
The model is featured in the fashion magazine bible for a story titled “Short Order" that boasted the following description: "With mercury rising, so too hemlines, as shorts are fast becoming a city wardrobe staple.” Joan was photographed by Steven Meisel for the Vogue US May 2012 spread.
Aside from showcasing a bevy of runway looks via Miu Miu and Nina Ricci, the unmistakable talking point in the gorgeous photos is the over the top "natural" hair.
Could the recent attention to the natural hair be in direct correlation to Viola Davis ditching her wigs and weaves for the Oscars red carpet? May be a stretch, but we are glad natural hair is making it high fashion.
Step away from the flatiron and check out the stunning photos of the leggy Joan Smalls in the gallery above.