Joan Smalls for Michael Kors Spring Summer 2017 campaign

Joan Smalls for Michael Kors Spring Summer 2017 campaign

“The combination of strength and femininity was at the core of the collection, and Joan Smalls was the perfect embodiment of that spirit” says Michael Kors of his campaign starring the Puerto Rican beauty.

Smalls shines in spring’s floral prints accessorized with white-hot bags and belts lensed by renowned photographer Mario Testino. As one of the world’s most in-demand models, Joan Smalls needs no introduction. A campaign superstar and runway favourite,the 28-year-old’s chameleon-like beauty has also made her a highly coveted face outside the fashion industry, working across everythingfrom presenting gigs to cameos in high-profile music videos (hello, Beyoncé). We took five with the Puerto Rican beauty to talk style, fitness and testament that she’s a woman after our own hearts – where to snag the best piña colada in her home country.

Joan Smalls for Michael Kors Spring Summer 2017 campaign

Here some highlights from her interview for DestinationKors

What is the most memorable Michael Kors runway show that you’ve walked in?
The first show I ever walked for MK was memorable because I had always wanted to walk in his show. He’s such an American  staple of fashion, and I’ve always admired his work.
Michael Kors Collection Spring 2017 had many facets to it: from ‘80s style power suiting to ‘70s florals. Which is more your style?
The power suit, hands down. It’s a classic piece and women always look so chic and sexy in a suit.

Joan Smalls for Michael Kors Spring Summer 2017 campaign

Who do you look up to and why?
I look up to people who are ambitious and anyone who follows their dream and makes it a reality.
What is the best style advice you’ve ever been given?
To always be yourself and never dull it down.
Where is your favorite destination in Puerto Rico?
Oceano restaurant in San Juan has really delicious local food with a twist of elegance. Parrot Club in old San Juan has really good piña coladas and great food as well.
If you could swap lives with someone for a day, who would it be and why?
A monk, most likely. I would love to feel at complete peace and experience enlightenment, with no worries.

What’s your favorite workout?

Muay Thai kickboxing. It’s a martial art that empowers you.

Photos via www.michaelkors.com , Fashion gone rogue