Some of Joan Smalls' favourite things

We caught up with the model backstage at Etro...


By Amy Lawrenson

Joan Smalls is having a great fashion month so far. 'My first show at New York was Prabal Gurung, he's a close friend and I opened the show for him,' she told me.


'We knew each other before our careers picked up and it's great to see each other's successes. The princess [Kate Middleton] wore one of his dresses recently,' she told me proudly.


Despite the highs, fashion month is draning. 'I have been exercising for 30 minutes everyday in Milan to stay fit. I do interval training - cardio, weights and training using my own body weight for resistance'.

To keep her 'immune system up' and her hair in tip-top condition she's been taking multi-vitamins and biotin. Joan is also taking Viviscal, the cult hair strengthening tablets that loads of the models on the circuit have been popping to keep their hair strong through all the styling.

'I'm into my fourth month of taking them, it takes about six months to notice a real difference'.

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