“A sleek jumpsuit will streamline your look.”
“An elegant cape is my new-season must-buy.”
and an ear cuff add
a modern edge to head-to-toe black.”
Jada Pinkett Smith wears dress by Dion Leecredits
Photograph: Chris Colls
If I had any doubts about asking Jada Pinkett Smith to star on the cover of The EDIT ’s superheroes issue, they disappeared when I read this quote from the actress in our exclusive interview: “Even though you look and go, ‘Women have so many opportunities,’ it’s like, ‘Yeah, but at what cost?’ Are women valued for being women, or for when they have more masculine qualities? Men and women encompass both female and masculine energies, but it seems like when the feminine is present, it’s not respected.” Personally, I admire Pinkett Smith’s strength, mentally and physically (she looks nothing short of incredible in our shoot on page 8); her fortitude in her career; her open, loving approach to her family. And I believe she is stronger because of her femininity, not despite it.
She has previously been described as an ‘alpha woman’, variously understood to mean a dominant female who is strong and confident, powerful, intelligent and a hard worker. I would add passionate, brave and caring. A heroic combination.
jennifer dickinson, editor