Harper’s Bazaar tapped legendary lensman Mariano Vivanco to photograph Jada Pinkett-Smith, Willow Smith, and Adrienne Banfield-Norris for the glossy’s first-ever digital cover.
As you know, these three women are behind the viral sensation, Red Talk Table, but this was the trio’s first fashion shoot, styled by Simon Robins, and interview together. The mother, daughter, and "Gam,” as her grandchildren call Banfield-Norris, open up about the power of inter-generational conversation, keeping up appearances in the public eye, and what inspired them to create their show, in “The New American Dynasty,” penned by Niela Orr.
Jada on keeping up images and appearances in the public eye—and what inspired her to createRed Table Talk**:** “I think people are really tired of that, and see that's not working. It's not worth it. It costs too much. That, for me, is what also inspires me to share my experiences, because women who've had the courage to share their experiences with me could change my life in the biggest way, you know?”
Willow on what she’s learned from her mother and grandmother about love: “That it takes attention and work and that it's not just love. It's like diamonds ... a love is there, but then you just gotta keep nurturing it.”
Banfield-Norris on her first-ever photo shoot with HarpersBazaar.com: “They're not used to me in this world, so it's been an adjustment for my family. There's still that group that kind of looks at you like, ‘Oh, that's Jada's mom!’—I've been going through that for years, so it's all good.”
Read the full interview, "The New American Dynasty," at HarpersBazaar.com.