We met supermodel Joan Smalls on her recent visit to India for the launch of W Goa. The 28-year-old Puerto Rican who has been featured on the Forbes list of the world’s highest-paid models is a regular on the Victoria’s Secret runway and the face of Estée Lauder. She gave us a peek into her travel style.


Travel Gear

I always take my vitamin pack that’s loaded with biotin, vitamin C, moringa, and Probiotics. I like to travel with a book—right now I’m reading The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle.


Vacation Recall

The last vacation I took was to Bora Bora where I stayed at the St Regis.The hotel’s Lagoon Restaurant had the most delicious truffle mashed potatoes that I still crave.


Joan Smalls
StRegis, Bora Bora.


The Essentials

I’m an island girl and like holidaying at tropical places close to the water. Nature calms me and refuels my soul; being outdoors and engaging in water sports gives me the adrenaline rush I need.


Wellness Follow-Up

Never go to sleep with make-up on, it’ll clog your pores. After washing your face, try using witch hazel as an astringent. Always use a moisturiser; I apply a light one during the day and a heavier formula at night.


Supermodel Joan Smalls.
Supermodel Joan Smalls.


The Quirks

I have a thing for collecting money from the places that I’ve travelled and keep it in a beautiful Indian wood box.


The Regulars

Rag & Bone has a great selection of jeans and leather pants and Gianvito Rossi has very sexy and comfortable high heels. I also love Calvin Klein men’s crew neck shirts in white or grey.