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19 Times Zadie Smith Was The Epitome Of Brains And Beauty

When a beautiful mind meets a beautiful wardrobe.

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1. When she was like, "Hello, I got my first book deal when I was 22 and I'm flawless."

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2. When she was like, "I can effortlessly compose an outfit and eloquently express the paradox of the human condition."

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3. When she was like, "I love this dress almost as much as I love subverting genre expectations!"

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4. When she was like, "Am I a Bond girl? No, no. That's just my husband, award-winning poet Nick Laird. We met at Cambridge."

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5. When she was like, "A model? No, no. I'm just our last remaining hope for the future of fiction."

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6. When she was like, "Why, of course I can rock a shawl, a sequined dress, and a medal from the New York Public Library. My debut novel sold over a million copies."

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7. When she was like, "Oh, sure, I just beat Hilary Mantel and Ali Smith for a major literary award. But let's take a moment to appreciate my impeccable sense of color coordination."

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8. When she was like, "Am I carrying my Orange Prize around? No, that's just my killer statement clutch."

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9. When she was like, "I know, it's a bit awkward for me to be this preternaturally stylish and to have written multiple literary masterpieces, I know. But you'll have to deal."

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10. When she was like, "Oh, that glimmer on my skin? No, no, that's not lotion; that's just the glow from my exceptionally-high IQ."

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11. When she was like, "This outfit accentuates both my waist and my phenomenal poise in the face of resounding literary success."

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12. When she was like, "Oh this old thing? This is just my 'I have a new piece in the New Yorker' dress. I don't get that much use out of it."

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13. When she was like, "I know, pulling off yellow is so hard. Almost as hard as writing three back-to-back bestsellers in radically different narrative voices."

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14. When she was like, "'The object of the passion is just an accessory to the passion itself.' Like these shoes, which perfectly complement the rest of this ensemble."

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15. When she was like, "These are my friends Stella and Liv. I know, it's a bit mad how I, the dowdy writer, can totally outshine a fashion designer and model-slash-actress. That's just my cross to bear."

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16. When she was like, "Oh, this look just came to be in a dream one night. Like the entire plot line of On Beauty."

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17. When she and Nick were like, "Brad and Angelina who?"

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18. When she was simultaneously pregnant with the next Great Transatlantic Novel and her firstborn and she was like, "Sorry, Jonathan Franzen who? Can he walk in these heels?"

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19. When she was like, "It really can be exhausting, being a classic beauty AND the face of 21st century literature."

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Zadie Smith: Style Icon, Literary All-Star, Ultra-Babe.