It is Sunday afternoon, I have just finished my sunday beast (a.k.a sunday dinner/roast dinner) and finished the UK TV series The Face: Season 1(I never heard of it until last week when i stumbled across it looking through on demand and i call my self a fashion student #disgraceful). Anyway Long story cut short Naomi Campbell was a mentor and she had the winning model who became the face of Maxfactor. Watching this made me realise how much i LOVE AND IDOLISE Naomi, the way she gracefully struts down the catwalk, the fierce ultimate boss b***h and the face that is globally recognised.
Naomi Campbell was born in May 1970, at the fragile age of 15 is when the world saw this Otherworldly goddess strike a pose. Campbell were and still is branded a SUPERMODEL. Fun fact in the 90’s Naomi was 1 of the 5 Supermodels that was around.
She was the first ever black woman to be featured on the French Vogue at the energetic age of 18. Not only that but the Campbell effect Dispersed into the atmosphere and her GORGEOUS face was everwhere(YASSS GAWD). Breaking records and also becoming the First Black Woman to be on the cover of TIME magazine, Russian Vogue and British Vogue.
Today the Queen has graced over 500 magazine covers expressing her longevity.
Not only has she got Magazine covers under her statement belt(lets say a Versace belt), But her beauty, Amazing straight talking personaility has erupted onto many Fashion campaigns such as Prada, Burberry , Yves Saint Laurent, Christian Dior and Chanel just to name a few.
The way she walks down the runway looking so vulnerable yet so very strong is absolutely divine. What i love in particular about her runway strut is at the front of the runway, the final stance, the stance that paints a thousand pictures, the stance that SCREAMS warrior queen ready to take on the world.
Personally for me, I would say Miss Campbell’s biggest career moment would be the fact that she worked with the Courageous soul Nelson Mandela and then he later named Naomi Hishonorary granddaughter for her endless activisim work.
- Established Fashion for Relief
- We love Brazil
- Live Earth
- AIDS LIFE
Just to name a few.
Why I find her so inspirational:
I didn’t really know much about fashion before i started my degree but i always knew who Naomi was(who wouldn’t). But recently I have become so transfixed with feminism and equality and Naomi’s name and face was all over in my research. I love the way she carries herself not just in fashion but in general life, she just has this goddess like essence about her, but in popular culture whatever she does, Naomi pefectly showcases her BEAUTIFUL aura, vulnerabilty, attitude and proud woman characteristics. Everything about Naomi is perfect and i Love Love Love her diva attitude especially when she stands for something she believes in(snaps fingers).
I hope one day when i become successful in the Fashion Industry that i can proudly say i was in the same room as Naomi Campbell, thats when i will know i’ve made it.