Naomi Campbell Shows Off Her Natural Hair

Naomi Campbell took to social media to “Bare It All”

Via PageSix

Naomi Campbell is one of the world’s top models and is rarely caught without a full glam squad.

However, on Sunday the icon, 48, posted a photo on Instagram that revealed a rare look at her behind-the-scenes beauty. “Bare it all,” Campbell captioned a wig-free selfie.

Known for her hip-grazing shiny straight hair, Campbell showed off her natural hair in braids and did not wear makeup in the picture. Fans immediately flooded the comments with compliments. “Queen @naomi, I’ve never been prouder of you. Thanks for sharing this stunning realness!” one person wrote.

“Set it free,” another said.

Last week, Campbell was announced as the new face of cosmetics company Nars. The campaign is her first as the spokesmodel for a beauty company; she has previously implied that there was a racial barrier to the industry.


Cardi B Gets Her Very Own Tom Ford Lipstick Shade

Cardi B winning streak continues

There’s famous, then there’s lipstick-named-after-you famous, and Cardi B is official latter now.

Amidst a packed (and insane) New York Fashion Week, her latest buzzy moment comes by way of Tom Ford Beauty, which just revealed a lipstick shade inspired by the rapper herself.

The beauty brand unveiled the latest Lips & Boys collection backstage at its Spring/Summer 2019 show (where Cardi sat front row). As usual, the lipsticks are named after people—and Tom Ford Beauty announced a cobalt blue shade named “Cardi” on Instagram. It’s fittingly a shade made for risk-takers and bold beauty lovers.

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Last year, the Girls lipstick launches paid homage to friends and famous fans of Ford like Carine [Roitfeld], Naomi [Campbell], Dakota [Johnson], Julianne [Moore]. No word just yet on all the new lipsticks coming our way, but the assortment of shades shown include reds, corals, pinks, browns, and “nudes.”

Via Elle

Naomi Campbell Wants To Help Up and Coming Designers

Supermodel Naomi Campbell wants to help up and coming fashion designers showcase their work — without the expenses and exclusivity of fashion week.

via Page Six:

“I want to do a platform because not everyone can go to these big fashion weeks around the world and put money into showing their product,” she said at a Cannes Lions panel Wednesday, mentioning designers she’s seen in Africa. “So there has to be another way … building a platform for the young emerging designers that don’t have a way to show their work, and invite online stores to come in and see, and help them grow.”

Campbell, who organizes Fashion for Relief shows to benefit Save the Children and other charities, added: “What matters in my legacy that I leave is that I’ve done enough for models of color and diversity. That’s what kept me here for so long is that I don’t feel — I haven’t felt — that it’s right … For years [diversity] has been this afterthought and it should just be a thought along with everything else.”

Campbell’s concerned a current wave of diversity in fashion could be fleeting.

“It can’t be a trend,” she said. “It can’t go backwards again. We have to stay and keep going forwards. That’s my worry.”

She recalled a time in her career when she was rejected by French Vogue because they had never put a black woman on the cover. She said she went to Yves Saint Laurent, who threatened to pull ads, and she landed the cover in 1988.

“My life has been a challenge, but I’ve loved that. I’ve used that to drive me,” she said. “I’ve never played a victim to any of this. It gives me energy to say ‘OK, that didn’t happen that way, I’ll find another way.’”

She also tackled pay disparity in an unusual circumstance. “When I did Playboy they said, ‘She can’t get the same money as Cindy Crawford,’” Campbell recalled. “My lawyer said, ‘Why?’ And they said, ‘because Naomi’s t–s are smaller.’ I was like, ‘So what? I’m built differently.’”

GLOW Girl GLOW! Im here for it 💟💟

Naomi Campbell Will Be Honored with 2018 CFDA Fashion Icon Award

Naomi Campbell has been a fashion icon for decades, but in 2018 she’ll officially be recognized by the Council of Fashion Designers of America

via Complex:

On Thursday, the Council of Fashion Designers of America announced Campbell would receive the highly coveted Fashion Icon Award at the June 4 CFDA Awards in Brooklyn. The legendary model expressed her gratitude for the honor, as well as all the support she’s received from the American fashion industry.

“It is truly an honor to be recognized by the CFDA with this year’s Fashion Icon Award,” she said in a statement to the CFDA. “Being from London, my personal style has always been tremendously influenced by both the dynamic, ever-changing nature of street culture and the music scene. I grew up in this industry and I’m forever grateful to the iconic American fashion designers who have supported me and celebrated me throughout my career.”

Nearly a decade after she made her first “public appearance” in Bob Marley’s 1978 “Is This Love” music video, Campbell landed a contract with Synchro Model Agency at the age of 15. She would go onto become one of the most recognizable faces in the industry, appearing on runways for Chanel, Versace, Valentino, and Victoria’s Secret. She was also the first black model to appear on the covers of Vogue Russia and France as well as Time magazine.

“From enfant prodige to Goddess of Fashion,” CFDA Chairwoman Diane von Furstenberg said. “Naomi represents beauty, activism and joie de vivre.”

Previous Fashion Icon Award recipients include Rihanna, Pharrell, Beyoncé, and Lady Gaga.

Naomi should’ve been honored with this distinction YEARS ago , wayyyt before any of the above named just to be real. She’s been SLAYIN sh*t FOREVA

Golden Globe’s Arrivals and Wins

Slay Queen Naomi Campbell

Danny Glover aka Childish Gambino
‘Atlanta’ Wins Best Comedy Series at the 2017 Golden Globe Awards

Statement! Olivia Culpo

Issa Rae is glowing and gorgeous! Im so excited and happy for her 😍😍

Regina King

CONGRATS to Tracee Ellis Ross for winning the Golden Globe for Best Actress in a Comedy Series!

My Sista Janelle Monae

Angela Bassett

Karrueche Tran

Thandie Newton

Kerry Washington #First48

Travante Rhodes
‘Moonlight’ Wins Best Drama Motion Picture at the 2017 Golden Globe Awards

Viola Davis Wins Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture for ‘Fences’

Willow Smith Stuns Us All In Astounding Vogue Paris Shoot

Ummm where are the locs? 🙄🙄🙄


Willow Smith is looking very fierce honey and absolutely gorgeous in the December 2016/January 2017 issue of Vogue Paris. What i immediately noticed was that she ditched her trademark freeform locs for a sleek look and is giving us serious ‘Young Naomi Campbell Or Tyra Banks‘ vibes.


Photographers: Inez Van Lamsweerde & Vinoodh Matadin



Naomi Campbell Proves Why She’s Still Number 1 in Paper Magazine

Naomi wears a dress by Viktor&Rolf Haute Couture

Naomi is HANDS DOWN my favorite model and im sure if you look up SLAY in the dictionary youll see her FACE. She’s been killing the game since 1986 (thats all my life)…. and she dont look a day over 30.

Via Paper Magazine
Asking Naomi Campbell about beauty is a bit like asking Picasso about painting or the Pope about prayer: Where does one even begin? For the last three decades — she appeared on her first magazine cover at 16 in 1986 — Naomi has been the face, the body and the attitude of nearly every recognizable moment and image in fashion. She was the first black model on the September issue of Vogue and the first ever on the cover of Vogue Paris. The supermodel era may have come and gone, but Naomi’s position at the Everest peak of the industry has survived. Anyone privileged enough to sit front row (or fifth for that matter) at a fashion show can attest to the Naomi Effect — that of being rendered in utter rapture by the simple act of watching her walk, the force and grace as yet unmatched by any other. Even Beyoncé was compelled to pay homage in her song “Get Me Bodied,” rallying women all over the world to “walk across the room like Naomi Campbell!”


While the world might be in awe of her beauty, Naomi herself is less concerned with surface-level beauty than in surrounding herself with people who are beautiful inside and out. “They are not showy, but sincere,” she says. “They are loyal and honest and there with you throughout, being themselves and being true. Pure.” They are some of the highest-flying names in fashion and film: The designer Riccardo Tisci, the director Lee Daniels and the Versace family, among others, are all friends that she talks about with a level of affection you would normally find between close family members. It is these relationships that have buoyed her through the highs and occasional lows of a career writ large in an industry not necessarily known for its kindness and loyalty.

She had a chance to consider these and other aspects of her personal and professional life with the release of her two-volume book, aptly titled Naomi Campbell, earlier this summer. More collectible art piece than standard coffee table fashion tome, Volume 1 features a limited edition cover designed by artist Allen Jones. Volume 2 includes an extensive autobiography; not surprisingly, Naomi says it wasn’t the fabulous clothes or the iconic images that touched her most, but the bonds she still has with the people in those photographs and behind the camera. “Those memories to me are so beautiful,” she says. “And all of the friendships I’ve somehow managed to maintain,” she adds, not the least bit wistfully.

But the book’s work of considering her past does not keep her from seeing what’s next in the industry. When it comes to the new class of designers, models and artists who now look to Naomi for guidance and encouragement the way she did as a younger model, she takes a pay-it-forward approach: “If a young model asks me for advice or if I can help them, I will. I’m very much supportive of young artists, young photographers, young models. There is nothing wrong with sharing; I think you should. And I never do it expecting anything in return.” Working intimately with designers over the decades has given her an unequaled eye for who has what it takes. On her short list? New York designer Brandon Maxwell, whom she accompanied to the CFDA Awards (he was the Swarovski Womenswear winner) and wore to her birthday party in May — what better endorsement? — as well as Brazilian Pedro Lourenço, who is reimagining the lingerie brand La Perla.

But as unflinchingly supportive as she is of the community that has made her an icon, Naomi, like the rest of us, can’t ignore the sea changes upending the industry at present. As more and more is demanded of creative people, there is less and less time and freedom to create. “For shoots, we used to have these amazing trips, and now it’s just get there and start, in and out,” she says. “Time is just… shorter.” But that doesn’t mean she can’t meet the challenges that our current moment demands. “I still have to deliver my end of the stick, and I love what I do and the enthusiasm is the same,” she adds.


In the last few years, Naomi has taken that signature enthusiasm from the photographer’s set to the film set, in scene-stealing roles on Lee Daniels’ runaway hit Empire, where she played conniving fashion designer Camilla Marks, and Ryan Murphy’s horror campfest American Horror Story, as a magazine editor who meets a bloody end. And that’s also not to mention her work producing and hosting the woefully short-lived model competition series The Face, which ran in US, UK and Australian editions, all between 2013 and 2014. Although the model-to-actress path has historically been fraught with peanut gallery naysayers, her turns on these (admittedly over-the-top) series were roundly embraced. “Models used to get a hard time when they wanted to cross over into something else. And to be so supported, I really didn’t think that would happen,” she says of her recent television work. “I feel very blessed for the opportunity to be able to express myself in a different way.”

It’s no surprise that the moving camera loves Naomi just as much as the still one, and that audiences are responding in kind. Speaking of moving, this summer also saw her appear in the stunning video for “Drone Bomb Me,” by Anohni. In the clip, which was art-directed by Tisci, Naomi is brought to tears on camera while sitting motionless in a chair, lip-syncing the artist’s bleakly poetic lyrics about violence, death and hopelessness. She is absolutely riveting and has perhaps never been more beautiful. But how does someone so full of life and love get to a place like that? “I used past experiences to get there, to imagine if I was living in a place that was having drones and bombs dropped on me,” she says. “I just tried to go to that place, because I had to deliver.” It’s a far cry from George Michael’s “Freedom! ’90” video, which starred Naomi along with her supermodel friends, cementing them all in the pop-culture pantheon at the dawn of that decade. Taken together, these two vastly different pieces of musical film starring Naomi at different points of her life and career show the depth of story and experience of one of the most captivating personalities in fashion, a body of work that is nothing short of drop-dead gorgeous.


Fashion Assistants: Tasha Arguile, Daniel Spellman, and Sierra Smith

Hair: Cyndia Harvey

Hair Assistant: Jennifer Lil Buckley

Makeup: Alex Babsky

Nails: Nickie Rhodes-Hill

Digital Tech: Matt Coats

1st Photographer Assistant: Adam Kaniowski

2nd Photographer Assistant: Lars Bronseth

Naomi Campbell Then, Now and Always
text by Christopher Barnard / photography by Paola Kudacki / styling by Jason Rembert