11/15/16 *This post has been updated to congratulate Naomi Campbell's recent Model of the Century win at the German GQ Men's Awards for her influence in the fashion industry spanning over three decades. The 46 year old super model has been modeling since she was fifteen and does not look to be slowing down at any time. She was/is a favorite of designers like Karl Lagerfeld, Azzadine Alaia and Gianni Versace, starred in a few movies and TV shows including the more recent Empire, and she had her own reality show called The Face. We won't even discuss her signature walk and how she can take absolute control over any photo, whether dressed in couture, a candid shot or even a selfie...Who is more deserving of such an award but Miss Campbell? NOBODY!
If you know anything about me, you know that I live for all things Naomi Campbell- nasty attitude and violent nature be damned lol! I personally feel like Miss Campbell is a living legend, and not for nothing seeing as though she was THE first black super model, the first black model to grace the cover of French Vogue, British Vogue and Time magazine- she also co-wrote a book called Swan, recorded an album- BabyWoman, starred in Bob Marley, Micheal Jackson and George Micheal videos and of course numerous high fashion and urban ad campaigns- remember this?
One of my favorite editorials starring Naomi is "Wild Things" shot by French photographer Jean Paul Goude (infamous for his 1980's work with Grace Jones and for helping Kim Kardashian break the internet) for Harper's Bazaar September 2009 issue. Seeing her jump rope with monkeys, wrestling with a crocodile and riding an elephant is cool for sure, but the image that takes my breath away is seeing Naomi run with the cheetah! Chiiiile!!
Rocking a high ponytail and a Blumarine dress Naomi goes head to foot with that cheetah and all you see is bravery, fearlessness, body and grace in motion. Kinetic and potential energy is life and that is what Naomi gives every time I glance at this photo...
I have also included a handful of my favorite editorials, covers, runway shots and candid photos of Naomi over the years. Obviously I don't own any of these photos that I "retrieved" from Google and Pinterest (not a one lol) and I don't want any problems so I will gladly remove them if asked. But until then, they fa' errbody to enjoy!
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