Naomi Campbell defines the meaning of the word stun in the September 2016 cover for the Paper Magazine. From her facial expression and look to her ensemble, Naomi is my favourite slayer in the magazine 1000 Beautiful People cover.
At the young age of 15, Naomi Elaine Campbell established herself among the top three most recognisable of the late 1980s and the 1990s, and was one of six models of her generation declared “Supermodels” by the fashion industry.
She has since then been an inspiration to many and at 46, the supermodel is still creating her mark.
(Excerpts from the magazine):
On the people she surrounds herself with: “They are not showy, but sincere,” she says. “They are loyal and honest and there with you throughout, being themselves and being true. Pure.”
On encouraging others: “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.”
On freedom to be creative: “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. I still have to deliver my end of the stick, and I love what I do and the enthusiasm is the same”.
On being on “Empire”: “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.”