After 27 years of vamping on catwalks and posing for cameras, NaomiCampbell, 42, has some advice to impart to young models:
“Whatever you do, do it 110 percent,” she says, sounding unnervingly stern. “That’s what my mother taught me, and it’s what I’ve always believed in.”
|Louis Vuitton acrylic and wool jacquard coat and embellished
wool and calfskin bag. Cartier at Siegelson vintage 14k gold, citrine,
and diamond ring and bracelet. Salvatore Ferragamo heels. |
Beauty note: Essie polish in Penny Talk keeps nails metallic-chic.
Such words of wisdom are but a teaser for her new show The Face, a model-competition series airing next year on the Oxygen network. Campbell (whose early television appearances included a role on The Cosby Show in 1988) will star as a mentor—responsible for “nurturing” contestants.
|Mary Katrantzou silk cape and blouse. Malia Mills velvet
knickers. Arlette Sarkissians 18k gold, enamel, and Swarovski Elements
necklace; Missoni clutch; No. 21 sandals. |
Beauty note: Flaunt-worthy legs stay smooth with Gillette Satin Care With a Touch of Olay shave gel.
The supermodel-turned-celebrity is close enough with NelsonMandela to call him “granddad,” but she’s not above doing, and watching, reality TV. “I love the Real Housewives—all of them,” she effuses.
“Of course, I would never expose myself in that way,”
adds Campbell, who now resides in Moscow with her billionaire boyfriend, Vladislav Doronin, and would make a spectacular Russian Housewife, if there ever were one.
“But I’m happy to share my experiences.”
|Dolce & Gabbana beaver-fur coat and embroidered bustier
dress. Oscar Heyman ruby and diamond brooch (on dress strap); David Webb
18k yellow gold, platinum, enamel, ruby, and diamond brooch; Bvlgari
platinum, ruby, and diamond bracelet; Dolce & Gabbana bag. |
Hair by Serge Normant at Sergenormant.com; makeup by Mathias van Hooff for Chanel at MFA; manicure by Alicia Torello at the Wall Group. Model: Naomi Campbell at Marilyn Agency. Set design by Mary Howard Studio. Digital technician: Matthew Thompson. Photography assistants: Ed Singleton, Lindsay Watson, Nicholas Ong. Fashion assistants: Solange Franklin, Anthony Allred.
|Etro embroidered wool coat. Fendi iPad case.|