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Model veteran Naomi Campbell was recently interviewed by Britain’s Channel 4 News to honor the beginning of London’s Fashion Week. The focus of the interview was centered on why Naomi partnered with Bethann Hardison and Iman to speak out against the lack of diversity in the fashion industry. And while answering the interviewer’s questions with much poise and grace, Campbell stated that although she has become a household name and gained much success in her modeling career, she feels in order to pay it forward she much advocate for young black models who are finding their way in the industry.
When asked how she dealt with discrimination, Campbell said:
“It made me stronger, it made me want to rise to the challenge, it made me more determined, more passionate to overcome—that’s me.”
When the interviewer then asked Naomi if she is a role model, she stated she is not; thus causing him to imply her actions are a ploy for her to reform her public image rather than address diversity in the fashion industry. He said, “You have a reputation, rightly or wrongly, of being an angry person,” and asked if the model’s anti-racism activism was an example of “good anger.”
Like a woman with as much intelligence as her beauty, Campbell shut down his anger claims and offered the rebuttal of her being passionate about the generation of black models on the rise who are being hired less. She also told her interviewer she is not an angry black woman but concerned about her community.
Sounds like Naomi might have finally grown up. Check out the interview in the video below. What do you think about how she handled herself?
Do you think the “angry” statement was necessary?
Who needs professional fashion designers anymore? Celebrities love to start fashion lines. And now pseudo-celebrities are starting them as well. Basketball Wives star Evelyn Lozada has announced that she is launching a new clothes line called “Vida Luxe,” which she debuted at the close of London Fashion Week, according to The Huffington Post. “I wanted to do something big, and I thought that launching this overseas would have a great affect [sic] on the line. I figured ‘go big or go home!’” she told Celebuzz.
No official photos have been released of the presentation, but so far, what has been seen of the line isn’t getting great reviews, as HuffPo reports, “We don’t know if the collection is entirely tacky. All we have to go off is a few sketches and Evelyn’s personal style, which consists of too-tight, too-embellished, too-over-the-top ensembles (Exhibit A and Exhibit B).” Lozada has a different take: “It’s very feminine and flowy and will fit all body types. It’s just so much fun. Lots of colors and patterns,” she explained to Celebuzz. We’v attached one of the drawings above, which Lozada tweeted.
Lozada brought her reality TV co-stars Shaunie O’Neil, Suzie Ketcham, and Tasha Marbury to the debut.
There’s nothing particularly objectionable about the dress in the drawing, but nothing exciting either. But seriously, are you just tired of celebrity fashions?
There isn’t much to say about this other than how do these outfits get worn out of the house, much less to a fashion show, and much much less to London Fashion Week. But that’s what the cast members of “Basketball Wives” Miami/New York did this week, and thankfully photographers were there to capture that fashion faux paus times five. All we see is prints everywhere so we can’t even tell what’s a boot, leggings, dress, or capris, but what we do know is that this ensemble is one word: tacky. Caption this photo and tell us what the heck is going on here.
Just when you thought you’ve witnessed the ultimate lengths that a “stan” would go to in order to prove their love and dedication or intense disdain for a celebrity, things like this happen and you’re reminded of just how crazy people can be. Over the weekend, Rihanna, joined by gal pal Cara Delevigne and longtime friend, Melissa partied at nightclub, The Box, in celebration of London Fashion Week and the debut of Rih Rih’s first clothing collection for fashion line, River Island. Unfortunately, the celebratory night ended on a negative note when an anonymous, deranged fan hurled a Lucozade sports drink bottle at the “Diamonds” singer and yelled obscenities at her about her on-again off-again boyfriend, Chris Brown, reports Daily Mail.
Although the bottle itself didn’t injure Rih Rih, the uproar caused by the fan’s assault caused the singer to stumble and hit her leg against a store shutter, leaving a small cut on her knee. While the injury was small, reports suggest that she still sought out immediate medical attention. The person who made the assault against the singer was never identified, as their cowardly deed was done while they stood among a crowd of people.
The “We Found Love” singer doesn’t appear to have allowed the incident to get her down though. According to the Instagram accounts of her companions for that night, the celebrating only continued after they left the nightclub. While Rihanna’s injuries don’t appear to have been serious, it’s absolutely ridiculous that a person would get so upset over the actions of a person they don’t even know, that they would find it necessary to physically assault them.
We’re glad Rihanna is okay.
What do you make of this foolishness?
Jazmine Denise is a news writer for Madame Noire. Follow her on Twitter @jazminedenise
Yes, she does spend her free time doing something other than tweeting. Not long ago Rihanna announced a new clothing line for River Island. Well, it seems she’s ready to show off some of the goodies. She will debut her first-ever collection with the U.K. fashion retailer at London Fashion Week on February 16. The clothing will be on sale March 5. You can sign up here to get up-to-the minute information about the line. And there’s a hashtag: #RihannaforRiverIsland.
“I’ve been wanting to design my own collection for some time,” Rihanna said in a statement at the time. “River Island is the perfect partner for me to collaborate with and working with a British, family-run business also really appealed to me.” The Huffington Post describes the line as “Forever 21 except everything is $100.”
This isn’t Rihanna’s first dip in the fashion pool. She’s been the spokesperson for Armani’s lingerie and jean line, and created a few pieces for the label. If you’re a magazine subscriber, you’ve probably also started to see ads for her new perfume called Nude.
Would you wear Rihanna´s fashions?