One of the most successful black model of all time ,Naomi Campbell has reflected on her experience with racism in the fashion industry, revealing she regrets not ‘speaking out more’ at the time.
Speaking to Marc Jacobs for Interview magazine – for which she also shot a striking cover shoot – the 50-year-old model spoke candidly about the choices she made as a young model starting out.
The Black supermodel – who is of Afro-Jamaican descent – reveals she refused to be put in clothes that were ‘stereotypical’ of her heritage, and turned down jobs where she was paid less than her white counterparts.
Even though she was often asked to model clothing she didn’t like, Naomi revealed that there were lines she wouldn’t cross.
She recalled: ‘There were a couple of times back in the day in Europe when I had to say, “No, I’m not going to wear this outfit,” because it was very stereotypical, and I wasn’t doing it. I’m not going to go on the runway looking like a Rastafarian.’
Asked if she now regrets any down jobs that she turned down, the Vogue cover girl insisted that it was ‘right to stand up for her rights’ and to ‘keep her integrity’ as a black woman.
She reasoned: ‘It was worth my agent at the time not wanting to work with me because I didn’t want to accept something that was degrading to myself and to my culture.’
However, she confessed she did regret not ‘speaking out more’ at the time about her experience.
She explained: ‘I should have spoken out more, but back then if you spoke out, people wouldn’t work with you.’
Naomi’s career began more than three decades ago, starting out in the Eighties after being discovered by a model scout on the streets of London’s Covent Garden.
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Emmy Awards 2021: See All The Red Carpet Looks
Stars gathered in Los Angeles on Sunday, September 19, for the 73rd annual Primetime Emmy Awards.
A year after an unprecedented remote ceremony due to the pandemic, one would expect plenty of glam from celebrities and of course they didn’t disappoint. We witnessed fierce and fearsome fashions of the red carpet, where television’s hottest stars battled for sartorial supremacy.
The award night had no shortage of great looks, ranging from stunning to sexy, though we liked it best when the nominees evoked their characters with their choices.
Here’s a closer look at some of the standout style that came down the red carpet at the 73rd Primetime Emmy Awards.
Mercy Eke And Christiana Kayode Twinning Fashion Moment— Matching Shoes
In the fashion scene, wearing same outfit as someone else is just a fact of life- from clothes to various accessories. And definitely even famous people embrace a little wardrobe switching every now and then, with Mercy Eke and Christiana Kayode recently twinning, wearing the exact same shoes.
In Mercy Eke’s Instagram post, captioned “Protect Your Enegy🌹”, the reality star poses for a series of photos. In the pictures, she’s donning a button up white jumpsuit which is above her knees, consisting of a white belt to match, her bone straight from Lucious Virgin Hair perfectly styled.
Unlike Christiana Kayode, who opted for an entirely different dress from Payporte to suit her shoes. She wore a mini white gown, with blazers and bag to match. Her hair in long curls. Captioning the photos she wrote, “Lights, Camera, Action…Living my life like it’s a movie 🎥 🥰🥰🥰”
As for accessories, the close-up snaps show these fashionistas rocking earrings, bangles and a watch.
Subtle yet, speaks volume. Oh, how we love a head-to-toe stylish lewk.
It kind of goes without saying, but I am going to say it anyway, Mercy and Christiana look absolutely fierce in these outfits. Also, their neutral-toned manicure looks mega fresh.
The shoes which came in same color- yellow, fit their legs perfectly. As they both tie the ropes on their ankle which without a doubt is ideal.
Now, if you think the shoes look familiar, you’re not wrong. In fact, you’re very right.
One of our favourite things about celeb outfit twinning is seeing how different folks put their own personal style spin onto the same item.
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