Photo: Naomi Campbell by Mert Alas. Courtesy of Instagram
Naomi to Design–At Sunday’s British Vogue Festival held in London, supermodel Naomi Campbell revealed that she is working on a clothing line. Naomi announced the news after being asked by a fan if one was in the works. The Cut shares some quotes from the British model about the decision. “I always had this feeling of, ‘I love working with designers — I don’t want to be their competition, and maybe if I do my own line they won’t work with me any more’,” she shared. “Now I’ve grown up a bit more, I will be [launching a line], yes … I will design not just for women of color, but for all. I see there’s lots of things that are not there that I feel that I’d like to have, and so I’d like to share it with everybody. So yes, I will, and hopefully one of the things will be out by 2015.”
Naomi, who recently gave a great reaction about the recent Kimye Vogue cover, also revealed she is working on a book of nude images with renowned photographer Paolo Roversi. “I thought they were never going to be seen,” she revealed. “They’re nude pictures of me from 15 years ago. I said, Not coming out, not coming out! And then I finally decided they can come out. But they’re tasteful.” We’ll definitely be on the look out for the book and clothing line.
Spring Reveries–Fashion photographer Paolo Roversi continues his collaboration with Italian label Aspesi. Roversi captured the brand’s last two seasons, and for its spring 2014 campaign, Olympia Campbell and Guinevere van Seenus join models Stella Tennant and Saskia de Brauw who appeared in the fall advertisements. The timeless style of the black and white photographs make the new season designs really stand out.
Dior Woman–Following up her appearance in the Dior “Blooming Bouquet” fragrance ads, Natalie Portman teams up with Dior once again for a feature in its quarterly magazine’s spring issue. The actress poses for Paolo Roversi in a series of dreamy portraits where she is seen wearing the sleek and ladylike designs of Raf Simons styled by Kate Young. For beauty, Natalie dons a swept-back updo and blush-colored lipstick.
Black & White Beauties – Natalia Vodianova, Stella Tennant and Saskia de Brauw are back once again for Aspesi’s fall 2013 campaign. The trio, who all appeared in the spring advertisements, are joined by Ondria Hardin this time around in a series of haunting black and white pictures photographed by Paolo Roversi. Even in monochrome you can see the details and tailoring of the new season’s outerwear ranging from oversized coats to puffy jackets.
The White Queen – Androgynous beauty Saskia de Brauw graces the pages of Wallpaper’s September issue in a fashion feature photographed by Paolo Roversi. With art direction by Linder, the Dutch model wears a wardrobe of all white fashions styled by Isabelle Kountoure featuring the work of Akris, Calvin Klein Collection and Salvatore Ferragamo amongst others. The beautiful portraits of Saskia are juxtaposed with imagery of everyday items such as utensils or teapots.
Shoe Maker – Stella Tennant is the star of Attilio Giusti Leombruni’s fall 2013 campaign. The Italian shoe label enlisted renowned fashion photographer Paolo Roversi to shoot the autumn advertisements. The Scottish model poses in four images showcasing AGL’s menswear-inspired flats with dreamy lighting and a sheared hairdo.
In Time – Paolo Roversi captures Natalia Vodianova, Guinevere van Seenus, Stella Tennant and Saskia de Brauw for Aspesi’s spring 2013 campaign. The leading models poses in black and white, wearing essential staples such as a classic white t-shirt and lightweight jackets from the Italian label.
Portraits of Spring – French label Pièce d’ Anarchive taps Arizona Muse for its spring-summer 2013 campaign. The brunette beauty poses for Paolo Roversi’s lens in these black and white snaps. Arizona enchants in lightweight separates featuring peek-a-boo cutouts, pleated skirts and printed jackets.
Simply Saskia – Saskia de Brauw is angelic in white for the May cover of Vogue Korea, captured by Paolo Roversi and styled by Ye Young Kim.
i-D’s summer 2011 issue hits newsstands soon and here is a taste with two of five covers. Daphne Groeneveld and Stella Tennant are high fashion visions in the dual covers lensed by Daniel Jackson and Paolo Roversi respectively.