Words by Jesse Serwer and Tami Tsansai, Photo by Terry O’Neill—
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Words by Eddie STATS Houghton
Caribbean beauty often seems to come in a one-two punch to the eye-parts these days and today the coup de grace is delivered by the finisher of all runway finishers; Naomi Campbell. In a nod to some of her icon-making music video moments from the 90s Naomi has gone and body-snatched Simon LeBon, assuming his identity for the new Duran Duran video “Girl Panic” and taking over London’s Savoy hotel with some good old-fashioned debauchery.
Words by Eddie STATS Houghton, via Life + Times
Hello, wicked. UK Jamaican gal and patron goddess of style Naomi Campbell covers the fifth issue of swanky upstart fashion mag LURVE. As LURVE founder/editor Lyna Ahanda says:
Words by Jesse Serwer
Already proclaimed a “style icon” by Paper, Complex and, yes, even Okayplayer, Theophilus London has fashion brands tripping over themselves to work with him right now. Watching the Brooklyn-born Trinidadian rapper/singer’s ascension into full-fledged it bwoy, we can’t help but notice that he takes many of his stylistic cues from fellow Caribbeans, from Jean-Michel Basquiat to Fab Five Freddy and Harry Belafonte. Between Theophilus’ emergence and his fellow Trini Anya Ayoung-Chee‘s show-stealing on Project Runway, Caribbean style seems to be having a little moment right now, so it seemed like the perfect time to count down the most iconic practitioners of style from the islands and the Diaspora.
Words by Eddie STATS Houghton, via Interview
Ducked out of SOBs Thursday night to grab my usual DJ-dinner of power bar and Vitamin Water from the bourgie deli on Varick street when who to my wondering eyes did appear than the one Ms. Naomi Campbell, high-beaming me from the cover of Interview magazine. As you may have noticed we are dedicated Naomi-watchers over here at LargeUp–whether she’s owning the runway or the witness stand at the World Court–but this particular spread gave us such a meal that our eye-cups almost ranneth over. I’m not sure whether she is answering or exploiting her recent controversies with these images of her in dominatrix mode, gal-handling a tatted up, artificially white boytoy. Personally, I like to think he symbolizes the fashion industry or possibly the media itself–which Naomi has just bitch-slapped into submission for daring to attempt an escape from her hypnotic gaze.