Seen: Naomi Campbell on the Cover of LURVE

October 7, 2011

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:

In this shoot, we wanted Naomi to look like a modern day Mona Lisa. Sheโ€™s not sporting the usual long locks that we are used to seeing her with. Our idea was to make her look very different โ€“ yet still with an iconic reference. As a black woman, it was such a big achievement to have one of the biggest top models alive on the cover of my magazine. Naomi is the essence of black beauty.

You can probably walk out and acquire it on any street corner with your nutella and banana crepe if you live in France or Germany but in New York go to Opening Ceremony or theย Gagosian gallery, where it is probably posing off on the catalog shelf next to the last few collectors of Pop’Africana. Cop it while it’s hot.