Thursday, December 11, 2008

Naomi Campbell - Vogue China January 2009



Photographed by Mario Sorrenti. She looks a little different in the face, don't you think?

12 comments:

RandomGuy said...

I think Nana is getting thick, and that's cool with me. This isn't my favorite, but I've seen so many bad covers with blonde, white chicks in which people obsess over that I'm just pretend it's the best thing I've ever seen.....

marci said...

i think they have 'orientalised' her for want of a better word... she looks really, rally odd...

Anonymous said...

A fuller face, perhaps, but she's been shooting so many other covers that this doesn't seem like a weight gain issue.

Charece said...

Definately, it looks af if they wanted her to look like some one of Asian decent...

Anonymous said...

Naomi is actually of Asian descent. She is Chinese through her paternal grandmother, so there isn't really any need to make her look Asian. I think the difference in her face lies in her cheekbones and her lips. The rest of her body looks the same, so I doubt it is the result of weight gain especially since she and Giselle Bundchen seem to be the only models who get any jobs anymore.

Ajuna-Ariel said...

I don't see anything wrong with it; its the nana who we all know and love to hate.

A black woman on the cover of Vogue China? OMG, that's huge and they don't even have to publicize it for sales like Vogue Italia did.

Believe it or not, a lot of Asians LOVE black people. I was in South Korea for a month ( for a school program) and the people just absolutely worshiped me. It was without a doubt, the best time of my life. Shout outs to all my peeps in Seoul, Pohang and Daegu. Kam-sanida!!

Dr Dave said...

NAOMI CAMPBELL IS ONE OF THE GREATS, SHE WILL BE 39 YEARS OLD AND IS STILL GRACING THE COVER OF MAGAZINES, AND TO STILL HAVE THE ABILITY TO BE ON THE COVER OF VOGUE, IS A MAJOR ACCOMPLISHMENT.. AS FAR AS HER FACE GOES, SHE HAS APPARENTLY HAD SOME WORK DONE..PROBABLY TO SMOOTH OUT ANY FROWN AND LAUGH LINES, SHE IS 38, IN THE A YOUTH DRIVEN FIELD...IT WILL GO DOWN OVER TIME.. I THINK SHE LOOKS HOT! THERE IS NO OTHER BLACK MODEL WHO HAS HAD THIS LONGEVITY IN MODELING, OVER 25 YEARS AND STILL WALKING RUNWAYS, HEADLINING AD CAMPAIGNS, AND GRACING COVERS...NOT TO MENTION SHE HAS SNAGGED A BILLIONARE, WHO SHE IS RUMORED TO BE ENGAGED TO! HATS OFF NAOMI CAMPBELL!

Anonymous said...

Orientalized? Yeah, you better find a better word. How about bigot? Naomi is of Chinese decent; one of her grandparents is Chinese Jamaican. Do some research before putting in your two cents. Otherwise, you just sound ignorant.

Anonymous said...

Naomi has Chinese ancestry, you ignorant twits.

Brigitte said...

@ I think the difference in her face lies in her cheekbones and her lips

I agree.

the rose said...

I think the above poster is correct, they made her face seem somewhat more Asian. Her head is held in a certain way and the lighting is done the way it is to reinforce this (and there's probably some good old fashioned photoshopping in there too). Not sure why anyone would be surprised by this, they lighten Beyonce, so they can certainly make Naomi look more like the target audience of a magazine.

And, since I am Jamaican, I will say it's not uncommon to be a black Jamaican and have a Chinese grandmother or an Indian grandfather or even a Portuguese great relative, since they're all very common ethnicities on the island. However, you're still considered black, not mixed or what have you. It's different than in the states.

Now, if your father is Chinese and your mother is black, then yes, people would say you were mixed. But honestly, even then, people would probably say (whether rightly or wrongly so) that you're "Chinese black" or "black Chinese" or something to that effect. Don't ask me why, that's just how it works there.

To Brigitte: just discovered your blog, and it seems fantastic. Looking forward to reading more!

Peace

Akania said...

I have noticed when Naomi doesn't wear a lot of eye makeup and eyeliner, well a lot of stuff around the eyes, her eyes look more Asian (Far Eastern). Most of her pictures, she wears a lot of eye makeup and people aren't used to seeing her natural eyes.so I think what's happening here is that her eyes look more natural and she's also tilting her head so of course her cheekbones look more prominent but to me, it looks like her without a lot of makeup.