Naomi Campbell covered Interview Magazine exactly one year ago. She look gorgeous and sophisticated on the cover. Inside,she admits to being difficult and to making, “many mistakes.”
She says,“…I’m controversial. It’s not that people don’t know who I am . . . If people want to work with me,then they want to work with me. If they don’t,they don’t. You also have to create your own things. I’ve had my own perfume now for how many years? I’m doing my twelfth perfume and I’m with Procter &Gamble. If something doesn’t come your way,then you find another way. I was brought up with a very broad mind…I am a woman of color and I will always be proud of that…I also know that I will always have to go that extra 10 miles. And that’s fine. I’m okay with that. I’m okay with doing the extra 10 miles . . . My whole career is a challenge. I’m a challenge…”
When things don’t go her way,she says, “…I don’t get depressed. When I feel an attack,I withdraw,I disappear,I replenish,and then I come back. I’m not going to wallow in self-pity and not live my life. There are always going to be some falls in life for everybody,no matter what career you have. You have to roll with the punches and keep going...”
She tell Interview;“Listen,I make many mistakes. Many mistakes…. I’m not a perfect human being. I have to learn from my mistakes. And a lot of the ones I’ve made have been public. So I always get nervous when people speak about something that sounds like a role model,because I don’t know if I’ve been a great role model myself. I don’t think I have in certain aspects of my life . . . But I’m trying to do better. I admit to my mistakes. I admit to the things that I’ve done wrong. I admit it. But I’m trying to do right by myself and my life now.”
As mentioned earlier,the pictures on this post are coming from Oct 2010 Issue of the Interview Magazine.
Naomi Campbell and Alex Kovas are photographed in London by Marcus Piggott and Mert Alas.
The stylist was Karl Templer did a fantastic job because I love Naomi’s Lanvin stiletto booties,her Norma Kamali swimsuit,her long Todd Lynn and her fingerless Chado Ralph Rucci by Samantha Nguyen gloves,and last but not least her Philosophy di Alberta Ferretti coat.