The Essence



Naomi Campbell covers the 5th issue of French/ German magazine LURVE. The supermodel was photographed last month in London wearing an ensemble from Gareth Pugh’s’s Fall/Winter range. While Campbell is often seen in a much different look, LURVE founder/editor Lyna Ahanda dedided to giver her a darker look. Here, Ms. Ahanda weighs in…

“In this shoot, we wanted Naomi to look like a modern day Mona Lisa. She’s not sporting the usual long locks that we are used to seeing her with. Our idea was to make her look very different – 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.”