Naomi Campbell wears lipstick during lockdown workouts

Naomi Campbell has found wearing lipstick during her daily workouts has given her a real boost amidst the coronavirus lockdown.The British supermodel, who was named as the first-ever global face of Pat McGrath Labs last week, has opened up about her qu…

Naomi Campbell has found wearing lipstick during her daily workouts has given her a real boost amidst the coronavirus lockdown.

The British supermodel, who was named as the first-ever global face of Pat McGrath Labs last week, has opened up about her quarantine beauty regime in an interview with Elle magazine.

Noting that lipstick is her go-to product, Campbell shared that she even applies a fresh coat before she kicks off any of her gym sessions.

“I wear lipstick or one of the lip pencils, every single day. It makes me feel good about myself and even for a workout I’m wearing it. I have to tell you, I do when I go work out in the gym with my trainer, I probably wouldn’t remember to put on my lips, but now that I’m at home, it makes me feel good to put on my lipstick,” she told the publication. “I want to put on lipstick when I work out. It feels good and makes me feel good. It’s good for self-esteem. We all need to look for anything that makes us feel good during this time. Positivity, enthusiasm, and during challenging times, they always say women turn to lipstick.”

Campbell and legendary make-up artist McGrath have worked together for more than 25 years, with the pair having met in 1994.

And as the face of McGrath’s new Mothership VIII: Divine Rose II Eye Palette, the model has been experimenting with the shades while she has some spare time at home.

“I love the extraterrestrial shades that are in the new Rose palettes. I like warmth and make-up with pigments. I don’t like when you put something on or see something in a box and it just lays on your skin. I like when the colours go into the skin,” the 50-year-old added.

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Naomi Campbell becomes first-ever global ambassador for Pat McGrath Labs

Naomi Campbell has been unveiled as the first-ever global face of Pat McGrath Labs.The iconic supermodel and legendary British make-up artist, who have worked together for more than 25 years, announced their exciting new venture on Thursday. “It’s an a…

Naomi Campbell has been unveiled as the first-ever global face of Pat McGrath Labs.

The iconic supermodel and legendary British make-up artist, who have worked together for more than 25 years, announced their exciting new venture on Thursday.

“It’s an absolute honour to be the new and first official face of PAT McGRATH LABS,” Campbell wrote on Instagram. “Pat is my chosen family and an undeniable creative force in the beauty business who has been in my life since the early stages of my career. Pat has created a line that brings fantasy and glamour back into our daily lives and makes us dream again! There is no one else I’d rather embark on this journey with other than the iconic @patmcgrathreal.”

Campbell will make her debut as the Pat McGrath Labs ambassador in campaign imagery and video for the beauty brand’s new Mothership VIII: Divine Rose II Eye Palette.

In an interview with Vogue, McGrath said she was honoured to be teaming up with “a legend who has changed the face of beauty forever” as well as “a friend and a sister who I love and adore.”

The two first met in 1994, and Campbell believes their collaboration is all the more meaningful because they are both women of colour in the fashion industry.

“I believe in her as a friend and as chosen family, but I also want to see her do well for the industry overall. I want to see a person of colour at the top,” Campbell said, adding that when she first met McGrath, she was “so happy to work with a make-up artist of colour because there weren’t many at the time.”

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Naomi Campbell thanks fans for 50th birthday wishes

Naomi Campbell has thanked her fans, friends, and family members for helping her to celebrate her 50th birthday.The British supermodel, who marked the milestone on Friday, took to Instagram over the weekend to candidly share how she was feeling “eterna…

Naomi Campbell has thanked her fans, friends, and family members for helping her to celebrate her 50th birthday.

The British supermodel, who marked the milestone on Friday, took to Instagram over the weekend to candidly share how she was feeling “eternally grateful”.

“I would like to firstly say THANK YOU for all the birthday love, well wishes and blessings!” Naomi wrote alongside a snap. “I’m so thankful to have amazing people in my life and grateful for all 50 of my years on this beautiful planet, I honestly did not think I would get here, for those of you who endured me through thick and thin, the ups and downs, for my recovery family, who keep me on the straight and narrow, who stand discretely by side I am eternally grateful.”

In the picture, Naomi is seen posing on a sofa while surrounded by extravagant floral displays, with the roses, peonies, and lilies organised by her close friend, florist/perfumer Eric Buterbaugh.

“My journey so far has been extremely colourful, always reminding myself I am a work in progress, growing and learning every day,” the star continued. “Without you all I would not be here, there would be no Naomi and those of you, (you know who you are) your honesty, consistency and embrace means the world to me.

“I Love you all and know how much you all mean to me… And Mum thank you for giving me life and life lessons.”

Eric also took to Instagram to share a similar photo, and in the caption, noted how honoured he was to be spending the special birthday with the iconic model.

“So happy to be able to be with my lovely friend for her 50th #quarantinecrew #OneOfAKind #FlowerPower,” he added.

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Naomi Campbell ‘forever grateful’ to Christy Turlington and Linda Evangelista

Naomi Campbell is “forever grateful” to Christy Turlington and Linda Evangelista for their support in the early days of her career.The trio was part of the iconic group of supermodels in the 1990s known as The Big Five, alongside Cindy Crawford and Cla…

Naomi Campbell is “forever grateful” to Christy Turlington and Linda Evangelista for their support in the early days of her career.

The trio was part of the iconic group of supermodels in the 1990s known as The Big Five, alongside Cindy Crawford and Claudia Schiffer.

And in a new interview with Variety, Naomi has recalled how grateful she was when the women stood up to defend her when designers refused to use her in their shows.

“I’m forever grateful to these people and to Christy and Linda,” the 50-year-old praised. “Back in the day when people were not so open – because people hadn’t thought about using a woman of colour in shows – they would defend me and put themselves on the line by saying, ‘If you don’t use her you don’t get us.’

“That doesn’t happen today because everyone is out for themselves, and that compassion and support doesn’t exist anymore.”

In addition, the model-turned-philanthropist touchingly revealed that she still regards the supermodels as family.

“Cindy, Linda, Christy and I were four girls who were brought together from different parts of the world,” Naomi shared. “We might never have met if not for work and I still call these women my new additional chosen family as some members of my chosen family have not been around for as long as others.”

Elsewhere in the interview, the British star also discussed reuniting with fellow model Heidi Klum on the Amazon Prime show Making the Cut, after the pair previously worked together on Germany’s Next Top Model.

“I do love working with Heidi. I have a lot of respect for her. She’s fun working to be around and she’s hard-working,” she gushed.

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Christy Turlington kicks off Naomi Campbell’s 50th birthday celebrations

Christy Turlington has kicked off Naomi Campbell’s 50th birthday celebrations by sending her a sweet message on social media.The British supermodel reaches the milestone age on Friday, and to mark the occasion, her longtime friend and fellow ’90s star …

Christy Turlington has kicked off Naomi Campbell’s 50th birthday celebrations by sending her a sweet message on social media.

The British supermodel reaches the milestone age on Friday, and to mark the occasion, her longtime friend and fellow ’90s star Turlington has uploaded a vintage video of Campbell to her Instagram page.

“Happy 50th Birthday to my sister from another mister @naomi. I am so sad not to be with you today to celebrate with you. This clip is one of my favourites because it was from an Azzedine show and we loved him so much,” she wrote alongside an undated black-and-white video of Campbell backstage at an Azzedine Alaia presentation. “I also know you love your birthday and appreciate a party. You are a true Gemini and a force for truth and good in the world. I love you and every memory we share.”

In addition, Dior menswear designer Kim Jones posted a picture of himself with Naomi and Kate Moss at his final Louis Vuitton show in January 2018 along with a birthday greeting, while Claudia Schiffer uploaded a montage with the caption: “Happy Birthday to my wonderful, lifetime friend.”

Elsewhere, Adut Akech shared a long message on her Instagram page in which she thanked the brunette beauty for serving as a “role model and mentor” to her.

“Thank you for all that you are and as well all that you do. Thank you for being daily source of inspiration and motivation to me. Thank you for your continuous love and support you show me daily since the first time we met. My chosen family, my mama you are such a light and joy in my life. There is never a dull moment with you and I’m so grateful to have you in my life and by my side on this journey. Such a true beauty inside out,” the 20-year-old gushed. “I pray that your special day is filled with nothing but love, pure joy, laughter and positive energy.”

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Heidi Klum criticised over ‘socially distant’ visit from hairdresser

Heidi Klum has been criticised for having her hair coloured in a “socially distant” visit from her hairdresser.On Wednesday, the 46-year-old took to Instagram to share a cheeky snap of her wearing black lingerie, fishnet tights, black high heels, and a…

Heidi Klum has been criticised for having her hair coloured in a “socially distant” visit from her hairdresser.

On Wednesday, the 46-year-old took to Instagram to share a cheeky snap of her wearing black lingerie, fishnet tights, black high heels, and a face mask while having her blonde highlights touched up in her garden by celebrity hairstylist Lorenzo Martin.

“Dahhling we found a way! Social distancing highlights. Love you @hairbylorenzomartin,” Klum wrote alongside the photo, which shows the hairdresser wearing gloves, a face mask, and an umbrella with armholes in an attempt to help him keep the required two-metre distance between people per health guidelines amid the coronavirus crisis.

The America’s Got Talent judge also shared snaps from the hair colouring session on her Instagram Stories, including one of her jokingly doing her gardening which she captioned, “#ProcessingTime.”

“Only you!! Love it,” fellow supermodel Naomi Campbell commented, along with a string of laughing emojis.

However, not everyone was happy with Klum’s hair colouring appointment, with some of her followers criticising her for breaking lockdown restrictions.

When one Instagram user asked if the photoshoot was “a joke”, the mother-of-four replied with an eye-roll emoji, and later told another commenter that the point of Martin wearing the umbrella was “to maybe get a smile even (on) your face.”

Safety measures across the U.S. have seen businesses including hair and nail salons closed temporarily amid the Covid-19 outbreak, and in Los Angeles, where Klum is self-isolating, hairdressers will not be permitted to open until June at the earliest.

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Naomi Campbell boards plane wearing full hazmat suit

Naomi Campbell has donned a full hazmat suit in order to catch a flight during the coronavirus lockdown.The British supermodel has always taken extreme measures to stay healthy while travelling, and in March, hit headlines when she kitted herself out i…

Naomi Campbell has donned a full hazmat suit in order to catch a flight during the coronavirus lockdown.

The British supermodel has always taken extreme measures to stay healthy while travelling, and in March, hit headlines when she kitted herself out in a hazmat suit, gloves, and face mask for a plane ride from Los Angeles to New York amid the Covid-19 pandemic.

And on Saturday, Naomi revealed she is remaining diligent when it comes to avoiding the contagious virus by posting a selfie of herself sporting a hazmat suit, face mask, googles, and visor while sitting on a plane.

“On the move…,” she wrote in the caption.

Naomi did not divulge any further details about her travel plans but it’s likely she’s heading back to her native London to kick-start her 50th birthday celebrations later this week.

Accordingly, the star’s post quickly racked up over 260,000 likes and a number of comments from her celebrity pals, including Linda Evangelista, Pat McGrath, and Kimora Lee Simmons.

Previously, Naomi revealed in a clip posted to her YouTube channel that she is committed to staying as healthy as possible during the coronavirus crisis and is currently taking 30 vitamins and supplements each day.

Demonstrating to fans how she starts her day by making a smoothie, the 49-year-old noted that she uses artichoke, moringa, green protein, cacao, collagen, baobab, and matcha powders, as well as almond milk, pomegranate, vitamin C, a banana, and ice.

“This is so good for you. This is like a meal in itself,” she insisted. “It’s important now more than ever to boost our immune systems and take care of ourselves.”

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Pierre Cardin documentary lands release date

A documentary about the life and work of Pierre Cardin is to be released in August.The fashion designer, who founded his house in 1950, is famous for his use of geometric shapes and motifs, having introduced the “bubble dress” in 1954. Now, filmmakers …

A documentary about the life and work of Pierre Cardin is to be released in August.

The fashion designer, who founded his house in 1950, is famous for his use of geometric shapes and motifs, having introduced the “bubble dress” in 1954.

Now, filmmakers P. David Ebersole and Todd Hughes have confirmed they will unveil the project, titled House of Cardin, ahead of New York Fashion Week in September. In addition, a premiere will take place in Paris, with the 97-year-old expected to be in attendance.

“House of Cardin brings a fresh understanding of just how incredibly groundbreaking Pierre Cardin’s role in the fashion industry has been,” said Robert Schwartzman, co-founder of Utopia. “From his unique and fearless design aesthetic to his vision for brand licensing development and celebration of diversity, Cardin laid a foundation for much of the modern-day fashion industry that we see today.”

Utopia has acquired the distribution rights to the documentary for North America. The film was originally set to be shown as part of the San Francisco, Dallas, Boston, and Seattle film festivals, among others, before the coronavirus crisis hit the U.S. and led to numerous postponements.

Ebersole and Hughes produced the film under their banner, The Ebersole Hughes Company, alongside Cori Coppola.

As an authorised feature, Cardin has granted the directors exclusive access to his archives and provided new interviews. House of Cardin also features appearances from the likes of Naomi Campbell, Sharon Stone, Jenny Shimizu, Jean Paul Gaultier, Alice Cooper, Dionne Warwick, and Philippe Starck.

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Naomi Campbell: ‘We knew how to dress up in the ’90s!’

Naomi Campbell has reflected on the enjoyment she had dressing up in the 1990s.The British supermodel launched her career in the late ’80s, and by the next decade, was one of the most sought-after names in the fashion industry. Recalling some of her to…

Naomi Campbell has reflected on the enjoyment she had dressing up in the 1990s.

The British supermodel launched her career in the late ’80s, and by the next decade, was one of the most sought-after names in the fashion industry.

Recalling some of her top Met Gala moments in a new video for Vogue.com, Naomi pinpointed her debut alongside Gianni Versace in 1990 as a highlight and noted that she had such a fun time in the colourful Versace minidress she wore for the night.

“I was in such awe to first be invited by Gianni Versace through my roommate Christy Turlington,” she shared. “The ’90s, you wore everything. You dressed up in the ’90s! It didn’t matter if you were just going to dinner. We would all go for dinner outside of work, Christy, Linda (Evangelista), and I, and we would dress up. Enjoy your clothes, enjoy your accessories, enjoy your hair!”

Naomi went on to speak about some of her other Met Gala ensembles, including the “fairy tale” Versace gown she sported to the 1995 event, as well as pieces from Comme des Garcons designer Rei Kawakubo and her “papa”, late couturier Azzedine Alaia.

But one of her all-time favourites has to be the mint green Alexander McQueen dress that brand founder Lee McQueen custom-made for her to wear to the ball back in 2006.

“As a Brit, I wanted to wear a Brit. I thought it would be a great idea if I wore Alexander McQueen. This was to be his last season at Givenchy. Anna (Wintour) actually chose the colour of my pale green dress and then Lee did his magic with the Givenchy staff. And one of the things I remember so much from the fitting is how much Lee loved his staff and how he treated them. It just one of my fittings that I’ll never forget,” the 49-year-old smiled.

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Naomi Campbell took her own photo for new Essence magazine cover

Naomi Campbell took her own photo with an iPhone for the cover of Essence magazine’s 50th-anniversary issue.The British supermodel was due to take part in a traditional photoshoot as part of the celebrations for the publication’s special milestone, but…

Naomi Campbell took her own photo with an iPhone for the cover of Essence magazine’s 50th-anniversary issue.

The British supermodel was due to take part in a traditional photoshoot as part of the celebrations for the publication’s special milestone, but she was forced to become her own photographer when a lockdown was imposed in the U.S. to stop the spread of the Covid-19 virus.

Naomi did her own hair and make-up for the project, and also selected a range of designer pieces from her own wardrobe, including a crisp white Azzedine Alaia dress and a vintage Chloe by Karl Lagerfeld gown.

“It was a very special honour and unusual experience for me to be able to shoot and style my own cover for ESSENCE’s 50th-anniversary issue,” the 49-year-old said. “While it was a sad reminder for me of all the people in media and production who are not able to work due to the coronavirus, it also brought me hope and encouragement to know that our people and our infrastructures are resilient.”

The Essence cover photoshoot is the first in the publication’s history to be shot entirely on an iPhone. It also marks the first time that a cover star was her own photographer.

Chief content and creative officer MoAna Luu revealed that staging the unusual shoot required serious organisation, but she praised the fashion icon for her resilience and determination to get it right.

“We were on late-night calls trying to figure out how she was going to do the shoot with her phone in her hand. Then, we had to do a re-shoot because the photos didn’t come out how we imagined,” she explained. “Naomi did it all without asking any questions, she never quit. She’s been a pioneer in so many ways and now she’s a pioneer in Essence history because she’s completely and literally controlling her own narrative in this issue from the cover to the in-book story.”

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