Hey Fashion Dolls, it looks like Naomi Campbell isn’t getting the best attention from Fashion Industry she’s worked in for over 20 years! Elle Canada found a less than perfect way to let her know by making negative connotations about the supermodel on their July2011 cover.
The cover features Tanzanian-born model Herieth Paul who describes Canada as her home. A new face to most people even me but Herieth has already strutted the catwalks of Diane Von Furstenberg, Lacoste and 3.1 Phillip Lim. Speaking on her modelling career, Herieth said, “My goal for modelling is that by 18 I’m going to be on every cover of every magazine…” It’s safe to conclude she’s on the right path to achieving that as she’s scored a cover feature at age 16!
While it’s all praises for the new star, it’s more of attacks on Naomi who is being compared to Herieth. The phrase “Naomi… Move Over” has taken the fashion world by storm as many are shocked by Elle’s decision to use it on the cover. It also couldn’t have come at a worse time as Naomi recently took some fairly insulting jabs from chocolate Brand Cadbury! On seeing the cover, I was pretty surprised but not entirely shocked.
I think Elle could have been a little more tasteful or tactful as the case maybe with the words in the light of the cadbury incident and her contribution to the modelling industry. It makes me wonder what Naomi could have done to get her these series of bad press. It begs the question: Are fashion insiders really just tired of Naomi and literally want her to ‘move over’?