Thursday, May 1st, 2014
Remember Vogue Italia’s Rebranding Africa issue? (Elliot Ross got jealous and denigrated Ban Ki Moon’s cover model shot in an epic post.) Seriously, though, it looks like the editor-in-chief Franca Sozzani, who came up with that brainchild, hadn’t yet been informed why the issue was a flop. Because since then, Vogue Italia has forwarded the
Friday, February 22nd, 2013
Whatever Jay-Z and Beyonce were expecting when they went to Nigeria in 2006, they can’t have seen this one coming.
Friday, October 15th, 2010
For a brief moment this past August, the world worked itself into a frenzy over Naomi Campbell’s “hostile” turn on the witness stand at The Hague. Finally, it seemed, we had the perfect ammunition to level at...
Monday, May 10th, 2010
We’ve all heard the one about the model and the dictator. The setting is South Africa, 1997. President Nelson Mandela is hosting several prominent figures as guests in his home. Quincy Jones is there (the...
Tuesday, May 4th, 2010
“One critic said that having Naomi Campbell sitting there looking beautiful wasn’t an honest representation of people in Africa. I asked him: ‘If it was a woman with a distended belly and open sores, would that be...