Happy almost Friday!
So so far in the New Year, we’ve had plenty of Real Style, Mail Bombs, and Cool Online Finds, but we haven’t had a Style File!
A great person to start with, I think, is Fashion Icon, Supermodel, and a notorious cell phone chucker…


….Naomi Campbell.
Yeah, she’s got an attitude, but homegirl is consistently fierce, fierce, fierce! So fierce, in fact, that we’ll forgive her foibles.
Let’s look at her style:
For Black Tie Gala’s (of which she attends many), Naomi exclusively wears glamorous couture frocks, accented with fur, feathers, and sequins. While she shines on occasion in figure flattering dresses in neutrals…
…and adorns herself in eye catching silver gowns…
…her absolute red carpet rule calls for nothing but black…
…and more black!
…fashion stylist Edward Enninful did say that ‘Black on Black is always chic,” no?
Naomi takes her love of all black off the red carpet to the front rows of fashion shows….
…wearing dark fur with skinny jeans or a simple top with a full skirt. The dark color even pervades her more casual moments, as she typically sports black jackets, boots, dresses, and sunglasses…
…injecting a white jacket in the mix….
…for good measure.
All black can seem a bit morbid (visions of going to a funeral come to mind), but Naomi manages to make it work by mixing fabrics, textures, proportions, and throwing accents like bright bags and scarves into the mix. Another benefit of all black: as long as the color is rich, it manages to always look expensive and put together. And you can guarantee that if you wanted to wear that one black item several times in a week, absolutely noone would notice!
I’m sure you already have lots of black in your wardrobe, but you can channel Naomi Campbell in these super chic items that’ll help you stand out in a crowd:
Top Row: Citizens of Humanity Shrunken Knit Vest, $106, www.nordstrom.com; K Karl Lagerfeld Anja Top, $78, www.net-a-porter.com; Leather Blazer, $350, www.armaniexchange.com.
Middle Row:Hellz Bellz Siouxie Jean in Black, $140, www.revolveclothing.com.

Bottom Row:Sequin Mini Skirt, $50, www.bananarepublic.com; Metallic Empire Bubble Dress, $60, www.bebe.com; Tracy High Waist Skirt, $129, CoutureCandy
You’ll be catwalk ready!


Fashion, News, and What Nots

*Naomi even looks hot while doing community service! Check out my March ’07 post on her, titled, “Naomi Sweeps Floors with Flair.”
*Want more Naomi? She’s got a whole archive!
*Did you hear, homegirl is rumored to be dating Hugo Chavez
…I don’t buy it!