First Lady of Fashion
The supermodel takes a FLOTUS-worthy wardrobe on a diplomatic mission to Ghana
Nina Ricci jacket and skirt; Cornelia James gloves (throughout); Hermès bag.
Credit:Publication: W magazine
Photography by Willy Vanderperre
Styled by: Edward Enninful
Model: Naomi Campbell at Marilyn Agency.
Produced by Mina Allotey & Adwoa Abrafi Ampiah-Kwofi.
Paulina says: How fabulous is it to see Accra as the back drop of a big luxe fashion shoot involving our very own Edward Enninful, the present fashion and style director of W magazine? The above shoot.....as far as I'm concerned are...what dreams are made off....
A hundred years ago I feel in in love with a shoot, shot in the ancient city of Bamako, Mali starring one of my uber fave models, Ethiopian supermodel Liya Kebede -styled by my all time favourite fashion stylist, fellow Ghanaian Edward Enninful for American Vogue, and was blown away.
Until the aforementioned shoot, big high-fashion glossy shoots shot in Africa were negative colonial affairs, comprising of the palest, blondest white models wearing beautiful, grand couture pieces in some forsaken African village somewhere surrounded by dirty looking black African children in unkempt torn clothes -if you know what I mean....
Thus Edward Enninful's Bamako shoot which I think was taken at an annual music festival in the desert was a turning point, -plus it was beautiful -and why wouldn't it be ...only it got me dreaming of my beloved Ghana -and I think I was a bit jealous, stylist Edward Enninful was Ghanaian after all....
I often prayed after the Bamako shoot, that editorials of that magnitude ---for the likes of American Vogue (I don't think I have to explain to you where the likes of American Vogue are in the food-chain of glossy magazines), would choose out sweet motherland Ghana for shoots..
Anyway, fast forward some years and the mother of all shoots involving the First Lady of Fashion, the one and only queen of the catwalk-- Naomi Campbell is in Accra, Ghana ooOOo, style by the one and only Edward Enninful, shoot by Belgian photographer Willy Vanderperre for W magazine, and I'm blown away all over again.....
I'm hoping that this shoot represents the beginnings of Edward Enninful's love affair with Ghana -and hope to see more of him in Ghana...maybe even see him at next year's GFDW (Ghana Fashion & Design Week)...
For more info about the above shoot visit: http://www.wmagazine.com/fashion/2013/10/naomi-campbell-ghana/photos/slide/1
To keep up with all of Edward Enninful's stylish happenings visit: https://twitter.com/EdwardEnninfulhttp://www.edwardenninful.com/
To keep with fab photographer Willy Vanderperre visit:http://willy-vanderperre.tumblr.com/
To keep with Queen of Catwalk Naomi Campbell via: https://twitter.com/NaomiCampbellhttps://www.facebook.com/NaomiCampbell
P.s I think the above shoot has done more for Ghana than any copied and pasted GCSE project-like pamphlet by any Ghana tourist board has ever achieved -no????