Naomi Campbell turns into Whoopi
10 October 2011, 11:44
The supermodel shaved her brows for a magazine cover. But at least she bared a nipple to keep her model status alive and well.
In case you were wondering, a good chunk of a fashion writer's life is spent looking at other women's nipples. So much so that after a while, you're blind to the NSFW-ness of it all, and shrug it off as an optional style accessory.
Snaps not sexy enough? Show a nipple.
Need to sell a calendar? Slip in Kate Moss's nipples.
In fact, nary a fashion season goes by without at least one designer who pretends to dress women but actually sends them down the catwalk wearing little more than a see-through slip on. Need proof? See the latest collections from Paris, Milan, and London.
It's been done to death.
That's why for Naomi Campbell's newest cover for Lurve magazine, I'm not very titillated by all the cleavage (see what I did there?). In fact, it's her lack of eyebrows that made me sit up and take note.
Even for someone with undeniably gorgeous bone structure, it doesn't work well. And all I'm thinking is how similar it is to Whoopi Goldberg's lack of facial hair and subconsciously, I'm wondering if in a parallel universe, I'd be looking at Whoopi's boobage on the cover of a mag and I don't like where that thought is going.