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Model behaviour: Naomi for Haiti, Jeneil’s nude cover & more

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Islandista born and descended models have started 2010 as busy as they were in 2009.

The queen of them all, Brit-yaadie Naomi Campbell has been working hard at putting together her annual Fashion for Relief show, which will benefit Haiti this year.

She is teaming up with Sarah Brown, wife of British Prime Minister Gordon Brown for the show which will take place during London Fashion Week.

Thus far, Naomi has brought on fashion friends Dolce & Gabbana, Alexander McQueen and Vivienne Westwood for the event which takes place on February 18th.

She was out and about this week doing interviews and photo calls for the event.

Say what you want about Naomi (and yes, there is nuff to say) but her heart is as big as her temper. She has always worked hard for charity causes.

In more islandista model news, fellow Jamaican models Jeneil Williams and Jaunel McKenzie are going hard for 2010 – already. More on their blazing start to 2010 when you read on.

Jaunel worked like a beast the week before Christmas 09, jetting to New York, Paris and London to shoot editorials coming out this month for four major publications – British Marie Claire, French Glamour and American Cosmo and Red.

Whew! Talk about ‘you better work!’ The girl ent playing.

Two of the shoots were actually Caribbean collabos, with the Glamour editorial shot by Jamaican photog Walter Chin and the Cosmo one done by Haitian Marc Baptiste.

And Jeneil is taking it all off for the hotly anticipated cover of LOVE magazine, the edgy fashion pub from the Conde Nast stable. The picture is one of at least four cover shots that have been leaked with Lara Stone, Daria Werbowy and Kristen McMenamy covering others in the same pose – however, LOVE is fond of going with multiple covers.

Not to mention that folks at top model blog, are going crazy over the pic and Jeneil’s strong, sensual shot.

I read some saying that her pose was not giving off as much strength as her face but I disagree. I think the pose is strong and her expression is giving it a touch of vulnerability. That’s just me.

It’s a big cover though – love the ‘Fashion Icons’ stamp on it – go deh Jeneil!

Photo credit: Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott for LOVE Magazine

And in a final islandista model tidbit, word in the blogosphere is that our girl Jourdan Dunn is set to make her comeback soon and will be doing it big.

According to The Imagist:

Jourdan Dunn lovers, unite in celebration…a mere few weeks after giving birth London’s loveliest is back in the editorial mix BIG-time. Think Blue Chip Only Girl A + bookings back to back…

We can’t wait! Bring on LFW!


By Me

island ~ ista
From Latin -ista via Portuguese -ista
one who follows a principle; an adept.

As an islandista I live, embody, exude the spirit of the Caribbean islands.

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