>> Naomi Campbell is celebrating 25 years in the business this year, and Dolce & Gabbana threw her a party to honor the occasion during London Fashion Week. It was noted that Kate Moss, in attendance just down the road at a Longchamp party, didn't stop by. Moss also didn't appear at Naomi's 40th birthday party this year, spurring rumors that the two have had a falling out. Apparently Moss was rude to guests at a charity show Campbell organized earlier this year, and Naomi still hasn't forgiven her. According to one source: "Kate was a little worse for wear that night. Naomi wasn’t impressed. She wants to dedicate herself to good causes and there’s some feeling that Kate drags her down."
As Naomi Campbell says in Interview's October 2010 cover story, she's not one to get along with everyone: "I mean, look, I’m controversial. It’s not that people don’t know who I am . . . If people want to work with me, then they want to work with me. If they don’t, they don’t. You also have to create your own things. I’ve had my own perfume now for how many years? I’m doing my twelfth perfume and I’m with Procter & Gamble. If something doesn’t come your way, then you find another way. I was brought up with a very broad mind. I am a woman of color and I will always be proud of that. I also know that I will always have to go that extra 10 miles. And that’s fine. I’m okay with that. I’m okay with doing the extra 10 miles . . . My whole career is a challenge. I’m a challenge."
However, when she's hit with adversity: "I don’t get depressed. When I feel an attack, I withdraw. I disappear, I replenish, and then I come back. I’m not going to wallow in self-pity and not live my life. There are always going to be some falls in life for everybody, no matter what career you have. You have to roll with the punches and keep going."
She also offers a mea culpa: "Listen, I make many mistakes. Many mistakes. I’m not a perfect human being. I have to learn from my mistakes. And a lot of the ones I’ve made have been public. So I always get nervous when people speak about something that sounds like a role model, because I don’t know if I’ve been a great role model myself. I don’t think I have in certain aspects of my life . . . But I’m trying to do better. I admit to my mistakes. I admit to the things that I’ve done wrong. I admit it. But I’m trying to do right by myself and my life now."