Cameron Russell Speaks Her Mind, Lensed by Yumma Al-Arashi for Telegraph UK

Cameron Russell Speaks Her Mind, Lensed by Yumma Al-Arashi for Telegraph UK

Top model, new mom and activist Cameron Russell is styled by Rachel Wang in Yumna Al-Arashi’s fashion editorial for Telegraph UK’s magazine. / Hair by Yukiko Tajima; makeup by Allie Smith

In her interview, Cameron tells readers that her outspoken activism has caused her more than one fashion shoot over the years. Conversely, she believes that her commitment to holistic sustainability in fashion and everyday life, coupled with her celebration of female leadership in the industry, is a key driver behind her new Max Factor beauty contract. Not all of Russell’s actions around #MeToo won her love in the fashion industry.



Cameron Russell Is 'Facing The Future' With Baby Asa, In Harper's Bazaar UK September 2018

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Cameron Russell Is 'Facing The Future' With Baby Asa, In Harper's Bazaar UK September 2018

Top model, humanitarian and activist, long-time partner to documentary filmmaker and director Damani Baker, and new mom to their first child Asa Baker Russell, Cameron Russell poses with Asa on the cover of Harper's Bazaar UK's September 2018 issue. 

Miranda Almond styles Cameron in 'Facing The Future', lensed by Will Davidson at Hasbrouck House in Stone Ridge, NY./ Hair by Jenny Kim; makeup by Ozzy Salvatierra

Russell is interviewed by Lydia Slater about her political activism around the environment and social justice, her leadership around #MeToo in the fashion industry, embracing motherhood and using compassion to bring about change.

Cameron Russell Activist

Inez & Vinoodh Shoot A Lineup Of Fierce, Activist Model Portraits For i-D Spring 2018

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Inez & Vinoodh Shoot A Lineup Of Fierce, Activist Model Portraits For i-D Spring 2018

An all-star model lineup mixing icons and women on the move, brings together (in order) Doutzen Kroes, Anja Rubik, Adwoa Aboah, Christy Turlington, a pregnant Cameron Russell, Dara Allen, Hanne Gaby, Liya Kebede, Paloma Elsesser and Teddy Quinlivan, styled by Alasdair McKimm. Photographer duo Inez & Vinoodh are in the studio for I-D Magazine Spring 2018, the Radical Issue. All 10 voices are featured, so read on

Alasdair McLellan Eyes Elle, Adwoa, Cameron, Edie + At Arcosanti For Miu Miu's Spring 2018 Campaign

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Alasdair McLellan Eyes Elle, Adwoa, Cameron, Edie + At Arcosanti For Miu Miu's Spring 2018 Campaign

Arcosanti, born in 1970, continues to evolve as an experiential learning center, walk-through demonstration of how to pursue efficient 'lean' alternatives to urban sprawl. Conceived by Paolo Soleri'sconcept of compact city design, ARCOLOGY(ARChitecture and ecOLOGY) saves resources and improves quality of life for all.

Ever the thinker, Miuccia Prada launches Miu Miu's Spring/Summer 2018 'Return to Arcosanti' ad campaign featuring actor Elle Fanning and top models Adwoa Aboah, Cameron Russell, Edie Campbell, Faith Lynch, Olivia Anakwe, Oumie Jammeh and Rianne Van Rompaey. Styled by Katie Grand with creative direction by Giovanni Bianco, photographer Alasdair McLellan captures this utopian future 70 miles north of Phoenix.

Led by the Cosanti Foundation Board of Directors, I note rather sadly that only one woman serves on this board of nine talented creatives envisioning our collective future. 

Eye: Edie Campbell Is Fashion Industry Oracle, Joining Cameron Russell In Fight Against Model Exploitation

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Eye: Edie Campbell Is Fashion Industry Oracle, Joining Cameron Russell In Fight Against Model Exploitation

Top model Edie Campbell graces the December 2017 issue of Vogue China, lensed by Patrick Demarchelier with styling by Daniela Paudice./ Makeup by Romy Soleimani; hair by Ward

Ironically, Campbell is styled as a possible muse from an ancient Greek temple like the famous one at Delphi. Occupation of the site at Delphi can be traced to the Neolithic period with extensive use beginning in the Mycenaean period (1600-1100 BC), a time we associate with the fall of the goddesses in cultural worship and the rise of patriarchy, which established deep roots in ancient Greece. The name 'Delphoi' comes from the same root as δελφύς delphys, "womb" and may indicate archaic veneration of Gaia at the site, writes Wiki. An oracle was a priest or priestess -- originally we believe it was primarily women as priestesses -- acting as a medium through whom advice or prophecy was sought from the gods in classical antiquity.

Enough with ancient history of the goddesses. Edie Campbell became a fashion industry muse and oracle this week, writing an open letter published by Women's Wear Daily, in which she highlights the abuse of all models, including men.  In a maverick twist, Campbell suggests that in the fashion industry, the abuse of male models is every bit as serious as among the women. 

“We have a problem: we operate within a culture that is too accepting of abuse, in all of its manifestations. This can be the ritual humiliation of models, belittling of assistants, power plays and screaming fits. We have come to see this as simply a part of the job.”

Campbell’s letter is in response to the Instagram campaign to raise awareness of sexual exploitation of models started in October by the US model Cameron Russell.

Here is Edie Campbell's letter in full: