Glammed-Up Naomi Campbell Serves Executive Realness at “Blood Diamond” Trial

In testimony at a war crimes trial in the Netherlands today, model Naomi Campbell said she received some “dirty looking stones” from two strangers after she attended a dinner party hosted by Nelson Mandela in 1997. Prosecutors want to know if the stones were “blood diamonds” from Liberian leader Charles Taylor. Campbell previously denied that she’d received any diamonds.

Check out the glammed-up Naomi in some footage in court today. She’s serving up that Executive Realness, Michelle Obama look. The beehive’s totally on-point, not an errant strand of hair to be found. You almost expect the prosecutor to ask, “And who are you wearing today, Ms. Campbell?”

From April – Naomi storming out of an ABC NEWS interview when asked about the diamonds:

Kevin Wicks

Kevin Wicks

Kevin Wicks founded's Anglophenia blog back in 2005 and has been translating British culture for an American audience ever since. While not British himself—he was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri—he once received inordinate hospitality in London for sharing the name of a dead but beloved EastEnders character. His Anglophilia stems from a high school love of Morrissey, whom he calls his "gateway drug" into British culture.
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