Naomi Shimada


how selfies destroy our self-esteem

In their new book 'Mixed Feelings: Exploring Modern Life and the Internet, One Discussion at a Time', journalist Sarah Raphael and model Naomi Shimada break down what social media is really doing to our self-worth.
Sarah Raphael

model and activist naomi shimada stars in ttya’s new christmas collection

Made exclusively with tall girls in mind, TTYA brand founder Irene Agbontaen is solving the issue of a lack of basics for tall girls like herself.
i-D Staff
music interviews

pet is the new home for an inspiring cast of creative women

Launching with a showcase series and online platform, expect to see amazing work from this initiative.
Briony Wright

'pusszine' is a celebration of girls and cats

Photographer Stephanie Sian Smith has created the cat-like zine of your dreams, so have a good stretch, curl up in the sun and enter her world. Everybody wants to be a cat, because a cat's the only cat who knows where it's at.
Francesca Dunn

set the city alight!

North to south, east to west, London’s creatives are energizing every pocket of the city. From models fighting preconceptions of beauty, to designers redefining British style and rappers making London the sound of now, meet the boys and girls living...
Lynette Nylander

​does plus size modeling really celebrate women’s bodies?

As size 16 model Naomi Shimada reveals the prevalence of fat suits and body padding in the plus size industry, should we question the ethics of the division of modeling that purports to celebrate women’s bodies as they naturally are?
Charlotte Gush

​do plus size models actually represent real women?

As size 16 model Naomi Shimada reveals that ‘plus size’ models must routinely wear padding in order to get work, should we question our blind celebration of the plus industry?
Charlotte Gush
straight up

naomi shimada

Growing up is giving up, stay punk. We head out onto the streets to shoot London youth now.
i-D Staff