November 17, 2010 11:29 am

Keeping pace with Crystal Renn is a daunting task and one to which the Ford Models Blog takes a decidedly measured approach. In less than a month’s time she was recognized as the Ultimate Catwalk Queen at the Cosmopolitan Ultimate Women of the Year Awards in London, breakfasted at 10 Downing Street with Samantha Cameron, wife of British Prime Minister David Cameron, participated in a panel discussion at the Love Your Life Conference presented by Glamour and 92nd Street Y, and confirmed some major S/S 11 campaigns. Were we to follow Crystal play by play, then we might well have to hire a team of Pulitzer Prize winning journalists, set up an 24 hour ops center, and change the name of this page to the Crystal Renn Blog! Not that any of those are a bad ideas, but we’re going to stick with what actually can be accomplished today, which is to introduce Crystal’s latest stunning editorial in Harper’s Bazaar December 2010 photographed by Paola Kudacki and styled by fashion editor Natasha Royt.

Titled “Best New Looks” the story presents Crystal in series of resort looks drawn from a crisp, mostly monochromatic color palette. These classic silhouettes are made all the more elegant by Crystal’s effervescence. Merely wearing the clothing for an editorial has never been an option for Crystal and this story is no exception. Without a trace of fatigue, ennui, or any of the other maladies common in the upper echelons of modeling Crystal injects a palpable vitality to every single designer piece from the Michael Kors knit sweater she seductively pulls with her teeth right down to the Georg Jensen cuff that accentuates a coquettish moi? gesture of the hand. For all the ballyhoo that has followed Crystal in the last year it is refreshing to see her doing what she does best: model on her own terms. Crystal is happy, healthy, and up to her eyeballs in work and this page couldn’t be happier for her than at this moment.

Credits include: Publication, Harper’s Bazaar December 2010; Title, “Best New Looks”; Photography, Paola Kudacki; Fashion editor, Natasha Royt; Hair, Franco Gobbi for Redken; Makeup, Frank B; Manicure, Rie Osuka.