’Tis the season. Of Champagne toasts, canapés, and mingling under the mistletoe. Our MO for this year’s round of merrymaking? Up the shine factor, for one—we like Vince’s gold sequined shift dress and a swipe of Deborah Lippmann’s ruby-red nail glitter. Bling-y crystal earrings from Erickson Beamon and Tom Binns are festive options, and a plush faux-fur Mango scarf will keep you toasty as you dash between fêtes.
Damaris Lewis (Ford Women) may be best known for her back-to-back-to-back appearances in Sports Illustrated, but the Brooklyn-born stunner has also lent her dewy visage to YSL, worked it for Victoria’s Secret, and advocated on behalf of first lady Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move! campaign. For the giving season, click through to discover what she’s feeling. Want more Lewis? Find her on Twitter and be one of her more than 9,300 followers.
For any models who are lucky enough to enjoy the sort of career longevity as Ryan Burns (Ford Men) has, it is hardly surprising to learn of them having significant others who also model. Such is the case of the face of Ermenegildo Zegna Fall 2011 who features with his real life girlfriend Aline Nakashima (Marilyn) in Details December 2011 / January 2012 photographed by John Balsom.
A runway regular for cult labels from Vena Cava to Zero + Maria Cornejo, indie fave Cailin Hill (Ford Women) is as well-known for her walk as she is for the sassy bon mots she drops on her addictive and unfiltered blog, The Model Burnbook. The Ontario native, who now resides in Brooklyn, has been shot for Jalouse, L’Officiel, and the Japanese editions of Vogue, Elle, and Harper’s Bazaar. See what’s on her to-gift list.
Francisco Lachowski (Ford Men) spoke with A|X TV for an exclusive interview conducted on the set of a video shoot for the A|X Armani Exchange Videomix iPad application, which launched as a free download from the iTunes Store late last month. Exactly how many thousand animated GIFs this interview with the world’s most beloved male model and the A|X application will generate is anyone’s guess.
Open nearly any fashion magazine in the final weeks of this calendar year and you’re likely to see Ondria Hardin (Ford) luxuriously lounging about for the Prada Fall 2011 campaign by Steven Meisel. Thanks to this marquee campaign there is no question about how the Tar Heel State native entered public consciousness, but Ondria’s continued presence cannot be wholly explained by the glossy pages at the fronts of magazines. For another important reason, page from right-to-left to the back of Numéro Tokyo December 2011 for an editorial by photographer Tom Allen and fashion editor Heathermary Jackson.
Michael Kors Holdings is set to go public this Friday with its hotly anticipated initial public offering that could value the company at $3.63 billion. The company’s chief creative officer and director, Michael Kors to lay folk, who owns an 8.1% stake in the company could be flush with $111 million following the likelihood his 5,848,803 shares are snapped up Friday. The company will trade on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker “KORS” following the offering.
Famous for seducing designers, editors, photographers, et al. with her curves, Crystal Renn (Ford+ and Ford) has become a red-hot editorial star and campaign staple. She’s smoldered for Chanel and Dolce & Gabbana, posed for Steven Meisel and Craig McDean, and appeared in American Vogue, French Vogue, Vogue Italia, W, Glamour, and many more. But Renn’s most enduring contribution to the industry may be her refusal to play by its rules. Allowing her body to change (she’s been a size 12, but at press time, she was closer to an 8) while always embracing her shape, she has transformed the industry’s collective eye and upended expectations of what a model should look like. Click through for Renn’s picks on what’s best to give for the holidays.