The Japanese school uniform occupies a cultural position that for the sake of brevity, if not decency, is best elaborated elsewhere. Fortunately for this page, however Tao Okamoto (Ford) is on hand wearing various not-so-scholastic miniskirts and a pair of platform saddle shoes by Limi Feu throughout in Vogue Japan February 2012 for an editorial by photographer Giampaolo Sgura and stylist Viviana Volpicella.
Zuri Tibby (Ford) features today as one half of the Models.com Daily Duo. The Sunshine State native recently joined Paul Rowland‘s board and offers immense promise, which she has already begun to deliver.
However well intentioned, the “underrated” status that Marie Claire Italia carries does little justice to the magazine edited by Antonella Antonelli. The Italian publication is seasoned in consistently producing brilliant stories, one of which even featured in this page’s 2011 Year in Editorials review. That lengthy story by photographer Wendy Bevan in particular was excellent in its presentation of Emily Senko (Ford) as Frida Kahlo. The January 2012 issue continues the powerful stride set in recent years with a new story with Emily by photographer David Bellemère and stylist Elisabetta Massari.
Hanne Gaby (Ford) has been named best-dressed model-off-duty by Style.com. Resident street style photographer Tommy Ton has compiled his favorite off-runway photographs from 2011 and not surprisingly honored the Belgian for her personal style acumen. Having seen countless online polls for this category, it is satisfying to see the title go to its rightful owner, Hanne Gaby. Incidentally, you can see more Ford-centric street style here.
Equinox, the upmarket fitness center with locations throughout the United States including New York, Chicago, and California, has piqued irritation amongst some of its members with its new campaign by photographer Terry Richardson, himself no stranger to controversy, which features Cheyne Oglesby (Ford Men).
New year, new you. Cliché it may be, but come early January, we can’t resist the urge to relentlessly self-improve. Whether that means amping up the workout routine, unplugging and chilling out more, or bolstering your reading list is up to the individual. All we know is that attendance at our gym seems to quadruple in the first quarter, so our bets are on the fitness resolvers (rest assured, we’re among those numbers). Here, inspiring selections to further you along the road to your 2012 ultra-body. Click to get fit!
This past autumn an exuberant Crystal Renn (Ford) described to me a photo shoot she had recently finished in which she performed the splits whilst suspended between the shoulders of two men. Although Crystal has variously been described as flexible, limber, even bendy, the idea of her sitting atop two male gymnasts with her legs at ninety degree angles to her upright body seemed frankly extraordinary, something that had to be seen in order to believed. The publication of the January issue of Vogue Россия, however has put paid to any doubts with a story that features Crystal and Alana Zimmer (Ford) photographed by Arthur Elgort.
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Karmen Pedaru (Ford) got the New Year off to a flying start by featuring for the Bottega Veneta Spring 2012 campaign by photographer Jack Pierson.