Greetings from Manhattan, where we’re still paging through Numéro 125! Never mind the so-called Fétiche issue, however because Numéro 126 septembre 2011 promises something five times more heroic with their “Héroïnes” issue featuring Ford’s Karmen Pedaru on its cover photographed by Karl Lagerfeld.
Late last month this page ran a Vogue Россия story by photographer Ben Toms and fashion editor Katie Shillingford that featured Ford’s Alana Zimmer. The editorial was Alana through and through, in other words, excellent.
A year ago for the Harper’s Bazaar September fall preview Karmen Pedaru provided the vehicle of fashion analysis for the International Herald Tribune fashion editor Suzy Menkes. This year, however the honor goes to Ford’s Maryna Linchuk in a Harper’s Bazaar September 2011 twelve page study of color and texture by photographer Paola Kudacki and fashion editor Natasha Royt.
Madre’s museum in Naples dedicated him a (still ongoing) solo exhibition; not only, he will participate in the collective exhibition Rebus from July 21st with a work at Simon Lee Gallery in London and he is now at The Power Plant in Toronto with the Rearview Mirror collective show- New Art from Central and Eastern Europe. Let’s talk about Sislej Xhafa, Albanian artist who for years worked on the concept of immigration and social reflection with irony, provocation and much wisdom…
In recent redesign meetings for this page the name Karmen Pedaru Blog or Karmen Pedaru News had been proposed. When you consider that this is the third post in as many days about the 21-year-old Estonian model, then the change isn’t an entirely daft idea. Really.
The Ford procession through various international issues of Vogue continues unabated with this Vogue Italia agosto 2011 editorial featuring Ford’s Karmen Pedaru and Ming Xi photographed by Emma Summerton.
VMAN has in Ford Men’s Clark Cord & Matthew Terry the very archetypes the forthcoming VMAN 23 sets out to celebrate. In a pair of recently released promotional videos by Cycy Sanders this season’s VMAN winners Clark and Matthew are presented to the world along archetypal lines as athlete and artist respectively.
The other week Ford’s Karmen Pedaru graced this page with a furious punk redolence courtesy of that Interview August 2011 story by Fabien Baron. Today, the Michael Kors F/W 2011 campaign model continues in this rich shapeshifting vein with an all-blonde British Vogue September 2011 story by photographer Paul Wetherell and fashion editor Miranda Almond.
On Friday the entry posted on this page about a certain Citizen K International Summer 2011 magazine cover by Grégory Derkenne that featured amongst other things a campy pink background, an Eli Saab Couture embroidered lace veil, and… The 67×90 pixel thumbnail that accompanied the posted link on the Ford Models Facebook certainly divided opinion ranging from 100+ resoundingly positive comments and likes on one side to sort of Terms of Service brinksmanship practiced by the company founded by celebrated women’s rights champion and Facemash creator Mark Zuckerberg.
A month ago I waxed lyrical about the Chinese microblogging service called Sina Weibo. That service alone breaks more covers of Vogue服饰与美容 (literally “Vogue Fashion and Beauty”), what the West calls Vogue China, than even the excellent tFS Forums could ever dream.