Last Friday fordPROJECT and BLACKLOTS celebrated their collaboration and opening of the “Name. Date. Title” group exhibition at the 57 W 57 St, 19th floor gallery. The opening was well attended by both artists Benjamin Martins, Helena Kauppila, Jason Gringler, Panni Malekzadeh, Vargas-Suarez Universal, Virginia Inés Vergara, Mahmoud Hamadani, and patrons alike.
Damaris Lewis (Ford Women) shares her five favorite things ranging from her mother to dancing — the veritable alpha and omega of life — with the occasional New York slice thrown in for good measure.
Whereas hearing “Jingle Bells” on a balmy mid November morning whilst queueing for an overpriced latté will induce all manner of nausea, staring squarely in the same moment the Michael Kors Resort 2011 campaign by Mario Testino featuring Karmen Pedaru (Ford) will bring about delight. Quibble there’s little difference, fine, but there’s no denying that Michael Kors knows the way to harry and slay especially when Karmen’s holding the reins.
Designers are taking denim this Fall beyond the basic blue jean. Isabel Marant’s luxe rework of the classic button-up jacket and Meredith Wendell’s sporty duffel bag are far cries from the 501, but they exude the same relaxed, all-American appeal. We’ve also rounded up our top wallet-friendly options, from a leather-trimmed Zara mini-backpack to Free People’s vintage patchwork skirt. Click through to piece together your own Texas tuxedo.
Winter in the Northern Hemisphere doesn’t begin for another five weeks, but that’s not to say forecasts haven’t also begun in earnest. The National Weather Service spins its own winter predictions through its Hydrometeorological Prediction Center Winter Weather Desk (WWD, that’s right), which in name seem a bit fanciful when today’s high temperature will reach 66°F (19°C) in Manhattan. Regardless, a balmy New York autumn may well give way to the sort of steamy winter envisaged by photographer Sølve Sundsbø in this Vogue Italia novembre 2011 editorial featuring Julia Saner (Ford).
Jon Paul (Ford Men) features in an exclusive editorial on The Fashionisto by photographer Angela Hau and stylist Martin Waitt.
Interview November 2011 is more than a touch infatuated with teenagers — the cover story is an interview of 14-year-old Chloë Moretz by former child star Drew Barrymore. Also in the issue, photographer Gregory Harris surveys the de facto class of 2011, a precocious crop of teen and twentysomething actors, musicians, and the like. Thankfully Interview‘s preoccupation with relative youth is not limited to celebrity, but extends to fashion, specifically modeling. Ondria Hardin (Ford) burst onto the scene this season with her Prada Fall 2011 campaign by Steven Meisel and takes a turn for the editorial with a story by photographer Mikael Jansson and stylist Karl Templer.
Lara Mullen (Ford) has been featured on The Cut, Models.com, and late last week hit the big stage with a Vogue.it appearance. The English new face counts Karmen Pedaru as her favorite top model, fancies TV crime dramas, and enjoyed a smashing debut runway season walking for Alexander Wang, Prada, and Givenchy.