When it comes to cultivating distinctive style, few models exude more personality than Ford’s Hanne Gaby Odiele. We’ve spotted the free-spirited beauty rocking everything from crop-tops and harnesses to print-on-print Dries Van Noten getups. For the Spring ’12 couture shows in Paris, the Belgian catwalker went uncharacteristically understated, opting for a borrowed-from-the-boys ensemble of bomber jacket, raw denim jeans, workwear beanie, and classic kicks. Click through to make her tomboy look your own.
Italian luxury shoe and leather goods maker Tod’s has collaborated with Dazed & Confused cofounder Jefferson Hack on a new capsule shoe collection called Tod’s No_Code. Billed as “forward thinking,” the new line is especially so in that it was designed for both men and women. No_Code displays its wares in a front-of-magazine feature in Dazed & Confused February 2012 that includes Christian Brylle (Ford Men) photographed by Roe Ethridge.
Thairine Garcia (Ford) featured yesterday on the Made in Brazil blog with an exclusive test shoot by photographer João Arraes. The blond Brazilian model last month made the cover of Harper’s Bazaar Brasil photographed by Gui Paganini.
“The West is the best,” proclaimed Jim Morrison during the talky interlude of “The End.” Doubtful the long dead Doors frontman was musing on Western trends of denim, suede fringe, and pantalons rodéo, but nevertheless articulates just how dominant the region from the Great Plains to the Pacific is in the popular imagination. The Western trend surfaces with force from a Vogue Paris février 2012 story featuring Catherine McNeil (Ford) photographed by Claudia Knoepfel & Stefan Indlekofer.
Lara Mullen (Ford) features in the Maje Spring 2012 campaign by Craig McDean. The English model can be seen in the campaign video wearing select looks from the spring line by Judith Milgrom and leading a white horse through near the Cité Durmar in Paris’s 11th arrondissement.
It should come as no surprise that models love to be snapped, even in between photo shoots. Twitter has emerged as the easiest way for a muse to stay on his or her A-game. So in honor of all the one-handed self-portraits and behind-the-scenes shots posted hourly, we’ve compiled the best of our models’ off-duty twitpics. Photos will be added regularly, so check back often for the most awesome candid-camera moments.
Jonathan Saunders has won the prestigious 2012 British Fashion Council / Vogue Fashion Fund, the UK counterpart to the Council of Fashion Designers of America / Vogue Fashion Fund. The acclaimed Glaswegian-born designer will receive a £200,000 cash prize (approximately $315,000), as well as a bespoke mentoring program to further the achievement of his business goals.
With awards season officially in full swing and the Oscars swiftly approaching, we can’t help but indulge our red-carpet fantasies. While we’re likely experiencing this year’s Academy Awards from the comfort of our living room, we’ve nonetheless rounded up some of our favorite A-list-approved items, including gowns, jewels, skin-care tools, and the necessary shapewear. You know, just in case an invitation should magically appear. Click through to see our picks. No swan dresses, sorry.