Kenza Fourati’s (Ford Women) big break came in this year’s “Rookies” section of Sports Illustrated’s swimsuit issue. A career high for any model, the France-born Tunisian’s shoot also marked the first time an Arab model has appeared in the magazine’s pages. With that crossed off her to-do list, the burgeoning filmmaker should have plenty of time to shop. Here’s what’s on her list.
Nicki Minaj’s collection for OPI hits shelves next month but if you’re a fan (or a nail fanatic) you’ve likely seen the ad already, circulating the blogosphere in the months-long buildup to the lacquer’s launch. The pop queen’s look, featuring the bubblegum pink prismatic metal dress that she wore to the VMAs earlier this year, was created by none other than Ford Artists Miami stylist Jessica Bosch.
As far as objects with a limited shelf life that are made in China are concerned, including a sizable percentage of the wares being touted this holiday season, Vogue服饰与美容 has to be one of the most coveted. Frankly speaking the magazine’s rarity belies the very ubiquity that has become synonymous with its country of origin, but thanks in no small part to the Poeple’s Republic’s answer to Twitter the January 2012 issue of Vogue服饰与美容 featuring Ming Xi (Ford) photographed by Li Qi is now public the world over.
Ford Men boast considerable modeling talent and amongst this select group there are a number of accomplished photographers including Christian Brylle, Ethan James, and Jeff Moerchen, the latter of whom has a new photography monograph called Ligonier published by Quarry Books, an imprint of Indiana University Press.
Marc Jacobs has gotten into the holiday spirit with an image gallery cleverly assembled from a mixture of curated pictures. Users are invited to join the Marc Jacobs family for the holidays by tagging Twitter, Foursquare, and Instagram photos with #MarcFam as we did over the weekend with the below shot of Aiden Andrews (Ford Men) from a Marc Jacobs shoot in August.
Valerija Kelava has a knack for looking effortless, unstudied, and a little undone. A dark start—tights and a navy skirt—makes the perfect foundation for showcasing streaks of color, deep jewel tones, and autumnal orange. The accent shade on her stacked brogues gets picked up in her color-blocked top, which plays like an accent piece under her leather jacket. Pulling it all together, a nomad’s fringed scarf is the quintessential throw-on-and-go accessory, which gives this look its lift.
Those shiny, celebrity tresses you covet? Chances are hairstylist-to-the-stars Julien Farel (Ford Artists) had something to do with them. In addition to owning salons in New York City and Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, Farel counts A-listers from Salma Hayek to Catherine Deneuve as clients. And he doesn’t just do house calls. Farel has worked on editorial shoots, campaigns, and runway shows for Gucci, Louis Vuitton, and Fendi, to name a few. Take a look at his must-gives.