Last week the Ford Models Blog was in hot pursuit of LOVE Issue 4 and on that rainy Wednesday morning when our newsagent Ali finally had his second order (the first sold out 36 hours earlier) we noticed a new magazine neither we nor Ali had previously ever seen, Essential Homme. The bimonthly magazine for young men immediately caught our eye because it featured Ford Men’s Francisco Lachowski on the cover photographed by Algis Puidokas and styled by Terry Lu.
When photographer Marley Kate shoots a story, the Ford Models Blog takes notice. Her Francisco Lachowski editorial for Vanity Teen not only featured on our blog, but likely left an indelible mark on even the most prolific traffickers of the boy’s image. Much of the was Francisco, yes, but an equally not insignificant part was also what photographer Marley Kate was able to bring out of her then subject, namely adolescent abandon. But, which model from Ford Men would she next shoot?
Here to complete the hat-trick of Gap F/W 10 campaign postings are Ford’s Anna Jagodzinska, Karmen Pedaru, and Tao Okamoto photographed by Craig McDean and styled by Karl Templer. Legend has it that black magic typically involves the invocation of evil spirits for evil purposes. Neither shaman nor sorcerer the Ford Models Blog cannot readily discern any evil purposes from this campaign let alone the cut of trouser — Perfect Trouser, Boy Fit, and True Straight.
Ford Men’s Tommy Dunn features in the Gap F/W 10 campaign, his second this season, photographed by Craig McDean and styled by Karl Templer. The Ford Models Blog last saw the 6’1″ (185 cm) American feature in the True Religion F/W 10 campaign photographed Nino Muñoz. He has since traded in that dusty stagecoach look for the Saturday afternoon in the City look that is the Gap hallmark.
Ford’s Alana Zimmer features in this 30 second commercial for the Gap F/W 10 Black Magic campaign. The component print campaign was photographed by Craig McDean and styled by Karl Templer and features Anna Jagodzinska, Karmen Pedaru, and Tao Okamoto. For the video campaign, however the 5’11″ (180 cm) Canadian provides the $255 foil to Gap’s $59.50 Black Magic pant. The Ford Models Blog will naturally overlook the fact that Alana disappears in a poof of grey smoke — how’s that for pandering to TV audiences?!
Ford Men’s AJ Abualrub features in a GQ Russia Sep. 2010 editorial photographed by Walter Chin with styling by Ekaterina Melnikova. The Ford Models Blog‘s understanding of the Cyrillic alphabet is still wanting, but having read all about this story on The Fashionisto and MDC, we figured out all we needed to know and did not want to be left behind on the Russian steppe having not mentioned this story!
Ford’s Hildie Gifstad features in a Contributing Editor Aug. 2010 editorial by photographer Andrew Stinson and fashion editor Grace Koo. She’s had a busy summer since her Ford Models Blog debut in May. Earlier in the week the Ford Models Blog bumped into the 5’11″ (180 cm) Norwegian at magazine shop on 14 St. Hildie mentioned that she had some editorial on the way and some 72 hours later here it is. Sure, the wig is a bit daft, but not Hildie wearing Prada, Dolce & Gabbana, Rochas, Burberry Prorsum, etc and so on… . Consider this story but an aperitif to Hildie’s coming fall stories.
Please visit Contributing Editor to see the editorial “Red Zone” featuring Hildie Gifstad in its entirety.
Ford’s Veranika Antispava features in an article “Ferragamo on Fifth” on VMAGAZINE.COM photographed by Nagi Sakai. The 5’9″ (175 cm) Belarusian is pictured alongside new Salvatore Ferragamo creative director, Massimiliano Giornetti.
With the S/S 11 shows starting in just a fortnight the Ford Models Blog feels a bit like Peter Billingsley‘s character in A Christmas Story…Thursday the 9th can’t come soon enough! So, it is with that tugging of anticipation that we look to VMAGAZINE.COM (yes, all caps all the time for V) to kill another quarter of an hour with a wonderful slide show of photographs by Schohaja shot backstage at the Giorgio Armani Privé fall 2010 haute couture show in July that featured Ford’s Alana Zimmer, Karmen Pedaru, and Alexandra Tretter.
Zach Durham features as a part of the MDC Daily Duo for Wednesday, 25 Aug. 2010. The 6’1½” (187 cm) Fulton, New York native was originally spotted in an Abercrombie & Fitch store and not long afterward signed with Ford Models. Already busy with university studies (we’re told he’s maintaining a 4.0 GPA) Zach is set for an even fuller load this coming season with plenty of options lighting up his chart.