Introducing Frederik Tölke, now represented by Ford Models. Please visit fordmodelsblog.com to see pictures of and read about Frederik Tölke.
This page can bang on and on about which models watch [all of them -- News Ed.] for the coming Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week S/S 2012, but after readers inhale the same hot air for the thirty-seventh time the message carries about as much credibility as the Pravda editorial page.
As far as VMAN 23 is concerned, the finish line is today. I have already written a fair bit about the “Archetypes Issue” and its two cover boys, Ford Men’s Matthew Terry and Clark Cord and won’t do much more than offer up a metaphorical Gatorade in the form of this post for a race well run.
Last month the good people at Marc Jacobs invited this page to attend one of the many photo shoots they produce throughout the year. With their F/W 2011 campaign by Juergen Teller done and dusted there was little chance of meeting Johnny Depp‘s better (zanier? — News Ed.) half, which is just as well, some rabbit holes are best avoided.
Ford Men’s Aiden Andrews spends the day modeling for a Web shoot for the Marc Jacobs Collection Mens 2012 line.
So long as you weren’t battling actual record-breaking flooding in Vermont, New Hampshire, New Jersey, and Upstate New York or fully consumed by the Manhattan-centric Irene news cycle and an apartment thereafter filled with PBR empties and Trader Joe’s Sweetened Dried Green Mango wrappers, then whatever clarity (or dignity in the latter case) you still possessed might very well have been trained on that brilliant Vogue Japan October 2011 story featuring Ford’s Crystal Renn by photographer Giampaolo Sgura and fashion director-at-large Anna Dello Russo that was previewed Monday on Models.com.
Polka dots turned up everywhere from Marc Jacobs to Stella McCartney this season, making the print now equally chic for big and little girls alike. Click through for some of our favorite examples of the trend, and go as dotty as you dare.
Set your alarm for 5 AM, Thursday, 8 September because the show season is finally upon us. If Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week S/S 2012 still feels like an abstraction on this side of Labor Day, then it is about to get very real starting with Ford Vol. III, the third show package of Paul Rowland‘s Ford tenure.
THE EXPERT: Makeup artist Donna Fumoso
THE CREDENTIALS: Fumoso’s work has appeared in Vogue, Elle, Glamour, Interview, Vanity Fair, and GQ, among others, and in advertising campaigns for brands from H&M to Badgley Mischka. Famous faces like Diane Kruger, Zooey Deschanel, and Amanda Peet have gone under her brush, as has Chinese-American über-star Yue-Sai Kan. Fumoso collaborated on Kan’s eponymous makeup line, which became China’s first major cosmetics company and is now owned by L’Oréal.
THE HOW-TO: “I love it when skin looks fresh,” Fumoso says. “I don’t like the look of foundation or too much powder, and I always try to let skin glow.