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.
‘Tis the season to be kitschy, and nothing gets us in the holiday spirit like cozy knitwear. That’s right, we’re talking about the infamous holiday sweater. Don’t worry, this season you won’t need Mark Darcy’s famous charm to pull off the Donnor jumper. There’s plenty of fair isle with enough charisma to get you noticed (in a good way) at next weekend’s cocktail soiree. So if you’re feeling the look, tell us:
How would you wear the holiday sweater?
Perennial advertising favorite Adrien Sahores (Ford Men) features in a newly released De Fursac Spring 2012 campaign video directed by Atelier Franck Durand. Set to a crackly Gallic tune by Charlie Megira, the 65 second video spot shot in Super 8 style calls to mind an earlier era in which color pictures, let alone the moving variety, were a novelty. Adrien Sahores oozes continental cool in the picture’s every frame.
With spreads in Vogue Italia, Interview, and VMAN to his name, Ethan James Green (Ford Men) is an avant-garde editorial VIP. He’s also a budding shutterbug. The 21-year-old Michigan native has shot for VMAN.com and posts magazine-worthy pics on his Tumblr. See what he’s planning on giving this season.