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.
Make the most of the maxi moment. Karmen Pedaru (Ford) takes the trend back to its grunge beginnings in a draped skirt and nubby, textured sweater with a hint of a bias-cut silhouette. But Seattle rockers are only part of the story. Pedaru’s snakeskin arm candy, tinted aviators, and bed-head ‘do are quintessential Keith and Mick.
When Lauren Hutton interviewed Michael Kors for Interview September 2011 there was ever only one model who could illustrate this meeting of the minds. That model is Ford’s Karmen Pedaru, current face of Michael Kors, who was photographed by Mikael Jansson and styled by Karl Templer for the feature.
Oh, but there is more to Vogue服饰与美容 September 2011 than Ming Xi, Karmen Pedaru, and Tao Okamoto. Ford’s Hyoni Kang rounds out this issue with a vibrant color story by photographer Lincoln Pilcher and stylist Morgan Pilcher. Aptly titled “For Color,” this eight-part study of shades for autumn runs the gamut from yellow to red to purple and clear on through to blue.