Our friends at COACD do an exceptional job with their “Throwback Fridays” wherein they post/tweet Polaroids of models from bygone seasons or what in fashion might as well be the Pleistocene epoch. This recent end-of-week tradition of theirs is a great way to remember the kids who’ve gone through the great revolving door that is fashion. The Ford Models Blog isn’t about to repeat their excellent throwback efforts, but all the same we’d like to share an editorial in the latest issue of Hercules that takes styling and throws it waaay back.
A few weeks ago the Ford Models Blog mentioned three of a possible 598 different covers French Revue de Modes #17 and lo since then the clipper ships that ferry magazines from the Old World to the New World have delivered their bounty! Not only do three of the covers feature Kate Kosushkina, India Farrell, Mayara Rubik Marchi, but inside the issue Ford’s Juliana Schurig and Karlina Caune also crop up in an editorial photographed by Thierry Le Gouès and styled by fashion editor Marcell Rocha.
The Ford Models Blog knows its magazines. Its L’Officiel Hommes from its Better Homes and Gardens. Its Vogue Paris from, well, that one. Its Teen Vogue from EY! Magateen. The other week, though it was caught out by a thinnish “hard cover” biannual called Twin and immediately bought what it thought was the latest issue featuring Ford Men’s Aiden Andrews, Ethan James, and Seth Miller photographed by KT Auleta….gold in other words.
For a young male model from Kansas City an appearance in a Hercules editorial styled by Nicola Formichetti might not be a thing of table conversation back home over Thanksgiving dinner. One look at “Deep in the City” photographed by Mariano Vivanco and it would certainly appear that Ford Men’s Bo Ackerson dodged a big ol’ pink bullet that might have otherwise seen him in spectacular drag!
There are certainly worse ways to spend $40 than buying the latest issue of Grey. The “hard” cover shell that houses the three hundred odd pages of the biannual published in Italy under the aegis of editor in chief and fashion director Valentina Ilardi Martin has been staring the Ford Models Blog in the eyes for a few weeks.
Paging back to front (Tokyo, we’re waiting for that invitation) per usual the Ford Models Blog next encountered Ford’s Ranya Mordanova in the latest issue of Grey. In another editorial titled according to the calendar, “Tuesday 25.05.10″ in case you’re wondering, Ranya features photographed by Sune Czajkowski and styled by fashion editor Raffaella Campeggi.
This story surfaced on the MDC Daily Feed last Friday and ever since the Ford Models Blog has been itching to see the editorial in full. We’re of course talking about the Numéro 118 editorial featuring Ford’s Dafne Cejas photographed by Greg Kadel with styling by Elizabeth Sulcer.
When the Ford Models Blog isn’t busy adding crushed moon rocks to fresh trays of Jonny Cat or mailing the Con Edison bill using its rare stamp collection, then it’s exposing Polaroid film by the case or, more accurately, watching its très professionnel colleagues from Ford Men shoot their boys using the instant film.
You might be first, but we booked the job. That might well be the unofficial motto of the Ford Models Blog and none more so than today with this story that surfaced late last week. It so happens that our favorite half German, half Palestinian, born in Manila male model, Ford Men’s AJ Abualrub, features on the cover of Essential Homme November / December 2010 photographed by A.P. Kim. It’s actually the second cover for AJ this month, but obviously the cover without the plush giraffe headgear or comedy cupcake.
According to the second issue of Seventh Man A/W 2010, Ford Men’s Isaac Carew is “all that” or at the very least in a story titled “He’s All That.” Photographed by Dimitris Theocharis with fashion editing by Dan Blake the story features the model from London Borough of Hackney and the Reiss F/W 10 campaign in a first look pierced by no less than an arrow and fishing lure.