Monday. On a certain microblogging service the first day of the work week also carries the prefix “hashtag male model” to make “#malemodelmonday.” The trouble with this sort of hashtaggery is that it fetishizes the role male models play in the industry. Why should the male of the species be afforded only one seventh or roughly 14% of the week and the first and generally most dreaded of its days?
A Simple Plan
Alana Zimmer (Ford) gives of-the-moment minimalism a ’70s spin. Wide-leg jeans provide the groovy factor, but the easy white blouse, makeup-free face, and pulled-back chignon ooze timeless Parisian cool. For even more perennial chic, Zimmer’s sole accessory—her quilted Chanel handbag—is about as classic as it gets. Less is more.
Last time I checked, breaking a Vogue Hommes Japan cover before 1000 EDT on a Sunday wasn’t in the media training handbook or at least any edition followed on Madison Avenue. Then again, when it is Nicola Formichetti breaking a story all bets are as good as off.
The barrier to Ford Models Blog entry on a Friday afternoon in late August isn’t all that daunting so long as the subjects in question include Ford’s Valerija Kelava, photographer Richard Burbridge, T Magazine, and cats. If yes to all four, then hit the publish button!
Images from this story are very probably already animated GIFs. If not, then the relentless #ChicoBotz will make it so. Before we can address this likelihood, a proper introduction is in order. Ford Men’s Francisco Lachowski features in U Magazine August 2011 in an editorial by photographer Shirley Yu.
Greetings from Manhattan, where we’re still paging through Numéro 125! Never mind the so-called Fétiche issue, however because Numéro 126 septembre 2011 promises something five times more heroic with their “Héroïnes” issue featuring Ford’s Karmen Pedaru on its cover photographed by Karl Lagerfeld.
Late last month this page ran a Vogue Россия story by photographer Ben Toms and fashion editor Katie Shillingford that featured Ford’s Alana Zimmer. The editorial was Alana through and through, in other words, excellent.
A year ago for the Harper’s Bazaar September fall preview Karmen Pedaru provided the vehicle of fashion analysis for the International Herald Tribune fashion editor Suzy Menkes. This year, however the honor goes to Ford’s Maryna Linchuk in a Harper’s Bazaar September 2011 twelve page study of color and texture by photographer Paola Kudacki and fashion editor Natasha Royt.
Madre’s museum in Naples dedicated him a (still ongoing) solo exhibition; not only, he will participate in the collective exhibition Rebus from July 21st with a work at Simon Lee Gallery in London and he is now at The Power Plant in Toronto with the Rearview Mirror collective show- New Art from Central and Eastern Europe. Let’s talk about Sislej Xhafa, Albanian artist who for years worked on the concept of immigration and social reflection with irony, provocation and much wisdom…