There are any number of qualities that make what could otherwise just be an average editorial something more, something extraordinary. It could be an inspired model who brings the clothing to life. It could also be down to fine styling that opts for maturity instead of mania. A clever premise can also be the clincher in making the story memorable long after the magazine has been harvested for tear sheets.
It is held that familiarity breeds contempt, but after four editorials in as many weeks Ford Men’s Eric Watts could hardly enjoy more respect than he currently is. The Nassau County native returns with a solo story in Essential Homme November / December 2010 photographed by Sean Gomez and styled by Brian Walser.
“Exclusive”…the Interweb likes to bandy about this term as if it the likes of its reblogging readership got its news from inky broadsheets instead of the crassly nested pages of Tumblr. Music writer Christopher Weingarten has lampooned the exclusive and though we’re not talking Sleigh Bells demos, we nevertheless doff our hats to the ever insightful Whiney G. this afternoon. And for good reason as it so happens that the Made in Brazil 2 exclusive on Models.com MDX features no less than Ford Men’s Francisco Lachowski and a double exposed Max Motta.
The Ford Models Blog has two framed pictures on its walls, both classics. The first is a limited edition concert bill for The Jesus Lizard, the legendary rock outfit fronted by David Yow. The second is of Carmen Dell’Orefice, the genuinely iconic model who started modeling as a teenager for the agency founded by Eileen Ford and her late husband Jerry.
Film noir, the genre so named by a group of French critics that was characterized by its overwhelming sense of pessimism, fatalism, and menace. These American hard-boiled crime stories spanning from the movies Double Indemnity (1944) to Touch of Evil (1958) often centered on an unwitting detective investigating a routine case that invariably unraveled to reveal a much larger underworld underpinning society.
In many quarters of the modeling industry finding an American amidst a sea of Brazilians, Belgians, Estonians, and Poles can be challenging. It certainly can be done, but not without effort. Harder still is to find a native New Yorker plying her trade in the circuits of high fashion. Meet Emily Carter, 5’11″ (180 cm) 16-year-old from Manhattan’s Upper West Side.
Introducing Emily Carter, now represented by Ford Models. Please visit fordmodelsblog.com to see pictures of and read about Emily Carter.
The Ford Models Blog likes to think it knows every subject within its purview. Magazines, photographers, designers, yeah, it has the knowledge and a fast enough smart phone when it doesn’t to convince all half dozen readers of this blog that it does. It also knows its limits, which for the life of this blog includes how exactly to pronounce the latest campaign of Ford Men’s Aiden Andrews — and no, Google Translate only helps if you’ve the voice of Stephen Hawking.
Ford Men’s Isaac Carew features in the English edition of the Austrian fashion magazine Indie No. 28 Autumn 2010 in an editorial by photographed by Sabrina Theissen and styled by fashion editor Kathi Kauder. Titled “The Boy with a Thorn in His Side” the story pictures the 6’2½” (189 cm) model from the London Borough of Hackney experiencing no discernible annoyance or frustration.