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.
Keeping pace with Crystal Renn is a daunting task and one to which the Ford Models Blog takes a decidedly measured approach. In less than a month’s time she was recognized as the Ultimate Catwalk Queen at the Cosmopolitan Ultimate Women of the Year Awards in London, breakfasted at 10 Downing Street with Samantha Cameron, wife of British Prime Minister David Cameron, participated in a panel discussion at the Love Your Life Conference presented by Glamour and 92nd Street Y, and confirmed some major S/S 11 campaigns.
Long before the Ford Models Blog took off its Halloween costume (OK, fake mustache) it had seemed that the Christmas lights had already crept up the trees outside the agency on Fifth Ave. Memory isn’t what it used to be, mind, but with Thanksgiving only next week the holidays must certainly be right around the corner. That of course means parties, gifts, and trips home such as the one implied by Ford’s Ming Xi featuring in Vogue China December 2010 photographed by Lachlan Bailey.
Generally the sight of scaffolding being newly erected around a building on your beat or, worse, your own building is accompanied with no undue trepidation. Not only is all that impermanent steel and plywood unsightly, but it typically comes with no discernible expiration date for removal. Nevertheless scaffolding is worth celebrating in some rare instances such as a Banksy bombing or much closer to home the latest editorial appearance by Ford Men’s Eric Watts in Hero 4 Winter/Spring 10/11 photographed by Nacho Alegre.
The Ford Models Blog likes Ford Men’s Francisco Lachowski. A lot. So much so that it spent the afternoon with its Cyrllic-Latin alphabet slide ruler to figure out what is what in the November 2010 issue of GQ Russia. Titled “НОВЬІЕ УРОВНИ” or “New Levels” the story photographed by Walter Chin and styled by fashion editor Ekaterina Melnikova places in the luxurious Sofitel in Midtown Manhattan. If readers in Russia wanted Gotham, then it’s Gotham they get it in the form of shadows, deep blue hues, and a wardrobe that would be affordable to characters in movies about New York.
Before Patti Smith and Robert Mapplethorpe became the artists perhaps most freely associated with horses and the color grey respectively, they were as the title of Smith’s 2010 memoir about her relationship with the late photographer suggests, just kids. In hindsight they were obviously not just any kids, mind, but two precocious if not borderline destitute (as in the case of Smith) young artists living together as lovers in the Chelsea Hotel starting in 1969 and into the early 1970s.
“Ford Models London” is a scam. Today several photographers in the United Kingdom alerted Ford Models about a scam email they had received (see below messages) from people called “Kellie Reid” or “Marie Greene” who identified themselves as being a “senior booker” at Ford Models. This is a scam.
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.