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.
Play this video with closed eyes and its wistful soundtrack might suggest something as earnest as life insurance, elder care, or substance abuse counseling. Replay the video with open eyes and, well, thankfully it’s neither of those old saws, but in fact a video treatment for the Ralph Lauren F/W 10 campaign featuring Ford’s Karmen Pedaru!
After a busy week in the City venturing upstate for the weekend is a pleasant option, but a trip upstate for Seventh Man with photographer Randall Mesdon and fashion editor Julie Ragolia is an even better option if you’re Ford Men’s AJ Abualrub. Titled “Black Mountain College Photos” the story shot in luscious black and white and features an impeccably styled AJ walking through a wooded area in early autumn — think English professor from a Tom Ford movie goes hiking.
The Ford Models Blog can sit on a winning hand for only so many days, but eventually must lay out what readers surely will consider to be a royal flush. We’re of course talking about the Francisco Lachowski interview special from the other week that we produced fresh on the heels of his sojourn in Japan.