That the title of the above video “Who Says Models Can Only Pose?” is a rhetorical question does not also mean the subjects contained therein do not deign to answer it. In fact, over the course of nearly five minutes 15 models from Ford Models Los Angeles New Faces don’t so much answer the question as make a bold statement of intent about their depth and breadth of talent.
Every month W answers the who, what, where, when, and why of the world of style or at least that’s what it announces along the upper edge of the cover to the right of its italicized one-letter title. Leading off the November issue’s what section is a story photographed by Sharif Hamza and styled by Giovanna Battaglia that features Ford’s Alana Zimmer, Hannah Holman, and Ming Xi. Titled “Reverse Commute,” the story poses a question by asking “who says the suburbs are boring?”
The other week this page previewed next month’s GMHC Fashion Forward event with its video teaser featuring amongst others Ford’s Crystal Renn, Hanne Gaby, Hannelore Knuts, and Ford Men’s Travis Cannata. Models.com has posted backstage photos from the video shoot, which was expertly cast by Andrew Weir.
When it comes to languages I don’t speak (all of them), perhaps there is none more welcome than Italian. Whether it means stumbling through the lunch menu at Villa d’Este or the match day program at the San Siro, Italian is fine by me. The same is also true for “reading” Vogue, ahem, the Italian edition that is. The elegant October volume serves up a wintry peach of a cover story by Steven Meisel that features a trio of models from Paul Rowland‘s board including Corinna Ingenleuf, Delfine Bafort, and Emma Balfour.
Ford Men’s Douglas Neitzke features on the cover of U Magazine, one of the better online magazines currently taking up precious bandwidth on the interweb. The Brazilian model is photographed by Zee Nunes for their “Occupy Issue.”
In the course of a day at Ford, models revolve in and out of the office for business, always looking amazing. When someone’s personal style grabs our eye, we snap his or her picture in the office photo booth and present it here, in our “Style Snap” series.
W‘s sixth annual art & fashion issue is now on Manhattan newsstands and offers a plethora of who, what, and wow on the theme. W November 2011 boasts a little bit of everything from that cheeky series of fake adverts by Steven Meisel to the editorial produced under the remote direction of recently freed Chinese artist and dissident Ai Weiwei. The issue is perhaps at its best, however when it passes comment on the colorful intersection of art, fashion, and sport with a story by photographer Roe Ethridge and stylist Marie Chaix that features Ford’s Karmen Pedaru and Sigrid Agren.
Ford’s Anne-Sophie Monrad speaks with photographer Benjamin Kanarek during a photo shoot for Vogue Portugal. The half Danish, half German model discusses her entry into the world of modeling, learning to swim, and the importance of dressing well for those return visits home.