Other than months of the year the Ford Models Blog generally avoids acronyms and rather prefers to spell things plainly no matter how accepted the shorthand designation. Yves Saint Laurent instead of YSL. Women’s Wear Daily instead of WWD. Louis Vuitton Moët Hennesy Group instead of LVMH.
If the sight of Ford’s Alana Zimmer in Vogue España octubre 2010 photographed by Mark Seliger doesn’t set your corazón racing, then you ought to seek la atención hospitalaria. ¡Verdad! OK, all first year Spanish aside, Alana could not look more resplendent amidst the ruins of a once great mansion.
The purple patch of Ford’s Valerija Kelava continues with this rich editorial in Vogue China Nov. 2010 photographed by Lachlan Bailey and styled by Anne Christensen. Titled “My Wild Love” the 5’9½” (177 cm) Slovenia is seen wearing heavily layered looks comprised of knitwear from various designers including Missoni, Thakoon, and Chanel, as well as Christian Louboutin fur-lined heels, and various colorful beaded accessories by Lauren Manoogian.
Fresh on the heels of Peter Lindbergh story from September Ford’s Ming Xi appears in stunning fashion in Vogue China Nov. 2010 in an editorial photographed by Hans Feurer and styled by Anne Christensen. Titled “Green Winter” Ming doesn’t so much make a snowman out of grass as she makes hay modeling earth tone pieces for winter by Burberry Prorsum, Michael Kors, Ralph Lauren, Yohji Yamamoto, Junya Watanabe, and Christopher Raeburn.
Ford’s Hannelore Knuts features in Vogue Italia October 2010 photographed by Tim Walker with styling by Jacob K. Titled “Gitte Lee” the story brings together two legends former Danish model and actress Lady Birgit Lee and our very own Belgian top model Hannelore. Serving as foil to her elder Hannelore can be seen wearing a high-collared Jacquard knit, golden broach and bracelet, and fur mittens — the stuff of stately grace and elegance. Though the two had never previously met, photographer Tim Walker’s casting prescience is richly rewarded as there appears little spiritual distance between the two.
Please visit Vogue.it to see more of this story by Tim Walker including a behind the scenes video.
Just when your faith in fashion is at a low ebb, Vogue Italia restores it with the gravity of an all-star editorial. In the October 2010 issue of Condé Nast‘s Italian flagship glossy Craig McDean photographs amongst others Ford’s Hanne Gaby Odiele and Valerija Kelava in a story titled “Short: The New Ease.” Rounding out the distinguished production roster are fashion editor Edward Enninful, hair stylist Eugene Souleiman, and makeup artist Diane Kendal who combine to stunning effect.
Ford’s Valerija Kelava features in Vogue Italia Oct. 2010 in a solo story by Paolo Roversi. Titled “A Poetic Winter” the styling by Jacob K draws entirely from the Ralph Lauren F/W 10 collection, which of course is heavy on printed silks and the odd tweed jacket thrown in for good measure. Roversi’s signature muted color resonates with the shorter days and longer nights of winter and thus limit the bloom of the printed georgette solely to its decorative role. Winter, surely. Poetic, unquestionably. Paolo Roversi, masterly. Valerija Kelava, beautifully.
Ford’s Hildie Gifstad features in Wonderland September / October 2010 photographed by Vicky Trombetta. For an interview series with emerging designers Graeme Armour, Craig Lawrence, Hakaan, Shao Yen Chen, Nasir Mazhar, and Irina Shaposhnikova Hildie is given over to fashion editor Julia Sarr- Jamois to model example looks for the designers. Turkish-born, London-based Hakan Yildirim‘s has received special editorial attention this month also in Pop and for good reason, his work is both modern and wearable.
Last Friday we made passing mention of what is sure to be many new stories from Francisco Lachowski‘s time in Japan, but we had no idea that we’d have another story to post in less than a week. We’re not complaining, mind, but at this rate we’re either going to have to learn Japanese, start Ford Models Blog Nippon, put that Alphaville record on continuous play or all of the above in order to stay on top of this Japanese development unfolding before our eyes. And so it is everyone’s favorite Brazilian with a curious Polish surname who features in the October 2010 issue of Pen photographed by Midori Tsunoda with styling by Naoki Ikeda.
Whether or not you’re ready for another heavy stock fashion biannual the Ford Models Blog regardless is going to post this story. World, get ready for The Dirty Durty Diary Fall 2010, Issue One from editor-in-chief Maya Contreras and publisher Vic & Olivier Publishing. The inaugural issue gets off to a right proper start with an editorial that features Ford Men’s Ethan James and Ford’s Paulina Nowicka photographed by Scott Lowe and styled by J.J. Maxwell.