Tag: ford models

karmen pedaru for numéro

stunningly dark, karmen pedaru of ford models appears for issue 127 of numero thorugh the lens of greg kadel. i love when publications do a gold foiled masthead against a darkened cover shot. karmen has this heavy presence that is so stunning, she is the perfect girl for this cover, considering the styling elements. you may have recognized her through the gucci campaigns & most recently advertising for gucci’s cruise 2012 collection has surfaced in which pedaru is the star. while i love more than one fashion publication, i must say- numéro has some of the greatest covers & best editorial content. no shade to the vogue’s across the globe, but conde nast has a deeper foundation & much more established base as a commercial publication, which means they play the field with actresses & such. with numéro, there is a larger aspect of high end fashion as art that i feel coming through, consistently. recently, i took to the fashion forums & looked at numéro’s cover archive- in which is was surprised at how beautiful each cover was. cover shots are a major aspect of fashion publications because that basically the one shot to pull in consumers. numéro does it for me everytime, as they have so greatly demonstrated here. & let’s get into the ungaro torso/neck accessorie. sickening.

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editorialesque » ming xi + caroline brasch nielsen for vogue china

through the lens of daniel jackson, vogue china’s august cover girl, ming xi appears with caroline brash neilsen for her feature editorial. styled by tiina laakkonen, the spread focuses on high contrast color blocking. lush use of velvet & an arsenal of coats are seen from the fall collections while ming & caroline have no paired shots. while i love the pieces selected, it would have been way more interesting if the girls were photographed interacting. isn’t the point of casting two models for one spread to see how well the two work in enhancing the direction of a fashion spread? referencing my previous post as a prime example, a winning combination can do wonders for a issue, given the right elements of styling & make-up. here, the spread is beautifully groomed & stylistically on-point, but the presence seems a bit out of touch. there is a lacking spark or sense of excitement; theres no sense of wonder or otherworldly glamour. this spread brinks boring & against the other outstanding editorial content of vogue china’s august issue, this spread pales in comparison. yet & still, technically speaking, i love the use of light. represented by elite, caroline can be seen for the fall valentino campaign while ming xi, represented by ford models, continues to build a stronger editorial presence. while both have had noted success individually, their chemistry was not seen here.

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collection images: sophie theallet, resort

an aesthetic described as bohemian luxe has become the signature of the sophie theallet label; this direction is closely guarded & well executed season after season. presenting their 2012 resort collection, anais mali stars in the collections wide ranged set of stylish pieces ranging from gowns to pant suits. while the approach to the pre-season is noticeably more relaxed, the collection remains in it’s own lane of relaxed silhouettes of the bohemian aesthetic. while i would’ve liked to see much more developement in allowing the clothes to take on a greater feel of sophistication, i appreciate the pre-season effort.

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editorialesque » paolo achisi for sleek

through the lens of markus pritzi, paolo anchisi of ford models appears for sleek magazine from paris france to paris dallas. styled perfectly by isabelle thiry, i love the simplicity in the pieces that were pulled. most popular of the season, editorially, seems to be the prada pieces- which can be seen in the spread in the multi-color stipes as well as the denim scrubs look. i love the focus on american style, despite the stateside & international editorial location. paolo anchisi is one of my favorite male models for his distinct facial features. of italian nationality, paolo’s mother was an internationally recognized model of the past, lynn koester & now her son ranks no. 24 within the top 50 male models currently working in fashion. from his commercial campaign work for retailers like H&M & zara, paolo is a model of demonstrated skill & a recognized face on the high end editorial circuit. love this spread & it’s direction, completely.

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editorialesque » tao oakmoto, fei fei sun, shu pei + liu wen for v

for the pages of V magazine’s first ever asian issue, top asian female models tao okamoto, fei fei sun, shu pei & liu wen all appear through the lens of terry tsiolis for this girls on top editorial. poised for career longevity of true supermodels, each girl has had noted success on the runway, through editorial & on the campaign circuit. represented by ford, tao okamoto has been a forerunner as an asian female model, being of japanese decent & having booked every runway show from chanel to yigal azrouël. in the game since ’06, tao is a regular in american vogue & has booked campaigns with the gap, ralph lauren, kenzo, kenneth cole, zac posen & uniqlo throughout her career. fei fei sun is still considerably new to model but has made a large impact on the model front, appearing for british vogue, vogue japan, vogue china, vogue korea, elle china, marie claire china & american vogue; rapidly building a presence on the editorial circuit. represented by women model management & modeling since 2008, fei fei already ranks as fashion’s no. 31 female model within the top 50.  represented by next models ny, shu pei hit the scene & hard when she began modeling in 2007. debuting on the runways of new york fashion week for rachel roy & malandrino, fei fei modeled alongside tao for the gap FW10 campaign & has also earned a cosmetic contract with maybelline while securing campaign bookings for espirit & vera wang. quite possibly the biggest & brightest asian female model star of the moment is liu wen. represented by marilyn management, liu wen began modeling in her native of china in 2005 & rapidly rose to fame working with a number of chinese based fashion & beauty publications, only to become signed by the marilyn agency in their paris division. on the runway, liu was quickly closing shows in milan while walking for burberry & soon the campaigns came crashing in. campaigns with calvin klein, DKNY & historically, her contract with estée lauder soon followed as liu became the first asian victoria’s secret angel to appear on the runway- all while securing regular editorial appearances in french vogue, british vogue, vogue china & american vogue. dubbed the girls on top, their stats & bookings leave no room for criticism or argument. i love the images & think each of these girls has more than secured a future in fashion modeling. appearing together for the historical givenchy haute couture collection january of this year, it seems as though the fashion industry is finally allowing diversity to be represented much more freely. styled by jay massacret, with hair & make-up by esther langham & yadim, these girls should be, without a doubt on your radar. this marks a new ear in modeling. 

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editorialesque » alana zimmer for muse

represented by ford models, alana zimmer appears editorially & stunningly for the pages of muse magazine. shot by danielle + inago, alana showcases versatility through style & switches it up while going from a ‘fro to a sleek up-do. clad in some of spring’s most femininely chic pieces, zimmer is a mainstay in the modeling industry & has garnered respect in the game for her consistent photographic performances & hard hitting bookings. originally from ontario, canada- you might recognize alana from her wide range of editorial work or more specifically for her campaign work- last fall alana appeared as the face of elie tahari, the gap, margaret howell, MAC & nicole miller. stunning images & beautiful styling allow alana to come alive in her most fashionable form. i love alana’s sleek facial features & admire her as a cross between commercial beauty & modernized model standards. whether editorially, on the runway or when booking campaigns- alana kills it every single time.

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editorialesque » crystal renn for vogue méxico

appearing as the april cover girl for  vogue méxico, crystal renn appears stunningly in her cover feature editorial which focuses on color contrasts & bold style. through the lens of david roemer, renn shines & continues to take a larger presence in the high end division of fashion. represented by ford models, crystal is one of my favorite girls to watch. not only does she have incredible poise & developed ability on camera, but she’s smart. in an insightful interview done with her agency, renn further described her catagorization as a ‘plus sized’ model & touched on the need for titles as a working female model in fashion. renn currently ranks as no. 21 female model within fashion’s top 50 & continues to improve in performance with each passing month. here, renn showcases her skill to manipulate the camera & work with angles accordingly in order to accentuate the garments. american born, renn can also be spotted in the spring campaigns for both DSQUARED² & jimmy choo.

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