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Speaking with Candice Huffine by Damien Neva

On Wednesday a postage stamp size JPEG made its way onto the interweb prompting nothing less than a deluge of comments. The to-do was for the Vogue Italia Giugno 2011 cover story by Steven Meisel that features Ford+’s Candice Huffine, Tara Lynn, and Marquita Pring. With the world clamoring for something, anything connected to this groundbreaking editorial in the vacuum the inevitably precedes the circulation of any major magazine issue, thankfully there has been some respite. As of today the story proper can now be viewed on Vogue.it, Marquita’s harrowing account of how she almost missed the shoot can be read exclusively on Fashionista, and I am proud to say Candice’s response to the story can now be viewed on this page as a part of the Speaking with Ford Models series.

With a nearly nonstop shooting schedule (Ford+ girls work) I was fortunate to spend a few minutes with Candice before she flies to Europe for a fortnight of work. During our conversation Candice recounted the Waldorf Astoria shoot in early April with Steven Meisel, Guido Palau, Pat McGrath, and of course fashion editor Edward Enninful on what was to be his final Vogue Italia cover before beginning his work in earnest at W. The remarkable thing about this editorial as Marquita notes on Fashionista is its utter lack of pretense at not being a set piece of “size” or “color” issue. It just is…and incredibly so as Candice is quick to emphasize, “we can also do [amazing editorial] as well.” No question there. After all not just anyone waltzes into a Steven Meisel cover shoot for Vogue Italia. Then again, as we at Ford have always known, Candice Huffine isn’t just anyone.

Credits include: Publication, Ford Models Blog; Title, “Speaking with Candice Huffine”; Model, Candice Huffine; Division, Ford+; Video, Damien Neva.


Speaking with Candice Huffine / Ford+ (Video: Damien Neva)

Tara Lynn & Candice Huffine | Vogue Italia Giugno 2011 (Photography: Steven Meisel)

Tara Lynn & Candice Huffine | Vogue Italia Giugno 2011 (Photography: Steven Meisel)



Crystal Renn | Interview June / July 2011 by Damien Neva

In film production circles the color red is synonymous with excellence, not so much for the halo of ambition that often accompanies the primary hue, but for the state of the art DSMC™ (Digital Still & Motion Camera) system that goes for roughly as much as Brown University sets back parents for their kid’s first year in ethnomusicology — expensive as hell in other words. The Red Epic Camera is the sort of precision optical device more commonly associated with NASA space programs than magazine editorial shoots, but when photography master Steven Klein is tasked to shoot actor Alexander SkarsgÃ¥rd and Ford’s Crystal Renn for Interview, then optically speaking almost nothing short of the Hubble will do. In actual fact Klein has made exceptional use of the Red Epic for the Interview June 2011 cover story that is styled by Karl Templer.

Crystal enters the story kneeling on all fours atop a bed frame to the True Blood star’s left and wears a collar by The Leather Man, Louis Vuitton cuffs, Falke stockings, and Christian Louboutin heels. The power central to the story’s theme of domination inevitably shifts to Crystal as evidenced below in the second shot where she can be seen insouciantly puffing away on a cigarette held in an Isabel Marant gloved hand. The story’s final frame sees the Swede lying on a bloodied floor wearing an Alexander McQueen trench in the domineering shadow of Crystal’s Tom Ford heel. As far as the story’s casting goes, Crystal Renn couldn’t be a better foil to a male lead that has as fanatic a following as her own. Red epic indeed!

Interview June / July 2011 hits newsstands Tuesday, 7 June, but in the mean time this story can be viewed here.

Credits include: Publication, Interview June 2011; Title, “Alexander Skarsgard”; Photography, Steven Klein; Styling, Karl Templer; Hair, Anthony Turner at Art Partner; Makeup, Mark Carrasquillo at Art + Commerce; Casting, Michelle Lee at KCD; Set design, Stefan Beckman at Exposure NY; Production, North6; Printing, Box; Digital and equipment, Stills and motion captured in 5k with the Red Epic Camera provided by Red Digital Cinema and B2pro; Styling assistance: Karen Kaiser; Special thanks, The 1896 Studios and Stages.

Crystal Renn | Interview June 2011 (Photography: Steven Klein)

Crystal Renn | Interview June 2011 (Photography: Steven Klein)

Crystal Renn | Interview June 2011 (Photography: Steven Klein)

Crystal Renn | Interview June 2011 (Photography: Steven Klein)

Crystal Renn | Interview June 2011 (Photography: Steven Klein)

Crystal Renn | Interview June 2011 (Photography: Steven Klein)



Crystal Renn | Tush 24 May 2011 by Damien Neva
9 May 2011, 12:14
Filed under: Editorials | Tags: , , ,

This story surfaced on Friday of last week as a Models.com exclusive preview. Knowing our page’s readership well, however means you lot have already seen the cover of Tush 24 featuring Ford’s Crystal Renn photographed by Ellen Von Unwerth. Nevertheless, I would be remiss were I not also to mention the cover, which comes as Crystal’s second of 2011 following her Vogue México feature by David Roemer. We’re only into the second quarter of the year and I reckon Crystal’s a dead certainty to bag another cover in the coming months. Until then, please pop over to Models.com to see the exclusive preview of Tush 24.

Credits include: Publication, Tush 24 May 2011; Title, “The Big Show”; Photography, Ellen Von Unwerth.

Crystal Renn | Tush 24 May 2011 (Photography: Ellen Von Unwerth)

Crystal Renn | Tush 24 May 2011 (Photography: Ellen Von Unwerth)



Crystal Renn | Vogue Nippon June 2011 by Damien Neva

Until the Ford Models Blog has a Tokyo bureau office, it will continue to make use of tFS, which is one of the interweb‘s greatest resources outside of that quirky DIY plumbing site started by Julian Assange. As the blog’s editor I hear about the bookings long before they’re in print, but exercise no small amount of discretion before posting stories on this page. Typically I wait for the actual issue to hit the newsstand, but for those truly spectacular stories, such as the June 2011 issue of Vogue Nippon featuring Crystal Renn photographed by Nathaniel Goldberg, I raid tFS for what has already been made public by its intrepid (OK, completely mad) contributors. Fresh on the heels of Crystal’s Vogue México cover, this Lori Goldstein-styled story titled “A Call for Camp” puts the Jimmy Choo S/S 11 campaign model through the maximalist paces from which she unsurprisingly emerges triumphant. With all the pleats, folds, details, patterns, textures, and colors, it would be easy to lose any model, but not Crystal. In fact, it is Crystal who unifies every single look and thus saves the story from resembling an exploded closet. There are more pages to this story than are currently in circulation on the interweb, but until the day they’re all released or we set up shop in Shubiya (whichever comes first), then please enjoy what is below posted.

Credits include: Publication, Vogue Nippon June 2011; Title, “A Call for Camp”; Photography, Nathaniel Goldberg; Styling, Lori Goldstein; Hair, Alain Pichon for L’Oréal Paris; Makeup, Jeanine Lobell at Tim Howard Management; Manicure, Ana-Maria for Onyx Salon & Spa at ArtistsbyTimothyPriano.com; Styling assistance, Alexa Harrington, Sarah Benge.

Crystal Renn | Vogue Nippon June 2011 (Photography: Nathaniel Goldberg)

Crystal Renn | Vogue Nippon June 2011 (Photography: Nathaniel Goldberg)

Crystal Renn | Vogue Nippon June 2011 (Photography: Nathaniel Goldberg)

Crystal Renn | Vogue Nippon June 2011 (Photography: Nathaniel Goldberg)

Crystal Renn | Vogue Nippon June 2011 (Photography: Nathaniel Goldberg)

Crystal Renn | Vogue Nippon June 2011 (Photography: Nathaniel Goldberg)

Crystal Renn | Vogue Nippon June 2011 (Photography: Nathaniel Goldberg)

Crystal Renn | Vogue Nippon June 2011 (Photography: Nathaniel Goldberg)

Crystal Renn | Vogue Nippon June 2011 (Photography: Nathaniel Goldberg)

Crystal Renn | Vogue Nippon June 2011 (Photography: Nathaniel Goldberg)

Crystal Renn | Vogue Nippon June 2011 (Photography: Nathaniel Goldberg)

Crystal Renn | Vogue Nippon June 2011 (Photography: Nathaniel Goldberg)

Crystal Renn | Vogue Nippon June 2011 (Photography: Nathaniel Goldberg)

Crystal Renn | Vogue Nippon June 2011 (Photography: Nathaniel Goldberg)

Crystal Renn | Vogue Nippon June 2011 (Photography: Nathaniel Goldberg)

Crystal Renn | Vogue Nippon June 2011 (Photography: Nathaniel Goldberg)

Crystal Renn | Vogue Nippon June 2011 (Photography: Nathaniel Goldberg)

Crystal Renn | Vogue Nippon June 2011 (Photography: Nathaniel Goldberg)

Crystal Renn | Vogue Nippon June 2011 (Photography: Nathaniel Goldberg)

Crystal Renn | Vogue Nippon June 2011 (Photography: Nathaniel Goldberg)

Crystal Renn | Vogue Nippon June 2011 (Photography: Nathaniel Goldberg)

Crystal Renn | Vogue Nippon June 2011 (Photography: Nathaniel Goldberg)

Crystal Renn | Vogue Nippon June 2011 (Photography: Nathaniel Goldberg)

Crystal Renn | Vogue Nippon June 2011 (Photography: Nathaniel Goldberg)



Crystal Renn | Vogue México Abril 2011 by Damien Neva
24 March 2011, 16:56
Filed under: Editorials | Tags: , , , ,

¡El gato fuera de la bolsa! …whether or not that is an idiom with any real currency in México or is just another wooden interweb translation matters for naught and I’ll tell you why. That empty bag you’re holding, that cat running wild, well, together they are a metaphor I reckon best describes the manner in which the news broke today that Crystal Renn has landed herself the cover of Vogue México Abril 2011 by photographer David Roemer — her first Vogue cover! Regresa el Neón or “neon returns” en Inglés announces the cover, the headline of which undoubtedly presented the editors with a conundrum of how to put an exclamation mark on something that is already fluorescent. That’s like trying to make the speed of light faster, which as we all know is impermissible according to the theory of relativity. The only way around this puzzle of course was to feature a red-hot Crystal Renn on the cover, which unlike bettering the speed of light actually breaks no laws of the universe. See, the neons are suddenly brighter just like that feline-free bag is now lighter.

To see a behind-the-scenes video and pictures from the David Roemer Vogue México Abril 2011 cover shoot featuring Crystal Renn please visit Vogue.mx.

Credits include: Publication, Vogue México Abril 2011 Vol. 13 №4; Photography, David Roemer; Fashion editor, Sarah Gore-Reeves; Set design, Bryn Bowen; Image source, Vogue.mx.

Crystal Renn | Vogue México Abril 2011 (Photography: David Roemer)

Crystal Renn | Vogue México Abril 2011 (Photography: David Roemer)

Crystal Renn | Vogue México Abril 2011 (Photography: David Roemer)

Crystal Renn | Vogue México Abril 2011 (Photography: David Roemer)

Crystal Renn | Vogue México Abril 2011 (Photography: David Roemer)

Crystal Renn | Vogue México Abril 2011 (Photography: David Roemer)

Crystal Renn | Vogue México Abril 2011 (Photography: David Roemer)

Crystal Renn | Vogue México Abril 2011 (Photography: David Roemer)

Crystal Renn | Vogue México Abril 2011 (Photography: David Roemer)

Crystal Renn | Vogue México Abril 2011 (Photography: David Roemer)

Crystal Renn | Vogue México Abril 2011 (Photography: David Roemer)

Crystal Renn | Vogue México Abril 2011 (Photography: David Roemer)

Crystal Renn | Vogue México Abril 2011 (Photography: David Roemer)

Crystal Renn | Vogue México Abril 2011 (Photography: David Roemer)

Crystal Renn | Vogue México Abril 2011 (Photography: David Roemer)

Crystal Renn | Vogue México Abril 2011 (Photography: David Roemer)

Crystal Renn | Vogue México Abril 2011 (Photography: David Roemer)

Crystal Renn | Vogue México Abril 2011 (Photography: David Roemer)



Crystal Renn | StyleCaster March 2011 by Damien Neva

The Monday morning following the restoration of daylight saving time is a dizzying enough experience, but the loss of one hour combined with a triple shot of Crystal Renn editorials was enough to knock me off my feet. Three new editorials in one morning?! Yes! Crystal teamed up with StyleCaster to create an ambitious week-long editorial triptych of videos and still images called “Crystal Renn: Identity” by film and video photographers Dusan Reljin, Cameron Krone, and Jason Last. If that weren’t enough, StyleCaster creative director Emily Finkbinder also interviewed Crystal for a video portrait called “Sans Hesitation.” As I pick up the pieces of this spectacularly shattered morning I am left to admire the gorgeous afterimages in triplicate that will no doubt carry me on high through the end of the week in a style and manner possible from only Crystal Renn.

Please visit StyleCaster to see the complete “Crystal Renn: Identity” three-part editorial and video interview.

Credits include: Publication, StyleCaster; Title, “Surfer: A Fashion Film”; Direction/Photography, Dusan Reljin at Management Artist & Hilde Pettersen Reljin; Director of Photography, Danny Vecchione; Styling, James Worthington DeMolet; Hair, David Von Cannon at Bryan Bantry; Makeup, Frank B at The Wall Group; Manicure, Gina Edwards; Photography assistance, Yoo Sun, Javier Villegas; Styling assistance, Ade Samuel, Alexandra Uhlig.

Publication, StyleCaster; Title, “In Her Skin: A Fashion Editorial”; Photography, Cameron Krone; Styling, James Worthington DeMolet; Hair, Anthony Campbell at Atelier Management; Makeup, Talia Shobrook at Community NYC; Manicure, Martha Fekete at Bryan Bantry; Set Design, Cassia Maher; Photography assistance, Chris Arzt; Styling assistance, Ade Samuel.

Publication, StyleCaster; Title, “Stand By: A Fashion Film”; Direction, Jason Last; Photography, Fabien Montique; Styling, James Worthington DeMolt; Hair, Amy Farid at Kate Ryan; Makeup, Samantha Trinh at Atelier Management; Second Camera, Adam McDaid; Gaffer, Dan Choy Boyar; Grip, Joey D’arco at StyleCaster; Styling assistance, Dee Grossmann at StyleCaster.

Crystal Renn | StyleCaster March 2011 (Photography: Cameron Krone)

Crystal Renn | StyleCaster March 2011 (Photography: Cameron Krone)

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Paris Prêt à Porter Automne-Hiver 2011-2012 Review by Damien Neva

Before I can truly call full time on the F/W 11 show season I must first push this Paris review out the door. New York Fashion Week felt like a lark after the way Milano Moda Donna made me (not to mention the models!) feel. There is something about cramming all those Milano shows into what are essentially four days rather than the six on the calendar that is downright brutal. Paris is an entirely different animal and accordingly spreads the shows over a leisurely eight days, which allowed Sigrid Agren (25) and Karmen Pedaru (21) to break that all important twenty show benchmark. For two models who didn’t even walk in London they featured in sixty-four (64) and fifty-three (53) shows respectively.

Alana Zimmer featured in seventeen (17) shows in Paris and a total fifty-seven (57) for the season once her eight (8) London shows are added including two openings for Jaeger London and Nicole Fahri. Julia Saner featured in sixteen (16) shows in Paris, forty-eight (48) overall, and in the French capital opened Paul & Joe, and closed another in Christian Dior where she supplied arguably one of the most enduring images of the season by blowing a kiss to the audience. Hanne Gaby Odiele featured in fourteen (14) Paris shows, of which she opened Cacharel and closed Akris to bring her season total to forty-seven (47). Daiane Conterato featured in twelve (12) Paris shows and thirty-six (36) overall, where during the final week she also opened Haider Ackermann and opened and closed Ann Demeulemeester.

All told Paris proved to be an incredible eight days as did the entire show season for our girls. I now invite you to geek out on the below show lists. As ever any errors, omissions, mistakes are strictly my own and will be corrected if brought to my attention in the below comments section. Au revoir, Paris, see you in another six months.

Paris Prêt à Porter Automne-Hiver 2011-2012 Review
Alana Zimmer: Dries Van Noten, Rochas, Rue du Mail, Zac Posen, Ann Demeulemeester, Rick Owens, Christian Dior, Lanvin, Pedro Laurenço, Haider Ackermann, Jean Paul Gaultier, Akris, Hermès, Emanuel Ungaro, Paul & Joe, Alexander McQueen, Louis Vuitton
Alexandra Tretter: Anne Valérie Hash, Undercover, Tsumori Chisato
Anais Mali: Mugler, Nina Ricci, Christian Dior, Loewe, Stella McCartney, Emanuel Ungaro, Chloé
Andie Arthur: Miu Miu
Crystal Renn: Zac Posen
Daiane Conterato: Damir Doma, Dries Van Noten, Rochas, Undercover, Ann Demeulemeester (O, C), Yohji Yamamoto, Haider Ackermann (O), Hermès, Kenzo, Vanessa Bruno, Moncler Gamme Rouge, Miu Miu
Delfine Bafort: Balenciaga, Maison Martin Margiela, Haider Ackermann
Emily Senko: Guy Laroche, Undercover, Ann Demeulemeester, Lanvin, Pedro Laurenço, Andrew Gn, Vanessa Bruno
Erjona Ala: Balenciaga
Hanne Gaby Odiele: Dries Van Noten, Rue du Mail, Rick Owens, Nina Ricci, Pedro Laurenço, Cacharel (O), Akris (C), Kenzo, Emanuel Ungaro, Giambattista Valli, Paul & Joe, Chanel, Valentino, Miu Miu
Hannelore Knuts: Jean Paul Gaultier
Janice Alida: Felipe Oliveira Baptista, Barbara Bui, Vivienne Westwood, Andrew Gn, Vanessa Bruno, Moncler Gamme Rouge
Julia Saner: Rochas, Balmain, Barbara Bui, Nina Ricci, Christian Dior (C), Lanvin, Jean Paul Gaultier, Akris, Costume National, Giambattista Valli, Vanessa Bruno, Paul & Joe (O), Chanel, Valentino, Alexander McQueen, Elie Saab
Karmen Pedaru: Hakaan, Dries Van Noten, Rue du Mail, Balenciaga, Balmain (O), Rick Owens, Nina Ricci, Christian Dior, Lanvin, Pedro Laurenço (C), Haider Ackermann, Viktor & Rolf, Céline, Hermès, Givenchy, Stella McCartney, Chloé, Yves Saint Laurent, Chanel, Alexander McQueen, Louis Vuitton
Kate Kosushkina: Nicolas Andreas Taralis, Felipe Oliveira Baptista, Undercover, Barbara Bui, Nina Ricci, Andrew Gn, Costume National, Vanessa Bruno, Léonard, Comme Des Garçons, Jean-Charles de Castelbajac, Arzu Kaprol
Katsia Zingarevich: Stella McCartney, Gareth Pugh
Lydia Willemina Collins: Givenchy (exclusive)
Ming Xi: Hakaan, Guy Laroche, Rochas, Mugler, Zac Posen, Rick Owens, Roland Mouret, Lanvin, Loewe, Costume National, Emanuel Ungaro, Schiatzy Chen, Louis Vuitton, Elie Saab
Sigrid Agren: Hakaan, Dries Van Noten, Rue du Mail, Balmain, Rick Owens, Nina Ricci, Roland Mouret, Christian Dior, Lanvin, Pedro Laurenço, Haider Ackermann, Viktor & Rolf, Cacharel, Loewe, Hermès, Kenzo, Stella McCartney, Chloé, Yves Saint Laurent, Chanel, Valentino, Alexander McQueen, Louis Vuitton, Miu Miu, Elie Saab
Tayane Leão: Guy Laroche, Yohji Yamamoto, Cacharel, Hermès, Givenchy, Giambattista Valli, Moncler Gamme Rouge
Valerija Kelava: Dries Van Noten, Rue du Mail, Balenciaga, Lanvin, Viktor & Rolf, Cacharel (C), Céline, Hermès, Givenchy, Chloé, Alexander McQueen, Miu Miu

O: Open; C: Close

Julia Saner (C) | Christian Dior F/W 11 (Photography: Matthew Kristall)

Julia Saner (C) | Christian Dior F/W 11 (Photography: Matthew Kristall)




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