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Evandro Soldati | Wmagazine.com June 2011 by Damien Neva

Last week photographer Santiago Sierra‘s work surfaced on this page in the form of that excellent Luciana Curtis Elle México cover story. Although his work is relatively new to this page, he has a long since established his name in the industry as the go-to auteur for fine moving imagery. His CV, which includes having worked with Mert & Marcus, Inez & Vinoodh, and other leading photographers, describes exactly the sort of heady matrix in which his visual sensibilities developed. Sierra’s still photography is no doubt accomplished, but it is in moving pictures where he has truly excelled. Take for example his latest video “Cruel Summer” starring Ford Men’s Evandro Soldati and Marloes Horst (Next), which was featured on Wmagazine.com the other week. Having absolutely nothing to do with its Bananarama namesake, this slow motion study in all that is equally desirous and nearly unattainable from swimwear to six packs yields a potent blend of pleasure and frustration or, in other words, the base ingredients of any “cruel summer.”

Please visit Wmagazine.com to see the entire “Cruel Summer” video by Santiago Sierra featuring Evandro Soldati.

Credits include: Publication, Wmagazine.com June 2011; Title, “Cruel Summer”; Photography, Santiago Sierra; Women’s fashion editing, Lindsey Gathright; Men’s fashion editing, Garrett Munce; Production, Cesar Leon; Hair, Ashley Javier at Art + Commerce for Leonor Greyl; Make up: Romy Soleimani at Management Artists; Manicure: Dawn Sterling at B Agency; Digital: Christopher Rosales; Photography assistance, Mario Alfonso de Armas, Alexander Prokos, Alessandro Zoppis, Duke F. Location: The James New York Hotel, jameshotels.com.

Evandro Soldati | Wmagazine.com June 2011 (Photography: Santiago Sierra)

Evandro Soldati | Wmagazine.com June 2011 (Photography: Santiago Sierra)

Evandro Soldati | Wmagazine.com June 2011 (Photography: Santiago Sierra)

Evandro Soldati | Wmagazine.com June 2011 (Photography: Santiago Sierra)

Evandro Soldati | Wmagazine.com June 2011 (Photography: Santiago Sierra)

Evandro Soldati | Wmagazine.com June 2011 (Photography: Santiago Sierra)



Julia Saner | W March 2011 by Damien Neva

Having kept an eye on Julia Saner‘s impressive debut show season at Ford I could already tell she was going to be a model about whom I would be writing frequently. The precocious young Swiss couldn’t have gotten her career off to a better start than she did having won the Elite Model Look competition in 2009. Since joining Ford last summer she’s gone on to land the Valentino S/S campaign by David Sims and feature in a seventeen odd shows during New York Fashion Week F/W 11. She’s presently in Milan and amongst others has already walked for Gucci, MaxMara, and Etro.

It is with the understanding of Julia Saner that I introduce one of her latest editorials, which appears in W photographed Claudia Knoepfel and Stefan Indelkofer and styled by Giovanna Battaglia. Titled “Street Surveillance” the story places Julia on the sunny streets of South Beach opposite former Ford model Jacquelyn Jablonski. Julia’s opening look, a Burberry Prorsum cotton twill trenchcoat, Stella McCartney sunglasses and hat, Burberry clutch, Céline cuffs, and Sergio Rossi sandals, sets the tone for story, which despite its title has nothing to do with COINTELPRO. Julia’s penultimate look, Céline crêpe jumpsuit, Prada sunglasses, Etro necklace, Blumarine necklace, Loewe cuff (right wrist), Etro cuff (left wrist), LaCrasia gloves, and Fendi sandals, has to be my favorite for its elegant simplicity and versatility that could work either day or night.

All told this editorial is a splendid way to conclude the issue, which is not without its own impressive stories not least of which includes one by Inez & Vinoodh. But, and it must be emphasized, that is for another day! Today it’s Julia Saner’s moment to shine and I’ve a sneaking suspicion it won’t be her last.

Credits include: Publication, W March 2011; Title, “Street Surveillance”; Photography, Claudia Knoepfel & Stefan Indelkofer; Styling, Giovanna Battaglia; Hair, Rita Marmor for L’Oreal Professionnel; Makeup, Itsuki at The Wall Group; Manicures, Donna D at Artists by Timothy Priano Miami; Production, Gaby Schuetz at Select Services; Digital technician, Hanna Bluethmann; Lighting technician, Ken Tisuthiwongse; Photography assistant, Jake Soper; Fashion assistants, Michaela Dos Amantes, Jennifer Figueroa; Crew accommodations, The Mondrian South Beach; Image source, tFS.

Julia Saner | W March 2011 (Photography: Knoepfel & Indelkofer)

Julia Saner | W March 2011 (Photography: Knoepfel & Indelkofer)

Julia Saner | W March 2011 (Photography: Knoepfel & Indelkofer)

Julia Saner | W March 2011 (Photography: Knoepfel & Indelkofer)

Julia Saner | W March 2011 (Photography: Knoepfel & Indelkofer)

Julia Saner | W March 2011 (Photography: Knoepfel & Indelkofer)

Julia Saner | W March 2011 (Photography: Knoepfel & Indelkofer)

Julia Saner | W March 2011 (Photography: Knoepfel & Indelkofer)

Julia Saner | W March 2011 (Photography: Knoepfel & Indelkofer)

Julia Saner | W March 2011 (Photography: Knoepfel & Indelkofer)

Julia Saner | W March 2011 (Photography: Knoepfel & Indelkofer)

Julia Saner | W March 2011 (Photography: Knoepfel & Indelkofer)

Julia Saner | W March 2011 (Photography: Knoepfel & Indelkofer)

Julia Saner | W March 2011 (Photography: Knoepfel & Indelkofer)

Julia Saner | W March 2011 (Photography: Knoepfel & Indelkofer)

Julia Saner | W March 2011 (Photography: Knoepfel & Indelkofer)



Aiden Andrews | W October 2010 by Damien Neva

Although we might have written about Ford Men’s Aiden Andrews as late as yesterday about his AnOther Man editorial, the Ford Models Blog will write some more about the lad. It so happens that the 6’2″ (188 cm) 21-year-old features in W October 2010 in an editorial titled “His Is Hers” photographed by Craig McDean and styled by Alex White. Against an early autumn backdrop of leafy shadows stands Aiden wearing Dior Homme‘s black wool, mohair, and silk flannel trench coat, wool and mohair suit, and white cotton poplin shirt as well as an Aurora Lopez Mejia necklace. The story’s opening line states “It’s a man’s world,” but goes on to suggest, “this fall she’s the one wearing the pants.” That may well be true, but it certainly has not precluded Aiden Andrews from manning up himself in some menswear for yet another fall shoot.

Credits include: Photographer, Craig McDean; Styling, Alex White; Makeup, Peter Philips; Hair, Sam McKnight.

Aiden Andrews | W October 2010 (Photography: Craig McDean)

Aiden Andrews | W October 2010 (Photography: Craig McDean)



Tao Okamoto | W Magazine July 2010 by Damien Neva

Ford’s Tao Okamoto appears in the July 2010 issue of W Magazine in an editorial photographed by Terry Richardson and styled by Alex White with hair by Jimmy Paul/Bumble and Bumble; makeup by Diane Kendal; manicures by Yuna Park/streeters. Wearing a Givenchy woolen jacket and pants by Riccardo Tisci and Nina Ricci sunglasses Tao appears ready for, erm, Independence Day?! That the editorial was shot on location in Midtown Manhattan Richardson’s signature flash is hardly noticeable, but Alex White’s styling provides the requisite consumer tackiness to somehow make it Terry through and through.

Please visit W to see the “Lunch Break” editorial in its entirety.

Tao Okamoto | W Magazine July 2010 (Photography: Terry Richardson)

Tao Okamoto | W Magazine July 2010 (Photography: Terry Richardson)



Anna J | W Magazine by Damien Neva

Anna Jagodzinska completes her first hat-trick of posts on the Ford Models Blog with this W Magazine beauty editorial photographed by Craig McDean with styling by Alex White, hair by Eugene Souleiman, makeup by Diane Kendal, and manicure by Yuna Park. The four-way beauty contest pits makeup by Olay, Dolce & Gabbana, Lancôme, and Dior against one another to determine which is best suited for achieving the ever sought-after no-makeup look. Whichever brand takes top honors, it will be Anna who receives all the plaudits.

Anna Jagodzinska (Olay) | W Magazine July 2010 (Photography: Craig McDean)

Anna Jagodzinska (Olay) | W Magazine July 2010 (Photography: Craig McDean)

Anna Jagodzinska (Dolce & Gabbana) | W Magazine July 2010 (Photography: Craig McDean)

Anna Jagodzinska (Dolce & Gabbana) | W Magazine July 2010 (Photography: Craig McDean)

Anna Jagodzinska (Lancôme) | W Magazine July 2010 (Photography: Craig McDean)

Anna Jagodzinska (Lancôme) | W Magazine July 2010 (Photography: Craig McDean)

Anna Jagodzinska (Dior) | W Magazine July 2010 (Photography: Craig McDean)

Anna Jagodzinska (Dior) | W Magazine July 2010 (Photography: Craig McDean)




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