One of the most difficult things about this Ford editorial was figuring out what models to choose. It’s like picking a Chanel bag…they’re all beautiful so you really can’t go wrong, but you can’t have them all. But when it came to Skye, she was the first comp card I looked at and I knew right away she had to be included in this photoshoot.
Late last year I was approached by Ford Models to artistic direct a photoshoot, which is something I’ve always thought of doing but never had the opportunity to execute. So, basically it was kind of a big deal for me. After a few months of finalizing models, getting the perfect looks together and choosing who I’d like to work with…it’s all finally here. I really wanted this shoot to be about the models. They’re always trying to sell something, but for this purpose I wanted to see them in a setting they feel comfortable in, in clothes they love. We chose settings based off of the girl’s interests plus everything is local. I wanted the boutiques and locations involved to all be independent and/or Chicago-based. So this really IS a Chicago fashion shoot…and isn’t that what ChiCityFashion is all about?
These 5 girls are Ford’s “it” models for 2013. You heard it here first. This isn’t the last you’ll be seeing of them.
Left to right: Skye, Noel, Asia, Emilie, Dominique