Special appearance by Karl @ the 1:01 mark.

And that’s model Ashleigh Good in there too.

So artsy. I totally need those Chanel bowtie wrist cuffs!

Carmen Dell'Orefice in the Rouge F/W12 Campaign

Carmen Dell’Orefice in the Rouge F/W12 Campaign

Carmen is ah-maze-ing! At 81 years old she came out of retirement when her savings was lost to Bernie Madoff, but no boo-hooing from her. She went straight to work on the Armani campaign.

She’s been modeling since the age of 13, steadily employed the entire time. Six Vogue covers. More runways than we can count. Oozing class and sophistication from every tiny pore.

Here is an insightful, recent interview by Pip Cummings on Daily Life website.

Did you know she was often dropped into foster care? That she grew up in Depression-era New York in 1931? Modeled topless for Salvador Dali? Can you imagine!

Carmen believes “in an energy world – we’re all energy. Thoughts are held in the energy world. Energy goes to energy. Nothing is lost. Nothing is gained. It only changes shape and form.”

I love how genuine and candid Carmen is. There’s a lesson to be learned, that vibrancy and spirit on the inside are picked up by the camera on the outside.

Born in England, raised in New Zealand, with an International career that is on fire, Ashleigh Good booked the 2012 Givenchy show in Paris within mere weeks of being discovered by Ford Models.

She’s on every Hot List in 2013, walking for Valentino, Armani Prive Haute Couture, Dior, Chanel… and photographed by Karl Lagerfeld for the Chanel F/W13 ad campaign.

Yet, by all accounts, this girl is completely grounded.

Favorite model of all time: Me.
If you weren’t modeling, what would be your dream job? A farmer’s wife.
– Ashleigh Good in Vogue Magazine

From her interview in NY Magazine where she states her favorite pastime is fishing (then gutting and eating the fish on the spot, yuck!) to her self-described “easy, peasy, lemon squeezy” style, I am loving the candid good-nature vibe that Ashleigh rocks along with a fresh-faced classically-featured look.

Ashleigh Good’s Ford Models page is here and a quick Vogue Daily profile is here.