Wednesday, April 30, 2008
I remember Gui Paganini's last editorial with Daria - he was the one who shot her for her last Vogue Brazil edit and cover (march 07) - remember the girl mechanic? .this looks like an easy editorial, similar to many she's done before. nevertheless i find it quite intriguing. its sort of a rough and feminine Daria - i love how she hits both sides
Tuesday, April 29, 2008
Friday, April 25, 2008
Fun fact - the fashion world is really a small place! Daria has probably worked with Lubomirski before, as they were both at a Lancome event a few years back.
Monday, April 21, 2008
It's actually one of my favourite pictures of Daria ever. I love her stare - it's so dark and conveys so much. It was shot by Mario Sorrenti from the 2005 August issue of Vogue Paris.
Saturday, April 19, 2008
The first shot (to the left) is much better. I think it's the Daria I like the best - relaxed with a nonchalant pose. If you remember it's quite like a shot from Harpers Bazaar a year ago, with Daria leaning against a wall in black shorts and a white printed shirt. I'll try to find the picture if I can
I have a lot to do this weekend - sculptures for art, a paper for philosophy and a comparitive essay for english - fun times! So not too much will be updated layout wise :(
Thursday, April 17, 2008
I usually don't get too excited over campaigns so I don't have much too say over this than blah, blah, daria is gorgeous which is the usual. Right now I am too busy for posting something with substantial merit
But look to the blog to see major changes. I'm not satisfied at all with the layout. It is much too cold and empty as it stands.
Monday, April 14, 2008
"Kate Moss (with Daria) is seen here posing for an arty photoshoot with famed fashion photographer Bruce Weber in the gardens of an exclusive Miami Beach hotel. The British model certainly had an eyeful as some of the models in the shoot posed nude alongside her. Moss took time out of a recent holiday with daughter Lila Grace in California to fly to Miami for the one day shoot" - Mavrix Online
Sunday, April 13, 2008
Friday, April 11, 2008
Wednesday, April 2, 2008
The editorial that launched a thousand words. Daria's recent editorial from Vogue Hommes has caused one of the biggest discussions over any of her editorials that I've seen. Usually the words being read are "sexy! Daria's so hot!" or the polar opposite "How disappointing, she is being used as a sex object". For me, I think I strike the middle ground. So for this muse, I'll just talk about some perceptions I've heard - and what I think about them
A frequent number of people have commented on the fact that the editorial is without emotion and feeling (like Daria and Andres are two, not one). Yet, this editorial to me is full of emotions, not necessarily the typical that you would first think of love. It's almost as if the two are in violent pain because of the love they feel for each other, shown by their distorted bodies. Daria clinging to Andres with helplessness and vulnerability are all emotions that people feel when they are in love. It's seems as if the energy is so strong that it forces Daria to be contorted and handled roughly. All of their poses seem to have some sort of fusion of the body - with all of their shots together they are both clinging to each other, intertwined in some sort of way.
So, when "no emotion" is stated - I feel that as somewhat of a lie. The other idea would be to do fake smiles and hugs and kisses, but this is not all love is. Love can be an amogaly of emotions, from feelings of being so in love it is like pain
Accessories and the Woman's Role
From a woman's point of view (my own) I can not say that this editorial offends me. Despite the fact that it's been lessened because of the woman's supposed role as an "accessory" you have to take a closer look at the composition's and gazes of both Daria and Andres. One of my favourite photos is the one of Daria and Andres lying down. Daria has that strong sexual look and you notice that she is looking at the camera, almost ignoring Andres, while the male model looks on. In all of the photos together Andres is looking wistfully at Daria, almost worshipping her as much as she to him.
And in reality - this is fashion. Things aren't meant to be politically correct or appeal to the average reader. I think this photo shoot was more about challenging the reader's mind then it was to appealing them. And consider that this is Vogue Hommes - it's main market is not mainstream but rather the darker side of art. And this was the erotic issue
Why is there such a big complaint over Daria being nude? I've yet to hear mention of the fact that the male model is nude as well... saying that nudity is sexist or degrading is a bit sexist in itself. If anything Daria elevates herself in this editorial because she chooses to show off her body with confidence not embarrasment. Why do people label nudity as such a sin, when it is a part of every person? I'm sure that Daria has the mentality by now to choose work that she would like to do, not that she is forced into. Nudity is not sin, but salvation of it being labeled as the ultimate evil.
However, maybe overanalyzing this shoot makes it lose some of it's effects. Maybe these pictures are just about being visually stunning, with two gorgeous people at a gorgeous location. These were more musings of mine than they were a critique. To me, this is still a beautiful editorial and one of Daria's best.
Tuesday, April 1, 2008
But from this preview I'm not so excited about the campaign. I think the makeup they used is so harsh on Daria - makes her look a lot older than she really is. And not in a good way!
But, I'm thankful. When I started out this blog I though that there wouldn't be much Daria news from recent things I had heard. But now, we have a new campaign to look forward to!