Saturday, July 26, 2008

The Daria Files Gallery

A long project in the making (with many failed tries) but ... I've finally built up the gallery to a presentable amount! The Daria Files Gallery is still relatively new but I've added most of Daria's editorials from 2007 & 2008, including some candids and event pictures. Hope you enjoy!

Visit the Daria Files Gallery

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Happy 100!

The rest of Daria's editorial "Reality Show" from the August issue of Vogue Paris were scanned by diorette at the Fashion Spot.

Overall, this cover and editorial were a disappointment. I could have done without the outdoors shots, and I never understand the effect of both combining studio shots with outdoors ones.

By the way, this is my 100th post! Thank you to all the readers who come to the blog and mostly thanks to Daria for not quitting on us, who still gives us wonderful photos!

Sunday, July 20, 2008

H&M Fall Winter 2008

It seems like that h&m picture of Lily Donaldson and Daria was a precursor to another one of her new campaigns. Here we have the first pictures from the H&M Fall Winter 2008 campaign which are quite good, nothing too groundbreaking. Which leads me the the thought ... H&M campaigns usually lead to accompanying videos and I've loved the past two, so who knows - maybe we will get to see Daria fine tuning her acting skills yet again!

Friday, July 18, 2008

Reality Show by Inez and Vinoodh

I was gone one for a week and look what I come back to! A Vogue Paris cover and accompanying editorial! I am still in the shock phase right now, and I really have no idea what to write ... wellactually I do!

In my opinion Vogue Paris is one of the few magazines that understands Daria's beauty and appeal, and they often showcase her in her natural spirit, with minimal makeup and styling akin to her own. Yet this time they're leaning in the opposite direction of why I find her so appealing.

I have to admit I would have loved a cover with Daria at her tomboy best, like the recent Isabel Marant campaign.
The issue is dedicated to Yves Saint Laurent, the late fashion designer who passed away this year, and I believe the magazine was going for the Le Smoking look he was known for. Yet this message is lost in the cover. The look comes off more stiff than effortless glamour.

Reality Show
Vogue Paris August 2008
Daria Werbowy by Inez and Vinoodh

Friday, July 11, 2008

Independance Girl

I'll be away for the next week at my cottage, so I won't be able to update the blog :( But I will leave you with one of my favourite pictures of Daria from her Independance Girl editorial shot by Mario Sorrenti for Paris Vogue - classic Daria!

Monday, July 7, 2008

H&M Fall Campaign? ... And the lemon tip, again!

A new picture from the H&M fall catalogue - perhaps Daria is the fall girl as well? As much as don't like Lily Donaldson's looks, this shot is very pretty on both of their behalves. The picture looks promising though, much better than the SS08 campaign.

And there is a new interview in a Finnish magazine. Nothing groundbreaking... but she gives the lemon tip again! :)
Here is the translation: (thanks emilia!)

A Lost Supermodel
I couldn’t believe what I was hearing when the 22-year-old supermodel Daria Werbowy revealed that she doesn’t know whether she wants to work on the catwalk anymore. “I’ve changed and it’s time to give room for new girls. For the last three years I’ve been on top, but I’ve been modelling since I was 14.”

What will you do in the future?
I want to travel. I mean real backpack trips. I would also like to establish a café or a gallery, paint, design jewellery and sail. I just produced a film in Canada that my friend directed and wrote. Acting and directing interests me.

How do you take care of your skin?
I use eye cream in the morning and evening and a lot of moisturizer. Mascara and Juicy Tubes-lip gloss is enough for makeup. Here’s my grandmother’s tip: Squeeze lemon juice into a cotton pad and swipe your face with it. Wash off with warm water. It cleans the skin completely. I always use my grandmother’s recipe after fashion weeks. I make a peeling of lemon juice and sugar.

What is your favourite place?
Ireland. I did a car trip there last summer with a friend of mine. I love driving and like getting lost. If I have a bad day, I go for a ride.

What will you get for fall?
Marc Jacobs show was wonderful! Grunge is so chic. I want a big hat and strong, but natural eyebrows.

Daria on Modeling, Daria on Daria

"Sometimes you think about what you're going to eat for dinner, or, did I do my laundry, or, oh shit, I didn't call my mum. Sometimes you're just blank. Other times you're like, yeah, strutting. Like yeah, all right, look at me, I'm modelling! I'm a model!"

"Everyone said I should be a model, while nothing was happening despite my efforts. Those times made me take stock of the difficulties of this business. It is our appearance that is judged, and without a strong mental outlook, one does not last. In 2003, I changed; I was stronger and I was more sure of myself. I wanted to work again, above all to finance my art studies. I called IMG and returned to New York. Three days later, I did Marc Jacobs' fashion show and a week later I worked for Steven Meisel for Prada. Everything began to happen and it became my career."

"When I remember that I have become a model to finance my studies in painting, none of its strength is lost," she says. "I know it will not last forever, therefore I appreciate every moment."

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Christian Dior Fall 2008 Campaign

Here it is! The first of the Dior ads that we've been awaiting a long time - I can't believe Daria already has three campaigns for the fw08 season! Dior has a very Jackie O. 60's feel, but other than that it really doesn't leave a lasting impression. I feel quite neutral towards it, I don't love it as much as the Isabel Marant ad but I don't hate it as well. We'll have to wait to see more!