Friday, April 19, 2013

Flashback Friday : Maiyet Spring 2012 Unseen Images

I hope everyones week has been going well! I've had three exams in the past two days and have managed to do everything but pay attention to my books ... including finding these two new Maiyet images! I stumbled on two 'new' images from the Spring 2012 campaign, photographed by Cass Bird. If you'd like to see the full campaign it is on the Ad Campaigns page.

The photos were on the website of PSA Creative, the company in charge of art direction of the Maiyet campaigns. I think we have to give the agency as much credit as we do to Cass and Daria because they always pick such beautiful locations and ideas. An interesting tidbit on the shooting of this campaign - it was shot on the hundreth anniversary of Amelia Earhart's trans-atlantic flight. Cool to know so much thought goes into the making of these images ... it definitely shows!


Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Lancome "Aquatic Summer" Summer 2013 Collection

Daria is the face of Lancome's newest collection "Aquatic Summer" for their summer 2013 season. I'm biased and I think Daria always looks pretty but unfortunately this looks nothing like Daria! Lancome have once again gone overboard with the retouching - why have such a beautiful model to front your brand and then make it look nothing like her! Sigh, just when I thought Lancome was easing up on the photoshop ...

If you remember back to a few months ago - I wasn't blogging unfortunately - there were candids circulating of Daria and her new haircut (thanks Megan for the heads up!). The cut was courtesy of Christiaan and I'm guessing the two worked on the Lancome campaign together. Wonder why Lancome decided not to incorporate the bleached rat-tail?!

If you're a makeup junkie like me you can read more about the collection here, and hopefully Lancome will come out with a more impressive campaign this year.

Also, some news on Vogue Espana and Vogue US. Unfortunately Daria didn't get the May 2013 cover for Vogue Espana but she still may have an editorial in this issue, or in the next one. And no editorial in Vogue US for May either so we'll have to wait a bit more!

source: via lucy92 at tFS,

Monday, April 15, 2013

Stylist UK April 10 2013 : Bringing Sixties Back by Victor Demarchelier

Finally an editorial! This is Daria's latest work in Stylist magazine, in which we saw a preview a few days ago. Daria was photographed for the cover and an editorial by Victor Demarchelier, son of photographer Patrick Demarchelier who Daria has had many chances to work with. Let's hope she continues to work with Victor because these are beautiful photos!

Bringing Sixties Back
Photographer : Victor Demarchelier
Makeup : Alex Babsky for Lancome
Hair : Nicholas Jurnjack

I've mentioned this before but I love what a different direction this is for Daria. We all know she can do the beach bum look very well but it can be quite boring when that's the only work she puts out. It's refreshing to see her channel her earlier predecessors like Twiggy! I think the Woodstock look is my favourite shot ... to live in the Sixties!

If you'd like to read the magazine the entire issue is online, as is the Stylist's archives! Daria has a little blurb inside the article as well:

"The Sixties were a time of great change and liberation and our culture is going through a similar time right now. The fact this inspiring decade is having such a resurgence across fashion, beauty and the arts now forces us to think about why the great ideals of love and peace didn't prevail. Now we're learning from what worked and what didn't to creat a better future." - Daria Werbowy

source: via

Friday, April 12, 2013

Flashback Friday | Comrags Runway

I figured I would continue the social media "Flashback Friday" trend onto this site and share these pictures with you guys!  I was looking through old campaign images of Daria's and came across this old ad for Wenches and Rogues. W&R is a small Canadian boutique chain that mostly houses Canadian brands, one of them being Comrags.

Comrags Spring 2000 / Comrags Fall 2000

I visited the Comrags site and luckily enough they have a site archive. Lo and behold Daria made a few runway appearances! It amazes me how many pictures I find that are right under my nose, especially ones from the very beginning of her career. Knowing Daria has been working for over 17 years I can only imagine how many unseen images there are, but for now we have a look at some of her first work.

Comrags Spring 2001

The designers were also well aware of Daria's potential on her first runway show for them. She's even mentioned in a little snippet from an article on the Comrags design duo, in a March 2008 issue of the National Post (a Canadian newspaper).

"It was supermodel Daria Werbowy's first show for us. She changed practically every second outfit - we knew we would never see her again!"

Maybe one day we'll get to see those other looks as well! Anyways I think thats about enough internet digging you or I can handle at this point, so enjoy!


Thursday, April 11, 2013

Vogue Australia's The Model Series

If you've been following Vogue Australia closley this year you'll have noticed that the magazine has used models on the cover three months in a row - unusual in a time when celebrities are usually the ones on cover duty. To date they've had Lara Stone, Miranda Kerr, and now Karlie Kloss on the cover in a five part collector's edition titled "The Model Series".

What hasn't been mentioned is that Vogue Austrialia has an exclusive with IMG Models for this series (controversially so). There are two spots left and Gemma Ward is rumored to be on one of the covers but Daria does have a portfolio on the IMG Models Australia page so her nabbing a cover is a possiblity. To date Daria has been on the cover three times, her last one being in June 2012.

This is all just speculation on my part but it would be interesting to see.

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Stylist Magazine | Mod Daria

For Daria's second magazine cover of the year she appears on Stylist, a free weekly magazine in the UK. The cover and editorial are both photographed by Victor Demarchelier, the son of Patrick Demarchelier.

I don't think I've ever seen Daria styled in a sixties theme before so I'm really excited to see how this turns out! From the looks of the cover, and the one preview image below, Daria does quite a good job at capturing the nonchalance of the mod look. I probably won't be able to get my hands on this so if a reader in the UK does get this then let me know what its like! 

This cover and editorial might be the result of Daria's visit to London, but the lag time between candid and work seems too soon ... this may be from a prior visit? Either way its great to see so much work popping up! Also, don't forget to check out the Maiyet Spring 2013 video in the prior post! A preview of the editorial:


source:, via child_in_time and mm678 (Daria Werbowy Gallery) @, and

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Maiyet Spring 2013 Video

We finally get to see the Maiyet video for Spring 2013! It's Daria and Cass Bird's third collaboration for the label and this time it was shot in beautiful Varanasi, India. My favourite campaign to date is still the first one, Spring 2012, but this one comes a close second. Enjoy!

Also be sure to check out The Daria Files on youtube! I've just started the channel but subscribe if you'd like as I'll be putting up videos there as well!

source: via child_in_time @

Sunday, April 7, 2013

St Barths to Venice to London

We've been getting so many behind the scenes pictures of Daria lately - great to see because it just means more work in the upcoming months! To recap we've seen behind-the-scenes pictures of an upcoming spread in Vogue Espana with Patrick Demarchelier, and Mert Alas and Daria at work in Venice for an editorial in US Vogue. The pics below are also from Daria's work with Mert, taken by an Italian news site.

The pink coat Daria is wearing is from Bottega Veneta pre-fall 2013 so I expect we should see these images in the July or August issue of Vogue, if I'm getting my collections correct. I love the classic hair and Venice is a beautiful place so I'm more than sure these images will be translated beautifully in print.

London based hair stylist Paul Hanlon also posted a picture of him and Daria in London. They've worked together before, mostly editorial work, so hopefully something will come of their meeting! All in all we've got three editorials to look forward to!

"Beyond Daria !! Such a beauty and such a nice person!! Pleasure to work with always !! April 6, 2013" 

sources: Venice candids via child_in_time @ bellazon forums, Paul Hanlon instagram via bigmax @ bellazon forums

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Selfies with Mert Alas

I just did an Instagram check and a few familiar faces popped up on my feed! Both Daria and Mert Alas (of photographic duo Mert Alas and Marcus Piggot) posted some silly photos. It doesn't take much deduction to know that there will be some new work to come from these selfies!

Update Daria and Mert are shooting for an editorial in US Vogue

They're both in Venice but it's not clear as to what they're working on. A poster on tFS guessed that it might be a campaign, and Versace would make a lot of sense but that's already been wrapped up. What do you think?

Either way it's great to see them working together. So far we've just been getting previews of Daria working with photographers so it'll be great to see all of these translated in print.