Wednesday, May 29, 2013

A Rose By Any Other Name ...

Great news for fans in Toronto! Looks like Daria will soon be making a stop in the city, this time for a photography exhibit presented by Lancome! Lancome's "Rôses by ..." is an exhibit showcasing the work of 20 different photographers and their takes on the "essence of a rose". The exhibit features works by Patrick Demarchelier, Josh Olins, Brigitte Lacome and Solve Sundsbo (to name a few and mostly artists Daria has worked with) honouring Lancome's official symbol, the rose.

The exhibit has already had it's European run and will now be premiering in North America on June 13th and will run June 14th to 20th at the Luminato Festival in Toronto. Daria will be attending the premiere on the 13th! It looks like the opening night is being reserved for select beauty bloggers participating in their own virtual gallery take on the exhibition. Hopefully they take a lot of pictures though!

If you can't make the the exhibit then you can view all of the artwork below. (Nick Knight's take is my favourite!).

Strangely enough, Luminato is already on my agenda this year (Marina Abramovic! Joni Mitchell!) so it was awesome to hear that I might see Daria as well! If anything the exhibit looks worth a visit. If the opening night is open to the public I'll try my best to pop in, but for now I'm assuming its an invite only event - I'll see what I can do!

Sunday, May 26, 2013


I've touched on Daria's tattoo collection in the past but I've never dedicated a post to them. I suppose now is  a good time while were waiting for Daria's editorials in Vogue US and Vogue Spain to come out. Although she doesn't rack up to Freja Beha in count, Daria has seven tattoos that we know of. Depending on the publication or theme, Daria's tattoos are usually retouched out of magazines, but I find that the longer Daria is in this business the more accepting the fashion industry is of her markings. It seems that as Daria ages both her tomboy side and her tattoos become more welcomed.

Daria photographed by Dusan Reljin

Some tattoos are more literal than others, such as the anchors on both hands and the wave on her foot, all symbolizing Daria's love for sailing. Others, like the writing on the back of Daria's neck and the tattoo behind her ear, are yet to be deciphered. It's a nice balance between the obvious and the discrete, and the known and unknown, a play in contrasts that I find defines Daria. Despite her exposed position in the world Daria still remains as elusive as ever.

1. Wave on right foot

2/3. Band on left foot and star on right foot

4. Unknown writing on back of neck

No one's quite sure what this tattoo means as Daria has preffered to keep the meaning of it a secret. 

5. Danforth anchor on ring finger

6. Anchor on right hand

Anchor tattoos symbolize the sailor crossing the Atlantic, a feat Daria accomplished in three months in 2008 with her friends and family.

7. Unknown tattoo behind ear

I'm not quite sure what this tattoo is and its quite new so we don't have any confirmation. But it has always looked like a dragon to me, and in regards to sailing tattoos a dragon symbolizes the sailor having crossed the International Date Line. 

Saturday, May 25, 2013

Jill of All Trades

Whatever we've been lacking in editorials and covers lately, we've certainly made up for it in candids. You've got Instagram to thank for that! Although Daria shies away from other social media she does have a public Instagram account (@dotwillow) which you have to check out if you haven't already.

From a model so decidedly private I'm surprised that Daria chose to make her Instagram open for all to see but I'm glad she did because her photos are beautiful. And if not beautiful then they certainly let us into a clearer picture of the Daria outside of magazine pages - one that is a crazy cat lady, that loves to travel to off the map places, and has a teenage worthy crush of Kurt Cobain. Even Modelinia's noticed!


A few of her friends have decided to join the Instagram game - above are photos of Daria taken by friends, Derek Kettela and Kenny Jossick.

Any great Instagrams out there? Let me know if you have an Instagram, I'd love to see see yours! (Also how awesome are Daria's Celine slippers in the first shot? I wonder if they were a gift from when she shot their spring campaign ...). 


Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Daria at the Unframed Benefit

Update Looks like Daria wasn't actually supposed to attend this event! She was walking by the benefit, her friends saw her and pulled her in for a short bit. I guess we can forgive her outfit!

Daria made a rare public appearance last night for a fundraiser event. She attended the annual 'Unframed' benefit auction by Acria, hosted by designer Olivier Theyskens.

Daria rarely makes it out to public functions and when she does they are usually art or sports themed benefits, so its not surprise that she showed up to Unframed.

It's always great to see candids of Daria and all, but I just have a big sartorial bone to pick with this one. I think we all know Daria's the last model to aim for the "best dressed list", and that carefree attitude is what we love about her ... but girl, this is bad. Like gold-sneakers-and-green trucker-hat bad. I'm just going to excuse this outfit and laugh it off because really, her indifference is admirable!

source: via cold at theFashionSpot

Friday, May 17, 2013

Vogue Espana June 2013 Update

Bad news for Daria fans! Looks like Daria won't be appearing on the cover of the June 2013 issue of Vogue Espana, as was expected. Anja Rubik is the coverstar this month.

Fortunately we do get a candid of Daria promoting a special edition t-shirt for this issue of Vogue Espana, so I'm guessing she is either getting just an editorial in this issue or the sneak peek was for the July cover. A cover would have been nice to see at this time so this is a little disappointing ... but it is only May! Fingers crossed for the July cover.

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Flashback Friday : B&W Photoshoot ca. 2004

For this instalment of Flashback Friday here are two images from an unseen photoshoot. Judging from the short hair these photos look to be taken around 2004 or earlier, just when Daria's career was taking off. I don't remember the photographer unfortunately, but if I do find out I'll let you know. Happy weekend everyone!


Pease credit The Daria Files when sharing these!

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Vogue's "Punk Stories" : Behind The Scenes

Vogue recently released an online feature highlighting the punk theme of this years Met Gala. The Met Gala has come and gone but more images are being released of Daria and Cass Bird's contribution to the affair. Cass uploaded a few behind the scenes images to her tumblr which you can see below.


You can rewatch the "Punk Stories" video below :

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Monday, May 13, 2013

Lancome Aquatic Summer #2

Lancome's newest offering is the "Aquatic Summer" makeup collection and who better to model a beach inspired collection than Daria? The summer 2013 collection is photographed by Mario Testino.

Daria Werbowy for Lancome Aquatic Summer by Mario Testino
This is much better than the last Lancome photo we saw (below) that was much too photo-shopped. I don't think we'll see any more from this collection (Lancome usually releases one or two images) but the second image definitely makes up for the first. Do you have a preference for either? 

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Thursday, May 9, 2013

Lancome x Never Undressed

Lancome has teamed up with beauty website Never Undressed to highlight their latest product Lancôme Teint Visionnaire Skin Perfecting Make-up Duo. Daria plays the muse in this collaboration "In Her Skin", wearing nothing but a two step foundation and signature leather jacket (this time its red!).

We get a beautiful video out of it of which I've made some screenshots below. This shoot was filmed by Patrick Demarchelier. Enjoy!


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Friday, May 3, 2013

Flashback Friday : Hong Kong Luxe Spring 2002 Runway

Remember the Flashback Friday pictures I posted a while ago of Daria in her first runway shows for Comrags? I ended up finding a bunch of rare runway pics again! These are from the Spring 2002 Hong Kong Trade show (also known as Hong Kong Luxe), a showcase of up and coming Chinese designers that was presented in New York in 2001.

So far I was only aware of one picture from the show but knew that Daria had walked in more looks. And now we get to see photos of these looks!

Ahh the early naughties. If there were ever a time where cowboy hats and denim flowering vests were acceptable (this can be debated) this was it. Daria looks so baby-faced in these! I've always liked her with darker hair so I prefer this colour on her, but definitely not the cut.

There have also been a few videos released of this show, one of which you can see below. To my knowledge this was the only show Daria walked in before the September 11 attacks on New York, after which her debut Spring 2002 season was cut short.

It's always so awesome finding rare pictures like these and even better sharing them with you! Hope you had a good laugh at the styling and have a great weekend everyone!


Thursday, May 2, 2013

Punk Stories : Daria by Cass Bird

Daria and photographer Cass Bird team up once again for a short video, and this time it's for Vogue's "Punk Stories", a series of web films put out highlighting the recent punk revival in fashion and the theme of this year's Met Gala.

"For our third installment of “Punk Stories,” director Cass Bird shot model Daria Werbowy channeling the many faces and fashions of punk—from a Billy Idol-esque bleached crop to a perfectly spiked and studded leather jacket—see if you can catch all six of her looks in our video." -

Update New candids added to the post!

I love this. I don't think I'll ever get bored of Cass's work with Daria because she's always switching it up. Daria has been modeling for nearly two decades but we had yet to see her channel her inner punk before this video. She definitely pulls off not just the looks but attitude as well. And how awesome does she look behind the microphone?

There were also a few pictures released along with the video, which you can see below. I don't know if they'll ever be in print but I'm assuming this is only for the online website - Vogue can only go so punk!

No word yet on whether or not Daria will be attending this years Met Gala (on May 6) but she's been absent the past two years and big parties aren't really her scene so I doubt it. But for now enjoy the vid!