Friday, August 30, 2013

Behind the Scenes with ET Canada

Apart from Linda Evangelista, Daria is Canada's most famous modelling export. So when she lands the cover of a local magazine, its big news. Which I love because it means interviews on interviews, and usually a segment on a cheesy news show. As such, ET Canada filmed a behind the scenes look of the Fashion cover story:

It seems that this editorial was shot around the same time that Daria was in town for the Lancome "Roses by ..." exhibit. I'm excited to see how the biker theme translates onto print - you can never really go wrong with models and bikes can you?

Fashion usually hits newsstands at the beginning of the month so I'll try to get this scanned if scans don't already start popping up!

source: Fashionmagazine youtube channel via TomFordforGucci at tFS

Thursday, August 29, 2013

FASHION Magazine October 2013

Cover overload! Sorry to be repetitive but here is another cover to share with you guys. This time its for Fashion Magazine's October 2013 issue. Fashion is a Canadian magazine that has championed Daria from the beginning and this is her ninth appearance on the cover! 

Fashion October 2013 Daria by Chris Nicholls

I guess this is good news for those of us who can't get our hands on the German issue of Harper's Bazaar.  I'm personally not the biggest fan of this magazine (case in point, this cover ...) but every time Daria makes an appearance I pick up an issue. There are usually only one or two photos in the feature so I'm hoping they publish more this time around.

I don't know if its that I've become lax to fashion but I've been a fan of mostly everything Daria has put out lately. Granted, this cover doesn't go along with the more natural persona that Daria has been projecting as of late but there's something about a cover so obviously fashion, for lack of a better word, that I love. Sometimes you just need chandelier earrings and a blow out on a cover. But then again maybe this is just the heat wave in town talking.

There's a sneak peek of the interview over at Fashion's website. I'll post the content up ASAP!


Why Don't You ... ?

September seems to be a good month for Daria - she lands her third cover of the month with the premier issue of Harper's Bazaar Germany. In true Harper'z Bazaar fashion the cover is the iconic white backdrop with a playful take on the masthead. No word yet on the photographer but perhaps it is Karl Lagerfeld, as Carine and himself seem to play an important role in the launch of this issue.

Harper's Bazaar Germany
September 2013

Harper's Bazaar Germany September 2013

It seems like the inaugural issue has become Daria's domain. She landed the cover of the first issue of Vogue Ukraine (March 2013) and is now gracing the cover of Bazaar's latest European counterpart. Does anyone know of any other magazines launching this year? Maybe Daria can make it a hat trick! I haven't seen news of the content yet but hopefully an editorial will come along with the cover. 

The magazine has already started rolling out in Germany and hopefully it'll make its way to Toronto. If I can't get my hands on this are there any readers who would be able to get a hold of the copy for me? I would be really grateful!


Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Interview Magazine September 2013

Just going to leave this here ... and have a momentary freak-out as I collect my thoughts.

Update In case you haven't already figured it out, Daria, along with six other top models, is on the cover of the September issue of Interview magazine photographed by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott.

Interview Magazine September 2013 by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott

For their fall issue the team at Interview enlisted Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott to photograph 100 top tier models including Daria, Amber Valetta, Linda Evangelista, Kate Moss, Stephanie Seymour, Naomi Campbell and Christy Turlington. To name just a few. Now I say top models because a cover series like this is bound to bring up the old supermodel debate - I'll repeat the same thing I said over at tFS forums.

There's been some hesitation about Daria's cover among all of the older "supers". What I don't think people realize is that the decision of who makes the cover isn't so much a measure of a model's "supermodel" status as it is an indication of who has their contracts locked up tight. You can't shoot Naomi without giving her a cover, you can't shoot Kate without giving her a cover ... and now Daria has reached the point in her career where an appearance in a magazine requires a cover as well.


I'm so glad that she was included in this series, and the fact that she made it onto the cover of Interview is such a great accomplishment. To be in the company of cover stars like Grace Jones and Mick Jagger is great for any model, "super" or not.

You can read Daria's interview here. And the six other covers:


source: via tFS

Thursday, August 15, 2013

The Lost Interview

Stranger things have happened on this site but I think this post is one of the more stranger ones ... I'm not quite sure what I'm showing you guys but I can do a little guesswork as to where these photos are from. A random Google search led me to these unseen pictures and interview. It looks like a Hello! magazine article, probably from the UK edition, and being that Daria is 24 in this article this goes way back to 2006-07. I can't get the exact date on the issue though and any information on the photographer is scant, so I'm not sure when the photos are taken.

Aside from the recent article in Vogue UK this is one of Daria's most forthcoming interviews to date, so I'm really surprised its taken this long to pop up! She talks about working on the Fall 2006 Chanel campaign, touches on Josh Hartnett, her fear of snakes and most interestingly ...

There's been a lot of Irish in this blog recently hasn't there!? It's just a happy coincidence that I found the interview at this time. I had a laugh knowing Daria would go on to find herself an Irish carpenter to shack up with, six years down the road!

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Weekday Bonus

Daria and Adam in the September 2013 "Contributors" section of Vogue:


Sunday, August 11, 2013

Wild Irish Rose

Bad news - there's no Mert and Marcus editorial in the September issue of Vogue ... but will an Annie Leibovitz editorial make up for it? Daria and Adam Driver, star of HBO's "Girls", are photographed for a fashion story in County Kerry, Ireland.

Wild Irish Rose
Vogue US September 2013
Daria Werbowy and Adam Driver by Annie Leibovitz


I don't think I'm exaggerating when I say everyone was expecting those Mert and Marcus candids from Venice to finally come to fruition in this issue. After all, they were shot way back in April and if my industry timing is correct then they should have been in print by now. There's also the possibility that the entire editorial could have been scrapped. It's happened before (Raquel Zimmermann's editorial in the September 2007 issue of Vogue) and with the magazine's mammoth budget its not entirely impossible. Although it would be such a shame considering how beautiful the candids were ... I still have hopes for the October issue though!

On to the editorial we actually get to see! Annie Leibovitz takes us to the rugged terrains of Ireland with the unexpected coupling of Daria and Adam Driver. I think this editorial might be the result of those candids of Grace in Ireland. I'm a sucker for the Vogue 'couple editorial' and a photoshoot in Ireland has always been on my wishlist for Daria. I'm sure these will look even more beautiful in print as most of Leibovitz's work does.

I don't have too much to say other than I really do love this shoot and the fact that Daria is shown in minimal makeup, true to her 29 years. That Vogue is still loyal to models reaching their thirties, and presents them in their actual light, is refreshing in such an ephemeral industry.


source : 

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Behind the Scenes of Salvatore Ferragamo Fall 2013

In case you haven't forgotten (amidst all of the editorial excitement) a few months ago Daria landed her first fall campaign for Salvatore Ferragamo. To tide you off until the September issues are released, here is a behind the scenes video of the campaign shoot in London. 

This is Daria's third time working for the label (Spring 2011, Fall 2011). I've also added the entire campaign under the Ad Campaigns page so make sure to check it out as there are some new shots!

source: FerragamoOfficial youtube channel via Cold at tFS

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Five's Company

I guess this photo all but confirms Daria's editorial in the September issue of Vogue. I don't remember such anticipation for an editorial - ever since we saw those candids in Venice in April its been a long five month wait!

As for which model makes the most appearances in the September issue ... I'll have to go with Daria. On the campaign front she has Celine, Diane Von Furstenberg, Salvatore Ferragamo, Isabel Marant, LancĂ´me, and Maiyet ... deep breath. If she doesn't have the other girls beat in editorials then she certainly does in ads!

Speaking of DVF, the campaign video for the fall campaign has just been released. And how gorgeous is it? If the Celine ads launched a bob phenomena then I think this campaign will do something for the seventies disco ringlets. I'll hold off on posting the actual campaign until we get all of the images but for now enjoy this video!

source: Vogue Facebook via TomFordforGucci at tFS, DvF youtube channel

Sunday, August 4, 2013

Vogue UK September 2013 : Rebel Rebel

It's my favourite time of the year, not just because it happens to be my birthday, but because the September issues have started rolling out! We're on the cusp of a new season and luckily for us Daria is dominating the magazines this month. Starting with an editorial in the September issue of Vogue UK.

Rebel Rebel
Vogue UK September 2013
Daria by Patrick Demarchelier


Fitting that a David Bowie song is used for this editorial title, seeing as how Daria is a big fan of the Englishman's music. And, like the musician, she herself has carved out a singular path in her respective industry. Vogue UK has also been one to 'rebel' against the formula of the magazine industry. This year seven out of their nine covers were models, practically unheard of in this time of Hollywood starlet overdrive. What better than a combination of Daria and Vogue UK for the September issue - a model who rebels against the norm in a magazine choosing to do the.
The styling in this shoot is brilliant as are Demarchelier's portraits of Daria. Despite being a veteran in this industry Daria still surprises me with her modeling skills and nuances. She elevates a studio editorial to something much more intimate, a collection of portraits that convey her nomadic personality. They're a beautiful accompaniment to the article inside, which you have to read if you're a fan, and even more so if you're not. There are some new things to learn, of Daria's life in Ireland and of a fairy-tale romance with a carpenter, but its also a great insight to a woman who has grown up in an industry that both inspires her, and leads her to take month-long sailing trips away from her work. She is entirely "the reluctant supermodel".


The interview:

And a bonus shot from "Drama Queens", also photographed by Demarchelier:
source: mattcyrus at tFS

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Vogue UK September 2013 Cover

After a ridiculously quiet start to the year Daria is finally putting out the kind of work that we're used to. She's landed the cover of the September 2013 issue of Vogue UK. This is Daria's fourth Vogue UK cover, her last being four years ago.

Vogue UK September 2013
Daria Werbowy by Patrick Demarchelier

Daria looks really cool on the cover, almost as if she stepped off the street, stood in front of Patrick Demarchelier's camera and in one shot the cover was borne. Its not so much the model on the cover as it is Daria on the cover.

I also think the relaxed styling on this cover is its own undoing. I gave a little squeal when I learned Daria would be on the cover, but already expected something laid back and relaxed before I saw the image. And laid back and relaxed is what I got. Daria in this kind of set up seems almost formulaic by now and although I love to see her with more work, especially covers, it can tend to be quite boring. The preview below does look much more promising though ... Daria will have 7 photos in this issue, and if I read correctly an article as well!

Vogue UK September 2013 preview

Now, if I had my way Daria would be on the cover of every Vogue, the American version included. And although the latter doesn't seem that possible, more than one Vogue cover this month doesn't seem that implausible. Some keen eyes on the Fashion Spot forums have given regard to these two shots from Mert Alas' Instagram. Both are regarding the behind the scenes production of an unknown project but from the casting (Naomi, Natasha, Kate) and styling it seems very Vogue Paris. I'm guessing there will be a multiple solo-girl covers. How epic would it be to have another Vogue Paris cover following her August one, and two Vogue covers in the same month!? I'll keep you posted!