Daria is turning 31 years old tomorrow! Happy early birthday Daria! In honour of her 31st, style.com has published an interview with D. If you have a few minutes be sure to give it a read. I think you learn more about her in this interview than you have in all of the ones she's given in the past five years ... I'm so glad to hear she's not just done with modeling yet!
Daria shooting the Fall 2014 campaign for Equipment
Daria is on the September issue of Interview magazine, photographed by Mikael Jansson, appearing alongside five other cover stars in the magazine's Photographer Issue.
Interview September 2014 : Daria Werbowy by Mikael Jansson
This is getting a lot of flack online for how "old" Daria looks. Personally I absolutely love how rough this cover is. I've been vocal in the past in wishing that magazines would style Daria in something other than her tomboy style (glamour is good! ... in small doses) but this is something I can stand behind.
W Magazine has released a mega editorial for its September issue. "Supernormal Supermodels" is a 24 page spread (Daria has six images) photographed by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggot.
Photographers: Mert Alas & Marcus Piggot
Its a fun shoot but it looks a lot like a mix pot of Bruce Weber and Alasdair McLellan's style of photography, which just makes me wish Bruce Weber actually shot this (like the legendary "Summer Camp" editorial in W's July 2008 issue). That shot of Daria, Amanda and Mariacarla (image 6) is amazing though.
If this isn't enough to get you excited about the September issues, then I don't know what is! Mert Alas & Marcus Piggott shot their favourite girls for a spread in the new fall issue of W Magazine and this is a little sneak peak ... looks to be the making of an epic editorial!
Daria just shot an absolutely beautiful editorial for WSJ Magazine's fall issue. She also shot the cover, which I've posted before.
To be honest this is one of the best works I've seen Daria put out in the past few years. It's so different from her usual boho-beach-casual styling and I always welcome a change from that!
Daria has an interview with the mag as well - it's a quick read and Daria gives some insight onto why she took a break from modelling in 2008 ... and that she wants to flip the lens and be a photographer! Judging from her amazing Instagram I fully support this new venture.
In addition to directing, shooting and styling Equipment's Fall 2014 campaign, not to mention starring in, Daria was also given free reign over the French clothing brand's video campaign.
Daria teamed up with friend Kenny Jossick to shoot the campaign near her home in the Irish countryside. It's not the first time her home has been opened up to the public eye, but the personal touches in this video make this campaign much more interesting. Her dog Strawballz even makes a cameo!
You can read more about Daria's thoughts on the creative process here, and see the images from the campaign under the Ad Campaigns page. Or you can just replay the video ... I can't stop watching it.
Good things come in threes! Daria's landed her third Diane Von Furstenberg campaign in a row and her third overall for the brand. Guess they really do love her!
There are eight campaign images in total and the photographer is Mikael Jansson. I'll be adding images to the campaign page so stay tuned! You can check out Daria's previous work with DVF under that page or check the DVF tag.
This is also Daria's fifth campaign of fall 2014 - she's also landed Celine and Mango again, and is working with two new brands, AG Denim and Equipment.
Daria recently visited Paris for a Lancome party (you can see pics here) and gave a quick interview to Vogue Paris. You can read the roughly translated article below ... the most interesting bit comes at the end! There are also some beautiful new pictures taken by Alexi Lubomirski for Lancome included with the article.
What do you think is the ideal spot for an unforgettable vacation? The most rejuvenating place, the more energizing?
"In my opinion, there is no more disconnecting than being on a sailboat away from the earth. Ireland has also become a place that I particularly like. Soon as I have a few days off, I m 'escapes. With its wilderness, its angular rocks that get lost in the sea, I think this country has the most beautiful beaches in the world, the most natural. "
Are you the type to plan your vacation well in advance or at the last minute from?
"Always at the last minute! Besides, I have not decided what I wanted to do this summer ... We'll see. Usually I book a flight just before departure, and once there, I let me wear the mood. "
Do you take the opportunity to exercise more or just put your body at rest?
"I am sailing whenever I have the opportunity during my long breaks, and it's still rather physical. But I love sleep so much and stay at home in peace!, I wish to retrieve all the hours of sleep that have failed me for the year, and especially to read. I just finished The Goldfinch (Donna Tartt), and just before I was absorbed by The Goddesses of Joseph Campbell . "
Daria lands the september cover of WSJ Magazine, photographed by Josh Olins and styled in some serious seventies Farrah Fawcett hair.
I love that Daria is now out of her 'comfort zone'. The general consensus is that the boho rocker look she's been sporting in editorials for the past few years is getting stale so this new styling (finally, hair products!) is readily welcomed. Can't wait to see the shoot inside.
Its been a little slow on the news front lately but we now have another cover to look forward to! Daria recently shot with Marie Claire Russia for a cover story. We'll hopefully see this come out in the next few months!
In honour of the 2014 Olympics in Sochi, Russia here's a little post of Daria doing what she does best outside of modelling - hitting the slopes!
Half pipe finals are in about 2 hours (if you aren't watching you have to be!) and although I'm team Canada all the way looks like our boys didn't make it this year - so its team Shaun White! After all, Daria shot an editorial with him so it only seems logical!
Update The full campaign and behind the scenes video have been posted below! Very similar to the Fall 2013 campaign but considering that campaign was one of my favourites I love that they've continued the seventies glam look.
Daria's campaign count for this spring season is now six, with a reapeat appearance for Diane Von Furstenberg Spring 2014. I really liked the seventies glam of last season so I'm really excited that the brand decided to work with her again.
Diane Von Furstenberg Spring 2014 campaign
Spring 2014 Diane Von Furstenberg campaign:
And here is the campaign video and behind-the-scenes video as well:
I also figured this would be a good time to share some unseen HQ shots of the DVF campaign from last season. If I recall correctly I don't think I've shared the last five on this blog but I threw them all in for a little flashback. This campaign was really unexpected but it turned out to be one of my favourites of last season. Hopefully this spring campaign can live up to the last one!
On another note, the Mango campaign is finally here! I'm really liking the look of this, despite the fact that its similar to some of Daria's work like some of her campaigns with Maiyet and Stefanel. Not much else to say other than I can't wait to see these in magazines.