Sunday, May 31, 2009

Daria Werbowy in Hypnôse Senses Making-Of

Here is a video of the making of Lancome's newest perfume Hypnose Senses. I don't know if it's just my computer but is there supposed to be any noise in this video because I can't hear anything? Either way, its beautiful!

Saturday, May 30, 2009

Lancome Hypnose Senses

Daria is the face of the new Lancome Hypnose Senses, a new take on the Lancome Hypnose perfume. I've found both backstage and final campaign images, with the shooting of as well. The aim is a Parisian mystique. The airbrushing is not quite as bad as it used to be and these shots are quite beautiful and light. Hopefully they will make some type of commercial to go along!

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Glamour Magazine Beauty Awards

Daria attended yet another event last night! She was at the 7th Glamour Magazine Beauty Awards,held at the Villa Magna Hotel on May 20, 2009 in Madrid, Spain. She looks great - she was wearing Stella McCartney. She won Beauty of the Year.

Monday, May 18, 2009


In addition to playing host for this years Stoked on Spring benefit, Daria was brave enough to donate a piece of her own creation to the silent auction - a drawing of a bird, entitled Freebird.

“That’s the first time I’ve ever put anything of mine in the public eye,” she said. “I wouldn’t call myself an artist, but I draw.” I think it's a great piece!

Daria also explained why she chose to participate in this benefit. “To be honest, I was feeling really bad that I wasn’t doing anything and this is perfect timing,” Daria explained of her choice to become involved with the nonprofit. “I just got back from Wooster where I was boarding for two weeks, but it was the worst season ever! There was, like, no snow on the whole mountain.” Daria's been an active snowboarder for years now so it makes perfect sense that she would team up with this charity.

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Stoked On Spring Fundraiser

Last night Daria hosted the Stoked On Spring charity fundraiser to benefit at-risk youth. Such a great charity to be involved in and she looked great - I really like her outfit.

Friday, May 15, 2009

Avedon Afterparty

Harper’s Bazaar hosted an afterparty for Richard Avedon (perhaps for the launch of a new book) and Daria attended along with fellow IMG models Sasha and Du Juan. Behansu, a poster on the Fashion Spot, was so nice to let me know about these photos. She runs a blog on Freja Beha Erichsen, another one of my favourite models, that you should really go check out!

A fan, Kenny Jossick and Daria

source: COAFA

Friday, May 8, 2009

Back from the Past

While we wait for the new editorial in Vogue UK, we have some "new" pictures. I've never seen these shots of Daria, but they look like they are from backstage in 2003 or 2004? Wow, has Daria changed or what?

source: sweet_rus at thefashionspot

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Stoked On Spring

It seems that Darias work with Vik Muniz and Galpao Aplauso was not enough to satisfy her philanthropic side! If you remember, last year Daria visited Spetaculu, and in 2007 she visited the Centro Espacial in Brazil along with artist Vik Muniz. This year Daria will be host for a charity fundraiser on the 16th of May to benefit the Stoked On Spring foundation.

"Hosted by Daria Werbowy, Co-Chaired by Nicola Vassell of Deitch Projects and Mazdack Rassi of Milk Studios alongside Charlie Adamski of Christie's Auction House, "Stoked on Spring" will include 125 works of art and one-of-a-kind items in a silent auction format. Stoked Mentoring is a unique non-profit organization based in New York and Los Angeles that provides innovative mentoring programs exposing "at risk" youth and their mentors to action sports."

I think it's amazing that Daria lends her time and support to such great causes, and that she incorporates her love for art into charity. To me, this is more exciting than any new editorial!

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Vogue UK June 2009 : Indian Summer

Social commentary aside, the new editorial in Vogue UK, "Indian Summer" by Patrick Demarchelier, is beautiful. Demarchelier captures both the beauty of India and the brilliance of Daria in a 20 page editorial for the June 2009 issue.

Indian Summer
Vogue UK June 2009
Patrick Demarchelier

What I think makes this editorial work is Demarchelier's photography and Daria's modeling. Unlike Mario Testino, who often shoots exotic locales in painfully bright chaos, Demarchelier's work in this feature is more toned down, much more sombre than Testino's but still maintains a dreamlike quality. It shies away from the extravagant, and the overplayed. It's hard to make this concept new, but Daria pulls this off with an ease and allure. Overall I quite like this editorial. Your thoughts?

source: scanned by ladyflash at thefashionspot

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Costume Institute Gala

A gallery of all of the pictures I've found of the gala. Daria is always camera ready ... *cough*
Check back here - I'll be updating!

Costume Institute Gala

So far only one picture from the met - let's just say that Daria nailed it with this one.
More later, but I have to run. And .... Daria has an editorial in Vogue UK June 2009

Indian Summer: M: Daria Werbowy P: Patrick Demarchelier Fashion Ed: Lucinda Chambers.
20 pages. Standard Daria in India for UK Vogue
UPDATE - high quality picture added ... I love how Daria stayed true to her own style, and how she managed to look better than everyone else without trying. I also love the melancholy eyes - no cheesy smiles here :P

Monday, May 4, 2009

Hedi's Girls Outtakes

I found these outtakes from an editorial in the May 2007 issue of Vogue Paris "Hedi's Girls". Hedi Slimane's work with Daria remains one of my favourite shoots to date. Three of these pictures are old, but one hasn't been seen yet. It's a shame Hedi doesn't do more editorial work with Daria!

Awaiting the Met Gala ...

Tonight is the night of the Met Costume Institute, and I can't wait to see what Daria (and everyone else) shows up in! For now here is a new candid of Daria attending a party in NYC.

On May 2 2009, Daria was at Nur Khan and Harry Josh's annual "Spring Fling" Party in NYC, often celebrated as a precursor to the Met Ball. Harry Josh is a hairstylist, and a close friend of Daria's, that often mingles with the fashion and celebrity crowd so this party is always a unique mix of faces.

So far we only have this small preview picture from patrickmcmullan - if anyone has an account, it would be greatly appreciated if you sent in a picture!

Update Higher res image added to the post!

Saturday, May 2, 2009

V 59 | The Swimsuit Issue

Daria appears in the Summer 2009 issue of V Magazine photographed by Mario Testino in I was pretty dissapointed by the cover. Daria looks like a Barbie doll - cold and shiny, but no expression. However, the accompanying pictures are not bad at all. Especially the first image featured here, the closeup in black and white. Daria is beautiful and manages to pull off a sensuality not many girls in this issue have.

The Summer Swimsuit Issue
V by Visionaire Magazine #59 Summer 2009
Mario Testino

Friday, May 1, 2009

West Side Story

"Mario Testino and Anna Wintour recently were enthralled by the play West Side Story and (the theme) will be featured in the July issue of Vogue, in a shoot with Daria Werbowy."

If this is true, I'm so excited to see how the editorial turns out! I've always loved West Side Story, and maybe Daria would make a great Natalie Wood.