Monday, October 26, 2009

Vogue Nippon December 2009

Update Previews of Daria's editorial have been posted at the Fashion Spot here and here ... Without getting ahead of myself, I think that this is the best editorial of the year. I'll post a proper post as soon as I have written something substantial!

A quick post on news from the December issue of Vogue Nippon - Daria has a new editorial! tFS member s'gnac clues us in on the details:
  • Daria W by (Inez van) Lamsweede & (Vinoodh) Matadin! She stands in the barley field, sometimes half-naked, and one pic, almost wears nothing, As if she says, "Please catch me in the Rye."(Please note I don't know if it is Rye field or not). Or Vogue version of Field of Dreams?
This sounds amazing! Hopefully there will be scans soon, but now there is an editorial to look forward to for the end of the year!

Also, I've found a larger image of Daria's latest Lancome advertisement from this post and this way, no scans are needed. It really is quite pretty, although her eyes look more hazel than they do blue!

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Sunday, October 25, 2009

Flashback Friday : Daria in Brazil

I just stumbled upon this beautiful set of photos, taken back in 2007, when Daria was promoting Lancome in Brazil. It's always great to find unseen photographs, especially when they are as stunning as these are. I often wonder how much unseen material there really is on the internet of Daria!

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Vogue Russia November 2009 | Интернационал

Just a quick post for scanned images of Daria's cover and a new fifth picture in her Vogue Russia editorial "International". Special credit goes to achat at Snail Scans! Thanks!

Vogue Russia November 2009 : Daria Werbowy by Terry Richardson
Vogue Russia November 2009
Ph by Terry Richardson

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Vogue Russia November 2009

The rumors were true! Daria is Vogue Russia's latest covergirl! She graces the November 2009 issue of Vogue Russia and is photographed by Terry Richardson. Considering the photographer and magazine I am pleasantly surprised. As of late, I've been impressed by Vogue Russia but I've never really been won over by their aesthetic. The brash colours and harsh styling are not really my taste.
However, I think Vogue Russia's aesthetic pairs very well with Terry Richardson's photography. His photos go well with the flashy ideal of new money that Vogue Russia perpetuates. Fittingly, Daria is promoting Lancome's latest Declaring Indigo makeup palettes in the editorial, and the end results are great - very reminiscent of strong eighties editorials . Hopefully, there will be more shots and scans soon!


Thursday, October 15, 2009

Daria at an Event for The Bay

Searching for news of the November issue of Vogue Russia, I came across this new picture of Daria at a recent event. She attended the opening of The Room, which is the relaunch of Canadian Retailer The Bay's luxury boutique. She looks great!

Daria + Vogue Russia = ?

The cover rumor thread at the fashion spot is buzzing with news of the November issue of Vogue Russia ... apparently Daria will be next month's covergirl! The issue will drop at any moment now, so we'll see if this rumor is true. I don't believe Daria has ever worked for Vogue Russia before, and she definitely hasn't had a cover. According to tFS member youarearockstar the cover is similar to Kate Moss' September issue ... this should be interesting!

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Prada Perfume

I'm procrastinating, and should really be working right now but ... I had to post these images I recently came across! Back when Daria was having her new girl moment (2005) she landed a Prada campaign, the holy grail of modeling. Not only was it Prada, but it was a perfume campaign as well, that produced one of my favourite fashion advertisements.

Daria reciting Thunder Perfect Mind while walking through various sites in Berlin is still memorable today, and I loved the austere and authentic elements of the video. What I love even more are these portraits taken by Briggite Lacombe, a photographer who documented the making of the Prada commercial. Enjoy!

Monday, October 12, 2009

90 Years of Vogue Covers : The Video

Daria's recent appearance in Paris had us all excited, and now there is a video of her at the 90 Years of Vogue Paris Covers event. She appears at 7:30 and you can see her talking with Carine and meeting some other models. I never noticed Daria had her helix pierced - oddly enough I have the same piercing on the same ear!  I've also added more pictures to the gallery of the event, which you can see here.

Friday, October 9, 2009

Flashback Friday : Proper English

Happy Friday everyone! I thought I'd introduce a new type of post every week to end these seven days on a good note. I've always loved this editorial, "Proper English", which was in the October 2004 issue of US Vogue. Even though it is standard Testino Vogue fare, there are some beautiful pictures. Plus, I have a vice for anything set in pastoral English countryside - itt brings me back to memories of visiting my Grandma in her little English village! Happy Thanksgiving weekend to the Canadians reading this blog!

Proper English
Vogue US October 2004
Ph Mario Testino

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Balmain Spring Summer 2009 | The Candids

I've changed up the posts a bit to make a gallery, so I'm very sorry if your comments got deleted! As it stands, I think I shall divide the new pictures from Balmain into two posts: runway, which you can see here, and this post for candids (my favourite images so far, and I will tell you why).

As soon as I learned Daria walked the Balmain runway I was curious to see whether or not she would be captured by Tommy Ton, of jak&jil fame, and I was right! To the right is a picture taken by Tommy Ton. He always captures his subjects in such an enlightened way and the composition is beautiful. So happy he got to photograph her!

Before I ramble on any further about photography, I must say why I love candid shots. Of all of the pictures that encompass a models career I always find something so revealing about candids - its like taking away the mask. And it doesn't hurt that models always have the most impeccable style! Below you have a gallery of Daria backstage, getting her makeup done, posing with designer Christophe Decarnin and goofing off with her friend Carmen Kass. I've also updated the runway gallery which as of now has 33 pictures! I've also added all of the Balmain videos to The Daria Files video gallery, which you can see here

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Vogue Paris : 90 Years of Covers Event

Like rumored, Daria attended the 90 Years of Vogue Covers event on the Champs Elysees in Paris. Daria has appeared on Vogue Paris four times so far (and hopefully there will be a fifth!). It seems like the Balmain influences are still reigning high on her style - her dress is very reminescent of the Fall 2007 Balmain dress she wore on the runway here.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Daria at Balmain!

Update Daria will be attending an exhibit to celebrate 90 years of French Vogue Covers on the Champs-Elysées. So expect a huge amount of pictures and news these following days!

Even a Vogue Italia cover couldn't have been quite as shocking as this - Daria walked the Balmain Spring Summer 2010 runway in Paris today! You can add me to the hundreds on the Fashion Spot who are shocked by her appearance - over the past three years Daria has only ever appeared on the runway twice!

If anything, I thought Daria would have walked in Milan but an appearance in Paris is even better. Although Daria says Balmain is the only show she'll be walking for this season, I'm more than excited. What makes this appearance even better is the fact that Daria both opened and closed the show, with three looks in total. The theme this season at Balmain was just like the last couple of few - trashy chic (although the chic is debatable) with slashed minidresses and big shoulders. Daria walked with runway veteran Carmen Kass as well as some established girls like Freja Beha (my favourite!), Natasha Poly and Anja Rubik. So far the pictures are still popping up, and there is also a video. Daria appears below in the beginning and at 1:12.

Of all the runways Daria could have appeared in Balmain makes the most sense - she's been a faithful follower of the brand, wearing a Balmain dress to the Costume Institute Gala and appearing in Fall Winter 2008 campaign as well as Spring Summer 2009. Maybe the campaign count will be up to three ... Is anyone else ecstatic?! Click read more to see all of the images on the runway.