I have an early Christmast present for you readers - it's Daria's first cover of the year! She appears on the January 2012 issue of Elle Belgium in a reprint from Flare Canada September 2009. I really like the red that Elle Belgium used, and it's fitting for this time of year. And I also like the fact that they got rid of the bunny ears. It makes the whole thing much more rock n' roll! Daria's name isn't mentioned on the cover, and this is a reprint so I'm not sure if there's an editorial or feature inside ... if there are any Belgium nationals out there that can get a hold of this magazine let us know!
Merry Christmas :)
source: Elle Belgium facebook via michelabell at tFS forums
One of the great things about the internet is the ability for photographers to showcase their old work on an electronic format. It makes for a great archive for fans of fashion ... and for fans like us! I stumbled upon photographer Gigi Stoll's facebook page a while ago and came across this great photoshoot of Daria. The photos are from the February 2004 issue of Vogue Paris, where Daria showcases her jewelry, but I've never seen the photos in such great quality. I hope you like them, and have a great weekend - and merry Christmas!
I was going to save these for another Flashback Friday but I couldn't wait that long. These outtakes of Daria by Cass Bird are too good not to share with you guys!
I think the love for Cass Bird and Daria's work is unanimous in this blog and among all of Daria's fans. That's why it's so great when we get to see new collaborations between the two. This time for Flashback Friday I have two unseen outtakes (at least to me!) from the Dossier editorial "I drew a map of Canada with your face sketched on it twice" (award for the longest editorial title goes to ...).
The pictures are quite pixelated, so it looks like there must be higher quality images out there somewhere. For the moment I can't find any but regardless ... Enjoy! And hopefully we get to see more of Cass and Daria's work in the future.
I think I've done these "flashback" posts before but I would love to introduce something concrete to the blog. Flashback Fridays will be something that we can expect to see every week on The Daria Files, even when we're having slow news weeks. It's also a chance to reintroduce any old images I've found that haven't been seen before or bring back great photos from Daria's career.
First up is a video of the Fall 2003 VPL show. This was Daria's first season and fittingly VPL's first fashion show ever. There aren't any images of the looks Daria wore but from the video she's seen in two looks. Or, I don't really know if you can call them looks considering how little clothing she's wearing!
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A cute candid of Daria back when she rocked the Joni Mitchell hair. This this is from a party at Regine’s nightclub in Paris on March 7th, 2010 other photos of which you can see here.
We haven't seen a lot of candids of Daria recently so it's nice to see something from a party a while back. And now we know what her favourite pose of the night was!
It looks like a no-go for the Prada Spring 2012 campaign but I've got some even better news ... Emmanuelle Alt will be dedicating an entire issue of Vogue Paris to Daria, lensed by Inez and Vinoodh for the February 2012 issue!
Inez and VInoodh gave an interview to style.com, an excerpt from which you can read below:
Vogue: You have a really varied crew of favorites—Daria, Tasha, Guinevere, Kate Moss, among others. What do you respond to in all these different girls?
IVL: All of the girls who are in there have that quality. I think that’s what it is. Once they can know themselves well enough to let it go and go for the idea of making something together. What’s exciting for us is when someone is not afraid to be someone else, and it takes character to be able to do that [...] The same goes for Daria. We’re shooting a whole issue on her for French Vogue for February.
This is great news - and a long time coming! We haven't seen Daria in Vogue Paris in almost a year. And now that she's taking a break to sail and relax it will be great to see her come back in full force. I've always hoped for a guest-edited issue from Daria, which usually happens for the December/January issue, but I suppose this is the next best thing.
More great news - Daria returns yet again as the face of Stefanel for the Spring 2012 campaign. Like their previous efforts Stefanel went for the rock and roll look. Nothing too new but it's great to see Daria in print (and video!) again.
I'll post the campaign images as soon as they're available but for now enjoy the video!
Something major! I don't want to get my readers hopes way too up, because this seems like the impossible, ... but when you haven't had Daria news in quite a while might as well! Old school fashion followers will have freaked at the news that 2004 Prada favourite Elise Crombez is the face of the Spring 2012 Prada fashion campaign. And now there are whispers that Daria will join her! Take a look at the picture below - doesn't it look like her nose poking out from the second billboard?
I really hope it is. Daria hasn't worked with Meisel in years and her Prada campaigns were the stuff of legend. This is supposedly Elise's comeback and wouldn't it be fitting to have her fashion BFF Daria along for the ride? After all, they were always photographed together when they were starting out. Some sources are saying that it could be Katryn Kruger, a Daria look-alike ... let's hope for the former (muaha)!
Elise's newly released image of the SS 2012 Prada campaign.
image sources: fashiontoast.com & bryanboy
Cass Bird posted an adorable photo and video of Daria and her, if you can believe it, having a slumber party. I don't think I've had a slumber party in over four years but I think I might have one again this winter break - Daria and Cass seemed to have had a great time.
Extra thanks to Megan for uploading the video!
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If you follow Terry Richardson's blog regularily you'll know he always posts behind the scenes pictures of various models he photographs. With the release of the V#74 IMG Powerhouse editorial (under the Editorials tab) Terry had the chance to photograph a group of beautiful girls. These photos of Daria are spectacular ... the only bad thing is that it doesn't give us a preview of any new work!