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Back From Vacation

By thedariafiles · August 19, 2011 · 0 Comments ·

I'm back from vacation and back to a lot of news. Daria isn't on the cover of any issues of Vogue and hasn't returned to working with Steven Meisel but she has been busy the past few weeks.

First - Daria's never-ending streak of Elle covers. Since I've been gone she's appeared on five more international versions of Elle, racking her total up to 11 covers this year! And all from one editorial! There's nothing nicer than seeing Daria on three different issues in the airport magazine shops. Needless to say I bought all three, if not just for Daria then also for the fact that a 10 hour flight was in my schedule.

Left to right: Elle Croatia, Norway, Ukraine, Romania and Greece

Daria has also been seen hanging out with photographer Terry Richardson, in these three candid shots from his blog terrysdiary.com. This can mean that Daria has a new editorial, maybe even a cover, lensed by Terry in the future. Terry's work ususally pops up in Vogue Paris and Vogue Russia, so I'd keep my eyes on future issues from these magazines.

Daria and Terry in the studio

There have also been tons of unpublished photos that keep popping up, mostly outtakes from Daria's recent editorials in Flare and Elle Canada. Its great to see more photos from otherwise smaller editorials, and it kind of fills the void we've all been feeling from Daria's lack of editorial work recently.

Flare Canada September 2009 (1 - 4), Flare Canada March 2006 (5 & 6) Flare Canada September 2009 (7 - 10) all by Max Abadian

Daria has six campaigns to her name for the 2011 winter season so far. To be honest I'm not really excited by any of these. Most of the campaigns are rehashes of old material (Stefanel, Oroton, Balmain, Joseph) and the others just follow the same formula of WASPs on location (Salvatore and Hugo Boss). Maybe another YSL campaign will make up for it? Yes?

Left to right: Oroton, Balmain, Stefanel, Salvatore Ferragammo, Hugo Boss and Joseph UK

Anyways I've updated the site with all of these new images, including finishing the Covers section (all done!) and uploading all of Daria's editorials from 1999 to 2003. There's still work to do on the site but I thought a post like this might bring us up to date. 

Filed in: updates, site, news
Tagged with: Daria Werbowy

A Very Good Bye

By thedariafiles · June 21, 2011 · 0 Comments ·

I have some bad news but I've tried my best to mediate it with this post ... unfortunately (and fortunately) I will be away for a month on a trip and I don't think I will be able to have Internet connection most of the time. I'll try my best to do check-ins and update the site as much as I can but I am just warning my readers and letting you know that this break won't be as long as the last! I'll be back in less than a month and make sure to blog everything I have missed!

But for now, to satiate your Daria needs in this long drought, I have found a bucket-load of candids of Daria. And every single photo is beautiful! What makes these even greater is the fact that they are candids and show Daria in her natural element, with her friends and family - whether it be sailing, on a trip to Corsica, backstage at the Canadian Walk of Fame or at home in Toronto. I'm soooo excited to share these photos with you because I don't believe we've ever gotten to see Daria like this. I have to say, although it is really hard, my favourite photos have to be of Daria playing the guitar on a boat and cigarette in mouth. Can she really get any more cooler?

Now before you worry, all of these photos were taken from a reliable site and are already out in the public. They are all taken from photographer Gregory White's flickr page. Now, for a little backdrop to how I found these photos. Incidentally I did a Google search for Daria's boyfriend (I'm assuming we all know who her significant other is by now?) and came across a photo of his work on flickr. Not thinking much of it I clicked on the photographers portfolio and came across all of these photos. After a little looking I realized Gregory White is actually a friend of Daria.

Now enjoy these photos because they may be some of the most we'll see in the following months seeing as Daria is on another sailing trip this summer, much like the ones in the photos below!

Please credit to Gregory White for his great skills if you decide to share these and some credit to this site would be very very much appreciated! :)

Filed in: Events and Candids, exclusive
Tagged with: candids

Campaign News

By thedariafiles · June 19, 2011 · 0 Comments ·

This is the time that I'm really excited for - when its still summer but the magazines are already turning out fall inspired editorial and most excitingly new fall campaigns! Not counting her Fall 2011 Oroton campaign (released in Australia a while back) Daria has already landed her first campaign for the season, returning as the familiar face of Stefanel. Here is another shot along with the one posted before. I really love that they decided to take the direction to Berlin, one of my favourite cities.

Stefanel Fall Winter 2011 Daria Werbowy

Also some more exciting news - Daria has landed the Fall Winter 2011 campaign for Salvatore Ferragamo. This after just appearing in the Spring Summer campaign photographed by Mikael Jansson. There haven't been any pictures released of Daria yet but the Fashion Spot forums are buzzing with news that she and male model Clement Chabernaud have reprised their roles as campaign faces, so fingers crossed!

image: congacon at tFS

Elle Girl

By thedariafiles · June 17, 2011 · 0 Comments ·

If Elle has a favourite model then it is definitely Daria - at least for this year! Daria lands another two covers for the July month, both issues of Elle, in Elle Korea and Russia. They are both reprints from her editorial in Elle Spain May 2011 (which you can see under the editorial page).

Elle Korea July 2011Elle Russia July 2011

Elle Korea (left) and Elle Russia (right)

I really like the Elle Korea cover and the fact that this international edition chose something other than the beach shot for the cover. Its always refreshing to see a closeup shot on a cover! The Elle Korea edition also comes with a beach supplement which you can see here. So far Daria has five Elle covers this year, all from the same editorial, and with a couple of months of summer left I have a feeling these won't be her last!

source: elle.ru via tarsha at tFS and libro.co.kr via pietrinn at tFS

7 Questions for Daria

By thedariafiles · June 16, 2011 · 0 Comments ·

I was browsing the web and came across this small beauty interview with Marie Claire Italia. We've heard most of the questions before but some are new and its always interesting to hear Daria's take on things ... plus there is a beautiful unseen photo of Daria by Jeff Burton for Lancome!

Interview (translated by me and google very roughly).

We have had so many questions, but the beautiful Daria Werbowy is unwilling to share everything and revealed only a few secrets. But how could we blame her? Her professional life means she is always in the spotlight. At 27 years she is one of the highest paid models in the world since 2005 and is also one of the faces of Lancôme. She loves to flee on a boat sailing, her passion, along with the music she calls "my boyfriend." On the real tight-lipped. In a world that for 15 minutes of fame will do anything, so be it the privacy of a famous model.

Sleeps in total darkness?

She never goes to bed without ...
A song in the background.

Beauty ritual before going to sleep?
I always wash my face, no matter how tired I am.

The secret after a sleepless night?
Coffee and a cream for the eye area.

Being a model means spending many nights traveling and sleepin in foreign beds. What does one need to feel at home away from home?
It takes a book and the music I love to make me feel good wherever I am.

What book is on the table now?
I'm reading one on Irish mythology and sagas.

What perfume or odour do you associate with the night?
Clean sheets.

Stefanel Fall Winter 2011/2012

By thedariafiles · June 16, 2011 · 0 Comments ·

Daria has her first official campaign for the Fall Winter 2011/12 season! Although she didn't return as the face of Balmain after her Spring Summer '10 campaign (although models rarely do repeats for Balmain) she reprises her role as the face of Stefanel for the FW 11/12 campaign! This is her fourth consecutive and fourth overall campaign for the Italian label, so I think its safe to call Daria the Stefanel girl now!

All of the Stefanel campaigns (which you can see under the Campaigns page) have had different themes but an overlying idea of a relaxed but sophisticated cool - just like Daria. So I'm not surprised the company went for Daria again. I like the feel of this campaign already - it looks like it will be another out and about in the city idea but this time in Berlin. And you can never go wrong with dogs ... look at how cute that puppy is!

source: youkioske via flashbang and debora25 at tFS

Daria and the Detectives

By thedariafiles · June 14, 2011 · 0 Comments ·

Edit: Yep, it is Eniko (thanks Megan!), Daria's doppelganger, in the Spring 2010 issue of V Magazine (#64).

I've been reading up a bit on Inez and Vinoodh's exhibit in Sao Paolo (by the way did anyone go!) and I came across a video and interview from the photographer duo. This is from their exhibit last year in Amsterdam at FOAM museum. The whole premise and layout of the exhibit seems identical to the one they just had in Sao Paulo, but that wasn't what caught my eye. 
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I think I found another portrait of Daria? If you look below at the two screencaps the photo of the girl with the big hair and whiskers looks a lot like Daria. Now I may be wrong, I think it is quite possible model Eniko Mihalik, but what do you guys think?

Either way the video below is really interesting to watch and Inez and Vinoodh give a detailed interview on their exhibit and their feeling towards photography in the world of fashion. The image of Daria appears at around 3:22 s.

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Daria as Inez

By thedariafiles · June 13, 2011 · 0 Comments ·

A new photo is a rare sight these days. It looks like Daria's been laying low for the past month in terms of magazine apperances, and now that she's off sailing the world for the next two months I don't think we'll see much in the future! Thats why it was a treat to find this photo of Daria dressed like Inez van Lamsweerde in a photographer-muse switch.

This photo was taken by Inez and Vinoodh in 2010 and will be displayed at an exhibition in Sao Paulo, Brazil ... well right about now actually! If there are any Brazilian readers out there then you should go to the exhibition - it starts in half an hour - and then you can let us know if there are any other unseen Daria pictures!

source: inezandvinoodh.tumblr.com via trevofashionista and tarsha at tFS

Filed in: outtakes
Tagged with: 2010, Inez and Vinoodh, Daria Werbowy

Elle Poland July 2011

By thedariafiles · June 9, 2011 · 0 Comments ·

Elle sure does love their reprints but its good for fans because now we have another cover for Daria this year! Elle Poland reprinted Elle Spains May 2011 cover. I have to say I like the Polish edition more for its brighter colours. Now I don't normally do posts on reprints but seeing as how the news is sparse these days ... and also for any Polish readers out there (or for those able to get ahold of this magazine!) could you let us know if there is an interview inside or perhaps new unpublished pictures? It would be much appreciated!

Elle Poland July 2011

Filed in: covers
Tagged with: Elle Poland, Reprint, Daria Werbowy

Good Friends, Good Hair

By thedariafiles · June 6, 2011 · 0 Comments ·

I did a bit of random browsing last night and stumbled on hairstylist Harry Josh's website. If you remember Daria has attended his Spring Fling parties a few times and they seem to be good friends - good enough to warrant a spot on Josh's candid page! I've found a great unseen candid from back in 2007.

This candid was probably taken at one of Harry Josh's parties and Daria is pictured with Julia Stegner. 2007 was my favourite 'Daria year' and I love this candid. How is it possible that Julia and Daria still look good making the dumbest faces? Ah, the perks of being a model. Enjoy!

source : harryjosh.com


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