Remember the Flashback Friday pictures I posted a while ago of Daria in her first runway shows for Comrags? I ended up finding a bunch of rare runway pics again! These are from the Spring 2002 Hong Kong Trade show (also known as Hong Kong Luxe), a showcase of up and coming Chinese designers that was presented in New York in 2001.
So far I was only aware of one picture from the show but knew that Daria had walked in more looks. And now we get to see photos of these looks!
Ahh the early naughties. If there were ever a time where cowboy hats and denim flowering vests were acceptable (this can be debated) this was it. Daria looks so baby-faced in these! I've always liked her with darker hair so I prefer this colour on her, but definitely not the cut.
There have also been a few videos released of this show, one of which you can see below. To my knowledge this was the only show Daria walked in before the September 11 attacks on New York, after which her debut Spring 2002 season was cut short.
It's always so awesome finding rare pictures like these and even better sharing them with you! Hope you had a good laugh at the styling and have a great weekend everyone!
Daria and photographer Cass Bird team up once again for a short video, and this time it's for Vogue's "Punk Stories", a series of web films put out highlighting the recent punk revival in fashion and the theme of this year's Met Gala.
"For our third installment of “Punk Stories,” director Cass Bird shot model Daria Werbowy channeling the many faces and fashions of punk—from a Billy Idol-esque bleached crop to a perfectly spiked and studded leather jacket—see if you can catch all six of her looks in our video." - vogue.com
I love this. I don't think I'll ever get bored of Cass's work with Daria because she's always switching it up. Daria has been modeling for nearly two decades but we had yet to see her channel her inner punk before this video. She definitely pulls off not just the looks but attitude as well. And how awesome does she look behind the microphone?
There were also a few pictures released along with the video, which you can see below. I don't know if they'll ever be in print but I'm assuming this is only for the online website - Vogue can only go so punk!
No word yet on whether or not Daria will be attending this years Met Gala (on May 6) but she's been absent the past two years and big parties aren't really her scene so I doubt it. But for now enjoy the vid!
We finally get to see the Maiyet video for Spring 2013! It's Daria and Cass Bird's third collaboration for the label and this time it was shot in beautiful Varanasi, India. My favourite campaign to date is still the first one, Spring 2012, but this one comes a close second. Enjoy!
Also be sure to check out The Daria Files on youtube! I've just started the channel but subscribe if you'd like as I'll be putting up videos there as well!
source: mapltd.com via child_in_time @ bellazon.com
Some good news for Spanish fans! Daria has work coming up in an issue of Vogue Espana, probably the May 2013 issue. I don't think VE intended this video to be released so early but nonetheless its a sneak peak of an editorial (and hopefully a cover!).
It was shot by Patrick Demarchelier in St Barths. That seems to be the go-to spot for most of Daria's work! The preview reminds me a lot of Daria's work with Satoshi Saikusa and Derek Kettela in 2011, when we got a ton of beach inspired editorials. You can see all of those in the editorial page which is now ... COMPLETE! Yep, definitely took a while but now you can find the biggest collection of Daria's editorial work there. And hopefully we can add this editorial to the 2013 section!
Some screencaps from the video:
Have a great Good Friday for those who are celebrating and happy Friday to everyone else!
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!
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.
Finally! After a few weeks of tedious waiting Lancome uploaded the fifteen minute video of Daria's editorial in May Vogue Paris "Fard Fatal". I'm trying to upload this huge file onto the site but for now you can see the entire thing here! *Edit: video added to post below
To tide you all over, I've screen capped some images from the video ... mostly my favourite moments. Daria looks so pleasant and fun to work with, although I have to admit sometimes she looked just as bored of Aaron de Mey's speeches as I was! I love seeing backstage moments such as these. It really makes you appreciate an editorial so much more when you see how much work goes into a few pages. Its so easy to forget about the teams of people that go into the making of one editorial - makeup artists, photographer, models, assistants, the assistants to assistants ... this video made me go back to my issue of Vogue Paris and pore over the images just to see if I had missed anything from before.
Edit* Cecilia has kindly uploaded the video onto youtube! Enjoy!
Daria makes a surprise appearance in the May 2010 issue of Interview magazine, in a ten page editorial entitled Let's Get Lost.
Let's Get Lost Interview May 2010 Daria Werbowy, Ajak Deng, Oraine Barrett, Raschelle Osbourne, Sedene Blake, David Agbodji, Salieu Jalloh,Armando Cabral, Adesuwa Aigheni, Carmelita Mendes, Manuel Ramos, Kelly Moreira, Rafton Glean,Peter Giang, Dorian Cobb, Lisalla Montenegro and Pablo Contreras by Mikael Jannson
It seems that every time I post there has to be an excuse attached to it, but again I am really sorry for the delayed posts! School is almost over and my university acceptances have gone out so I will hopefully be back to regular posting soon! But for now please bear with me :) And because I can not transition in writing at all - "on to our regular programming ... "
I suppose Jannson and Interview have done their job if they have intended to create an impressive editorial. By impressive editorial I mean one which has set off quite a lot of debates and conversation. If they have tried to achieve anything beyond controversy they have undoubtedly failed. I'll start with the positive - I love when Daria works with Jannson because he always manages to produce slick and sexy editorials. Let's Get Lost is full of colour and shading, chiaroscuro and light intensity. It is enough to please the naked eye but only for a little while. Like myself you probably found yourself glancing in awe at the beautiful scenery and stunning colours, distinctly aware that the setting was a smoky dance bar probably far away in an exotic place ... and then maybe, like myself, you found yourself taking this editorial into deeper thought.
But then the multiple "why" questions arise and you ask yourself how oblivious was a magazine like Interview to put out an editorial like this. To be blunt - why is Daria the only white model? Why are her clothes detailed and rich while the others are in rags? Why is the light hitting her directly while the others are in shadows? Why is Daria so limp and lifeless when she could be just as easily lounging as the others? I could answer every one of these questions with a reasonable "fashion answer" but in real life this entire shoot just comes off as uncomfortable. Its always that foreign concept of a white man in another culture, completely avoiding blending in and instead put on an odd pedestal. This editorial came out a week ago so I feel like I'm beating a dead horse here, but I'd love to hear what other readers think!
Edited to add: behind the scenes video of Let's Get Lost
It's an H&M kind of day today ... the full campaign for Summer 2010 has been released and a new H&M video as well as a behind the scenes look .Now iwe have the full campaign for H&M's Ultimate Summer collection. You can see the facebook album for all of the images. Its great to see such a beautiful and colourful campaign right before summer time. All of the models look great
An extensive site on Daria Werbowy the Polish born Ukranian-Canadian model who stormed the fashion world with her irresistible laid back look and those feline eyes. Candids, backstage images, editorials and covers can all be found here.