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Punk Stories : Daria by Cass Bird

By thedariafiles · May 2, 2013 · 0 Comments ·

Edited 05/03 - New candids added to the post!

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!

source: vogue.com, instagram.com/cassblackbird

Flashback Friday | Maiyet Spring 2012 : Unseen Images

By thedariafiles · April 19, 2013 · 0 Comments ·

I hope everyones week has been going well! I've had three exams in the past two days and have managed to do everything but pay attention to my books ... including finding these two new Maiyet images! I stumbled on two 'new' images from the Spring 2012 campaign, photographed by Cass Bird. If you'd like to see the full campaign it is on the Ad Campaigns page.




The photos were on the website of PSA Creative, the company in charge of art direction of the Maiyet campaigns. I think we have to give the agency as much credit as we do to Cass and Daria because they always pick such beautiful locations and ideas. An interesting tidbit on the shooting of this campaign - it was shot on the hundreth anniversary of Amelia Earhart's trans-atlantic flight. Cool to know so much thought goes into the making of these images ... it definitely shows!

source: psa-creative.com

Maiyet Spring 2013 Video

By thedariafiles · April 9, 2013 · 0 Comments ·

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!

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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

Pondering Femininity - Daria by Cass Bird

By thedariafiles · March 21, 2013 · 0 Comments ·

I can finally make new posts! Hurray for having an update newer than August 2012 haha! The OnSugar people were very quick to help (thank you!) so now posts can resume normally and hopefully we'll get the discussion and comments we had before.

In Daria related news, Cass Bird has uploaded two more pictures to her Instagram account and one of the photos (black and white, below) looks like the setup for a new photoshoot! Hopefully we get to see more work like this because it is quite beautiful!



And another candid below. Happy Thursday everyone!



source: Cass Bird instagram

Dossier #5 Outtakes

By thedariafiles · December 22, 2011 · 0 Comments ·

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.

Cass ♥ Daria

By thedariafiles · December 6, 2011 · 0 Comments ·

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!

Filed in: Candids, Video
Tagged with: Cass Bird, Daria Werbowy

An Outtake Special

By thedariafiles · June 1, 2011 · 0 Comments ·

We all remember Daria's recent spread in the Times Style magazine (and if you don't then I've added scans to the editorial section!) and whats even greater is that we get a new crop of photos we've never seen before! I've found a couple of shots that weren't published as well as a new photo in the contents section of the magazine. I love the photo of Daria peeking out from the sand and sitting in the white chair and smoking and ... I love this entire spread to be honest! Cass Bird always does a great job with Daria.








I've also found a great photo from Daria's spread in the April 15th issue of Madame Figaro. It was released a while ago so I can't believe it slipped under my radar. But I love this photo and all the details you can gather from it, from the fact that Daria shaved her hair just at the nape of the neck (a solution to taming hair while saililng?) to her unique piercings and jewellery and that tattoo on the back of her neck which she has never explained.


I Drew A Map Of Canada ...

By thedariafiles · April 22, 2010 · 0 Comments ·

I've waited a while to post on Daria's editorial in Dossier magazine - now thanks to a blogger we have scans of her images inside.

I Drew A Map Of Canada ... With Your Face Sketched On It Twice
Dossier Issue 5 Spring 2010
Daria Werbowy by Cass Bird



Being something of an architecture/home style buff I am really excited to see these. We've all had hints of Daria's apartment in past editorials, but I don't think we've ever seen her this, pardon the pun, "at home". These photos feel more like a set of candids between friends than a feature in a magazine. I love Cass Bird's photography and how she manages to take such personal photos without worry of the clothing or product placement. The second shot below is one of my favourites, so whimsical and modest. I also love the fact that Daria rides ... not as great as skating but she's cool in my book. I never thought that Daria would be one of the models who would be featured in a home style shoot. Considering the fact that she almost rarely reveals personal information, and she is not one to be snapped leaving nightclubs or shopping, it is quite surprising. A pleasant surprise though!

Also, a note to write that another small part of the Fard Fatal DVD has been uploaded online ... we're yet to see the full fifteen minutes though.








image sources: love is the new black blog

DOSSIER Issue Five

By thedariafiles · March 23, 2010 · 0 Comments ·

I knew those photos of Daria by Cass Bird had to amount to some press. Daria is on the cover and is inside the newest issue of Dossier. And yes, just because I didn't know what it was either ... Dossier is a biannual independent magazine published for people who like their magazines with some substance. They have a really well curated site if you want to take a visit.


Daria will be in a photo editorial shot at her home by Cass Bird. We've all seen her home in previous articles, but its nice to see different perspectives, especially from a photographer like Bird. Its also great to see Daria in lesser known publications like Dossier. I've written about certain artistic freedom present with freelance photographers compared to the well knowns like Testino and Demarchelier, and I think this freedom translates to publications as well. Its not often you see such an unretouched image on covers these days, free of hair styling or unflattering makeup. Its also a great testament to the fact that a smaller publication can make Daria look the most young and beautiful she's looked in a while.

Also, I just read up on some interesting information. Fashionologie recently posted a piece on Marc Jacob's Fall 2010 collection for Louis Vuitton. If you remember it was the collection heralding a comeback of sorts of the "womanly" model. In Marc's words: “I believe that these iconic, larger-than-life women are very Vuitton-like . . . This season we talked about it and we decided the criteria was, they have to be available on the day of the show and they have to be gorgeous,"  ... We wanted Daria [Werbowy], but she was booked for a shoot.'" It's interesting to hear his take on a new modeling phenomena. Seeing Daria on the Vuitton catwalk would have been great, in all of the Bardot inspired dresses. But at least we know there is a new shoot to come from this!


A new/old candid of Daria from the Viktor and Rolf fragrance anniversary party

image sources: dossiermagazine.com, icanteachyouhowtodoit.com

Daria Werbowy by Cass Bird

By thedariafiles · March 16, 2010 · 0 Comments ·

Thanks to MariyaS at tFS for the heads up on these beautiful pictures of Daria. I am sure you will become as much enamoured with them as I am, not just for the subject but for the beauty of the photos. Cass Bird is behind these lovely portraits, a great New York photographer. I've written of her before on my other blog, and visited her site often times, so I'm not surprised that she is behind these. If you have free time then please take a visit to her photography site, cassbird.com, to see her wonderful portraits and fashion photography. I have to warn you though ... she's photographed Ethan Hawke and Sam Rockwell so extreme jealousy may ensue!





Is is just me or do any of you find Daria's work with the more obscure photographers, Cass Bird and Derek Kettella, to be far more impressive than the ones with well known photographers like Testino or Demarchelier. There is something much more alluring and sincere about photographers that don't have to live up to the request of fashion magazines, and who are more focused on their subject than how this seasons shoe is lit. That's why its always so much more satisfactory to see such carefree images such as these where it is obvious thats its just two friends and the camera between them!

These candid photos aren't the only ones to be released as of late. Daria was out and about quite a lot during fashion week and this time she actually let herself be photographed once in a while. And with Jessica Miller nonetheless - I'm sure for you old time fashion followers this is a treat! There are a few nice candids, but most are blurred dancing shots - if you're really interested in seeing more then just visit thecobrasnake or guestofaguest (they have some blurry shots up there).








source: thearabparrot, thecobrasnake, guestofaguest, nylonmagazine.com

The Daria Files

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.

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