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Two and Counting

By thedariafiles · July 2, 2010 · 0 Comments ·

The campaign count is two as of now and I'm positive that Daria will get more for the fall winter 2010 season. Just today scans came up of the Fall Winter 2010 Yves Saint Laurent campaign. Daria is the sole star, photographed by Inez and Vinoodh. A quick post to just show the scans and I'll post something more substantial later on. YSL Is looking really good though.

And then there is Stefanel Fall Winter 2010 by Mario Testino. A bit repetitive and reminescent of Daria's recent "Americans In Paris" editorial from US Vogue. Most probably styled by the same people and photographed at the same time.


Isabel Marant Spring Summer 2010

By thedariafiles · January 20, 2010 · 0 Comments ·

Following up on this previous post, the Isabel Marant campaign has been released and with a quick visit to the website you can see the four pictures on-line. But for the sake of a proper post I will upload them here as well.
I've always felt that Daria makes the perfect Isabel Marant girl and its no surprise that the eponymous designer agrees. This is Daria's third campaign and hopefully not the last. Unfortunately it has to be my least favourite thus far. Its nothing to do with Daria or the setting but rather the clothes themselves. If you are aware of Isabel Marant's Spring Summer 2010 collection then you would have been, like me, inundated by an overflow of hot pinks, light denims and ruffles - things I try to stray very far from. Not to get too off topic and post a runway critique, but I have to say that the clothes are the only things hindering me from liking this campaign. The blue sky against a neutral ground makes for a beautiful setting and Daria's relaxed stances are fitting to the campaign - in fact I love how Daria looks in this campaign ... but I just don't like this as much as I would any Marant ad.

Isabel Marant Spring Summer 2010 : Daria Werbowy by Inez and Vinoodh

I also can't help but compare this ad campaign to the Balmain Spring Summer 2008 campaign. It is the same formula: Daria + stylist Emanuelle Alt + photographers Inez and Vinoodh. Alt's styling resume is impeccable and Vinoodh and Matadin have produced some of the most original editorials and campaigns to date, yet this entire set brings a sense of déja-vu. Its a feeling that has been manifesting for the past few months but that will come up in an entirely different post. I wonder if the team could have predicted the possible similarities between the two campaigns ... But I suppose with a raport as lengthy as theirs things are bound to be repeated!

Also a snap of the Balmain campaign was posted at tFS and can be seen here. I'll wait until a proper scan to make a post of this but my initial reaction is quite disconcerting ...

image source : isabelmarant.fr

Vogue Paris February 2010 ... Fifth Time's a Charm

By thedariafiles · January 16, 2010 · 0 Comments ·

I woke up this morning to some great news. A rumor was posted on the Fashion Spot that the February covergirl of Vogue Paris would be a fresh new face - and an issue entirely dedicated to that girl so naturallly, I thought nothing too much of it. Lo and behold, the shoot that Daria did in Morocco a few months back was for a new Vogue Paris cover, and editorial.

Vogue Paris February 2010 : Daria Werbowy by Inez and Vinoodh

Daria has had her share of Vogue Paris covers in the past years (this is her fifth) but it seems that every time a new cover comes out I get just as excited as the last! The editorial is a sixty page knockout - "Vogue à Porter" by I&V with Daria Werbowy, Lara Stone, Dree Hemingway, Freja Beha, Raquel Zimmerman, Naomi Campbell, Isabeli Fontana and Anna De Rijk. It's so exciting to see Daria with a fairly newer crop of models.

And if that cover and an editorial isn't enough for you today, then be glad that Daria is the face of Isabel Marant yet again (I believe this is her second time) and she makes just as great an impact as she did in her first and second campaigns. I'll wait to write a post when we have scans and larger images but for now, enjoy the gallery below. From the looks of today 2010 is shaping out to be a great year - and it's only January!

Isabel Marant Spring Summer 2010 : Daria Werbowy by I&V

image credits: cover scanned by laetitia at tFS ; snaps by berlinrocks and elysewalker

Loewe Spring Summer 2010 : Daria Werbowy by Inez and Vinoodh

By thedariafiles · January 4, 2010 · 0 Comments ·

It's that time of year again, when the February issues of fashion magazines are just starting to come out and we get our first peaks at the faces of the latest ad campaigns. Rasa has landed the coveted Prada spot, Freja and Claudia have snatched up Chanel yet again and now Daria has ... Loewe? It was a no brainer that she would land Stefanel - we had been hearing news on that since last September - the DSquared campaign is confirmed and there is a strong chance that Daria has landed Balmain. So it was a surprise, if anything,  to see Daria as the face of the Spring Summer 2010 Loewe campaign.

Behind the lens are photographers Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin (you have no idea how oddly facile it is to spell these names now :P). Considering Daria is their muse of sorts then it is quite fitting that they collaborate yet again for this campaign. On first glance, there are obvious bones to pick ... "Why does Daria's Stepford-esque hair seem as if its pasted on her head?" ...but apart from this minor detail, no pun intended, the campaign is a pleasant surprise. It's always great to see a favourite model of mine racking up the campaign numbers amidst the competition of newer colleagues. Like any other campaign though, I'm as yet undecided until I see more pictures.

It is also interesting to note that this is the second campaign this season in which Daria has replaced Gisele Bundchen - first Stefanel and now Loewe ... I had hoped for Versace as well but rather unfortunately that went to newcomer Georgia May Jagger. Either way this campaign season is much more exciting than last, where Daria had only one, rather superior, campaign with Longchamp. I can't wait to see if there is anything more in store ....

But enough of campaign talk! I want to say a quick Happy New Year to all of the readers! Hopefully 2010 will be a great year for Daria, this blog and you the reader :)

image credit: thelovemagazineblog

Vogue Nippon January 2010: Going Nomad

By thedariafiles · November 28, 2009 · 0 Comments ·

The Vogue Nippon cover was posted at theFashionSpot and I am pleasantly surprised. It is quite a departure from Daria's previous cover for January 2009. The styling is more relaxed as is the pose and I think this pertains to Daria style much more. And albeit the fact that the omniprescent "G" is still there, it is not as distracting as January 2009 ... in fact I've become quite used to it! As is habit with Vogue Nippon covergirls, there is no editorial inside, but hopefully a "Making Of" the cover story scan will be posted! Which do you prefer? January 2009 or January 2010?

image scan: a.t. at tFS

Vogue Nippon December 2009

By thedariafiles · October 26, 2009 · 0 Comments ·

ETA: 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!

img credits: tommunro.com

Waiting for August

By thedariafiles · July 2, 2009 · 0 Comments ·

It was not too long ago that we heard news of the Vogue Paris August 2008 issue, but it already feels like a lifetime has passed! I'm not sure about you reading this, but I know that I am anxiously awaiting the dedicated issue to Daria shot solely by Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin. I've been reading up on Inez and Vinoodh's work aesthetic as well as flipping through some of my old magazines that included collaborations between Daria and the photographers, which has gotten me even more excited. Looking at the cumulated images, I've noticed that Daria has made some of her more impressive editorials with the duo, and as of late has become their muse. There is always a study of sexuality and gender roles in their images and they have captured both ends of the spectrum when it comes to themes and dynamics. For a more visual explanation, I've included a gallery of images shot by Inez and Vinoodh all feauturing Daria. Hopefully, this will hold you off until August.


By thedariafiles · June 19, 2009 · 0 Comments ·

It seems like the powers that be at Vogue Paris are still carrying on with dedications to models by way of single girl issues. If you remember, this year Lara Stone was solely shot for the cover and insides of Vogue Paris February 2009, and now it seems that Daria will get her own issue too.
Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin are in charge of the August issue, where (supposedly) the entire magazine is dedicated to Daria. According to WWD ...

ONE AND ONLY: The bookers at French Vogue must have had an easier time of late: The fashion title only booked one photographic duo and one model for the forthcoming August issue. Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin were tapped to shoot all the fashion pages for the issue with Daria Werbowy.

This would be Daria's fourth VP cover, and third in less than a year. Very excited ....

Free Spirit

By thedariafiles · April 21, 2009 · 0 Comments ·

The last of the Vogue Paris editorials have been scanned, including the stunning beauty editorial - Esprit Libre. The picture here is my favourite ...

And you can see the scans of the Inez & Vinoodh Game-Girl editorial in hiqh quality here

Thanks to diorette at theFashionSpot for the scans :)

Vogue Paris May 2009

By thedariafiles · April 18, 2009 · 0 Comments ·

Although the direction of the Game Girl editorial was lost when they made the cover it is quite stunning. Such piercing eyes! And look at those cheekbones. Thanks to diorette for the scan!


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