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The Daria Files - News & Updates

By thedariafiles · August 19, 2012 · 0 Comments ·

March 18 2013 - Cass x Daria
Looks like Daria and Cass are hanging out again! This time we don't get an editorial from the two but rather a few Instagram pics. Enjoy the candidness below ... and I didn't think Daria could be anymore awesome but then she went and wore red leather pants. Happy Monday everyone!

source: cassblackbird instagram

March 16 2013 - Lancome Colour Design "Star Eyes" Palette
I have another Lancome ad to share with you today! It seems we always get these all at once ... not complaning though! This is another ad for the Lancome Colour Design palettes. There are 12 palettes altogether divided into three groups - "Drama Eyes" (from the March 10 post below), "Doll Eyes" and the one below, "Star Eyes". I've added them all to the Lancome 2013 page for you to check out! 

Daria is also on the Lancome home page, seeing as these palettes officially launch mid-March (aka right now!). If you're interested in all of the actual palettes then you can check out the Lancome site by clicking on the image below.

credit: Thanks child_in_time @ bellazon.com (Harper's Bazaar US April 2013)!

March 12 2013 - Lancome Genifique Eye Light Pearl
It looks like another Lancome ad flew under our radar! I stumbled upon a promotional picture for one of Lancome's serums and was 99.9% sure the eyes in the ad were Daria's ...

I held off posting until I found the video spot to accompany the ad and yep it's her! Daria fronts the campaign, for what I'm assuming is the 2012 year, for the Lancome Genifique Eye Light Pearl. Although this product was released as far back as September in Australia it seems like Lancome is really pushing it forward this year. Hopefully you'll see it in print, and enjoy the few seconds or so of Daria in the commercial! Oh, and she's even on the packaging

Lancome Genifique Eye Light Pearl print advertisements:

Lancome Genifique Eye Light Pearl TV advert:
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March 10 2013 - Lancome Hypnose Drama Eyes
Hey guys! Long time no post! Unfortunately something with my website is preventing me from making new posts so even though I've been trying to update the site in a few weeks I haven't been able to! So I guess a compromise is best - I'll just keep this one post updated (with dates) and place all the Daria news here!

We finally have a new Lancome ad! I was actually flipping through magazines at my bookstore today to see if there were any new images for the spring season. I was out of luck but fortunately single_lady at the bellazon.com forums found this! This is for Lancome's Hypnose Drama Eyes palette and mascara.

source: single_lady @ bellazon.com

August 19 2012 - Vogue Paris September 2012
Its been almost half a year since we've seen Daria on the cover of Vogue Paris (a very long intermission for anyone who keeps track) but editrice Emmanuelle Alt has placed Daria, along with her other favourites Lara Stone and Kate Moss, on the cover of the September issue.

Vogue Paris September 2012

The covers, photographed by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggot, feature all three models in the same garments and setting and succeed in highlighting all three models' distinct features. For Daria ... I can't get enough of those eyes.

It seems like this trio is a favourite for photographers these days - perhaps a new version of the nineties Trinity of Linda, Christy and Naomi? They've all been photographed by Bruce Weber in that great July 2008 issue of W. But even I'll admit that they have a long way to go before reaching the status of their predeccessors.

Vogue Paris February 2012: Cover and Editorial

By thedariafiles · January 13, 2012 · 0 Comments ·

Daria and Inez and Vinoodh are at it again! This time for the February 2012 issue of Vogue Paris. I've mentioned in the past year that its a shame Daria's presence in Vogue Paris has been lacking, especially with the appointance of Emmanuelle Alt (a Daria champion) as editor-in-chief. Our wishes were answered with the rumor that Daria would front the February 2012 issue, and now less than a month later we get to see the finished product!

Daria was photographed by Inez and Vinoodh in a very cabaret-esque, Elvis hairdo, Old Hollywood, camp inspired look ... a lot of adjectives but somehow it comes together! The title reads a 66-page editorial shot in Las Vegas and if the cover is any indication of what is to come then expect a lot of classic "Inez and Vinoodh in the big city".

I'll withold my judgement until I see the full thing but for now the cover and this preview image should hold us off until we see the other 64 pages! From the little blurb in French (translation below the image) the editorial seems to focus on Daria as the "real Daria" - the one who journeys the amazon with shamans, sails and who has just bought a house in Ireland (lucky her!). I can't wait to see if this editorial features a little interview with Daria. It's always interesting to hear what she's up to.

"Daria Body & Soul: 5 covers, 20 editorials, 70 pages this month. 8 years of crazy love between Vogue Paris and Daria Werbowy ... this time it is far from the runways, the glitter, and the world of fashion that the muse - a little wild - of Lancôme finds her balance. Instead she finds herself journeying with the shamans, in the middle of the ocean, or cut off from the world in her new home in Ireland. A beautiful soul in a pure state."

P.S. For Daria fans out there, this is Daria's sixth Vogue Paris cover! In my opinion she definitely deserves more ;)

source: Vogue Paris facebook.com page via tentalicious at tFS and vogue.fr

Flashback Friday: Daria by Gigi Stoll

By thedariafiles · December 23, 2011 · 0 Comments ·

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!


Vogue Paris February 2012 News

By thedariafiles · December 14, 2011 · 0 Comments ·

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.

Vogue Paris June/July 2011 | Osmose

By thedariafiles · May 26, 2011 · 0 Comments ·

With Emmanuelle Alt as the new editor-in-chief of Vogue Paris I believe we should be seeing a lot more of Daria in the coming months! After all Daria us Alts favourite model. Now, I'm not sure how I feel about Alt as an editor but you know I am all for more Daria in the magazine. For the June/July issue Daria has only one photo but a beautiful photo it is.

I have to say its one of my favourite of Daria's countless "on-the-beach" photos. The setting, colours and pose are beautiful and this image kind of reminds me of old seventies editorials like the ones Marisa Berenson used to shoot with Avedon. It would have been beautiful to see more but sometimes the best things come in smaller packages.

scanned by Valentine27 @ tFS forums

Behind The Scenes of ... Fard Fatal

By thedariafiles · June 8, 2010 · 0 Comments ·

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!

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Bits and Bytes

By thedariafiles · April 19, 2010 · 0 Comments ·

Daria's editorial in Harper's Bazaar Espana May 2010 has been snapped. Hopefully we'll have scans in a few days but I couldn't help posting these preview pictures. "En pie de guerra" is photographed by Nico in a simple studio setting, far different from the glamorous cover we saw a few days ago. You can see the rest of the previews here.

More of the Summer 2010 H&M ads have been scanned. If you can remember the set of candids from a few months back of the models taking a break from shooting the images - it was my most popular post on this blog! Hopefully there will be a video somewhere out of this. H&M always makes beautiful commericials and with a plethora of models like Daria, Lara and Erin I don't know how they would be able to resist!

If you remember the Fard Fatal post a few days ago you'll also know there is a behind the scenes DVD that comes with the May issue of Vogue Paris (though I'm quite sure this only comes with the magazine in France). A few odd minutes here and there have been uploaded to youtube but the full fifteen minutes is yet to be on the web. I love anything that shows the process behind these images so I'm anxiously waiting for the full bit!

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Vogue Paris May 2010 | La DécaDanse

By thedariafiles · April 18, 2010 · 0 Comments ·

Daria's second editorial in Vogue Paris this month is based on a series of photographs of the infamous Jane Birkin and Serge Gainsbourg.

La DécaDanse
Vogue Paris May 2010
Daria Werbowy and Francesco Vezzoli by Mario Testino

Vogue Paris May 2010

The powers that be at Vogue Paris must have been listening to my silent pleas, because after years of waiting someone has acted on a Jane Birkin inspired editorial with Daria. And not once, but twice in the past month. The combination of my top sixties chanteuse and top model have made for a nice surprise ... I'm listening to my Melody Nelson CD as I write! Although Vogue US had their dandy version of Daria as Jane, Vogue Paris goes for a significantly more erotic approach. Not surprising, considering Vogue Paris is always referred to as US Vogue's naughty younger sister.

The series is based on a set of photographs that Serge Gainsbourg and Jane Birkin by Francis Giacobetti in 1974. For those of you who don't know Jane Birkin was a brilliant and beautiful French singer - her relationship with Serge Gainsbourg (a musical icon in France) was tempestuous and  produced some of the most infamous music of the time. Gone was the doe eyed Jane of the sixties and in came a raunchier version of the chanteuse. This is Daria's second most notable editorial accompanied by a male character (excluding those frivolous yet charming actor/model sets in Vogue US) ... I'm correct in thinking you can all remember In Love? It's interesting to note how I didn't once take a look at Vezzoli throughout this entire editorial. It doesn't help that his most discernible feature is his unruly mop of hair but Daria is center stage in every one of these photos.

Quite unlike her 2008 editorial, In Love, which although beautiful was flawed in its believability. This editorial is much more convincing. Erotic, albeit much less controversial than Jane and Serge's, both Francesco and Daria give their characters life and much needed depth. I love the modernity of this editorial, everything from the grey styling to the ultra sleek furniture (yes, I know - who's looking at the furniture?). It has a certain reservation to it that the pictures below, ahem, don't. An interesting foray from Mario Testino and Daria. I would have held this work more akin to Mario Sorrenti or even Inez and Vinoodh. Testino has stepped it up as of late and this editorial has only piqued my interest in what will come next ... like a Lauren Bacall reference? Carine, are you listening?

Francis Giacobetti for Liu December 1974 (Jane and Serge)

image sources: scanned by elsaskywalker at tFS, mulletproof at tFS

Vogue Paris May 2010 | Fard Fatal

By thedariafiles · April 17, 2010 · 0 Comments ·

The first editorial, "Fard Fatal", from the May issue of Vogue Paris has been scanned. Ben Hassett is once again the photographer and Aaron de Mey the makeup artist. This time around the colours and setup in this beauty feature are far more extreme.

Fard Fatal
Vogue Paris May 2010
Daria Werbowy by Ben Hassett

Vogue Paris May 2010 | Fard Fatal par Ben Hassett

"One side, a sexy version of Daria skin bronzed ... at the other the iconic side of Daria a pale face ... two colour palettes, to match summer ideals, led to the extreme by Aaron de Mey. In both cases a party girl at high voltage, ready to mesmerize." A really rough translation of the first page (French always sounds worse when translated) but it should give you some notice about the editorial. The extreme bronzer  and pale cheeks do make more sense when put into perspective.

Although some may be hesitant at the exaggerated colour palettes it is precisely why I like this editorial. Since the past two hours after I first saw Fard Fatal I have warmed up to its odd colours and over the top styling. Makeup artists rarely get to express their dramatic visions aside from runways, as magazines always tend to favour natural and "nude" colours. The attention to detail is stunning and only more enhanced by Daria's poses - I am particularly in awe by the third image. Its quite a departure from Daria's last beauty editorial "Esprit Libre" but both shoots have their own charming singular qualities.

Also, just a heads up that Daria's second editorial in Vogue Paris, La Décadense, is a tribute of sorts to Jane Birkin and Serge Gainsbourg ... I'm glad I'm not the only one seeing the similarities!

image source: elsaskywalker at tFS

Tsarine Daria

By thedariafiles · March 21, 2010 · 0 Comments ·

Making her second appearance in Vogue Paris this year, Daria is photographed by David Sims for Tsarine Daria in the April 2010 issue.

Tsarine Daria
Vogue Paris April 2010
Daria Werbowy by David Sims

Vogue Paris' loyalty to Daria is unfaltering and I am always excited to hear of a new collaboration between the magazine and model. Tsarine Daria is not an exception to the past hits this collaboration has produced. Maybe the powers that be have heard the countless pleas to switch up the photography teams - Inez and Vinoodh are not behind this series of photos but rather David Sims. By now I'm familiar with his aesthetic, studio shots interspersed with location shots. It provides for an interesting narrative and a variation of pictures.

I should give David Sims more credit than I let on. Although I don't think he can produce images like Bruce Weber or Mario Sorrenti he does manage to shoot beautiful portraits like the first, third and fifth images. I was expecting something brighter and livelier for such a Russian sounding title, but I loved the pared down simplicity in most of these shots. Daria is stoic and simple, and makes for a great Tsarina. My only garb about this editorial, because yes, there always needs to be one, is the last picture in the nude. Its just photo-shop done particularly bad, and coupled with an awkward pose that makes for a weird picture. But other than that this editorial is the latest in a great year of images.


image credit: scans by elsaskywaler at tFS

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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