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
Seems like Vogue Nippon has some withdrawal symptoms when it comes to Daria. Just after appearing on their January cover (which came out in ... November) Daria gets a second cover for the April 2010 issue (in February). I wouldn't mind this two month cycle ...
Third post in a day - that might be a new record. I promise this is the last one! The Vogue Nippon cover is quite different from her January cover. I find myself liking the former one more. The colour in the cover is quite pretty and the dress is romantic but it just doesn't look like Daria to me. I thought the January cover had a natural ease about it and this pose I find a bit contrived. Hopefully there will be a "making-of" section inside!
Also, there are some interesting rumors going around ... a model might cover the April issue of US Vogue, a rare occurence with the American magazine. Names are flying around but nothing seems to be one hundred percent. Daria has appeared in the last four or five issues in editorials and its no secret that she is a Wintour favourite. But then again, it seems her prime was in 2004-2005 and she never seems like one for publicity. April is the shape issue so some are speculating that it is Lara Stone (she has been in the magazine quite a few times as of late, and she was on the May 2009 issue of Top Models). Who knows, in the end it might just be another bland Hollywood actress but its fun to guess at it.
image credit: vogue.co.jp
This post would most appropriately be titled a "January/February Tally" but for euphonious reasons Tuesday Tally will work. Daria has been hard at work the past few months and these past weeks in particular have yielded more work than the past two years combined! I feel that there should be an award given out for a list like this ...
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Phew! Just looking at that gives me anxiety. Did I miss anything? Imagine the flying hours logged into all of that work, the number of productions, photographers, stylists and makeup artists ... Daria's track record remains one of the best in the business and its only February! I can't wait to see what is in store for 2010. Perhaps a reunion with Steven Meisel (although that may be me being too hopeful), another Vogue Paris cover (you know how much Carine loves Daria) and another editorial shot by Inez and Vinoodh (ok, this is inevitable)? What do you see happening this year? Or maybe the better question - what do you want to see happen?
Old school Daria FYT: