Archive for ‘Daria Werbowy’

December 5, 2010

Vogue Paris 2011 Calendar

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Daria Werbowy by Mikael Jansson for Vogue Paris 2011 Calendar

*Nudity warning.  If you don’t have the maturity, don’t look at it*

Finally nudity done right.  And of course the French would be the one to do it.  This falls firmly on the side of sensuality rather than obscenity (how porn is essentially gaged).   Daria has such an amazing body that I could just look at this calendar for quite a while.  But more so than her spectacular body, the shadows and silhouettes depicted here are positively gorgeous.  There is a languidness about this, and the innate confidence that Daria has transcends any hint of sordidness.  She has this innate womanly knowledge that none of the waif-like young models cannot replicate.  I love how she is Vogue Paris‘s go-to girl for sensual shoots.  She just intuitively produces these breathtakingly seductive editorials with an earthiness that is so very human.

Passion is a very instinctual part of humanity; I feel that many have forgotten that.  It has been turned into something vulgar and moreover, easy.  Sex is such a commodity nowadays.   The media has created this heightened sense of sexuality, leading many to eschew it as this hyper-fetishized big deal.  As a result, sexuality is put onto a moral scale as opposed to being viewed as a part of our humanity.  Especially in American culture, there is this obsession with virginity, creating a virgin-whore dichotomy where sex becomes this thing that’s sordid and feared.  I’m sorry that I am ranting a little, but I want to stress everything this editorial is not.  It is not cheap.  It is not lewd.  Daria has not been coerced into performing for a camera.  This is a well-executed sexy, highly sensual calendar that Mikael Jansson shoots with his normal standard of excellence.

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October 26, 2010

Iron Maiden

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Daria Werbowy by Mario Testino for Vogue UK March 2009

Daria looks so effing cool.  Vogue has already turned Daria into an icon; this editorial clearly demonstrates that.  I immediately liked this editorial for Daria’s effortlessness in it.  She perfectly suits the edgy metallic looks and looks completely at ease lounging on that motorcycle.  She comes off as edgily sophisticated with that masculine pompadour which is well complemented by the bold brow and bare face.  Moreover, few have the presence of Daria.  She is really what makes this editorial.  She gives attitude and eludes that coolness that this editorial needed.  Not to mention, I love the switch between cool and warm toned shots; both show a spectrum of hotness from either end.

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August 3, 2010

L’hiver Avant L’hiver

Freja Beha Erichsen, Iselin Steiro, Joan Smalls, Daria Werbowy, Isabeli Fontana, Crystal Renn, Frida Gustavsson, Aline Weber, and Monika Jagaciak by David Sims for Vogue Paris August 2010

Styled by Carine Roitfeld and Emmanuelle Alt

Bloody epic.  As if I couldn’t love Carine and Emmanuelle enough.  I’ll just let the pictures speak for themselves.

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May 26, 2010

Daria Werbowy by Mikael Jansson

Daria Werbowy by Mikael Jansson for Vogue Paris March 2005

<3 Daria.  And the styling for this is most excellent.  I simply adore how her tawny limbs practically blend into the camel car interior.  It’s a really cool effect.  There is a timeless quality about this editorial; Vogue Paris totally wins every time (even 5 years ago).  And in one shot, she strongly reminds me of Farrah.  Daria’s just effortlessly cool and chic.

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April 22, 2010

Daria Werbowy by Nico

And the monthly reign of Dara continues.  A rather boring editorial on the current military trend, but it’s Daria.  She makes is great anyway.  Not to mention she totally leads the Balmain charge in the glam milita.  It also helps that she’s absolutely gorgeous.   She could be wearing anything and look fantastic.

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April 22, 2010

La Decadanse

As I said: the month of Daria.  Recreating the erotic shoot between Serge Gainsbourg and Jane Birkin in 1974, Mario Testino shoots an equally steamy editorial starring Daria and Francesco Vezzoli (Italian artist).  One thing I’m glad to see is that it never even borders on sleazy.  It’s hot for sure but remains well in the realm of sensual over vulgar.  What can I say?  Sex sells. :P  And Carine Roitfeld understands the French pull of sensuality and eroticism.  She excellently styled this.

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April 18, 2010

Beauté

It feels like the month of Daria.  Not that I mind.  She’s fantastic as always and shows off her luminous skin in this beauty editorial.  I love the flip between the glamorous rocker look and the cat-like romantic; not to mention they give her a deep tan in some shots.   But I’d recognize those eyes anywhere.  They’re so distinctive.

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April 14, 2010

Americans in Paris

First of all, LOVE Daria’s bangs.  Blunt straight bangs are so chic.  Also the structured looks in this editorial are excellent.  I especially love the tweed trousers (Alexander Wang of course) in the first look.  Style-wise, this shoot totally fits my aesthetic.  And the brown filtering works perfectly.

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February 20, 2010

The Warrior Way

I don’t normally like Vogue US because it just doesn’t compete with the international Vogue’s.  After seeing several snippets of their march issue (Tina Fey’s on the cover), I may be tempted to buy it after all.

Damnnnnn girl.  Daria’s fierce in this shoot.  I have never seen her with cornrows before but I love that this editorial is following the trend put out by Rodarte last September for their Spring/Summer 2010 collection.  The tribal tattoos are essentially the same too.  Daria’s like a beautiful nimble gazelle.  And to pose that way in those 12″ McQueens?  Impressive.

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November 19, 2009

Girl of the Golden Field

Why is everyone naked lately?  Even Daria’s doing it. haha

Daria Werbowy in Vogue Nippon November 2009, Girl of the Golden Field
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