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all good things come to an end

as some of you may have understood seeing the lack of updating recently, it is time to write the words ‘the end’ to the great experience of the darialogist. i don’t feel motivated anymore, both because i have nothing more to write on daria’s modeling and because i think i have achieved all my goals as a darialogist, so it is time to move over and focus on other projects.
i don’t know if my idea of a blog on a model’s poetics has been so successful, but what i have tried to build in these 40 months of blogging has been a cultural reading of daria’s work. of course the relationship between characters and reality is always very charming, but when i think of daria as ‘the face of today’, in lagerfeld’s words, i don’t refer to her as a person, with her private life and destiny, but to the narrative plot unfolding through her pics: a narrative plot that to me has always been very intense and dramatic, made of a conflictual body language and of a inspirational gender game. a narrative plot that is a sort of symbolic form of our times, with reference to the warburg school, also in the dynamics between aesthetics and economics. the model of my analysis has always been roland barthes’ reading of greta garbo’s face in ‘mythologies’.
i would like to dedicate a real essay to a cultural study of daria’s works, who knows, maybe in the future i will have fun doing it.
in the meantime i will say thank you to all the readers and commenters, included haters and monitorers: thanks for spending some time reading my posts, for sending images, links, even private spots!! those who want to stay in touch can add me as friend at facebook. i will continue to post at tfs though.
to continue to follow daria you can read tfs, the daria files and the daria werbowy gallery.

p.s.: i will set the hq archive soon.

swiss style!

a nice girl called teresa sent me a couple of shots of the instyle.ch interview… it’s in german, so if someone wants to translate it… i just caught a few passages, like the answer to the question if she lives with her bf… just a bit, only a bit, the opposit of what you can read in elle.fr!! such a mess is so funny!

the independent state of daria

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well, what can i say? this 2009 has been very rich from the viewpoint of press works and this very beautiful – very darish cover confirms it. i can see a moss aura on it, it reminds me a bit of the ‘independent state of kate’ or what that cover was named… and yeah, this is the independent state of daria 2009: beauty as a free sensual elusive world of physical happiness.
this pic was posted at tfs by clotheshorse along with others taken from the september issue of flare. see them here. photographer is max abadian. we can’t say clothes are so great, neither are the other two covers, but in general daria’s posing is a further demontration of her maturity and charisma.

blah blah blancome!

“hypnose senses, true mix of feminity, seduction and french charme is embodied by dw, a young woman in the spirit of her time. […] dw perfectly expresses the Hypnose Senses Woman, this kind of witty, free hair, wearing only little make-up and sublime woman who will send the most sensual message to the man she loves“… oh my, let me go vomit and come back! meanwhile i’ll post the pic… (thanks to ada looo at tfs)

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aaww, done… :ppp okay, as we say in italian: nothing new under the sun. we all know what the ideology of cosmetic industry is: a woman must be beautiful to be liked by men. as an italian citizen i can add: she must be beautiful to be liked by men who have the power and can give her a career. we have a dubious minister for equal oppurtunities (mara carfagna) with a dubious relationship with our grotesque premier to show it. but that’s not what i want to talk about today, even if certainly my reactions are deeply affected by the peculiar grotesque scandal about our… our?! their premier!

what i’m more interested in is how this ideology… or maybe i should call it rhetorics, since ideology is a too refined concept and needs a reflection that is beyond the reasons and aims of marketing. so, i’m more interested in how this rhetorics of women-aimed-to-men’s beauty affects daria’s modeling. of course i’m not talking about daria as a person, even if i would be certainly curious to know how this steady compromise between being and appearing, between real personality and public role affects her. i can see something kind of *schizofrenic* in it, but maybe that is just the first step to modeling: only if you accept it – or at least tolerate it -, you can go on and make money with your job. or maybe it’s just me, with my old fashioned humanist approach to life – but i must confess i’m everything but an ideologic purist!! anyway, i wonder if after a while, the more you, model with a brain, grow up, the more it is hard to tolerate, the more you look for a balancement between job and yourself, money and intimacy.

again, that’s not what i want to talk about! what interests me is the relationship between a sentence like “a woman […] who will send the most sensual message to the man she loves” and airbrushing. of course airbrushing is not for daria only, it’s everywhere, but i think that sentence is the best reply to the discussion at the previous post. this picture isn’t the worst, but certainly it makes hers a flawless feminine face. which means – in my opinion – to remove daria’s  peculiarity as a model: her gender daring body language, which makes everything much more evident than for other models. if you want her to represent a message like that, you have to totally delete signs of ambiguity and imperfection. so you’ll have a delicate yet incisive conception of woman whose effort to be beautiful is exclusively aimed at men’s pleasure. sometimes i think that the difference between cosmetics advertisments and the victoria’s secret parade of bottoms and boobs is a degree of honesty, like in the end v’s is just the degree zero, with no hypocrisy, of the mainstream conception of woman nowadays – or since the beginning of humankind?!?!

anyways, after this maximum question, enjoy the hypnoses sense videos at the lancome site (link posted by ada looo), that are a pleasure for everybody’s eyes! the making of is now available at youtube too:

vacation

my fave archeodaria

my fave archeodaria

the darialogist is having a week off…

see you next week for a bit of update!

i love spain

esteban deepics by santiago esteban for spanih magazine hola (2008) here (click on photographers and then on esteban).

pretty in pink

57493176crayolapink123520200933440pmshe was in spain the oher day to get some essential prize like the most beautiful face of the year. more later. meanwhile you can enjoy a few pics here.
event was called something like glamour beleza and took place in madrid on the 20th of may. i much prefer this outfit and style to what she was wearing at the met. she (?) got to personalise stella mccartney with the pink blazer and with her very darish balmain boots, to avoid, as i read in a blog, ‘girly overkill’. and if you want to compare her to celebrities wearing the same dress, have a look here. now i feel like a fashion blogger!!

turning exotic into dariotic

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i'm not here

this breathtaking shot is an unexpected appendix posted today by ladyflash.  i still don’t have time to post properly. just 2 things. 1) this editorial is a proof of how more subtle and refined patrick demarchelier is than ‘hammerio’ testino. could you imagine what messy kitsch editorial would testino have shot? 2) did stylist and crew forget to bring jewellery with them? all accessories are daria’s and stylist’s!! and rings by *cough cough kennyboy*, that evidently daria has to somehow pay… i meant, to somehow help!! :p

lady gala

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and when i was about to put down the usual comment on boredaria so evidently hating being there in any pore of hers, i was pleased to see these pictures that show our girl at the best of her natural attitude. go daria, you know we like you this way!

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so i can’t really understand those who said she looked fabolous at the event. she looked like a fabolous disaster! dress was rather opinable, hair was the usual mess, make-up was unbalanced with those smokey aggressive eyes and pale face and lips and – as usual with too strong make-up – there was a drag effect that i wouldn’t exactly define as charming… she looked like she had said ‘do whatever you want, but be as fast as you can and don’t bother me too much’. the result is that she was everything but elegant and classy. i still think ot her 2005 white chanel dress… beautiful! i wonder if those ppl who styled are so disoriented – or worried – that they just interpretate her un-adhesion to gender stereotypes as a matter of pushing hard and going smokey and all rock…  anyways, she was a style mess, but a lovely style mess indeed, as usual.

as a consolation let’s enjoy this pic (from style.com) that was taken at an event last saturday, “spring field’. guy has a name, but i’ve forgotten it meanwhile. i think he’s a creative director.
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meet at the met… or boredaria is back

e5qvwnthis is all we got at the moment. neither getty nor pmc list her in the captions… so….
no slices of butt in view this year. maybe it’s a sober post-recession spirit. looks like make-up is inspired to vogue paris ‘esprit libre’ and i think make-up artist was the same. nothing new. i would have like someting more daring!!

please note her evident pleasure to be at that event. happiness is spread from hair to boots!! all the pics were posted at her tfs thread, from page 50 on.

h&m vid: meta-fun & meta-irony

too bad it’s not daria’s voice!

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THE DAY AFTER. i still don’t understand where this vid came from and if it’s the official summer 09 commercial. anyways, “horrible” is the word i have heard the most, but personally i find it so silly that eventually i had fun watching it. maybe mine is a meta-fun, where i just focus on daria in bed saying ‘boring‘ to that guy and then ‘time for a change’ or something like that. then i have fun watching at the difference between her sportish running style and the final scene where she’s all feminine and languishing caressing that really perfect example of 007-like masculinity called matthiew williamson. btw, i wonder if they put a 1 meter cube under his feet to make him look taller than the models!!

a metter of genres: science-fiction vs. realism

a matter of genres: science-fiction vs. realism

so for all these reasons i must have so much fun watching this video! i find it so ironic, but maybe not for the reasons it was made!!

clueless

"so please tell me, which face do you want from me?!"

"so please tell me, which kind of expression do you want from me?!"

bah, maybe it’s me clueless about heterosexual charme, but what kind of pic is that meant to be?! i can’t see any sexual appeal in her face in this pic. she looks like she’s waiting for instructions. like ‘ok, i put my hand in my hair as i’ve learnt i have to do when you want me to play heterosexist fiction, and then?! what the fuck do i have to do?!?’. okay, maybe it’s me clueless making her clueless too, but c’mon!! this picture looks very slapdash!!

gendervixen!!!

yeeeees!!!

yeeeees!!! revenge!!!!

so girls, don’t be shy… get your gay attitude out and confess, yes confess the truth! how much you would like to be spun up and down by superdaria!!! cos i’m sure you are all there drooling at the pics!!! :pppp
more comments when proper scans are available!! let me only say that this 2009 has been great from the point of view of editorials! maybe i’m not crazy about the cover… but i will reflect on it!

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it must be because it’s less dynamic. the pose has an 80’s vibe that is quite different from the editorial… it’s more colonial than a gender daring version of supervixen… well, certainly it’s better than the previous august 08 cover, still by inez & vinoodh, that was so retouched that you could hardly recognise it was daria! even nose is almost hers!

pics here and here. you can also have a look at the snaps made by deborah of the other editorial here.

psychedelic daria

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2 new vids about matthew williamson are available at h&m. there are a few psichedelic images of the campaign backstage and you can hear about 7 seconds of a double daria speaking. as usual h&m vids are better than pictures.