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.

longchamp vs. longcamp

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finally a sign of life on the fw09 ads side! i was wondering if our girl had been a bit too lazy recently!! :p
me, i didn’t even know a brand called ‘longchamp’ existed, but better than nothing! and in general i like her working along with kate moss cos there’s always a genuine erotic vibe between them (do you remember yurman 08 vid?!?! a cult!!). the pic is rather small so it’s difficult to distinguish details, it looks like a typical m&m pic, i don’t know if the sailors row thing is visionary or just pure fashion demential, i’ll have to think about it when i see hq images, certainly daria looks a bit weird with no eyebrows, but that may be a part of fiction, so i don’t mind about it, it’s only a matter of good or bad fiction. certainly i like the pose, there’s an androgyne vibe that i certainly prefer – just to make an example – to any lancome hyperfeminine fiction. so let’s wait for better pics. i must confess i would like to get a pic where it’s our girl to be dressed like a sailor and hold waif moss in her arms… ūüėČ talking about camp vibes…

turning exotic into dariotic

i'm not here

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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even cowgirls get the blues

chapeau!

chapeau!

definitely a nice picture (provided by sex alien friend), better than the other one. daria is so naturally elegant and cool that she saves the pic from being hot and tacky. too bad that photoshop makes her nose more zig zag that it actually is. sometimes a natural patato will be much more tasting! so this is daria for V59 by testino. it could have been worse.

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!!

v59 preview

perplexe cowgirl

perplexe cowgirl

bah, we don’t reach the level of horror of v41, but how to say it? testino strikes back… what a perfect combination of tasteless sexism: testino, the man who doesnt have access to feminime erotism, and v, the magazine always trying to look hypertrendy… and daria’s isn’t even the worst pic. in the preview at v magazine i saw worst things. testino is as refined as a hammer when he shoots nude women, but at least daria is so naturally elegant that she saves the pic from vulgarity. maybe because she looks like she’s holding the swimsuit more than pulling it down! and her expression is everything but heterosexist! i don’t know if there are more pics.

(please give credits if you use the pic since it’s a composition of mine!)

new (?) h&m

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mah… blah… i’m rather perplexe… it looks like a vogue paris editorial shot by inez & vinoodh… i have seen this kind of poses and this setting so many times… i was really expecting something different. to use a word often abused by fashionistas, that’s really boring and uninspired. it looks like it’s going to be one of her worst compaigns ever.
(pic posted by miss at bellazon)

homofetish for homominds

do you remember that rather ugly numero nippon august 2007 cover where daria’s expression was so wrong? well, as it often happens, it looks like they picked the worst picture¬†comparing the cover with the¬†outtakes taken from dusan reljin’s portfolio at managementsartists.com:

inspiring homofetish in homominds

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i’d say these pics look much more darish and less photoshopped than the cover. there’s that bitter erotism that’s so typical of our girl. not all of them are at the same level –¬†i mean: i’m not a fan of the finger in the underwear pose –¬†but in some of them there’s something very basical and essential, basically and essentially erotic. daria doing nudity at her best. with a touch of fetish. homofetish. homofetish for homominds obviously.
(find via calikartel)

body of evidence

leather is the night

leather is the night

just one word: so darish…
again everything is so right, so right this year… well, everything but a few cavalli pics… but it’s like in this early 2009 i have seen sometihng consistent in editorials, covers and advertisments, despite variatons¬†of styling and gender playing. maybe it’s just that her body languge has become so mature and aware. maybe.
the first picture above reminds me of another shot… let me think about it. i find it amazing though. so energic, so volitive, so strong, yet so classy and delicate. magical touch.
the complete series of shots is available here. i’m not that fond of the 3rd couple of pics, but i’m loving this shooting!

uptown androgyny

definitely so unique

definitely so unique

a new editorial coming from japan… i don’t want even tell you who shot it… let’s see if you guess the right name with no need to tell you… but this time it’s definitely not inez & dej√†-voodh… so what’s happening this year?! why suddenly does every editorial look so right? why is every editorial a¬†gender daring variation? finally! what happened?! first we got testino’s transgender editorial where¬†i think for the first time i had to search return of repressed on the feminine side… then we had that chanel character destructuring dark-mooded editorial¬†in paris vogue. and now this new set of pictures where daria¬†is playing¬†the most androgyne uptown girl ever. and what’s extraordinary in my opinion is that she¬†even better plays with genders when she’s styled as a femme. that’s so unique, that’s her peculiarity. what i have noticed is that recently sweetness seems to have gone away. her posing is s0¬†torn between fierceness and melancholy, while sweetness looks lower.
while we’re waiting for the scans, enjoy images here. i’m only a bit perplexe about her looking skinner than usual. i don’t want to start any speculation, but her arm doesn’t look so good in the last pic. in other pics her arms look normal, so i really hope that it’s only bad stupid photoshop.

lancome pictures

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i know, i know, i still have to comment properly about the vogue paris editorial. i’ll do it as soon as i have some free time, which hasn’t happened yet in the latest week. btw, i bought the issue. i’ll be able to scan when i recover the mag. i left it somewhere else when i had to travel last monday.
instead thing of the day is that in a site from vietnam i found a bunch of new lancome (?) pics that look new to me.

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i mean, nothing stellar, but that’s a nice set and new things are always welcome. the site¬†says that source is lancome, so it looks like they haven’t completely forgotten about daria!¬†i wouldn’t say her interpretation of the lancome femme is so good in any pic. for instance in the¬†#5, despite long¬†dress and pose,¬†there’s a masculine vibe that i can’t see so ‘lancomien’. at least it’s good to see the natural shape of her legs. #6 and #7 are nice and more darish, but we’ve seen similar poses many times. i like #8, i like the combination of shoulders, skin¬†and dress.

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isabalmain-marant?

little pic great pose ;-)
who’s this prince charming in heels?

a few new things to fill daria’s modeling universe today. ūüôā

first, we got this new unexpected campaign: balmain. unfortunately at¬†the moment¬†the only available image is still very small. yet, rather revealing. i bet it’s inez & vinoodh again… or not? i even wonder if the pic was shot on¬†the same day and in the same place as the isabel marant campaign. anyways, i heart a very similar rough and post-fashionist mood. still emmanuelle alt behind? and her love for daria? it would be nice to write an essay on remotion and return of the removed in alt-werbowy relationship!
so imagine a long trip along the isabel marant road to nowhere through the desert … and at the end of nowhere – in pure mitology – this dusty green place with such a tall¬†transgenetic being¬†standing in heels.¬†soundtrack¬†is a¬†slow lo-fi version of prince charming by adam and the ants.¬†how beautiful if such a minor stream could finally become the new mark of daria’s late career. instead of new dull works aiming to make her charme regular and… er…¬†commercially appealing to consumers.
from this perspective an article about¬†dormice taken from¬†fad looks interesting. daria seems to be “in talk” with them “to star in a campaign that is first accessed by portraiture”. it would be great to see her in a work by this duo that mixes so different styles, bonding classical references with a metaphisic vibe and a postmodernist dimension.
and to finish with another unexpected collaboration, even if that happens at h&m, according to vogue.uk daria should be in a forthcoming campaign featuring designer matthew williamson too and shot by solve sundsbo. a different photographer! look at the excellent result when he shot daria in 2003 for¬†vogue uk in the editorial¬†page (see link k on the left) clickin on ‘2003 – jump to the¬†beat‘.¬†i also wonder if he shot her for hermes fw 07 too. not sure about it at all. corrections are welcome, but certainly that editorial shows that he might know how to get darialogism out of daria… although it’s a campaign!

marant gallery

isabel marant s/s 09 campaign

isabel marant s/s 09 campaign

that looks like the complete series of isabel marant s/s 09 campaign, shot (again) by inez & vinoodh and styled by emmanuelle alt. as someone said at tfs, the paris mafia is back! i hope that¬†alt will take care of daria in some forthcoming issue of vogue paris too (especially after seeing the so booooring issue with lara stone whose facial expressions are less than versatile, so to say…).¬† and i also hope that she will back to shooting with some other photographer… i’m starting to miss testino! :s well, at least it’s a less obvious i&vee this time, a bit rougher.
my fave of the three remains the first one. second is difficult to judge until i see a bigger version, about the third there’s a stick effect of her legs that i don’t appreciate so much, especially compared to the muscolar slimness of the first one. in general i like it that the campaign is not focused on daria’s beauty, but on her emotional dimension. there’s something deep, not superficial, that perflectly fits daria’s interpretation. whenever i see daria into pics like those, i feel relief and think that she’s doing what she’s the best at: to embody a rent, a hole in fashion perfection. to express a kind of pain that fashion tends to remove. that’s why i also liked her pirelli sub-calendar after all. the way she does nudity is so different… and i think (again) of ‘in love’ too. but that’s for the 2008 post!
i wonder how much room fashion will leave to her for this. see cavalli campaign as a reply.
the gallery was posted by sex alien friend at tfs.