a country girl in broadway: city of cheesy plots

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it’s with a deep emotion that i’m here announcing thawintour-testino latest production in american vogue featuring daria werbowy – and caroline trentini – has a narrative plot. yes, this time we don’t have just a bunch of pictures or mere hints at a concept. we have a proper story: a girl arriving from the country in ny with a goal in her life: to become a star. it’s a story of sacrifice, friendship, courage… a very original and complex story indeed!
see the route from poor roots to success here.

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.

july in vogue

from fashion week daily:  “mario testino and anna wintour recently were enthralled by the play and west side story will be featured in the july issue of vogue in a shoot with daria werbowy”. i don’t know if i have to be happy about too or start hitting my head against the wall!

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!)

eurochannel

you’re waiting for daria showing up on a cover in paris. instead you get her showing up in london… eurochannel manouvres in the dark…

springness

springness

picture by mario testino who this year seems to be able again to shoot daria decently… (scanned by nothingless at tfs). too bad it’s a bit too airbrushed and that the missing g makes this weird voue effect…

transgender vs. androgyne

gender rebel

gender rebel

what do the latest uk vogue editorial and the balmain advertisment have in common? in my opinion both show the difference between androgyne and transgender at the best. because there’s no androgyne representation here, but a transgender expression. that’s emmanuelle alt’s general lesson learnt by lucinda chamber, who styled this editorial. and that’s daria’s peculiarity: she walks in the transgender path, not in the androgyne. she holds feminine and masculine at the same time, there’s a dynamic gender game that is different from androgyne linear shift into opposit gender. look at the picture above: you can see signs both of masculine and feminine. those signs belong both to styling and to daria’s body language. it’s like daria the person has both feminine and masculine characteristics and she can use them in a different degree according to the purpose of the editorial. so to say, she can play the femme (cavalli ss09 campaign for instance) and she can play the boy. usually ‘they’ make her play the femme cos it’s more commercial and easily appealing, but usually ‘they’ forget she can’t reach the heterosexist level of femme (see pirelli, see ‘in love’ etc.). better: they might not forget, but general audience doesn’t pay too much attention to details, to the so called return of removed (masculine).
ok, i can’t write more right now. i’d just like to compare this editorial to previous ones in order to better show what i mean. there’s material to talk about for a row of posts! meanwhile let’s enjoy a wordless comparison with a 2006 italian vogue editorial by steven meisel feauturing amanda moore.

who wins?

who wins?