**model of the moment: daria werbowy



If you read fashion magazines or watch a lot of runway shows, it's easy to get bored of a pretty face. There is certainly no shortage of beauty in the industry, which makes it all the more miraculous when a model reaches top-model status. Daria Werbowy is not a new face in fashion. At 27 years old, she's what you might call a seasoned model and is also one of the top earning, with a salary of $4.5 million last year, according to Forbes. But what prompted me to write about Daria is her personal, rather than professional, intrigue. After a stressful week of running between class and the library, it was refreshing to read about someone who seems so easy-going and even serene. Watch any video of Daria and you'll see that her incredibly genuine personality makes her just the kind of girl you'd love to chill with in real life.

The Ukrainian-born, Canadian-raised model first began her career at the young age of 14, when she signed up with a modeling agency. Daria spent several years trying to model, but never got her big break and gave up on the idea. She didn't start working again until age 18, when she wanted to earn extra money to help pay for art school. She decided to make a second attempt at modeling and flew off to New York; by the next day, she had an exclusive contract with Prada. From then on, Daria's career was all uphill. And if you have any doubt as to Daria's staying power, head to your local H&M. Daria has always been an H&M favorite, and her face currently decorates the entire store and website.

After several years of modeling, Daria has reached a point in her career where she can take time off or move onto other things. True to her art school beginnings, she still does sculptures, paintings, and black ink drawings in her free time. In her own words, she wants to "keep going with the flow" to see where life takes her next. As for modeling in general, Daria says, "one amazing thing about models is that we come from all walks of life... we come from every corner of the world, so each girl's got an amazing story." More of my favorite pictures below...

Take a look at Daria's first modeling card... even at a young age, she looks grown-up...



Some of my favorite Daria editorials: from Vogue US May 2010, shot by Mario Testino...













Daria shot by Terry Richardson for Vogue Paris in May 2007...





















I always think Daria looks best when photographed with minimal makeup and styling. She's the perfect girl to cast for this "Indian Summer" themed editorial, shot by Patrick Demarchelier for Vogue UK in June 2009...











Daria photographed in her home for French Glamour in September 2008...











Again for the Spring 2010 edition of Dossier Journal...









Daria's street style is nothing ground-breaking, but that's exactly why I love it. Her attitude towards dressing and going-out is decidedly laid-back. Her style is a testament to the fact that sometimes the most important thing isn't what you're wearing, but rather just getting out the door and getting things done...





At events...





Daria's artwork...



(Photo credits: TFS, Fashionising, Trendland, StockholmStreetStyle, The Daria Files)

42 comments:

shari @ little blue deer said...

She is amazingly gorgeous, and her house is sick! XX!

matchboxmuse said...

daria is such a babe! i'm so happy for her success.

love, M

Z--- said...

I love her and almost all the pictures, especially the one which has the leopard dress!! xx


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Cindy Whitehead said...

I absolutely love daria's look - great selection of photos you posted.

MarchMusings said...

It's no wonder she is still so in demand.

Jennifer said...

LOVE her! She has awesome style!!

Berlin said...

Beautiful, tall and such wonderful style!

I need to find myself some badges like hers
. Love her cold blue eyes, such mystery :D

Thank you for stopping by and sharing your time. Have a pleasant day!

Puffy dogs wagging their tails,
Berlin

thesydneygirl said...

LOVE the terry richardson shots!! that white dress. i.die.

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jamie-lee said...

I hadn't seen all those editorials she's done but god, must say daria is one of my fave models x

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Carla said...

amazing Daria!! great photos

x

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Silvia Kim said...

love these photos!! thanks!


-Silvia

Kisses from Paris~

Hilaloeya said...

ohh she is such a beauty! I am in love with her art work!
come follow me I will follow back!

xx
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Fashion Cappuccino said...

I've always been a fan of Daria because of her unique face. I also love all her editorials..it's hard to find one that I don't like! xoxoxoxoxo

SabinePsynopsis said...

I remember when I saw her the first time and how beautiful I thought her - she still is! Love the pictures of her at home.

andrebombacha said...

Wow you really like this girl, you found like every single pic that's out there of Daria, that's great!

Anyways, i have a similar blog, hope you can check it out.

Muah.
Andre.
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Jess said...

Love Daria, this was interesting to read. i didn't know she was into art. did you research daria for school- i'm not sure i interpreted that correctly? if you don't mind asking, i see you are in berkeley ca- what school do you go to?

Marcella said...

She is one of my faves, body to die for, and an unforgettable face!

Marina said...

love her !!!!!!!Thanks for sharing
great post

xx Marina

Ronisha said...

beautiful pictures :)

lets follow each other blogs!

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Abi said...

She's such a babe! I think its all in her eyes...such a distinct look. Nice post and photos!

Prad Savania said...

Thats the same model that knightcat uses for their blog banner right?

Thank you so much for your delightful comment, super cool! Why not follow my blog to keep up to date with my latest designs? Take care and keep up the good work! x

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Mia Delessi said...

She's definately amazing. Her photos are always inspiring

Zarna said...

omg she is a real stunner! i love the india shoot!

Jade "Purple" Brown said...

shes so gorgeous, great post!

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Polliani said...

she is amazing, i love her look.. thanks for sharing

TOPCOAT said...

She's gorgeous, I have always admired her look.. Thanks for sharing! xx




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Caroline said...

RE: Thank you so much!

Daria is indeed very beautiful. I love the photos taken of her within her home.

liv said...

one of my favourites!
she's every word that means more than beautiful.
great post!

x x x x Liv

Beckerman Girls said...

OMG! This is such a wicked post!!! She just has such wicked cool tomboy style and she totally can't take a bad pic! hahah!!! Love your blog!
Big kiss,
xo Beckerman Girls
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Mumbles said...

Hi, how are you?
Such a great post!
I really love Daria, she was at the first fashion magazine I bought and she's been my favourite model since then
plus, she's gorgeous and seems to be such a nice girl
Love all the pictures you've posted, she looks amazing at Terry's editorial.

♥ Marley

Rianna Bethany said...

What an absolutely talented beaut!!
Rianna xxxx

Prutha said...

wow...u've probably gotten all her images ever tajken..hehe... love her for sure... the image in that red sequience dress and the black long dress with the gold pumps of her getting out of the car r my fav... such sex appeal i say

therawpower said...

I really like her too, shes got like the PERFECT body and face.....and of cos personality too

Francesca said...

Wow these are great photos :) You have a great blog! Let me know if you want to follow each other :) x

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SAVING BETTY said...

oh daria, she is so beautiful. thanks for posting this because she is one of my fave models :)

Kinsey Michaels said...

she is so incredibly skinny, but gorgeous! i envy her closet!

Christina said...

oh I love the selections of images!! So many of my favorite editorials! Daria is such a beauty! Love her home as well! Great post! And wishing you all the best for christmas!!

Ivânia Santos (Diamond) said...

Great post!!
I loved <33


xoxo*

Shani Galarza said...

Darias a fucking STUNNER !

xxS

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gtc said...

PFFF she is perfect ...

l love your blog

Kiss
Lolita

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