April 23, 2009

the professional.

the glossies

when it comes to models, daria has more than proven herself to be someone that can take on a range of emotions, poses, and genres, and she is been the muse for many photographers, including inez van lamsweerde and vinoodh matadin and steven meisel. in may, as the met museum celebrates the “model as muse” costume institute exhibition, daria shows that she’s still a modeling tour de force in two vogue editions, u.s. and paris.

in vogue paris, her gorgeous cheekbones and eyes are the focus on the cover (the jeans issue), and she shows off bikinis in “game girl” (by inez and vinoodh) while kicking serious ass. although the poses are quite similar, she knows how to make subtle changes in her body to make each shot different.

she is also the star of the beauty editorial where she is the perfect canvas for burgundy lips, rich blue smoky eyes, and windblown hair.

in us vogue’s “quick change artist” by david sims, she works everything from couture-like giambatistta valli to minimal calvin klein. in the first shot (in balmain), she looks most like herself (or the vogue paris/emmanuelle alt version of herself)–natural makeup, wavy hair and mischievous smirk. but she evolves her look for each wardrobe change, and she looks equally chic (and believable) wearing michael kors’ sleek swimsuit (and a tan) or mcqueen’s kimono/bowler/platforms combo.

none of her eds are particularly groundbreaking, but in today’s age of naty’s, edita’s, and heidi’s, daria has a uniqueness that makes you happy to see her, even when she’s doing what she’s done before.

scanned by diorette and surrealseven at thefashionspot