Editorial: The Edge of Spring

Images via Harper's Bazaar

Images via Harper's Bazaar

Harper's Bazaar US, February 2014
Photographed by Daniel Jackson
Styled by Alastair McKimm
Model Daria Werbowy

 

It's safe to say everyone loves Daria. If you don't… OK.

In any case, after becoming slightly enamoured of her following her interview with British Vogue last September, I find myself entranced by her appearance on Harper's Bazaar US in her cool-as-a-cucumber, holier-than-thou stink-eye, death-stare-compulsory, bedheaded signature self, and falling deeper in love with the Ukrainian beauty. You can read her tête-à-tête with Aussie delight Laura Brown over here.

As for the premise of the shoot, a theme very close to my withered heart: black and white. Wearing minimalist favourites like Margiela and Céline, to whom she frequently lends her face (see their latest Spring/Summer '14 campaign, also featuring another favourite of mine, Julia Nobis), Werbowy models the aesthetic of the moment with as much reserve as represented by the austere, clinical palette of her looks.

Also, smiles. They do happen sometimes.