a personality and a unique beauty, a rare mix.”
In quite nearly every mainstream fashion magazine, cosmetic company Lancôme unleashes the forcefully mesmerizing face from which peer the pair of inimitable blue, baby-doll eyes belonging to Canadian supermodel, Daria Werbowy. Twenty-six years in and already an inductee into Canada’s Walk of Fame, Daria bears a long list of accomplishments in the industry which she -quite surprisingly- had no initial intention of being a part of. Luckily for the world of fashion, the industry has twenty-six years today to thank their lucky diamond-studded stars for a gem like Daria Werbowy. So naturally, I decided to do a brief tribute to my indisputably favorite supermodel.
With one of the most enviable resumes in the business, Daria has been regarded as one of the top runway models in history and has been named one of the top ten earners by Forbes magazine. Switching from a smaller agency to joining world-class model scout Elmer Olsen as he left Elite to form his own agency, was undoubtedly the wisest professional move Daria could have ever made. With ace agent Elmer Olsen, her career began to flourish on an international level as the agency on the forefront of personal model management took her to new heights. In fact, by 2003, Daria had been in more shows than any model had ever walked in one season alone, making her the “breakthrough” girl in the industry. Yes, Daria Werbowy has quite the vitae, but there may be a fair bit exceeding the person you have in mind.
Stunning as she may be, there is much more to the five-foot-eleven beauty than first meets the eye. Reveled for her attractive personality, Daria is a charismatic, creative, intellectual role model who engages in her fair share of philanthropic work. Karl Lagerfeld, the designer for Chanel put it in impeccable terms; “She is much more than a model - a personality and a unique beauty, a rare mix.” With hobbies like snowboarding, sailing, basketball, and a heart of gold, I cannot fathom a single thin not to love about the athletic Ukrainian/Polish/Canadian catwalk queen. With a passion for art, Daria told Canada’s Walk of Fame that “Art is definitely something I’m going to be working at my whole life. It’s my outlet. It gives me solace and comfort to be able to sit backstage on my own and draw ink sketches and let everything come out through my hands.”Spoken like a true artisan, soulful and honest. Dexterous. Darling. Daria. Happy, happy birthday, and many happy returns!
“Art is definitely something I’m going to be working at my whole life. It’s my outlet. It gives me solace and comfort to be able to sit backstage on my own and draw ink sketches and let everything come out through my hands.”
-Daria Werbowy to Canada’s Walk of Fame.