20 posts tagged "Daria Werbowy"
We arrived at Stefanel’s 50th Anniversary party hosted by Mario Testino and Daria Werbowy just as the photographer had slipped away to the Prada show. But the sublime model was still in the house and in fine, friendly form. In fact, Werbowy was possibly the most relaxed person amid the crowd of nervous fashion week faces with tight schedules. “I hardly do shows anymore,” she explained. “I’m on to the next step of my career.” But she mused on the biannual month-long, four-city runway frenzy, “It’s a strange life when you are in that scene. Everything is a rush for four very intense weeks of the year and suddenly you get back to your real life, and by comparison it suddenly looks empty.” Hmm…something to think about as we round the bend of week three.
Daria Werbowy spent her pre-catwalk days at the skate park, on the snow slopes, at the helm of a sailboat, and on the basketball court. She even spent a year playing rugby. Such an active youth has provided her with two fantastic attributes: First, there’s the legs that don’t stop, and second, as she herself will tell you, there’s the sense of determination and teamwork that playing sports as a young person provides. “The biggest lesson to learn from action sports is to get back up and try again,” she says. So when her friend Sal Masekela, the host of the X Games and a fellow snowboarder, told her about a charity called Stoked and its benefit for underprivileged youth, she was happy to sign on. This Saturday night, Werbowy is hosting a cocktail party and auction—click here to buy tickets and see what’s hitting the block—that will help set up future snowboarding and surf camps. “The program gives kids that would never have the chance to do any of these sports, or to see the ocean and the mountains, an opportunity to challenge themselves and to learn something that they can carry with them for the rest of their lives,” she says. Is there a better excuse for hitting up an auction, or, for that matter, hanging out with a supermodel? (P.S. Werbowy donated some of her own stuff.)