A beautiful mind
The surprising Daria Werbowy.
What makes a woman beautiful? A combination of strength and wisdom—Frenchwomen embody that. They’re very progressive, openminded and strong. I wish I had more of a French touch!
“My mother taught me to take care of myself and my body by exercising and getting massages, and I do yoga every morning. I love to be in nature. When I’m in Iceland or Ireland, or when I’m sailing—that’s what makes my life beautiful. When we moved to Canada, my father taught us how to sail. It’s a way to disconnect from the fast-paced world we live in and reconnect with nature in a very raw way. [Werbowy and her family sailed across the Atlantic Ocean in 2008.] When you’re sailing, you’re quite vulnerable and you really learn about yourself—you act on instinct. You discover your true self. I like the rush of it. I like the fear that things can go wrong.”
FAVOURITE ARTISTS? “Philip-Lorca diCorcia and Hans Bellmer.” WHAT’S IN YOUR HANDBAG? “I always travel with Lancôme DreamTone, a couple of books, tea and some minerals and crystals. I also carry a sketchbook, pencils and paper.” IDEAL DINNER- PARTY GUESTS? “Kurt Cobain, Jim Morrison and Einstein.” FAVOURITE FILMS? “The Three Colors trilogy: Blue, White and Red, directed by Krzysztof Kieslowski.” MUSIC OF THE MOMENT? “Ali Farka Touré.”
ThePolish-born, Ukrainian- and Canadian-bred model. The outspoken beauty is the face of Lancôme, Céline and Mango. She holds the record for opening and closing the most shows in a single season. The beauty of Frenchwomen, motherly advice and the call o
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