Some dream of having the life of the most glamorous, stylish blondes throughout history – Darian has chosen to live it. For her, being a redhead and brunette was “fun” for a stint, but paled in comparison to the hyper-seductive fantasy of classic Barbie, Marilyn Monroe and Madonna. Admittedly not effortless in her style, everything for Darian has a reference and a scenario, including her surname, which is an homage to the blond transsexual superstar Candy Darling, of Andy Warhol fame.
I have faint memories of Archie comics and can still remember practically drooling over the bubbly perfection of Betty and Veronica, while Darian’s fascination with the glitzy rock and roll of Jem and the Holograms lives on. Her flannel shirt, worn as a dress with fishnets, pays homage to Courtney Love, but is made uber feminine with studded peep toe Louboutins and no Doc Martens in sight. Debbie Harry gets a couple of nods with Darian’s circa 1979 black disco dress and her blondie with a chocolate cookie bottom recipe. The original platinum bombshell is paid respect with Darian’s Swarovski crystal pumps and a cupcake that has sugar diamonds on top. In red lips, nails and patent leather shoes with a Material Girl ’80s oversized blazer, silk teddy and layers of spiked bracelets, Darian has left her inner junior high geek behind. I mean, who paints their room mauve so that it casts the perfect tone onto nude skin other than Darian, our very own blonde-centric Wonder Woman?