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IWTBAR Editor-At-Large: Dara Block

It is my pleasure to announce the promotion of Dara Block to editor-at-large for I Want To Be A Roitfeld! Dara's inimitable eye for greatness and her eloquent observations make her a strong contributor to the team and I am proud to promote her now for her fabulous work thus far. I hope you will join me in congratulating Dara on her new role. Dara, thank you kindly for sharing your talents with us, you are such an inspiration!

Hello everyone, I'm Dara Block!

Yes, I was born and raised in southern California, but I am not your typical Cali girl. To be completely honest, I dislike the sun, have never surfed in the ocean, and I would much rather wear black than color. Perhaps, I am a bit unique for LA standards, but I am just being me. During the day, I am a dental ceramist and by night I am a fashion and style connoisseur. All that is clearly represented in my blog I co-write with my sister entitled sisters in black frocks. Style has always been such a huge part of my life, no matter what shape or form it takes. I could easily spend the day browsing through my extensive magazine collection, which includes countless issues of Vogue Paris. I am particularly fond of Carine Roitfeld's time at the magazine, when she was editor-in-chief from February of 2001 to March of 2011... that really was such a great decade in magazine publishing and I feel Carine Roitfeld totally transformed that era in fashion and styling! 

I think my fascination with Carine Roitfeld started back in August of 2001 when US Vogue profiled her in their first annual age issue. There was just something about the way she appeared in that editorial that really caught my attention. She looked like a gypsy blended with a bit of Iggy Pop and of course, I was completely captivated by her amazing sense of style. It was from that moment on, that I started to really take notice of Vogue Paris and her unerring eye. Interestingly, 12 years later after reading that US Vogue interview I still find myself very much intrigued by her audacious and cutting-edge approach to glamour. It truly is such a pleasure to be part of the IWTBAR team and to share all my thoughts and opinions with our readers on how Carine Roitfeld has inspired my life. She is a total visionary and I love being part of a group of writers that completely understands what an impact she has had and continues to make in the world of fashion!

Dara Block photograph © 2012 Dara Block. Carine Roitfeld photograph © 2001 Condé Nast. All Rights Reserved.

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Reader Comments (14)

that is a deliciously glam picture of you ,. love your blog too
16 juin 2012 | Unregistered Commentermadeleine gallay
Great picture, Dara. So LA noire. You've been a great addition to IWTBAR.
16 juin 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMike
Congratulations! Absolutely love that picture!
16 juin 2012 | Unregistered CommenterRenee
Dara, congratulations!! Yes, you DO look incredibly glamorous in that photograph, I love it. I always enjoy reading your posts as well, Dara. I love your insight and vision!
16 juin 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKate
Dara, congratulations!! Yes, you DO look incredibly glamorous in that photograph, I love it. I always enjoy reading your posts as well, Dara. I love your insight and vision!
16 juin 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKate
Dara, congratulations! I am ridiculously behind in reading all my blog these days - but am trying to catch up. This is exciting news for IWTBAR, I always love your posts! XO
16 juin 2012 | Unregistered CommenterLee
You're just like Carine
17 juin 2012 | Unregistered Commenterbernie
you guys are all so kind...thank you for the nice remarks! :)
17 juin 2012 | Unregistered Commenterdara block
Great surprise! I'm gonna be doing a lot of reading soon
17 juin 2012 | Unregistered CommenterOrly
Love the first photography!

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18 juin 2012 | Unregistered CommenterThea Unknown
Congratulations Dara!

Carine's work with Vogue Paris was and is something to admire; she's one of a kind.

19 juin 2012 | Unregistered CommenterBrad
Congratulations Dara! I love all your posts! :)
20 juin 2012 | Unregistered CommenterFrancesca
Wow she has aged so massively it's hard to recognize her from this photo, taken barely 11 years ago...i just can't believe this is her! The skin around her eyes looks terrible, perhaps it's the hard work, the lights, lack of sleep....i love Carine but she IS starting to look like Iggy Pop, she should definitely do something about her skin. It's just that the pace at which she's aged is not normal for someone with her lifestyle and options...
10 juillet 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMarie
Aww, Marie, sorry to hear you think this. I think she is doing an amazing job of resisting the ravages of aging...
11 juillet 2012 | Registered Commenterkellina

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