Packing a poet’s soul and punk rock’s irreverent leanings, L.A.-native Darrah Blyss Le Montre (AKA Darrah de jour) has translated her passion for the written word into an expanse of topics, from red-carpet coverage and dating trends to interviews with world leaders and environmental heroes.
As the Lifestyle Editor of Cool Hunt, an international editorial press agency, Darrah works with a staff of writers, editors, photographers and interns both domestically and abroad. Darrah has provided covers and features for international publications of Vogue, Cosmopolitan, Marie Claire, Self, Esquire, W, Elle, Elle Girl, Fashion and many others. View my Tearsheets.
As the V.P of Public Relations for Shortomatic.com, an emerging ‘green’ business that marries design and wellness, Darrah built and maintains relationships with editors, PR houses, artists and celebrities. There she honed her research skills, which continue to provide the foundation for her writing. Now, she does freelance PR through Stargirl PR.
Ms. de jour has modeled for Los Angeles photographers Christopher Medak, The Toledo Show’s Toledo Diamond and American Apparel’s Mark Humphrey among others, and was a spokesmodel for Pro-Girl and Dove’s Campaign for Real Beauty.
Darrah has appeared in film and television and on stages nationally as an actress and singer. She has studied voice-overs with leading teachers and casting directors Carroll Kimble and Huck Liggett of The Voice Caster. She is the voice of Dream Organics and has done VO work for Gawker Media.
Keeping busy, Darrah is a staff writer for Hollywood Today, a daily online entertainment newsmagazine published by Jeffrey Jolson-Colburn (of The Hollywood Reporter and Rolling Stone). She is also a freelance journalist for various leading magazines and websites, including The Rumpus and vegan blog GirlieGirl Army. Darrah writes a monthly editorial column for SuicideGirls, called “Red, White and Femme” about issues affecting women in America. Recent interviews include Academy Award winner Penelope Cruz, Academy Award nominee Woody Harrelson, Gossip Girl star Taylor Momsen, musicians Jack White and Jimmy Page, Joe Jackson (Michael’s father), Star Trek’s John Cho, Kim Kardashian and Nobel Prize winners Professor Wangari Maathai and author Doris Lessing. Her articles have been syndicated throughout the U.S., Canada and Asia.
Twice monthly, she co-hosts SuicideGirls Radio, a two-hour sensual-intellectual talk radio show, on Indie 103.1 FM. Expanding upon her column, “Red, White and Femme”, she covers the frisky side of gender politics and conscious pleasure. At SG, she established herself as a sensuality consultant, working with AskMen.com and The Wing Girl Method’s dating expert Marni Kinrys.
Darrah currently resides in Los Angeles with her dog Oscar Wilde. Don’t forget to Subscribe Via Email to SR Blog by entering your email in the box at the right!