Daphne Guinness is one of those people whose fame didn’t depend on her family background. The fact that she’s heiress of the Guinness family (producer of the dry stout, Guinness) has been easily overshadowed by her individual success.
To many, she is recognized as a style icon, having designed a range of clothing with Dover Street Market as well as releasing an eponymous fragrance in 2009. She is a fan and an advocate of haute couture, and is prominent in the fashion world as a journalist.
As a matter of fact, she’s such a big collector of fashion that in 2010, Daphne Guinness bought the entire wardrobe of the late Isabella Blow.
“I wanted to present Issie’s possessions becoming mere morbid memorabilia. I wanted to preserve it”, she said.
In 2010, Daphne was a model in Naomi Campbell’s “Fashion for Relief” runway show for the White Ribbon Alliance to raise funds for mothers in Haiti. Following that, she declared herself digitally dead (across all social media) until USD1 million (RM3.1 million) was raised to support “Keep a Child Alive”, a charity that provides food and medical care to children with AIDS in Africa and India.
That same year, NARS Cosmetics launched a new collection dedicated to her. Come Boxing Day this year, MAC will be releasing their “MAC Daphne Guinness Collection” for winter 2011.
And this is the first glimpse into the palette and colours (21 pieces for eyes, lips and nails) imagined and created by Daphne Guinness, as part of her discovery and evolution.
Daphne, who recently admitted to have used nail varnish on her lips said, “This collection is a window into my imagination”. Okay. Nevermind what she said. How did she manage to get that nail varnish off?
Nevertheless, we’re excited to see the range when it reaches our shores.
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