As the colder months approach, we ask ‘why don’t you take a little inspiration from the avant garde style of Daphne Guinness?’ Described by Harper’s Bazaar as a ‘hive of creative activity’, Guiness is known for more than just her extreme fashion choices.
Ever the muse for cosmetic label Nars and designers as diverse as Tom Ford and Valentino, Guiness constantly reinvents herself with a diverse range of projects. She has developed her eponymous fragrance with Comme des Garçons, designed a bespoke diamond glove with jeweller Shaun Leane and producing Sean Ellis’s Oscar-nominated 2004 short film, Cashback.
Born in 1967, the Honorable Daphne Suzanne Diana Joan Guinness is the daughter of brewery heir, Jonathan Guinness, Lord Moyne, and French beauty, Suzanne Lisney. Her paternal grandmother was Diana Mitford, one of the legendary Mitford sisters.
When asked how she developed such a distinct personal style, Guinness has famously replied, “I grew up in an artists’ colony near Barcelona with Salvador Dali and the Surrealists, so my dress sense is very colored by my youth.” Dali, and other boundary-breaking artists who mingled with Guinness during her formative years taught her that being “crazy” was, well, pretty cool, especially in terms of individual appearance.
So this month, why don’t you embrace the avante gard and wear something as jewellery that is both extraordinary and unexpected.