STYLE CRUSH: DAPHNE GUINNESS

DaphneDaphne Guinness has been called many things, ‘eccentric’ being a favorite term to describe her (and a term she happens to loathe, preferring the word ‘bohemian’), but her love for dressing up and couture have led to her reign as the undisputed queen of avant-garde fashion. The heir to the Guinness fortune and the grand-daughter of great beauty Diana Mitford, Daphne has the pedigree and a storied past that adds to her allure. As a philanthropist and muse to many a great fashion designer, including her friend the late Alexander McQueen, it is no surprise that she has been included in the International Best Dressed Hall of Fame. I love her bold choices, and though I’m not as partial to the massive Alexander McQueen platform pumps as she appears to be, I admire her sense of adventure and her consistency. You can tell she doesn’t dress for others, only for herself. And isn’t that the way it should be? I’ve included a few pictures of both her outfits and of her former home in New York, designed by the talented Daniel Romualdez and featured in Architectural Digest in March 2011. She has a pretty amazing collection of contemporary art, including works by Damian Hirst and David LaChapelle, who happens to be a friend. How great would it be to have friends like that?!

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It’s said that if she doesn’t find a piece she likes, she makes it herself

So stunning!

So stunning!

 

At the Met Gala

At the Met Gala

Two awesome looks

Two awesome looks

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Her predilection for armor is quite apparent here.

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The living room in her NYC apartment

The library

The library

 

The fabulous Butterfly painting by Damien Hirst

The fabulous Butterfly painting by Damien Hirst

 

This glossy white rooms screams glamour

This glossy white rooms screams glamour

The bedroom

The bedroom – I can’t really get a grip on the style here, but I think that might be the point! A little disco, a little Chinoiserie…it’s all good!

The mirrored hallway

The mirrored hallway

Images: Pinterest, Architectural Digest

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