Daphne Guinness
Socialite, journalist
Daphne Guinness
Daphne Diana Joan Susanna Guinness is an artist of both British and Irish nationality. She is an heir by direct descent of Arthur Guinness, the 18th-century inventor of the beer that still bears his name.
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Daphne Guinness makes the transition from fashion to music with new album
Yahoo News - about 1 year
Daphne Guinness is taking her artistic talents in a new direction with the launch of her debut music album. The Anglo-Irish heiress, designer, film producer and artist has unveiled the video for the record's first single "The Long Now," shot in black and white on the streets of Manhattan by the visual artist Luca Pizzaroni. Guinness, 48, styled herself for the clip, in which she sports a dramatic ensemble of sequinned trousers, blazer and tall top hat, complimented by a dark glossy lip and her signature cat eyes.
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Designing Woman Loree Rodkin
Huffington Post - about 3 years
Photos courtesy of Gabriel Machado, from the studio Machado Cicala Morassut in Argentina. Maybe Candace Bushnell could write a more adventurous femme du monde then Loree Rodkin, designer of her own eponymous line of precious jewelry, eyewear, fragrance, couture and home scents. Her unique journey to her own design luxury empire began with a lucrative chance commission as an interior designer launched by her first client real estate tycoon, Victor Drai, followed by interiors for Brian Wilson, Rod Stewart, Bernie Taupin and Alice Cooper. Her lover, ballet dancer turned actor, Alexsandr Godunov, led her transition into a career as a successful talent manager for superstars to be Brad Pitt, Sarah Jessica Parker, Robert Downey Jr. and Virginia Madsen. In 1988, a hobby evolved into a passion for modern, hip, edgy jewelry design, inspiring her to produce her signature pieces: Goth bondage rings, briolette-studded bracelets, multi hoop earrings, necklaces of Medieval crosses and daggers, an ...
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Lobster hat, armadillo bag on show for British fashion muse
Yahoo News - over 3 years
By Li-mei Hoang LONDON (Reuters) - A hat topped with a lobster shell and a handbag made of an armadillo went on display in London this week in an exhibition celebrating the life of late fashion eccentric Isabella Blow. A fashion director for Vogue, Tatler and The Sunday Times Style magazines, Blow discovered and nurtured young talent such as fashion designers Alexander McQueen and Hussein Chalayan and milliner Philip Treacy. When her wardrobe went up for sale two years ago, her close friend Daphne Guinness bought the entire collection to preserve it as an inspiration to fashion students.
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Worst-Dressed List: Kerry Washington, Vanity Fair's Best-Dressed Star, Seriously Flops (PHOTOS)
Huffington Post - over 3 years
This week's worst-dressed list was a stage for over-the-top looks. Daphne Guinness wore an excessive amount of silver, while Julianne Hough combined too many trends at once. Though this week saw its fair share of flops, the most shocking was Kerry Washington's look. The star, who was recently named "World's Best-Dressed Woman" by People magazine and also topped Vanity Fair's annual best-dressed list, surprised everyone by turning up to the 65th Emmy Awards Nominee Celebration in an unflattering pink tiered dress. Check out our picks for worst-dressed of the week and let us know if you agree! Kerry Washington What happened to this super stylish star? Clearly, she's on vacation, because there is nothing about this dress that works. From the multiple tiers and ruffles, to the hip-expanding skirt and stark white pumps, it's clear that Washington's head was not in the game when she got dressed. Daphne Guinness Guinness, a respected artist and style icon, went overboard in t ...
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Meet Lynsi Torres, In-N-Out President And America’s Youngest Female Billionaire!
Radar Online - about 4 years
She’s no Kim Kardashian or Paris Hilton – this heiress refuses interviews and is the youngest female billionaire in America. Meet Lynsi Torres, 30, owner and president of the infamous West Coast fast food chain In-N-Out Burger. She is worth a reported $1.1 billion and RadarOnline.com has the details of this billionaire’s secret life. PHOTOS: Youngest Female Billionaire In America, In-N-Out Owner Lynsi Torres Lynsi’s grandparents, Harry and Esther Snyder, founded the sought-after burger joint in 1948, grew it to an astounding 280 stores in five states, and after Esther died in 2006 Lynsi became the sole heir, according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index — but gained half ownership of the company through a trust when she turned 30 and will get full control at 35. Unlike most other burger conglomerates, In-N-Out remains a privately held company. PHOTOS: Take A Peek Inside The Lives Of Mexico’s Insanely Wealthy Nouveau Rich Heiresses Lynsi has no formal training or college deg ...
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Yvonna Russell: The Billionairess
Huffington Post - about 4 years
The brilliant Mindy Kaling does a funny riff on the Seven Rom-Com Archetypes. While writing a romantic comedy, The Billionairess, I thought about the archetypes I hoped to break and the ones I love. My screenplay is inspired by The Millionairess by George Bernard Shaw. The richest woman in the world, my heroine is a modern businesswoman. Divided into two rare type A females of self-made and inherited wealth, what all billionairesses have in common is work. The Horatio Alger success of Martha Stewart, Oprah Winfrey, Tory Burch and Sara Blakely are urban legend. The women who have inherited wealth can rest on their own laurels. Georgina Bloomberg has penned My Favorite Mistake and two other novels. Three-time Emmy award-winning actress Julia Louis-Dreyfus has starred in three successful televison shows: Seinfield, The New Adventures of Old Christine and now Veep. Tamara Ecclestone and Lydia Hearst are professional models. Daphne Guinness is a Renaissance woman of h ...
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Daphne Guinness Found Guilty Of Overflowing Her Bathtub
Huffington Post - over 4 years
Daphne Guinness has done a lot of strange things, from getting dressed in the window of Barneys to using nail polish as lipstick. But the heiress' latest "stunt" has nothing to do with the wild fashion she's best known for -- it's about a bathtub. Guinness is being forced to pay for water damage done to her neighbors' homes, the New York Post reports, due to her overflowing bathtub. Karim and Tina Samii, who lived downstairs from Guinness in New York's Stanhope Hotel, first sued Guinness in 2010, claiming that her overflowing bathtub flooded their bathroom four times. The couple sought $1 million in compensation for the damages and "mental anguish and emotional distress" caused by their neighbor's splashy ways. If "mental anguish and emotional distress" over a soppy bathroom sounds silly to you, it did to the judge, too. He ruled on Wednesday that Guinness is not responsible for the emotional stress, just the water damage (and she will owe less than the requested $1 mill ...
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Sarah Kennedy: Shop Vintage for Fall
Huffington Post - over 4 years
Hit vintage stores now for fall-inspired fashion bargains. Autumn/Winter 2012 promises to be a boom-time for thrift fans, thanks to the classic influences at work. From Dolce & Gabbana's 1950s-inspired evening dresses to Marc Jacobs' Dickensian-waif frock coats, fall's hottest looks can be found via the vintage market. Grab inspiration from fashion stars who rock the forthcoming season's retro styles so well. Think Karen Elson, Anna dello Russo, Emma Stone, Carey Mulligan, Marion Cotillard and Daphne Guinness. By December, the world will be engulfed in The Great Gatsby fever, so get ahead now and snaffle up your own Daisy Buchanan, 1920s ensemble. During July and August, vintage stores naturally push summery clothes and accessories so this is the perfect time to head to the back of the shop and scout for winter. It could be worth heading to vintage hotspots on a special trip. Connecticut, Virginia, California and South Carolina have great selections of second-hand s ...
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Fashion: Lady Gaga buys a McQueen dress at Daphne Guinness auction
LATimes - over 4 years
  Lady Gaga was among the winning bidders in the Daphne Guinness auction at Christie's in London on Wednesday, benefitting the Isabella Blow Foundation. She paid a record amount for an Alexander McQueen dress -- $133,075 -- for an empire-style ivory tulle gown from Guinness' collection, shown here. The auction raised the equivalent of $742,000 -- way more than the $160,00 expected. (Lady G bid by phone, not in person, since she's in the midst of a tour.)  [WWD] Music star Will.i.am reportedly is teaming with edgy Japanese menswear designer Masaomo Yamaji on a collaborative men's collection of jackets and blazers to be called Will.i.am X Rynshu (the name of Yamaji's main line), according to a press release. Refinery29 named its "30 under 30" rising stars in L.A. -- creative, political and otherwise savvy folks to keep an eye on. They included model Atlanta de Cadanet Taylor, jewelry designer Karla Deras, designers Dakota Solt and Lisa Ziven of Crybaby Presents, Daily Beas ...
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Daphne Guinness explains her wardrobe sell-off
Ft.com Financial Times Blogs - over 4 years
Tomorrow clothes collector extraordinaire Daphne Guinness is auctioning off another chunk of her vaunted wardrobe, the recent subject of a dedicated exhibit at the Fashion Institute of Technology -- 100 or so pieces, to be exact, to be sold at Christie’s in London. Why? She's selling clothes to save clothes! Continue reading »
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Week in Review: Chelsea Super-School Lures Kids With Art, McDonald's "Mad Men" Makeover, and More
Artinfo - over 4 years
Week in Review: Chelsea Super-School Lures Kids With Art, McDonald's "Mad Men" Makeover, and More Language English Email Print Save Tweet Pin It by ARTINFO Published: June 22, 2012 Our most-talked-about stories in Art, Design & Fashion, and Performing Arts, June 18-22, 2012: ART — You are not going to believe the lavish, over-the-top art amenities being offered to students enrolling in Avenues, the new Chelsea based for-profit private school. — Art+Auction launched its list of the 50 most collectible contemporary artists. — London's Impressionist and Modern art auctions fared unevenly, with Sotheby's struggling despite a record-setting Miró, while Christie's did much better thanks to works by Degas, Picasso, Magritte, and a new Schwitters record. — A Picasso at Houston's de Menil ...
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AP Interview: Japanese creator of Lady Gaga's towering shoes says geisha footwear inspired him
Fox News - over 4 years
A Japanese shoe designer has become a pop diva's favorite by taking geisha and making it Gaga. Noritaka Tatehana is the man behind Lady Gaga's towering, cloglike shoes, which have no heel and are 25 to 46 centimeters (10 to 18 inches) tall. Her appearances on TV shows and music videos, teetering in his creations, have helping made him such a fashion star that some of his shoes sell for more than $15,000 a pair. Tatehana, who has made more than 20 pairs for Lady Gaga over the last two years, said he took the traditional "geta" shoes of geishas and made a modern form with his sculptural platforms. "My work became an icon. It worked not only as branding for me. It also became part of her branding," Tatehana said in a recent interview at his Tokyo workshop, cluttered with art books and his sleek shoes — some glittering with Swarovski crystals, others with golden studs. The 26-year-old, who resembles a monk with his quiet voic ...
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V&A Ballgowns to Showcase Exclusive Red Carpet and Catwalk Creations [PICTURES]
International Business Times - almost 5 years
The collection includes ballgowns worn by Sandra Bullock, Daphne Guinness and Elizabeth Hurley.
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Michael Wallach: The Politics of The Hunger Games
Huffington Post - almost 5 years
I am not from the poverty-ridden politically repressed District Twelve of The Hunger Games, but I am from Quadrant Three: that elusive group of thirty-and-over movie-goers who get pulled into watching the next big thing, because it has become the next big thing, successfully making it the next big thing. So I went in cynical that there was anything for me, but to my shock and delight, despite its direct ambition to appeal primarily to teens and twenty-somethings, The Hunger Games was as cynical as I am. It marks a new moment in American movie-going that truly shouldn't be missed. Nothing as acutely critical of our political situation has been embraced on such a widespread level since Orwell's 1984 or Huxley's Brave New World, neither of which was ever received so eagerly by nearly as many people. Really. [Spoiler Alert: if you haven't yet seen The Hunger Games, this article starts at the ending, but, if you truly haven't seen it yet, perhaps the ending is the only thing tha ...
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Daphne Guinness’ Personal Archive for Auction at Christie's
International Business Times - almost 5 years
British heiress and fashion collection, Daphne Guinness has announced the auction of her collections from her personal archive at auction house Christie's.
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ARTINFO: "Frank Gehry Made a Kettle That Didn't Work": Architect Michael Graves on the Pitfalls of Product Design
Huffington Post - almost 5 years
Curvilinear tables by Zaha Hadid. A violent (and humbly-named) chandelier by Daniel Libeskind. A modernist lamp by Richard Neutra. Architects frequently transfer the language of their buildings and their skills at the drafting table into the world of industrial design, but one of the most prolific may be American Postmodernist Michael Graves, a member of the New York Five whose hundreds of tea kettles, dog houses, spatulas, and the like have graced the high-end shelves of Alessi, along with the more accessible ones at Target. In light of the 2012 Driehaus Prize winner's current, very cleverly titled retrospective of his product designs (currently on view at Anne Reid '72 Art Gallery), and the end of his 13-year-long collaboration with the big box department store, Graves talked to ARTINFO about the differences between designing buildings and tea kettles, his Etruscan influences, and why the New York skyline doesn't do anything for him. Michael Graves / Courtesy Michael Gra ...
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Sci Fi Thriller Inspires Katy Perry's Futurepunk Pinup Style
Crabby Golightly - almost 5 years
POPPIN' Credit: TeenVogue Sci Fi Thriller Inspires Katy Perry's Futurepunk Pinup Style By Linda Seccaspina I'M NOT A LOVER OF KATY PERRY'S CERULEAN BLUE HAIR, BUT IN May's issue of Teen Vogue, the pop princess makes sense of it all by naming her style icons. Peruse the eclectic list that includes Judy Jetson, TV's Wonder Woman,Agyness Deyn, Chloë Sevigny, Daphne Guinness and Natalie Wood and you understand why blue hair has become her latest fashion passion. Perry tells the magazine why she has tried to retain her 'pinup girl' style for so long: “Like, I'm still doing the pinup thing, but now when I do it, I want to be the pinup of the future, like Rachael in Blade Runner. But I've always been quirky -- it probably started when I was nine years old, and my father used to wake me up at 7 every Saturday morning to take me to garage sales. I couldn't afford the clothes that the other girls at school were wearing, so instead I looked for things that were unique ...
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Katy Perry’s Fashion Icons? Natalie Wood and Judy Jetson
People Magazine - almost 5 years
Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic Katy Perry‘s sartorial selections run the gamut from the sublime to the slimed — and the singer likes it that way, thank you very much. “I don’t like to take fashion too seriously,” she tells Teen Vogue. “I love it, and I am so grateful when big brands want to associate with me, but mostly I just want to take chances and have fun and truly live. Sometimes that means wearing some ridiculous, cat-inspired outfit rather than whatever happens to be in this season.” Calling Agyness Deyn, Chloë Sevigny, Daphne Guinness, Natalie Wood, Judy Jetson and Wonder Woman her fashion icons, Perry says she singles them out for their personal style and strength. “They have the ability to adapt and evolve and change,” she shares. “Like, I’m still doing the pinup thing, but now when I do it, I want to be the pinup of the future, like Rachael in Blade Runner.” There’s a reason for her eclectic sense of style, too; one that stems from childhood. “When I was 9 years old, my ...
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Cator Sparks: Do It Daphne! Guinness Shines In Short Film Based On Ancient Chinese Legend
Huffington Post - almost 5 years
During New York Fashion Week, photographic duo Markus and Indrani were finally able to screen their magical first film, The Legend of Lady White Snake.
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Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Daphne Guinness
  • 2014
    Age 46
    In 2014, David Barron directed a documentary filmed in Guinness' Irish home called Daphne Guinness, The Last Leveller that focuses on her musical work and personal musical tastes.
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    In 2014, Guinness released a music video for the song "Evening In Space" the lead single of her debut album set to be release in September.
    More Details Hide Details The video was directed by David LaChapelle.
  • 2013
    Age 45
    In 2013, Guinness released a music video entitled Fatal Flaw which was directed by Nick Knight.
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  • 2011
    Age 43
    At the end of 2011, photographers Markus Klinko and Indrani, Guinness, and stylist GK Reid produced "The Legend of Lady White Snake", a film based on an ancient Chinese legend, where Guinness played the central role of Lady White Snake.
    More Details Hide Details Bernard-Henri Lévy wrote her dialogue for the film.
    In December 2011, she was photographed, while recorded livestream, by Nick Knight of SHOWstudio.com for 36 hours, resulting in five short films which were played in the windows of the Parisian department store, Le Printemps.
    More Details Hide Details In several of these films, Guinness, a soprano, sang opera arias, making her public musical debut.
    In 2011, Guinness starred in Joe Lally's film, "The Murder of Jean Seberg".
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    In 2011 Guinness was photographed by photographer Bryan Adams and featured on the cover of Zoo Magazine.
    More Details Hide Details Guinness has produced and edited three short films:
    In January 2011, she was asked by Tom Ford to close his comeback womenswear show.
    More Details Hide Details Guinness has walked in two of Naomi Campbell's Fashion for Relief shows to raise funds for disaster victims. In the same vein, in April 2008, she auctioned off part of her wardrobe, with the proceeds going to a struggling British charity called Womankind Worldwide, which deals with women's issues at home and abroad, such as domestic violence.
    In 2011, she created a make-up line for MAC cosmetics.
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  • 2010
    Age 42
    In June 2010, Guinness purchased at auction the entire wardrobe of Isabella Blow, her friend who committed suicide in 2007.
    More Details Hide Details The lot was purchased prior to an auction which was arranged at Christie's. Guinness said of the purchase, "Indeed, in many ways, the auction would not be merely a sale of clothes; it would be a sale of what was left of Issie, and the carrion crows would gather and take away her essence forever." She later announced that she would be displaying the wardrobe at Central Saint Martins and online, as well as starting a foundation to help with mental illness. Guinness also held an auction in 2012 where she raised $744,285 for the Isabella Blow Foundation. The official show, entitled "Isabella Blow: Fashion Galore," is set for display in November 2013 at Somerset House in London. Guinness has worked as an artist, actress, model, collector and designer. Fashion photographerSteven Klein, chose Guinness for two Vogue Italia covers. In the first, she plays Jean Seberg in Romain Gary's "Les Oiseaux vont mourir au Perou" In the other, she embodies Delphine Seyrig in Alain Resnais' masterpiece, "L'Année dernière à Marienbad".
    In 2010, she was named in Tatler's top 10 best-dressed list.
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  • 1999
    Age 31
    Her settlement, obtained at the time of her 1999 divorce, is for an undisclosed sum, which was added to her Guinness inheritance.
    More Details Hide Details She lives in London and Manhattan with her three children: Nicolas Stavros Niarchos (born 1989), Lex Spyros Niarchos (born 1991), and Ines Sophia Niarchos (born 1995). She has been romantically involved with French TV philosopher Bernard-Henri Lévy for a number of years. In the February 2011 issue of Harper's Bazaar, Guinness confirmed to journalist Derek Blasberg: "He is obviously the love of my life." In 2012, she auctioned 100 items from her wardrobe.
  • 1987
    Age 19
    In 1987, she married Spyros Niarchos, the second son of Stavros Niarchos, the shipping magnate.
    More Details Hide Details The couple had three children.
  • 1980
    Age 12
    Daphne Guinness has said she did not know of Mosley's political affiliations, before she heard in 1980 on the BBC News that he had died.
    More Details Hide Details Daphne Guinness' mother, Jonathan Guinness' second wife, was Suzanne Lisney (died 2005), of Cadaques, Spain, and Paris. When she was 13, she became aware that she had a further three half-siblings by Susan "Shoe" Taylor, her father's mistress. As a child, she grew up in the country houses owned by her family in England and Ireland. She spent her holidays in an 18th-century former monastery in Cadaqués, Catalonia, where the neighbors included Salvador Dalí, Man Ray, Marcel Duchamp, Dieter Roth, and Richard Hamilton. Guinness' first work in fashion was with Isabella Blow. At the request of Fashion Institute of Technology director Valerie Steele, she spent two years mounting an exhibition of a hundred displays of her clothing, which was staged within the context of her other projects, film and modelling. She has worked with Karl Lagerfeld, NARS, MAC, Akris, Gareth Pugh and Philip Treacy), working with them artistically or as a model or both.
  • 1967
    Born on November 9, 1967.
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