10 Times Daphne Guinness’s Hair Did All The Talking

Photo: Billy Farrell/BFAnyc.com

The trend of black and white hair basically started when Ms. Daphne Guinness decided to dye half and half. The fashion icon has had her signature ‘do for some time now, and it really has a personality of its own. Trends come and go, but Daphne’s amazing dye job is just a trademark to be revered! When Miss Guinness walks into a room, she doesn’t even need to speak, she can let the hair — and her amazing collection of fashion pieces — speak for her. Here are the hair’s 10 best moments…

1. “The beehive is far to large for those Beats to even think about fitting.”BARNEYS New York, Dennis Freedman, and Rachel Feinstein Host a Private Dinner for L'WREN SCOTT on December 10th at The Carlyle HotelPhoto: Will Ragozzino/BFAnyc.com

2. “I’m feeling long and shy tonight.”VISIONAIRE and IGUATEMI, with BMW, Present a Preview of Visionaire 62 RIO†Photo: Neil Rasmus/BFAnyc.com

3. “Don’t look at me.” The Unofficial MET Ball After Party Hosted by The Top of The Standard - ArrivalsPhoto: Matteo Prandoni/BFAnyc.com

4. “Im as sharp as a porcupine so don’t cross me.”The Fashion Group International 28th Annual Night of Stars: THE LUMINARIESPhoto: Will Raggozino/BFAnyc.com

5. “This damn top hat is stealing the spotlight.” Phillips de Pury Rocks the House Art Basel Miami 2011Photo: David X Prutting/BFAnyc.com

6. “You mean there’s a third Night at the Museum?MOCA's 35th Anniversary Gala, Presented by LOUIS VUITTON - INSIDEPhoto: Neil Rasmus/BFAnyc.com

7. “YOU’RE KIDDING!?”BURBERRY, LISA PHILLIPS, STEFANO TONCHI, and SUKI WATERHOUSE Host Dinner in Honour of NEW MUSEUM ArtistsPhoto: Matteo Prandoni/BFAnyc.com

8. “Court, let me give you some hair tips…”BARNEYS New York Celebrates CARINE ROITFELD - PartyPhoto: Billy Farrell/BFAnyc.com

9. “I may have had a few too many tonight!”David-X-PruttingPhoto: David X Prutting/BFAnyc.com

10. “Is this necklace/brace taking away from my shine?”Billy-FarrellPhoto: Billy Farrell/BFAnyc.com

Winter Beauty: How Daphne Guinness, Hanneli Mustaparta, and Izabel Goulart Fight the Freeze

Just because winter is well on its way, doesn’t mean we must succumb to languid locks and reptilian skin. On the contrary, this year we’re determined to achieve the perfect “winter glow.” We’ll let you know how that goes. In the meantime, we recently caught up with a few ladies for whom looking good is officially—or unofficially—part of their job descriptions. Below, they share their no-fail beauty tips for looking fresh year-round.

Hanneli Mustaparta, Model / Blogger
I normally get Argan oil products at Whittemore House. But a few weeks ago, I went to Morocco and got the pure oil, which is for the face and the hair. I started using it on the airplane. I use it during the night because it’s very oily, but it goes into the skin. In the morning, I’ll use a moisturizing cream, but pure Argan oil is amazing for my skin.

Izabel Goulart, Model
I’m a girl, so I love all beauty products, but I have learned that sometimes it’s better to use less than a lot. I only use face wash and moisturizer and sun block.

Olivia Palermo, Actress / Fashion Editor
I like SK-II. They have great skin products. 

Shala Monroque, Blogger / Editor
There’s nothing I can’t live without—maybe body lotion in the winter. Right now I’m using Santa Maria Novella

Daphne Guinness, Heiress / Icon
My routine is slightly sporadic. I’m allergic to a lot of stuff—that’s what’s so awful. I like anything that doesn’t make me break out in spots. 

Daphne Guinness MAC Collab: Like Butterflies in Space

Oh, Daphne Guinness. If you told us your dabbling in cosmetics was inspired by virgins’ tears or cyanide, we’d believe you. Fortunately for us, the real inspiration behind your MAC collection is so much weirder than anything we’d imagine. Channeling the "whispered luxury of an antique Chinese porcelain vase" and "pigeon’s blood," Ms. Guinness also hopes to evoke "how the intricate wings of a butterfly resemble the images of deepest space."

Of course, the idea of Daphne Guinness oohing and aahing over NASA satellite imagery is as bizarre-sounding as picturing her sitting down with MAC creative directors with a spreadsheet or flowchart of her collaboration. Which didn’t happen, obviously: "When we first started working on colors, [Guinness] pulled a tiny watercolor case out of her handbag and, using her own saliva, began mixing colors immediately!” said MAC’s Senior Vice President and Creative Director James Gager. Guinness confirms the mad scientist approach in the press release, reporting, "I had parchment papers spread all over the floor and all sorts of different powders and watercolors that I was mixing together."

Despite her frenetic approach, the collection, like Guinness herself, is dark, dramatic, and perfectly on point. With galaxial names like "Red Dwarf" or "Borealis," the lipglosses and eyeshadows come in various shades of plum and purple, from a gothic merlot to dusty rose powders. And like skunk-colored hair or a heavy dose of eyeliner, her collection is not for the meek or mild.

Image courtesy of MAC.

FashionFeed: Stella McCartney Dresses Ballerinas, Franca Sozzani Hates Fashionistas

● Stella McCartney designed the costumes for her famous father’s first ballet, Ocean’s Kingdom. [Telegraph] ● Italian Vogue’s ballsy editor Franca Sozzani is on the attack again, and this time she’s hating on fashionistas. Who does she think reads her magazine? [NYT] ● This lady is literally selling her Missoni for Target rainboots for $31k. [eBay]

● Here’s a sneak peek at the new 124-page book on Daphne Guinness. [Racked] ● Behold the complete collection of Miu Miu FW11 accessories. We’re officially obsessed with those glitter pumps. [Fashionologie] ● These Lita Cat Tapetry platforms seem oddly alluring. [Racked]

FashionFeed: Eniko Mihalik Bites Terry Richardson, No One Bites Christian Louboutin

● For jewelry brand David Webb’s FW11 campaign, Terry Richardson and Carine Roitfeld asked model Eniko Mihalik to bite, stretch, and pose with a mini Richardson doll. [Fashion Gone Rogue] ● The Christian Louboutin camp has gone to great legal lengths to stop luxury brands from creating red-soled shoes, and it’s kind of working. While the verdict is still out on the highly publicized lawsuit against YSL, a judge recently ruled in Louboutin’s favor. [The Cut] ● Tavi Gevinson may call herself a Style Rookie, but she’s no business novice. The 15 year old wants full control of her new project so badly that she may be parting ways with Jane Pratt. [WWD]

● When NYFW moved to Lincoln Center, the all-too-familiar “tents” of Bryant Park were quickly abandoned. But thanks to filmmaker James Belzer, their importance will be preserved in his new doc.[Style] ● Here’s a sneak peek at Daphne Guinness’s new wardrobe exhibition, debuting at FIT on September 17. [Oyster] ● Congrats to Michael Kors for marrying his longtime beau Lance LePeer, and cheers to New York for legalizing it. WWD]

Watch Daphne Guinness Dress for Tonight’s Met Gala

With tonight’s Met Costume Institute Gala saluting the genius of Alexander McQueen — festivities include an exhibit entirely devoted to the late designer’s work on view for the first time — we can’t wait to see how McQueen devotees will trick themselves out for the red carpet. In fact, we won’t even have to wait to see what the designer’s longtime friend and muse Daphne Guinness will be wearing: She’ll be dressing for the event inside one of Barney’s shop windows.

Guinness should be heading to the window any minute now (the “performance” is scheduled from sometime between 4 – 6pm), but if you can’t make it to the store, you can still watch the live stream here. And while she may be the only guest that we’re sure to see ahead of time, beloved fashionisto Derek Blasberg has already tweeted some juicy tidbits on who might be wearing what.

(Everything I Do) I Do It For Photography?

My, what a long way the “Summer of ‘69” singer has come. Bryan Adams has now found international success through a different medium, as a photographer. He has shot many famous faces, most recently capturing the ultimate style star, Daphne Guinness, for the cover of the latest Zoo Magazine, which Adams co-owns. The Queen of Couture, heiress Daphne was rumored to have worn some of her own pieces for the shoot. See more of Daphne by Bryan, after the jump.



Tom Ford Designs Real Clothes for Real Women

The private unveiling of Tom Ford’s womenswear collection after a six-year hiatus was definitely the news that generated the biggest buzz this past fashion week. Privileged guests invited to the intimate event were refrained from taking photos and were asked to withhold detailed reviews of each look until the official release. What ultimately wasn’t a secret was the model line-up, which included a range of influential women like Beyoncé, Daphne Guinness, and Lauren Hutton, whom Ford hand-picked and introduced with every garment himself during the presentation. “It’s about individuality. Real clothes, real women. For a fashionable woman aged 25 to 75. That’s why I literally put many of my own muses in the show. I hear them say, ‘God, I can’t find that anywhere!'” Ford tells Vogue in an exclusive interview.

His newly refined viewpoint may be a farewell to his trendier Gucci days. “I don’t think fashion has to change every five minutes. I’d like these to be clothes you can wear for a long time—10, 20 years; pass on to your daughter. Why buy vintage when you can open your own closet!” Looks from this collection are sure to become the investment pieces to covet with their release, possibly in late December, along with the highly-anticipated event photos shot by Terry Richardson. Look for both on the revamped Tom Ford website.

4 Fashion Icons Reanimated as Denim-Clad Zombies

Most people have and love at least one pair of jeans, but here are four fashion icons who would only ‘do’ denim over their dead bodies. Illustrator Jonathan Zawada obliged them.


Donatella Versace Age: 55 Occupation: Chief Designer, Versace

Style Mantra: Versace created a one-off design using recycled denim in celebration of Earth Day, but when it comes to her own personal style, she says, “It’s black slim trousers, a wraparound black top, a leather jacket and heels, always heels.”

Caught Dead Wearing: Complemented by a leather handbag dangling casually from her right humerus, we put Donatella in a midriff- and décolletage-baring denim zip-up over a shredded tank, as well as slim-fi t jeans. Humerus, indeed!


Alber Elbaz Age: 49 Occupation: Artistic Director, Lanvin

Style Mantra: Even though he designed a capsule collection for Acne jeans two years ago, perennial penguin Elbaz told London’s The Observer in 2007, “I always wear a dinner jacket.” Caught Dead Wearing: So we made sure to keep him in one, albeit a dinner jacket made from denim—offset nicely by matching pants and his trademark oversize bow tie.


Daphne Guinness: Age: 43 Occupation: Stout Heiress

Style Mantra: The skunk-haired couturier muse once wrote, half-joking, in a column for The Times of London, “All right, I’m going to Topshop. I’m going to close my eyes and ears, and maybe I should have a stiff drink.” Caught Dead Wearing: Nothing screams ready-to-wear louder than a busted pair of overall cutoffs with a floor-length chambray scarf. Plus, the dangling earring on her right matches the dangling ear on her left.


Valentino Garavani Age: 68 Occupation: Legendary Fashion Designer, Lifelong Tanner

Style Mantra: The sartorial god once described his personal style to us as follows: “In spring and summer, I like light pants with gray, brown or navy jackets. I’m super-classic.” Caught Dead Wearing: With that in mind, we let him keep his tie, but dipped into the casual side of business-casual with thigh-revealing jean shorts and a denim vest accessorized with a smiley-face pin. Viva the dead Valentino!