Daphne Guinness shuns stylists
Daphne Guinness loves not having a stylist.
The fashion muse has worked with countless designer brands over the years, from modelling for the likes of Chanel's Karl Lagerfeld to closing Tom Ford's comeback show in 2011. She's even made it onto the International Best Dressed Hall of Fame, without any outside help in choosing her outfits, and her unique style has contributed to her recording a debut album, Optimist in Black.
“The wardrobe of my life that happens to translate into songs,” she told Vogue. “Occasionally, I borrow the odd piece from Iris (van Herpen). What is great about having my own things is not needing to have a stylist. I wear what I love.”
Daphne is working with music elite, David Bowie's former producer Tony Visconti, on her record, which is a thrill as the fashionista loved the late musician.
On top of preparing for the release of her music, the blonde star has also been busy in Australia with an exhibition for her late designer friend Isabella Blow, who died in 2007. Held at Sydney's Powerhouse Museum, Isabella Blow: A Fashionable Life displays the style star's memorable creations and stand-out ensembles.
Daphne also lost close friend, and fashion icon, Lee Alexander McQueen, to suicide three years after Isabella's death, and both incidents proved difficult to overcome.
“It’s very difficult to be thrown all over the globe, to still be the poster child of fashion suicides,” she told the New York Times, noting she has tried to take a break from the Isabella Blow Foundation which she founded after the designer's death. “I’m glad it’s working out, but I need to live my life, not all my friends’ deaths. Of course I’ll be there if they really need me. But for my own sanity, I have to.”
Isabella Blow: A Fashionable Life, will be displayed at Powerhouse Museum in Sydney, Australia until 28 August (16).