The Good Witch, Daphne Guinness
Daphne Guinness — an heir to the Irish stout empire and ex wife of a Greek shipping tycoon — turned two years over forty, yesterday, a Scorpio broad, the sign known for mystery and smoldering sex. Named initially after a Greek nymph –Daphne Suzannah Diana Joan Guinness — she’s tried her hand at making perfumes, often culled from masculine colognes topped with hints of amber and musk. She buys couture, everything from Valentino to Chanel to Christian Dior because as she states, she can afford it; she admires the craftswomen, a dying breed who weave lace in Paris; and quote, “I am lucky enough to be sample size.” She wears leather and metallic leggings and shoes of equal armored effect. But the cherry on the cake,or the “piece de la resistance” to Ms. Guinness’ style seems to be her white and black streaked hair. She corrects interviewers. “It’s actually white blonde with streaks of dark brown.”
Still, nobody seems to recognize the genesis of Ms. Guinness style. She was not the first to adore luxurious custom dresses, signature white fur or feathered jackets or MOST RELEVANTLY to don white hair with dark skunked streaks. Ms. Guinness’ obvious influence rests in Cruella Deville, that villianess from 101 Dalmations! Ms. Deville proved such a die -hard fashionista that she wanted to skin a whole litter of dalmation puppies.
There’s no denying the connection between these two, especially now marking Daphne’s birthday, we must give credit where it’s due. But, Daphne Guinness is known to be a jolly creative spirit. She’s good for the industry and she sold her clothes to help women in third world countries. So, kick it up, Ms. Guinness! To quote her on style,she says: “I think you do have a more fun life if you wear beautiful clothes. There is a certain joy in it; dressing well is an art and it shows respect to be neatly turned out.”
The Bad Witch, Cruella…another skunked fashionista