Daphne Guinness, Round III

Here is Rihanna at the Met Costume Gala.   Forget about her dress and look instead at the stray feathers shed all over the red- carpeted stairs by artist/socialite/muse/adultress Daphne Guinness.

Here’s the Daphster:

Earlier, she got dressed in the window of Barneys New York, in a dramatic performance one can only describe as Nuts.

And here is one of my favorite Daphne moments:

Can anyone explain the subtext of this photo?

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34 Responses to Daphne Guinness, Round III

  1. Dru says:

    Adulteress? She’s been divorced for a decade, Sister. And anyway, I like her Cruella hair and admire anyone with the gumption to walk around with a medieval headdress on top of it.

    As for Rihanna, I wonder how long the hair in that extension would be if the plait was undone? My own hair is past waist-length and even my plaits aren’t that long.

  2. alicia says:

    I guess you haven’t seen the photo of Vanessa Traina, aka Miss Balmaaaaaaannnnnnnnnnnnnn.


  3. regularstarfish says:

    Subtext: She’s trying to be Lady Gaga.

    When I saw Rihanna’s picture, for the first time in my life I actually liked her hair. The color’s still hideous on her though.

  4. littlebadwolf says:

    witches of the world, unite……

  5. littlebadwolf says:

    late, late is the season, and rotten, the shoes…..

    but uncle fester seems happy enough over in his corner of the sofa.

  6. littlebadwolf says:

    i guess we should be thankful that both daphne and hamish aren’t moulting the same week.

  7. Artful Lawyer says:

    I feel so ordinary, no ho’ shoes, no skunk hair…

  8. witches of the world says:

    Kiss the kissers, love the lovers and play the players.

  9. Dru says:

    regularstarfish- I’m pretty sure Gaga is the one trying to be either her or Isabella Blow (more likely the latter).

  10. Lara says:

    Dru – she’s been helping a man cheat on his wife for years.

    That video is ridiculous. Such and “artist”.

  11. “is that a pig I see? Someone get me smelling salts!”

  12. Dru says:

    Lara- can’t say I particularly care about the adultery if it is true, or about affairs between mutually consenting people whom I don’t know.

    Did not get the window dressing ‘performance’, though. What was the point, unless it was to prove it doesn’t take that long to get into a custom McQueen dress?

  13. Stacy says:

    The lack of a coaster in the last photo explains everything.

  14. regularstarfish says:

    Dru – you’re probably right. Luckily, I live in the Middle East so I’m somewhat removed from Gaga culture, save for the occasional screen-printed t-shirt or song on the one English radio station in the country. Thank God for that.

    I get my cultural literacy from Sister.

  15. Winterbird says:

    Miss Havisham waits quietly with Pip and Estella.

  16. Andra says:

    Does Rihanna’s ass (arse) look big in that??
    I am instantly reminded of Bjork’s dead swan outfit when I see Ms Guinness in that ….. I dunno, what the hell would you call it? An outfit, a dress, a costume, a “frock” seems too mundane and a “gown” would , I think, be too grandiose.
    Perhaps, stupid crap covers it.
    Fred Astaire would have hated it….. Ginger was always moulting.

  17. kt says:

    That video of her “dramatically dressing” is too embarrassing to stomach.

  18. Andra says:

    And as for the third photo, the couple on the couch look fairly normal.
    I think they are quite pointedly trying to ignore “the elephant in the corner” and that’s probably a very good idea.

    Apart from that, I don’t know what the fuck the Guinness woman is about. All I know is it’s not normal and should be stopped.

  19. Em says:

    Does anyone else feel slightly embarrassed looking at the last picture? I don’t even know how to articulate how I feel about it. All that comes to mind is “eeeaauuughhh…”

  20. Andra says:

    After looking at Photo 3 again, I believe the thing has been photo-shopped and the divine Daphne has been “dropped from a great height” as it were into what was a perfectly normal British upper-crust house scene with a couple of blase, bored upper-crust human beings watching tennis on the telly or something similar.
    Daphne is not required on board and should be relegated to the dungeons immediately.
    I have also had a look at Hamish and I believe we are related. Hoots mon!!

  21. Ro says:

    When he has company Stephen Jones is known to supply his guests with hats in keeping with their personality, I was trying to think who daphne reminds me of here and I am thinking, Maleficent the evil queen from snow white, anyone?

  22. Ann says:

    EW. Just a ton of EW all over the place, for RiRi, Daphne and that last picture, whatever the hell it is. And in case anyone forgot, EW.

  23. carrie says:

    subtext = ‘the weight of my head, full as it is with a densely cuntish brain, has been lolling about on my twig-like neck *UNASSISTED BY ANYONE for several hours already today. this is madness, i work so hard to drag my demented psyche around everywhere i go while Victoria Beckham, that pig, gets everything handed to her.’

    *yes, i’m referencing her recent jab at Vicki B. regarding the authenticity of Daphne’s work ethic and financing strategy for her ‘projects,’ which she manages to scrap together WITHOUT HELP FROM ANYONE out of matchsticks and elbow grease. what’s that? you mean she’s richer than god and could finance any project she can imagine using the change under her couch cushions? well, i’ve never known of a celebrity to be a self-deluded prick AND an over-indulged moron, so i’d better fact-check that…

  24. carrie says:

    btw, hi sis!!
    i’ve been off the webs for a couple of weeks and i’ve missed you terribly!

  25. Cricket9 says:

    Dru, you have to be able to sit on your hair to have a plait that long. I know, I had one until my mother finally agreed to cut it before I started high school. It was a pain to wash, dry, and I was not allowed any “fancy hairdos”. These were the times…
    Daphne IMO is “mostly harmless”, although her choices in clothing are bizarre. Any outfit with this amount of feathers inevitably reminds me of the Big Bird, and that’s that.

  26. Sandra B says:

    No, Rhianna’s ass/arse does not look big in that. That is what a body part that was designed to be sat on looks like.

  27. E says:

    I’m late to this, but it looks like a nightmare panel for a job interview
    “.. and what do you think you could bring to this position hmm?….”
    I do think Stephen Jones looks like he’s about to construct a barricade with the sofa cushions ….

  28. Brittany says:

    Goddamnit, now I’m mad.
    And I’m getting madder looking at this bitch’s shoes with no heels.

  29. Hell, Daphne just looks like she needs a drink, STAT.

    I think she’s fabulous, but I’ve always been into demented dressing up, especially if it involves an overload of sequins and lace. Also girlfriend works OUT–look at the muscle definition on that arm!

  30. Kate says:

    Did you see this group portrait from the Dochester Fashion Prize?? Did someone say demented??

  31. Sister Wolf says:

    Kate – Oooooh, thank you, that’s a great picture! xo

  32. pandora says:

    just give me a conservative interior, a comfy chair and something good on the telly – avantgarde – forget it

  33. kikie says:

    Love the Daph! she was the very few at the Met Ball who actually dressed in McQueen and in keeping with the theme. I love her aristocratic eccentricity and the fact she is Diana Mitford’s granddaughter.

  34. Odile Lee says:

    I love Daphne. She is hilarious.

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