Eccentric fashionista Daphne Guinness has lent her talents to Mac in creating their latest collection of must-have essentials. Speaking to fashionista.com, Daphne said she was inspired to create this collection by “pigeon’s blood” and “how the intricate wings of a butterfly resemble the deepest images of space”. While this may sound somewhat unrelated to an international make-up campaign, it’s quintessential Daphne.
The collection will launch in stores in January, and features nail varnishes, blushes and lip glosses in typically eccentric dulcet tones such as lilacs, blues and violet. This isn’t the socialite’s first foray into the beauty industry however, after having fronted NARS’ 2009 campaign when Francois NARS, who declares Daphne to be his muse, personally requested her.
Renowned for celebrity collaborations, Mac has now embraced high-fashion ‘Couture Princess’ Daphne Guinness as their new spokesmodel. Her nickname, ‘Couture Princess’, stems from the 2008 editorial for Vogue, shot by the renowned Mario Testino. After a major transformation in the early noughties, socialite and heiress Daphne transformed herself into every couture designer’s darling, as she moulded herself into the epitome of high-fashion. After collaborations with Comme des Garcons and Dover Street Market, her status within the style-elite was cemented. As such, an exhibition of her legendary wardrobe in NY’s Fashion Institute of Technology, with over 100 outfits from her wardrobe, was held in September 2011.
Often applauded, often lambasted for her daring couture-inspired style, there is no denying that Daphne Guinness is one-of-a-kind. She reminds me of a more original Lady Gaga. With a novel currently in the works, her revelations about the ‘real’ Daphne Guinness will be nothing short of extraordinary.
Images courtesy of Vogue.co.uk & We Heart It