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In or Out: Daphne Guinness

Socialite, heiress and fashion icon Daphne Guinness attends the launch of NARS 15X15 a project to celebrate 15 years of NARS at Industria Superstudio in New York City.

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You can't say we didn't warn you.

The last time we discussed her, she looked pretty damn fabulous and we loved the McQueen collection when we featured it, but honeys, sometimes the sum is worse than its parts.


Alexander McQueen Spring 2010 Collection [modified shoes]
Model: Kate Somers









In our opinion, you shouldn't go out head to toe in one designer ever, but especially not when it's a designer like Alexander McQueen. You need to edit and interpret, otherwise you'll come across, at best, somewhat lacking in personal style and at worse (like here), looking a little ridiculous. Either the dress or the shoes, darling. Not both.

And to be perfectly honest, while we love the shoes from a design perspective, we can't say they'll ever look good on anyone off a runway or a magazine page.

We love the dress, but combining it with the shoes, the belt (what's up with that?) and the insane Bride of Frankenstein hair and makeup is way too much look for one human being to pull off. OUT.


[Photos: WireImage/Getty Images/Style.com]


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But can we talk about Lady Gaga's head to toe McQueen in her latest video? Because I squealed when I saw it, no joke.


Wow, she's a genuine monstrosity, just a caliber shy of Joyce Wildenstein.


That dress, being so intricate, calls for restraint in the rest of the look. Her makeup, accessories, and hair are all way too much. You're right, she just looks ridiculous. O - U - T.


Oh my God... Oh my God... Maybe this was for Halloween, but two weeks too late?


My friend Phyllis is sitting here reading this post with me and her first reaction was "What's with the Lily Munster Hair?"

OUT


I love the dress and necklace. The shoes are only for the runway, and even there a bit much.
The eye make-up makes her look a little batty.


That's a LOT of Mcqueen. I'd say OUT.


Umm....For once, I find myself rather speechless.

~L


And why'd she cover up the dress with that big stupid belt?


The shoes frighten me. They make her look deformed.


Two words: Edina Monsoon.

That's all.

Too bad there's no video clip attached of her trying to walk in those shoes. Then again, when you're a socialite, you can have your handmaidens carry you here & there.

--GothamTomato


i absolutely love that dress but HATE the way she killed it with that "belt".

the hair/makeup is atrocious.

the shoes are ridic.


Fortunately for the rest if us, it costs a formidable amount of money to look this bad.


Don't know who she is.

But she's scary, freaky, and tried to kill Spiderman.


I can't stop staring at the 3rd picture where it looks like she has an angry tiki head mad at her vagina.


In, but only because she looks like she would totally cut a bitch.


whats with the WWE belt. what stylist did she have to bodyslam for the OK on that? and its covering up the most eye catching part of the dress. and she takes off the cool detail on the shoes. wtf! as if keeping it would make the whole look over the top! haha

im at a loss for words when it comes to the makeup and hair. halloween was two weeks ago babe. you can stop scaring the kids now.


HAHAHAHAHA!

"Laura said...

In, but only because she looks like she would totally cut a bitch."


I LOVED the McQueen collection but you fellas are right - edit.

The whole internet is going nutters over the shoes, mainly in a negative way, but I think that they can be done well when paired with something that's more... sedate.

And frankly - I don't scare easily but this serious of photos is making me feel like calling my mom and having her tell me everythings going to be ok.


Found my voice. This can't possibly be the same woman who was in Vogue Italia! Is this what happens when there's no stylist on hand and she has to dress herself???
I can do nothing but shake my head.

~L


How awful. The shoes look like dog nails off the runway, or at least in her, with that outfit. At theh vey least they are way too tall for that little mini dress. LOVE the necklace, but with a simpler outfit. Love the dress, but why on earth did she add that awful belt? Not even going to talk about the hair. It's not fashion, in any shape or form. How sad that such a gorgeous lady could look so bad in such beautiful clothes.


Daphne Guinness is not just another pretty face.


(Despite her Methuselah looks, according to Wikipedia, she's only 42.)


When you have too much money and nothing else to live for it is called high fashion and the high covers quite a range!


Um, also, she looks about 30-40 years older than her actual age?


bitchybitchybitchy

Oh, honey. That's a whole lot of McQueen, and not in a good way.


Mostly just disturbing. And no, not in the good way :\


Freaky for sure, but I'm McQueen is thrilled.


The dress and shoes are interesting on the runway, but they don't translate into "real life," even for a fashionista.

The severe makeup and hair make her look Wicked-Witch-of-the-West-ish. AND, she looks completely indistinguishable from the person in the previous editorial that TLo commented on.


One word.... YUCK


I'm sorry but nothing else she's wearing - not even this crazy get up - could be as scary as the styling.


I am so afraid of those shoes.


Needs editing. *removes the belt* *dyes her hair one colour* *pulls back on the make up*

It's like every part of her outfit is yelling for attention.


Terrifying. She looks like an alien. Hard to believe this is the same woman as in those pics you posted about.


Californiagirl

Oh so OUT!
But I would have loved watching her walk in those things!

I do rather like the dress on the model.


Phrases like: Age inappropriate... Hot tranny mess... toe-up-from-da-flo-up... Halloween costume contestant... Come to my mind. OUT


She looks like a tranny superhero.


WTFug? Based on the last picture, she is committing one of my fashion pet peeves: DON'T WALK IN HEELS THAT ARE TOO HIGH FOR YOU! It makes you walk like a dinosaur with a suppository up it's ass.

Seriously if she has this much money can't she buy some class/fashion sense.


When I glanced at the photo on the home page, I thought, Yeah! RuPaul's Drag Race is coming back! I'm kinda embarrassed now, both for thinking it and for her.


I kind of thought she looked like a drag queen too, but I didn't want to say it because I thought it was insensitive and an insult to all of the drag queens out there.


Oh. My. God.

She looks so much older than in the Vogue Italia shoot!

And on her feet - well, those look worse than any orthopedic shoes I've ever seen. They're make her look like she has some sort of bizarre prosthetic feet.

The dress itself is actually lovely. But you can't surround it with all that cockamanie styling and have it retain its look.

Another woman who, despite her wealth, apparently failed to invest in a mirror.


I can't believe that's the same woman that was in the Vogue Italia editorial!!! She looks about 70 in these pics!


Honestly, my first reaction was "What a fabulous campy Drag Queen," and I think that was the point of this over the top Banzai outfit.


Jenn said:

Seriously if she has this much money can't she buy some class/fashion sense.

11/13/09 3:14 PM

Or a really good stylist who could have helped her avoid this?


Well, the world needs it's freaks, right?

The belt spoils the dress, I appreciated the shoes on the runway, but they do NOT belong in real life, she needs serious hair & makeup help.


Oh dear!

The dress was interesting. Why did she add that horrible belt? I can't find any words for the shoes. Her hair and makeup do her no favors.

She looks much older than her age.


LMFAO! OMG. OUT!


The belt kills the dress, and like you said TLo, the dress PLUS the shoes is way way too much. Either or (but still not that belt!). It's very much a costume. But her crazy eyes are amusing.


Figures...

One of the few people in fashion who actually has a distinct personal style, who doesn't go to events looking like a clone of everyone else, and she gets ripped apart for it. This is how Daphne dresses more often than not. It's not meant to be taken so dead seriously.

Sometimes I think that the people who comment on this board need to expand their minds a bit. Fashion is more than rigid rules of taste, banal types of beauty, and what Project Runway judges say.


love love LOVE how you cut her hair out of the first shot so that we got the full shock of it with the outfit!

LMAO

The belt. The hair. Oy to the vey, people. Looks pretty deseperate.


Spike - that is a gorgeous dress. But I have to agree with the others - don't try to look runway when you're off it. It just doesn't work.

I don't think there is any excuse for that belt - unique or not.


my first reaction was that she looks like a drag queen (and we've seen better looking drag queens) in a mermaid-turned-human costume.

the shoes look like toe shoes for minnie mouse... awful (and comical) - not, i imagine, and image she was going for...

i actually like the dress on the model, but she really overdid it here. i agree that she needs to lose the belt, the shoes, the two-toned hair and tone down the make-up and it might work....OUT!OUT!OUT!


OH MY GOD OH MY GOD!!!!!!!!! is she a MAN???? he face in the entry picture is so harsh!!

BTW, the model of the dress had either died a couple of days before or was about to. Horrid legs!


bitch took those killer mcqueen pieces from fierce to farce REAL quick.


In, IN! A thousand times IN!


Granny Tranny. That is all.

BookieBookie


Immediately below the center of the belt, the fabric makes a pattern that, in these pictures, looks like an angry alien.

Which is funny, because the woman wearing this resembles exactly that. An angry alien.


I adore Daphne Guinness. Love her crazy hair, her fashion courage, her aristocratic Mitford genes, everything. But those shoes (and all of their ilk) should be thrown on a bonfire by a mob of screaming women as an abomination.


I'm sorry, off the runway, on the runway, either place, those shoes look like hoofs. Sorry, Spike, but there is a difference between having a "distinct personal style" and just looking crazy. Even just little things would have made this ok, no belt, less eye makeup, one hair color, etc. OUT!


I adored that dress...notice I used past tense.

Hoof feet? Not so much. I guess Grandpa was right all along when he said that there are more horses asses in this world than there are horses.

MWAH!
G <3


Clearly, she's been photographed on set, where she's portraying Lily Munster -- in one of her past lives -- as an Aztec princess. What else would she be wearing?


For a minute I thought that was SJP.

Screams FASHION VICTIM.


So stunned that someone chose to look like this when it wasn't for a costume party. The dress could have been In, but TLo is right, the sum total of elements is murderous.

Out, out, damn Daphne!

The stain will never come off my brain.


Did she show her ID at all? Because, honestly, these photos do NOT reflect a woman in her early 40s. This is either another, much older, crazy woman, or a crazy/high (older) man in a crazy dress and crazier shoes (I, too, worry about insulting drag queens with a comparison). Or both (see: Granny Tranny). It just ain't right.


Wow, what marvels come out of photoshop! She looked striking in the editorial, and here, she looks old and desperate. Never would have guessed it was the same person.


Wow those shows are bad.


I would LOVE to see video of her trying to walk in those horse shoes! For a 42 year old woman, she looks about 70. Hideous, from head to toe.

warmheartedgirl in seattle


Forget the outfit (I'm going to try to at least); the makeup and the hair is what's making her look drag-queenish. Seriously, on first glance I actually thought she was, til I read the name. And not even a particularly good one.


Yes, Daphne, you can be too rich and too thin. (Too rich when it allows you to buy that messed up outfit).

And that model Kate Somers is, if possible, even thinner. Honey, your knees shouldn't be the widest part of your legs.


Wait, she's 42?!! I completely thought the tranny mess was a pulled, plucked, plasticized, botoxed, over 70 year old.

Truthfully, my chubby jeans and sweatshirt (with cats on it!) wearing 62 year old mother looks better.


Those shoes are so aggressively ugly I just can't get my head around them. I do love her though...


The person who took these photos is very brave.


What. The. Flippityflop?!?!? I can't believe she's only 42. Plus her head looks like it's been photoshopped onto a body. This is beyond ridiculous!


I can't believe that's the same woman! She looks 25 years older here.

And the whole look is kinda like a humanoid alien that the Shat woulda hit on the original Star Trek...


My eyes!


Damion and Carrie, hide you mothers make up.


Uh, what?

I—

I—

OH MY GOD.

RUN AWAY! RUN AWAY! RUN AWAY!


This is where I, as a fashion know-little, am speechless.

First - I cannot believe this is the same woman in the Vogue Italia spread. I guess they have the Photoshop edit on HIGH if this is what the ef she looks like for reals, huh?

Second - I know that fashion, like art, is subjective. But for the life of me, I cannot believe that she took a look in the mirror before she walked out the door and said DAYUM, I LOOK GOOD.

Daddies - thanks for the posting. If nothing else, this certainly beats the HELL out of any of the PR crap that was on TV last night.


LOLOLOLOLOL-OUT-LOLOLOLOLOL!


OMG

And those shoes really seem to shorten her legs.


Wait -- is this one of those characters from "Avatar?" Like maybe the angry grandma?


my eyes, my eyes....out damn spot, out.


"Based on the last picture, she is committing one of my fashion pet peeves: DON'T WALK IN HEELS THAT ARE TOO HIGH FOR YOU! It makes you walk like a dinosaur with a suppository up it's ass."

An excellent comparison, Jenn! I know exactly the unfortunate posture to which you refer!


Just because it is a NARS event doesn't mean you have to wear every item of makeup they sell.

It's already been said, but that belt ruins the beautiful pattern of the dress.


I swear that's the guy from Ru Paul's Drag Race!!! that is NOT a woman. No.


Oops...I missed the warning label. My eyes!!!

I don't know who this lady is, must Google. Shouldn't you not wear ridiculous stuff after a certain age? Or is it just me? Maybe she's younger than she looks, but Gawd. Think of the small developing nations that could have benefitted from the scratch spent on that get-up.


T&Lo said:
"sometimes the sum is worse than its parts"
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Oh, so yes.

I give her credit. On the runway, I wondered who could pull off that dress, or, despite its fabulous color, would want to.

And she convinces me that it would be absolutely adorable - with different shoes, belt, collar and hair.

And I can't figure it out - is the makeup aging her? (I thought she was about 40) Or is her surgery fabulous - because in some of those shots her face looks like a fabulously well preserved 55+


substitute "looking a little ridiculous" with "looking extremely freakish"

this outfit and THE SHOES THE SHOES are disgusting. It literally makes my stomach ache to look at her. I'm not kidding.


I love McQueen, and I usually love Daphne, but Why on Earth did she put that belt on to cover all of the print??? The print was half the point of the collection.

And yeah, the shoes. No. Runway=impact. In real life they just look bad.


Jeez, even the Visitors are more subtle than that.


The belt ruins it.


OH MY GOD


I'm all for the crazy, pushing the envelope... but that is not aesthetically pleasing.


I love the dress the way it was... without the belt. Or the hair.

The shoes as they appeared on the runway, with the gold honeycomb design, looked better. Not wearable, necessarily, but better.

Without the decoration, it makes her feet look like they belong in a Dali painting.


Frightening.


The whole outfit made her look very short, also, it doesn't help that she's what? 90 pounds?


http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_QKwwR3v3bcA/SdLqLkSF-oI/AAAAAAAADkE/vcweo9UT19A/s1600-h/Daphne+Guinness+33-29-2009+8-51-26+PM.png

The real-life version, apparently.


Her feet look like they are on backwards.


Just for comparison's sake—Nina is 44.


Does the hair make anyone else think she's wearing a giant backwards baseball cap?


I don't care what designer she wore them with, those shoes would be appalling.


Theresa
11/13/09 5:23 PM

Her feet look like they are on backwards.


I literally laughed out loud. So true!


honesty.not.pc

HOLY SHIT WHAT IS THAT??????

Is that a human being? I seriously gasped when I scrolled down even with the warning...it is like watching crime scene photos. Somethings you just can't unsee.


She'd have looked better dressed as a pint of Guinness than this.


I give her points for trying something new.

But everybody around her should be fired for not having the guts to stop her dead in her tracks before she exited her front door.

It's not clear exactly what she's trying to achieve here, but as an outfit this is a huge miss.

OUT.


OMG...the glaring look she has on her face scares me. Is it because she is pissed her stylist put her in that outfit? Or is someone holding a turkey leg behind the camera and she is starving?


Evil space queen. I kinda love it.

Except that style of shoes will always say "foot-binding" to me.


I don't know. I feel like it's so Out that it's kicked Out's ass and so is In.


I'm going to have nightmares tonight.


TLo said:

[H]oneys, sometimes the sum is worse than its parts.

This should be etched above the door frame of the Project Runway workroom.

Classic!


I just had to know more about who this woman was and why she's viewed as such a fashion icon, so I googled her. I have to say, she IS strikingly beautiful - especially when she's not scowling - in a slightly emaciated, really needs to eat a cookie sort of way. And it seems like she generally has so much taste, and still manages to convey her very unique sense of style in many of the other photos I've seen her in.

I think this time it was just a massive FAIL.

http://www.wmagazine.com/society/2009/03/daphne_guinness_ss#slide=1

P.S. The belt she's wearing with the McQueen dress is one if her armor-inspored belts seen in one of the pictures below.

http://lbosquejo.blogspot.com/2008/08/armor-of-daphne-guinness.html


Wow, I just had a new eye test and ordered glasses. I recommend she do the same.


Thanks TLo for the video post.

Lady Gaga is fabulousity personified.


i'm not dorothy gale

When I saw the first photo - and didn't read the name - I thought "What the HELL happened to Ann Margret?"


"You need to edit and interpret, otherwise you'll come across, at best, somewhat lacking in personal style and at worse (like here), looking a little ridiculous."

Though I don't think you could wear those shoes under any circumstances without looking ridiculous. Kinda goes with the territory. But I agree they're fabulous to look at as . . . well, as things to look at. Not as actual items to put on your feet and walk around in.


Okay, after looking at marlono's link I've decided I really like Daphne Guinness, angry alien crotch and all. If I were obscenely wealthy and skinny, I might be tempted to dress like that myself. Good on her for flying her freak flag.


GT said, "Two words: Edina Monsoon."

Ha! PERFECT!


she looks like a centaur... not something I'd wish to replicate!!
Can you say "FASHION VICTIM"???


It's even too much for Lady GaGa. OUT


when i first saw the close-up, and the top of the first photo, I thought: WOW, who is this old lady wearing McQueen? Mutton dressed as insane lamb!

and then I went to the Vogue Italia photos, and gasped again. Because this is obviously a young, attractive woman.

the McQueen ensemble is a disastrophe.

The shoes are horrifying but also freakishly compelling - they remind me of ballerina's toe shoes, en point. which is kind of neat, but also kind of terrifying.


I kind of love her for bringing the crazy so fearlessly.

I once read on the website, "A Dress A Day," the blogger's opinion that "pretty is not the rent you pay for occupying a space marked female."

The Dress A Day blogger was challenging the "requirement" that we must always, all of us, strice to dress in a way that "flatters" our figures (i.e., slenderizes us). She wanted to present the option of dressing not to attract, but to express, or experience something in yourself -- even if it's not "pretty."

Where would we be without McQueen -- or Chris March? Even if they're always not pretty? -victoria


The truly frightening thing here is that her hair is ALWAYS dyed this way.

And make-up this way is not uncommon for her.


I'm a bit late to this party. I'm assuming this is the beer company heiress, right?

Anyway, the dress is fine. She needed to lose the belt. If you're going to wear something that wild, I think you need to do something interesting with your hair. So her hair is fine to me.

The shoes would have been better with those hexagonal thingies, which would have added some texture and made her feet seem less hoof-like.

Even her make-up, while severe, is communicating an overall look. Without the nasty belt, she would look better than the emaciated runway model.

But I bet nobody talked to her all evening because that get-up screams, "I'M UNAPPROACHABLE!"

Perhaps she was trying to avoid people because she couldn't get an H1N1 vaccine.


I wonder if that's where Lady Gaga gets her inspiration.


There is a great documentary on haute couture that shows on the Sundance channel every now and then (I'm too lazy to go look it up, but search around and you may find it online). Daphne is featured in it, showing some of her own clothes as well as attending fashion shows (front row only, my dear) and other events. Just in case you think it's all photoshopped in the other layout -- she's striking when she's actually moving too, moreso, really, I think. That Italia spread could have been anybody -- the personality felt sucked out of it.


"sometimes the sum is worse than its parts."

I'm putting that on my fridge.


Okay, the documentary is on YouTube, but the quality is awful. But at least you can see what to look for elsewhere: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FZ2lttwmf34


I actually flinched when I saw the shoes. It's not that they're so ugly: It's that with the flesh color, they look not like shoes, but like hideously deformed feet.


I agree with others here - the dress is stunning but you MUST keep everything else simple and restrained to pull it off.

As for the cloven hooves - hideous.


She looks like a lunatic. The dress is kind of amazing, but I could never get behind those shoes, on or off the runway. And her styling is just ridiculous and silly.
OUT!


Oh yeah, it's hideous, but that collar/neckpiece is gorgeous.


Her shoes are horrible they make her feet look like giant penises, OUT


Really, REALLY thought she was a drag queen. A scary one. Wow.


Initially I thought omg! in a negative way, but the longer I look at her the more impress I become. I think she knew many would see her as falling off the edge as oppose to pushing it but, I actually get it. McQueen is the best.


pitiful


She's a socialite, heiress and fashion icon and she's STILL begging for attention?


Those shoes are disgusting. They make her look like she's got some kind of growth on the end of her legs, and it's not feet.


Oh. How sad.


God, I had a flashback to David Bowie on the cover of "Alladin Sane". Those shoes, btw, are nauseating.


I like Daphne Guiness, but here all I can think is the great Brit expression "she's a try-hard."

Sadness all around.

(and, is she ill?)


Sorry Boys, I have to disagree. Those shoes are freaky ugly devices of torture on any human body - male or female.


EEK!!

I'm permanently scarred for life.


Okay. I'm over my initial gestalt. Have to give the lady props... I like to believe that Daphne Guiness is self-aware enough to understand what sort of spectacle she is creating. I do wish she didn't opt for make-up that makes her look like Terence Stamp in "Priscilla"...

Score for Alexander McQueen! Two head-to-toe hardcore devotees on display in one week!


marlono said: I just had to know more about who this woman was and why she's viewed as such a fashion icon, so I googled her. I have to say, she IS strikingly beautiful - especially when she's not scowling - in a slightly emaciated, really needs to eat a cookie sort of way. And it seems like she generally has so much taste, and still manages to convey her very unique sense of style in many of the other photos I've seen her in.

I think this time it was just a massive FAIL.

http://www.wmagazine.com/society/2009/03/daphne_guinness_ss#slide=1

P.S. The belt she's wearing with the McQueen dress is one if her armor-inspored belts seen in one of the pictures below.

http://lbosquejo.blogspot.com/2008/08/armor-of-daphne-guinness.html


Thanks for that link, and to Anonymous @ 5:21 for posting a link. She is strikingly beautiful. But this shit? Scary. Even just losing the shoes would make it a lot less scary.


She looks heinous in that and old. My 1st thought looking at her was that the outfit was way too young for someone in their mid 50's (wikipedia says shes 43)

My 2nd thought was that she was competing in a Phyllis Diller on Acid look alike contest.

Just bad.


Compound Fracture waiting to happen = those shoes.

And the photo showing her whole body reminds me of the photo of Rachel(?) what's her name (dressed like a blade of wheat) at Heidi's halloween party. Another tiny, frail woman with a head three sizes to large.


I've never heard of this woman but she has guts to wear all that.

The necklace part is magnificent! That would have been fantastic with everything else being very simple and understated.

The whole thing put together with the shoes and styling is just way over the top. It a Halloween costume, and not a good one at that...


Linda from Chicago

I think this person looks ridiculous. I also think the shoes are ridiculous in and of themselves, on or off the runway.

You really can't compete with horses when it comes to hooves (of which these shoes seem to be an ugly, synthetic version). For gorgeous hooves, take a look at Zenyatta or Rachel Alexandra, champion thoroughbred girls who know how to wear the classy, classic color dark bay and toss their manes around.


Linda from Chicago, I LOVE your comment about Rachel Alexandra and Zenyatta. Now THOSE bitches are fashion (and horse racing) icons! Horse hooves are actually quite small and sleek, not huge, clomping deformities. These horrific shoes put the Budweiser Clydesdales to shame.

This woman is a fashion ICON? I'll take Lady Gaga (and I'm not a fan)--she wears it with style and a sense of humor.

When you've got a shitload of money, there is no excuse for looking this bad.

OUT


Horrid, absolutely horrid.

How much cash does it take to be this much of a fashion victim? Just curious.


Two words: Bratz Doll


Chiming in quite late, but.....

***********************
Gotham Tomato said....
"Two words: Edina Monsoon."

***********************

...I beg to differ.


Seriously though, I cannot believe she's forty-two years old. My lord --- if that's what wealth does to you --- I'll stick with poverty for a while. Sorry, Daphne, but you're definitely "out."


- edina -


Is it just me or does she in several of these pictures look like a 50+ year old woman?


It looks like she bathes in the blood of 300 virgins daily to keep from aging -- but half of them were lying.


Is Julie Taymor doing a new musical about demonic horses in space? If not, there is no reason whatsoever for this outfit.


Okay, I get that she has more money than God, but seriously? WHERE ARE HER F-ING FRIENDS?!?! Who the hell let her leave the house looking like that? Someone dear to her owed her a slap to the face to knock some damn sense into her.
I like the dress, I like the necklace, I like the belt - JUST NOT ALL TOGETHER! Edit, sweet girl. Edit.


*HATE* those shoes! And she has batshit crazy eyes...OUT.


She still has a cheese-grated face.


I know this is an event for NARS, but that's about five layers of too much makeup. It ages her about twenty years.

The entire ensemble is just inappropriate for the event anyway. It should've been impeccable makeup with perhaps a classic dress. This outfit is too much flash and a desperate cry for attention. Not to mention unoriginal with the head to toe McQueen. The hair just leaves me speechless.


Out, demode, dated and demented!


No No No you guys have it all wrong.

Daphne Guiness is ALWAYS in!! I am completely obsessed with her, clearly. Yes, she looks weird but don't you think she knows that? She is rocking the weirdness.

LOVE HER


My initial reaction was O.U.T. but now I kind of love it. Miss Guinness looks as though she is having the best time, and if you can't dress however the hell you want when you've got that much beauty, money and clout, well, when can you?

Personally I just wish a quarter if this moxie had been on show on PR this season.

I can't say I love the shoes, but if they were my size (doubtful) I'd ask Daphne if I could try them on.


She's had an interesting past, is absolutely loaded.....been privileged to boot rubbing shoulders with all sorts of amazing people.....but I'm afraid anon.....that she has...dare I say it....

Committed a fashion crime here.

This look is hideous. Just because she's who she is does not mean she's in.

A beautiful woman lurks under there, instead she looks like she's just been dug up!


Lily Munster comes to mind.Once again when I see the shoes this season all I can say is.....WTF???!!!!!!


One of the dangers of being very rich is that one can hire assistants who have a vested interest in being agreeable and complimentary. Poor thing actually believed all those sycophants and the resultant look is riDICulous!


To me, Daphne Guinness is like Lady Gaga. She can do no wrong.


The dress is fine- whatever floats her boat.

The shoes are ugly and a major safety hazard.


No joke, I thought she must be like 60 years old until I read some of the comments.


Linda from Chicago "For gorgeous hooves, take a look at Zenyatta or Rachel Alexandra, champion thoroughbred girls who know how to wear the classy, classic color dark bay and toss their manes around."

HAHAHAHAH
gawd I love this blog and all the comments.


DAMN I love that dress.

Sorry. Anyway, 100% agreed. If I were her I would offer a more sensible 4" pair rather than 10" hoof feet. But to be completely honest, I think the hair and makeup are the worst offenses here.


Oh, Diana Mitford Guiness Mosely's great-granddaughter, that makes some sort of sense historically, as Lord Redesdale's get had a strong line of pure and persistant crazy. This also means she's a shirt tail relation to Chaka Forman, who is Diana's sister Jessica Mitford's grandson.

Given that, it's probably just as well she's merely wearing too much Alexander McQueen and not fomenting rebellion one way or the other.


Oh and I just have to say, I'm stoked to see these shoes around. Really! I find them really visually interesting.

Although if you're going to go full batshit crazy hoof shoe you should get the fucking diamond-encrusted one. I'm afraid a plain nude hoof ≠ subtle leg-lengthening.


Holy Jesus! She looks absolutely certifiable.
Does she not have one real friend in the world who would tell her no, no, no?


Shelly said...
It looks like she bathes in the blood of 300 virgins daily to keep from aging -- but half of them were lying.


ROFLMAO seriously. I so needed a big laugh today. thanks. : )


It's so far out it's gone all the way around again and is totally IN.


To those suggesting that she should have removed at least one element of the outfit I'll simply say this. Take away the dramatic makeup, two-tone hair or insane shoes and the outfit simply wouldn't be a Daphne Guiness outfit.

All of those things are her signatures, they're part of what define her image. And keep in mind that when someone dresses to express themselves rather than to be "stylish", they probably couldn't care less if they're in, out, too much, too crazy, too dramatic etc. Whether or not the outfit is to your taste there's no denying that it takes a certain confidence and flair to wear anything like it.


Spike said...
And keep in mind that when someone dresses to express themselves rather than to be "stylish", they probably couldn't care less if they're in, out, too much, too crazy, too dramatic etc.


I fail to see how wearing one designer head to toe is "stylish" or an example of someone "express[ing] themselves." Quite the opposite, actually. It doesn't say "stylish," it says "slave to fashion."


Although I agree with everyone that the belt is detracting from the look, I have to say I am kinda loving this. At least it's not boring!

This is what celebrities are for, in my book.

I will cop to loving the shoes, but only with the original thingies on them. Maybe that makes me batshit crazy as well.


I love her but that is a bit too much.


Looks a little haggy, draggy, old baggy. Which is totally a shame. Love the dress on it's own, the "belt" hides a good deal of the interest in it and cheapens the hell out of it.
And WHY would anyone have the shoes modified in that way? I love the original, the honeycombs, the shape, I have a case of shoe want with them but they look like an not so well put together movie prop in the modified version.
Love McQueen, every piece was decimated here though! Don't do it head to toe, but even less if you're going to violate the pieces.
...I do (maybe shamefully) like the hair though.


In fashion some days you are in and some days you are OUT! Like out the back door.


Is this even the same woman from the Vogue spread? Horrific. Especially the shoes, although I struggle to think of ANY outfit that would make those things look right.


These photos justify eliminating any tax loopholes for the rich.


The severe makeup and hair make her look Wicked-Witch-of-the-West-ish.

I believe you have just insulted Margaret Hamilton.


IN, love it


Gurl with a Curl

Holy shit, she looks like a completely different woman than the one in Vogue Italia. Here she looks like an insane and extremely plasticized 70 year old, not a gorgeous woman in her early 40's. Part of it is that I actually think she looks younger and more beautiful with dark hair, a lot of it is the makeup, and those shoes...ick. The dress is fantastic and she could have pulled it off with more natural makeup, softer hair, different shoes, and no belt. Also, this may be an issue of personal taste, but she looks so thin and breakable.


antares
11/13/09 4:19 PM

I can't believe that's the same woman! She looks 25 years older here.

And the whole look is kinda like a humanoid alien that the Shat woulda hit on the original Star Trek...

Oh c'mon, the hotties Kirk went for had taste; what little they did wear was pretty fabulous (I personally coveted several of Elaan of Troyius' outfits).
This, on the other hand, is the unfortunate result of a botched genetic fashion experiment.


The hair is pretty typical for Ms. Guiness.

Her shoes remind me of the early artificial acrylic nails of the 90s: thick, long, eyecatching, and, well, useless.

Being that this is a NARS party, the color and extreme is expected, it is a cosmetic line after all.

I'd love to read Ms. Guiness' take on her ideas behind the pieces.

K


She is a socialite not a celebrity.
Comparing her to Lady Gaga is apples to oranges.
Gaga had talent and panache, this woman just has money... which she obviously doesn't know how to spend.


The Other Christina

She went to a NARS event looking like that?? I hope that it wasn't a NARS MA who did her makeup. It's horrible.


OMG! OUT!

She turned herself into a joke.


Wow - I don't know who this woman is but this outfit made me laugh out loud. The dress would be fine without the collar and belt, but I am sorry, those shoes are the most horrible I have ever seen! Hair/makeup, silly.

It looks like she is at a costume party.


S...C...A...R...Y!!!!! Makes me wonder if she owns a full-length mirror.


And those shoes look like Bedlington terrier snouts.


TLo said: We love the dress, but combining it with the shoes, the belt (what's up with that?) and the insane Bride of Frankenstein hair and makeup is way too much look for one human being to pull off. OUT.

AMEN, Sisters.

Shari


So batshit crazy I almost like it, but purely in a "thank you for being an insane woman" way. Wow. And the belt? WTF? Could she possibly have looked at herself in the mirror and thought, "Hmmm...this outfit is missing something..."??


She looks like an Alien.


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