Waaay back in 2010 we fell for Daphne Guinness in a mayjah way after we caught sight of her (in the very distance, but still…), at the fashion fringe round table discussion with Nick Knight, Amanda Harlech, John Galliano and Colin McDowell. As she perched there in her McQueen shift dress we just knew we could be best fashion friends. At almost the same time it so happened that we heard that make-up hero, Francois Nars, had signed the lovely lady as the face of the brand’s A/W'10 ad campaign; 'I love Daphne — she has incredible style,' Nars told WWD. 'She fits the image of the brand so well. She’s very creative and elegant and is a chameleon. And she really loves makeup. In turn Daphne, a long term friend of the make-up maestro added 'It’s kind of strange in life where you meet someone and you get their vision, they get you — it just felt right.' The best bit from the incredible collection turned out to be the single royal purple eye shadow named, (naturally) "Daphne."
Back to September 2011 and news just in suggests the lovely Miss Guinness is in a collaborative mood again, this time working on a colour collection with backstage makeup heroes MAC Cosmetics. The shades are rumoured to be made up of rich, seasonal hues and will land on US shores on Dec. 26 before rolling out internationally in January. We’re excited but what will Francois think? Plus what would you like to see that would set this collection apart from others?
- Rose Beer