Daphne Guinness has been ordered to pay her neighbors substantial damages.
A New York judge has ruled the fashion designer responsible for flooding Karim and Tina Samii's $8 million apartment - located below her own property in the former Stanhope Hotel in Manhattan - after allowing her bath water to overflow on three separate occasions.
"All I have ever wanted is to make amends and make this right. I've always been happy to pay for their damage, and have already been doing so. I would never intentionally flood their apartment. I by no means want to be a bad neighbor. I have totally waterproofed the place and now it is the safest apartment in New York," the style icon told The New York Post.
Justice Richard Braun rejected her neighbors' bid to secure $1 million in damages amid claims they felt "terrorized" and suffered "emotional distress" at the hands of the socialite. Their bid to secure a court order to prevent her from ever bathing in her property again was also denied.
Nars is to launch a new range of color cosmetics inspired by Andy Warhol.
The limited edition collection, entitled Nars Andy Warhol, will be created by founder Francois Nars under license with The Andy Warhol Foundation, and it is said to evoke the cool, image-rich, character-laden world of the late commercial illustrator.
The project will be launched in the US in October and other parts of the world in November and is thought to be the make-up brand's largest strategic collaboration so far.
The company has previously worked with fashion muse Daphne Guinness on a campaign - which saw her wearing a purple eyeshadow inspired by and named after her - citing her as the brand's ideal ambassador.
"She fits the image of the brand so well. She's very creative and elegant and is a chameleon. And she really loves make-up - the whole process of it. Any makeup artist dreams of having someone like that as a muse," Francois said of her.
Daphne Guinness is auctioning off her clothes for charity.
The fashion designer will sell a range of "exceptional designs" through auction house Christie's on June 27 to raise money for the Isabella Blow Foundation, a new charity set up by the heiress to help support young art and fashion talent.
Isabella was an English magazine editor and the muse of hat designer Philip Treacy. She is credited with discovering models Stella Tennant and Sophie Dahl as well as fashion designer Alexander McQueen but committed suicide in 2007.
"We are delighted to be offering the fashion world this incredible one-off opportunity to buy some of the most iconic and cutting-edge haute couture of the early 21st Century, owned and worn by Daphne Guinness. Not only will the auction comprise exceptional designs by the likes of McQueen, Chanel, Balenciaga and others, but it will also aptly benefit and shape the designers of the future. Christie's is very proud to be able to play a part in helping Daphne to achieve her forward-looking and charitable aim," said Christie's fashion director Pat Frost.
-- With her trademark red lips, it's about time a cosmetic company snatched Gwen Stefani up as their celebrity spokesperson! The singer-turned-fashion designer signed a contract with L'Oreal Paris; her full commercial will air during the Golden Globes.
-- Speaking of lips, Lindsay Lohan was spotted at the gym again (better there than at alcohol-infested locations), only this time her mouth looked detachable. I wonder if she's taking cues from her friend Kim Kardashian and blaming it on the flu...
-- Proenza Schouler released their second ever ad campaign. They're like the Givenchy ads, but with a splash of color. Thoughts?
-- If you're the least bit in love with fashion and you live in London, you ought to see Daphne Guinness speak at the Royal Academy on the 27th of the month. There's no other lecture on earth that could be greater than the psychology of clothes: "I once read an article in which a psychologist explained that, when we say we 'have nothing to wear,' it really means that we have nothing that expresses who we want to be that day," said the RA events and lectures manager Dr. Alison Bracker.
A sneak peek from Emily Blunt in Harper's Bazaar and full-length images at Vogue are simply not enough when it comes to viewing Tom Ford's Spring/Summer 2011 womenswear collection. Thankfully, the designer does have a heart enough to offer fashion hungry fans a video of his line's private show.
In the video, a handful of fashion editors stare in awe and amazement at the collection, which was modeled by an interesting mix of celebrities and models -- from Daphne Guinness and Lauren Hutton to Beyonce and Julianne Moore. Set to model Karen Elson's song, "Pretty Babies," the video's cuts flash (unfortunately) as frequently as Terry Richardson's camera. They may be quick looks of the designs, but it's definitely better than nothing!
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"So much spirit and freedom of experimentation died in the ’80s. It started with AIDS; AIDS wiped all that out. And so many of the people who would understand what I’m doing are dead now. Still, even though I am not trained at this, I try to find new ways of expressing myself and to use whatever it is I have creatively. I am not an eccentric, and I am not some sort of multitrillionaire just interested in buying clothes... What drives me now is the idea of something being against the world. I’m an artist, I suppose."
-- International muse Daphne Guinness on what she truly is.
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“I like to experiment with different fabrics and see what happens. There’s one fabric I’ve been looking for for five years. It’s like an LCD screen, but it’s supple. You’d be able to play the movie Sunset Boulevard on your T-shirt. The military has the first option on it. I keep asking them, ‘Can’t you just give me a little bit?’”
- Heiress, fashion muse, and couture collector Daphne Guinness on the one thing she cannot have… yet!
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—Fashion photographers Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin recently shot Daria Werbowy for Yves Saint Laurent. The pair explain the appeal of women like her and Raquel Zimmerman: they’re—gasp—women.
—Megan Fox impresses her boss Giorgio by wearing an Armani Prive dress for her wedding in Hawaii. The gown had a 16ft train and was surprisingly neither black nor red and was rather conservative compared to her usual red carpet fare.
—Karl Lagerfeld was seen strolling around Paris with Gossip Girl star Blake Lively, sparking rumors that the designer is to appear on the show. He is after
commercial domination, after all…
—Muse and couture collector Daphne Guinness was spotted hopping onto a motorcycle as she left Chanel’s couture fashion show yesterday. Yes, she wore shorts under her lavish, sparkling gown. Are you surprised?
—David Sims photographs Freja Beha Erichsen, Monika Jagaciak and Tati Cotliar for the Valentino Fall 2010 campaign. Continuing with the black-and-white trend, the women also tend to shed more clothes than usual in the series.
Daphne Guinness is the new face of Nars cosmetics.
The style icon - who recently modeled in Naomi Campbell’s Fashion For Relief show to raise money for those affected by the Haiti earthquake disaster - has been selected by her friend Francois Nars to front the new campaign for the company, as he thought she was the perfect ambassador.
“She fits the image of the brand so well. She’s very creative and elegant and is a chameleon. And she really loves make-up - the whole process of it. Any makeup artist dreams of having someone like that as a muse.”
The auction of the late Isabella Blow’s wardrobe has been cancelled after Daphne Guinness bought everything.
The event had been due to take place at London auction house Christie’s in September, with the fashion icon’s stunning collection of clothes - including over 90 outfits by the late Alexander McQueen, 50 hats by Philip Treacy and many beautiful Manolo Blahnik shoes - all going under the hammer.
Art and fashion collector Guinness, however, has now snapped up every item in a private sale but aims to keep the collection intact.
“It’s Issy - it’s her DNA - it should not be scattered to the four winds. I want it to remain as a monument.”
“The reaction to news of the Isabella Blow collection has been a tribute to the dedication and style of a true fashion muse. The executors are delighted that their sister’s estate can now be settled, and are very confident the collection has found the perfect home,” said Patricia Frost, Christie’s director of vintage fashion and textiles.
The planned auction had been organized by Blow’s sisters and was also set to include portraits of Blow by photographer Mario Testino and Karl Lagerfeld.
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