Heiress Daphne Guinness is my number one fashion icon. She wears mostly black or white couture (that she actually pays for, unlike most celebrities who borrow), along with the most incredible sky-high heels, jewelry, and accessories. She's a fascinating English eccentric with over-the-top style, beautiful photographs, and crazy interviews I can't get enough of. Ms. Guinness seems she'd be interesting to hang out with, or at least shop with. Check out this article she wrote a few years ago on bargain shopping in NYC. She's also mentioned her Sephora addiction in a few interviews.
Turns out I'm not the only one inspired by Daphne Guinness. François Nars chose her to be the face of several ad campaigns and created an eyeshadow for her, appropriately titled Daphne. It's a gorgeous deep rich violet shade, and after attempting to create my own version, I finally decided to treat myself and buy the real deal.
And oh, it was WORTH it. When applied without primer, the color is sheer yet still vivid, and appears as more of a reddish purple than blue-based. It's really lovely. When applied over an eyeshadow primer, the colors looks exactly as it appears in the pan. I also experimented with applying it as eyeliner and that look was gorgeous as well. I can't wait to experiment more and try it out in different looks, like Daphne's ad in the top picture. It's a perfect versatile color and I'm so happy I finally bought it!