Heiress Daphne Guinness lives on Ensure & Red Bull: ‘I’ll eat when I’m dead’

I’ve never really heard of this woman Daphne Guinness, but she’s the heir to the Guinness beer empire and an eccentric who frequents the fashion world. 43 year-old Guinness was close to the late designer Alexander McQueen and is known for her creative fashion. There’s a new profile of her in The New Yorker, and Radar has some eyebrow-raising excerpts. When offered lunch during a photo shoot for the magazine, Guinness spatted “I’ll eat when I’m dead!” That shouldn’t crack me up as much as it did. Here’s more:

In a recent interview with New Yorker Magazine style icon and international heiress Daphne Guinness, whose couture is currently on display at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City, has revealed her stay skinny mantra – and it is sure to shock eating disorder groups.
“I’ll eat when I’m dead!” the startling thin and pale-faced fashionista exclaimed when offered lunch during her photo shoot with the magazine.

According to the publication, the 43-year-old Brit, who is the daughter of brewing heir Jonathan Guinness and the ex-wife of Spyros Niarchos, keeps her stick-thin figure through a diet of Red Bull and Ensure shakes.

She defended her diet by simply stating, “If I eat, I can’t work.”

A few years ago, Kate Moss created controversy when she coined the phrase “nothing tastes as good as skinny feels.”

[From Radar Online]

Kate Moss didn’t coin that phrase “nothing tastes as good as skinny feels,” she just repeated it. It had been around for years before Kate mentioned it in an interview as her motto. Kate hedged that statement with “You try and remember, but it never works.” Contrast Kate’s statement with this woman who doesn’t eat solids and admits it openly.

The New Yorker hasn’t made the full profile of Guinness available online, but the abstract they’ve posted is amusing. They describe her personality as “that of a slightly deranged fairy invented by C.S. Lewis.” She’s divorced with three children, and she openly dates a married man.


Guinness was a friend of McQueen, as well as an aficionado of his designs. She owned close duplicates of many of the clothes in the exhibition. Guinness has been variously described in the press as an heiress, a muse, a socialite, a designer, and an artist, and though all these characterizations are partly accurate, none quite conveys her affect, which is that of a slightly deranged fairy invented by C.S. Lewis. Her aesthetic is often futuristic, but she also appears to have come from a bygone age when getting dressed was considered a demanding form of self-expression, rather than an opportunity to wallow in spandex-enabled comfort. With her fondness for lace ruffles and velvet chokers and frock coats of the sort worn by Regency dandies, and the disciplined line of her silhouette, Guinness often resembles both a Gainsborough portrait of a lady and a Gainsborough portrait of the lady’s husband. Her appearance is so interesting it suggests that her appearance is the least interesting thing about her. Guinness’s father is Jonathan Guinness, a baron and an heir to the Irish brewery fortune; her grandmother was Diana Mitford, whom she resembles in appearance. Guinness married Spyros Niarchos, a son of Stavros Niarchos, the Greek shipping billionaire, in 1987, when she was nineteen. They had three children. Guinness was divorced in 2000 and returned to London with her children; in recent years, however, they have lived primarily with their father. For the past five years, Guinness has been involved with Bernard-Henri Lévy, the French philosopher and timber heir. Lévy is married to Arielle Dombasle, an actress and a chanteuse. This fall, the museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology will devote one of its galleries to about a hundred of Guinness’s most important pieces. Valerie Steele, the director and chief curator of the F.I.T. museum, puts Guinness in the lineage of Grace Kelly, Tina Chow, and Nan Kempner—women whose wearing of clothes amounts to a form of creativity in itself.

[From The New Yorker]

So what came first, the Red Bull and Ensure diet or the grumpy wackiness? Anyone who tried to subsist on caffeine and chemicals would start to go crazy as hell after a few weeks. I suspect that’s her natural personality, though, and that she prefers to let it shine and starve herself at the same time. She doesn’t look too skinny in recent pictures so that Ensure must be working for her.






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  1. atlantapug says:

    Soooooo, your “job” is to dress ridiculously and show up everywhere and anywhere???

    Unless you are a model (you aren’t) you can work and eat.


  2. Mia says:

    It’s not Daphne Guinness on jeans, it’s a swede fashion editor.

  3. Celebitchy says:

    Thanks Mia, she’s identified wrong by the photo agency. I’ll take that photo out!
    -edit that photo has been removed, thanks for helping!-

  4. magda says:

    jeans picture: this is not daphne, it’s kate lanphear from australian vogue

  5. Jaded says:

    Vapid C-U-Next Tuesday. Why is it that these uber-rich idiots waste so much money and effort on trying to be media darlings when they could be such a force for good and positive change in the world. Man, if I had half her money and influence I’d be spending it on HELPING women recover from eating disorders, not promoting it. *Angrily eating a donut”.

  6. heylee says:

    is it just me or does this woman look 60 instead of 40? besides the jeans picture (if that is even her) this woman’s diet makes her skinny and 20 years older…

  7. Happymom says:

    Well, she is very thin, but looks about 85, and her kids won’t even live with her-so I’ll stick with solids, thanks.

  8. Hmmm says:

    43 hmm? Looks more like 63. When you don’t eat you pretty much look like sh_t. And she does…

  9. Nessa says:

    She’s like an older version of Lady Gaga. They’re both legit crazy!

  10. ladybert62 says:

    OMG! That “woman” is scarey – she looks like the Bride of Frankenstein – that hair, that makeup, those outfits –

    Is she the Real Gaga and the now Gaga just copied her?

    She looks horrible.

  11. Quest says:

    Ahhhh….I don’t care what she is the heiress of, but looks more like the Queen of the Damned

  12. Praise St. Angie! says:

    she’s 43?!!!!!

    jeebus, she’d look a LOT younger with a little bit of meat on her.

    before I saw her age, I seriously thought she was early 50′s.

  13. krissy says:

    At least she admits it, I’m sure there are plenty of celebrities on similar diets but in interviews talk about how hey love cake and ice cream and eat pasta every night coughleanncough

  14. gee says:

    I hate these people who are so far from reality. This is such a pathetic excuse for an existance.

  15. Hautie says:

    I made the observation earlier on dlisted, but I will share here, that Daphne looks like SJP evil twin sister.

    Two women whom starved them self to the point of looking like the dang crypt keeper.

  16. LeeLee says:

    She looks 10 years older than her age. She needs to eat some real food and invest in some chap stick.

  17. Kelly says:

    If she didn’t exist, someone would have to invent her! Seriously, there needs to be at least a few fashion freaks in the world – she’s the only person who would ever wear any of McQueen’s more out-there designs out on the street. That’s commitment!

    Yes, the Red Bull and Ensure is gross, but I feel like doing that some days. Eating is such a bore.

  18. sassenach says:

    Daphne comes off bad here but she is so sweet and creative. She is also a very vulnerable person. She is obsessed with fashion and art but she is also a philanthropist.

  19. brin says:

    She should spend her money on therapy.
    She and Lohan are great endorsements for Red Bull.

  20. whitedaisy says:

    Whoops. You mistankenly (typo, it stays) put a photo of Linnocent in there; the one in the red.
    Seriously, this is her future 4 years from now.

  21. Kat says:

    I am ashamed to admit I am related to this crazy woman. She’s just like you think she is: manic, hungry and has a tenuous grip on reality.

  22. Pyewacket says:

    She can slurp down all the Red Bull and Ensure that she wants, because being skinny still doesn’t change the fact that she is really quite ugly in the face. I would rather see an attractive fat girl instead of a skinny ugly girl.

    She looks like a seriously busted Sharon Stone, except older.

    I am so tired of these attention whores wearing those RIDICULOUS shoes, thinking they are such fashion pioneers!

  23. Scarlet Pimpernel says:

    Lady Gaga seems to be the heir apparent to Daphne Guinness’ style and zaniness.

  24. Riana says:

    I have to agree with the poster who said “at least she admits it”

    I’m tired of women who drink vegan wheat germ shakes, work out for hours with the personal trainer and who nibble on non-dairy croissants to gush about pizzas and hamburgers to mags. If you live off nothing admit it so more women can feel better about themselves.

    I actually love her style, wacky and out there, Gaga ruined wacky (and the shoes Daphne is wearing) by making it some pseudo-religious movement.

  25. Cerulean says:

    Anorexics are put on ensure to gain weight. Hmmm.

    That said, sometimes I get tired of food and forget to eat. I can’t help it. But no solids is just insane. You can eat and be thin. She’s obviously afraid if she takes a bite she won’t stop.

    But at least she admits it. I do have to give her credit for honesty.

  26. Sarah says:

    Food is important. That’s why this 43 year old looks like she’s pushing 70. Nutrients, we all need them. And I beg to differ with the prase, Nothing taste as good as skinny feels. I’ve been super skinny, it was nice to not have to squeeze into my jeans but DAMN, I was hungry! Skinny feels hungry. Food tastes goooood

  27. tealily says:

    Her skin looks terrible, even under all that makeup. Guess your body needs vitamins… who knew?

  28. marie says:

    she doesn’t look TOO skinny in recent photos?! no wonder women are reaching for some crazy ideal. this woman is horrifically thin — and looks terrible to boot.

  29. gg says:

    Dang, she’s not in her 60s??

    Hey Daff – Gaga called – she wants all her clothes and wigs back.

  30. Pyewacket says:

    Model Andrej Pejic is another one who admits to starving himself for his career. The big difference is that he has a gorgeous face that most women (myself included) would envy.

  31. Trillion says:

    I appreciate her style and her refusal to live an ordinary life. People like this make life more interesting and fun.

  32. newtsgal says:

    What the hell is up with those ugly-ass shoe?
    They look like horse hoofs.

  33. JaneWonderfalls says:

    She looks terrible for a 43 year old. This is what depriving the body of actual nutrients does, It prematurely ages you. To be honest I think she may be stressing the truth a bit. She really doesn’t look all that skinny for someone to be starving themselves from solid foods.

  34. Auds says:

    Ah, I guess when you’re rich, live on a trust fund, have never had a real job, the only thing that is left is to be eccentric.
    In the first two photos she looks like she had a run in with a concealer stick.

  35. Kloops says:

    I find her honesty refreshing because we know she’s not the only entitled twit who does this, but she’s one of the few to admit it

    And she looks like sh*t. Old sh*t.

  36. Rhiley says:

    Kloops took my exact thoughts and expressed them perfectly. She is one scary lookin mutha. She looks like a really old Sharon Stone but still a good 10 years younger than Lindsay Lohan, who is on the same diet minus the Ensure.

  37. I’d be grumpy and batty too if all I ingested was Red Bull. Her grandmother Diana Mitford and her great-aunts the Mitford sisters were actually more interesting characters.

    For all you Harry Potter fans, I truly believe that Rowling based Narcisa Malfoy and the Lestange sisters on Diana Mitford and her sisters Unity and Jessica.

  38. KJ says:

    What’s the point of starving yourself to look better when your face still looks like that? She could have the world’s most bangin body, she still looks like Maleficent from Sleeping Beauty,

  39. constance says:

    skinny doesn’t always make you attractive.

    43? Ouch. Your face- GDI!

    I see her range of make-up and she’s not doing herself any favors in that spectrum. What I will compliment the waterslide-inside lady on, I don’t see Madonna roots on her head! Bravo you wacky Irish lady.

  40. orion70 says:

    Well that sounds like a heart attack waiting to happen.

  41. velourazure says:

    i love how “eccentric” is the upper crust word for nuts.

  42. Cleo says:

    She was really pretty in that haute couture customers documentary a few years ago. It’s a pity to pay for nice clothes when they are so overpriced.

  43. Sweepea says:

    “For all you Harry Potter fans, I truly believe that Rowling based Narcisa Malfoy and the Lestange sisters on Diana Mitford and her sisters Unity and Jessica. ”


  44. Mitch Buchanan Rocks says:

    Betty White looks at least three decades younger than this chick.

  45. Lindsey says:

    Can someone explain to me what this cokehead does that she’s “too busy” to eat?

  46. mary jane says:

    You’re all so mean!

    Daphne sees herself as a mere “canvas”. She sincerely believes in fashion as a form of art. She’s not phoney.

    She’s definitely “out there” but I truly believe she’s driven by her obsessions. She can’t help herself.

    Not eating is just subjugating her body to the art form.

  47. 4Real says:

    Really? You’ll eat when you die? How does that work??

    Ummm no dear the maggots will be the only ones eating when you die…vapid twit.

  48. Deb says:

    Gosh, I thought she was a lot older than 43!

  49. Kelly says:

    I agree with @mary jane; for Daphne, looking “good” is not the point at all. It’s a form of art – I know some of you are laughing, but it’s true. Art can be ugly, and fashion can be strange.

    If one really loves couture or period clothing, extreme thinness is preferable. That’s what a corset is for.

  50. GiGi says:

    When I first saw photos of her my thought was, “Good for that 93 year old lady! Look how gorgeous she is and avant garde!”

    Then I found out she wasn’t some waifish nanogenarian but just a wacked out, self important middle aged trust fund baby. Too creepy for me.

  51. silken_floss says:

    *reads post while eating a succulent cheeseburger*

    Oh well, her loss. Food is delicious!

  52. LAK says:

    i love that she is so fearless with regards fasion.

    It is good to see someone wearing all that conture out in the street instead of keeping it in a museum in their house to be unearthed after their death. I am jealous that she gets to wear Mcqueen’s wonderful pieces.

    Also, i love that she pays for her couture rather than ‘borrow’ or be paid for it.

    Given the workmanship involved in producing these pieces, she is a walking industry. I don’t know whether she gives to charity , as some posters would have her do, but her endevour helps the artists [designers] and keeps alot of people [the workshops that make up the details and actual designs ] in work.

    It all looks frivolous, but a dress like that feather creation would have taken months and probably costs upwards of $250K in industry.

  53. The Truth Fairy says:

    I was SHOCKED when I saw she was only 43. I thought it must be a typo, but after a quick search it seems that this is indeed her correct age. She must have Zoeism Disease – looking much much older than you are caused by not eating.

  54. Linda says:

    Eccentric is right and not in a good way. And the fashion is wearing her.

  55. Kimbob says:

    W/the exception of her bizarre hair coloring in some pics, and, of course, her bizarre fashion, I’m not going to stoop & comment about “how old” she looks. I look at her face, & quite frankly, she looks age appropriate. I’m also astonished at how healthy she looks, despite that she is starving herself…like the writer said, the Ensure drinks must be doing something.

    I would like to comment though, about how THIS IS THE RESULT when someone bequeaths too much money to SOMEONE SO UNDESERVING. This is the result of a mind & body, elevated by money, that is completely out of touch w/reality. This is SUCH A WASTE (of a life & of money that could’ve been put to GOOD USE), SUCH A SHAME, & so very unnecessary.

  56. theoriginalsisterkitty says:

    @57-Zoeism disease….lol! And lol @45 eccentric=nuts. But it is seriously sad that some view starving as a form of art. I really hope this skinny trend end soons. It’s so unhealthy….

  57. Judy says:

    To me, she looks dead now…time to start eating. I once dated a gorgeous guy who thought the only point of eating was to stay alive. Since I appreciate food, love to cook, and believe good food is one of the most sensuous pleasures, I found him incessantly BORING and uninteresting.

  58. TXCinderella says:

    She looks WAY older than 43. She needs a sandwich!

  59. Ruth says:

    Shes batshit crazy and looks twenty years older but I would absolutely love to be able to invest that much time and effort in my appearance. I would not look like that but the investment must be immense. And such such beautiful clothes

  60. Kimbob says:

    I will say that she does wear all the high-neck get-ups because her neck is probably shriveled-looking.

  61. SLP says:

    Wait! She’s only 43!!!! No way~ she has the hands of a 90 year old!
    What a great role model for her three children…

  62. Kim says:

    More like a steady diet of cocaine and pills. What an unintelligent moron and she is ugly as can be. She cant be 43-she looks 65-70!

  63. anne_000 says:

    Wealth is wasted on stupid, spoiled heirs & heiresses.

  64. anti says:

    43?! she’s an heiress and has the time to work out everyday which would make her look better and be healthier too :(

  65. thinkaboutit says:

    She has Adderall eyes…it’s the pill of choice for NYC socialites, and helps her “artistic vision” of staying slender way more than mere willpower. Stroll through Patrick McMullan or newyoursocialdiary.com, and note how many very slender 40+ “ladies” have the same crazy-eyed expression.

  66. honeychurch says:

    I saw her on a documentary about photographer Rankin a couple of years ago. He was recreating “iconic” photos and she was in one of his recreations. And, man, she was really really really strung out on something. Seriously bad shit strung out.

  67. mzjask says:

    where do you people live that you have never heard of Daphne? she is a friggin goddess among women i cant believe you chose to use these pics of her. this site is such bull these days its like; do certain people pay you to say nice things about them, bc its seems if you dont know them or dont like who they’re dating its all gloves off with the negative comments.
    how bout you step outside of your little boxes, With An Open Mind, and realize we are ALL different and thats what makes us ALL beautiful.
    she is not trying to be a rhianna or katy perry or any of your little pop icons, she is known for her outrageous wardrobe and her outlandish comments, this is not something crazy to hear coming from her. i personally think if as parents you were setting a good example for your daughters to begin with, on how to be strong young ladies and then women, something that someone in the media says should have no merit on their lives whatsoever.

  68. Kelly says:

    I just read the Jezebel post on the New Yorker article; I’m thinking of buying the magazine just to read the article. I’ve known about her for a long time – she is a very entertaining, witty person from an extremely colorful background.

    For some context, her great-aunt was Unity Mitford, who became a Nazi. Her grandmother, Diana Mitford, was a great beauty, an indomitable social force, and a Nazi sympathizer. Her great-aunt Jessica was a communist, journalist, and author of The American Way of Death. (And there were other Mitfords as well.)

    Here’s Daphne talking about Hitler:

    “I can’t imagine he was charming — he’s the most uncharming person I’ve ever seen, Hitler.” She recalled discussing the matter with Diana. “I said, ‘Granny, it just can’t be right,’ and she just said, ‘He didn’t photograph well.’”

  69. Turtle Dove says:

    A diet that makes you look 15 years older is not a success in my book.

  70. Ari says:

    She reminds me of Elizabeth Bathory lol

  71. Jaded says:

    @ mzjask: I can only assume your rant about nobody knowing who Daphne Guinness is was fueled by a general disdain of North Americans. For your information we HAVE heard of her and we don’t have closed minds. Furthermore we don’t worship at the altars of Katy Perry or Rihanna, but at least they’re doing something other than mincing around in ridiculous clothes pretending to be fashionable and avant-garde, AND THEY EAT. Ms. Guinness, however, portrays a dangerous stereotype to young women who may have negative body issues, and for her to say she lives on ensure and red bull and that she’ll eat when she’s dead sends a very sick message. My sister died of eating disorders that were certainly caused in part by the constant bombardment of the media and people like Daphne who pound the message into young women that unless you’re skinny, beautiful and fashionable, you’re not attractive or socially acceptable. If you DO want, as parents, to make your daughters strong and proud, for god’s sake teach them that people like her have no place in a healthy, nurturing society.

  72. Jo 'Mama' Besser says:

    Steve McQueen lobster shoes. They make an appearance in the ‘Bad Romance’ video.

    She used to date Paul McCartney, so I guess someone liked her.

    Sample size in couture saves you 30 per cent over alterations, this is why they starve themselves. This is also helpful if they plan on the selling the pieces for a profit at a later date, since they won’t wear these pieces more than a handful of times–after that, it’s admiration or investment.

    She been at this game for enough to not be particulary perturbed by food taunts. Batshit? Perhaps, but from her mission she will not be swayed. They’re holding it down.

    If her children are traumatized, they’ll be free to created their own nightime teen soaps that follows a gaggle of sexy, tormented, self-indulgent and well-heeled high schoolers (pensioners) who couture, cry, consume, connive cocaine and coitus the pain of ‘it’ away. The actors hired would be rail this as Daph, but since they’ll be high-profile and presented as ‘drool worthy’, they’ll be the ones who send the kids crying into a toilet. A little funny.

  73. atlantapug says:


    When you make comments such as “I’ll eat when I die” and “I live on Ensure and Red Bull” you get the ripping you deserve on a website such as this.

  74. Stacia says:

    What a crazy ass! If she is only drinking liquids to survive…eventually that will catch up with her.

    I guess you can be as crazy as hell when you’re that rich.

  75. suggabugga says:

    from the looks of it she is nearing her pigout party real soon. she definitely has a corpse-like quality about her. i actually feel bad for her. she can’t be very happy. food is an experience, that she is clearly depriving herself of, caving in to the perverted ideals and contorted standards in the fashion industry.

  76. palermo says:

    She’ll eat when she’s dead? That should be in less than a week I’d wager

  77. Truthful says:

    she is scary and carzy–she looks horrible.

  78. s. says:

    about 20 years ago, a friend of mine sat near her on a plane out of heathrow. something was up with his accomodation and he was bumped up to the better class of seat. they talked and she gave him money to get home to maine, about fifty dollars. he was dangerously thin and lovely in those days. he would look a person in the eyes and they would love him :) sweetheart is dead now, of all the excess. i hope they shared drugs. she gave him her number, too. he never phoned her.

  79. Stacia says:

    Also…does she remind anyone of an older version of Goop…just a little.

  80. Rose says:

    Daphne Guinness is awesome and hilarious!! She is the ultimate Posh Eccentric and certainly would never stoop to being a “role model”!!!!

  81. Kelly says:

    @Jaded – my guess is that there are very, very, VERY few young American women who are looking to Daphne for lifestyle cues. She’s kind of niche, don’t you think? Rihanna and Katy Perry, on the other hand, are as mainstream and oversaturated as you can get. So I think we’re safe on that front.

  82. Ally says:

    Please post a photo of her ridiculous married, self-proclaimed intellectual, French “boyfriend”, too. He’s the rich son of an industrialist, but he prances around Paris and New York in open-necked shirts opining ignorantly on foreign policy and writing “Philosopher” as his profession in his passport.

    His Dracula hair color scheme kinda matches Daphne’s, actually. I guess that and their bags of money is what they have in common.

    I went off the Huffington Post when Arianna gave him web space to spew his rubbish in North America.

    He’s referred to as BHL, like his rich buddy, DSK whom he immediately defended on the deeply intellectual grounds that he’s never seen a hotel maid clean alone.

  83. Dot says:

    Why don’t the rich stand up to the designers? Clothes are meant for people not hangers. When I think of fashion icons I prefer Carolyn Bessette-Kennedy who was fashion savy, influential and still relaxed enough to wear jeans. Contrast that with the legacy of the Duchess of Windsor: skinny, severe, unattractive.

    Daphne seems like someone who wants be thought of artistic but has no talent, (unless being wacky enough to amuse a designer counts as talent) so she’s a blank canvas to designer anything.

  84. mzjask says:

    75. @Jaded – as i said before, Step Out Of Your Box hunnie. it is rude to assume things about people you have never met. one of the first lessons parents should teach a well-mannered, strong individual.
    first of all, i was born and raised in los angeles california. and i DO known who Daphne is because i have researched her, read about her and as a McQueen, a Blow, and a fan of fashion, it would be absurd of me not to be familiar with the one who’s inspired such genius.
    Ms. Guinness has never aimed at being a role-model, on the contrary, she lives a spectacular life and makes no apologies for it. are you upset that she doesn’t fit the mold that you feel comfortable in??
    a healthy nurturing society would teach that there are all types of people in this world and sometimes we wont agree with them but we must all find a way to live. persecute them bc we dont agree with them? america was born through free speech, darling.
    perhaps YOU do not worship Katy, Gaga or Rhianna, but the majority of the media does, your children do and because these ladies are gyrating their half dressed asses on stage or in a video talking about how they love the smell of sex in the air, it is ok because AT LEAST THEY EAT??? you’re friggin Delusional.

    and i am sorry you lost your sister to an eating disorder but you know what, i have suffered with bulimia the majority of my life and have gone to therapy for years about it and i am finally at a place where i am healthy and happy. its hard work but just because some socialite comments about how she lives her life doesnt mean i am going to relapse. if my parents had sat me down and explained to me my value and worth, and instilled that in me from a very young age, maybe i wouldnt have gone that route. i didnt become that way bc i saw skinny girls and thought it was pretty, i became that way bc coming from a broken home it was one of the only things i could control.

    you should realize that people are going to live the way they are going to live and that’s ok. YOU, nor I, will be the ones to change the world. and the sooner you can just be accepting that crazy ish may fall out of crazy people’s mouths, regardless of how you feel about what they are saying, the happier [And More Open and Excepting] a person you will be :)

  85. hatsumomo says:

    Wow, imagine what it must be like to be the Guinness heiress! I’d be at the breweries with my head in the vats! And they couldn’t tell me to stop because I own it all!! Oh the fantastic fantasy!

  86. Margo says:

    She’s not THAT skinny – she’s corseted. And she looks quite old. Say what you will, debutard, fat girls don’t wrinkle. I’m 43 and I still get carded!

  87. Lindsey G. says:


    Take a breath, a break and a xanax and calmly, slowly get off of your soapbox.


  88. Original Tiffany says:

    Holy crap, Batman! 43? I’m a year younger and look 20 years younger than her…at least. If that’s what not eating until you die looks like, I will revel in my size 8 ass. It allows my face to look really youthful-and good genes, but man 43? Really?
    She looks like Cruella DeVille. Seriously. Her pic on DListed was even worse.
    Off to eat food now:)

  89. jen says:

    September 22nd, 2011 at 6:45 pm

    75. @Jaded – as i said before, Step Out Of Your Box hunnie. it is rude to assume things about people you have never met. one of the first lessons parents should teach a well-mannered, strong individual.

    Perhaps you should take your own advice. Your first post was full of NOTHING but generalizations and insults. You’re a hypocrite, and more than a tad arrogant.

  90. original kate says:

    i think we’ve found the winner of the miss havisham look-a-like contest.

  91. JT says:

    @ mzjask – Wow, what a mess of a rant. Half of it was barely understandable. The only thing that you’ve proven is that you are confused, naïve and misguided.

    You say that the reason why you are bulimic is because you came from a “broken home” and it was not because you “saw skinny girls and thought it was pretty”. Yet in your previous rant you called a woman who advocates anorexia a “goddess”. You also state you are “a fan of fashion”. It doesn’t take one extensive research to learn that runway and pop culture’s obsession with thinness is the primary reason for so many girls going down this road. They have created a standard of being as thin as possible, plastering our world with these images and ideals. If you believe that you are somehow exempt from their influence and it has not played a role in your disease than you still have a long way to fully recovering.

    Women like Daphne Guiness are poison; she is looked up to and idolized by girls suffering from this disease. Whether or not she has declared she is a role model is beside the point. She is still in the media spotlight advocating anorexia. I can’t see how accepting someone like this is going to lead to “a healthy nurturing society”.

    Rihanna and Katy Perry might also be poor role models but they are by far the lesser of evils. At least they don’t encourage a lifestyle that could possibly lead to death.

  92. Munkey says:

    @original kate: LOL! Yes, indeed.

  93. June says:

    You starve your body you starve your brain…she’s gonna be one out of it old lady.

  94. melanie says:

    She is not pretty but at least she admits to an eating disorder. I can NEVER lose weight and I run a lot and I eat healthy. Scary skinny is not popular with mainstream America….she just scares me. I feel sad for her because food and life is to be celebrated. But its her choice and she does not shy away from it.

  95. Chris says:

    She reminds me of Johnny Rotten in that second last photo:http: http://tiny.cc/bdm76

  96. Alipop says:

    43?????? She already LOOKS dead!!! I’ll bet she’s learned A LOT in her lifetime….shame.

  97. DreamyK says:

    I find her rather fascinating. I’m not a fan of her having an affair with a married man, but he’s french and I guess they stay married and take lovers on the side? Whatever. She’s an original. Never dull. That’s why so many artists consider her their muse. Well, that, and she probably throws money at them. But still!

  98. Andie B says:

    @mzjask..I have my violin out now.
    Clearly the lack of nutrients have addled Ms Guinness’ brain. I’m planning on doing ALL my eating whilst I’m still alive. She needs to come to Australia or NZ, get on a pair of jeans and spend some time on a farm. She will breathe in the fresh air, and have a full cooked breakfast each morning. Maybe then she will get some clarity and see that life is not all about how you look and what clothes you are wearing.

  99. S says:

    Saw her pics on dlisted yesterday and it gave me nightmares because of her vapid, hollow, almost dead look.
    To me there is skinny and then there is anorexic death skinny. As someone said on dlisted: anorexia is the mental illness with the highest death toll.
    These women woreship masochism, and eagerly subdue themselves to sadistic “fashion” standards. High fashion has become nothing but a circus for narcisstic beings. Its not art anymore. Dang i miss the young Yves Saint Laurent or the great Christian Lacroix.

  100. Jaded says:

    @ jen: perhaps you should go through seeing a sibling starving and purging herself to death to be perfect – maybe then you’d understand my perfectly logical and unhypocritical comments about how media and media stars affect those who aren’t strong enough to withstand the pressure to be thin and beautiful.

  101. Kelly says:

    I’ll repeat – I really, really, really really don’t think there are many (if ANY) girls who idolize Daphne Guinness. I mean, seriously now. Let’s get a grip.

  102. s. says:

    heh. they attack her verbally as if she invented anorexia and hopes to convert the young! she’s being HONEST is all.

    if she cared about people who are led by popular pinion, I’d be a bit disappointed.

    anorexics choose to suffer for their own means and ends.
    it’s so funny to see people attacking her face
    ” she looks sixty omg”
    she just looks .. like a person. I personally adore her alien princess grace air. I wonder if she and Bowie ever shared airspace?
    most heiresses are terrible bores and clones. I love to see her out in mqueen and I think her face is exquisite.

  103. WhiteNoise says:

    What is it with Americans, in particular, thinking everyone in the public eye has to be some sort of role model for someone else?

    @mzjask – well said. She is what she is and I think she’s hilariously fabulous.

    Plus, she’s also very generous with her wealth.

    • Nicky Eden says:

      Well said,,my opinion is that she’s truly hot, stylish, and definitely in here world, hey nothing wrong with that.
      At the begining of her day she puts her draws on just like most of us. ( I can only guess)? Either way, you go girl and give me a call, 43 or 83 just fine with me.

  104. Mourning the Death of Music says:

    91. @Linsey G – You made me choke on my soda with laughter. :)

  105. Ruffian9 says:

    “I’ll eat when I’m dead!”

    Which, given her appearance, should be any day now.

  106. Jo 'Mama' Besser says:

    I’m just going to say it, then run away.

    Aren’t you commenters so vexed by her ubiquitous fashion talon penetrating the minds of ‘The Children’ the same people who had never heard of her until now? Do your pre-teen daughters attend a lot of $5000 a plate charity galas? Do they have confidantes who bristle when thinking of the risible treatment that Conrad Black has been receiving these last two years? Is she possession of a T-shirt that reads, ‘My Other Estate Is A Subcontinent’? Close her mouth to speak? I think that the only disorder that girls are going to pick up from watching this particular lady is osteoporosis by proxy.

  107. Kaligula says:

    dayum rich people be crazy…….

  108. smh says:

    again, looking like a mummy is not exactly attractive, or fun. normal-thin is the way to go but the media bended most people’s (esp. women’s) minds into believing that there is no happy middle ground when it comes to weight. and life would be so dull without some good food in it, come on. you shouldn’t overeat and you certainly should look after your health, but you have to indulge in life’s pleasures once in a while.

  109. ZenB!tch says:

    LOL! She’s fat compared to Rachael Zoe.

  110. ZenB!tch says:

    @WhiteNoise I don’t think they need to be role models but I’m first generation. She looks like she’s a riot. I mean the woman powders her elbows. She may or may not be generous but she literally looks like a 21st Century Marie Antoinette. I’m in gossip love. She’s entertaining that is all I ask from my rich and famous – the Kardassians are not entertaining.

  111. Coucou says:

    @whitenoise – we don’t demand they be role models, or even expect that, but it seems that when they are, you Brits definitely are the first in line to take credit for it!

    She makes a statement, and if people choose to emulate it, that’s their choice, or their problem. Some people are amused, some are abused, you can’t please everyone all the time.

    She’s a true original and she has a right to live her life they way she chooses.

    Guarantee if these pics were more flattering, there’d be less vitriole. I’ve seen some of her better shots, and they are amazing.

    I secretly think that “mzjask” is Daphne herself…

    And to miss snidy pants #85, do YOU look to celebrities for lifestyle cues? OH dear, what a waste of time. I like to stargaze, but i don’t look for cues in the constellations. It’s I who decides what and how i eat, dress, and think.

  112. Lanster says:

    Why does no one bring up the fact that her and GaGa have basically the exact same taste in High fashion Couture?? Do they borrow things from each others closets? lol Seriously though. What’s going on.

  113. cassandraspeaks says:

    Daphne G. exemplifies a Biblical proverb, “Prosperity ruins a fool.” She’s a fool with enough money to ruin her health, looks, relationships, brain cells, etc. Anyone with too much money and too little sense will end up at the same destination, albeit via varying routes and speeds — dead, and within a few years, forgotten.