Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Beer Heiress Once Aspired To Be Opera Singer

The Honourable Daphne Suzannah Diana Joan Guinness (born November 9, 1967) is an artist of Irish English French descent and an heiress of the Guinness family. She was named to the International Best Dressed List Hall of Fame in 1994. [Source]

"She loves friends and family, first of all. Reading ('I can sit for hours dissecting a book on English grammar') and going to the Opera. She has got a stunning voice, though: before getting married she had ambitions of becoming an opera singer and used to take singing lessons." [Source]

"Guinness isn’t merely a girl who puts together a look and calls it art. She’s a hive of creative activity, always cooking up a new project, like her eponymous fragrance with Comme des Garçons, which is sold at London’s Dover Street Market, the Rei Kawakubo–owned retail temple. She was also a muse for François Nars’s cosmetics line. She’s made her own short films, and she produced Sean Ellis’s Oscar-nominated 2004 short, Cashback. And she doesn’t just model for photographers like David LaChapelle; she collaborates. But not all of her artistic efforts have been publicized: She is also a poetry devotee, she has studied Shakespeare at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London, and once, at Larry Gagosian’s house in Manhattan, she took me onto the back porch to sing in a perfect soprano a selection from an opera that she’d studied in her 20s." [Source]