|Image courtesy of AstroCrack|
The subtitle for this post would be "..but bad for your wallet". Anyone who has an interest in fashion will no doubt have heard of Daphne Guinness. Her style is one which is constantly innovative and completely unpredictable. She truly transforms herself into a walking piece of art for each event she attends and having seen her up close and personal on a couple of occasions, she also manages to look completely at ease - a hard thing to pull off in eight inch heels of a foot high feather head-dress. She truly has dedication to the fashion cause.
Her wardrobe is the collection that dreams are made of and now she's selling off some of her finest fashion treasures in honour of a dear departed friend, Isabella Blow. On June 27th, Christie's in South Kensigton will host an evening auction featuring the 100 carefully selected items from her extensive collection. From Chanel to McQueen, there are items you will undoubtedly recognise and others that will take you by surprise. Surprisingly there are many very wearable pieces as well as the more avant-garde, but only if you have cash to flash! (Estimates start at around the £300 mark) However, every piece sold will see the proceeds go to a wonderful cause Guinness is using the money to establish the Isabella Blow Foundation in support of new and emerging talent in fashion and art. The catalogue is now online in its entirety and it's well worth a glance, whether you're a buyer or a follower of the finer things in life...also, you've got a few weeks to save up!
|A TRAPEZE SHAPED BLACK SILK CLOQUÉ CAPE by BALENCIAGA, PROBABLY AUTUMN/WINTER 2006-07|
|A PAIR OF BLACK LEATHER STUDDED PLATFORM BOOTS, ALEXANDER MCQUEEN, 2000 (not sure when I'd wear these but I LOVE them)|
|AN IVORY SILK TULLE EMPIRE LINE GOWN, ALEXANDER MCQUEEN, AUTUMN/WINTER 2008-9 - Would make an excellent wedding dress don't you think?|
|A WHITE AND BLACK WOOL BLEND BOUCLÉ JACKET, CHANEL, AUTUMN/WINTER 1994 - Can't argue with the classics..swoon.|