Guinness stout is not for the drinking sissies. It's a toughie of a drink, much loved by Brits. Daphne Guinness who shares the same name seems to have similarly tough dress sensibilities. Tough in the sense that she doesn't seem to be a slave to trends and there'a always a theatrical flair to the way she dresses. Invariably this Australian fashion journalist/London party socialite seems to always end up on best-dressed, most invited blah blah society lists. However, in the sea of society party pictures, her outfits always jump out at me not because they're particularly crazy/outrageous but because she wears things that combines modern, historial, edgy and classic all at the same time. A tough combo to crack.
**EDIT in April 2008** This post really is quite old and crusty and at the time, Daphne Guinness didn't even have a Wikipedia entry and Googling her name was quite a hardship, yielding nothing. I DID suspect she was the descendant of the Guinness family and granddaughter of infamous beauty Diana Mitford but alas those deets did not come up at the time of posting so apoliges for the misinformation. She isn't an Australian journalist but a British aristocrat.