Chez Scorpio Heiress

Ornate luxury apartment mirrors artArchitectural Digest are featuring the on-the-market apartment of Scorpio Heiress Daphne Guinness.  I posted about her earlier, here.  She self identifies as a Scorp, for sure.

Note To Aspiring Rich Peeps: Being born daughter to family of beer barons, marrying and divorcing a Greek shipping tycoon and then becoming a fashion It Woman/Muse is a lucrative life path in many ways.

She’s Moon in Aqua/Venus-Uranus-Pluto-Jupiter in Virgo (Jupiter-Pluto is a common signature in people with $$$, one way or the other) and Sun-Neptune in Scorpio.  No birthtime to figure out the rising but my guess is Leo Rising. So all the Jupiter-Pluto etc ends up in her 2nd House & the Scorp in her 4th.

So no way is chez Scorp just a crash pad – she’s working some serious mojo magic in there. As you do when you’ve got a lot of stuff going on in the 4th House.

AND what do you think of this red/hall of mirrors/Helmut Newtony sort of thing going on?  Super-Scorp…yes?

That pic in the middle is by David LaChapelle – prob my fave photographer – a bit of was posted  in Asteroid Ishtar.

Another Scorp indicator?

She has a fascination with armour, and in 2006 approached her great friend Shaun Leane to create a gold and diamond arm glove. Titled ‘Contra Mundum’ or ‘Against The World’, this handcrafted, intricately made objet d’art took five years to create and develop and is perhaps one of the most technically advanced pieces in the world of artisan jewels.

 

“I dislike the idea of jewellery being like a price tag around someone’s neck. It needs to be something else – and there is something extremely magical about armour.”

So who amongst you would wear the Contra Mundum diamond & gold arm glove?  And what sign ARE you?

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Odette-in-Libra
Odette-in-Libra

Really don’t like the apartment, but I love the glove & would wear it.
(Libra Sun/Gemini Rising)

Odette-in-Libra
Odette-in-Libra

P.S. Just went back & read more of the comments here. I’ll add that although I definitely don’t feel automatic sympathy for the uber-wealthy & privileged, I’ve always found Ms. Guinness very interesting and even sympathetic. She auctioned off a big part of her wardrobe for a women’s charity a while back – and then turned around and spent a huge sum buying her late friend Isabella Blow’s wardrobe because it upset her that it was being auctioned off. She strikes me as someone who interacts with the world in a completely emotional and artistic way – little-to-no political awareness… Read more »

milleunanotte
milleunanotte

Your ideas intrigue me, including the tale of the auctions and your observations. Today at my local organic store i happened across an article that detailed the amounts in grams and litres of, for example pesticides and fertilisers used to make a certain number of clothing articles like t-shirts. The fashion industry is, according to the article anyway, the second largest user of water. This occurred to me some time last year or so, when i was watching people in the street, just watching all the mass produced clothes parading past me (yes, mine too, but i can’t see myself).… Read more »

ArienScorp
ArienScorp

I try to buy organic clothing whenever possible, but I feel you need to know a good crafty artsy seamstress who can take your ideas and choice of materials and make something worth wearing. I’d have a harder time if all I had were the common offerings, which I don’t like. A charity group I volunteer at occasionally, has these ugly standard T shirts in insanely bad colors with the charity logo to wear for identification when doing community service. I’m about to give my talented magic clothing worker an order for something better fitted with a tyedye background, official… Read more »

Odette-in-Libra
Odette-in-Libra

milleunanotte, that’s fascinating – I had no idea the fashion industry made such a huge dent in the water supply & never thought about pesticides and fertilizers used in the making of common articles of clothing. My natural inclination is to wear clothes until they have holes in them (and sometimes past then). I’ve bought lots of stuff in the past that I never wore because it was for various personas I never ended up living out. I came face to face with this waste when I went through a major move last year. Decluttering was mandatory. & I was… Read more »

harp
harp

I agree. Come back soon Saturnian!

Where do you have Saturn (natal + transit)? On your Sun, Moon, Asc, 11th or 7th house of other people? Check in with your Saturn and reflect.

What you are doing – looking down your nose at blog posts / commenters views – is what you imply others do to you (did you realise?).

ArienScorp
ArienScorp

I was at New Work No. 2 for a few hours today, and a woman I had never met before turns confidentially to ask me, “Is my hair crooked? I think it’s more on this side?”

!?

Michelle
Michelle

yikes! i have those very same planets all in the 4th!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

scorpionic
scorpionic

not sure about the hall, love the lounge room…

I wish I was born to a bier barron 8)

leogroover
leogroover

you shall be scorp go forth

fallen angel
fallen angel

Hmm, the hall of mirrors bit with the red carpet definitely makes an impression..alas not a good one on me, with the exception of Ms. lovely mouth. The entire thing’s a bit too overt, and what is the Feng on this? It disturbs me.

I think she’s a beautiful woman who doesn’t actually need all these adornments and it makes me wonder why she’s trying so hard. Is she the unofficial Gaga of the Super Set? I don’t know. The Scorps I do know don’t try this hard..

Anonymous
Anonymous

I think she’s beautiful too and great hair. They style isn’t me but in the 2nd pic it all seems to be incredibly well balanced irrespective of whether I’m into it or not.

Scorched Earth
Scorched Earth

Me 🙂

Ms.
Ms.

I actually had similar hair to this some years ago. I was going through my nordic Hel phase so it was actually half and half but done well and on angle rather than middle part. I’ve never met her but she does patron some good designers. Gareth Pugh, who I love and a new campaign for Mac which she looks good in too. genuinely surprised re house decor

Ms.
Ms.

sorry these were all separate points I banged together in a sentence. sleepy work to death week x

lavenderqueen
lavenderqueen

I love this and I think the armor idea is awesome. I like when things are used creatively. I kind of like the voyeurism of the mirrored hallway as well in a me watching you watching me sort of way Sun, Pluto, Mercury in 8th house and Venus, Mars and Uranus in Scorp in 9th! 🙂

goldenfleece
goldenfleece

Hi Lavenderqueen, i like the hallway mirrors too, you would have that whole reflection reflection thing going on. My Piscean Grandmother has an old art deco dressing table with wing mirrors, as a child i loved putting my face in there and closing them in, so you are repeated and repeated but can never catch your own eye… same as my little Aries/Leo Rising 4 year old fellow, should have seen his eyes light up the first time i showed him….we all know where he’ is when he’s quite there now.. I also reckon it would help keep my weight… Read more »

Gneiss
Gneiss

Love the Hall of Mirrors ~ very Elvis !
(Big Neptune, moon exalted.)
http://www.flickr.com/photos/selma-n-louis/499149896/
Red carpet sucks, had that once, impossible to keep clean (Virgo Sun).

Anonymous
Anonymous

You could never catch your own eye! Enchanting phrase…

La folie
La folie

Mystic, when you say “Jupiter-Pluto is a common signature of people with $$$” does that include a trine??? 🙂
I have a Jupiter in 4th house trine Pluto in the 8th.
Saturn in the 2nd squares Juipter.

ANON
ANON

Her place is just awful. I would go crazy with all those mirrors. The glove is tacky. And don’t know why I get this real bitchy vibe from her. Looks like she has a real mean streak (and not because of her gothic undertones). Terrible she is probably lovely in real life.

andromeda
andromeda

Money does not buy taste. Fo’ shizzle.

Ramsisaquavirgen
Ramsisaquavirgen

I love her shadow on the picture with the glove. Reminds me of Death…. Wondering if Death would wears this glove? Lol

DoubleMutable
DoubleMutable

There’s also an entire Tumblr dedicated to her!
http://daphneguinness.tumblr.com/

goldenfleece
goldenfleece

Thanks DoubleMutable for posting .. some beautiful shots in there.

DoubleMutable
DoubleMutable

She’s pretty awesome and has a unique style.
How’s THIS for a Scorp staredown, lol:
http://www.styleite.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/0-guinnes.jpg

Ms.
Ms.

I like the kind of priestly nosferatu figure as her shadow. well yeah, not that into diamonds myself but I have a weakness for accessories that double as weapons and yes to armour so in concept yes. Weirdly interesting take on a jean d’arc/ elizabeth 1st meets royal jewels occult piece.

House wise, genuinely surprised at the decor. Thought it would be more antique vampire and taxidermy meets alien objects x

goldenfleece
goldenfleece

Hey Ms.
There’s a clip of her on the bottom of the link Mystic has above, just a 2 minute one. I like her jewelery armoury (spelling sorry ?) comment, and how some of the most sensitive people she knows are the most studded/tattooed looking.

Her hair is magnificent too
Respect to her, i think i first found out about her here, via you…xx

Ms.
Ms.

Im quite sure she’s been mentioned before its just that there is a certain scorpio league in fashion, edith head, isabelle blow and of anna wintour etc. and she is quite pro scorp which is kind of rare in fashion I think?x

Indigofish
Indigofish

Reminds me of the resurrection glove from torchwood (though the only thing in common is the colour!). Yes, i am a shut-in and watch too much tv…

Lexicorn
Lexicorn

Meanwhile. I kinda love that photo of Marilyn that’s been X’ed over. Nothing against our Marilyn, of course, but how fabulously, irreverently, shit-listy Scorpio to put up a picture of a massive cultural icon and and just whack a big dirty cross over it. The gall of it! It’d make me giggle and self-satisfied every time I walked in the room.

Little Joey
Little Joey

If I remember correctly Marilyn Monroe did this to the photos herself – she hated some of them and crossed out the ones she didn’t like …. she died soon after the shots were taken

andromeda
andromeda

It seems in line with the rest of her house/taste/stuff to me that she would choose to put on her wall a pic of a person who did not like the pic taken nor want it up in the first place? (yeah,no, but am sure she’s lovely in reality..).

Lexicorn
Lexicorn

Oh wow, thanks LJ, that’s fascinating in itself. And yes Andy, it does seem a little mean spirited to display something the subject tried to erase, but I reckon Marilyn, wherever she is now, is probably over it by now, and these little moments in history are inspiring to reflect upon 🙂

Lexicorn
Lexicorn

Capricorn Sun and YES please, I would have that diamond glove, if only to wear it while raising a middle finger at the world before auctioning it for charity.

goldenfleece
goldenfleece

Love your style Lexi !

Anonymous
Anonymous

just love this idea! So Elizabeth Taylor style for sure – giving the bird in a diamond glove. Mother fuqin courage she was.

Ms.
Ms.

awesome lex

andromeda
andromeda

heart!

Lexicorn
Lexicorn

He he he he he 🙂

ArienScorp
ArienScorp

I am trying, I really am. She wants jewelry to be something else and decides on armour, because it’s magic. I assume because it’s protective. Yet, her “jewelry that is more” is fake armour that will never be used for the purpose. So it’s for adornment/decorative purposes only, which is what I thought jewelry was.

I would wear it. In a battle. Holding a lavishly bejeweled sword. In the 1500’s.

Don’t love the decor. Do love the idea of marrying money.

andromeda
andromeda

Weeell, diamond armour might be useful for fending off demons or poor people trying to grasp at your general fabulousness? It isn’t very Pluto in Cap, us it? Bit naff really.

andromeda
andromeda

Soz was not meant to reply to you but I do like you interp!

Raven
Raven

Def would wear… if given to me i’d take it, In a heart beat! Sagg Sun/Moon Scorpio Asc/Neptune LOVE that hair!

Baristagem
Baristagem

😯

Great post Mystic! I am intrigued by the decor, it is fascinating to see inside other people’s homes… it just IS! 😯

I love armour, natal Saturn (with Mars and Jupiter) in Virgo 6th house, and I particularly love the idea of the glove being a part of that! Of course I would wear the glove, it is hot!

Gemini, ruled by the hands… 😀

aurora lights
aurora lights

nice photos.
being a cap would def wear it for:
– fencing and swordsmanship formal events
– chopping up veges for stew round the house and
– temporarily restraining any wild beast with sharp teeth and claws 🙂

goldenfleece
goldenfleece

I think our Mystic contributor Ms. would suit here beautifully. x

Ms.
Ms.

xx

year of the fox
year of the fox

Not impressed. Very “meh” about her look and her stuff. I expect more from Aqua Moons. Maybe I expect too much?

Boring glove unelss you are into fisting with diamond studded exfoliation.

Sweetpea
Sweetpea

oh dear 😆

Saturn Society
Saturn Society

😆

I don’t like any of it either. Not one single thing!!

Too much colour and too much going on!! And those three floor lamps to the right look like glowing condoms!! Yuk.

jomad
jomad

Scorp Sun, Asc, Merc, Neptune here: “meh” to the glove and the mirrors and the bordello red.
Love the hair and skin.
Memo to self: work that grey once it appears and grow that effing hair, Tomboy!

Bluesky
Bluesky

I just love the photo with the couch! I think I would feel “happy” in that room (I do have scorpio in my 4th house). The hallway is too red and closed in feeling.

Beatrice
Beatrice

Don’t forget about her long term affair with French philosopher intellectual Bernard Hemry Levy. She lives with him in NY and ion Paris despite his wife of 17 years, Arielle Dombasle. Betting MM is right about DG’s. Leo rising. BHL is certainly a Leo. His oft-mentioned quote is “God is dead but my hair is perfect!”. There’s def some Leo meeting of the minds between them!

suede_psyche
suede_psyche

He’s a fellow scorp- Maybe he has aries rising or some other strong fire in his chart? If she’s a leo rising, she would be attracted to that (?) as he is known for being narcissistic?

Anonymous
Anonymous

Ha ha! French philosophers! It’s such a pose, non, like being a sleb chef!

Fifi
Fifi

As much as I love shiny baubles, the time and expense to produce that glove makes me want to cry – thinking of all the amazing art it could have funded !

But… that hallway is stunning! Would be a great entry for a club, all those mirrors give it a kind of ‘Less than Zero’ (movie not the book) vibe…

Taurus + Neptune in Scorp

scorpiontailedtongue
scorpiontailedtongue

It could have been used for an artist’s grants or helped a charity. ugh. wastefulness on ugly things.

AquaMeg
AquaMeg

A museum funhouse, more fun to visit than live in. Fascinating, creepy, great for Halloween or masked balls. Decadent and dark in a Leo-Scorp way.

Don’t care for it for me, though. But my ‘dream house’ is a city loft apartment with a frequently changing address .. loaded 9th house lol

Scorpio Sun/Rising
Scorpio Sun/Rising

“a city loft apartment with a frequently changing address” Love that idea! Appeals to my desire for privacy.

La folie
La folie

Me too! I never seem to stay in the one place for too long. Would love to live in the country for the peace n quiet but would get bored (Gem NN)

saturnian
saturnian

Oh seriously MM I love your work, I do, but why would you bother constructing an analysis of a depth journey of someone rich who may have not been summoned to the Plutonic underworld? And re who would wear the diamond glove, where does sociology/class inform this question?

Fi
Fi

thank god someone said it. Veblen, one of my favourite economic sociologists, who early in 20th c wrote a hilarious book on those he called the “leisure class” (ie the types who inhabited the top deck of the Titanic and whose behaviour he described as if describing a strange and curious breed of very wasteful and shallow apes) would call it “conspicuous consumption”. personally, I think that glove is the best argument for serious death duties and capital gains taxes I’ve seen in ages… am middle class. but my grandfathers were (1) a blacksmith and (2) a fitter and turner,… Read more »

Lucy the Leo
Lucy the Leo

That’s not nice! The blog is for everyone, not just you and other people (like me) find this post interesting. Interesting decor, I don’t like it personally, but I admire it and we learned something about astro. Who appointed you the content editor of Mystic’s blog?
Make a comment about DG by all means, but scoffing at the validity of the post is a bit much.

saturnian
saturnian

Thanks Lucy,
i wasn’t scoffing at the validity of the blog – well didn’t mean to at least. Sorry if it came across that way.

I was merely stating my response.

Lucy the Leo
Lucy the Leo

Sorry if I leapt down your throat, it was a reaction to a few of those types of comments I have seen lately, where if Mystic posts something about say Paris Hilton instead of Nordic mythology people tsk tsk,
But I love the mix of content and I love popular culture!
But prob not 100% fair to let rip at you over it!

Saturn Society
Saturn Society

So what if people have a whinge about Paris Hilton or other related posts!
It’s only once in a blue moon that it happens.

What pisses me off is people like you who get upset about anyone who expresses an opinion that’s different to the rest of the flock.
Mystic’s a big girl. Give her some credit for God’s sake. She can handle it and often does with good humour as evidenced in her comment below.

Freedom of speech I say! I welcome a difference of opinion.

High five Saturnian!! Good on you for having the courage to speak your mind.

Lucy the Leo
Lucy the Leo

I understand that Mystic is a big ‘girl’. (isn’t that sort of insulting in Australia?) I have an opinion too, according to your freedom of speech mantra shouldn’t that be okay? I want to make a statement that I LIKE the lighter content. I don’t like whingeing much! Sorry! ps if there were a Saturn Society I would not attempt to join. High five!

saturnian
saturnian

Thanks Saturn Society, I’m a big girl too but your comments are consoling. Thank you. I’ve always found the blog so enriching in its broad range of views but it upset me today. And I own my feelings without blaming others. Perhaps ‘Saturnian’ is not a sexy Avatar. Of course that’s not to discount fellow contrinutors’ abilities to comment on the contents of comments alone. I feel sad. I’m saying good bye to the site today. I respect and appreciate people’s right to say what they feel but clearly the dominant culture of this site is at odds with my… Read more »

Saturn Society
Saturn Society

oh sorry to see you go Saturnian.

I always liked your avatar (it’s a lovely happy face) and enjoyed your contributions.
I understand you wanting to leave though. I’ve been in and out a few times myself.

Take care

x

Domestic Triffid
Domestic Triffid

Speaking as someone who has dipped out of a few online societies in their time… COME BACK !!

I ran across someone a while ago who took exception to my comments… That person never came back… don’t let drifters blow your course 🙂

You are NOT whinging.. .

Mystic holds up what catches her gaze so that we may be reflected, for better or for worse, in her magical astrological perspective.

You are NOT insulting Mystic. Daphne Guinness is a pathetic parasite. First up against the wall.. No pubic hair… etc…

Andromeda
Andromeda

That is so sad Saturnian! I hope you come back soon? I try to recall the value of everything and the price of nothing, which makes me really impractical in this world.. 🙂 Bon voyage for now.

Fi
Fi

Hey Saturnian, Although my gut reaction to the glove (but not the post per se) was same as what was implied in your initial post – what a waste when a billion are starving etc – I am surprised by your characterisation of the culture of the blog. While being respectful of your right to your opinion, having seen the compassion expressed here over the years, (not to mention the supportive or at least tolerant reactions to my frequent and often boring leftie rants!!), I can’t say I’ve noticed lack of empathy for the poor amongst regular posters here. Secondly,… Read more »

Domestic Triffid
Domestic Triffid

heh heh heh good astrology there Fi 😀

BTW Is anyone lese out there slightly alarmed by the way our comments keeps getting thinner and thinner ?

Its not that I mind
Haiku. But I must refuse
Its imposition

😀

Fi
Fi

lol DT, at least it will make me less inclined to long rants in replies to replies to replies!

Lumiere
Lumiere

Well she certainly has an eye for red, scorpy intensity and she looks a bit queen of the feline’s: i’d say leo rising too. I love how she communicates it in that shot with jewelled glove, tasteful in a worshipping cat goddess way. But check out the shadow her hair casts on the wall – like a skull, yukky. David laChapelle is a favorite photographer of mine, and my photographer buddy LOVES his work too – so La La land, vivid colour, 80s… I reckon she’d love to be in one of his art works and she would fit in.… Read more »

Lumiere
Lumiere

came back for a second look :

I love the glove and I’d wear it

I love the hallway

I don’t fancy the shiny floor in the living room and the set out of plants, but love the art, idea and astro behind it

I think she’s cool and I agree with the Barista – it’s great to look in other people’s homes

equilibrium girl
equilibrium girl

Yeah, I spotted the skull shadow she casts too. That was the first thing I saw in the pic before i even noticed the glove. Maybe that says more about me than her…… 😉

plutonic gem
plutonic gem

Yes isn’t that interesting.

Lumiere
Lumiere

Yeah, I agree. There is a saying that we are drawn to the things that help us to reveal our hidden self.

Skulls are pretty pround – think Hamlet holding up skull as he asks ‘to be or not to be’…

Lumiere
Lumiere

profound but I guess pround is OK

Anonymous
Anonymous

Think the skull might be shopped.. the outline doesn’t seem to fit with what should project.

So, if we run with that assumption, it’s got a whole different spin on what she’s trying to create in the pic. The curled up no smoking sign also looks like an addition.

Scorched Earth
Scorched Earth

me on the shopped comment 🙂

Domestic Triffid
Domestic Triffid

She sh*ts me to tears. And she’s too thin. And she has no pubic hair. And her taste in interior decoration is tacky. And she waste waaaay too much time on fashion. Dull-a-r-ama. If I were that rich I buy Vaux Le Vicomte and live like a real person.

Saggie sun, Virgo rising; Scorpio stellium.

No I am not jealous. I just don’t like her.

Domestic Triffid
Domestic Triffid

That damn glove is worth 1.76 million dollars; and *its* tacky too…

scorpiontailedtongue
scorpiontailedtongue

I have Scorpio Rising and the glove is not only tacky but, a complete waste of money. Too many starving people in this world. yuck.

plutonic gem
plutonic gem

Yes agree major waste of money, plain metal w engravings would be fine

Scorpio Sun/Rising
Scorpio Sun/Rising

I completely agree Domestic. I can never wrap my head around people making such a huge tadoo over “objects.” So empty and devoid of anything. Maybe that’s why?

Not my passion at all.

Lauren
Lauren

Agreed. I don’t like anything about it and I have a Scorpio stellium too. The mirrored walls…yuck. Red hallway carpet…yuck. Big close up print of someone’s nostrils…yuck. And that quote of her’s makes no sense at all. Jewelry shouldn’t be a price tag around your neck, but having an outrageous price tag around your wrist is so much better? I do like armor and have seen wonderfully crafted artisan pieces, but the Dark Ages are over and they look far better on a velvet pillow under glass in a museum than worn as everyday wear by modern people. I’ve never… Read more »

doubleliblottascorp
doubleliblottascorp

She’s Paris Hilton with ” taste ” .
I know someone who worked on that glove….they are on just marginally above UK minimum wage. DG constantly moaning in British press about how terrible it is being a muse and how expensive it is.

scorpleorising
scorpleorising

yes must have glove want glove scorp sun leo rising need glove NOW

plutonic gem
plutonic gem

Oh yes! Scorpio rising here and I love the glove, don’t know when I would wear it, when I’m cleaning up my ‘looks like I’m still in my first year out of home’ bedroom, listening to eurythmics blasting through this goddam place! Yes thats when is wear the glove. Oh wanted to mention in that little rant the relationship between the scorp glove and the Virgo cleaning, I’ve often found Virgo and Scorpio to get along profoundly, have you? I once lived next door to an enigma of a person, who inspired me to design armour, I drew many pictures… Read more »

suede_psyche
suede_psyche

grazie ! Funny I have always loved armour- especially on girls. Never thought to attribute it to my scorp rising till now. I agree- virgo and scorps tend to get along well~ I think thats why so many couple up..

*Random tidbit: Actually I have noticed a trend that scorp+virgo couple, taurus+kataka, and seagoat+mermaids hook up. And on the masc elemental side.. I have noticed… sag+libra. Not sure about the others though. Except maybe gem+leo.

suede_psyche
suede_psyche

I’d wear it. Pisces Sun, Kataka Moon; Scorpy Rising.

suede_psyche
suede_psyche

But ONLY if I could have 1 for each hand. (Mars in Gemini ?)

suede_psyche
suede_psyche

and each hand would have to be different. Otherwise that’d be tacky. One more fully covered while the other covers only part of it. OK, done lol. No edit buttons..

plutonic gem
plutonic gem

Ooh love your astro!

harp
harp

On second thoughts, I’d have a go at wearing it also. Kinda like a good Darth Vada – maybe it is imbued with magical powers?

happy neptune in Pisces, tripple water being!

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