Daphne Guinness is (Digitally) Dead!

Thursday, December 2, 2010

You’ve probably heard how every overly Googled celebrity like Kim Kardashian, Justin Timberlake, Lady Gaga and Alicia Keys have decided to go on a digital hunger strike or “digital death,” meaning they won’t use Twitter or Facebook until a million dollars is raised for the charity Keep a Child Alive, which supports AIDS/HIV prevention and education. No tweets from Timberlake? How will we survive?

Honestly, it’s all for a good cause. And at AvenueInsider we were happily surprised to see that our style obsession, the d-vine Daphne Guinness, is also turning off her Blackberry until the million bucks is raised. Yet we still question whether “TheRealDaphne” on Twitter (she only follows 5 people – Franca Sozzani of Vogue Italia, Karl Lagerfeld and BlackBerryHelp are three) and has just 972 followers herself is actually the brewery heiress/fashion icon. Hmmm.

“TheRealDaphne” last tweeted on November 30th (the digital death campaign started on December 1st, World AIDS Day): “Someone just told me I am a socialite! If only! I did not know that was a term anymore!” That somehow doesn’t sound very Daphne-like, but the beauty posing in the cyber-coffin is definitely the wild-style daredevil we adore. Stay tuned.


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