Monday 1 July 2013

Daisy Fellowes, 1890-1962 (French fashion icon)

* The notoriously caustic Daisy Fellowes had Saturn in Leo in the 8th House ruling her Ascendant in the first degree of Capricorn.


The Hon. Daisy Fellowes (April 29, 1890 – December 13, 1962) was a celebrated 20th-century society figure, acclaimed beauty, minor novelist and poet, Paris Editor of American Harper's Bazaar, fashion icon, and an heiress to the Singer sewing machine fortune. She died in Paris.

Her first husband, whom she married 10 May 1910 in Paris, was Jean Amédée Marie Anatole, Prince of Broglie. He died of influenza on 20 February 1918 while serving with the French Army in Mascara, Algeria, though malicious observers gossiped that he actually committed suicide as a result of his homosexuality having been exposed.They had three daughters:

Of her Broglie children, the notoriously caustic Daisy once said, "The eldest is like her father, only more masculine. The second is like me, only without the guts. And the last is by some horrible little man called Lischmann."

Her second husband, whom she married on August 9, 1919 in London, was the Hon. Reginald Ailwyn Fellowes (1884–1953). He was a banker cousin of Winston Churchill and the son of William Fellowes, 2nd Baron de Ramsey. They had one child, Rosamond Daisy Fellowes (1921–1998).

Among her lovers was Duff Cooper, the British ambassador to France.

Fellowes wrote several novels and at least one epic poem. Her best-known work is Les dimanches de la comtesse de Narbonne (1931, published in English as Sundays). She also wrote the novel Cats in the Isle of Man.

She was known as one of the most daring fashion plates of the 20th century, arguably the most important patron of the surrealist couturier Elsa Schiaparelli. She was also a friend of the jeweller Suzanne Belperron.

Read more from her Wikipedia biography.

Photo Credit: The Hon. Daisy Fellowes with her "Tutti-Frutti" necklace from Cartier SA in 1937. Photo by Cecil Beaton.


BIRTH DATA: Marguerite Séverine Philippine Decazes de Glücksbierg, 29 April 1890, 23:30 (11:30 p.m.) LMT (-0:09:20), Paris, France (48n52, 02e20). ASC: 00 Capricorn. RR: AA (from birth record). SOURCE: Sy Scholfield (c) quotes birth certificate no. 494 at the Parisian archives, 16e.

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