DAPHNE NEWS

Then & Now – OKM

Then & Now - OKM Orphans Know More 12th anniversary celebration Dinner Dance Orphans Know More is a relationally based partnership working together to give orphans a Face, a Family and a Future As an Ambassador for Orphans Know More I was thrilled to attend my...

Manners Lost

Life has changed so much during the 89 years I've lived and the difference in manners is something I'm conscious of as I go about my daily life. As I dash around London jumping on and off buses, trains and the underground (I do take a taxi from time to time but it...

Primark Campaign – Glam Gran

  Primark  Autumn 2017 Campaign - My Generation with Glam Gran Daphne       Primark: For AW17 we haven’t merely gone back to the drawing board. No, no, no… more like the Pinterest boards, the FAQ boards, and, yes, even the skate boards, to talk...

UK Literary Festival Book Tour

Book Tour Daphne is booked to appear at the following UK Literary Festivals to discuss her book and do book signings of The Way We Wore: A Life In Clothes published in the UK by Pan Macmillan. For information on the book including publications overseas and how to...

Lonely Is As Lonely Does

Being lonely and feelings of loneliness seem to be more common than ever.  From the increasingly young right through the ages to the very old it can get a hold and start a circle of negative feelings.  Creating an increasing lack of confidence and spiralling downwards...

Mirror, Mirror

Mirror, mirror, on the wall who is the fairest of them all?  First quoted in the 1812 Brothers Grimm fairy tale Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs where the Evil Queen mutters the famous words directly to her mirror and later made into various films including with great...

Makeup As You Get Older

Makeup as you get older is something many worry about or worse still have lost confidence with and stopped using altogether. I get to wear fabulous makeup when I'm on fashion shoots and have expert makeup artists apply it using the latest products they've researched...

Birthday Surprise

Today is a special day - Daphne's 89th Birthday with a birthday surprise.  Thinking about what we could do for Daphne to celebrate with her there was one thing that really stood out.  It was something we'd known about but never done before.  It combines various things...

Confidence Plan

Confidence Plan Thank you so much for your interest in my Confidence Course.  A lack of confidence or wanting more confidence is something I see and hear about all the time.  I feel that I know a lot about it after all my years of experience and the life I have been...

Do you get enough sleep?

Do you get enough beauty sleep? I know that getting enough sleep can be a problem for many of us.  I'm constantly asked why I'm so fit and active and I think a good part of it is down to that fact that I'm a good sleeper and always have been.  Is this just luck?  I...

Confidence Update

Confidence Update Hello, Claire here Daphne’s daughter, I want to say a big thank you to those of you for the interest in Daphne’s coming Confidence Course - it really is quite overwhelming.  I do think Daphne is really on to something here for those of us who don’t...

The Beauty Advantage

Beauty Advantage - do the good-looking have an extra benefit?   I read that beauty advantage according to top economists is a scientific fact and that beautiful people have more opportunities than others.  Whether this is right or not is another matter but what I...

Exercise and Live Longer

Exercise and live longer - Is it true? I was always told to sweat everyday for at least 10 minutes and this has kept me in good stead along with my own combination of yoga, pilates and stretch exercises that I do each morning. The latest research by medical journal...

Confidence Review

I'm pleased to say that it is almost time for a review - a confidence review: Are you happy with how you feel, look and are approaching this stage of your life? How is your wardrobe, make-up, hair, confidence and self-esteem? Do you want this next chapter in live to...

Can I give job advice for the older woman?

Am I qualified to give job advice to anyone let alone job advice for the older woman?  I'm finding that I'm being asked more and more and it's a concern for many?  As someone who is working happily and successfully at 88 years old maybe there is some sense in...

Uncomfortable Tights – A Leg Dilemma

Tights - A Leg Dilemma! As someone who is keen to keep up with all things 'modern' there is one thing that I constantly have trouble with.  I endeavour to get on with tights but it is always an unsatisfactory experience.  I just find they make me feel so constricted...

True Confidence

True Confidence - Spring 2017 PIBE “Let’s Play It By Ear” True Confidence PIBE is a quarterly womenswear and menswear journal focused on fashion, beauty and art. Curious, optimistic and experienced, Daphne Selfe is the answer to your everyday inspiration.  ...

Technology At 88

When I was a girl I could never have imagined the technology we have available at our fingertips today.  If I wanted to know something I had to go to the Library and search through the reference books or ask someone knowledgeable - luckily for me my father was an...