I’m Daphne Selfe – model, a person full of curiosity and optimism, as I have been for most of my 89 years.

My desire is to inspire you to embrace all stages of your life and truly believe it gets better and better – it really can, even though you may have been told otherwise!

I continue to model, travel the world and have new adventures. My intention is to encourage and build confidence through passing on my knowledge and experience.

I am sharing my legacy through:


Fashion Police say NO

The Fashion Police say NO I was perplexed at the criticism the UK fashion police gave leading actress Dame Helen Mirren for wearing a backpack at the age of 73. The comment being this was too old.  Backpacks long associated with school children and mountain climbers...

Private Club Idea

A private club idea: The Model Minder, Claire and I have for sometime been thinking about what you our wonderful online friends and family might like. Importantly, what you might need or want to make life even better. Focussing on the areas of modelling, fashion,...

Model Minder Steps Up

The Model Minder Steps Up   The Model Minder Steps Up: After much thought the Model Minder (my eldest daughter Claire) has decided to step out from behind the computer here at daphneselfe.com and go modelling!  Luckily for us she will still find time for the keyboard...

Natural beauty is largely what shines out of you, irrespective of your physical attributes and circumstances. It’s in your eyes, attitude, poise and attention to those around you. There are rules which I find are mainly untaught that I can teach you.

  • No more wondering where and how do I get started in modelling
  • Or who can I turn to and trust
  • Had enough of feeling invisible
  • It’s all over and downhill from now on – I say nonsense to that!

Modelling since 1949 with no signs of stopping. As long as I am booked to model, I shall keep turning up