Daphne Guinness Hates to be Called ‘Eccentric,’ Used to Be a ‘Real Tomboy’

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“I truly hate the word [eccentric]," Guinness told the Times. “I’m actually very grounded ... eccentrics are almost asexual, and that is not something you can say of me, by any means.” As a young child being raised by wealthy bohemians in Cadaqués, Spain, Guinness "was overly serious and thoughtful, a real tomboy, always dressing up as a knight or a pirate or a red Indian. If there is anything you can say about me, it’s that I have not lost the imagination I had when I was 5 years old.” [NYT]