Lady Kinvara Balfour is a director, producer, writer and speaker. Her work spans the worlds of tech, fashion, theatre and film.
Kinvara has advised and directed the launch of several major tech platforms in UK and USA including DailyCandy.com (acquired by Comcast in 2004), KeyNoir, Time Out, Vanity Fair UK and, most recently, SWNG (acquired by Microsoft in 2017). Kinvara speaks at conferences around the world about tech, trends and the zeitgeist. She is the creator of THE VISIONARIES, a series of mini-films shot on iPhone, filmed and directed by herself, which feature the key thought leaders of the world. Her series ‘Fashion in Conversation at the Apple Store’, for whom she has interviewed the likes of Tom Ford, Anna Wintour, Manolo Blahnik and Philip Treacy, is available to an audience of over 900 million on iTunes. Most recently, Kinvara is Executive Producer on McQueen, a feature documentary about the late, great fashion designer Alexander McQueen which is currently airing in cinemas around the world. She is an ambassador for London’s Royal Court theatre and has written two stage plays.
Sign up for the Thrive Global newsletter
“People look for retreats for themselves, in the country, by the coast, or in the hills . . . There is nowhere that a person can find a more peaceful and trouble-free retreat than in his own mind. . . . So constantly give yourself this retreat, and renew yourself.”
- MARCUS AURELIUS