INTERVIEW: Anna Dello Russo [@annadellorusso]
Jul 12, 2010 - by Annabelle Cheesecake, Parisian Princess
For those who don't know, Anna Dello Russo is the Italian editor at large & creative consultant for Vogue JAPAN. Street style photographers stalk her wherever she goes as she only wears couture and outfits once. She's a true style icon! Read our exclusive interview after the jump...
Do you read fashion blogs? Yes of course! I started at the beginning of 2010 because of all this interest in this online digital media, but I always followed Scott (Schuman), Garance and Tommy Tom since they started.
My favs are: The Sartorialist, Garance Doré, Jak and Jil, BryanBoy, Chic Muse, Shelby, All The Pretty Birds, Purple Diary, Self Service Blog, Style Rookie, The Love Magazine, Swide Magazine, and Scala Regia.
None. I like to see every show. I really enjoy the vibe when the shows start.
Shoes! I can survive without clothes, but I will die if i don't get the right shoes. I collect them I have more than 4,000 pairs of shoes and if I can wear a Zara dress, I cannot wear cheap shoes.
Because I travel so much I like to shop properly in each different city. For example US designers in NYC (Marc Jacobs, Phi, Proenza Schoule r, Alexander Wang, Joseph Altuzarra, Rodarte,) French designers in Paris, and Italian designers in Milan.
To not get old! Fashion keeps me young and keeps my eyes fresh. I have to update myself every morning. I'm so curious about all the visionary phenomena that changes the contemporary scenario. I call myself "the vestal of fashion" because for me fashion is a muse and you must seduce her. How? You have to feed the creative fire, so it doesn't vanish.
If you've been given a weekend to do anything, anywhere, what would you do?
I love to do intensive workshop of Astanga yoga completed by a long swim, meditation, and pranayama.
Carine Roitfeld. She has always fascinated me with her intriguing attitude and her incredible way of dressing.
I always say that the visibility is not enough to start in this profession, it's hard work. You need to assist some editors with humbleness and devotion for a least 10 years. You must to do without speaking and with a watchful eyes only to learn.
A Saleswoman. I love buying clothes and I'd like to be in a shop dressing up other women.
Thanks Anna, check out her great blog here