Have you ever been described as a “fashion maniac” by Helmut Newton? Well Anna dello Russo sure did.
She was born in Bari, Southern Italy, and when she is not jet-setting to countless different cities, she resides in Milan. She started her notable career working at Condé Nast Italia for eighteen years, as Fashion Editor at Vogue Italia, and then as editor of L’Uomo Vogue. She is currently the Editor At Large and Creative Consultant for Vogue Japan.
You can often find Dello Russo featured in fashion blogs such as The Sartorialist and Jak & Jil, and for good reasons. Her eccentric style, passion and dedication make her stand out as an iconic and unique figure in the fashion world. She does not follow any fashion rules, and instead creates her own. She masters the art of combining trends, and expresses her freedom through them as she believes you can only look good if you feel comfortable in what you wear.
Something that might help her do so are her 4,000 pairs of shoes. They are clearly one of her main forms of expression, and even quoted “I can be naked as long as I am wearing the right pair of shoes.” In 2010, she created a new fragrance named Beyond…with the bottle in the form of a shoe. Then in 2012, she partnered with the colossal Swedish fashion brand, H & M, to release her new collection which includes bags, jewelry, sunglasses…and a feather hat, but that goes without saying.
If you want a last piece of wisdom from the talented Anna dello Russo, follow this: “Nothing succeeds like excess.” Go ahead and dare to express yourself!
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