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The legendary Anna Dello Russo

Let’s be honest: In the fashion world you can find a lot of people whose style, ideas and overall aura is extremely interesting. One of them though, Anna Dello Russo, seems to outstand and create her own category. Anna is an old love of mine. Long before she created her infamous accessories collection for H&M (at selected stores worldwide from the 4th of October) and  be known by almost everyone, she had already made me wonder how can a person be that fabulous. You see, Anna is not your everyday fashion maniac. She is crazy ,elegant, smart and always one step further from the rest. From her hats to her shoes , everything about her is unique. She was born in Bari, Italy as a daughter of a psychiatrist father and since she was little she was in love with fashion. When her mother told her she needed a new pair of jeans, she responded that what she really needed was a new Versace jacket. Anna has an M.A. degree in Italian Literature and Art History taken at the Bari University and attended the Domus Academy in Milan for a masters in fashion . Her career includes 18 years at Conde Nast Italia (where she was a fashion editor at Vogue and then chief editor of L’Uomo Vogue) and 6 years at Vogue Nippon as editor at large till this day. She was described by Helmut Newton as a “fashion maniac” but despite being one of the fashions elite like Anna Wintour, Carine Roitfeld or Daphne Guinness ,she is loud, excited and has an amazing sense of humor at what she does. Needless to say that Anna was one of the first who understood and really worked on the blogging explosion. These days, her blog is one of the most visited, she has launched a perfume with Yoox and a (accessories) collection with H&M. She is like a pop star, the so called Lady Gaga of fashion. I don’t know what the future may bring for Anna Dello Russo but one thing is for sure: it will be fabulous

 

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Olivia,Olivia,Olivia…

As the virgin post in my Personas column of the blog i couldn’t choose someone other  than my beloved Olivia Palermo. You see i adore Olivia not only for her impeccable sense of style, but for her grace, her aura the way she carries herself. She has been compared to  the irreplaceable Audrey Hepburn a lot of times. Being the daughter of real estate developer of Italian descent Douglas Palermo and interior designer Lynn Hutchings, she grew up mainly in the Upper East Side in  New York City and in  Connecticut .Olivia  was on the field hockey team of her school. Among others she studied media at The New School in New York. Called “the real Blair Waldorf” she made a name for herself as a socialite in Manhattan’s Upper East Side .Her rumored rivalry with Tinsley Mortimer and the blog “Social Rank” that used to stalk and bitch about UES socialites – including Palermo-  have inspired Gossip Girl . When in the middle of an unfair scandal ,Olivia famously told everyone who gave her a bad time “I may be a young girl, but behind every young girl is a powerful father.” In 2008 she costarred alongside Whitney Port in the MTV show called “The City” .Although it was supposed to be a reality show , the truth is she played a character that was clearly designed to be the bitchy girl you love to hate. These days  Olivia is an extremely kind person and  model who has previously worked at Diane von Furstenberg and Elle magazine. Her Über handsome boyfriend,  Johannes Huebl accompanies her in the front row of every fashion week and even works with her as a model like in the Tibi campaign or magazine editorials. Olivia Palermo is the ultimate it girl, front rower and elegant celebrity right now. If only more were like her we wouldn’t have to deal with the ords of trashy D listed so called stars ( hear that Snooky?)

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