Saturday, October 16, 2010

Anna Dello Russo.

While in Paris recently I was lucky enough to catch (several) glimpses of the infinitely amazing Anna Dello Russo. For those who have been living under a rock, she is the fashion director-at-large at Vogue Nippon, and famous for owning not one, but two apartments in Milan- one for her and her adorable chihuahua Cucciolina, and the other (climate-controlled, of course) to house her ever-expanding collection of designer clothes and shoes. You too would need a second house if you owned over 4000 pairs of shoes. (And for those who are currently rolling their eyes at the excess of it all- her plan is to eventually have her collection archived so that it can be studied by fashion students, historians and enthusiasts alike.)

She is even more gorgeous in person than in photos, and I'm not just referring to her glamorous style (or those legs). She was all too happy to flash her 400-watt smile every which way, pose for street-style bloggers and crazy paps and repeat with loving detail what (or who) exactly she was wearing. Whilst other high-profile editors slinked away silently through the crowd gathered outside of Le Grand Hotel, Anna seemed genuinely delighted to stand there and share her love for fashion with all. I doubt that there is anyone in the world who loves fashion more that ADR, and it is refreshing to see someone who is as proud in their passion as she. 

Above (outside Balmain)
Dress: Balmain
Shoes: Pierre Hardy
Jewellery: "My own"- ADR

Below (outside Gareth Pugh)
Brocade Jumpsuit: Rochas
Shoes: Valentino
Leopard clutch: Fendi


  1. Are these your photos?! That's amazing that you got so close!!

  2. Yep, my photos! I know I was shocked myself. And oh so happy my camera card decides to run out of space at the exact moment she's standing in front of me! X

  3. JC is a Swedish clothing store (short for Jeans and Clothes) and got stores in north Europe.

    You can see all the stores here. Since it's a relatively small chain I think it will be hard for you to find a store if you live in Australia, and I bought it some months ago so the chances of finding it are quite small :(

  4. L-O-V-E!!! Great shots Adellie :)