Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Unapologetically Anna...

 Those of you who follow my Blog for some time now might remember a small post I wrote on the boundaries of style a while ago (right here) . With in the past year, as I was reading more and more on the subject of flamboyant and down right outrageous, in your face evolution  of Anna Dello Russo, editor-in-chief of Vogue Japan, I thought the topic simply must be revisited.
Especially since the style of Anna involves kaleidoscope of phenomenal hats which, in my opinion, she wears extraordinarily well. It takes more than an effort to create persona as globally recognizable as persona of Anna Dello Russo.
In Anna's case it is an obvious, self sacrificing,constant and endless labor of love. Now, let's be honest: how many of us, servants of Fashion, truly live and breathe Fashion every single moment of our lives? Only for that reason along Anna, in my opinion, deserves standing ovation. :-)
                                  
 Frankly, I am a bit stunned by the amount of negative posts and comments the target of which is Anna, her choice of shoes, hats, outfits, the absence of makeup her manner in which she smiles (or doesn't smile) and lately her new perfume.
                                                 
 Anna Dello Russo, of course, could not care less, but I, somehow, feel the need to say something to the contrary. With all that is Anna, she managed to located the sensitive, vulnerable grace hiding within a bloody, maligned, often unforgiving industry that is Fashion.
                                                 
 Anna's exaggerated obsession with Fashion sparkles with breathtaking beauty and at the same time reveals intense demands of Anna's ultimate goal - by her very own admission "I don't want to be Cool, I want to be - Fashion". I admire this ability to lure with expectation. I know I always wait impatiently to see what she will wear next, what fantasy will she present to the world.
 This ability to lure with expectation is  near-impossible task, requiring considerable skill and effort. With that, I am adding Anna Dello Russo to the list of women I would love to create beautiful hat one day. Another round of Global Fashion Weeks is almost here, I can not wait to see what Anna will be wearing next!
                                                   

18 comments:

Stilettostetico said...

Actually Anna Dello Russo's creative eccentricities (spontaneously) evoke me a certain (and utterly baroque-inspired) art of Masquerade, a never ending play of appearances transcending her silhouette as a metaphorical artwork through Fashion universe . . .
ps: I warmly wish you Happy Holidays Dear Anna !!!

à Bientôt, Antoine

Talking with Tami said...

Wow she has great style love the hats! xoxo

Maggi said...

I'm with you, I adore any design that's out of the ordinary and not so "every day". Go Anna!

Jan said...

I must confess, I had to look her up.
So, she's a fashion maniac!
Fine by me. Life would be so boring if we were all the same.
She would adore one of your creations I'm sure Anya.
xxx

Holly Rose said...

WOW, I never knew about her until now! & her style is off the chains! I LIKE IT! The feathers & such, its just lovely! I am so loving the apples, Im trying to figure out now where I can get something similar LOL. But her boldness is something to be admired, whether you like it or not bc it such a leap from the ordinary! I like it! I will be on the lookout for her now! Thank you for this wonderful post!

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Denise Fike said...

anya, here is an idea. lets send her one of the paintings I create of your smashing hats!

Lee Duncan is HatStruck said...

When I was much much younger, I loved to watch the TV show "The Twilight Zone." In one particular episode the male character couldn't stand anyone and wished that everyone would be like him; he received his wish. The men, and women, looked liked him, dressed like him, acted like him. In the end the character went crazy. So, I welcome the differences between people. I guarantee you that, if you could see my wardrobe, you would welcome her's :)

Dustjacket Attic said...

I think Anna brings a joyful, original and independent difference to fashion. What a boring world it would be if we took that out....and we were all the same...no thank you.
love DJ

janettaylor said...

I love Anna!

Haute World said...

She is incredible. I agree that she's one of the few who truly lives and breathes fashion and is fearless in that respect.

Hope you had a wonderful Christmas my dear :)

annaluks said...

I enjoy reading your blog Anya and your work is amazing!

Hope Ava said...

I always appreciate a true original! We need more people like that in the world!! I love the grey and the black feather hats...exquisite! Hope you had a wonderful Christmas Anya!!

xoxo
Hope Ava

SabinePsynopsis said...

Anna is beyond critique because she dares to live her passion so devotedly. I love her choices of hats, clothes and shoes.
Wishing you a wonderful end of the year, Anya! xoxo

Theonlyfashionprincess said...

She's cool. I really like some of her clothingensambles. The YSL tranparant cape is perfect. nice blog, hope you will become a follower of my blog too?
x

Jessica said...

I LOVE HATS!! I'm so glad to have found your blog!

Sandy at Ooh La Frou Frou said...

Hello, Angel. Love the quote, "I don't want to be cool. I want to be fashion." Think I need a pillow with that on it! ;) Thanks so much, sweetness, for the wonderful note on the blog. I feel quite the neglectful mistress neglecting my favorite blogs during the holiday, as I've been doing absolutely nothing but ... nothing! A much needed holiday, however, but I've missed everyone and am looking forward to the new year and getting back to the fun! May you step into the new year amidst sparkles and glitter and be surrounded by all of the magic that is the birth of a New Year! Left you a little note xoxo

Draffin Bears said...

Dear Anya,

Anna is wonderful and thanks for sharing this fabulous post on her.
Yes, her originality is what makes the world an interesting and fun place.
Sorry to hear about your eventful Christmas, what a time you had!
I really hope that life has quietened down and now I want to wish you, the very happiest New Year and all the best for good health and happiness and much love for 2011.

Hugs
Carolyn

Pratishtha Durga said...

Dear Anya,
I have followed some of the negative press about her and I completely agree with you. To take a path less tread, just to maintain one's loyalty to the concept of true fashion... that requires courage. And Anna has that...
This is a beautiful post and an apt ode to this woman who has upheld fashion above all else.

Hope you and your loved ones have a great new year...