Thanks to fashion blog, The Backseat Stylers , for feasting me on fresh pics of Anna dello Russo for H&M in Vogues from other countries, in other languages. Really, the English speaking world is always a bit in ritardo. Other than the obvious, dello Russo looks fucking glam as a honey boo boo tiara, these editorial shots hark back to the Eurotrash aesthetic. I’ve been trying to get you guys on this train for a long time, two photographs of ADR in a ball gown are worth 4 years of blog posts.
You don’t just sit out in the piazza and eat an ice cream. You belong in the piazza, facing the sun so that your crystal embellished faceshields catch the light. Your dress is a light cream creation, your tan offsets the bright. The coral nailpolish compliments your greep apple gelato choice. One hundred rainbow bangles. Leather tote, Bottega Veneta. And little ballerina flats you bought in Madrid last summer, slightly worn, but were made for the placid cobblestone, evened out by centuries of footsteps, upon which you stand. And it all looks like it’s out of a movie… but isn’t that what Anna wants?
“In orde to be elegant, a woman must begin by knowing how to make a wise selection from among the multitude of clothes that are offered for sale at every price. If to this science she is able to add the gift of inventing personal details – such as the placement of a jewel, or an unexpected combination of colours – she then becomes a fashion leader and one of those rare women who set a style to be followed by others.”
- Madame Dariaux, A Guide to Elegance.
ADR for H&M will be available Oct 4th online and in store.