Anna Dello Russo is the editor at large and creative consultant for Vogue Japan. She spent 18 years at Condé Nast Italia as Fashion Editor at Vogue Italia and serving as Editor of L’Uomo Vogue from 2000-2006. Anna was born in Bari, and currently lives in Italia, Milan. She is a true innovator and fashionista. I remember first seeing Dello Russo in the popular street style blog The Sartorialist. She is said to own over 4,000 pairs of shoes and she has two apartments, one in which she lives and the other is for all her clothes and shoes. Amazing right?
Anna is fearless, loud and endlessly flamboyant. Most fashion editors can be a little restrained and stiff. She blogs twice a week, for five hours at a time, about anything that tickles her fancy. Anna began gaining a public profile in 2006, via Sartorialist.com where Schulman made a regular feature of Dello Russo and her extravagant style.
Dello Russo once said “I don’t want to be cool. I want to be fashion”. That quote made me realize that fashion is a sense of individuality and expression. It’s all about taking risks and to truly love yourself. Anna inspires so much and she doesn’t even know it. A street-style legend who only gets better with age. I get inspiration from her daily she is so wild in whatever she does. As fashion week is still in toll she is traveling everywhere. She suffers for fashion, and so do I. Anna truly lives and breathes fashion and practices what she preaches: “Nothing succeeds like excess.”