As Fashion Director at Large and creative consultant at Vogue Japan, Anna Dello Russo has become rather notorious for her eclectic styling. From veiled beanies and exaggerated headpieces to statement necklaces, she’s not afraid of piling on the accessories to create a truly memorable ensemble. H&M obviously appreciates Anna’s ability to accessorize, partnering with the Italian fashion icon on a collection due out this October featuring wonderfully over-the-top jewelry, shoes, sunglasses and bags.
During fashion show season, Vogue Japan's editor-at-large often attracts as much - and sometimes more - attention than the clothes on the catwalks. She's a favourite on street style blogs like The Sartorialist and Garance Doré and has legions of fashion fans across the globe.
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Based in Milan, Dello Russo has two apartments - one for herself and another for her clothes. "I collect a clothes," she told Glamour. "I'm like a buyer... at the start of every season, I have a wish-list. Who cares if I don't get a chance to wear it all? I just love owning it."
"My mother used to say I looked like a Christmas tree; I would wear everything at the same time. I still do. I'm a maximalist." And when UK Glamour asked her what she wears to the supermarket, she responded, "Supermarket? I don't go to the supermarket! I'd rather buy clothes. Clothes are my religion."
After spending 18 years at Condé Nast Italia - starting as a fashion editor at Vogue Italia - Dello Russo went on to become editor of L'Uomo Vogue from 2000-2006 before assuming her current role for Vogue Japan. She has her own hugely popular blog, where she chronicles her unique daily looks (one of her New Year's resolutions is to "Try, I say try to wear some outfit TWICE"), and she launched her own fragrance in 2010 as well as a collection of T-shirts featuring the editor in her favourite outfits (which sold out in a day), and she plans to make a record in 2011.
Here, we take a look at the style of one of fashion's most inimitable stars.