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On the Street.... Anna Piaggi


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Tuesday, August 04, 2009

On the Street.... Anna Piaggi

I know she is a little over dramatic, but every time I see Anna Piaggi she forces me to really consider her mix of patterns, colors and genres - I love that. She is a true, modren Style Icon.

Comments on "On the Street.... Anna Piaggi"


Anonymous StreetstyleNews said ... (10:48 AM) : 

Yes, a little over dramatic ;-)
- but so authentic!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:50 AM) : 

Love it! I feel the uniquely European fantastic theatre tradition of jesters , mimes and cirque coming through.


Blogger FiL said ... (10:50 AM) : 

wow she's just great !!!
Very nice mix!



Blogger JFK Jean said ... (10:51 AM) : 

She's on her own plane...and that jacket!! I need one in my life!!


Blogger Sabrina said ... (10:53 AM) : 

I love her, she is a genius!!
she is always amazing!what a woman!!!


Blogger A. Morgan said ... (10:59 AM) : 

She´s special!Do you know?.xx


Blogger Oh Dear Charlotte said ... (11:12 AM) : 

she is my icon. i wish isabella blow had been able to live to this age and continued her own flair too.


Blogger Anik L. said ... (11:18 AM) : 

She's just fantastic! Always fun to see what she will wear next!


Blogger taryn said ... (11:20 AM) : 

I agree she does it in a way no one else could, so unabashed but at the same time honest. She's uber "couture". I could NEVER (nor would I even try) to pull off her look, but it definitely gives some yummy food for thought.

The jacket is genius.


Blogger Fashion4Life said ... (11:25 AM) : 

hmm she is a character isnt she? i envy that she can so effortlessly wear such a, well, interesting outfit. ;)


Blogger Ashley said ... (11:27 AM) : 

Fashion's last eccentric?


Blogger Bibi in wonderland said ... (11:31 AM) : 

Anna is so theatrical, but yet so true.. A real guru.


Blogger american dream said ... (11:38 AM) : 

oh myyy


Anonymous Therese said ... (11:40 AM) : 

Lovely! Very dramatic. H&M actually has a jacket very similar to that one out now. At least in Stockholm.


Anonymous CommarrahJewelia said ... (11:42 AM) : 

Price tag and patterns aside, I really think that you can only look good in something you believe you look good in. This woman knows she looks good and her face says it all; "Go ahead. Try and tell me I don't look fantastic. See what happens."


Blogger Titus said ... (11:54 AM) : 



Anonymous Anonymous said ... (12:06 PM) : 

Chanel jacket... I could die for it!!!


Blogger Bette V. said ... (12:11 PM) : 

She dares to be herself, which I think is amazing. Her style is beyond Avantgarde.


Anonymous Emma Howard said ... (12:14 PM) : 

She may not be young in body but her outlook on life is fresh.


Anonymous Antonio Barros said ... (12:17 PM) : 

She is much more than that!
Anna Piaggi is also a lovely and kind lady!


Blogger Dream Sequins said ... (12:18 PM) : 

Rocking a handful of trends in ONE outfit. I need to try this!


Anonymous Helenissima said ... (12:29 PM) : 

Yes! But the Jacket rules! I couldn't have gone without making a copy for my 'military jacket' themed blog - "Armed Beauty" ( Thank you, SARTORIALIST!!!


Blogger Couture Millinery Atelier. said ... (12:33 PM) : 

She is so eclectic and so very theatrical! I adore her hats!:-)))


Blogger The Glamorous Housewife said ... (12:41 PM) : 

Seeing her makes me miss Isabella Blow all the more.

Thanks doll,
The Glamorous Housewife


Blogger Laura said ... (12:43 PM) : 

Incredibly dramatic! But pretty fantastic.
Am I the only one who wants her as my aunt/grandma?


Blogger Romina said ... (12:44 PM) : 

many people love her just because they know who is she, what if you see a perfect stranger dressed like this...?it would probably be the target for the critics of the fashionable shallow people who follows the rules of the day.
She creates, what fashion should be doing all the time


Blogger Brian said ... (12:44 PM) : 

Great look if you want to be mistaken for the bookkeeper at Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium on her lunch break...


Blogger MsSvelteNY said ... (12:46 PM) : 

I've always loved this woman, I feel so stylistically repressed every time I see her. sigh.


Blogger Jess said ... (12:56 PM) : 

Oh Dear Charlotte, I was thinking the same thing... this woman made me wish we could've seen a lifetime more of Issy Blow!


Blogger Karolina said ... (12:57 PM) : 

WHat does she do?



Anonymous AnonymousJK said ... (12:58 PM) : 

She truly is the Mad Hatter! OTT for sure, but that's Anna1


Anonymous soobie said ... (1:01 PM) : 

Love Anna Piaggi's eclectic and inspiring style! Her retrospective in London at V&A was amazing


Blogger Kimberley said ... (1:02 PM) : 

I just adore Anna


Blogger Jeannie said ... (1:06 PM) : 

She looks like she could be a character from one of Hayao Miyazaki's cartoons. Very interesting look!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (1:08 PM) : 

aww, she's such an extravaganza i ADORE her. i don't think she's dramatic, i actually believe she's one of the last people in the fashion industry to be wearing what they love wearing and have their own little history of style! i've seen her at the chanel boutique she was stunning such an amazing icon and beautiful creature. continue inspiring us anna!


Blogger martis said ... (1:21 PM) : 

Wow, she put together everything what's possible: Westwood, Galliano and Dior and stuf... really special...


Blogger miss sophie said ... (1:39 PM) : 

i love her turqoise and gold-tipped cane! and the admiral jacket is pretty awesome - only she could rock this look and pull it off :)


Blogger Sonja Blackham said ... (1:53 PM) : 

I can only hope to be so creative and free at her age!


Blogger Fannah said ... (1:55 PM) : 

she wears it well. on anybody else it would be weird, but on her it's just.. natural :)


Blogger Macy said ... (2:04 PM) : 

The blue walking stick is ace. Can we have a series of Icons Over 50 please?


Anonymous Martin said ... (2:09 PM) : 

Dude, she's a circus clown. But I love it.


Blogger JouJou Loves You said ... (2:28 PM) : 

I don't find her dramatic...I consider her to be a true artist. Most people wouldn't even have the guts or know how to put something like this together...let alone actually wear it. True art is when we create things others cannot...or would not.


Anonymous holly said ... (2:47 PM) : 

Talk about someone that embraces her own unique style sense...You've got to love makes me happy


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (2:53 PM) : 

Interesting and eccentric, yes. But the work that went into putting together this assemblage is blatantly evident--and that, in turn, exhibits a lack of a certain je nais sais qua.
The tilt of the hat is wonderfully amusing, though--as is the bright cupid's bow mouth.


Blogger michaeljosephowens said ... (2:55 PM) : 

Anna's nothing but perfect, from the top of her hat the soles of her shoes!


Blogger Phoebe Rose said ... (3:19 PM) : 

She's just so damn cool.


Blogger Nataliexxx said ... (3:19 PM) : 

She reminds me of a theatre and/or drama teacher/lecturer. As a student for so many years I've come to realise that teachers of the arts are always the most sartorial.


Anonymous lizelle said ... (3:29 PM) : 

I am reminded of Vivienne Westwood. Sharp & bold.


Blogger elen houin said ... (3:34 PM) : 

i can't wait for roisin murphy to age a few decades


Blogger josh said ... (3:51 PM) : 

true artist


Blogger Rowdy and Chic... said ... (3:56 PM) : 

It may be dramatic, but you cannot deny that the jacket is tres chic, n'est-ce pas?


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (4:22 PM) : 

Dear God!
There's something about this that reminds of a Cockney King or Queen.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (4:37 PM) : 

La Piaggi...does it get any better? I think not.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (5:03 PM) : 

AMAZING. what a dame


Anonymous betsy and iya said ... (5:13 PM) : 

oh my good god, I love this. texture. confidence. fun, blatant shameless fun.


Blogger ThoughtsoftheSoulFuel said ... (5:46 PM) : 

I Love it, she dne well


Anonymous Style Scanner said ... (5:56 PM) : 

In the words of Rachel Zoe: "Bananas but I die"...


Anonymous Sara Lua said ... (6:17 PM) : 

I love Anna Piaggi - fearless & artistic. She wears characters, esp love her French & Italian Poiret looks.


Blogger Brigadeiro said ... (6:36 PM) : 

Unbelievable! She's truly one of a kind! :)


Blogger hi-d said ... (6:40 PM) : 

More power to her! :)


Blogger Duchesse said ... (7:04 PM) : 

When I see her, I do not enjoy her appearance. Am I the only person on the planet who thinks this? At the same time, I applaud Anna Piaggi (and all others) for wearing what makes them feel wonderful and alive.


Blogger Berry said ... (7:26 PM) : 

Whoa! This woman is so out of control! But its quite the fun look! =P


Blogger Katie said ... (7:39 PM) : 

over the top never looked so damn good.


Blogger hc said ... (7:48 PM) : 

Camp without the campiness. Great.


Anonymous Beata said ... (7:52 PM) : 

what a legend!


Anonymous LotusDoll said ... (8:04 PM) : 

Lovely. She looks like Miss Haversham from the Charles Dickens novel Great Expectations, who didn't sit around waiting in her wedding dress, but got out and about the city looking fab.


Blogger Maggie said ... (8:49 PM) : 

she's magnificent. thank you.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (9:13 PM) : 

Confidence... you can wear anything, no matter what if you have confidence. This is what she has & portrays without any question.


Blogger Naka and Raj said ... (9:52 PM) : 

I want this photo on my wall.


Blogger Elegant Unique said ... (10:13 PM) : 

she is perfect in every way - every time.


Blogger Rob said ... (1:18 AM) : 

so pretty - love to u anna x


Blogger Emilie said ... (3:25 AM) : 

She is a style icon!!!!


Blogger Nick Leonard said ... (3:27 AM) : 

Wow, I can't believe you caught her. So gorgeous.


Blogger *~Yvonne~* said ... (4:17 AM) : 

She does this well! Polka and military is so darn cool!


Blogger flowerpots said ... (5:12 AM) : 

cat call


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (5:58 AM) : 

Yeah, there's a bit of Anna Piaggi in all of us. There's also a bit of that stare in all of us which down in the streets could frighten the horses.



Anonymous alloamora said ... (7:05 AM) : 

Seperate each piece anyone can wear, but all put together only someone of unshakable confidence and artistic flare could wear these clothes and maintain the air of an aristocrat. Well done dear.*.


Blogger F. said ... (10:01 AM) : 

She's a character.


Anonymous lintmag said ... (10:38 AM) : 

I would just kill to see her closet - Anna Piaggi is always superb.


Blogger Crystal said ... (3:18 PM) : 

I love that her outfits are never something that you quickly glance at; they deserve a nice long stare to truly appreciate the thought that goes into putting them together.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (4:05 PM) : 

she's a "vintage" version of betsy johnson (or perhaps boy george?? :)


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (5:31 PM) : 

The circus is in town. Awe hell, she is happy. Maybe we can learn something?


Blogger vodkachicken said ... (8:36 PM) : 

All older women should dress like her.


Blogger Erin said ... (8:37 PM) : 

there is no such thing as over dramatic. I hope I have this much sass when I'm that old.


Blogger Erin said ... (8:38 PM) : 

and ps. absolutely YES to whoever said she looks like a miyazaki character! a very old spirit of questionable morals...


Blogger Scott W said ... (10:49 PM) : 



Blogger Yoli said ... (11:07 PM) : 

This is a joke right? Cirque De Soile is calling her. I am sure she is a lovely lady and a daring one but I would be concerned if my grandmother went out of the house like that, I would have to consider the medication she is taking.


Blogger Anna said ... (12:51 AM) : 

Nice to know she recycles her hats-- I took this one of her 2 years ago in Paris:


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (2:17 AM) : 

jamais ce trop pour une vrai icon...!


Blogger primary colours said ... (6:04 AM) : 

It's a bit too Cirque Du Soleil cast-member for my liking, but without a doubt evokes a smile!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (6:46 AM) : 

I'm imagine her with LADUREE macaroons :)


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (12:24 PM) : 

Someone stole my polkadots!


Blogger Jade said ... (2:05 PM) : 

love the jacket
heart her!


Blogger Joanne said ... (9:42 PM) : 

Love the jacket and polka dots! :)


Blogger Dr.Kraft said ... (10:12 PM) : 

she is amazing
one style icon
alan nei


Blogger Cultivated Ah Lian said ... (12:15 AM) : 

exactly! wat u said..........


Blogger travelbug said ... (1:50 PM) : 

A Sartolialist pic to be remembered.


Blogger Barbara said ... (3:12 PM) : 

I totally agree with ohdearcharlotte - this is Isabella Blow if she had lived to this age. Far too over the top for me - she just looks ridiculous. She's not chic and her makeup is horrific. But she's daring, and is obviously confident in her eccentricity, so full marks for that.


Anonymous anna said ... (4:51 PM) : 

it's so great to see someone who dresses for themselves- she obviously has fun with style and doesn't care what people think. and the hat and makeup are fantastic!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (7:29 PM) : 

it's a costume for a role she plays. but it isn't clothing.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (7:35 PM) : 

um, WHERE can i find a hat like that ?


Blogger Lucy in the Sky said ... (8:05 PM) : 

I remember seeing her on the 20/20 segment with Anna Wintour. it was kind of sad, the interviewer mocked those who dressed as you said "over-dramatic" but hello, it's fashion. she doesn't look pretentious and overdone which can't be said for many people nowadays.


Blogger Aristotle said ... (9:20 PM) : 

there is only one anna piaggi


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:51 PM) : 

someone forgot her meds again


Anonymous Katy said ... (12:08 AM) : 

She is perfect because she is true to herself, much as Edith Sitwell was. I do love me an eccentric dame.


Blogger Beth said ... (7:48 AM) : 

Love love love that hat!
And the mix of the polka dots and the leopard print bag etc is wonderful.


Blogger Rafe Totengco said ... (9:25 AM) : 

J'adore her! Talk about "individual stye"! she is fearless. she's my fairy godmother...seriously!


Blogger Rollergirl said ... (5:30 PM) : 

She really is phenomenal. I love how this is her look and it stays with her. No-one else can emulate this.


Blogger Üdo Ümami said ... (10:43 AM) : 




XoXOxo <3 Üdo


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (3:32 PM) : 

love this anna piaggi is a true icon


Anonymous dennis said ... (4:28 AM) : 



Anonymous Anonymous said ... (3:46 PM) : 

It's the emperor's new clothes all over again.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (2:50 AM) : 

She is such a popular photo op in the fashion world...but does this woman ever look like she's enjoying the attention she obviously takes such pains to attract? She always looks like she's never having any fun! Her face is always so dour. Whenever I see her I wonder: "What is this woman actually about, anyway?!"


Anonymous Ljerka-Susanna-Lukic said ... (3:53 PM) : 



Anonymous PIETMAN said ... (4:38 AM) : 



Blogger Agent22 said ... (8:52 PM) : 

Fantastic to see Anna being Anna.
Memories of a great dinner with her and Vern Lambert in Verns basement apartment in Milan. Both beautiful friendly souls, Anna wearing a Jenny Kee ensemble to make us feel at home (Aussies). The most amazing collection of fashion I had ever seen covered the walls, floors, beds throughout the apartment - incredible.
RIP Vern.
Paul - Adelaide


Blogger Jules, London said ... (9:03 AM) : 

I think her best style trait is the fact that she's unafraid to be herself. Her look is very studied and shows care for her personality and personal expression. I admire her for wearing herself on her sleeve as it were.


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