As you all know, Anna Dello Russo as been announced as H&M’s new guest designer. The world famous stylist is giving her bold imagination and love for excess of details to a new line of accessories, including sunglasses, shoes and jewelry. Most of them are way to eccentric for my personal taste, but somehow I can’t stop looking at those pictures, and I’m definitely looking forward to see them live!
These are the Fashion Rules from the video:
Lesson #1: Fashion is a declaration of your own freedom
Lesson # 2: Between style and fashion? Absolutely fashion.
Lesson # 3: Fashion is always uncomfortable, if you feel comfortable, you never get the look.
Lesson # 4: Fabulous at every age.
Lesson #5: Wearing night clothes in the daytime is unexpected.
Lesson #6: Somebody wearing your same outfit? Wonderful, you did the right choice.
Lesson #7: You must wear outfit once.
Lesson #8: Wear coat as a dress.
Lesson #9: It doesn’t matter the size of your body, fashion flatter everything.
Lesson #10: Fashion jewels personalize your style.
Although her sense of humor is undeniable, and she knows how to take fashion to a whole new level, there are some of her lessons I cannot agree at all. I would never wear something just once – unless it was something I regret buying – in my opinion, the more you wear something, the more you show your ability to style different outfits, and therefore you add value and “history” to your clothes. Also, fashion is not necessary uncomfortable, and it’s likely to look worse when you don’t feel good with what you’re wearing. Last but not least, and quoting Chanel herself, fashion fades, only style remains the same, so there’s no way one can choose something ephemeral over something who lasts.
The collection hits the stores on October 4th, and so far my favorite pieces are the sunglasses and those lovely, vibrant, baroque-like suitcases.