Thursday, December 29, 2011

On the New Year… Alessandra Colombo

How will your style prepare you for the year ahead?

I’m going to wear total white with a sculptural twist; like a white sheet ready to be filled with ideas, concepts, and graphics.


Shape and volume are the essence of my style. I’m currently working on a handbag collection and thinking: clean, sharp, well proportioned, elegant but easy. I’m building it from zero.  I create 3D white paper prototypes when developing a new style, so that’s it: all white and architectural!


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  1. Jennifer

    December 29, 2011 at 9:06 am

    I think I’m in love with this woman. Thank you for introducing her to me!

  2. Frances

    December 29, 2011 at 9:07 am

    The jacket is fantastic. If you like Christmas and London, visit my blog. Frances

  3. What Is The New Black

    December 29, 2011 at 9:08 am

    Love the photo where she smokes – amazing outfit and hair and everything!

  4. The life after

    December 29, 2011 at 9:09 am

    She is amazing! For me one of the best!

    The Life After

  5. Kate

    December 29, 2011 at 9:14 am

    What cool style…very unexpected but cohesive.


  6. Thefashionguitar

    December 29, 2011 at 9:16 am

    I didn’t really know her, but thanks for introducing me, cause I LOVE her style!

    XO Charlotte

  7. monkeyshines

    December 29, 2011 at 9:19 am

    fabulous ruffle accent on the leather jacket!


  8. J Umm

    December 29, 2011 at 9:19 am

    absolutely stunning

  9. TxGirl

    December 29, 2011 at 9:25 am

    LOVE this rose jacket! The entire look is great. Where can I get the jacket and where are the photos taken?

  10. riccardo

    December 29, 2011 at 9:28 am

    she is like a dream and she is italian!

  11. Bohemian Style

    December 29, 2011 at 9:32 am

    What an elegant woman!

  12. Tinka

    December 29, 2011 at 9:33 am



    December 29, 2011 at 9:36 am

    She’s so clean and tidy yet, so rock’n'roll i love her. There is something so sexy about a beautiful, feminine woman who is also slightly boyish.

  14. pippa brooks

    December 29, 2011 at 9:39 am

    I’ve got the same sandals! and long dress!
    anyway I love the jacket!

  15. Lauren

    December 29, 2011 at 9:50 am

    Love, love, love her style! Every outfit is unique and perfect.

    The Styleseer

  16. Jenni

    December 29, 2011 at 9:50 am

    She just does it so right! I love her hair and the pic where she smokes; I just wish that I could someday look so effortless and cool in an elegant way

  17. kitchen afternoon

    December 29, 2011 at 9:53 am

    Ooh, navy cashmere jumper a great look!

  18. dragon fruit

    December 29, 2011 at 9:57 am

    oh my I loveee how she can be super girly and super tomboy at the same time – she’s fantastic!

  19. Anna

    December 29, 2011 at 9:58 am

    is this an anchor tattoo on her wrist? she’s so cool!

  20. ETC...

    December 29, 2011 at 10:08 am

    Fantastic photos! She looks amazing in every photo


  21. sandra

    December 29, 2011 at 10:58 am

  22. allen

    December 29, 2011 at 11:07 am

    i would never guess that all these pix are of the same woman. she’s quite something.

  23. Maria

    December 29, 2011 at 11:07 am

    Long time no see of Alessandra. She is absolutely amazing. Please post more!!!!

  24. Marcel Da Chump

    December 29, 2011 at 11:36 am

    She’s mastered a sort-of Shapeshifting approach to fashion.

  25. beau

    December 29, 2011 at 12:01 pm

    stylish yes but cigarette no…it is not chic to smoke!

  26. Remy

    December 29, 2011 at 12:25 pm

    I fell in love with her and your blog when I saw the picture of her in the long grey cotton dress and with the anchor tattoo on her arm and that extraordinary necklace. Because of M.S. I had st0pped my work as a probation officer and I had to re-arrange my way of living completely. The acquiescence that speaks from that beautiful picture helped me to accept the things as they are. Thank you.

  27. Stylosophism

    December 29, 2011 at 12:36 pm

    I love her hair cut…

  28. kassia

    December 29, 2011 at 12:52 pm

    Wonderful, love how her hair echos the ruffles in her blush jacket

  29. Drea

    December 29, 2011 at 12:59 pm

    Gorgeous! Love the blue sweater, jeans and beige belt. So clean and simple!

  30. Ana

    December 29, 2011 at 2:09 pm

    she got a pretty great style, keeping everything simple.

  31. Christa

    December 29, 2011 at 3:06 pm

    She looks different in every photo. A creative chameleon.

  32. Katharina

    December 29, 2011 at 3:30 pm

    Wow, she has an amazing unique style. She looks gorgeous even in the simplest jersey dress. I do love her androgyn looks, too. Thanks for sharing this with us.

  33. Eileen

    December 29, 2011 at 4:14 pm

    Colombo is my all time favorite person who you have photographed. Her style is sophisticated yet approachable, I love it. Keep ‘em coming!

  34. Charlotte Wilder

    December 29, 2011 at 4:36 pm

    I love her idea of white with a sculptural take. Wish I could be that well put together all the time! Beautiful photos and interview.

  35. phoebe

    December 29, 2011 at 5:52 pm

    Now, this woman has style. Love the simplicity of the wide beige belt with the jeans. What a way to lift the classic navy blue sweater, shirt and jeans combo

  36. Marija

    December 29, 2011 at 6:31 pm

    she’s brilliant!

  37. Matina

    December 29, 2011 at 6:33 pm

    love the pictures! she has great styling. very gorgeous.

  38. meilssa

    December 29, 2011 at 7:04 pm

    The tan leather jacket with the ruffles is really amazing with the black scarf and the black sunglasses… She looks like she loves to dress and really puts detailed attention into her look…. Can not wait to see her in 2012….


  39. Hayley

    December 29, 2011 at 7:08 pm

    I love her ruffled pink jacket! It is darling!

    xo Hayley

  40. Madara

    December 29, 2011 at 7:14 pm

    She has such a great style and simply adore her hair style!

  41. sheri

    December 29, 2011 at 7:59 pm

    breathtaking, of course…

    but the images are so long I have to reduce my resolution to abt 60% so I can view without having to scroll up/down…making the text too small to read.

  42. dragomirova

    December 29, 2011 at 8:06 pm

    I would like to see the bottoms- is she wearing a skirt or trousers? Love the pic- cool girl. Love the cig- quit smoking two years ago, but want one every day…

  43. Which me will I be today

    December 29, 2011 at 9:40 pm

    Her style is androgynous and sexy. Her style is comfortable and tasteful.

  44. gabriella sheffield

    December 29, 2011 at 9:50 pm

    beautiful, with rockin’ style

  45. monalisa

    December 29, 2011 at 10:42 pm

    once again, can’t see any but the first picture. Help!

  46. Wow

    December 29, 2011 at 11:31 pm

    Cute hairstyles. Minimal handbags < awesome.

  47. Alyssa

    December 29, 2011 at 11:58 pm

    Her gray maxi dress is really pretty! For the New Year I think I’ll definitely thin out my closet and wear more clothing that I’ve made myself…

    Shop Preloved ♥

  48. ji hoon

    December 30, 2011 at 12:36 am

    great style!!!

  49. (@Tokyofaces)

    December 30, 2011 at 2:59 am

    Love her style!

    Tokyo street style:

  50. AgentLuke

    December 30, 2011 at 3:29 am

    Since I was little, in Poland, my mom told me that whatever I’ll do on the last day of the year will impact how the new year will become. I like to think that this also include material things such as clothing and accessories*. Therefore, clean, smooth, and ready to take on the world. That’s what I want to feel on the first, and the last day of the year.

  51. miniMômes & maxiMum

    December 30, 2011 at 6:02 am

    Beautiful look!
    Thank you so much for sharing this!

  52. Elena Cojocaru

    December 30, 2011 at 6:22 am

    I really really love your site.
    Happy New Year !!

  53. Dlight

    December 30, 2011 at 7:32 am

    Wonderful style! Love her peach nude jacket, so architectural! I can’t wait to see her collection!

    Dlight from Paris
    La Rue A Du Style


    December 30, 2011 at 8:48 am

    Amazing how she can create such different looks. Gorgeous!

  55. Ophelia

    December 30, 2011 at 9:01 am

    White is definitely great to work with!

  56. Sofia Reis

    December 30, 2011 at 12:25 pm

    like like like! It’s a blank canvas for now, I’m excited to see!

  57. Bonnie McCarthy

    December 30, 2011 at 12:41 pm

    Elegant and beautiful!! Wow! But if she’s not going to be using that jacket, it might fit me… :)

  58. The Baker

    December 30, 2011 at 12:46 pm

    Trop chic, love this look and attitude

  59. alme

    December 30, 2011 at 2:48 pm

    j´adore alexandra colombo.

  60. Dominika

    December 30, 2011 at 6:19 pm

    Gorgeous! Great Photo <3

  61. Smilla

    December 30, 2011 at 6:39 pm

    Beautiful outfit but lose the cigarette, sweetie. It does nothing for you.

  62. swigkids

    December 30, 2011 at 11:13 pm

    those thoughts behind the look i am amazed and amused with. i undersatand her.

  63. alexandra villa

    December 30, 2011 at 11:56 pm

    All your pictures are fabulous. just can’t get enough

    love, alex

  64. cronicasdemiarmario

    December 31, 2011 at 9:41 am

    Nice outfit! She is stylish!

  65. petrichore

    December 31, 2011 at 2:20 pm

    I’ve enjoyed your pictures of Alessandra for a couple of years now. She has such a unique voice, so to speak, in her style. Thanks for sharing more about her with us!

    minima/maxima, a blog about minimalist style

  66. Jayne

    December 31, 2011 at 10:27 pm

    Absolutely stylish, but the smoking is so sad.

  67. LoriJ

    January 2, 2012 at 1:36 am

    The shape and color of jacket is amazing with the simple black. I like her hair here. I am bit tired of seeing the random stack of bracelets you see everywhere but it works with her.

  68. Stills

    January 2, 2012 at 6:00 am

    Amazing jacket!

  69. Francesca

    January 2, 2012 at 8:10 am

    Love that Valentino leather jacket…great photo

  70. Latest Fashion trends

    January 2, 2012 at 8:37 am

    Love the photo where she smokes amazing outfit. thank you for sharing us.

  71. Nic

    January 2, 2012 at 9:39 am

    That jacket is just ADORABLE <3 And I want one!

  72. Paola

    January 2, 2012 at 12:47 pm

    The jacket is an absolute killer! I love how she paired it with black so that the pink doesn’t look ultra feminine.


  73. Dee

    January 2, 2012 at 4:38 pm

    She looks so cool & chic ! I loveee her jacket!

  74. LCM

    January 2, 2012 at 5:06 pm

    The petal coat really softens the look.

  75. Miss Beau Bangles

    January 2, 2012 at 5:46 pm

    Stunning jacket! Love the super cool look. Like a modern day, female James Dean.

  76. Anna Louisa

    January 2, 2012 at 9:56 pm

    Gorgeous picture…she didn’t have to say she loved structure for us to know it! :)

  77. Fashion-isha

    January 2, 2012 at 11:53 pm

    That jacket is gorgeous! She looks so cool!

  78. carles

    January 3, 2012 at 11:49 am

    un look de lo mas cool!!

  79. Erin

    January 3, 2012 at 1:36 pm

    Gorgeous jacket! She looks so chic…

  80. antique engagement rings

    January 3, 2012 at 2:01 pm

    It’s the bracelet!

  81. april lea

    January 3, 2012 at 3:17 pm

    for me, the ultimate elegance of this combo is all about the placement of the waistband on the hips.

  82. Sierra

    January 3, 2012 at 7:30 pm

    this jacket is awesome. she looks great!

  83. Alessandra

    January 3, 2012 at 7:41 pm

    Very elegant and cool!

  84. DressedWell

    January 4, 2012 at 5:58 am

    She is amazing!! We love her outfit so so much!

  85. Beny Ricardo Sadewo

    January 4, 2012 at 11:41 am

    the twirl Blazer was ridiculous!!! <3

  86. Patience

    January 4, 2012 at 2:19 pm

    The shape and colour of that jacket looks brilliant with simple black…Amazing<3

  87. Patience

    January 4, 2012 at 2:31 pm

    I love the colour and shape of the jacket…it really draws attention to the the swirl design with plain black underneath <3

  88. clarity enhanced diamonds

    January 4, 2012 at 5:47 pm

    I love the jacket!

  89. Scott Hanlon

    January 5, 2012 at 1:34 am

    gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous. especially with cigarette. i’m a big fan.

  90. Hilary

    January 5, 2012 at 2:18 am

    that jacket is amazing. i love the ruffles on it.

  91. Stylishlymebytaryn

    January 5, 2012 at 3:33 am

    I love this look… So peaceful and yet super chic.. Makes me happy to be back at my laptop catching up on style across the globe.. thanks for sharing!

  92. art deco engagement rings

    January 5, 2012 at 12:30 pm

    I just adore the bracelet!

  93. Hannah

    January 5, 2012 at 4:52 pm

    Jacket is incredible


  94. Tania Poli

    January 5, 2012 at 7:00 pm

    The jacket to die for! Valentino?

  95. s.j.

    January 5, 2012 at 8:50 pm

    Beautiful jacket. Where may I find it?

  96. woo hyun

    January 6, 2012 at 11:55 pm

    lovely jacket!!

  97. Valerio Galluzzi

    January 7, 2012 at 6:18 am

    Splendid outfit! She is a really elegant woman!

  98. gizem

    January 7, 2012 at 9:08 am

    What a charisma! Event though I do not like such images (because of cigarette), I could not help myself looking at her!

  99. Beynun

    January 7, 2012 at 3:57 pm

    Love that ruffled cropped jacket

  100. Jilbab

    January 8, 2012 at 9:22 am

    An outfit speaks for itself and that is what it does, no words, just look …

  101. Jilbab

    January 8, 2012 at 9:25 am

    A girl’s outfit does speak for itself

  102. Cactus Flower

    January 8, 2012 at 3:29 pm

    that jacket is AMAZING.

  103. OLEYA

    January 9, 2012 at 5:38 pm

    OMG i love that jacket. Fantastic!!

  104. jully

    January 10, 2012 at 4:51 am

    love the jacket! so european and stylish!

  105. Teresa Hinojos

    March 19, 2012 at 9:20 pm

    Nothing says cool like a pair of wayfarers!

  106. Georgeta

    June 9, 2012 at 6:46 pm

    Ciao a tutti, siete meravilliosi. Un saluto!

  107. Vilborg Helgadóttir

    November 13, 2015 at 2:01 pm

    I´ve come across this picture a number of times when browsing in the archives and I´m always fascinated by this jacket, so cool and yet so delicate. The sunglasses and the scarf add an edge – a marvellous outfit!

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