Friday, September 18, 2009

On the Street….Anna Dello Russo, NYC


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  1. Anonymous

    September 18, 2009 at 12:10 pm

    Weird dress…it looks like a skeleton, doesn't it?
    I love that shoes…

  2. Anonymous

    September 18, 2009 at 12:15 pm

    Her legs are so fierce!

  3. Jessica

    September 18, 2009 at 12:16 pm

    hmmmmmmmmm…not sure if I love or hate it. this first thing i noticed was her flesh colored rear end and thought "that looks sort of naughty." then i looked at her spine and thought, "what a great Haloween costume-she looks like a very fashionable skeleton" and finally i noticed the lovely raglan bell sleeve (my favorite part). an impractical dress but she has fabulous legs and is rocking it—so my final grade is a A-

  4. Thomas

    September 18, 2009 at 12:20 pm

    Those are some killer calves to accompany the robotic spine…

  5. ipunctilious

    September 18, 2009 at 12:21 pm

    very eye catching ;)

  6. iferneinez

    September 18, 2009 at 12:24 pm

    The print draws you to look at her tone legs. So fierce!

  7. Maria

    September 18, 2009 at 12:24 pm

    I wish we could see the front !

  8. Marquis de Lannes

    September 18, 2009 at 12:25 pm

    Su vestido "frasco de parfum" es…
    como ella! Loco!

  9. Anonymous

    September 18, 2009 at 12:30 pm

    I don't know about that dress, but holy smokes… those are some calves!

  10. Fashion By He

    September 18, 2009 at 12:31 pm

    love the heels and the skirt, great outfit…love the blog

  11. Lindsey

    September 18, 2009 at 12:34 pm

    she always does it right. love the detailing on the back of the dress, perfection.

  12. Donned and Delivered

    September 18, 2009 at 12:35 pm

    Statement shoes…


    September 18, 2009 at 12:38 pm

    She's unique¡
    Perfect mix

  14. giorgis

    September 18, 2009 at 12:40 pm

    hm,that's different

  15. Anonymous

    September 18, 2009 at 12:40 pm

    Shoes! Legs! Gorgeous!

  16. Anonymous

    September 18, 2009 at 12:41 pm

    that's an interesting print.

  17. Anna Higgie

    September 18, 2009 at 12:44 pm

    those legs!! she could wear practically anything if she had those on show. miaaauw

  18. F

    September 18, 2009 at 12:49 pm

    LOVE THIS! killer.

  19. Anonymous

    September 18, 2009 at 12:49 pm


  20. Eileen

    September 18, 2009 at 12:52 pm

    eyes poppin! =)

  21. S.I.Q.

    September 18, 2009 at 12:53 pm

    i looove her dress!

    i think i have mentioned that designer in one of my posts:

  22. helenlouise

    September 18, 2009 at 12:54 pm

    Ace dress and shoes.

  23. tcarole

    September 18, 2009 at 12:56 pm

    She looks like a superhero, I LOVE IT!

  24. JouJou Loves You

    September 18, 2009 at 12:56 pm

    Nice calves!!!! AMAZING SHOES!!!!!!!

    I love that this photo was taken of her walking away…..

  25. PoMo

    September 18, 2009 at 12:57 pm


  26. TomO

    September 18, 2009 at 12:58 pm

    she got sum powerful legs omg lol

  27. Anonymous

    September 18, 2009 at 12:59 pm

    Excuse me, but we can see your giant backbone. It would take one to wear this.

  28. Noni

    September 18, 2009 at 1:06 pm

    It seems like Anna just has an endless amount of delicious shoes. I could, quite possibly, kill for her closet :)

  29. thatsorad

    September 18, 2009 at 1:06 pm


  30. tash

    September 18, 2009 at 1:08 pm

    Wow everything about this is absolutely amazing – if only we could all dress like Anna!

  31. Luciano Brina

    September 18, 2009 at 1:08 pm

    my God…those legs! she's THE Lady

  32. Wanderlusting

    September 18, 2009 at 1:14 pm

    Love the shoes and bag but the dress seriously has me scratching my head…like a computer-age spine. Cool I guess – on a different person and a different dress- but it doesn't appeal to me.

    xoxo Lusty

    What do you think of smoking in fashion photos?…Have your say at:

  33. The Photodiarist

    September 18, 2009 at 1:14 pm

    those shoes are sick. Amazing. Love them.

  34. Rachel

    September 18, 2009 at 1:25 pm

    the things i would do for those SHOES

  35. Blau von T

    September 18, 2009 at 1:35 pm

    i love the sleeves on this dress, and the match with the shoes

  36. Anonymous

    September 18, 2009 at 1:39 pm

    AWESOME heels.

  37. InfoMofo

    September 18, 2009 at 1:43 pm

    Halloween came early to 5th Avenue.

  38. Anonymous

    September 18, 2009 at 1:47 pm

    On her way to the chiropractor?

  39. anne-mari

    September 18, 2009 at 1:50 pm

    wow. love the colour combination.

  40. Rosé Magritte

    September 18, 2009 at 1:52 pm

    It's like the spine of a malfunctioning robot.

  41. Emily

    September 18, 2009 at 1:54 pm

    That dress! It's tantalizing in it's originality and imagery! Such a cool look!

  42. Anonymous

    September 18, 2009 at 1:56 pm

    nice shoes and nice legs to go with them.

  43. dee ha

    September 18, 2009 at 2:01 pm

    LOVE the mary katranzou dress :)


    September 18, 2009 at 2:06 pm

    Love the perfume bottle inspired dress…stunning!!!!

  45. Anonymous

    September 18, 2009 at 2:07 pm

    Yeah, she's got great legs. Yeah, the shoes are really cool. Yeah, she's very rich.

    The emperor has no clothes.

    Carry on.

  46. Pearl Westwood

    September 18, 2009 at 2:11 pm

  47. Anonymous

    September 18, 2009 at 2:14 pm

    mary katrantzou dress… awsome

  48. Dominika

    September 18, 2009 at 2:15 pm

    amazing outfit! ^^
    love her heels and bag, and that dress is fab!

  49. Joêlle

    September 18, 2009 at 2:21 pm

    Wonder what the front looks like!

  50. Lara

    September 18, 2009 at 2:31 pm

    who is that dress by??!! I just can't put my finger on it…

  51. Carla

    September 18, 2009 at 2:34 pm

    Too pretty!

  52. Obi

    September 18, 2009 at 2:44 pm

    Love your blog…ever thought of doing something on african style and trends. Here you'll find more colorful and outrageous outfits. Let me know if you need assistance with that. Obi

  53. Little Rus

    September 18, 2009 at 2:45 pm

    Thoughts… a) don't like the dress, b) got to start doing pilates to c) have these legs.

  54. Grenadier

    September 18, 2009 at 2:48 pm

    Too much spray tan!

  55. melanie

    September 18, 2009 at 2:52 pm

    hot as hell….and VERY rich.

  56. Anonymous

    September 18, 2009 at 3:02 pm

    her legs are amazing

  57. Erin

    September 18, 2009 at 3:03 pm

    I always love Anna's clothes, but I always feel like with her it's about the garments she owns and not really the way she wears them. She can definitely rock every single piece, but I never feel like execution is particularly creative.

    Still, the dress IS fantastic.

  58. evalyn

    September 18, 2009 at 3:08 pm

    Great shoes. Worst possible choice of dresses.

  59. thwany

    September 18, 2009 at 3:13 pm

    WOW, what a shot!

  60. The Man Who Knew Too Much

    September 18, 2009 at 3:13 pm

    mamma mia! one classy haute lady!

  61. Panic

    September 18, 2009 at 3:20 pm

    I'm pretty sure this is the same dress, from the front.

    I prefer the back!

  62. Kat

    September 18, 2009 at 3:28 pm

    Wow! Phenomenal woman.

  63. Anneliese

    September 18, 2009 at 3:30 pm

    oh those shoes!

  64. Anonymous

    September 18, 2009 at 3:51 pm

    Saw this DRESS in last issue of Wallpaper. Beautiful. Good choice. She is definitely has access to up and coming designers. Good for her!! Great legs too

  65. Risha

    September 18, 2009 at 3:51 pm

    So fierce!……… the dress and the colors but i hate the skeleton………..those shoes are so amazing an everything is put together nicely and well coordinated.

  66. Giovanna ♥

    September 18, 2009 at 3:56 pm

    The dress is amazing!! The shoes are gorgeous!
    Great photo!!!

  67. Jess

    September 18, 2009 at 4:09 pm

    woah woah woah, those shoes are so amazing! i wonder who they are?

  68. Carina

    September 18, 2009 at 4:10 pm

    I can't seem to recall the label but it looks like a "perfume bottle dress" featured on the last page of Marie Claire's September issue…

  69. Anonymous

    September 18, 2009 at 4:22 pm

    I actually really love the back "spine" part of the dress, and the sleeves, but then it goes a bit wrong. In my eyes it looks a little like she has a perfume bottle on her bum.

  70. Jen Hallstrom

    September 18, 2009 at 4:30 pm

    Great calves! the shoes are great too!

  71. ANATXU

    September 18, 2009 at 4:48 pm


  72. Anonymous

    September 18, 2009 at 4:50 pm

    I love all her look! BUT LV bag….is so tacky…please eveybody has a LV, try to be more original as your look!

  73. Anonymous

    September 18, 2009 at 4:51 pm

    Oh, Anna! You're so lovely, but I prefer this dress on the model. Maybe the black tights would help? I'm just not feeling it today. Sorry!

  74. Andrew

    September 18, 2009 at 4:57 pm

    Her calves are JACKED!

  75. ingefaer

    September 18, 2009 at 5:21 pm

    No – don't care for that! Sleeves are nice – and the shoes when you have a car waiting!

  76. Chukker

    September 18, 2009 at 5:25 pm

    A dress as unique and personal as she is. Anna is so fantastic, her style is beyond taste (she can pull off whatever she wants!)PLUS her legs are amazing!!!!
    Spoke to her at your book's party the other night…divertida!

  77. The Cool Vibe

    September 18, 2009 at 5:30 pm

    I love the dress, why? I don't really know. But I feel like she went there, how many people would wear a dress with a skeleton in the bag. I also like the arms on the dress. Italians have an impeccable style. They wear anything and it looks great. It's their confidence.

  78. Marie El.

    September 18, 2009 at 5:57 pm

    that an off look to me… trying too hard

  79. Anonymous

    September 18, 2009 at 6:12 pm

    interesting hint of the human skeleton in a floral design. hate the shoes.. i hated all the fashion week shoes.. they really are just the same shoe in a diff color

  80. The Khaki Crusader

    September 18, 2009 at 6:22 pm

    legs anyone>?

  81. Anonymous

    September 18, 2009 at 6:24 pm

    Dress is revolting, but she can carry it off with in shape legs.

  82. demetric

    September 18, 2009 at 6:28 pm

    two words… oh yeah!!!!!

  83. Anonymous

    September 18, 2009 at 6:50 pm

    its the perfume bottle dress collection! i knew it had potential to be snapped up

  84. Lady Macaron

    September 18, 2009 at 7:32 pm

    wow she looks 'outta this world' the back panelling is very robotic! and yes do agree, great calves!

  85. Fashion4Life

    September 18, 2009 at 7:34 pm

    my first thought was 'oh my!'. i thought that her butt was hanging out of a leotard or something!! its… need to see the front for a complete review ;P

  86. Anonymous

    September 18, 2009 at 8:46 pm

    At first look I thought it was weird, the dress, but when i saw the shoes. I loved this look…

  87. Anonymous

    September 18, 2009 at 8:48 pm

    I love the shoes!!!!!!!!!

  88. Margo

    September 18, 2009 at 9:04 pm

    I just love the sleeves and calves.

  89. Tim McFarlane

    September 18, 2009 at 9:51 pm

    Hmmm…not a fan of the dress, but she has nice legs.

  90. Anonymous

    September 18, 2009 at 10:28 pm

    Holy Jebus THE SHOES!

  91. Tanya

    September 18, 2009 at 10:34 pm

    oh wow, those shoes…….

  92. Le 21ème

    September 19, 2009 at 3:11 am

    The dress is a bit "robotic" for me, but the shoes, OMG


  93. Nick Leonard

    September 19, 2009 at 5:00 am

    Woah, very nice catch here!

  94. Anonymous

    September 19, 2009 at 7:58 am

    Hate the dress, but she can pul it off. Amazing cheekbone, and legs of course

  95. Anonymous

    September 19, 2009 at 11:22 am

    Scary. OK she's made her statement.
    Angela in Victoria

  96. Anonymous

    September 19, 2009 at 12:30 pm

    is this dress from mary katrantsou?

  97. Tiffany,Ebony Intuition

    September 19, 2009 at 1:28 pm

    Love the dress its by mary katrantzou. and hot shoes.

  98. Coronita

    September 19, 2009 at 3:23 pm

    Those sculpted calves with the maxi trompe loeil pattern on the dress. Brilliant capture.

  99. princessglee

    September 19, 2009 at 3:54 pm

    I don't get the compaliants about this dress…? I think it's beautiful and original. As a matter of fact, it's at the top of my "to buy" list.

  100. Jessica / Lola Vintage Clothing

    September 19, 2009 at 3:55 pm

    Rad! Futuristic sexy!

  101. pablo

    September 19, 2009 at 4:18 pm

    mmmm OMG is an appropriate thing to say right?

  102. Anonymous

    September 19, 2009 at 5:40 pm

    the dress is from Mary Katrantzou's A/W collection inspired from antique perfume bottles


    September 19, 2009 at 6:04 pm

    It's a little too, um, high fashion for me personally. Works for her, though. Kudos for being able to pull both that dress and those heels off!

  104. Jack Daniel

    September 19, 2009 at 7:39 pm

    Ooh, probably the only worth back-picture as the back of this creation really is worth to be photographed.

    The angle of her face makes her look 20 years younger.

  105. Fooshion

    September 19, 2009 at 8:35 pm

    its not a skeleton…its a perfume bottle. see the front and the rest of the collection here:
    its pretty stunning. i think it looks better on her than the models.

  106. Anonymous

    September 20, 2009 at 12:40 am

    Provocative and strange all at the same time–exactly what you'd expect from the Italian editor of Japanese Vogue. You can see her two culture cues in this outfit. Usually she reads very Italian to me but here is "Italian in Japan," 100%.

  107. Anonymous

    September 20, 2009 at 1:19 am

    I know it looks like a spine but has anyone noticed its a spraycan with foam! they have graffitied her spine! cool.

  108. Siret

    September 20, 2009 at 11:33 am

    omg, I lovelo0velove the shoes! The first thing I noticed was ofcourse the dress, but the soes..can't look away from them..I wonder where she got them ..

  109. Christiana

    September 20, 2009 at 12:44 pm

    The dress is by Mary Kantrantzou!!! following trope l'oeil aesthetics!!
    She's Greek and She's rocking!

  110. travelbug

    September 20, 2009 at 3:43 pm

    I agree with a previous poster. This dress would look better with black leggings of some sort — even really shear ones.

    The front of the dress can be seen here, 3rd from end, this season:

    I think Ann's M.O. is dressing to intimidate. Maybe that's because of her work, being a fashion editor and all, but I think that level of oddly unexpected PLUS expensive only suits a very slim minority of women.

    I like creativity that is more accessible-looking. I think her business mind has eclipsed her human one. In other words, she's holding a conversation with a handful of her peers.

    • dcinDC

      November 4, 2012 at 9:00 am

      “Dressing to intimidate.” I like that. I’m a guy, and I feel like I push the envelope when I dress, tho not to this extreme or price point. Yeah, I want to get noticed, but I also want to wake people up and make them think. Living in small-town Indiana, I’m always better dressed than just about everyone – it’s what I do – it’s what makes me feel comfortable – I’m a mature man who knows how to dress, so sue me ;o). I simply can’t wake up and put on work boots, jeans, t-shirt, camo jacket and ball cap – It just wouldn’t be me. Some of these guys probably need to wear that to work, so I don’t hold that against them. But, PLEASE, have enough pride in yourself and respect for others to put on something nicer when you go out! Ha! Not likely to happen here, but I can dream.

      I love your comment that Anna is “holding a conversation with a handful of her peers.” That’s EXACTLY right! I just wrote another entry saying that she just seems to be from another planet – maybe even a planet of one. Now that you’ve said that, I think you are SO right – I don’t know that the woman even has any peers. I guess as long as she’s enjoying herself, she should go for it. Certainly not hurting anyone, right?

  111. Ricardo Gomes

    September 20, 2009 at 4:55 pm

    love it!

  112. flybynightkarmarepair

    September 21, 2009 at 1:14 am

    Those shoes look from here like molded polyurethane foam, I.E. Crocs.

    I agree strongly with Travelbug – you've heard of F… Me Pumps? Well, this is a F… You dress.

  113. Blue Piranha

    September 21, 2009 at 8:26 am

    What fun! Love the dress and the shoes are icing. I don't think the dress would work as well if it wasn't fitted perfectly to her body…but it is. Fabulous!

  114. The Clever Pup

    September 21, 2009 at 10:18 am

    Travel bug has shown us that this dress is at and very slimming indeed.

    When ever I see this woman I am less ashamed of my terrible posture. If she can do I can do it.

  115. Anonymous

    September 21, 2009 at 2:18 pm

    Who is this Anna? What does she do? I love her style. And I love this blog.


  116. Geek Porn Girl

    September 21, 2009 at 4:13 pm

    I'm not wild about this dress. I think it's distractingly graphic. And, it reminds me of Battlestar Galactica and how the human-form Cylons' spines light up in sexual ecstasy. Just sayin'.

  117. Fernanda Passarelli

    September 21, 2009 at 6:20 pm

    I love her shoes! And the dress it´s a little diferent, but in her it's gorgeous!

  118. samantha ezra.

    September 22, 2009 at 2:27 am

    love the sleeves.

  119. Calirori

    September 22, 2009 at 2:56 am

    I agree, this is eye catching :) but for the right reasons :P The dress is different, but very creative and i especially love the sleeves and shoes!!… she really does have the figure to pull it off… well done to get the shot before she hopped into the car ;)

  120. Anonymous

    September 22, 2009 at 9:56 am

    Bottom line she has bad posture and it distracts from the total look.

  121. andressa

    September 22, 2009 at 11:13 am

    im so jealous i dont wear clothes like these everyday!!

    soo perfect

  122. Rome Reality

    September 23, 2009 at 2:30 am

    Miu Miu shoes – gorgeous structure. LOVE her look!

  123. Anonymous

    September 25, 2009 at 5:20 pm

    Don't like the mix of pirate sleeves and robotic spine.

  124. Marianne

    October 1, 2009 at 12:00 pm

    OMG the lady's got legs!!

  125. Walter Helena

    April 28, 2010 at 9:07 pm

    I feel like she wears these fantastic, eclectic and expensive clothes…but she doesn't appear to put it all together well.

    I never like her complete picture, although the elements are nice alone. My idea of fashion is the talent to put a mess of items (expensive or not) together in a way that is artful and clean and beautiful. I don't see her as having much inspiration on that front, which is strange, considering her vocation.

    I see her make choices because they are en vogue, and not because they are flattering.

    • dcinDC

      November 4, 2012 at 9:07 am

      Agree with you, Walter. Tho, I wouldn’t say her choices are what’s en vogue, more like what’s avant garde, if not just plain weird. I never see anyone else wearing the things that she does other than on the runway or in a fashion spread. But, this is Anna. If nothing else, she sure gets a conversation going!

  126. Martine

    August 15, 2011 at 4:42 pm

    The dress is great. Its a picture of a perfume bottle, obviously. And the shoes make an absolute A. Of course the legs are great.

  127. dcinDC

    November 4, 2012 at 9:02 am

    If you haven’t seen the perfume bottle it is not OBVIOUSLY one! Most people here see a spine; it is on the back of her dress; it must be a perfume bottle shaped like a spine!

    • Martine

      February 4, 2013 at 11:12 am

      Well, yes. A perfume bottle shaped like a spine. But the first thing i thought of was perfume bottle shaped to go with the contours of the wearer of the dress.

  128. Name*

    April 20, 2013 at 3:07 pm

    actually the designer’s name is Mary Katrantzou and she is a Greek. she usually takes inspiration from parfume bottles.

  129. Ana Maria

    August 8, 2013 at 3:30 pm

    Anna Dello Russo!!!! Como esta mulher se veste bem!!!!!! Uau!!!!! Uma foto supera a outra! Claro que o fotógrafo faz um excelente trabalho!!! Parabéns pros dois!

  130. Ritoot

    February 9, 2017 at 5:58 am

    Love the heels and the skirt, great outfit

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