Monday, January 16, 2012

Style Profile… Adrianna Glaviano

Current profession?




First job? 


I was a dog walker in high school. It was great because I love dogs and lived in Brooklyn, on the edge of Prospect Park, so I had an excuse to walk through that beautiful park every day!

Do you have any heirlooms that you cherish?


My mother’s gold earring from Africa– It’s a large detailed elephant head. The post goes through the back of your ear instead of the front, curving down so it dangles perfectly. I’ve never seen anything as beautiful in a shop. She had bought only one.

Most memorable gift you’ve received?


My sister gave (well, lent) me a Land 195 polaroid camera which I love using! I’m a photographer and collect film cameras.


I recorded a cover of a Lee Hazlewood song for my father’s birthday, which was the most fun but time consuming gift I’ve given to someone else.



Whose photographic style has influenced your own?


I think Vivian Maier is amazing. She hid her photographs her whole life until a man found them, purely by chance, in a box at a garage sale. She wasn’t shooting for anyone but herself. I wish sometimes I approached things that purely.  With photography more digitally based now, the science of it has become less of a focus for many photographers.


My father is a photographer and I’ve watched him on shoots since I was very small.  We actually lived in his photo studio in New York for years where I was exposed to so many different people. I shoot with film, and he’s very strict about it, encouraging digital, but I think he uses Photoshop too much… so I guess it goes both ways!!


Which shop could you spend the whole day in?


I love the open-air vintage market near my home in Milano where I find vintage lamps and old milk bottles to put flowers in. Shakespeare & Co. is great for various editions of books with interesting cover art, like Murakami’sIQ84, which is both an amazing story and visual object.


Wardrobe staples?


Bags large enough to fit a camera or two! I have some great vintage army backpacks (I love backpacks) from  Kiliwatch in Paris, and simple Baggu bags. Also a few patterned dresses, black cashmere sweaters (My dad accidentally shrunk a few Prada ones, I wear them all the time), and flat vintage leather shoes.


Daily reads?


I read The New York Times every day.  Other favorites include McSweeney’s Lucky Peach, The Plant Journal, and Casa Vogue.


Most stylish movie?


Pierrot le Fou by Godard… It’s so simple and stylish.  Anna Karina can pull off anything!


Skincare/ Cologne?


I love Kiehls, especially the herbal spot treatment, and I’ve used Palmer’s Cocoa Butter since I was a kid.  I use light scents like rosewater and almond.



Cooking, I try new recipes all the time! I look at food gawker and spoon fork bacon pretty often.  In summer I make a great watermelon salad, and for winter a pasta with ragu sauce; it takes 5 hours and is definitely worth it.


What do you never consider an indulgence?


Food and wine! I never think twice about spending money on either one.


Drink of choice?


A Bloody Mary from Cape Town in Milano or Brooklyn Social on Smith Street in Brooklyn.


How has your style evolved over the past 5 years? 


I now have a more confident understanding of what I like, so I’ve become comfortable wearing brighter colors and more feminine pieces, like a nice dress or lingerie.


What do you wear when traveling?


Stretchy maxi dresses, big soft sweaters (nothing tight) and slip on shoes.


Never caught in…?



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  1. FashionUm

    January 16, 2012 at 3:02 pm

    great interview, thx!
    Show Your Outfit!

  2. Noah Kershisnik

    January 16, 2012 at 3:05 pm

    I love the variation in her style. I’d like to think it’s a girl version of how I dress.

  3. Oliver

    January 16, 2012 at 3:18 pm

    I LOVE the little Uggs dig. LOL

  4. JR

    January 16, 2012 at 3:24 pm

    Never caught in UGGS and yet she wears my Mother’s nightgown in public….
    but with some pretty wonderful shoes.
    Love teh coat and bow shirt.

  5. Elena

    January 16, 2012 at 3:27 pm

  6. alexinarts

    January 16, 2012 at 3:32 pm

    love the 1st and 2nd pic.

  7. Catherine

    January 16, 2012 at 3:40 pm

    I like her :-)

  8. Hope

    January 16, 2012 at 3:42 pm

    A wonderful interview and it is a total delight to discover the photographer Vivian Maier! I have been shooting for years and have never heard of her before . Her work is purely from the soul – exquisite…..

  9. Bek

    January 16, 2012 at 3:47 pm

    Loving these style profiles, so interesting to get a back story to some fabulous and talented men and women! Thanks!! :)

  10. Style Croissant

    January 16, 2012 at 3:51 pm

    Love her style and that first shot is really breathtaking !

  11. ophelia

    January 16, 2012 at 3:51 pm

  12. Hanna

    January 16, 2012 at 3:53 pm

    The first photo is probably my favourite on your blog. A true manifesto of optimism. I loved it the first time you posted it last year and am happy to see it again. Btw, it’s been snowing here for 3 days, so the mood you captured in the photo kinda matches the weather outside))

  13. Eva

    January 16, 2012 at 3:55 pm

    Really nice post and awesome pictures!

  14. Khotso Tsaagane

    January 16, 2012 at 4:07 pm

    Great interview, not to mention that those pictures were beautifully taken as well.

  15. Jennifer

    January 16, 2012 at 4:24 pm

    I heart everything about this girl!

  16. bambi

    January 16, 2012 at 4:31 pm

    wanna ride a bike

  17. mary

    January 16, 2012 at 4:38 pm

    What is going on in the first picture?

  18. Madara

    January 16, 2012 at 4:39 pm

    The photo where she is having fun in the snow is so cool! And her beautiful red hair makes such a great effect! Amazing!

  19. Marcel Da Chump

    January 16, 2012 at 4:43 pm

    …can’t thank you enough for the Vivian Maier link…she’s the Emily Dickinson of photography…her story… her poetic pictures…

  20. kassiastclair

    January 16, 2012 at 4:45 pm

    I agree: Uggs are awful. Fact.

  21. John

    January 16, 2012 at 4:52 pm

    I really really like the joy of the first picture!

  22. Jason

    January 16, 2012 at 5:30 pm

    omg the 1st pic! this girl can jump!! woot!

  23. Marimorena

    January 16, 2012 at 5:41 pm

    So interesting girl! Thank u for sharing this photographer with us! I also met VIvian Maier for the first time!

  24. Ría

    January 16, 2012 at 5:58 pm

    Very nice interview and amazing first picture!

  25. Evana

    January 16, 2012 at 6:03 pm

    Awesome interview, and she looks amazing in every shot!

  26. Elisa Eymery

    January 16, 2012 at 6:12 pm

    One of your best photos. Beautiful energy. Her clothes seem to reflect her personality perfectly; she’s as cool and effortlessly stylish as her parka, layered look, boots and backpack ensemble.


  27. Tracy

    January 16, 2012 at 6:41 pm

    I’m not looking forward to the snow! Very nice picture though…

  28. helena

    January 16, 2012 at 6:42 pm

    thanks for this, i loved to learn about vivian maier!
    my next blog post will be about her!
    Her life is so interesting. And yes, i sometimes wish i could approach things like fashion so purely, just for myself.
    Well, fashion IS and extension of myself.
    Then again, thanks for this. It has made me reflect.


  29. Carrott

    January 16, 2012 at 6:48 pm

    Love the pic of the bike. Beautiful. xxx

  30. Meredith

    January 16, 2012 at 7:09 pm

    I would never have thought that those 3 pictures were of the same girl. Very different moods. My favorite is the first, but the last one is intriguing.

    - Meredith

  31. monkeyshines

    January 16, 2012 at 7:19 pm

    fun beautiful captures!


  32. [email protected]

    January 16, 2012 at 7:35 pm

    Great interview. Love your photos of her, especially the second one, which is one of my all time favorites.

  33. Michelle Lee

    January 16, 2012 at 8:00 pm

    amazing interview and photos as always :)

  34. dragon fruit

    January 16, 2012 at 8:05 pm

    i love your style profiles, she is adorable!!

  35. canvasofculture

    January 16, 2012 at 9:18 pm

    wonderful profile. very versatile sense of style!

  36. Gillian Striker

    January 16, 2012 at 9:43 pm

    I love her style! – she has the look I’m working my way towards – someday. And Uggs! Better get your ugg boot vaccine and watch this hysterical video:


  37. Rachel

    January 17, 2012 at 1:52 am

    Her style is fab! So is her hair colour!

  38. Philippe Philippe

    January 17, 2012 at 2:19 am

    jumping on the snow, so cool =)

    great profile

  39. Anja M

    January 17, 2012 at 2:37 am

    I love the variation in her style. I’d like to think it’s a girl version of how I dress.

  40. mixy

    January 17, 2012 at 2:59 am

    Yeah…me too, my motto used to be “Uggs are really for the woman who has given up”.

    Well um……hmmmm….Until I was 6 months pregnant AND got gifted a pair of Uggs from the sister-in-law just in time for the blistering Jan/ Feb weather.

    before this gift, I was hoping to go all Victoria Beckham in 4 inch heels all through my pregnancy, but oooohhhh… that one gift did me in. Its like sticking your foot in a polar bears’ a55.

    Sooooooo comfortable

  41. jas

    January 17, 2012 at 4:54 am

    would love to do that right now

  42. Mica

    January 17, 2012 at 6:58 am

    That first photo is so fun, I love it! :)

  43. hannah alehandra

    January 17, 2012 at 7:20 am

    Love her style! And cooking is my hobby, too.

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    January 17, 2012 at 7:45 am

    Stunning photography and beautiful delicate lace gown.

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  45. steph

    January 17, 2012 at 8:47 am

    Great great interview!
    Shes such an inspiration! I love Vivian Maier’s work as well!


  46. B

    January 17, 2012 at 8:48 am

    She rules. Love the style profile segments—keep them coming!

  47. lilla

    January 17, 2012 at 9:07 am

    I love this stories.
    and the first picture is amazing. last year when it first appeared on the blog I was staring at it for long minutes.

  48. Bohemian Style

    January 17, 2012 at 9:14 am

    So pretty! Great summary and persoanlity.

  49. Taipei Style

    January 17, 2012 at 10:39 am

    She has a great style, and the first picture is so funny! :)

  50. Mr Kane

    January 17, 2012 at 10:39 am

    Great shots!
    Love the first one in the snow! and the girl with the dress,”what a beautiful dress”
    Loving the bicicle!

    JK ||

  51. antique engagement rings

    January 17, 2012 at 11:22 am


  52. petrichore

    January 17, 2012 at 12:40 pm

    Love her hair–the color, length, and styling are really flattering.

    minima/maxima, a blog about minimalist style

  53. B.

    January 17, 2012 at 12:59 pm

    Not my kind of style, but it does suit her and I really enjoy reading all these interviews.
    new in my closet

  54. the parisienne

    January 17, 2012 at 4:41 pm

    Love the coat, the white blouse, the long dress…

  55. Kate

    January 17, 2012 at 10:39 pm

    Adore the top picture. Adore her dress in the last picture.



  56. Sabine

    January 18, 2012 at 5:19 am

    I think I love her! And thank you for putting Vivian Maier on my radar.

  57. clarity enhanced diamonds

    January 18, 2012 at 6:41 am

    Love this photo.

  58. Hey little man

    January 20, 2012 at 7:35 pm

    Very energetic article, I loved that a lot. Will there be a part 2?

  59. amy

    January 22, 2012 at 11:58 am

    sending a thank you to adrianna. i followed the link to vivian maier and was blown away.
    thank you for sharing your inspiration>

  60. Margaux Brooke

    January 23, 2012 at 1:30 am

    She seems like an awesome person to know. Her sense of style is feminine and unique.. I love that she really likes backpacks, I feel like people don’t use them as much now a days, outside of school at least.

    Margaux Brooke

    Check out my blog: A tech crazed model
    with a love for writing and photography!

  61. Nadia

    February 8, 2012 at 3:37 am

    Hi there from South Africa!
    Beautiful pictures, love the feeling and mood setting. If you ever come to Cape Town get in touch :-)


  62. maquillage yeux verts

    July 5, 2014 at 10:56 am

    I LOVE the little Uggs dig. LOL

  63. Icegreen

    June 14, 2019 at 3:16 am

    Thanks for sharing with us! I always love the style of Adrianna Glaviano. The photos you posted are really beautiful. Keep posting!

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