Monday, February 20, 2012

Style Profile….Eva Fontanelli

Current profession?

Editor of Elle Italia

Which cultures or sub-cultures have influenced you lately?


Since I’m currently traveling in Morocco, I find myself wrapping scarves mixed with jewelry around my head like the old Berber women—I look forward to wearing long gypsy dresses, sequined pieces, and pastel colors for the spring.


What are the most interesting pieces you’ve picked up when traveling?

An old, colorful Peruvian bag and an Argentinean pendant.  I really cherish the pendant; it’s a gaucho medallion, in silver and mother-of-pearl, with the initials of someone very special.


Favorite weekend escape?           


Pietrasanta in Tuscany, but if I had more time I would go to Careyes in Mexico.


What do you consider your ideal environment to work and create?


In the craziness of my mess: in my hotel room, in my closet and in my bags.

My assistant hates me because when I say, “Don’t worry I’ll take care of the clothes and put everything in place” I actually just strew everything around…


Where do you seek visual inspiration most often?


I look to books, landscapes, and images– Tim Walker photographs are my favorite. I love the way he contrasts the real world with fantasy, the old and the new, the surreal proportions and ability to play with nature.  His photograph ‘It rained outside and we camped inside,’ reminds me of when I was a child and always built little cabanas in my room.

Any particular movies?


Pretty Woman—or I suppose that’s the most romantic, so I would say Amarcord.


What materials would you like to experiment with?


Nature’s treasures: shells, wood, and leaves.

Daily reads? for the horoscopes, a selection of newspapers, and of course Italian Elle.


How do you approach getting dressed?


I don’t think too much of what is appropriate or not, I just dress to feel special.


When do you feel most feminine?


When I wear something special, sexy and fun at the same time—my favorite collections are Moschino and Alberta Ferretti.


Never leave the house without?


Red lipstick! It adds a spark when I’m running around all day and makes me feel more sexy and confident.  I like a shade from Dolce & Gabbana, the Scarlett Johansson one.


Which shops you could spend the whole day in?


Wait and See in Milan on via Santa Marta, and lots of vintage shops.


Do you have a skincare regimen that keeps you glowing?

I always use Shu Uemura Face Oil and Eight Hour Cream.


Favorite meal?

Popcorn and vanilla ice cream, mixed together…


Are you athletic?


I go everywhere on my bike and run with my dog—I also love to dance.


What would you tell your 18-year-old self?


Don’t stop– but the thing is I never did.


Which photograph do you feel best represents your personality?


The funny ones for sure! You’re the only one who can catch that sparkle in my eyes when I’m having the most fun with fashion.


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  1. Antonia at Swedish Love Affair

    February 20, 2012 at 3:02 pm

    I love everything Italian.

  2. Bohemian Style

    February 20, 2012 at 3:11 pm

    I love the feather bling and what she said about mixing scarves with jewelry.

  3. Natasha Fatah

    February 20, 2012 at 3:20 pm

    I love Eva’s look so much. I’ve admired her for a long time, especially in your photographs of her. Believe it or not, I worked up the courage to wear this retro dress because I once saw Eva wearing something similar:


  4. Mode

    February 20, 2012 at 3:25 pm

    Italie, le must du style !
    Trés belle photo

  5. Elena

    February 20, 2012 at 3:26 pm

    What a lovely interesting woman!

  6. Kate

    February 20, 2012 at 3:29 pm

    Such a lovely interview! She seems like a wonderful woman and has such an infectious smile!


  7. Stylosophism

    February 20, 2012 at 3:30 pm

    Great and interesting interview
    I love when she says that she read vogue .it for the horoscope ;)

  8. White Perla

    February 20, 2012 at 3:34 pm

    Thanks for your lovely post with this Italian chic:)

  9. Reptilia

    February 20, 2012 at 3:35 pm

    Wowww, just fell in love with her style! And the interview is really interesting!!


  10. Giulia

    February 20, 2012 at 3:38 pm

    What a great interview….I have a lot in common with her! Plus, she’s italian like me! I really love the first picture, it reminds me of Italy and Sicily…

  11. christian

    February 20, 2012 at 3:45 pm

    miss Fontanelli is so inspiring, love when fashion is present by someone who depely love what she do.

  12. Jane Alisa

    February 20, 2012 at 3:46 pm

    Such a wonderful interview, Eva sounds like such a free spirit. I admire her approach to fashion.

  13. Aga's suitcase

    February 20, 2012 at 3:48 pm

    Love every detail in the first look! amazing!

  14. Lisette Dipasquale

    February 20, 2012 at 3:48 pm

    Wonderful interview with Eva Fontanelli and exquisite photographs – thank you. I just named your blog as “a valuable social media tool” representative (for my Parsons Fashion Marketing social media class) for your elegant visuals and fun/interesting interviews.

  15. FashionUm

    February 20, 2012 at 3:50 pm

    That’s a cool! Love to read these profiles Scott!
    Show Your Outfit !

  16. Becky Bedbug

    February 20, 2012 at 3:52 pm

    Great post! I love finding out little insights into other people’s lives. Popcorn and ice cream? Now that’s quirky!


  17. Mish

    February 20, 2012 at 3:55 pm

    She is so beautiful and adorable, I would love to meet her one day. I personally prefer menswear-inspired styles for myself, but she really looks perfect in sweet ladylike outfits.

  18. Pose Mag

    February 20, 2012 at 3:57 pm

    Thanks for this interesting interview !

  19. Kate

    February 20, 2012 at 3:58 pm

    I think that Eva is my favourite of the ‘regulars’ we see on The Sartorialist. She radiates this gorgeous mischievousness that’s just so charming!xo

  20. monica

    February 20, 2012 at 3:59 pm

    beautiful, beautiful and more beautiful! I do have my own Salvadorean colorful bag and I love very minute of it :) My lovely mother always sent’s me beautiful hand made jewelry and bags from El Salvador and I treasure all of it!! I love it!! xoxo MUMU

  21. Nadia

    February 20, 2012 at 4:00 pm

    I’m italian and this words make me vero proud of mt country.
    It’s a great interview, i love the inspirations of this person


  22. Caroline

    February 20, 2012 at 4:05 pm

    This was definitely my favorite profile. Her quirkiness is in the photographs and in her answers…
    She sounds very down to earth! Great post :)

  23. princessglee

    February 20, 2012 at 4:10 pm

    It’s great that you find fashion people who are contageously happy, have a healthy outlook, interests other than fashion and seem like nice people. She’s a fine example of this.

  24. stephi

    February 20, 2012 at 4:11 pm

    nice interview! she seems like such a cool person…i would love to be in Morocco
    xoxo Stephi

  25. sandro

    February 20, 2012 at 4:19 pm

    some great prints. really makes me want it to be summer

  26. Clarity Enhanced Diamonds

    February 20, 2012 at 4:25 pm

    I really love her look a lot. She wears it well!

  27. Erika Nolan

    February 20, 2012 at 4:32 pm

    Italian women are beyond glamorous without even trying! Check out my blog for other things “Chique”!

  28. B.

    February 20, 2012 at 4:35 pm

    Her style is not really my cup of tea, but I do love the sort of Italian charm. That photo with the hat is beautiful

    fashion & lifestyle in Belgium :

  29. Stephanie

    February 20, 2012 at 4:39 pm

    Like always really interesting interviews!!!


  30. Rockstar01

    February 20, 2012 at 4:40 pm

    She is so cute!!!I really would like too meet her one day!!!
    What a wonderful pictures!!!

  31. Marcel Da Chump

    February 20, 2012 at 4:40 pm

    She has that sparkling “je ne sais quoi” an Elle woman.

  32. Women of Style

    February 20, 2012 at 4:42 pm

    The picture on the balcony is so truthful and inspiring – la bella vita milanese!

  33. Nicole

    February 20, 2012 at 4:48 pm

    Absolutely beautiful! How lucky you are!

  34. Tinacious.Me

    February 20, 2012 at 4:50 pm

  35. James

    February 20, 2012 at 5:05 pm

    Loving the new interview style posts.

  36. macfer

    February 20, 2012 at 5:16 pm

  37. Blog Desde el TrĂłpico

    February 20, 2012 at 5:28 pm

    What a lovely photo!!


  38. Blog ABRIL Moda

    February 20, 2012 at 5:32 pm

    She has a lovely natural beauty.

  39. [email protected]

    February 20, 2012 at 5:35 pm

    The first shot above is one of your best ever. Great to see it again.

    The Styleseer

  40. Ana

    February 20, 2012 at 5:41 pm

    These pictures are beautiful.

    Check out my one of a kind art GIVEAWAY on my blog HERE

  41. paulysmooth

    February 20, 2012 at 5:46 pm

    this women is very sexy!

  42. Marcel Da Chump

    February 20, 2012 at 5:54 pm

    Pardonne moi: that sparkling “Je ne sais quoi” OF an Elle woman.

  43. Aurélie & Angelo

    February 20, 2012 at 6:07 pm

    Such a beautiful picture and pretty setting!

  44. Johnny

    February 20, 2012 at 6:15 pm

    She said some pretty interesting stuff! Thank you for sharing this with us.

  45. Chetna

    February 20, 2012 at 7:03 pm

    Italian. ‘Nuff said.

  46. Theresa

    February 20, 2012 at 8:25 pm

    Lovely photos. Charming lady. Insightful interview.


  47. tasha

    February 20, 2012 at 8:52 pm

    I know it’s already been said, but she’s so beautiful, and her interview responses only confirm her beauty.

  48. Denisse

    February 20, 2012 at 9:12 pm

    I really like the pictures where you can see her short hair–especially the black and white one!

  49. Valeria

    February 20, 2012 at 10:06 pm

    Shi is beautiful! In love with 1st photo!

  50. LUCIA

    February 20, 2012 at 10:22 pm

  51. Steph C.

    February 20, 2012 at 11:30 pm

    Wow what a lovely interview + stunning images of a fascinating woman. Everything about her exudes chic in such a nonchalant way.


  52. yun

    February 21, 2012 at 12:04 am

  53. JW

    February 21, 2012 at 12:19 am

    Fabulous interview, very interesting.

  54. Carolyn

    February 21, 2012 at 1:28 am

    That is one cheeky smile! Eva is also my favourite in your book – can you devote a chapter to her in your next one? I absolutely love the first picture, particularly with the washing hanging over the balcony – and the hat picture – glorious!

  55. Boxer's Adventures

    February 21, 2012 at 1:53 am

    The first photo is absolutely darling and the rest are too cute for words so I’m glad you grabbed them in pictures. Thanks for a great interview.
    International Blog and Shop

  56. Emma

    February 21, 2012 at 2:25 am

    I LOVE her! Happy, unpretentious and fun. What an inspiration.

  57. Marina

    February 21, 2012 at 2:31 am

    She’s so beautiful,charming women with lovely natural look… La bella donna!

  58. Gabrielle

    February 21, 2012 at 2:55 am

    Flipping love it!

  59. Xeana

    February 21, 2012 at 3:19 am

    What a great first photography! Real Italian woman – stylish and cheerful!


  60. Regina

    February 21, 2012 at 3:24 am

    Beautiful and interesting woman with stylish haircut!

  61. bonnie, clyde and marni

    February 21, 2012 at 3:29 am

    she is soooo pretty!!!

  62. Erica

    February 21, 2012 at 4:38 am

    Love the first picture. It’s seems vintage but actually it is not…lovely.

  63. Stills

    February 21, 2012 at 5:19 am

    Love her style!

  64. Lucia

    February 21, 2012 at 7:03 am

    Great interview! I like her style and I really love italian Elle!

  65. koolphoto

    February 21, 2012 at 7:45 am

    Great Interwiev, I love Italy…

  66. Loulune

    February 21, 2012 at 8:25 am

    I am just back from Rome and this interview makes me dream a bit longer :)

  67. cessione del quinto

    February 21, 2012 at 8:26 am

    very interesting style, this is original and fashion.
    Sara cessione

  68. Susana

    February 21, 2012 at 9:24 am

    Love this picture!! So quintessentially mediterranean and right up my alley, in terms of style!! Thanks for posting!!

  69. Anna

    February 21, 2012 at 9:54 am

    Popcorn and vanilla ice cream, mixed together… really? mmm, not so sure!

  70. VALE

    February 21, 2012 at 10:27 am


  71. proletarian Great Gatsby

    February 21, 2012 at 10:39 am

    ADORABLE! She is a sunshine.The first photo is one of my favorites.

  72. eepek

    February 21, 2012 at 11:01 am

    love the balcony shot! and viva la berber scarfs & sequins, what a lovely thought!

  73. Guadalupe

    February 21, 2012 at 11:54 am

    Great interview :-)

  74. Sean Schmidt

    February 21, 2012 at 3:16 pm

    I could view this post a dozen times and still be as inspired as the first time I read it.

  75. jlee5050

    February 21, 2012 at 8:20 pm

    One of my fave subjects that you’ve always elegantly covered Scott. She’s so beautiful. Thanks for the read.

  76. Blogger

    February 22, 2012 at 3:03 am

    She looks amazing !

  77. Passang

    February 22, 2012 at 10:42 am

    Please do one with Giovanna!

  78. yana

    February 23, 2012 at 3:20 pm

    Such a beautiful woman!

  79. Ellen

    June 16, 2012 at 2:06 am

    It hurts how gorgeous she is. Like, this purity and honestness that comes from her photos. I wish I could exemplify that sort of beauty one day.

  80. julian

    October 19, 2012 at 1:24 pm

    There’s a touch of Audrey Hepburn about this rather stylish girl

    …and the black n white shot is exquisite

  81. Steven Yu

    December 4, 2012 at 4:07 am

    Getting a sense of the person underneath the photos is what has always inspired me about your work. These interviews and the questions asked are just as insightful as the pictures that are taken. Great reads.

  82. Myriam

    June 13, 2013 at 10:35 am

    She represents the elegance of conviction!

  83. Ilaria

    May 14, 2014 at 5:17 am

    First shot is wonderful, it has got a special taste, summer marmelade & cookies

  84. Meg

    January 30, 2016 at 2:54 pm

    Such elegance, timeless in beauty and intrigue.

    I come back again and again to seek her out. Your photos of Eva F. are some of my favorites of your work. Thank you.

  85. Eva Darling com

    February 26, 2016 at 1:55 am

  86. Mario

    December 3, 2016 at 11:19 am

    beautiful im a sucker for short hair women

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