Tag Archive: Vanessa Traina

  1. Vanessa Traina: The Ultimate Fashion Insider

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    Great style is … confidence.

    You will never see me wearing… a short skirt.

    My favourite everyday look is… vintage Levi’s, a cashmere sweater, kitten heel Manolos and a Hermes Kelly bag.

    In my career, I am most proud of… being part of the Altuzarra family and working with Joseph from the start of his career. It is incredible to look back and see how far he has come.

    My most memorable shoot was… when I was a fashion assistant at the start of my career I had the privilege of assisting on set with Steven Meisel countless times; to work with such a legendary image-maker will always be most memorable.

    My favourite person to style is… my sisters.

    I get inspired by… everything; art, literature, cities, people, attitudes.

    My beauty secret is… I am obsessed with moisturizer; skin can never be too hydrated.

    My secret talent is… I studied ballet for many years, which most people do not know.

    Right now, I am obsessed with… the Protagonist bodysuit.

    The best styling tip I’ve ever received is… always leave something to the imagination.

    My favourite hotel is… Hotel du Cap.

    For a long flight, I always pack… a cashmere blanket, cashmere socks and a good book.

    When I have some free time, I… catch up with friends, read and travel.

    The best advice I’ve ever received is… family first.

    My favourite place to shop is… The Line. 

    Being a stylist, I’ve learned… the importance of tailoring.

    Right now, I am readingAll The Light We Cannot See.

    In my bag you’ll always find… violet candies, Aquaphor lip balm and organic hand sanitizer.

    This winter I am dying to buy… a vintage Cartier Tank Americaine from The Line.

    My goal in life is… to be happy.

  2. 3 snabba till Joseph Altuzarra om nya kollektionen

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    I en mix av feminina silhuetter, handfärgad batik i terrakottatoner och grönt, krinklade klänningar, pennkjolar, höga slitsar, espadrillos med klack och markerade midjor, känns sommaren alldeles för långt borta. Vi vill ha allt – nu! Efter SS16-visningen ställde vi tre snabba frågor till succédesignern Joseph Altuzarra.

     

    Vilka är dina inspirationskällor inför vårens kollektion? 

    Den här säsongen startade med en djupdykning i mina baskiska rötter. Jag blev inspirerad av regionens naturliga material och hantverk och den enkelhet de utsöndrade.

    Den välkända stylisten Vanessa Traina ansvarade för visningen. Varför valde du Vanessa Traina?

    Vanessa är en av mina bästa vänner och någon som jag har jobbat med sedan starten. Även Melanie Huynh är stylist för varje kollektion.

    Vilka är varje kvinnas tre måsten i garderoben våren 2016 enligt dig?  

    Dip-dye kjolen, den marinblå off-the-shoulder skjortan i linne kombinerad med fuskomlottkjolen med slits och sadelväskan “Ghianda” i svart skinn.

     

    Altuzarra SS16 catwalk

    Stilren utan att vara tråkig – sadelväskan ur Altuzarras vårkollektion skapar habegär.

    Altuzarra SS16 catwalk

    Marina toner syns i Altuzarras vårkollektion för 2016.

    Altuzarra SS 16

    Snörade espadrillos med klackar är ett av nästa vårs drömköp enligt oss.

     

  3. Fashion Week News: Back to Basque with Joseph Altuzarra

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    We observed earthy colours with a hint of fire on crinkle-pleated close-cut pencil skirts, drop shoulder dresses, and relaxed jumpsuits, paired with classic Spanish espadrilles and sexed up with a stiletto. There is no need to say that we wanted it all! We snuck in a quick Q&A on inspiration, styling, and the keys to Spring 2016 with the man of the hour!

    What is your focus for the Spring/Summer collection? What is your inspiration?

    This season began as an exploration of my Basque heritage. I was inspired by the inherent beauty of the materials and crafts of the region, and the ease and humility they exuded.

    Well-known stylist Vanessa Traina is the stylist of the show. Why did you choose her?

    Vanessa is one of my best friends and someone I’ve worked with since the inception of the brand, along with Melanie Huynh, who also serves as my stylist for each collection.

    Which 3 key items, according to you, are must-haves in women’s wardrobes for spring 2016? 

    The dip dye toggle skirt, the navy off-the-shoulder textured linen shirt, paired with a faux-wrap burlap slit skirt, and the Ghianda saddle bag in black Tourillon leather.

     

    The line just launched its debut bag collection.

    The line just launched its debut bag collection.

     

    Altuzarra SS16 catwalk

    Navy is the new black.

    Photo by Altuzarra

    Photo: Altuzarra