Antonella di Santi, student, fashion influencer (“In my spare time,” as she said) and with an aesthetic Instagram, told us about ‘70s fashion and how to make it modern and trendy, perfect to be worn even in the ’00!
Nice to Meet You, I Am: Antonella Di Santi, Glitterpeony on Instagram. I’m a full-time law student and a fashion blogger in my spare time.
Location: I currently live in my hometown in Campania.
Trend: The ‘70s modern look.
#Inspo: I have always been fascinated by the ’70s and the variety of styles and garments that marked this decade. Oversized jackets and coats, shirts with a lot of fantasies, fur, bell-bottom jeans, miniskirts matched with high leather boots, flare jeans and pullover. All garments that I love and that I see as the perfect mix between casual and chic.
The Touch of Style: You have to be careful not only to simulate the style that you want to recreate: there is a clear difference between reviving, paying homage and emulating until you risk to parody that style.
“There is a clear difference between reviving, paying homage and emulating until you risk to parody that style.”
To take a cue and draw inspiration for my looks I like to watch movies and TV series of the time: this way I combine two of my greatest passions. For example, I love the look of the Charlie’s Angels in the series of 1976 or the outfits of Mia Farrow in “Rosemary’s Baby” and those of Isabelle Adjani in “Le Locataire,” both Polanski’s films. But I also love to watch old Polaroids to see what my mom used to wear. In the end, the greatest sources of inspiration for a retro look are always our moms and their wardrobes. In fact, I love to make modern old garments belonging to my mom or my grandmother and vintage items that I find online or in markets. In particular, I am always looking for old Levi’s.
How I Like to Wear it: I match the ’70s vintage outfits that I discover with contemporary accessories to make them more contemporary and modern: sneakers (like my beloved New Balance 990v4) or animal print bags (my favorite is the Flore bag by Tara Jarmon). Or maybe I use a modern garment to play with contrasts: for example, I wear a contrasting top with jeans and a vintage blazer.
Trendspotting: I’d definitely like to see these garments worn by Lily-Rose Depp, whom I adore.
“I match the ’70s vintage outfits that I discover with contemporary accessories to make them more contemporary and modern.”
Your Favorite Fashion Book: “Vogue on Coco Chanel” by Bronwyn Cosgrave, a gift from my best friend.
Steal Style: Carolyn Bessette for sure; she had a unique style and elegance.
Your Fashion Superpower: I wish I could transform every vintage garment from the ’70s that I find and turn it my size when unfortunately it is not.