From a passion for fashion as ancient as the “White Nights,” Vanessa Scicchitano was able to give life to a job that allows her to be creative every day, even in knowing how to mix trends such as the Parisienne one with the animal look! Her style advice is all to be discovered.
Nice to meet you, I’m: Vanessa Scicchitano, Digital PR, Creative Director, Consultant and Web strategist for fashion and lifestyle brands. I have a past experience as a stylist and then I came to the digital world thanks to the meeting with Luca Lanzoni, Fashion Director for Hearst Digital that gave me the opportunity to open a small blog dedicated to my obsession with shoes (“God Save My shoes”) on elle.it. I have always been attracted by fashion publishing since I was 5 years old: while my friends used to read Mickey Mouse, I used to read my mom’s glossy magazines. I grew up in an all-female universe, with a grandmother collecting shoes and hundreds of magazines scattered all over the place. As all the girls I had the most disparate aspirations, becoming a stylist, an actress, a dancer, a singer… I was quite instinctive and a little unconscious in trying them all or almost! I major in Humanities and I went through the radical chic phase, during which I wanted to be a writer. As a heroine of my adored Russian novels, I struggled to defeat my greatest passion: fashion. Needless to say, I came out defeated. I kept getting lost in the “White Nights” but then I decided to turn my passion into a job!
Location: I live in Rome.
Style: I’m pretty chameleonic. I can go from a minimal style, flare jeans, white cashmere sweater and blazer, to a more eccentric outfit. Now, for example, I’m obsessed with the animal look. I love the fur and the coats of Alessandra Chamonix who has been able to interpret in a super original way the wildest trend of the season!
“As all the girls I had the most disparate aspirations, becoming a stylist, an actress, a dancer, a singer… I was quite instinctive and a little unconscious in trying them all or almost!”
Trend (I would say timeless): The Parisienne style. My muse is Jane Birkin. I love the fringe of Parisian girls, their naïve being, the camel coat even when it’s freezing outside, their sensuality and effortless femininity… And the wicker basket even in the evening instead of a clutch.
#Inspo: The scents and colors of Marrakech. A good book. The cinema of Abdellatif Kechiche, Xavier Dolan, Wes Anderson, Paul Thomas Anderson, Wong Kar Wai… And then photography: the visionary one of Tim Walker, the black and white portraits of Peter Lindbergh and the aesthetics of Jurgen Teller. Celine when there still was the accent and Phoebe Philo as creative director. Jane Birkin. and Paris.
The Touch of Style: A vintage silk scarf.
“I love the fringe of Parisian girls, their naïve being, the camel coat even when it’s freezing outside, their sensuality and effortless femininity…”
How I Like to Wear It: Between the strands of a braid, around the neck, on the waist like a sash, on a wide hat, as a turban in summertime, to the ankle to enrich a sandal (strictly flat), on the wrist or on the bag as our grandmothers used to do!
Trendspotting: It is not enough to wear a basque and to put a baguette under your arm to have a chic allure! It’s the attitude that makes the difference!
Your Favorite Fashion Book: “Letters to Yves Saint Laurent” by Pierre Bergé, “The fashion system” by Roland Barthes, “Glamorama” by Bret Easton Ellis, “In Paris” by Jeanne Damas and “Girl Boss” by Sophia Amoruso.
Steal Style: Jane Birkin. And then Brigitte Bardot but also the top models of the ’80s/’90s, Cindy Crawford and Kate Moss among all.
Your Fashion Superpower: The French touch that can be translated as making chic whatever I wear! And then the nonchalance in wearing what I like, without thinking too much!