02 March 2010

Who's that girl: Anastasia Barbieri

On first you might mistake Anatasia Barbieri for movie star from the seventies; natural beauty with brown, silky hair below the shoulder, perfect face contours and Annie Hall meets Lauren Hutton in Paris style. Though she could be a movie star, she is one of the Carine's girls; part of the enormously talented clique of infants which every month allure us with cognizable style on the French Vogue paper. Well, we all know that Vogue Paris paper smells different and that Carine girls are all very pretty. Barbieri also, with the superb eye for the fashion. In the past years she had built envious portfolio as stylist; she is Vogue Paris mode editor also as fashion editor-in-chief in Vogue Hommes International. She contributes in Vogue Nippon, Korean and German Vogue, V Magazine, Harper's Baazar, Ten and many others...back in the days she also did styling work for Dutch Magazine.You must had spotted some of the admirable editorials she styled in (thank you Lord) politically incorrect Paris Vogue. No matter if she is dressing up the Femme Fatale or Countryside Girl they both have a dose of strong, sophisticated sexiness and mysterious romance. While even most flaring outfits have a frail and loose vibe (see Cherchez La Femme Diane K,The Princess Diary, Furry Friend or White Russian in Vogue Nippon, 30 avenue de Montaigne) in styling men editorials she plays with macho on some new level (see Rose Foudre in Vogue Hommes International).
 In fact you can feel how both masculine and feminine are influence on each other in her work.
Besides editorial work, she does consultancy for many fashion house and styles ad campaigns (for Alessandro Dell'Acqua, Givenchy, D&G, Costume National, Kenzo, Cacharel).
Taking part in LENY Project by Mariela Gamboa and with work on NOIR, Danish fashion clothing line with conscience as consulting stylist along with photographer Marc Hom, proves that Anastasia except talent has awareness and sense. And her style: that's a subject for itself. And subject spotted by many street style blogs like Garance or Sartorialist. She seems to adore suits with made to measure glance but she stays very casual. Like in her work she balances items like very power pantsuit or even formal three-piece suit in very fragile , feminine way. Sometimes she breaks masculinity with elegant heels or ballet pumps, blouse or silk scarf. And sometimes is just her lovely face and hair.
Except adorned by street style snappers- she and Giovanna Battaglia look so good together on common photos- maybe cause Barbieri is raised in Italy (she was born in Croatia), recently Meredith Melling Burke in Vogue.com Most Wanted made a feature about Anastasia's tailored menswear look. Oh Boy. Let's say if somebody is supposed to learn us how to wear tuxedo I am very glad that person is Anastasia.

I-D magazine editorial which she styled and modeled for

images via style.com, garancedore, sartorialist, I-D magazine editorial scanned by BerlinRocks on TFS


apparellel said...

wow. love her style. is it a prerequisite for all editors to be freaking gorgeous? i swear. haha.


Unknown said...


thanks for visiting my blog. i'm very flattered by your comment. i like that your fashion posts are a bit wordy. i'll be back for some education on this thing called fashion :)

Anonymous said...

really apreciate your work, talent and fsh knowledge, keep doing this misslikey.

Romany said...

Incredibly stylish - love that you've compared her to a 70s movie star, they were always the most gorgeous in my opinion.
This is so informative, thank you! :)

The Last Miaow said...

Great choice of style icon!

English Rose ♥ said...

Such a great style icon - she's beautiful and it doesn't hurt that she's french and oh so chic!

Thanks so much for stopping by darling =]

Stay safe and chic ma chérie,
English Rose x

A home far away said...

Hi there!
What a lovely blog you have!

Have a great day
Hugs Gunilla in Singapore

Emilie said...

Love her style!

BonBon Rose Girls Kristin said...

Wow, is she crazy chic!

SabinePsynopsis said...

What a girl!! Are you also annoyed about the unsexiness of Vogue UK and American Vogue? Vogue Italia and France are sizzling with erotics, but the English speaking are just so pc.

Internationalmode said...

Great pics

shopahallic said...

she has great style, love it