Remembering Anna Piaggi

Anna Piaggi

I was saddened to read of fashion writer Anna Piaggi's death, at age 81. Her trademark chapeaux, blue hair, and rouge'd cheeks inspired many (dare I say she was the original Anna Dello Russo?), including me. Here, my brief interview with the icon, originally posted in January of 2011:

“My beauty look…it goes with my feeling, it goes with my color…I have the habit of doing it this way. I have a wonderful friend—a makeup artist, Roberto, who is not here at the moment—and he gave me some instruction on how to do it myself. I follow what he suggest me to do, and basically I know the blush is important for me, and the eyes. And because my hair is dyed blue for twenty years, my eye shadow is mostly blue, or green, following the mood. I have, you know, the basic things he suggest me to use. I feel better with these basics.”

—E.W.

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  • mlle p

    I just loved her! She was so inspiring, innovative, groundbreaking. Hope you are at some incredible place now, Anna!

  • Sarah

    I am so sad to hear this. She truly was an original.

    x Sarah

  • Julia McAdam

    What an amazing lady.

  • Michele Crenshaw

    A true fashion icon. She will be missed.

  • touchkajal

    Really sad.

  • http://starlightsworld.blogspot.com/ Andrea

    she was a true icon! rip :(

  • http://twitter.com/Kharina Kharina SternerJones

    The world has lost a bit of it's sense of humour and brightness. RIP Anna!

  • http://mybeautysample.com/ Becca @ The Beauty Sample

    RIP Anna. She was a true talent and unique beauty

  • http://twitter.com/YayaGagaFashion Messamet serdane

    I didn't know her enough as you do but I have to recognize that she was and she'll still a crazy fashionista colors lover. RIP

    http://www.younglington.wordpress.com

  • Bird

    Dare I say, what will we do if Iris Apfel goes? Originality will be lost. Rest in peace.

  • Anna

    She truly was an icon - I am so happy you got the chance to interview her!
    Wrote a little tribute myself, where I borrowed your picture - I hope that's OK!

    PS. Loving the new template for Into The Gloss!

    http://annabjerke.blogspot.co.uk/2012/08/remembering-anna-piaggi-1931-2012.html

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