5 Minutes With: Nicola Formichetti

Nicola Formichetti

Today’s interview is one I’ve had up my sleeve for a while… And only managed to finish transcribing on the place to New York. I’ve been wanting, planning and attempting to post it for so long but darned life kept getting in the way. Finally the piece is written and I’m so happy to share it with you because the subject is none other than Nicola Formichetti, a man who definitely needs no introduction. From putting Lady Gaga in that meat dress to bringing about the #reboot of Diesel by way of reinvigorating the Mugler maison and cultivating a tribe of devoted followers large enough to populate several countries, Nicola’s mind-blowingly impressive career so far has seen a series of iconic moments punctuated with stellar design, global tastemaking and serious self branding savvy. Nicola Formichetti also just so happens to be one of the most genuinely nice, relaxed and instantly easy to get on with people I’ve ever met. I learnt this pretty quickly when I managed to grab a few minutes with him during ITS in Trieste. As you will no doubt realise, we soon abandoned my carefully crafted list of interview q’s in favour of a thoroughly enjoyable and wholly inspiring conversation…

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3 Ways To Wear It: Little White Skirt

REISS Little White Skirt La Petite Anglaise

REISS Reno Panel A-Line Little White Skirt, 110, click to buy here to buy

I have to say, 3 Ways To Wear it is one of my personal favourite posts to do. Aside from the obvious fact that I enjoy few things more than getting dressed up and having my picture taken (not the most attractive character trait I admit) I also find it really helps me with my own wardrobe planning. It was only putting an after dark spin on my Tory Burch shorts suit that made me realise that my demure daytime two piece could in fact work for cocktail hour too. And, lest we forget, how with an injection of pastel green a leather mini skirt can miraculously come over all preppy. Working out how to wear one piece three decent, different ways has certainly forced me to develop a few nifty styling tricks, not to mention made me really realise both the value of wardrobe staples and the versatility of more trend led pieces. The subject of today’s post is a bit of both…

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Welcome to the new La Petite Anglaise

La Petite Anglaise

Looking back through the LPA archives, it must seem like I’m very excited an awful lot of the time. Truth be told, I am very excited a lot of the time. The past couple of years have been a crazy, unexpected, sometimes stressful and always wonderful series of adventures that have ultimately only come about because you, my lovely readers, choose to follow La Petite Anglaise. Your loyalty, comments, occasional complaints (which FYI are much appreciated too) and all round enthusiasm for the things I myself am so, borderline worryingly enthusiastic about constantly inspires and energises me as well as enabling me to do what I love the most and begin to live out the fashion fantasy I sad in my teenage bedroom dreaming about. I know that sounds uncharacteristically cheesy but it’s the reason why I am extra excited – yep, even more than usual – to share the brand, new site with you…

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