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The Other Editor: Viviana Volpicella

by habituallychic

01 . 18 . 10

While I appreciate Anna Dello Russo’s over the top outfits during fashion week, she works for Vogue Nippon after all, it’s her fashion assistant’s style that I really admire. Viviana Volpicella makes even a simple outfit of pants and a blouse look chic and stylish. Then again, you could probably put her in a paper bag and she’d still look just as chic and stylish because she is Italian and that’s what they do. But it’s got to be that great smile that makes me like her so much. There is nothing worse than a person who takes themselves too seriously. Someone who wears yellow must also have a sunny personality to match! I think once you see her signature style in action, you’ll agree with me. Just ignore the ubiquitous cigarette. As I said, she’s Italian!

Photos by The Sartorialist, Tommy Ton and Garance Dore

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  1. Emily Heston January 18, 2010 | 7:29 pm

    I love the color, the unique style. I don’t think I could pull off most of that, but I would like to wear that saffrom blouse with those shorts some day.

    Do you ever visit the satoralist? She is in Italy and has been posting photos of stylish dressed italians.

    I am looking at my closet in a whole new way. Grazie!!

  2. splendidmarket.com January 18, 2010 | 7:38 pm

    Okay — just noticed the credit to the Sartorialist — should have known you would be in the know!!
    Of course I meant saffroN, I was distracted. I am posting a South of France saffron soup soon and have been taking so many photos of saffron! Now I must choose one!

  3. Paula Grace Designs January 18, 2010 | 8:39 pm

    Love the colors. Very chic!
    Paula Grace ~

  4. Global Atelier January 18, 2010 | 9:08 pm

    Great entry – do you know who makes the tan clutch with the big silver clasp? I adore it!!

  5. a lovely being January 18, 2010 | 9:16 pm

    those heart-shaped glasses are fabulous!

  6. stylecurator January 18, 2010 | 9:54 pm

    wow-she has a great sense of style and color. a great source for inspiration. thanks for sharing

  7. Chic Coles (Cole Design) January 18, 2010 | 9:56 pm

    She is so cute! I would love to have her personal style…or her job!

  8. Simply Luxurious January 18, 2010 | 10:02 pm

    Good observation about someone not taking themselves too seriously if they’re wearing yellow. I never have thought of it like that. Happy Monday!

  9. Modern Traditionalist January 18, 2010 | 10:04 pm

    What an inspired and stylish woman. I think the key here is that she doesn’t look as if she’s trying at all. It’s all innate.

  10. Alaina @ Live Creating Yourself January 18, 2010 | 10:29 pm

    Thanks for introducing me to her! This is my kind of style. So effortless yet so chic. Basic pieces that look fab. Her gorgeous hair and tanned skin don’t hurt, also… I am saving all these images for inspiration!


  11. the NEO-traditionalist January 18, 2010 | 11:00 pm

    Love her fearless sense of color! The two years I spent in Switzerland we were just 20 minutes from Lake Como and less than an hour from Milan. We jumped on the train to shop and people watch in the Italian fashion capital. The innate sense of style in the women there is like nothing I’ve ever seen before!
    XX Kate

  12. Belle on Heels January 18, 2010 | 11:01 pm

    le sigh….oh how i wish i was this stylish!

  13. A Gift Wrapped Life January 18, 2010 | 11:11 pm

    We should all wear bright colours so well…….especially that sunny and stylish yellow. Bella indeed.

  14. lindaraxa January 18, 2010 | 11:26 pm

    Fabulous style, and a great figure to go with it…it helps!

  15. rikshaw design January 18, 2010 | 11:55 pm

    ohh my goodness i love her! thanks for telling me who she is i had posted that shot in teh shorts! ahhhmazing!
    time to hit the gym!

  16. Shorely Chic January 19, 2010 | 2:33 am

    She’s definitely the girl I “check out” on the street – love it, love her! girl crush…

  17. Elle January 19, 2010 | 2:51 am

    I have never heard of her until now, but I love her style… it seems so obtainable even if I’m more likely to shop at Target than Hermes!

  18. Ragland Hill Social by Gwen Driscoll January 19, 2010 | 3:33 am

    Fabulous style! What I would give to have those legs! Thanks for another great post.

  19. Karena January 19, 2010 | 5:00 am

    I really love bright golden yellow! It really looks great with jeans of any kind, white pants, etc.

  20. Jeanne January 19, 2010 | 9:18 am

    Tres Chic!

  21. sophiedahydesigns January 19, 2010 | 1:31 pm

    She is adorable! Looking at her photos just makes me smile.

  22. Duchess & Bird January 19, 2010 | 1:53 pm

    No heavy over the shoulder handbag chocked full of everything but the kitchen sink for this girl on the go- it is always a colorful clutch. Mmmm…wonder what essentials she carries in it?
    Good post!

  23. SogniSorrisi January 19, 2010 | 7:01 pm

    Some really great, chic outfits and so much style. I mean, just how she wears that yellow shirt–so much personality.

  24. slim January 20, 2010 | 2:06 am

    OK, I, like everyone else, am in love with the ochre pin-tuck pleated blouse she is wearing! I think it is your duty, Heather, to take care of us and find out where we may purchase said blouse. Even though I have neither brunette hair or olive skin, I would still feel oh-so-Ciao-Baby if only that were hanging in my closet 🙂

  25. honey living January 20, 2010 | 4:12 pm

    beautiful. her style is so effortless and lived-in looking. thanks for sharing – her look, and the happy confidence with which she wears it, is definitely something to aspire to.

  26. TheIconicBlog.com January 20, 2010 | 11:22 pm

    So fantastic. I love the color combinations! Thanks for sharing!

  27. Gaia January 21, 2010 | 11:17 pm

    Viviana… I’m a huge fan of her. i collect all the pics about her. she has great style and she can wear colors that isn’t for evrybody!

  28. Hadley January 23, 2010 | 11:25 pm

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  29. SAJ January 29, 2010 | 7:03 pm

    She is quickly becoming one of my style icons. Because of that last picture I had the confidence to break out my bright yellow cords and wear them this week. 🙂

  30. Hadley January 30, 2010 | 3:44 pm

    Do we know who makes that bright yellow blouse with the wide sleeves?

    She’s amazing and I’m in love with her style!

  31. Elena March 2, 2010 | 10:41 am

    I saw her at the Milan fashion week last weekend, and she was absolutely gorgeous in her outfits and her big smile!

  32. Nitus November 12, 2010 | 10:32 am

    She is the best !!! I love her style!!!!