I do love talking to the people behind the bible of fashion. Harper's BAZAAR UK is one of the few international mags I can't wait to get my mitts on each month.
This week, in keeping with the London Style Series I chatted to Vanissa Antonious who is the JR Market Editor. Vanissa is in the same team with Carmen Borgonovno who I interviewed a few months ago whilst I was over there. These Harper's gals have style pumping through their veins I tell you!
Q. How would you describe your personal style?
A. It is a little bit of everything. Often a juxtaposition of something feminine mixed with a leather jacket or a hard edged heel, I find less is always more so like to wear one key piece worn back with minimal chic basics.
Q. What are your favourite brands?
A. To wear Alexander Wang, Bassike, Isabel Marant, Acne. Proenza and Balenciaga for the continuous originality each season. And who doesn't want a little bit of Alaia in their wardrobe?
Q. How did you get to your current position? Where did you start out?
A. From a lot of hard work. My first internship was at GQ Australia, from there I moved on to intern at Bazaar Australia. It was here I received great education from numerous editors over 5 years and where I began editing pages and stories. I moved to London in January of 2011 and started freelancing for Bazaar UK where eventually a suitable position came up as JR Market Editor.
Q. Who's style do you admire?
A. I admire people who dress for themselves, to make themselves feel good and for their mood and not those around them.
Q. Have you had a fashion "cringe" moment?
A. There are several photo's of me wearing fluoro printed bike pants from when I was in primary school. I remember I loved them and wanted to wear them everywhere.
Q. What is your all time favourite film?
A. My favourite film changes every time I see a great film. At the moment I am still holding on to 'Little White Lies' such an honest portrayal of how friendship groups really do behave and also 'Mammoth' a great film which depicts the extremes of how different groups of people live dependent on their culture, wealth and location
Q. What is your perception of Australian style?
A. Since moving to the UK I noticed that your surroundings really do affect the way you dress. I had a small wardrobe crisis when I moved here. Australian style is casual but with a touch of effort. It is colourful and playful. We don't have a great high street the way Europe and America do which means we invest in quality.
Q. What undiscovered brand should we be aware of?
A. Alan Buanne who is an up uncoming shoe and handbag designer, expect to see his beautiful handcrafted pieces in stores by next season.
Q. What item/s could you not live without?
A. My family and friends but if we are talking about clothing items, there are so many things in my wardrobe which are falling apart. I get so attached to certain pieces and don't want to throw them away. I would struggle without my Bassike tee's, Acne leather jacket, Balenciaga heel and boots and my military khaki coat
Q. Where is your ultimate holiday destination?
A. Anywhere on a yacht in the middle of nowhere. Last summer I spent 10 days on a yacht in Turkey. It was my greatest holiday to date. There is nothing better then being so close to the ocean.