Franca Sozzani, Italian journalist and editor-in-chief of Vogue Italia for 28 years, understood women and their desire to be beautiful.
Her style was constant and classic with a ‘twist of Italian’.
What is a ‘twist of Italian’? I cannot define it or even a ‘twist of French’ when it comes to personal style but I do know when I see it. Her hair was part of her signature, just like Grace Coddington and those majestic red locks or Linda Rodin’s perfect silver up-do
Looking at portraits of Franca Sozzani reminded me nothing beats a simple black dress and a pair of wonderful earrings.
Why do we spend so much time searching for the perfect outfit? This combination must come pretty close to being the all time winner in the fashion stakes. She was right, no woman wants to look ridiculous but we do wish to feel beautiful.
And if we feel we look our best then confidence, happiness and beauty radiates from within.
A new black dress and a pair of fabulous drops is where I am headed. xv
Look No Further
image peter lindbergh, quote the telegraph lifestyle