A Quick Q&A with Lucio Colapietro
Lucio Colapietro is an Italian fashion stylist who embodies “la dolce vita”. He loves the beautiful things in life, including great food, good friends and always looking your best. These passions have served him well as the fashion editor of L’Officiel Azerbaijan, a personal VIP buyer for a circle of well-heeled woman and in the freelance work he has done for publications like Vogue, Vanity Fair, Maxim and Arena Homme.
Here Colapietro talks about how his grandmother opened his eyes to the power of fashion, working with the singer Skin and the challenges of the digital age.
Q: How did you first get interested in fashion?
A: It was a natural process, a family business…My Grandma worked in fashion in the 1960s, I used to watch movies with her when I was a kid, and she taught me everything she knew about clothes and style.
Q: What made you finally decide to launch out on your own and become a buyer and freelance stylist?
A: When I understood that I was at the same level of the people who taught me so much and that I was ready to finally spread my wings.
Q: What was your big break?
A: I never really feel like “I made it”. I am always looking for the next big goal to achieve. But I was really happy when I worked with legendary rock singer Skin in London.
Q: Who inspires you?
A: In this moment Iris Apfel. But in general, everything that surrounds me, because I consider myself an esthete.
Q: Who living or dead would you love to be able to have dinner with?
A: I would say Oscar Wilde.
Q: What is your favorite trip?
A: Pantelleria, a Sicilian island. It is a little treasure.
Q: When are you happiest?
A: When people around me are happy and healthy. I live for their happiness.
Q: What is the biggest challenge you are currently facing?
A: The Digital world. It is so fast, I am an” old style” person, and that is really challenging for me.
Q: What is your secret talent?
A: In my opinion, I should be a psychologist.
Q: What is your motto or the best piece of advice you ever got?
A: You only have one life and you have to live it at its best.
Q: What emoji do you use the most?
A: The guy sending kiss with the red heart.
Q: What is the latest Instagram feed you decided to follow?
A: self.styled, a community where several characters from the show biz and fashion world are invited to dress up and show their best outfits. I love it.
Jessica Michault is the Senior Vice President of industry relations at GPS Radar by Launchmetrics. She is also the editor-at-large for ODDA magazine and contributes to publications like the New York Times, the Business of Fashion, Vogue, Harper's Bazaar and Mixte magazine.
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