Last week, we spent a fun, fashion-filled night at the Emporio Armani store in Copley place. Zanna Roberts Rassi, senior fashion editor at Marie Claire, joined Boston fashionistas Erica Corsano and Joanna Humphrey to host a showing of Armani’s Fall/Winter 2013 collection. Roberts Rassi also styled the looks, comprised of lots of jewels and menswear inspired pieces, that were sent down the runway (we took the hint and will definitely be adding some sparkle to our wardrobe asap!)
The clothes were gorgeous, but hands down, the best part of the night was that we got to talk with Roberts Rassi about what she’s been up to (a lot!), her personal style (it’s iconic) and her biggest fashion inspiration (a tough call, considering she basically knows everyone in the industry).
We’re just coming off of fashion month and you were involved in so many ways. What was it like co-hosting E’s fashion police for the Emmy’s?
It was so much fun! I had just flown in from London Fashion Week the day before, so I was completely jet-lagged, and I didn’t exactly know what time of day it was. It was great going from fashion in one respect, on the runway, to then actually seeing it materialize on the red carpet was a whole other experience.
You’ve definitely become a street style icon especially at Fashion Week, what inspires your style?
My style is always inspired by a little bit of menswear; always something with a little bit of a tougher edge, but all in all very simple. I don’t do many accessories or too many crazy colors, I tend to stick to basic things.
What would you say your favorite piece in your wardrobe is?
One of my favorite pieces would have to be my Burberry black leather Biker Jacket. I would be so upset if I lost it!
Who do you really admire in the fashion industry?
I admire so many people. I’m lucky enough to work with so many incredible people every day. From the incredible people at Marie Claire to some of the amazing designers in the industry. Especially Mr. Armani who has been in the industry for so long. He was one of the first people to put menswear suiting on women, and he’s still around teaching us and mentoring us. I’m so lucky to brush up to these amazing, great designers on a daily basis.
What was the best fashion advice you have ever received?
Never try too hard. I think that if you feel that you don’t look like yourself or you are uncomfortable then that will show, and it just won’t work.
Click through our slideshow to see more looks from the show, and some of Zanna’s fabulous outfit details!
All photos were shot by our photographer Andrew.