Pardon My French/Anna Dello Russo

Fast meeting with Anna Dello Russo, who was presenting her collection for H&M the other day.
It’s a jewelry and accessories line, and their is some seriously cool pieces… And I also found the quality pretty excellent.
I’ve been wearing her “zebra” bracelet since then and everybody asks me where I got it…

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  • Elisa September, 12 2012, 7:55 / Reply

    She seems surprisingly down-to-earth and easy going. I love the necklace you’re wearing in the video, just seeing it in a store I would never have bought it, but it works on you with the simple tee!

    Elisa – Wandering Minds fashion

  • andreea September, 12 2012, 7:55

    the pieces look interesting! :)

  • amarglisse September, 12 2012, 7:59 / Reply

    hello garance!!
    j’apprécie toujours autant tes supers vidéos lors de la fashionweek!
    Hâte de voir la suite de ces incroyables journées, défilés et rencontres..
    ps: OMG Busta quoi!!!!!!

  • Jennifer D. September, 12 2012, 8:00 / Reply

    Love Anna’s dress and your choker…
    She’s a real character :) Interesting PMF

    The White Studio

  • cindy September, 12 2012, 8:05 / Reply

    j’adore cette collection, une des meilleure collaboration avec HetM comme tu le soulignes bien dès qu’on voit un accessoire on sait que c’est ANNA DELLO RUSSO, magnifique!!!

  • Sonia Afonso September, 12 2012, 8:10 / Reply

    Two beautiful accents, French and Italian!!
    “Pardon my French and my Italian”

  • stilo September, 12 2012, 8:12 / Reply

    J’adore ADR!!! Elle est tellement vraie… et belle… et talentueuse… Ok.. Ok… et j’attends avec impatiente sa nouvelle collection pour H&M… J’ai fait un post le mois dernier sur elle sur mon blog ;-)


  • Ginie September, 12 2012, 8:26 / Reply

    si il y avait les sous titres en français ça serait super !!!!

  • Garance September, 12 2012, 8:26

    Raaaaah Ginie, tous les matins on a des problemes techniques, désolée. Ils devraient être de retour bientôt.

  • Loulune September, 12 2012, 8:27 / Reply

    It’s very cheering up to hear her talking about finally discovering her real self! Cool!
    The necklasse is really cute with your simple t-shirt!

  • Irene September, 12 2012, 8:36 / Reply

    I liked this video – very natural communication! I agree with some of the previous comments – the necklace looks good with your grey t shirt.

  • Nicky September, 12 2012, 8:43 / Reply

    Anna is fabulous…thanks for this vignette . Bryan Boy and ADR in 2 days ! … we are really being spoiled to catch a glimpse of these authentic characters with unique charm and creativity.

  • Stephanie September, 12 2012, 8:53 / Reply

    I was always a little bit skeptical about her style in seeing her only in static photos, but now I love her! What a lovely woman with a lovely energy. Her style, although much different from my own, definitely inspires. Thanks for sharing this!!

  • Danisha September, 12 2012, 8:53 / Reply

    Je l’aime Anna j’adore ces petites entevues. La musique est peut être un peu trop forte par contre j’ai eu du mal à tout entendre

  • Serdane September, 12 2012, 8:59 / Reply

    Quelle simplicité ! Elle m’inspire beaucoup !

  • Lucia September, 12 2012, 9:14 / Reply

    ADR seems really really nice! I am surprised really, as I never thought of her as a nice person. You both look so great!

  • Emma September, 12 2012, 9:36 / Reply

    Anna, you are effervescent ~ xxx

  • Wynn September, 12 2012, 9:46 / Reply

    Ah!! Anna’s so cool and elegant! I love her even more now that I’ve seen your video! Thanks, Garance!

  • Novella - September, 12 2012, 10:05 / Reply

    I don’t know Garance, I don’t really like this collection. But, anyway, it’s in line with her style “more is more”. BTW, your videos are super and you make me quite appreciate even the things that I don’t like. So, Garance, just to repeat another time… you’re SUPER!!!
    fashion – trends – DIYs

  • Odessa September, 12 2012, 10:12 / Reply

    I am so much enjoying fashion week all the way in the Netherlands thanks to your frequent updates. Gotta love Anna, she is so explicit and bold. And I am not haha xoxo

  • Vale September, 12 2012, 10:24 / Reply

    I’m realizing now that I’m totally dependent on your “Pardon my French”!!!

  • MariE September, 12 2012, 10:31 / Reply

    Oh ! Elle est géniale !!!
    Tout est trop beau ! Et ce carnet ??! D’où vient-il ? J’Adore !
    C’est génial de suivre la Fashion Week à travers tes vidéos Garance !
    * Bisous

  • Lili_Espiegles September, 12 2012, 10:33 / Reply

    Garance que veut dire “Locky style” ? quand tu fais référence à ton style ? Merci pour ta réponse !

  • cr September, 12 2012, 10:33

    Low key

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  • mounlight September, 12 2012, 10:33

    Ça s’écrit ‘low-key’, c’est à dire un style sobre/ minimal tout le contraire D’ADR!

  • Ambyr September, 12 2012, 10:40 / Reply

    Seriously Garance, you’re adorable. I love all of your Pardon My French videos. This one and the one with Bryan Boy are my new favorites. You have such an ease and loving sense to you that everyone is so relaxed and engaged in your videos. Amazing.


  • cindy September, 12 2012, 10:42 / Reply

    je vous conseille de regarder le clip d’ADR pour H&M il est completement “PAGLIACCIA” un petit bijou en plus de la collection!! (allez sur le site d’h&m)

  • Bb de la Branche September, 12 2012, 11:06 / Reply

    Génialissime cette vidéo… C’est cool finalement une FW !

  • Eva September, 12 2012, 11:07 / Reply

    Lovely interview! You always look so beautiful and looove your jewelry!

  • Nani September, 12 2012, 11:11 / Reply

    Ohhhh! Whao! She look so cool and accessible! Really adorable interview! Thanks…Baci a tutti!!!

  • Louise September, 12 2012, 11:13 / Reply

    Ahhhh ! Vivement qu’on sache où et quand on peut se procurer ces merveilles… Le bracelet zèbre a l’air dingue !
    Merci Garance pour toutes ces belles vidéos et cette cadence folle de posts (vous avez le temps de dormir, quand même ?)

  • Vibri Wulandari September, 12 2012, 11:59 / Reply

    I love Anna’s bold style; I love that she always pushes her limit. After all, that’s what fashion is all about. People always say that they want to look unique, yet they’re afraid of what people might say about their outfits. Not Anna! Of course it’s important to pay attention to the venue and occasion. Obviously, you don’t want to wear what Anna wears to church or middle-east countries or even to malls. So.. aren’t we all grateful to have people like Anna who always sets the bar high? I am; but.. I just wish.. that she made better choices in portraying herself in videos. If I’m not mistaken, this is the 2nd time I saw her in a video that within 5-second of watching, I mumbled “What the hell is she thinking..” She dresses up really well, but she doesn’t brand herself well.

  • lina September, 12 2012, 12:07 / Reply

    la boucle est bouclée!

  • Clara September, 12 2012, 12:32 / Reply

    Que de bonheur malgré la musique …. depuis le début de la FW on peut sentir à travers les clips le rythme mais surtout un regard neuf sur cet univers. J’Aime J’aime J’aime. Merci Garance et ton équipe de nous ouvrir cette fenêtre sur la création!!!! je vais vite voir votre prochain clip!!!!

  • Akvile September, 12 2012, 12:41 / Reply

    CHmm. Despite all the opinions Anna’s great. I’ve been passing nearby when she was standing with two young boys (twenty something) after a fashion show and I heard this:
    Boys: Can we take a picture with you?
    Anna: Sure!
    Boys: We adore you. Would you like me to take you out for dinner?
    Anna: Oh, do we have to rush? Let’s take a picture of us first!
    Her video for H&M is a bit strangely stunning but I am totally taking one note from it – wearing coat as a dress to Milan’s fashion week!

  • Nini Piccola September, 12 2012, 1:21 / Reply

    Anna sei un amore ed un tesoro!!! Incredibile che una donna così “over the top” possa essere così gentile e naturale!
    Amazing how someone so over the top can be so sincere and in essence natural!!

  • Eva September, 12 2012, 1:24 / Reply

    I looove this, cause Garance goes all LALALALALA and Anna has troubles sitting down with the cool dress . Extra cool and so adorable!

  • sevan September, 12 2012, 1:41 / Reply

    Grace a vos videos, nous entrons dans l’intimite de la mode et faisons des rencontres impossibles autrement. Moi qui esperais plus de videos, je suis gatee. Merci !

  • alice September, 12 2012, 1:41 / Reply

    Both of you are just so endearing! I had not idea she was so down to hearth, this change for the better what I thought of her!!
    The music is a bit loud though, it makes it hard to get your delightful accents.;)

  • Jessica September, 12 2012, 1:53 / Reply

    Sa collection est vraiment sublime :)


  • Gigi September, 12 2012, 2:12 / Reply

    “Je suis née de nouveau grâce à toi”, Anna te fait le plus beau des compliments je crois… très beau, très sincère.

  • Fruzsina September, 12 2012, 2:26 / Reply

    Garance tu me rends tellement heureuse avec tes vidéos! J’adore de nouveau! La musique, les images, ton accent (j’en suis super fan), tes vêtements et les vêtements qu’on peut apercevoir dans les vidéos. J’ai l’impression d’être la caméra woman haha!
    Petite question et j’espère que tu vas pouvoir me répondre. Saurais-tu par hasard quand cette collabo va sortir en Europe? J’adore le bracelet! Je trouve que c’est la meilleur collaboration que H&M ait eu, good good choice!

  • Cat Alberts September, 12 2012, 2:49 / Reply

    Oh, I actually teared up a little when Anna tells you what she wrote to you. She is such an inspiration: to express your style in all possible ways is a beautifull thing to watch.

  • anne September, 12 2012, 2:56 / Reply

    ADR est incroyable . elle seule peut porter et assumer ce look . elle est sublime . et en plus , elle à l’air charmante & adorable. j’ai hate de découvrir ces fabuleux bijoux chez H&M . j’aime le bracelet serpent . merci garance pour cette rencontre .

  • irosis September, 12 2012, 3:06 / Reply

    J’adore la collection. J’ai hate ! Elle sera dispo quand en magasin.

  • Astrid September, 12 2012, 3:24 / Reply

    Love your grey t-shirt with the necklace! Definitely a combo I will copy. Btw is that your perfect Zara tee? It looks great. I’m super glad Zara finally opened in Cape Town!

  • abigail September, 12 2012, 3:53 / Reply

    she is amazing. i love how she just oozes enthusiasm and doesn’t let the fact that she is everyone’s ultimate fashion diva turn her into an unapproachable diva in real life. you two are a stellar combination. LOVE your grey shirt!


  • Ginie September, 12 2012, 4:27 / Reply

    ha génial !!! merci Garance, avec la traduction c’est nettement mieux

  • artemisia September, 12 2012, 5:05 / Reply

    Elle est géniale, elle seule peut porter ce look, elle m’inspire.
    J attends impatiemment l’arrivé des bijoux chez HM

  • Sara September, 12 2012, 5:28 / Reply

    I love Anna because she seems so truly herself all the time. She has found a way to express herself fully through her clothing. It’s really beautiful and something to aspire toward.

  • Melissa September, 12 2012, 9:22 / Reply

    I love the snake choker – very very cool. Wish we had H & M in New Zealand but no such luck. Might have to take a trip to the UK just to buy some of her jewellery haha. Loving the videos too – makes my lunch hour at work much more enjoyable :)

  • Amelia September, 12 2012, 10:28 / Reply

    I love your effortless and chic disposition. You have such vim and vivacity:) I would just love to know where this was shot. The atmosphere was so girly and fun. Please pass that delicious macaron to me:) xoxox

  • marion September, 13 2012, 4:09 / Reply

    j’aime bien les bracelets et les bagues…

    Sinon, si j’aime bien ces vidéos, je commence vraiment à me lasser des effets de caméra que je pourrais résumer ainsi “flou – net -flou – net – flou – net” mal aux yeux, mal à la tête !

  • c2g2 September, 13 2012, 4:41 / Reply

    Ce qu’il y a de bien avec ADR c’est qu’elle est constamment sappée comme si elle bossait rue Saint-Denis (et pas comme dame patronesse à l’église Saint-Leu-Saint-Gilles), mais qu’elle l’assume complètement :)

  • THE STEL STYLE September, 13 2012, 6:17 / Reply

    i like her original and different style

  • Carole September, 13 2012, 10:50 / Reply

    a women of a certain age…..sometimes everything isn’t the most flattering… i find her fascinating

  • Cathy September, 13 2012, 12:18 / Reply

    even though she is quite a character, somehow she still seems real to me watching this interview.

  • ines September, 13 2012, 12:56 / Reply

    trop mignon! ca à l’air vraiment sympa, le gros bracelet qu’elle montrait m’appartiendra… il y a son parfum depuis un moment sur yoox quelqu’un le connait? le flacon est doré ( forcement ) en forme de chaussures; trop joli

  • sev September, 13 2012, 3:36 / Reply

    elle est extravagante, gentille et sincère, je l’aime beaucoup !!

  • princessglee September, 13 2012, 4:27 / Reply

    Such a kind woman. I love what she wrote to you.

  • Théa Unknown September, 13 2012, 4:47 / Reply

    Vraiment une très belle collection de bijoux, je vais me laisser tenter par une pièce je pense…

    Théa Unknown

  • Sara September, 14 2012, 1:33 / Reply

    Lovely to hear you talking to Anna. I love how your blog is not ageist and anyone can be on there no matter what their age or look. I did find it hard to hear the dialogue sometimes though as the music was a little loud, was this just me?.

  • tessa September, 17 2012, 12:31 / Reply

    Such a vibrant and elegant duo! Does anyone recognize ADR’s nail polish color? Such a great color for summer! Love Pardon my French!

  • GB September, 20 2012, 7:47 / Reply

    She’s so sympathetic and nice and still down-to-earth. And unique. And authentic. I love her, thanks for bringing her to us, Garance!

  • Corynne Escalante September, 23 2012, 1:02 / Reply

    i love your gray shirt!

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