I met Angelo during one of the many fashion weeks and what struck me about him was his quiet cool.  He’s not a chap that seems to walk into the line of photographers instead he goes about his business and seems to carry himself the same whether the lens is on him or not. Meet Angelo…

Name:
Angelo Flaccavento

Who are you:
A dreamer and an observer.
I write about fashion and style.

Passion:
Beauty. Elegance. Knowledge.

What is style?
Style is the mark of what you are on what you do. I believe gentleness is an essential part of it.

Where do you draw inspiration from:
Real life and the imagined life of books, films, dreams. The work of costumer Piero Tosi never
ceases to amaze me, too.

2 Rules you live by:
Think & Dream.

How would describe your style?
Paradoxically classic.

Who do you consider to be a style icon?
Dirk Bogarde, Francesco Clemente, David Hockney.

What 3 things bring you peace?
Walking, swimming, reading.

What is a bad day?
A gloomy one without sun.

What advice would you have for someone who’s cultivating their own style?
To do it for themselves, not to please others or seek for acceptance.

3 Pet Peeves (things you dislike)
Arrogance. Vulgarity. Primadonnas.

Favorite place/location:
La Canna, a rock emerging from the open see near the small Aeolian island of Filicudi. It is both
powerful and intimidating, and the sea is an amazing shade of blue.

What part of the day do you find yourself to be the most creative? (twilight, morning,
afternoon, evening, late night)
The very early morning, and the very late night: extremes define me, in every way.

What do you have a favorite of?
Ice cream and cashmere.

What is a daily must (beyond bathing, brushing your teeth, etc )?
A jog, to keep fit and clear the mind. Sex, but there’s no need to explain why.

What is a special indulgence for you?
Clothes. I can never get enough. The same goes with books.

Best advice you’ve received:
From my father: do not compromise, even if this makes you unpopular.

What part of the day do you find yourself to be the most creative? (twilight, morning, afternoon, evening, late night)
The very early morning, and the very late night: extremes define me, in every way.

What do you have a favorite of?
Ice cream and cashmere.

What is a daily must (beyond bathing, brushing your teeth, etc )?
A jog, to keep fit and clear the mind. Sex, but there’s no need to explain why.

What is a special indulgence for you?
Clothes. I can never get enough. The same goes with books.

Best advice you’ve received:
From my father: do not compromise, even if this makes you unpopular.

3 Songs you’d consider would make the up the soundtrack of your life or your daily state of mind:
Enjoy the silence – Depeche Mode
Tonight, tonight – The Smashing Pumpkins
All is full of love - Bjork

Is there any one person in particular close to you that inspired you?
My mom: for her selfless love and constant dedication.

Is your style only represented in how you dress?
The way I write is just as representative, expressive and oddly classic.

3 favorite movies:
La Jetée – Chris Marker
Sunset boulevard – Billy Wilder
The cook, the thief, his wife and her lover – Peter Greenaway

3 books you’d recommend:
Operette Morali – Giacomo Leopardi
American Lessons – Italo Calvino
The trilogy of the city of K – Agota Kristof

5 things every person should do before dying:
I’ll pass on this. Everybody should live their life according to individual parameters.

What separates a leader from a follower?
A leader is willing to accept failure as a part of progress. He is also independent and unpredictable.

Next lifetime, I’d like to come back…
As a pornstar.

During trying times, what brings you peace of mind?
Thinking of the vast open sea.

Last thing that made you smile?
A child on the street that laughed at my beard calling me Santa Claus.

You can find my work here:
GQ (Italy), GQ Style (Italy, Russia, Germany), Hunter magazine, L’Uomo Vogue, Il Sole 24 Ore,
Luxury24.it, Dapper Dan magazine.

My life is… (finish the sentence)
An endless search. The process, to me, is way more important than the product.

(Source: guerreisms.com)

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    The chambray jacket and the last question.
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