Style secrets from mega cool fashion editor Georgia Tal
See how the Milan-based fashion pro styles the latest H&M collection.
Working as a Vogue accessories editor, collaborating with Gucci and styling for J.W. Anderson, Greek-born, Milan-based fashion editor Georgia Tal is about as cool as you get in fashion. As one of the creative forces behind cult Instagram account checking_invoices, she is also putting the fun back in fashion.
Photographer Adam Katz Sinding caught up with Georgia Tal in Milan, where she lent some of her bold, clever and highly personal styling game to the latest H&M pieces.
WHO IS YOUR FAVOURITE DESIGNER?
”J.W.Anderson. I believe he’s a creative genius and I admire his work both at his own brand and at [Spanish fashion house] Loewe.”
WHO IS YOUR STYLE ICON?
”Bianca Jagger. An amazing woman with a strong personality and great style!”
WHAT IS YOUR SIGNATURE STYLE?
”Mixing colours and always wearing great shoes.”
WHERE IS YOUR FAVOURITE PLACE ON EARTH?
”Isla Holbox in Mexico – to me it’s paradise on earth. Had the best time in my life there! Would definitely recommend it to everyone.”
WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE FOOD?
”Pasta, pasta and pasta! I could eat pasta every day of my life!!”
IF YOU HAD TO LEAVE YOUR APARTMENT IN A HURRY, WHAT WOULD YOU GRAB?
”My computer, my phone and my passport.”
WHAT IS YOUR GO-TO LOOK?
”Jeans, t-shirt, blazer, nice earrings and fancy shoes.”
WHY IS FASHION IMPORTANT?
”Fashion is part of who we are, a vital part of society. Individuality and personal style define our character. Plus, it’s a big industry that offers work to many people and big capitals to many countries around the world.”
IF YOU COULD GO BACK IN HISTORY, WHAT FASHION ERA WOULD YOU LIKE TO LIVE IN?
”The golden ’90s! So many great designers started in that period and defined the style of an era, real super models, iconic artists and singers expressed themselves and became an inspiration to so many people. It was a decade of many victories and major moments.”
WHAT ITEM WOULD YOU NEVER PART FROM?
”The white t-shirt.”
WHAT DID YOU WANT TO BE WHEN YOU WERE A CHILD?
”An architect! Then I actually went to school to study it and got a degree – even if at the end I’ve never worked with it.”
WHAT IS YOUR GUILTY FASHION PLEASURE?
”Putting wish list items in the [online] basket and never actually checking out!”
WHO WOULD YOU LIKE TO MEET?
”Myself in 20 years.”
WHAT DO YOU NEED RIGHT NOW?
WHAT IS YOUR LATEST BEAUTY DISCOVERY?
”Beauty masks. Nothing too crazy – I know – but I never actually tried them until recently. The results are amazing! I’m not really a beauty junkie so even common beauty masks are great discoveries to me!”