Stylist and street style staple, Erica Pelosini, on the editors who taught her to work — and work a look.
“ In 2010, after graduating from Milan’s Instituto Marangoni and moving to Paris, I received a call from an editor at Vogue Japan. I was asked if I was interested in assisting at a photo shoot featuring the model Eniko Mihalik.
“Why not,” I thought. “It’s every girl’s dream!”
This was my first job out of school, and I was assigned to help the stylist Sissy Vian. I didn’t know what to expect, but since it was Vogue Japan, I decided I had to dress up.
When I arrived on set in a really cute Miu Miu outfit and high heels, everyone there was like: Erica, you’re here to work!
Sissy and I got along very well, and after working together for only two days, she asked me if I’d go to New York with her for more shoots. I couldn’t say no.
Three days later, I boarded a flight with eight suitcases full of clothes she left with me.
I went directly from the airport to the Condé Nast offices, where we shot until 3:30 in the morning. The following day, I slept through my alarm and missed my ride to our next shoot in the Hamptons.
Still, Sissy hired me as her full-time assistant.
I went on to work for her, and [Editor-At-Large] Anna Dello Russo, for a number of years — it was an education that couldn’t have been taught anywhere else.
— as told to The Thick