Dark Dressers: Janet Fischietto
January 14, 2015
This week’s dark dresser is a burlesque dancer and trapeze artist by the name of Janet Fischietto. Known for her intense aerial and acrobatic disciplines she is part of the Burlesque hall of fame and has collaborated with brands such as Dsquared2 and Guess.
What does a typical day in the life of Janet involve?
Im not a morning person, I love the night because it makes me feel more reactive and creative! I try to wake up naturally, when my body is rested. so I can start my days, I train at the circus, where I also have my ” green” meals and organise my bags for the next trip … I have a tendency to have all my life in a big suitcase and my trapeze on shoulders.
Which are your wardrobe staples and why?
Antiqueness, opulence and early century circus style are the predominant influences of my wardrobe. I have some amazing vintage pieces like destroyed dresses in early century style made of destroyed silk, also some baroque lace shawls with fringes, floral decorations are other special pieces I own. I like this kind of style because it makes me fee like lm in a forgotten history, those same stories that those bric carry around. Secrets that I breath the scent of, that will be never revealed to me know but that I will preserve.
What’s your favourite item in your closet?
I have so many, but maybe a pair of shoes in a ‘700-ish design, full of flowers with a nice bow! Beautiful and comfortable, Im never gonna take them of !
How would you describe your personal style?
End of 800- early ‘900 style with a touch circus often customised by myself. Stripes, lace, braid, stones, flowers. My style is made from the details.
Where do you shop?
I have the unfortunate gift of being able to buy everything from the old haberdashery to the big brands boutiques and above all my favourites are the incredible flea markets all over the world. In fact soon I’ll find myself in the giant Rose Bowl Flea Market in Pasadena, Im beyond excited.
Your style icons?
My style icons are all those people who have no fear of dressing up, create, make visible their visual imagery through what they wear, even daily. I feel so close to the Surrealists and Dadaists who cooperated from the beginning of the century more ‘or less silently with fashion and design influencing them with their world of visions and dreams. Erte ‘, Elsa Schiparelli, Méret Oppenheim, Leonor Fini, The Countess of Castiglione, Diana Vreeland to follow, here are some just some of the names.
Two most important moments That influenced your style?
The first time was when I realised during adolescence to be a girl, because before I was a tomboy and second when soon after I met my great passion of which I made my profession: the burlesque circus!
All photography by Jacopo Lisco for Stylenoir online.