ShopTrotter Q+A: Anna Jagodzinska, Successful Fashion Model and Entrepreneur
Her face is recognized among the best fashion models in the world. Anna Jagodzinska has appeared on covers of American, Italian, Australian, and German Vogue, L’Officiel, Revue de Modes, and Japanese Numéro. As of March 2009, she was ranked #6 among models at the website models.com. Having worked with Prada, Calvin Klein, and Tom Ford, Anna has achieved almost every goal a model can hope for. Nowadays, this busy girl is also a succesful entrepreneur, running two vegan reastaurants in Poland and preparing for the further expansion.
As a model, Anna Jagodzinska has traveled the world, and knows fashion like the back of her hand. Her style epitomizes laid-back coolness and elegance that draws from great quality and timeless design with a hint of minimalism. Seeing her backstage photos makes us want to recreate each and every look! Who could better inaugurate ShopTrotter Q+A relaunch?
My favorite city to shop in is
Anna Jagodzinska: London and New York City (that’s where I live, so it’s easiest for me to find the time to shop there), but when I travel for work and have a day off, I absolutely love to wander and look for great shops. Like the last time I was in Australia, I was staying in Bondi Beach and fell absolutely in love with Aquabumps gallery.
What is your favorite district in that city?
Anna Jagodzinska: In NYC I love Tribeca, Soho, Upper East Side and Upper West Side. In London – Chelsea and Shoreditch.
What are your five must-hit stores in that city?
My favorite wardrobe item to shop for is
Shoes and jewelry!
Do you shop alone or with someone?
I like shopping alone. I’m the type of person that knows what is looking for when it comes to shopping.
It might also happen spontaneously when on a walk with a friend. That’s when I can let myself spend more time and pick up something I wasn’t necessarily looking for.
Who is your favorite designer?
I adore Maria Grazia Chiuri, Pierpaolo Piccioli, Valentino Garavani, Karl Lagerfeld, John Galliano, Azadine Alaïa, and many many more! I also love picking up unknown jewelry designers.
What do you read for style inspiration: magazines or blogs?
How do you fuel a day-long shopping spree (i.e. iced coffee, caffeinated jelly beans)?
I would definitely go for ice coffee and then green tea or tumeric blend tea from Ground Support café in Soho.
What was your best shopping purchase EVER?
I try to shop for classic everlasting clothes and shoes. I adore classic Chanel bag that goes with anything. And I love my latest Dior flats 😉 I admire classic look: jeans and white shirt with great flats, a piece of jewelry and a good handbag. And I must say perfumes – my latest find I’m obsessed with is Kilian – especially their travel mini bottles.
Do you have any of your own shopping tips to share?
Invest in great quality statement pieces as they really flatter the body. And buy travel size perfumes! 😉