Filipa Fino

Creative Director, Filipa Fino Inc. New York

Filipa Fino welcomed us into her home with a simple mentality: "Mi casa es su casa" a.k.a. "My house is your house." It was a total free for all for us to rummage through the Vogue veteran's closet, which was essentially a museum of Manolos. After working with Fino on our collab with Vogue for "Summer Essentials," we were eager to collaborate again. And, just for good measure, we collaborated with her once more for a very special project with Vogue Japan (coming soon!) Fino's career dates back to ’95 when overalls ruled the runways—or, at least the majority of our closets. Shortly after entering the biz at Ralph Lauren, Fino joined the publishing world and jumped mastheads from Harper’s Bazaar to Allure until Anna Wintour came knocking at her door. Jumping in as Vogue’s Senior Accessories Editor and working closely with Grace, Tonne, Camilla, Tabitha… you get the idea. Fino oversaw all the accessories content for the mag (both print and online), editing the Wear It Now pages. You may recognize her famed-face from her cameo in R.J. Cutler’s The September Issue. But after 11 years at the top of her game, Fino upped the ante by starting her own fashionable firm, Filipa Fino Inc. We're eagerly awaiting for the Spring/Summer issue of "FinoFile" - her new shop-able magazine - to arrive in our inbox. Her closet is a living memoir of her career, which is filled with coveted treasures from every season past. But the best part of getting inside Fino's home was hanging with her oh-so-adorable kids. We styled the girls, played with their Barbie dream house and turned the closet shoot into a full on spa day by beautifying both of them. (We'll babysit for you and Stratis anyday!) And we firmly believe Fino may hold the record for the rarest CHANEL collection—like Fino said, “If only those CHANEL sample sales still existed!”