Fashion Editor at ELLE, Mexico.
September or any other issue: November is my favorite
Styling or writing: Uff I’ve been through many stages but I think writing, although I love styling.
Heels or sneakers: Sneakers forever and ever
Brunch or dinner: Brunch
Fashion icon: Caroline De Maigret or Kate Moss
Designer: Dries Van Noten
New upcoming designer:(they are not that upcoming)J.W Anderson and Rosie Assoulin
Favorite spot: Rosetta bakery in la Juárez
Dessert: Primo’s Key Lime Pie
Guilty pleasure: desserts
Musical, movie or character: The Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
Blog: The Man Repeller
Photographer: Craig McDean
Perfume: Santal 33
Piece from your closet: my Saint Laurent sneakers
Boutique worth stopping by: in Mexico: Sioux & Common People. In New York: Opening Ceremony
Favorite place: my house
Claudia Candano de la Peza is the Fashion Editor for Elle Mexico. She studied several courses in Fashion Merchandise at Parsons The New School of Design in New York City, Art Direction for Fashion and Fashion Journalism in Saint Martins in London and graduated as a Graphic Designer from Universidad Iberoamericana, in Mexico. She has had a long career in the editorial world working as a Fashion editor for InStyle Mexico, Quien, and Chilango and she has also styled many celebrities of the sorts of Martha Debayle, Ana de la Reguera, Ludwika Paleta, Martha Cristiana, Cecilia Suarez, Jaydy Michel and many others.
Her job as an editor has given her the opportunity of meeting great new talents, visiting the most amazing places, interviewing impressive personalities and appreciating the art of fashion from a deeper perspective. “I love the variety of themes that submerge within the industry and their way of intertwining with art, film and travel”, she said. “And the best part is that each individual interprets fashion from different perspective depending on our own life experiences”.
She gave us a tip: a women with great style is the one that always stays true to their personality when getting dressed, and mentions fashion icons Nick Wooster, Sam Lambert y Shaka Maidoh as the ultimate example of this. The editor also believes in the importance of having a healthy lifestyle and shared with us that one of her biggest but greatest challenges was finishing the program of 54D; a daily routine that teaches you how to change your lifestyle for a healthier one and encourages discipline when it comes to your goals.
We love her boyish minimal style but we love her vintage piece even more: a red maxi clutch that belonged to her grandmother, a pair of her great-grandmother’s golden studs and her Doctor Martens (which she bought when she was 15 years old and actually look as if they were brand new). Her first job was as an assistant stylist for InStyle and since then she new that the editorial world was where her dream job could come true. “ I discovered that I loved styling but what really pulled my attention was the editing of a fashion magazine”, she said. “It gives you a global vision of the fashion industry”. Her duty as a fashion editor is to supervise the creative process, develop and introduce specialized fashion content and to show the readers everything that is happening inside the industry. “ What we do is we land and curate relevant fashion trends to share them with our readers”, she said. “Our objective is to be the link between the fashion world and the fashion readers”.
She has two pieces of clothing on her radar, a pair of pants from Dries Van Noten and a blazer from Saint Laurent. Claudia has an extended knowledge about important fashion history events and she shares with us the ones that inspire her the most: the hippie movement from the 70’s, the tomboy look started by Coco Chanel and Saint Laurent, the minimal vibe from Phoebe Philo and the sporty trend from Stella McCartney and Alexander Wang.
Claudia has introduced us to many new designers, artists and talents that give a fresh face to the world of fashion. She is a great curator who manages to appreciate the most unique details of new, upcoming and classic artists. Through her work, the fashion editor presents innovative trends, ideas and personalities who are constantly making history with their proposals. In every edition she shares content that shows us new concepts and gives us an alternative to appreciate the art of fashion from another perspective. So stay tuned and follow her work, as she is constantly pitching new stories from great talents you wouldn’t know otherwise.