Nicola Formichetti: These Are A Few Of His Favorite Things

Nichola Formichetti.
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It's a daunting pursuit to accurately describe fashion magician/sartorial-slaying super-hero/"Nicopanda," aka Nicola Formichetti. Also, I'm frightened of those Little Monster paws, so take it easy you guys. But I will blog the obvious: he's amazing. Reminders: as Gaga's Fashion Director, Formichetti is responsible for upgrading the universe's reigning pop sartorial superstar's penchant for hair bows and disco sticks for racy rotting meat dresses/bloody berets and nabbing many an award (see: 2011’s CFDA Fashion Icon Award) and Vogue cover (I personally fashion fancy the Lynn Yaeger moment albeit with a cotton candy bob). Formichetti’s also creative director of Mugler, and let me just say, last week's immaculate show, resulted in me having euphoric dreams involving patent leather perfection and spitting Azealia Banks' flows in my sleep. #SorryRoomie Additionally, he's fashion ambassador for UNIQLO, EIC of Vogue Hommes Japan, and supremely talented at being a foxy drool-inducing dream boat. *Faints* I'm also quite impressed with the fashion-y fact that he made pandas chic. #WhoRunTheWorld? So, as y'all can imagine, I'm SO EXCITED for today's especially special Favorite Things. Spoiler Alert: If you're anything like hot messy me, you will want everythang. You will open a credit card or seven in preparation for the debut of his Nicopanda line and international pop-up shops. You will drunk cry tequila tears whilst getting a Nicopanda tramp-stamp. In short, ahuh, I totally wanna marry the fashion knight (had to!).

Nicola Formicetti's latest obsession.
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Latest Obsession: Baby Kangaroo. OMG OMG OMG isn’t this the cutest thing ever?!! I want one so bad..!!

Inner Geek Obsession: Anime. Being half Japanese, Manga/Anime is where I’m at all the time.

A snapshot from one of Nicola Formicetti's trips to Mexico.
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Favorite Places: MEXICO—I visit there 3/4 times a year. Every time I go, I fall in love again and again.

A snapshot from one of Nicola Formichetti's trips to Indonesia.
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INDONESIA—I regularly visit BALI and Komodo Islands. So cool!!

Shoes:

The custom Jordans Nicola Formichetti designed for Azealia Banks.
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Custom platform Nike Jordans. These are special shoes I made for Azealia Banks. And Tortoise shoes for Mugler -- I’m so into fake tortoise print at the moment. Reminds me of my mom.

Nicola Formichetti's animal prints.
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Trends: Animal prints. This is not really a trend for me... it’s every season. Animal print all the way. Never get tired of it.

Nicola Formichetti's favorite tag.
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Fashion Customization: Tagging Nicopanda (on everything).

Statement Piece: Panda makeup and legs.

A statement collar.
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Important Fashion Details: Neck detail! Even boys can go crazy. This is a t-shirt I designed for MUGLER.

Tattoo: Nicopanda real and fake tattoo. I don’t really recommend anyone to do it because it’s really really painful...I got my nicopanda tattoo done a few months ago... Wow, it was really bad... so I recommend to first try to do fakes ones...xx

One of Mugler's new bags.
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Bag: MUGLER BAGS!!!! I designed bags for MUGLER for the first time this season -- it will be launched in stores next season. So exciting!!

Nicola Formichetti signing an autograph for a fan.
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People: My fans -- I love them so much. They always make me want to work harder and harder. They are the coolest!! Love you!! x

Makeup: Just glue sweets and candy on your face mixed with safety pins. PUNK CANDY!

INEZ & VINOODH's perfume KIRSTEN-96.
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Scent: My friends INEZ & VINOODH's perfume KIRSTEN-96 with BYREDO PARFUMS is the most delicious smell for me.

Blog: Sexy Sweaters. What they are doing is so fresh.

Zombie Boy's doll.
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Toy: My friend Rick Genest (ZOMBIE BOY) finally became a toy—Tonner Doll Exclusive. And Nicopanda plush!! It’s my manga-avatar character, NICOPANDA.

Nicopanda rings.
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Jewelry: NICOPANDA RINGS!!!! I designed this limited edition for my pop up stores in China and NY.

Sports: Cycling—everywhere I go I rent a bike and enjoy where I am.

Nicola Formichetti and Lady Gaga.
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Accessory: Hot girls. Gaga, Kiko Kurihara, Catherine Baba, Anna Dello Russo, Rinko Kikuchi, Azealia Banks, Daphne Javitch.

iPhone App: I love #waycooler. Try it out!

Magazines: I direct VOGUE HOMMES JAPAN—the new issue just came out. Please download it here.

Designers: Nasir Mazhar -- amazing hat designer doing clothes now!! KTZ -- love their prints and shape.

Current Musician Obsession: THE XX -- I went to see them live for the first time. I cried and cried...And Kyary Pamyu Pamyushe is my new favorite Japanese girl!!!

Karaoke Song: K-POP !!! LOVE SINGING BIG BANG AND 2NE1!!

Gaga Fashion Moments: WE DID SO MUCH TOGETHER...MUGLER, BARNEYS, ALL THE SHOWS..AND CONCERTS AND TV... THE MEAT DRESS...

Azealia Banks Fashion Moments: I GOT SO EXCITED WHEN I FIRST MET HER !! SO REAL.

Mugler Fashion Moment: IT’S MY 4TH SEASON NOW... ALMOST 2 YEARS...I FEEL CONFIDENT NOW TO BRING MUGLER TO THE NEXT LEVEL. GET READY GUYS!!

Justin Bieber in Mugler.
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Crazy Fashion Moment: When JUSTIN BIEBER WORE MUGLER...!

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