ALYSSA CAMPANELLA

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We Are LEONE Babe of the Week
Introducing:
ALYSSA CAMPANELLA
Who are you?
Alyssa Campanella

Occupation/What do you do?
I run my own website called TheAList.me where I focus on style and travel.

Where are you from?
I’m from New Jersey originally, but I have been living in Los Angeles for the last 8 years. 

How did you discover We Are Leone?
Two ways - through Net-a-Porter and my good friend Rachel Skarsten
Where do you feel most inspired?

Anywhere abroad, especially in Europe. Immersing myself in cultures that aren’t my own inspire me the most and also make me yearn to learn and see more.

What are you most passionate about?

Currently, I’m most passionate about fashion, travel, photography, food/wine - which luckily are all incorporated into my site. The reason why I love doing what I do is I get to inspire my readers to travel to new places or introduce them to a new brand that I know they’ll love. I’ve always been fond of playing dress up, and my parents used to tease me for wanting to go to the bookstore every week as a kid just to buy more travel books (the first travel book I read was about India… I’ve still yet to go). I love encouraging people to get out there and explore, which is why my husband and I strive to take the best possible photographs. I am also passionate about animals and always have been. I am currently a mama to 2 cats that are pretty much my world, and when I was younger I used to want to work in marine biology to study killer whales. One day down the road when our lives settle a bit, I’d love to open my home to as many rescue animals as possible and give them a life full of love.

What is the biggest lesson life has taught you?

You can plan for things all you want, but be prepared that life sometimes has its own tricks up its sleeve and may have something else in store for you. I’m a planner, and over the years I’ve had to stop trying to plan every aspect of my life because your life is always changing whether you want to admit it or not.

What doesn’t exist but you desperately want or need it?

My house in Europe, preferably Iceland. Also I desperately want/need the ban on certain chemicals, pesticides, and additives on food that’s in Europe applied here in the US.

When was the last time you laughed so hard you cried?

Last night, playing Cards Against Humanity with my husband and a group of our friends. Sometimes I laugh so hard when I am judging the cards that I cannot even read them aloud and my husband has to take over.

If everything in your house had to be one color, what would it be?

Sage green. Or white.

What’s your favorite travel destination?

Everyone who knows me knows the answer to this question. The answer is Iceland. It’s the most breathtakingly beautiful, most serene, and most extraordinary place in the entire world.

What do you love about We Are Leone?

I’m obsessed with flowing, silky pieces, and We Are Leone’s maxis are just that. I also love the different uses of colors and patterns that give certain pieces a romantic, feminine, and timeless appeal.

What’s one thing people don’t know about you that you’d like them to know?

I was born in NJ, so for the first 18 years of my life I had a thick Jersey accent. Acting school took it out of me through voice work and coaching, but when I am mad or if I am at home with my family, it comes flying right back out!

What’s your favorite piece from the We Are Leone collection?

The Dramatic Sleeve Embroidered Maxi Cardigan. I am a sucker for dramatic sleeves and I love the abundance of fabric in those pieces.

 

Check out Alyssa on Instagram

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