August 24, 2010

Style Icon: Giovanna Battaglia

I must mention the (almost) always amazing Giovanna Battaglia, former model, now freelance stylist and fashion editor of L’Uomo Vogue, a men’s high fashion magazine. Besides having a goddess-like ability to style, she is the girlfriend of Carine Roitfeld’s son Vladimir Restoin-Roitfeld – staying within the creative circle; Vladimir’s an art dealer.

To get Giovanna’s style: first of all, get a tiny waist and belt it. Second, get as many pairs of heels as you can. Third, overcome your fear of colours. Choose them wisely, but bravely. And finally, rock the statement accessories – shoes, necklaces, gloves, and bags are good choices.

Here are a some of signorina Battaglia’s MANY incredible outfits – I’ve divided the (load of) pictures into four categories: Dresses, Pants, Skirts, and Coats & Jackets.

Giovanna wearing the good old Prada heels some seasons ago

I remember seeing this picture some years ago, before I knew who Giovanna was, and copy pasting it to put it on a mood board for my room.

How well can a dress and jacket fit a person? This well!
For some reason her face makes me think of an Italian Audrey Tautou.

Busy out and about with her ‘petit ami’ Vladimir Restoin-Roitfeld

Look how nicely rolled up her sleeves are. It makes the dress look more casual and just plain neat!

She just made an unusable dress (or skirt?) usable. Notice the belt that creates shape, the boots that are high but discreet because of their colour, and the t-shirt that gives the look a down-to-earth-ness.

I understand the turned head from the guy on the motorbike – Giovanna looks amazing.

Ah, the Chanel gladiators. I loved those from the moment I saw this picture – still do!

Giovanna with my all-time favourite photographer: Mr. Testino


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