1. Anonymous

    May 16, 2007 at 8:46 am

    gorgeous legs

  2. Alice Olive

    May 16, 2007 at 8:48 am

    So delicate and feminine.

  3. william d. anderson

    May 16, 2007 at 8:55 am

    that’s really beautiful. thank god its summertime.

  4. Anonymous

    May 16, 2007 at 9:11 am


    I really like your blog even after looking at so many other blogs which do the same thing.

    The people you photograph have real style. Totally unlike other blogs who just plaster fashion victims all over.

    The thing is, I’m from Singapore and its summer 365 days a year!! And I’ll probably die of heat stroke if I step out of the house in so many layers of clothes like the people you feature!!

    I have seen your archives and people dressed for summer and spring are far and few. So, I was just wondering why.


  5. Anonymous

    May 16, 2007 at 9:12 am

    Great dress. Not sure I like the placement of that ‘starburst’ at the bottom, though!

  6. Anonymous

    May 16, 2007 at 9:13 am

    I love that dress!!
    Does anyone know where to find it?

  7. mimi

    May 16, 2007 at 9:47 am

    yes, great legs. Who is she?


  8. Anonymous

    May 16, 2007 at 10:31 am

    Those shoes! Must. Have. Those. Shoes.

  9. Carolina Lange

    May 16, 2007 at 10:36 am

    She looks great! Love the dress, the bag, the shoes!

  10. F.A.

    May 16, 2007 at 10:38 am

    she looks so refined. she’s italian, non?

  11. Candid Cool

    May 16, 2007 at 10:41 am

    Gorgeous dress!

  12. Lit

    May 16, 2007 at 10:46 am

    You dare ask who is Giovanna?! She’s only God’s gift to all mankind. She’s beautiful this woman, even when she looks as simplistic as in this picture, she just looks amazing.

  13. jkrnyc

    May 16, 2007 at 10:47 am

    God, I wish I had legs like that.
    There is something so raunchy about that dress (where the starbursts are, I think). Love white handbag/black shopping bag combo.

    Jealousy is an ugly emotion….

  14. misia

    May 16, 2007 at 10:56 am

    nice outfita and obviously great photo.
    for the one who asked, this a bottega veneta outfit.

  15. becky

    May 16, 2007 at 11:11 am

    a completely crush-worthy dress, and an uncanny ability to find perfect shoes to go with it…

  16. hazel

    May 16, 2007 at 11:23 am

    this picture has it all-gorgeous lady with great style as foreground and the architecturally infamous LV store as background

  17. lintmag

    May 16, 2007 at 11:50 am

    yes, i agree with the earlier “anonymous” that the pattern of the fabric was unfortunately placed….
    It is a very cute style and otherwise a great look.

  18. Opulent CerriLynn

    May 16, 2007 at 11:52 am

    When on foot, it is quite useful to have two bags…one for necessity, the other, well…for necessity! HA! Doing the double bag is quite common in the spring/summer…you need more…a throw blanket, bottled water, an extra pair of shoes…and a spare tube for your bicycle.

  19. Asian Models Blogger

    May 16, 2007 at 12:00 pm

    I L-O-V-E that dress. The design, the color, the cut, the length, everything about it. And Giovanna looks fantastic in it. Love her bag too.

  20. siongc

    May 16, 2007 at 12:06 pm

    Those legs!!

    The dress is nice, and the print is fantastic, but I have to agree with the commentor above that that starburst happens to fall in the wrong place. But she looks amazing, with the bag and the shoes…

  21. Claris

    May 16, 2007 at 12:17 pm

    Giovanna’s stylish as usual, love how the industrial backdrop complements what she’s wearing–but oh my, that’s an unfortunate placement of the print motif near the bottom hem…It happened to me once before with a large-print dress…Wore dress one time, looked in full-length mirror, donated dress to Goodwill.

  22. Anonymous

    May 16, 2007 at 12:20 pm

    the dress would have been great, if they would have put the flower at the bottom somewhere else…

  23. Anonymous

    May 16, 2007 at 12:28 pm

    Sart, Great shot! I love your blog and I am waiting for the women´s Sartorialist now that you are back!xoxo fm Brazil

  24. hoi polloi

    May 16, 2007 at 12:41 pm

    That print is so cool. Very illuminating ;)

  25. fastred1

    May 16, 2007 at 12:45 pm

    anon 9:12… I had the same thought about that lower “starburst”! Seems like it would be a little less, uh, distracting, if it were 6 inches to one side.

  26. Philippine

    May 16, 2007 at 1:02 pm

    So stylish!

  27. Anonymous

    May 16, 2007 at 1:33 pm

    awesome look

  28. Anonymous

    May 16, 2007 at 1:43 pm

    Incredibly stylish and feminine, although I find location of the ‘starburst’ as someone said, very interesting.

  29. Anonymous

    May 16, 2007 at 1:58 pm

    How unfortunate that the visual effect of the “starburst” on the skirt actually makes this look like shorts…and not just any shorts but the high-waisted ones that women wore back in the…40s? 20s?

    It’s a bit too busy and perplexing.


  30. Anonymous

    May 16, 2007 at 2:25 pm

    she can wear anything

  31. Iheartfashion

    May 16, 2007 at 4:03 pm

    Giovanna Battaglia is definitely the best-dressed stylist around! Great dress and shoes, worn effortlessly. You could probably photograph her every day for a month, Sart, and never get a bad photo!

  32. Anonymous

    May 16, 2007 at 5:23 pm

    oh my….! actually love the placement of the starburst. keeps it fun and obviously adds a sensual element while not being trashy…

  33. AnastasiaC

    May 16, 2007 at 6:19 pm

    amazing body – love the shirt dress!
    classy and sophisticated

  34. Konstantine

    May 16, 2007 at 7:23 pm

    I need a dress shirt just like that!!!

  35. Nikeeta

    May 16, 2007 at 7:27 pm

    I simply love her style!

  36. Kat

    May 16, 2007 at 7:36 pm

    Amazing outfit, the shoes and dress are perfect. I like the placement of the starbust, it’s a little sass on a stylish dress like that. I covet her white bag it’s beautiful, does anyone know the designer?

  37. Mattias

    May 16, 2007 at 7:47 pm

    Have to disagree with some of the previous comments. The pattern of my dress does things with my mind .. in a good way.
    Missed you in Sthlm. My mother saw you though. Noticed you ’cause “who goes without socks and sports rolled up jeans when it’s 5 degrees outside?” I know why ..

  38. whyioughtta

    May 16, 2007 at 9:18 pm

    Clearly a woman of impeccable taste…Her skin is her best accessory and she knows it!

    The only item I’m not sure about is the white handbag…the rest of the outfit is so relaxed; the structured bag seems heavy and formal by contrast. Just personal preference I guess.

    This is a beautiful photo.

  39. Eastern Aisle Credit Solutions

    May 16, 2007 at 9:32 pm

    i love her dress but i wish her legs to pull it off..

  40. couturecate

    May 17, 2007 at 11:08 am

    I think the placement of the “starburst” is quite intentional; it demonstrates the wit of the designer and the wearer. It’s always a good thing when fashion doesn’t take itself too seriously :)

  41. maeir

    May 17, 2007 at 10:33 pm

    i know that she is always so stylish but i covet this outfit. Everything is so perfect from the print on the dress, the little white bag, the shoes, her hair…i love it all

  42. franki durbin

    May 21, 2007 at 1:41 pm

    anyone know who makes the shoes….?

  43. Temo

    May 25, 2007 at 12:04 pm

    What i love is her simple, elegant beauty – little to no makeup, and slightly messy pulled back hair. Then bam!…killer dress, shoes, bags. So chic. Oh the Italians! Amore.

  44. Anonymous

    May 3, 2009 at 9:40 pm

    Giovanna, another picture like this and I am going to be forced to propose.

    Women don’t get sexier.

  45. Miri

    August 2, 2011 at 6:14 am

    Cute, cute, cute……

  46. Name*

    August 3, 2011 at 2:17 am

    Fantastic…, as always!

  47. Iconiclook.com

    January 25, 2012 at 4:33 am

    So amazing shoes!!! But why does she need two bags anyway?

  48. dcinDC

    August 6, 2012 at 2:42 am

    Intentional or not, the starburst makes it look like her ummm… uh, ahhh… crotch is puckering – NOT flattering! NOT funny – unfortunate.

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