Wednesday, May 27, 2009

On the Street……Duotone, Milan


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  1. soralunii

    May 27, 2009 at 9:31 am

    I love yellow!

  2. Anonymous

    May 27, 2009 at 9:32 am

    I feel like I’ve seen this look several times already. Not just on Giovanna but someone else as well…..

  3. Oh Dear Charlotte

    May 27, 2009 at 9:33 am

    wowwww i love this. colour blocking is back in such a big way!!

  4. hrose

    May 27, 2009 at 9:34 am

    YES! that yellow has brightened up my day.

  5. philomene

    May 27, 2009 at 9:37 am

    First comment on this site, first comment on this beautiful picture! She dares to wear yellow, and she’s soooo right!

  6. styles p

    May 27, 2009 at 9:37 am

    loooove this! perfect shade of yellow, love the simplicity of it all

  7. Ariane

    May 27, 2009 at 9:39 am

    I need a pair of yellow pants just like that!!! she looks great!!

  8. Simone

    May 27, 2009 at 9:39 am

    Loving the boldness! The texture and color of those Trousers are AMAZING!!

  9. JFK Jean

    May 27, 2009 at 9:41 am

    Good god, this is just beautiful. I’m a huge fan of mismatching but I love how these 2 different yellows are in sync and just pop. Sart, I’m hating your guts more and more daily (in a good way of course).

    As you can see from my pic to your right, I like a little yellow myself :).

  10. Anonymous

    May 27, 2009 at 9:42 am

    I feel like I have seen her before, but with a navy blazer instead of black? Beautiful shades of yellow!

  11. Erik Hoff

    May 27, 2009 at 9:47 am

    The material that those pants are made of looks very interesting.

  12. elinor

    May 27, 2009 at 9:48 am

    i love this

  13. Anonymous

    May 27, 2009 at 9:49 am

    perhaps its an early morning shot and she is dressed for the coolness of the morning while waiting for the warmth of the afternoon…regardless the scarf and shoes work great to pull her look together

  14. Angeles Almuna Design

    May 27, 2009 at 9:51 am

    I love the yellow scarf, it’s just pure energy!!!!!!!

  15. Sohfian

    May 27, 2009 at 9:56 am

    Very stunning for such a daring color combi. I guess it has to match with her personality since she is feeling confident wearing it.

  16. ana

    May 27, 2009 at 10:00 am

    Great Outfit!
    those yellow pants are gorgeous!!!

  17. Sarah

    May 27, 2009 at 10:02 am


  18. pixilated

    May 27, 2009 at 10:07 am

    i love this. probably mostly because i’ve just entered a yellow phase for the first time in over ten years.i just can’t get enough of the colour. i like the way muted versions of the colours of her outfit are repeated in the background. who made those beautiful trousers she’s wearing?

  19. Jack Daniel

    May 27, 2009 at 10:15 am

    Cool colours!

  20. Ljubica

    May 27, 2009 at 10:16 am

    great pants!

  21. indigo warrior

    May 27, 2009 at 10:27 am

    Oh Sart, why don’t you get the fiber content of people’s clothes? It kind of looks like silk, almost silk shantung, but then it kind of looks like seersucker (perish the thought!). Very nice look, great photo as usual.

  22. N.

    May 27, 2009 at 10:32 am

    She looks simple, chic and happy! Beautiful yellow, fantastic pants! But the shoes… I don´t like it!

  23. Anonymous

    May 27, 2009 at 10:34 am

    she has a very italian face. not kidding!

  24. B

    May 27, 2009 at 10:41 am

    I liked yellow pants. Is that still cold in Milano ?

  25. sanmiguelense

    May 27, 2009 at 10:43 am

    The yellow is cool enough but what really interests me is the cut of the trousers and the line in general. I love the jacket, trousers and simple, chic sandals.

  26. Anonymous

    May 27, 2009 at 10:45 am

    I’m glad she didn’t choose to wear a belt; I think that would have cut the effect of the color blocking. Here’s where the dark shoes do make the outfit more effective. I wonder how she ever found a scarf in a shade close enough to achieve this look – not easy, I would think. But man! You have to be thin enough to wear pants in a color as bold as this!

  27. Anonymous

    May 27, 2009 at 10:51 am

    yep – the trousers fabric looks like you can mold it and it will hold the shape!

  28. Carol

    May 27, 2009 at 11:01 am

    Yellow is such a vibrant colour, I love it!

  29. doingtheunstuck

    May 27, 2009 at 11:12 am

    YEAH! My most favorite color in the world!! Adding a bold piece in yellow always brightens my day—especially when it’s horribly dreary outside!

    And you ALWAYS get noticed in yellow.

  30. Ashley

    May 27, 2009 at 11:31 am

    This is so sharp. I love the yellow on her and the black makes it appear even more brilliant.

  31. Petulia

    May 27, 2009 at 12:07 pm

    bellissima..i colori dell’estate!

  32. Anonymous

    May 27, 2009 at 12:10 pm

    I love the color of her pants, but I don’t love that women now wear, and have for quite some time, their pants hanging off their hips, like men. What happened to a woman’s waist and everything that can be sexy about it????

  33. Georgia

    May 27, 2009 at 12:29 pm

    Love the yellow, she looks great :D

  34. Miss L

    May 27, 2009 at 1:07 pm

    That’s so nice :)

  35. Lou

    May 27, 2009 at 1:10 pm

    Is it just me? The pants don’t seem to fit properly. Regardless, a beautiful springtime look.


    May 27, 2009 at 1:26 pm

    The colors combine very well, I loved it

  37. kt

    May 27, 2009 at 1:33 pm

    She looks fantastic! The pants are awesome, the scarf a nice touch and the hint of white keeps her from looking like a bumble bee!

  38. Haute

    May 27, 2009 at 1:34 pm

    too matchy contrived

  39. Elaine

    May 27, 2009 at 1:44 pm

    I am loving the yellow. What kind of fabric is her pants?

  40. chula

    May 27, 2009 at 2:03 pm

    In Spain, people doesn’t like to wear yellow clothes for superstition… with this photo many will cahnge their mind.. !viva el amarillo!

  41. princess glee

    May 27, 2009 at 2:17 pm

    I’ve always worked in a jeans and t-shirt, creative type environment but soon I’ll be working where a jacket is perhaps required. Until I saw this look I wasn’t excited at all about trying a new profession; now I am. Shallow? It makes me want to show up for work. I heard/read 90% of success is showing up.

  42. Anonymous

    May 27, 2009 at 3:12 pm

    that’s some kind of yellow. bold move. good for her.

    this isn’t Giovanna right?…someone earlier thought it was…?

  43. Anonymous

    May 27, 2009 at 3:19 pm

    is this the lovely giovanna in hiding? or are these just her pants? (02 dec 08).

    LOVE these pants! so versatile!

  44. justbecausefashion

    May 27, 2009 at 3:33 pm

    what to say?? just the way she moves and wears so amazing trousers, i love her, perfect outfit, as simple as perfec…

  45. Little Red

    May 27, 2009 at 3:59 pm

    I am in love with the yellow! It really is an amazing color. The whole look is fabulous!

  46. Anonymous

    May 27, 2009 at 4:47 pm

    Really love this style!So chic and hip!From a fan from Amsterdam.

  47. Anonymous

    May 27, 2009 at 8:07 pm

    First px was taken of Gionvanna when these pants hit the runway at Marni…… she looked fabulous as always.

    These are the same pants worn differently but just as fabulous…. it’s all in the imagination of the individual wearing the item. Both women demonstrate an individual sense of style with the same color. Both look(ed) fabulous.

  48. Louboutin Lover

    May 27, 2009 at 8:52 pm

    I think I must have caused confusion, I never thought that this was Giovanna…I was referring to the yellow pants look being seen on Giovanna and the woman in this picture before.

    It’s not a look that a busty woman can wear but I think this looks works on her because she has that androgynous look that can carry it off!

  49. Anonymous

    May 27, 2009 at 9:24 pm

    I think you could wear this look if you were busty but have a longish torso and a somewhat defined waist.

    Am I the only one who can’t see her shoes? For me the image is cropped at the hem of her front leg.

  50. Marvin

    May 27, 2009 at 10:37 pm

    OK! That is too fabulous!

  51. Michelle

    May 27, 2009 at 11:32 pm

    I might have to rethink the yellow pants I own but never wear. This is adorable.

  52. chicmuse

    May 28, 2009 at 12:56 am

    that s why i love fashion in street.


  53. Connie

    May 28, 2009 at 6:08 am

    Love this look.

  54. Bahrain Fashion

    May 28, 2009 at 9:34 am

    Loving the scarf. Pants are fab too! and matches the the wall besides her. Thank you, Sartorialist, for this wonderful, very addicting blog XD


  55. travelbug

    May 28, 2009 at 1:32 pm

    Happy color! I’m looking for bright pants for the summer this year. Any suggestions on where to look in L.A.?

    I do was she’s done. I love creating an outfit from pieces. I’ve never liked wearing actual suits — matching sets — as much.

  56. gina*

    May 28, 2009 at 1:36 pm

    simply fantastic :)

  57. gina***

    May 28, 2009 at 1:39 pm

    (maybe you should come to Greece sometime and photoshoot :D )

  58. Mat Ahoy - Buckets and Spades

    May 28, 2009 at 3:30 pm

    yellow in colour!brilliant.

  59. Anonymous

    May 28, 2009 at 3:45 pm

    It’s not that we’re tired of people in brightly-colored trousers, but…well, frankly, I could walk to Brooks Brothers right now and be a shoo-in for this blog.

  60. Anonymous

    May 29, 2009 at 4:03 am

    Es Viviana Volpicella :)

  61. Anonymous

    May 29, 2009 at 9:24 am

    love the fabric, fit and color of the pant. are they marni? she looks fantastic. would have put a different scarf with it (one that didn’t match) but she made me rethink that. looks fabulous.

  62. Rebecca

    May 29, 2009 at 10:32 am

    What a perfect shade and hue of yellow! Are those pants silk? They look stunning

  63. Voice of a Wild Child

    May 29, 2009 at 2:37 pm

    Perefct match!

  64. noelakadjtambour

    May 29, 2009 at 5:04 pm

    yellow and black is the new black

  65. Anonymous

    May 29, 2009 at 9:37 pm

    For a split second this lovely lady reminded me of Carine Roitfeld.. the hair, bone structure, mannerisms, demeanor.

  66. Anonymous

    May 29, 2009 at 10:14 pm

    I think you posted this woman wearing these pants before but I believe outside at the Paris fashion shows.

    If not her, it was someone else but I remember leaving a comment stating that this is Marni and I have the skirt version of it.

    Pretty sure it was her. Anyway, still looks lovely.

  67. Cupcake Stand

    May 30, 2009 at 12:15 am

    love love love love. magic

  68. Anonymous

    May 30, 2009 at 12:31 am

    Beautiful colour combination!!!

  69. Forest City Fashionista

    May 30, 2009 at 9:26 pm

    I love the bold colour here, but I agree with Lou, there is something about the fit of the pants that’s not right

  70. Anonymous

    May 31, 2009 at 6:52 am

    too cool for school … love it!!!

  71. Cecylia

    May 31, 2009 at 7:04 am

    What a head-turner yellow is!

  72. Kenyatte

    May 31, 2009 at 4:26 pm

    If bumble bees had fashion sense they would dress like this. A great look indeed!

    Make it an Outstanding Day!

    - Kenyatte

  73. Made to Measure Suits

    June 1, 2009 at 8:43 am

    The yellow is brilliant, makes the picture great

  74. theKcloset

    June 2, 2009 at 9:44 pm

    these pants are stunning. + the scarf just makes it better. <3

  75. Susan

    June 2, 2009 at 11:29 pm

    I love Yellow, one of m Fav colors!!
    Yay for this post!

  76. Ashford

    June 3, 2009 at 5:27 pm

    this woman is my style icon

  77. Anonymous

    June 5, 2009 at 10:54 pm

    I LOVE IT. She looks absolutely wonderful! The pants and scarf are beautiful. And my favorite shade of yellow,too!

  78. Anonymous

    June 7, 2009 at 10:42 am

    hmm, the pants look familiar…is she Giovanna Battaglia?

  79. elly

    June 8, 2009 at 11:09 am

    love the colour

  80. le 21ème

    June 8, 2009 at 5:37 pm

    What a great outfit! I LOVE it!

    - le 21ème

  81. Some cool things

    June 10, 2009 at 1:30 am

    absolutely perfect!
    I recently made a "shout out" to the blazer trend and used this photo to exemplify how they just make the outfit! check it out :)

  82. strawberries&cream

    June 10, 2009 at 10:55 am

    THAT'S yellow

  83. ticktock89

    June 16, 2009 at 12:22 am

    super chic! looks effortless & amazing!

  84. sarahn

    June 21, 2009 at 4:20 pm

    I love black and yellow together, but it's so hard to not look like a bumblebee. This is terrific.

  85. Lydia

    June 26, 2009 at 6:25 pm

    i love color blocking. i love the outfit. and i want those pants.

  86. Anonymous

    August 17, 2009 at 11:15 am

    oh wow,would never think this would work but it does

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  88. bespokesuit

    June 6, 2014 at 7:02 am

    Nothing Quite like yellow in the sunshine!

  89. Ryszard

    November 17, 2014 at 4:25 am

    beautiful super

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