Ms Bataglia has such a great sense of humor when it comes to her assembles. Love the details of the T-shirt,gloves(felt?) and the shoes. The jacket is a bit large but she has the grace to pull off all of her choices.
Great photo, Sart, as usual. There are beautiful women in impeccable clothing. And then there are beautiful women in impeccable clothing that betrays a touch of quirkiness and individuality. She is an example of the latter, IMVHO. Wonderful.
I like her t-shirt, her coat and her gloves. Butnotalltogether. I want them for my self still, because the individual choices attract my eye, and I bet she has other ensembles that would provoke the same response.
I┬┤ve been reading your site since february 2006, this is the first time for me to comment. Of all the people you have been showing, this lady is my favourite by far. She┬┤s looking great- every time you take her picture!
it isn’t just the play on proportions but an eye for details that draws the viewer’s gaze onto certain parts of her outfit that makes her a great dresser. she draws your eye to three very import places: 1st her shoes, which elongate the rest of her body. as you gaze down you notice that her pants are hemmed well, so that it does not look like she is shrinking and the gold toe detail of the shoes make you concentrate on them. ooh look at how pretty but at the same time as you gaze down you take in the rest of her and she looks TALL (which i’m sure she is). 2nd the ribbon on her waist is a beautiful christmas garnish but it looks great with the black and white and grey scale and it is placed at her natural waist which again, makes her look elongated. 3rd is her collar which stretches out her neck and makes you look at her lovely face and smile. again, and illusion of HEIGHT. PS now think if her pants were cut off at the calves, if her sleeves were a little too long for her arms and if she showed a lot of cleavage. she would look short. so i love this play on proportions because it is the only Correct way to play with proportions. and i love how the details build into the whole thing. this is one smart lady.
Beautiful and elegant – what wonderful pants. A woman who really knows and understands her own body shape and works it to her advantage in a unique and graceful way. i love her top and belt, she has a sense of humour too. Viva Giovanna!
love the pants and the shoes, but the gloves take it into the costume realm – she looks like she’s about to wash dishes or operate – and it takes away from the rest of the look. otherwise she looks great. – minette
I didn’t get the short sleeve jacket trend until seeing this photo. I knew it was meant to be worn with long gloves but I usually saw it on women wearing skirts. This trend looks much better with a high waisted pant. I also really enjoy the wild pattern bursting through.
I love those gloves and I want to steal them from her, desperately. I don’t think that is grammatical, but they steal my grammar skillz from me. And she does know how to work with proportions, lovely as always, Ms. G.
The colors are beautiful, as is the subject. A woman who knows what she’s doing when it comes to getting dressed — as evidenced from this and past photos.
If only American women (L.A. in particular, where I live) could get hip to feeling comfortable in their natural beauty instead of covering it up in “In Syle says so” kind of make-up. Everyone has a natural beauty, they just need to know how to enhance it with a little bit of this or that.
Bla, bla, bla…. she better wear the hell out of those gloves — a nice playful and surprising touch.
I ADORE this look! I can’t even tell you which part I like best; the intriguing shirt, the flowy pants, those gloves, or the peek of red and green at the waist– it’s all fascinating. Great photo, as usual!
she is probably my favorite women that you photograph. she is the best because while she wears the trends, she always takes them a bit further, gives them her own stamp, which is the sign of true fashion genius. i would love to see a blog which simply shows what she wears every day. love her, love this look! i actually bought grey long-sleeved gloves this winter, but i sadly didn’t have a lovely crop-sleeved coat like hers to wear it with. i’m jealous.
only thing is… and i’m surprised nobody has mentioned this… i really have a strong desire to rip that little bit of green ribbon off the outfit. what is it? it looks like a bit of faded xmas decoration somehow accidentally got stuck to her. otherwise, fabulous.
her gloves are so sumptious. im not usually a fan of wide-legged trousers, but these hit her at a part of her torso as to make her look chic. also, the tan detailing at the toes of her shoes – stylish!
i fall in love with her more and more every time you capture her! and this totally blew me away, it’s such a “fun” look. wish i knew what it’s like to have her dress instincts. those pants are so wonderful… i don’t know if i’d ever be able to pull them off though, for i am quite short…