THANK YOU!!!! How do I love Giovanna, let me count the ways: 1. hair parted and combed flat on forehead. Why does this look so stylish? I don’t know, but it’s been a major revelation to me. 2. the textures 3. the colors 4. here we have an object lesson on how over-the-knee boots can look cool, not slutty 5. and the list goes on, please help everybody
I know she was the muse for Dolce and Gabbana, but doesn’t she look more Marni? anyway THANK YOU
now this looks like something I would wear, right down to the electric blue bag. Only thing I’m missing is the chinchilla stole and long fingerless gloves… the black/white palette is an easy way to incorporate trendy, brightly hued accessories.
Perfect as always. What’s not to love? Those boots look great on her, the fur is georgeous.
I don’t want this to turn into a politic discussion but Anon 9.42am: if you are going to leave comments like that at least have the guts to put your name. There are ways to wear fur, recycled and vintage fur means the animal didn’t die in vain. Seeing the damage they wreak on other animals I happily wear fox and mink. I would not and do not however where endangered species.
i miss living in europe, so looking at this site every day and getting the chance to visit, even if through pictures, has been great for me. i miss the style of europeans, compared to the fashion of americans…no matter how much fashion you wear, you still need style to pull it off…finally some picures taken in nyc that have a little style, and of course…who is the star…giovanna! i’m still smiling…
btw, you are brilliant…i’m in love with your site.
This woman is infinitely inspirational. That fur gives me the confidence to deconstruct my own to make it modern. Those gloves are so ultra current and yet so practical. I’ve seen her photo-ed in this top before; works as well then as now. Her skirt/coulottes are cuter than sh*t. The blue bag is like putting a cherry atop the whole perfect package.
She looks wonderful but what is the weather like there? I adore the cropped-sleeve coat look with long gloves, but I think I’d be too cold. I am in the south of France where it’s in the 50s, but I’m wearing three sweaters and I put on a big coat and hat to go out. Is it so much warmer in NYC?
The bag DOES look like the Sunday NY Times — or one of those plastic zippered cash pouches from a bank. ANd it’s too big for a clutch. But the rest of the outfit — and the woman herself — are just great.
No, no, no honey — I didn’t mean that she is wearing Marni. I meant that the “feel” of the overall ensemble is more Marni (the slightly quirky almost homemade sensibility, the girlishness, the unusual fur piece, the punch of a brightly colored, chunky accessory) than it is Dolce and Gabbana. At any rate it is very Italian.
I see this as affirmation of my favourite winter / spring look, short woollen skirt over tights with boots.
I. Love. That. Coat. I am so into that shorter sleeved outer wear, and the long fingerless gloves that complement everything AND warm the arm at the same time. This is one of my favourite attainable looks yet. Looking forward to a downunder winter to try this one out!
She looks gorgeous. The severe center part works on her because her face is short from the hairline to chin. Long, narrow faces, don’t try this at home. To the antifur crowd: okay, you made your point. You’re boring us. Just remember, she has a CHOICE. I won’t mention the other kind of choice.
I love the way the blue bag looks with the various greys and textures of the rest of the outfit – lovely.
But I agree with Anonymous that real fur is really not cool. Obviously there are a variety of opinions on it, but it’s a real (and important) issue in the fashion world now. Many designers are saying no to it and people shouldn’t make fun of someone who takes a stance against it. (BTW, I doubt very much that the many chinchillas in her jacket died of natural causes).
She’s definitely a good looking woman and she has a sense of style….but why does she insist on parting her hair like that? It’s too severe for her. She would look way better with hair parted on the side- softer and younger. She ages at least 6 years with that center part
I must say that I am not a fan of the bag. I guess I wouldn’t mind a splash of color in general, but that shade of blue just doesn’t do it for me (just like some other people, I also thought that she was carrying the Sunday paper). The rest of the outfit I adore. Giovanna is, in my view, the best dressed and the most graceful of the celebrities that you show on your blog.
I love the variety of different textures she has going on here. the blue bag is unexpected. it’s a bit trying too hard but I love the color and I respect her choice. somehow on a second look it sinks in. I understand what she’s trying to do. most importantly she is beautiful, confident and smiling. she actually looks very approachable and sweet in this pictures. and I love the parted hair, gloves, and amazing skin. all and all, I would marry her in a heart beat. LOL!!!
Oh once again she’s astounding. So much gray but not at all drab. The fur is magnificent, and she shows that it is possible to wear over the knee boots with class. Giovanna does have a rare elegance about her though. As for the over-sized clutch…i want it!!!