Thursday, January 17, 2008

On the Street….Giovanna, Paris


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  1. Anonymous

    January 17, 2008 at 7:25 pm

    I would love it if it didn’t remind me of garbage bags…

  2. OndrejS

    January 17, 2008 at 7:39 pm

    Well, the French still got it….
    But what is this craze about high super-wide belts lately… To be honest, I am not the biggest fan. But to be fair, in the case of this women it complements really nice.

  3. Anonymous

    January 17, 2008 at 7:59 pm

    I miss her Prada sandals. ;-)

  4. Laguna Beach Trad

    January 17, 2008 at 8:08 pm

    Beautiful photo, Scott. You really captured it here.

    I love the dress, the belt, and the boots–especially the boots. Very nice. Her choice of dress pattern and colour is lovely, if occasionally a little offbeat. This young lady always looks so elegant and sophisticated, that my frozen heart starts to thaw a bit whenever I see her on your blog.

    Sart, I have to say, you are becoming the Martin Parr of the fashion world. And that’s a good thing!

  5. enc

    January 17, 2008 at 8:19 pm

    She looks great in that dress with the wide belt. It’s a challenging proportion, and perfect for her.

  6. valber

    January 17, 2008 at 8:26 pm

    tnx, sart! that pic made my day. she definitely knows how to look classy. and definitely ‘sexy’ is not about to show; its about to hide.

  7. Anonymous

    January 17, 2008 at 8:34 pm

    elle est tres belle, but I don’t love the proportions. give me some torso!

  8. david

    January 17, 2008 at 8:53 pm

    Not crazy about the print or belt up close, but from a bit of a distance it all comes into effect! Very neat.

  9. F.A.

    January 17, 2008 at 9:01 pm

    Ahh my favorite Italian woman!

    (Sorry, Miuccia)

  10. Barbara

    January 17, 2008 at 9:31 pm

    I’m a fan. She always looks great.

  11. Anonymous

    January 17, 2008 at 9:46 pm

    i ♥ her style!

  12. athena

    January 17, 2008 at 10:12 pm

    This is great inspiration for women who work in conservative envirtonments and have to wear suits and suit-type clothes to work. I like the length and fit of the skirt and the use of a belt. I also like how the neckline would work in an office like mine. I am so happy to see this picture. I really am inspired by it.

  13. lynne

    January 17, 2008 at 10:18 pm

    looks great as usual
    love the boots w/that dress!

  14. 'The Rock Inc'

    January 17, 2008 at 10:22 pm

    I like the dress. The artsy trend is still going strong in the upcoming season.

  15. Anonymous

    January 17, 2008 at 11:01 pm


  16. JSBN

    January 17, 2008 at 11:11 pm

    Dear Sartorialist,

    My dearest wish for this year to come is to see you marry the wonderfully gorgeously pretty miss Battaglia in order to be able to take a dangerously insane number of pictures of her closets and of he genuine choices of dress!

    Have a good year and you know what’s left to be done for you, Sarto.

    Bonne fashion weeks in Europe and USA!


  17. Jae Young

    January 17, 2008 at 11:18 pm

    Yay for purple and I sort of want her outfit. Grey gloves too, tres classy *hearts*

  18. morty

    January 17, 2008 at 11:20 pm

    Now this is something I like. She is very chic. And has paid a lot of attention to her outfit. Yet the look is effortless. Wonderful match of colors. I don´t know if she is wearing one dress on top of another or is top one a coat.Whatever. It looks fine.

  19. steven.

    January 17, 2008 at 11:22 pm

    your blog inspires me to start taking more photographs…

  20. k.c.

    January 17, 2008 at 11:41 pm

    Wow, this is beautiful. I love the deep range of blues and the just quirky enough pattern on the dress to offset the dark tones of her coat and boots. One of the best shots, IMHO, you’ve done in a while. Really gorgeous :D

  21. Felicity

    January 18, 2008 at 12:51 am

    She always looks amazing. Those boots are incredible! I’m not usually a fan of wide belts, especially above the waist like that, but it works on her. Love it.

  22. jojo

    January 18, 2008 at 12:54 am

    Once again this woman has done it. She looks fabulous. Sigh. Elegant and nonchalant simultaneously.
    Beautiful photograph as well – love the perspective and the blurry man.

  23. Kara

    January 18, 2008 at 1:03 am

    Absolutely wonderful: it’s flattering, well-executed, and just plain sharp.

    (The fact that she’ll have a picture taken with her hand in her dress-pocket solidifies my suspicion that I could never look like that. I have too much thigh to add a hand’s width to.)

    Should I know who she is?

  24. Anonymous

    January 18, 2008 at 3:56 am

    Where is the dress from? I love the vivid print…Marni maybe? I think the belt gives it a sophisticated shape. Altogether is works beautifully.

  25. Gabriela

    January 18, 2008 at 4:26 am

    She is such a beautiful lady! I love the shapes and colours of her outfit, but I’m not a fan of those shinny textures in her boats and jacket.

  26. Anonymous

    January 18, 2008 at 7:24 am

    Realy love that Marni dress.

    Better with platform sandals and 3/4 black coat and saint laurent muse grey bag.

  27. Anonymous

    January 18, 2008 at 7:28 am

    Realy love that Marni dress.

    Better with platform sandals, 3/4 black coat and saint laurent muse grey bag.

  28. Maria

    January 18, 2008 at 9:05 am

    Love her dark hair!!!
    What a face! And yeah I still have a girl chrush on la Bataglia!
    Keep her images coming Scott.

  29. Alice Olive

    January 18, 2008 at 9:19 am

    Always so elegant and beautiful. I don’t really notice what she’s wearing, more her beautiful serene expression. What a face. (Although those boots do catch my eye too!!)

  30. Pomegranate

    January 18, 2008 at 10:36 am

    She’s absolutely leggy! Such style!

  31. Candid Cool

    January 18, 2008 at 11:22 am

    she has a lovely face.
    beautiful dress and i like how she coordinates it with her tights.
    interesting boots.

  32. Anonymous

    January 18, 2008 at 11:34 am

    Perfect. This woman always looks insanely elegant. There is a certain intelligence to way she dresses…wish i could explain that.

    i would be grateful if someone identified the pieces: jacket, dress, and boots.

  33. Anonymous

    January 18, 2008 at 11:55 am

    A wide belt looks great, especially on people like me who have a longer torso. I think she looks perfectly chic.

  34. Anonymous

    January 18, 2008 at 12:32 pm

    The boots make the everything work here (that and oh yeah, she is gorgeous)…

    No other shoe could make that outfit so fabulous…

  35. ghettoangelbaby

    January 18, 2008 at 1:39 pm

    i love this woman. WORK WHAT YOU GOT, G!!

  36. Merit

    January 18, 2008 at 3:23 pm

    I love everything about her look; the belt and boots are great, but her style is more than the sum of its parts!

    The background is also carefully chosen, the grids on the windows and the dots on the street echo the patterns of the outfit.

  37. Anonymous

    January 18, 2008 at 6:04 pm

    I saw her the other day in Uniqlo. She is so beautiful…she always is.

  38. Phyllis

    January 18, 2008 at 9:48 pm

    Her boots are killer.

  39. Anonymous

    January 19, 2008 at 2:15 am

    love her, the colors and proportions, but the dress doesn’t seem to be sitting well on her. Perhaps there’s a friction issue – skirt bunching up on the tights and showing the lining?

  40. Candida

    January 19, 2008 at 1:01 pm

    lower the belt you look deformed

  41. fig tree

    January 19, 2008 at 1:47 pm

    what a beauty!

  42. susan

    January 19, 2008 at 7:19 pm

    There’s something about those boots that says medieval knight. Perhaps the lines on her feet?

    Ah, this woman inspires me every time! Please don’t stop!

  43. Ms. Serious

    January 19, 2008 at 10:29 pm

    Quelle Parisienne!!! So chic.

  44. Anonymous

    January 20, 2008 at 10:37 am

    Battaglia loves high skirts and big belts and I think that is a strategy that works well with her size and shape. I think her choices tend to help her by highlighting her long legs, attractive hips, a big smallish in the shoulders and with a beautiful face.

  45. Anonymous

    January 21, 2008 at 2:08 am

    I love, love the print of the print with the belt and leather jacket. There was something so urban about the whole look. The high boots were a pleasant surprise. :)

  46. Anonymous

    January 21, 2008 at 1:53 pm

    that wide belt looks very cheap in comparison to the other garments she has chosen to wear. i think there is just too much shine/texture/print in this outfit and the black tights are not exactly working with those boots seeing that they are a slightly different hue of black. that dress is fabulous but perhaps it would look more flattering with a skinny belt in a white or off white worn with heels and bare legs in the spring.

  47. Anonymous

    January 22, 2008 at 1:03 am

    Very chic. Love the proportions.

  48. MĂ©lanie

    January 22, 2008 at 10:53 am

    Looks gorgeous ! I’m a fan

  49. Giulia

    January 24, 2008 at 11:26 am

    The French still got what?
    Anyway, I think she’s one of the best dressed Italian Woman.

  50. Like G

    January 24, 2008 at 2:25 pm

    To me this is the coolest girl on this site.

  51. Anonymous

    January 27, 2008 at 3:30 pm

    … she is my litle bb and she is alays the best! :)

  52. lesblant

    December 31, 2012 at 2:39 pm

    Neat. Chic. She’s got it all locked up. Really sharp.

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