Friday, September 25, 2009

On the Street….Giovanna Before Armani, Milano


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  1. Anonymous

    September 25, 2009 at 11:12 am

    Beaitiful. Period

  2. Anonymous

    September 25, 2009 at 11:13 am

    Love at first sight. May it also be my last sight someday.

  3. maiastra

    September 25, 2009 at 11:15 am

    absolutely gorgeous! i love how the bright red complements the subtle grey, blue-grey and beige.

  4. vvn

    September 25, 2009 at 11:17 am

    I see Giovanna is getting into a new silhouette… love it!

  5. Anonymous

    September 25, 2009 at 11:17 am

    perfect style, color, flair, and of course legs!

  6. Sprockette

    September 25, 2009 at 11:17 am

    has this woman ever looked bad in her life?

  7. Saša

    September 25, 2009 at 11:18 am

    i love the skirt…she has so beautiful legs :)

    and motorbikes in the background…great!

  8. Simona

    September 25, 2009 at 11:21 am

    Again perfect model..Very very nice and beautiful handbag…Super super

  9. VF

    September 25, 2009 at 11:22 am

    WOW- that outfit is amazing. My mom used to have a necklace just like hers that I would steal all of the time. She looks timeless, from the neck down it looks like something Jud Garland would have worn back in the day…and I love Judy Garland.


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  10. clarice

    September 25, 2009 at 11:23 am

    giovanna is just eternally stylish. it isn't fair…

    there's a style that's so quintessentially hers too – unmistakable! and oh so beautiful

  11. Jacqueline

    September 25, 2009 at 11:24 am

    she has such long legs. love the skirt.

  12. Iheartfashion

    September 25, 2009 at 11:25 am

    It seems like a combination that wouldn't work: loose volume on both the top and the bottom, but she looks absolutely gorgeous.

  13. Eliana Tomás

    September 25, 2009 at 11:27 am

    fantastic ;)

  14. Anonymous

    September 25, 2009 at 11:29 am

    Love it, thank you

  15. Moran

    September 25, 2009 at 11:37 am

    great pose & shot.

  16. Little Rus

    September 25, 2009 at 11:38 am


  17. The Man Who Knew Too Much

    September 25, 2009 at 11:40 am

    Wow Beautiful!
    Love Milano

  18. Blau von T

    September 25, 2009 at 11:43 am

    just divine, the bag really makes the outfit

  19. Hazoon

    September 25, 2009 at 11:44 am

    love everything about this picture… it's just perfect!

  20. Anonymous

    September 25, 2009 at 11:45 am

    This is my favorite outfit ever.

  21. Betsy Saul

    September 25, 2009 at 11:46 am

    I love the way she sits on a bike wearing stilettos, and that skirt is just great!


  22. Anonymous

    September 25, 2009 at 11:46 am

    this girl always look lovely, i love those skirts, "chic"! and erin o´connor always stylish, i remember her great personality from the time i was working at viva paris. she is fun and real!

    Best regards to you, Clarissa L.

  23. Ariana

    September 25, 2009 at 11:48 am

    les jambes !! juste waou

  24. Anonymous

    September 25, 2009 at 11:52 am

    She is gorgeous and can do no wrong.

    ON A SIDE NOTE, I always think of your photos as having a timeless element to them. So, naturally, when I looked at this photo, I said to myself, a true classic, eternal. But then I stopped to think, what will future generations think of us, when they see these photos of people always looking at their phones? What would past generations think? Isn't that weird? Are we missing out on life?

  25. Nature Grafitti

    September 25, 2009 at 11:54 am

    She is incredibly gorgeous, and effortlessly chic…
    I love it!


  26. Gabriela

    September 25, 2009 at 11:57 am

    I love, love, love the way she looks and everything about this photo with only one little exception: the way her feet look at each other.

  27. Life of a French Fashionista in Milano

    September 25, 2009 at 12:00 pm

    Giovanna is always so perfectly dressed…with style and chic…all about subtle elegance

  28. Anonymous

    September 25, 2009 at 12:09 pm

    Who is Giovanna?


  29. Ljubica

    September 25, 2009 at 12:17 pm

    OMG.she always looks so fabulous. Also a beautiful shot


    September 25, 2009 at 12:27 pm

    Kisses from Spain


  31. Revolution Vintage

    September 25, 2009 at 12:44 pm


  32. freyja björk

    September 25, 2009 at 12:49 pm

    amazing outfit !! everything

  33. Wanderlusting

    September 25, 2009 at 12:52 pm

    An angel…with amazing legs.

  34. green lantern

    September 25, 2009 at 1:14 pm

    Is that her scooter? A pic, in that outfit, on that scooter, in the wind would have been smashing!! She is cute as a button.

  35. Shannon

    September 25, 2009 at 1:15 pm

    She looks absolutely perfect.. Wow, can't find a flaw in this photo.

  36. Emily

    September 25, 2009 at 1:26 pm

    I wonder is she ever gets bored with never having a poorly-dressed day.

  37. MeganRose

    September 25, 2009 at 1:30 pm


  38. Anonymous

    September 25, 2009 at 1:38 pm


  39. Anonymous

    September 25, 2009 at 1:39 pm

    Her shoes are adorable. Anybody know who makes them?

    -shoeless in Seattle

  40. Anonymous

    September 25, 2009 at 1:44 pm

    While walking is wonderful,
    I'd bike with her anyday~!

  41. The Photodiarist

    September 25, 2009 at 1:50 pm

    She's stunning.

  42. Burning Nymph

    September 25, 2009 at 1:52 pm

    I love that her feet are turned in at the ankles, like a little girl…vulnerable somehow…

  43. Ray

    September 25, 2009 at 1:54 pm

    I love her! So enviously stylish. Always.

  44. Soren Lorensen

    September 25, 2009 at 1:58 pm

    this outfit looks great admidst the scooters and the gravel

  45. meraldia

    September 25, 2009 at 1:59 pm

    I like her shoes! Fabulous!

  46. Anonymous

    September 25, 2009 at 2:01 pm

    Che gambe! Saluti dall'italia.

  47. Anonymous

    September 25, 2009 at 2:03 pm

    Beautiful Legs!

  48. SM

    September 25, 2009 at 2:17 pm

    I hate to swoon, but she is just beautiful and has great style. When in Italy I'm normally slightly bored by the rather conventional fashion sense and style of Italian women – but not her!!

  49. Hanna Persson

    September 25, 2009 at 2:32 pm

    she's such a classic beauty!

  50. tizzylish

    September 25, 2009 at 2:37 pm

    I love her………..and the strike of red blast just perfects the ensemble.

  51. Anonymous

    September 25, 2009 at 2:51 pm

    She is bone crushing heart wrenching gorgeous! Legs any woman (or man for that matter) would maim and kill for.

  52. Joy Mars

    September 25, 2009 at 3:00 pm

    If I didn't know this woman was a fashion editor and an ex-model, I'd still say the outfit is too fashionista for its own good.

    Nothing actually matches. Is this supposed to make it look authentically personal? It doesn't to me. It just comes off as self-conscious, and not in a good way.

  53. JMitchell

    September 25, 2009 at 3:05 pm

    everything about this is perfect. this is my new desktop photo. inspiring.

  54. Anonymous

    September 25, 2009 at 3:07 pm

    I disagree with Joy Mars. She looks like she cares, yes, but if you are reading a blog like this one, don't you? Also, I love the pop of red with the gray, the way her toes are pointed in for the shot, the loose waves in her hair. She looks a bit concerned, however… a smile could do her wonders. Great top. And I'll be extra happy if those shoes are flats and not heels.


  55. Catherine

    September 25, 2009 at 3:24 pm

    You need to do a book of all Giovanna. I never tire of seeing how she wears her clothes— everything is pulled together so flawlessly! That red clutch is just the right amount of pop. Can anyone id it?

  56. Anonymous

    September 25, 2009 at 3:43 pm

    I vote for Giovanna as THE SARTORIALIST ICON. At least for now…It's true, someday this will look dated.

  57. tina_mbc

    September 25, 2009 at 3:47 pm

    Love Giovanna!!!

  58. Karen

    September 25, 2009 at 3:58 pm

    striking photo of giovanna! i think she looks so natural and beautiful here.

  59. Emilie

    September 25, 2009 at 4:05 pm

    I love when people (women in particular) pick a personal silhouette and go with it. Right now, it seems she is set on the short full skirt. Although we have seen her in it twice in that recently, the looks were so different. I think it takes a good eye to create two very different looks with similar silhouettes. Variations on a theme…

    Gaaaah I'm rambling, what I mean to say is I love it!

  60. ebe4

    September 25, 2009 at 4:06 pm

    Penelop C!

  61. Coronita

    September 25, 2009 at 4:29 pm

    Simply magical.

  62. Galaxy

    September 25, 2009 at 4:29 pm

    it seems she is the only woman in Earth that can wear sharpened heels nowadays and still look trendy…

  63. Anonymous

    September 25, 2009 at 4:55 pm


  64. Anonymous

    September 25, 2009 at 5:10 pm

    This is fantastic. She always gets it right.

  65. Mimi and Tilly

    September 25, 2009 at 5:34 pm

    Absolutely beautiful shapes. The poppy red bag gives it power.

  66. Petya

    September 25, 2009 at 5:51 pm


  67. aperfectpeach

    September 25, 2009 at 6:17 pm

    Amazingly gorgeous. Sometimes I ask myself, "why do I live in Portland?". It would be so hard to get away with this outfit here without getting crazy stares from all the outdoorsy folk. Seriously, seriously lovely outfit!

  68. emilija

    September 25, 2009 at 6:26 pm

    the clutch!
    …and the skirt!
    ohmy, love it!!

  69. lady d

    September 25, 2009 at 6:27 pm

    great legs. she should wear minis all the time.

  70. CW

    September 25, 2009 at 6:43 pm

    Great clothes, but a photo of the lady walking would better catch the flounce of the skirt.

  71. -h

    September 25, 2009 at 6:57 pm

    so beautiful. i love her hair!

  72. Anonymous

    September 25, 2009 at 6:58 pm

    i love her…


    September 25, 2009 at 7:18 pm

    This woman can do no wrong. I'm sartorially inspired by every picture I see of her.

  74. theDavid

    September 25, 2009 at 7:24 pm

    SHUT! UP! Delicious and fabulous. Young and trendy without being obvious. I think she's calling me!… gotta go!!

  75. Brigadeiro

    September 25, 2009 at 7:30 pm

    Ah, Giovanna! Belissima! What a perfect shot, and outfit! The purse, the flippy skirt, acecessories…absolutely adore it all!

  76. Kalli

    September 25, 2009 at 7:53 pm

    she is unreal! Always beautiful and polished.

  77. Edna Leshowitz

    September 25, 2009 at 8:20 pm

    This is love! Troppo Bella. xoxo


  78. Anonymous

    September 25, 2009 at 8:28 pm

    GORGEOUS AS ALWAYS!!!!!!!!!!

  79. In Clover Vintage

    September 25, 2009 at 9:47 pm

    Giovanna's feminine style is an inspiration!

  80. Anu

    September 25, 2009 at 9:50 pm

    great style.

  81. Anna

    September 25, 2009 at 9:54 pm

    The coloring in this picture…… yum

  82. h

    September 25, 2009 at 10:26 pm

    it is wonderful! simple, classic, with lots of personality

  83. Anonymous

    September 25, 2009 at 10:31 pm

    Gorgeous! What else can you say?

  84. Anonymous

    September 25, 2009 at 10:55 pm

    If only we could all be as stunning.amazing.gorgeous.
    as Giovanna…

  85. Holly

    September 25, 2009 at 11:04 pm

    Perfection…Amazing perfection!!!
    How effective your capture of her is!

  86. lizelle

    September 25, 2009 at 11:07 pm

    Waiting never looked so good.

  87. Anonymous

    September 26, 2009 at 1:00 am

    The shapes contrast so well!

  88. Ailsa

    September 26, 2009 at 1:50 am

    I love her skirt, I've been looking for the perfect skirt and here it is, right on her. D;
    If i saw that in a shop, i think it'd be one of those "i have to have that no matter what" kind of moments.

    She has great legs too. And the bag complements the outfit well, as does the necklace. Very well put together and sophisticated.

  89. spokeysmooley

    September 26, 2009 at 1:55 am

    Giovanna always looks beautiful! I love her style!

  90. Andrea

    September 26, 2009 at 3:06 am

    the skirt reminds me of wrapping on a present. Gorgeous legs!

  91. desertwind

    September 26, 2009 at 5:26 am

    Yes. Always so beautiful. I love her spirit.

    Scott, I hope you'll also have a new photo of the older woman with the long gray hair and bohemian look that you've shot many times before in Milan. I seem to remember she's a well-known Italian journalist, but I can't recall her name! I lover her, too.

  92. Carrie

    September 26, 2009 at 5:53 am

    She always looks amazing and effortless. I love her style!

  93. Marie-Gabrielle

    September 26, 2009 at 6:47 am

    great great Giovanna …
    mais pourquoi ces jambes si tordues ?

  94. toria

    September 26, 2009 at 6:59 am

    I love her sitting on a vespa….. and her dark hair.
    Toria Spain

  95. Anonymous

    September 26, 2009 at 7:44 am

    Incredible style and yet another great photo. It comes together beautifully your photograpic vision is fantastic and second only to your eye for great style! – Brian

  96. AnaPt

    September 26, 2009 at 9:15 am

    Love the skirt, the shoes!! And that red purse is obviously the final touch! Amaziing!!

  97. Ammu

    September 26, 2009 at 10:12 am

    Just gorgeous – such a beautiful woman and the mix of textures is to die for. There's something so self-contained about her in all her pictures.

  98. muranogirl

    September 26, 2009 at 11:19 am


  99. Anonymous

    September 26, 2009 at 12:00 pm

    Sei sempre bellissima Giovanna! Le scarpe e la borsa rossa sono veramente incredibili, brava!

  100. Anonymous

    September 26, 2009 at 1:07 pm

    impeccable, as always.

  101. Kiran

    September 26, 2009 at 4:47 pm

    Love this cute outfit! And the bag, is to die for! Give's a perfect pop of color!

  102. willemijn

    September 26, 2009 at 5:54 pm


  103. thomas

    September 26, 2009 at 7:00 pm

    YES YES YES…great red bag …great pose.

  104. zuccotto

    September 26, 2009 at 7:42 pm

    Still pushing the pigeon toe lolita thing. Can anyone make this stop?

  105. Anonymous

    September 26, 2009 at 10:07 pm

    How lovely!

  106. halle7

    September 27, 2009 at 12:12 am

    Gorgeous, lovely, classic…perfect. She looks like a modern day fairy tale.

  107. Anonymous

    September 27, 2009 at 12:39 am

    a whole book on giovanna…i agree! personally, i think it's the pigeon-toed thing that makes this look. well, maybe the elegant knee caps don't hurt…;-)

  108. metscan

    September 27, 2009 at 9:50 am

    She manages to be different every time. What is her secret?

  109. Mairyliscious

    September 27, 2009 at 9:56 am

    she is amazing !!!!!!

  110. V

    September 27, 2009 at 10:23 am

    Yes someone PLEASE ID her day clutch – she's got 3 colors of the same thing! Gaaah! Love it, love it :D!

  111. J.Teheren

    September 27, 2009 at 10:33 am

    My infatuation!!! She's a wonder to behold and her elegance is breathtaking. Awesome shot!

  112. Anonymous

    September 27, 2009 at 12:08 pm

    The clutch is made by her sister, Sara.

  113. Noelle + Kendall

    September 27, 2009 at 12:14 pm

    That skirt is beautiful! she looks lovely

    -N + K

  114. stone

    September 27, 2009 at 12:20 pm

    is there anyone better dressed?

  115. chula

    September 27, 2009 at 1:19 pm

    I wonder if giovanna rad sometimes the coments in sartorialist…if she is down one day she should read them to see how the people admired her style… she is perfect;-)

  116. Karoline

    September 27, 2009 at 2:13 pm

    OMG love it !!

  117. Anonymous

    September 27, 2009 at 5:06 pm

    Heavenly! Gorgeous outfit & vibe.

  118. Bookworm

    September 27, 2009 at 7:12 pm

    OH MY GOD I LOVE IT!! So chic and elegant…perfect!

  119. the gorgeous

    September 27, 2009 at 7:24 pm

    ALWAYS GIOVANNA! she is all elegance!

  120. Anonymous

    September 27, 2009 at 7:45 pm

    She can do no wrong……..perfection.

  121. Sharon Lei Clemons

    September 27, 2009 at 8:19 pm

    She looks effortless.. and that's the way fashion should be! Great shot.. but all your shots are fabulous!

    Will you ever be stopping by Maui, HI?

    Love & Aloha,

  122. Anonymous

    September 27, 2009 at 8:27 pm

    If I could raid anyone's closet…

  123. Cardigans and Couture

    September 27, 2009 at 8:48 pm

    Giovanna is one of my favorites that you photograph. she also looks impeccable. And who wouldn't kill for her legs!

  124. martis

    September 28, 2009 at 7:38 am

    I love her… she's like a new Anna Wintour:D

  125. lucy

    September 28, 2009 at 8:03 am


  126. Dance To The Door

    September 28, 2009 at 8:29 am

    wow. I love everything about her! the skirt is perhaps my favorite thing, though. Love the subtle bit of color at the hem.

  127. Pink Lemonade

    September 28, 2009 at 11:11 am

    This is what perfection looks like….

  128. miszmilk

    September 28, 2009 at 12:40 pm

    The way her top and skirt lies resembles a paper doll's outfit. That is what I like most about it, the lines her clothes make. Beautiful photo as always.

  129. gi.

    September 28, 2009 at 1:38 pm

    total perfection. the photo. the look.
    and of course beautiful giovanna

  130. Sad eyed lady of the lowlands

    September 28, 2009 at 4:14 pm

    She is in a category of her own. She can do no wrong. A true contemporary icon.

  131. GabrielEstefano

    September 28, 2009 at 5:31 pm

    the attitude is amazing, so simple and elegant…

  132. AnastasiaC

    September 28, 2009 at 9:17 pm

    this just has to be your BEST shot Sart – beautiful!!!

  133. Cassie

    September 29, 2009 at 12:06 am

    This women always looks gorgeous, love the high waisted skirt!

  134. Anonymous

    September 29, 2009 at 4:13 am

    Each picture from her, she is always elegant

  135. Anonymous

    September 29, 2009 at 10:33 am

    exquisite… the random tie-ins of color that really make this such a gorgeous shot…the greys/blues in her chic outfit against the greenish backdrop – the splash of red in the clutch purse and the motorcycle safety reflector panels….the delicate heels against the pebbled street. Excellent work Sart!

  136. Stella Mayfair

    September 29, 2009 at 10:45 am

    ahhh, bellissima giovanna!
    will you marry me, please?
    ok, i'm a girl, but whatever – i LOVE you!

  137. Teresa @ good-grace

    September 29, 2009 at 11:07 am

    Gorgeous! Such a pretty woman contrasting with the toughness of the motorcycles. (that skirt is lovely!!)

  138. Mid Century Enthusiast

    September 29, 2009 at 12:18 pm

    What a GORGEOUS picture. Your eye is amazing…

  139. The Duchess

    September 29, 2009 at 5:43 pm

    So chic, I absolutely love this. Reminds me of 1989 for some reason. The messy pleated skirt is perfect with that red bag!

  140. Sara Lua

    September 29, 2009 at 8:07 pm

    As perfect as Giovanna's eye is, I must say I love her hair.

  141. Anonymous

    September 30, 2009 at 10:50 am

    Classic. I wish it was me.

  142. KAELA

    October 3, 2009 at 10:22 am

    This is a wonderful photograph!

  143. Øjvind

    October 6, 2009 at 4:40 am

    Absolutely beautiful atmosphere in this photo. I love it!

  144. Grace

    October 8, 2009 at 5:34 am

    Giovanna is by far one of my favourite of your photography subjects. I love this picture because the shape and colours of her outfit are amazing, and also because you've captured her off in another world.

  145. Anonymous

    November 2, 2009 at 3:35 pm

    I absolutely love this look. Fabulous! :)

  146. valeria

    February 17, 2010 at 12:35 pm

    haha, this spot is near where I live ;)

    I <3 Milan

  147. Yessi

    December 11, 2011 at 4:47 pm

    What a beautiful legs ¡

  148. Aska Wolf

    December 18, 2012 at 6:24 am

    Ok, She is one of the “Killer elite” with the best styling but this photo is simply breath taking!
    I mean the shape of the outfit, the legs and that photo made Armani less boring than he became to be!


    Ok, I’m a liar blog

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