Friday, September 26, 2008

On the Street…..Giovanna!, Milano


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  1. Simone

    September 26, 2008 at 7:14 am

    How Elegant…trying to peak around her back to see her bag…

  2. Pamcasso

    September 26, 2008 at 7:36 am

    Love her! amazing as always- thank you for posting. Your pictures on have been incredible. I’d love it if you’d post hqs of geraldine, emmanuelle, the other one of giovanna, and that incredible biker on via bagutta.

  3. Bellarmine

    September 26, 2008 at 7:47 am

    Oh my god! I’m in love with her style! Everything is beautiful. Her, the dress, the belt, the boots, the tshirt, the watch, everything :) Lovely.

  4. suzanne nelson

    September 26, 2008 at 7:57 am

    Breathtakingly chic and elegant! Even though I wouldn’t pair a brown belt with black boots and bag (mind you she’s so gorgeous she pulls it off) this picture makes me feel like never wearing jeans again…

  5. amirah

    September 26, 2008 at 7:58 am

    A chic and classy look; love the long skirt with the boots and belt.

  6. Dan in Richmond

    September 26, 2008 at 7:59 am

    Beautiful dress. I especially like the warmth added by the brown belt. Matching the boots and bag with a black belt would not have been as active or effective visually. I actually do the same with black boots and a favorite brown belt, especially if I’m also wearing black- they work well together so often, much more dynamic than simple matching. I’m glad to see this stylish woman doing the same thing.

  7. Brigadeiro

    September 26, 2008 at 8:05 am

    C’est magnifique! Giovanna looks amazing, that dress is just divine! The print on the fabric gives it an amazing impression of texture.

  8. Jorge from W Palm Beach

    September 26, 2008 at 8:12 am

    Love the black leather clutch and the chunky men’s watch, which I hope is a trend that’s here to stay. After all, once a woman comes into posession of a large, heavy Rolex, what else is there that beats it? Jorge from W Palm Beach

  9. Anonymous

    September 26, 2008 at 8:13 am

    doesn’t really matter what she wears, does it?

  10. Anonymous

    September 26, 2008 at 8:16 am

    gorgeous in detail. as ever.
    does she work in the fashion sector?

  11. Reppu

    September 26, 2008 at 8:25 am

    I can almost hear her voice: “Si, certo!” Great outfit, like the way she’s pulled her hair back.

  12. Anonymous

    September 26, 2008 at 9:02 am

    Lovely grey, length and width in the dress. The heavy belt is great with the ruffle! I wonder if the dress is from a label or from a thrift store, but don┬┤t really care. Boots and bare arms are so Roman!

  13. S.

    September 26, 2008 at 9:05 am

    Wow. Just…wow. I’m speachless. I need that entire ensemble NOW.

  14. Paul Pincus

    September 26, 2008 at 9:13 am

    an enigma. i love everything about her. a serious, thoughtful beauty.

  15. Anonymous

    September 26, 2008 at 9:13 am

    not so sure about the watch…

  16. Miguel

    September 26, 2008 at 9:16 am

    A very, very elegant lady dress in a very, very clasicc way. I love that outfit and her manners.

  17. Montreal Street Views

    September 26, 2008 at 9:17 am

    Very nice Scott.
    The prada black a few days ago was great too.

  18. Anonymous

    September 26, 2008 at 9:22 am

    Perfect as always!

  19. -h of candid cool

    September 26, 2008 at 9:26 am


  20. Anonymous

    September 26, 2008 at 9:38 am

    Only Giovanna can pull off this look effortlessly! Glad she chose to carry a hermes swift kelly pochette instead of a birkin.

  21. Cookiesarepeopletoo

    September 26, 2008 at 9:38 am

    Gorgeous! So classy!

  22. Anonymous

    September 26, 2008 at 9:43 am

    beautiful woman, hair, dress, belt, colors. only things is the boots: they look too thick on the ankles and make her calves look big, especially when paired with a skirt that long.

  23. viv

    September 26, 2008 at 9:50 am

    she’s back! amazing.

  24. Anna J├║lia

    September 26, 2008 at 9:50 am

    I love her look! Not many women can pull off grey so well and the flow of her dress is also great:) Would have liked to see her boots in the colour of her belt, though (is it chocolate brown? anyway, it goes suprisingly well with the grey).

    Such a pity that I would look absolutely horrendous in this outfit:(

  25. miss sophie

    September 26, 2008 at 10:01 am

    the print of her dress is gorgeous! and i heart her boots.

  26. Anonymous

    September 26, 2008 at 10:03 am

    If that’s not perfection then I don’t know what is! I love the brown belt – it adds just the touch so it’s a great layered not matchy-matchy look, plus it adds some structure to the dress. What a lovely woman.

  27. Anonymous

    September 26, 2008 at 10:11 am

    Sigh. How very lovely.

  28. Anonymous

    September 26, 2008 at 10:16 am

    It is really had to wear a mid-calf skirt but she really pulls it off. She must be 7 feet tall.

  29. Anonymous

    September 26, 2008 at 10:17 am

    I missed her a lot. thantks Scott for this photo.
    She’s so inspiring for me. Everything looks just PERFECT. I love how she plays with clothes and accessories. In my opinion she’s one of the most influential style icon in 21st century.

  30. Olviya

    September 26, 2008 at 10:24 am

    very nice shape!
    interesting fabrics…
    love the belt!

  31. AnonymousJK

    September 26, 2008 at 10:45 am

    Giovanna is definitely a Sartorialist Hall of Famer!

  32. Mona

    September 26, 2008 at 10:47 am

    You really do take amazing photos. What camera and lense do you use? I love the lighting, the composition, everything. You’re so amazing!

  33. izzydore

    September 26, 2008 at 10:47 am

    long skirts = so refreshing.

  34. Janelle Bentley

    September 26, 2008 at 10:51 am

    That dress is amazing, and that print has just enough texture to make it look chic and elegant. I love it!

    Beautiful picture!

  35. Puebla Chic

    September 26, 2008 at 10:52 am

    i`ve seen that lenght on skirt a lot lately

  36. Anonymous

    September 26, 2008 at 10:57 am

    yep. perfection….i want to be able to do taht..

  37. Anonymous

    September 26, 2008 at 11:44 am


  38. Anonymous

    September 26, 2008 at 12:09 pm

    can anyone advise as to her dress?

  39. Carolina Lange

    September 26, 2008 at 12:59 pm

    So elegant!

  40. The Storialist

    September 26, 2008 at 1:12 pm

    She looks perfectly put together. The neutrals don’t match, but they look great together.

    Now. What is she talking about??

  41. Margaret E. Perry

    September 26, 2008 at 1:16 pm


  42. john benjamin pritchett

    September 26, 2008 at 1:19 pm

    Such class! Wonderful print. As for the belt, it’s always nice to see an juxtaposition of an incongruous element…

  43. fringe

    September 26, 2008 at 2:21 pm

    she’s flawless, exquisitely chic. i love the fact that her boots, belt and purse are all black. i’m hopelessly partial to the well-accessorized woman!

    i also adore the fact that her hair is parted down the middle.

  44. Anonymous

    September 26, 2008 at 2:51 pm

    I love it. Its so chic and unexpected. The only thing i would change is the boots. I’m not a fan of boots and long dresses, but everything else is perfection.

  45. cassaundra

    September 26, 2008 at 3:41 pm

    she is always so lovely.

  46. Anonymous

    September 26, 2008 at 3:42 pm

    What a beautiful shot. She is supremely elegant looking. The dress and belt are wonderful with this length. Her pulled back hair is perfect.

  47. Anonymous

    September 26, 2008 at 3:59 pm

    i think this is a prada dress. as chic as ever..the brown belt gives warmth and casual flair to the outfit

  48. stone

    September 26, 2008 at 4:09 pm

    I haven’t commented in a while but I just have to,


  49. Anonymous

    September 26, 2008 at 4:10 pm

    it looks like a prada..this length is hard to pull off for most women but she aced it.. as chic as ever. the brown belt gives warmth and a casual flair to the outfit. bravo!

  50. Anonymous

    September 26, 2008 at 4:38 pm

    Nice use of color. But I think the dress is too long with those boots. I wonder what it would look like knee-length? The boots plus mid-calf length dress seem a little heavy and kind of drag her down.

  51. Caro

    September 26, 2008 at 4:56 pm

    the tight hair and the floaty dress. she’s something! :D

  52. Lovely Laura

    September 26, 2008 at 5:49 pm

    I love her style!!!

  53. Anonymous

    September 26, 2008 at 5:54 pm

    I absolutely love the white car….A Smart. The smartest car on earth.
    And yes, she looks lovely and smart in that dress (if only we mere mortals could wear a skirt that long without feeling and looking swamped).

  54. dianatrafik

    September 26, 2008 at 6:11 pm

    grey is so amazing on a woman who has that skin colour, that dress looks amazing on her,it’s been a while since a saw an ansamble like this!

  55. Anonymous

    September 26, 2008 at 6:42 pm

    Simply stunning!

  56. La Clocharde

    September 26, 2008 at 6:59 pm

    Giovanna is the best!
    I love the dress + knit combination.
    And I love that she is not posing, just busy with the phone…it looks natural and so nice.

  57. Hissy Stitch

    September 26, 2008 at 7:42 pm

    Except for the very high heels (which I have a tendency to fall off of), the whole ensemble looks so comfortable while also looking so chic.

  58. Anonymous

    September 26, 2008 at 8:39 pm

    God this has been a long time coming.

    I have been dying for another photo of this fabulous creature.


  59. aviewaskew

    September 26, 2008 at 9:33 pm

    now that is a madonna….

  60. Anonymous

    September 26, 2008 at 9:55 pm


  61. Kent Johnson

    September 26, 2008 at 9:58 pm

    I love how the detail at the wait compliments the pattern.

  62. Mike

    September 26, 2008 at 11:22 pm

    that dress translates amazingly to real life

  63. monique

    September 26, 2008 at 11:30 pm

    Sure, she looks great. It is, after all, Giovanna in Dolce & Gabanna. Hard to go wrong.

  64. Nicole

    September 26, 2008 at 11:41 pm

    perfection. i’m in awe of how naturally chic and well put together italian women are, all the time.

  65. MJ

    September 26, 2008 at 11:46 pm

    What a beautiful skirt, a mix of old and new worlds.

  66. elaine

    September 27, 2008 at 12:18 am

    i likeit but i wish i could see the neckline of her dress better!

  67. Anna Gee

    September 27, 2008 at 12:33 am

    Skirt length is such an interesting thing, This lady does it perfectly.

  68. Susan Hong

    September 27, 2008 at 12:39 am


  69. Anonymous

    September 27, 2008 at 2:21 am

    She carries the dress with such grace and elegance – always an inspiration.

  70. Anonymous

    September 27, 2008 at 6:24 am


    Her dress is Dolce & Gabbana.

  71. Juliet

    September 27, 2008 at 6:53 am

    the hemlin is very chic.

    juliet xxx

  72. Claudia K

    September 27, 2008 at 8:24 am

    Who is Giovanna???

  73. Anonymous

    September 27, 2008 at 9:03 am

    Should be fur-print silk dress by Dolce & Gabbana.

  74. Vintage Me New You

    September 27, 2008 at 10:44 am

    this is what i call…style:)everything matches perfectly fine!the dress is amazing, same as those boots.a plus for the belt also!

  75. Louisa ~~champagnebubble

    September 27, 2008 at 11:17 am

    oh my god.. i can’t help looking again and again..

    do you have a clue where i can have this dress? that is so amazingly great.. she is a top model?

    all in a perfect slot and pose

    i guess she works in the fashion industry..

    I really love the dress, the compliation of grey tone of tone.and the boot.. i guess the belt to be black matching the boot will be perfect.


    September 27, 2008 at 11:57 am

    she has great style. I love every single picture you’ve taken of her!

  77. Anonymous

    September 27, 2008 at 12:20 pm

    Giovanna can do no wrong, IMO. Simply stunning … always!

  78. Anonymous

    September 27, 2008 at 12:41 pm

    Dolce and Gabbana Fall 2008 – looking far better on this beautiful lady than it did on the catwalk.

  79. Linda

    September 27, 2008 at 12:52 pm

    Lovely outfit! And I like her hair, so simple and elegant!

  80. That Film Girl

    September 27, 2008 at 1:00 pm

    she makes two things that I would normally avoid like the plague look glamorous: a turtleneck and a long skirt/dress. Very well done.

  81. Anonymous

    September 27, 2008 at 1:49 pm

    This dress is Dolce & Gabbana (silver fox print). FW 08 Runway collection. in boutiques now.

  82. La La Land

    September 27, 2008 at 3:09 pm


  83. Anonymous

    September 27, 2008 at 3:16 pm

    She is beautiful. I wish I could be as elegant as her!

  84. Chessie

    September 27, 2008 at 4:09 pm

    Dolce and Gabbana? My gosh, she looks so lovely in this.

  85. pearlescent

    September 28, 2008 at 12:29 am

    She looks fabulous as always! Love her hair do, the full dress, and the grey top she wore under the dress, it has cute short sleeves..

  86. Caroline

    September 28, 2008 at 5:34 am

    So elegant chlotes. Good.

  87. Mariane M.

    September 28, 2008 at 9:07 am

    finally! i thought she had been in hiding.

  88. Maitre_Tea

    September 28, 2008 at 1:15 pm

    I love the belt that she has on, it goes well with the dress

  89. karmapolice

    September 28, 2008 at 1:22 pm

    never in a million years would i have thought to pair some of those pieces she used to put together such a perfect look.

    maybe she was or is a model? she’s quite tall…

  90. frokenhansson

    September 28, 2008 at 4:17 pm

    oh my god! i’m in love with her shoes :).

  91. Iheartfashion

    September 28, 2008 at 5:35 pm

    The Dolce & Gabbana suits her perfectly! Beautiful print, great belt, fantastic watch…just right.

  92. lepetitdoodler

    September 28, 2008 at 7:43 pm

    I always look forward to your photos of Giovanna… beautiful.

  93. mj

    September 28, 2008 at 7:48 pm

    i love the nuanced colors and the print of that dress! very fall. very chic.

  94. Queen G

    September 28, 2008 at 10:04 pm


  95. Barbara

    September 28, 2008 at 11:17 pm

    always flawless.

  96. Anonymous

    September 29, 2008 at 1:22 am

    how on earth is she able to pull off looking like that in a dirndl skirt??? She cannot be mortal.

  97. Anonymous

    September 29, 2008 at 1:27 am

    I saw that dress in the D&G store on via della Spiga this past weekend. Nice dress but Giovanna makes it work. I suppose many see Giovanna as model beautiful and I believe she once modelled but she is also a good example of someone with strengths and weaknesses like most all of us and she knows how to compensate them by her choices. For example, her shoulders are smallish and yet she always comes off looking strong, mostly by clever choices of accessories like belts and by showing off her strongest points like her seductive legs and beautiful face.

  98. Marianna

    September 29, 2008 at 5:03 am

    Gorgeous allure here. I love how she is holding her bag between her arm while speaking on the phone. It almost looks like an affectionate gesture to the bag. And I am totally fine with the greys/blacks/browns together. I am seeing a lot of those three colours together here in Paris since last winter. It’s the colour scheme of your typical Parisienne.

  99. Anonymous

    September 29, 2008 at 5:48 am

    Her dress goes in the direction of a dirndl

  100. atelier

    September 29, 2008 at 7:03 am

    she is great. what can we say? it’s the personification of chic

  101. amelia-eve

    September 29, 2008 at 8:51 am

    The lower part of the silhouette is very graceful, but I just can’t love high necklines like that with short sleeves. A sleeveless turtleneck creates a lovely long line, and long-sleeved one can be a dramatic backdrop for accessories or a great jacket. But this one with the little puffy sleeves just looks pissy to me.

  102. mimi(cigalechanta)

    September 29, 2008 at 10:30 am

    I’m not crazy over this outfit except for the bag but she is so lovely, so graceful, she’d look good in a paper bag.

  103. Chic Noir

    September 29, 2008 at 5:57 pm

    I can’t get enough of Giovanna’s style. That dress is to die for. It almost looks as if it’s made of fur.

  104. ricola

    September 29, 2008 at 8:21 pm

    yes, yes, and still more yes. And yet even more yes on top of those. Good Job, both of you.

  105. Keesean

    October 1, 2008 at 8:18 pm

    the dolce is deadly

  106. Maryelle82

    October 3, 2008 at 10:27 am

    it’s the sleeves! or should I say NO sleeves that make this dress work? I myself bought a similar dress trying to replicate the same look, but that I couldn’t figure out what was wrong with what I had bought. now I realize that my dress had these flouncy “little house on the prairie” sleeves and that it completely dated my outfit.

  107. AnastasiaC

    October 6, 2008 at 10:03 pm

    flash back to Malcom Mclaren and the ‘Buffalo girls’ look…quite an updated 80′s look! FAB!!


    October 7, 2008 at 2:48 pm


  109. yankeegrl506

    October 11, 2008 at 4:12 pm

    this just screams “Italy”
    I love the pose too–her feet and how she’s holding the bag.

  110. orange

    October 16, 2008 at 12:08 am

    i LOOOVE her dress..
    so classy..
    but i dont know how to get it in Indonesia…

  111. Cotton Candy

    January 3, 2009 at 8:53 pm

    so chic. and o simple at the same time…

  112. Cool Meister

    January 14, 2009 at 1:19 am

    Gee whiz! I really do hope that she was possing for this picture, because if that’s how Giovanna normally holds herself when talking on the phone, I feel guilty for my sloppy, loose shoulders and sagging posture. Sigh…

    Oh to be self-aware and Italian!

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