Tuesday, June 22, 2010

On the Street….Giovanna, Milano


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  1. The Calvin Show

    June 22, 2010 at 1:32 am

    Oh so simple! I'm just waiting for her to throw the coat open to reveal some other fabulous piece underneath! Reminds me of a friend of mine with her big hair.

  2. becariadelamoda

    June 22, 2010 at 1:32 am

    I love her coat!

  3. Aych

    June 22, 2010 at 1:34 am

    Look at those legs! x


    June 22, 2010 at 1:37 am

    That print is IMMENSE!!! Love this – so classic and none of that Fancy Shmancy malarky!

    Yours Truly


  5. Natalya's Closet

    June 22, 2010 at 1:37 am

    She is a natural beauty and I love the pattern of her coat! xoxo, Natalya

    • Simone Fraser

      December 19, 2013 at 4:45 am

      While it is apparently impossible to shoot an ordinary photo of Giovanna, I think this could be my favourite. Or one of them. This is so great I think iot should have been in one of the books but i guess Scott has to edit at some point.

  6. Arthit

    June 22, 2010 at 1:41 am

    Real goddess as always.

  7. Beverly Bohan

    June 22, 2010 at 1:42 am

    A simple outfit that definitely epitomizes less is more.

  8. Kimberley

    June 22, 2010 at 1:42 am

    So simple but yet chick

  9. To Vogue or Bust

    June 22, 2010 at 1:46 am

    Giovanna's amazing…such timeless elegance!


  10. The Red Umbrella

    June 22, 2010 at 1:54 am

    Yup- this works for me. I do wonder what's under the coat.


    June 22, 2010 at 1:55 am

    love her coat !!!
    she's so stylish every time :D

  12. Andrea @ Andrea Reh

    June 22, 2010 at 2:01 am

    Those pumps are fantastic, I love the big chunky heel. Does anyone know who they're by? I want to say Miu Miu…



  13. Leslee

    June 22, 2010 at 2:09 am

    GOrgeous, although she is slightly hunched she manages to exude feminity but a bit of hardness.

  14. Gabby / Gypsy*Diaries

    June 22, 2010 at 2:09 am

  15. Kaila

    June 22, 2010 at 2:15 am

  16. Kazuko

    June 22, 2010 at 2:21 am

    could be a scene from an italian movie from the 60s, no? beautiful!

  17. ainsleigh

    June 22, 2010 at 2:21 am

    her pumps may be Dior? @ first I thought they were Dries Van Noten…either way they're amazing

  18. lucinda

    June 22, 2010 at 2:36 am

    This is why Giovanna is my favourite of all your 'regulars'

  19. pepa

    June 22, 2010 at 2:36 am

    she just knows..

  20. TaxiShoes

    June 22, 2010 at 2:43 am

    Simply wonderful!

  21. San

    June 22, 2010 at 2:48 am

    Wonder how she does that, she's always perfect. I sooooo envy her.

  22. Anonymous

    June 22, 2010 at 2:58 am

    the heel is so far back – interesting look, though i don't know if i really like it yet? i think it would feel good? it all works on her of course

  23. renaud roubaudi

    June 22, 2010 at 3:06 am

    so chic, so sexy

  24. MELISSA Z.

    June 22, 2010 at 3:07 am

    She's so retro and so beautiful with this simply look! <3



    June 22, 2010 at 3:15 am

    Giovanna is incredible…I love her style

  26. Emilie

    June 22, 2010 at 3:17 am

    Great photo!
    She looks fantastic!

  27. thwany

    June 22, 2010 at 3:26 am


  28. Soren Lorensen

    June 22, 2010 at 3:26 am

    never falls short of perfection

  29. Anonymous

    June 22, 2010 at 3:35 am

    Hello, gorgeous.

  30. Anonymous

    June 22, 2010 at 3:47 am

    I love how Italian women still look beautiful with messy hair.


  31. Inès Mery.B

    June 22, 2010 at 3:54 am

    I love Giovanna, I discovered her sence of style through your blog and Garance's one and since then, everytime a new picture of her is published I'm eager to have a look at it. She's is so natural, glamorous and inspiring!!!

  32. sputnik

    June 22, 2010 at 3:58 am

    All hails GIOVANNA!

  33. Jessica

    June 22, 2010 at 3:59 am

    this woman is so beautiful

  34. Valentina

    June 22, 2010 at 3:59 am

    Stunning as usual. Giovanna is the real italian fashio icon..

    Valentina from Fashion Trotter – 100% italian street style


  35. Sancho Penser

    June 22, 2010 at 4:12 am

    Oh Giovanna….Bellissima!

  36. DiamondVirgin.com

    June 22, 2010 at 4:19 am

  37. Anonymous

    June 22, 2010 at 4:21 am

    le gambe piĂą belle di Milano, di sicuro! Francois Truffaut diceva: "le gambe delle donne sono come dei compassi che disegnano la circonferenza del mondo conferendole unitĂ  e armonia". Pensava sicuramente a Giovanna Battaglia.

  38. Cecylia

    June 22, 2010 at 4:22 am

    She's got to be one of the loveliest women around

  39. Sara Bentley

    June 22, 2010 at 4:25 am

    Simple, perfect, timeless as always — Giovanna always reminds me of a young, Sophia Lauren. Love her heels!!

  40. Anonymous

    June 22, 2010 at 4:39 am

    And we are so back…in Italia..and here is many a sart fans fav…the always elegant "giovanna". I wonder, is she part of the legendary and esteemed "BATTAGLIA" Milanese men's store of bev. hills/rodeo drive?

    Killa shoes(LV?), coat, stance, DNA.

    Loving all the shows and scoop. Keep 'um coming!



  41. Olive

    June 22, 2010 at 4:50 am

    I love her classic style!

  42. carofashionews

    June 22, 2010 at 4:58 am

    Che bella raggazza!

    Caro – blogueuse from Geneva

  43. Blah Blah Becky

    June 22, 2010 at 5:11 am

    When I grow up, I want to be Giovanna….

  44. Anonymous

    June 22, 2010 at 5:26 am

    Anyone know where the coat is from? It's fantastic!

  45. Helena Halme

    June 22, 2010 at 5:53 am

    It's the look in her eyes, as if she held a secret.


  46. Anonymous

    June 22, 2010 at 5:58 am

    simple & sexy

  47. Román Iglesias

    June 22, 2010 at 6:36 am

    Succes in decadence


  48. l´habitué

    June 22, 2010 at 6:45 am

    Beautiful! Just pure elegance! Simplicity at it's best!
    Go Giovanna!

  49. The Photodiarist

    June 22, 2010 at 6:50 am

    My absolute unfailing style icon. She never looks anything but phenomenal.

  50. Green Been

    June 22, 2010 at 7:00 am

    fabulous…putting the lindt down as i type!

  51. parfĂĽmblog

    June 22, 2010 at 7:32 am

    She's nice! I like this classique style!

  52. Anonymous

    June 22, 2010 at 7:57 am

    For me it's all about the shoes, classic patent with a strong angular heel – beautiful.


  53. Tiffany

    June 22, 2010 at 7:57 am

    She is looking amazing…!


  54. Anonymous

    June 22, 2010 at 8:04 am

    Oh what I would do for that coat!!!

  55. Isabelle Lafleche

    June 22, 2010 at 8:15 am


  56. SARA

    June 22, 2010 at 8:23 am

    Nice photo.
    I like the contrast of the girl with the environment.


  57. MMM

    June 22, 2010 at 8:47 am

  58. johnnie

    June 22, 2010 at 8:52 am

    Exactly the way it ought to be. Classic Neopolitan/Pasolini..Perfetto!

  59. Anonymous

    June 22, 2010 at 9:13 am


  60. Pia

    June 22, 2010 at 9:15 am

    She looks so elegent. I always feel her posture is her downfall.

  61. le monde de skadiida

    June 22, 2010 at 9:26 am

    beautiful (:

  62. Fashion Monstre

    June 22, 2010 at 9:32 am

    i adore her!!

  63. Peach City Style

    June 22, 2010 at 9:51 am

    My favorite part of this photo is the shape of the heel of her shoes. ;)

  64. juhi01_us

    June 22, 2010 at 10:17 am

    Just recently discovered sartorialist, and WOW.. I lived in Japan for 4 years and have recently moved back to Australia. I have been looking for something to fill the void(style-wise),since leaving Japan, and of all places to discover (your book and subsequently this site) is at an art museum! So made my day! Thank you.

    Without those shoes mmm??? But with them on she could be wearing anything and she'd still look good ;)

  65. Anonymous

    June 22, 2010 at 10:24 am

    She's amazing, but what's really amazing is the empty parking space in Milan!LOL

  66. Anonymous

    June 22, 2010 at 10:32 am

    Beautiful! Thank you for not smoking.

  67. joshylola

    June 22, 2010 at 10:41 am

    Beautiful, simply and elegant.Great shoes

  68. Anonymous

    June 22, 2010 at 10:49 am

    I love her out fit and hair. It's perfect.


  69. Anonymous

    June 22, 2010 at 11:05 am

    Gorgeous. Seriously is THIS big hair? Everyone is so used to flat hair. I love her hair. Long live natural looking hair! Think about it, how good would this really look with a bun or straight hair? Time to let your curls breathe girls…

  70. juhi01_us

    June 22, 2010 at 11:06 am

    P.S. I failed to mention your amazing photographic instinct. It makes me feel that I'm right there on location standing behind you while your taking the shot.

  71. Amanda-TrainwreckMagazine

    June 22, 2010 at 11:15 am

    I love that coat and her untamed hair, she has a real sense of style

  72. Melissa Blake

    June 22, 2010 at 11:18 am

    The perfect outfit! :)

  73. Nate

    June 22, 2010 at 11:26 am

    Giovanna has such a wonderful, contrasting repertoire of styles.

  74. Shannon

    June 22, 2010 at 11:45 am

    The messy hair and the patterned coat just do it for me.


  75. Visual by Eveline L.

    June 22, 2010 at 11:59 am

    To me this picture is the perfect explanation of the difference between fashion and style.

  76. Sammi

    June 22, 2010 at 12:04 pm

    Love the jacket!

  77. Anonymous

    June 22, 2010 at 12:24 pm

    Gorgeous, simple, simply gorgeous.


  78. EΦ

    June 22, 2010 at 12:28 pm

    She effortlessly wears her high heel "decolettes"! I love the contrast between her shiny shoes and her free style hair. I guess that's the secret italian women have! Simple shaped hair! Almost no make-up! The coat she wears is an excellent chain between the shoes and the hair. She's once again the best representative of milanese elegance!

  79. Juliet

    June 22, 2010 at 12:43 pm

    Oh Giovanna, we missed her! She is simply perfect

  80. the nickel fit

    June 22, 2010 at 1:09 pm

    great drape. cocoon building like, and i love that building.

  81. greybreaks

    June 22, 2010 at 1:14 pm

    bella! love the look, and the slouch.

  82. Rhiannon

    June 22, 2010 at 1:36 pm


    They are beyond killer.

  83. Ninjagaiden78

    June 22, 2010 at 1:57 pm

    Her hair, her smile, those shoes, Giovanna is unbelievably beautiful.
    Women, take note: A smile is the best accessory.


  84. Anonymous

    June 22, 2010 at 2:05 pm

    Louis Vuitton Shoes, I don't think they've been released in NA yet…

  85. CK Dexter Haven

    June 22, 2010 at 2:12 pm

    She's always 'right.'

  86. alabdin

    June 22, 2010 at 2:16 pm

    Love how her hair runs down her back in a natural and messy way. All this effortlessness in her hair and posture is balanced out with the geometric pattern of her coat and the decisive stilettos.

    Feminine yet decisive!

    I agree with the comments above, she is my favorite and does exude timeless elegance.

  87. Anonymous

    June 22, 2010 at 2:33 pm

    More Giovanna! It's good to see her here again!

  88. Linda

    June 22, 2010 at 2:57 pm

    Her coat is amazing.

  89. mens designer t-shirts

    June 22, 2010 at 3:51 pm

    The usual class from Giovanna!

  90. Mackenzie {Design Darling}

    June 22, 2010 at 4:01 pm

    i love her patterned coat. well done, scott.

  91. Interior Monkey

    June 22, 2010 at 4:31 pm

    Amazing coat! She looks so effortlessly chic! Love it!


  92. Greencoat

    June 22, 2010 at 4:40 pm

    Of course she's naked under the coat.

  93. Brigadeiro

    June 22, 2010 at 4:40 pm

    So simple indeed,for Giovanna, how I love her style! Wonder what's under that coat too…

  94. Anonymous

    June 22, 2010 at 5:31 pm


  95. Ben Hatke

    June 22, 2010 at 6:25 pm

    Oh now that's hardly fair.

  96. Anonymous

    June 22, 2010 at 6:53 pm

    love the heel of the shoe


  97. Anonymous

    June 22, 2010 at 7:07 pm


  98. Cinta Villapadierna

    June 22, 2010 at 7:16 pm

    beautiful shoes!!!

  99. Anonymous

    June 22, 2010 at 7:33 pm

    Believe it or not, the coat is Chanel Fall 2009. Doesn't look typical Chanel. The silhouette is more Dries/Marni.

  100. Mimi

    June 22, 2010 at 8:15 pm

    funky yet chic! i love it!

  101. ridwan

    June 22, 2010 at 8:24 pm

    simple and beautiful

  102. ILL-Rated Bastard

    June 22, 2010 at 8:24 pm

    oh the legs, magnificent!

  103. Liz

    June 22, 2010 at 9:05 pm

    GIOVANNA! She is my fashion muse, my fashion mentor, goddess, EVERYTHING…. *love* her!!!

  104. Lee Oliveira

    June 22, 2010 at 9:35 pm

    Beautiful coat. I love the contrast with the background.

  105. elena

    June 22, 2010 at 11:20 pm

    Her shoes match her posture. Very interesting.

  106. Anonymous

    June 22, 2010 at 11:49 pm


  107. Kate

    June 22, 2010 at 11:54 pm

    there's just something about crisp black and white that makes me sigh with joy…


  108. style-haus

    June 23, 2010 at 12:56 am

    bellisima! perfection


  109. Laguna Beach Trad

    June 23, 2010 at 2:34 am

    She is so lovely. Gorgeous. I don't know who she is, but she is more beautiful in this photo than when she first appeared in your photo-blog a few years ago.

  110. My Roman Apartment

    June 23, 2010 at 2:46 am

    I would totally buy a coffee table book that just contained photographs of her wardrobe.


  111. filoderba

    June 23, 2010 at 3:12 am

    I do have the same shoes, but not the same legs….

  112. proletarian Great Gatsby

    June 23, 2010 at 3:28 am

    Giovanna is always perfect.Sei bellisima!

  113. Diana

    June 23, 2010 at 5:31 am

    Have you shot early in the morning?
    She looks like a very satisfied kitten :-)))
    And I also wonder, what she wears under the coat. I suppose, only underwear;-)
    Do I have a very dirty fantasy?

  114. Anonymous

    June 23, 2010 at 5:33 am

    Giovanna is style dna

  115. Valentine

    June 23, 2010 at 5:58 am

    The coat is fantastic!

    …..the diary of a fashion stylist…..

  116. Luca

    June 23, 2010 at 6:26 am

    I love the way she wear her clothes.

  117. Anonymous

    June 23, 2010 at 8:51 am

    I am curious. She is beautiful nonetheless,, but what about her outfit under the coat. Hmmm…

  118. Anonymous

    June 23, 2010 at 9:26 am

    yes, the shoes are LV

  119. shipgirl

    June 23, 2010 at 11:10 am

    I absolutely love this coat – the contrast of the stark sharpness of the graphic print with her soft and free-flowing curly hair is stunning. Such innate style!


  120. Shoestring Traveler

    June 23, 2010 at 11:32 am

    Love your pics of Giovanna!

    Shoestring Traveler

  121. guto

    June 23, 2010 at 12:19 pm

    coat + shoe + nonchalance = wow!!

  122. Anonymous

    June 23, 2010 at 1:14 pm

    Wow! She is effortless, which takes… a lot of effort. The coat, the shoes, no nylons, I can just see a hint of pink at the left wrist, so maybe that is what she's wearing underneath. Those shoes are towers!

  123. Anonymous

    June 23, 2010 at 1:24 pm

    not sure what I am supposed to be seeing

  124. Christina

    June 23, 2010 at 2:46 pm

    I wanna be G! She's always stunning.


  125. YogaSpy

    June 23, 2010 at 6:31 pm

    As a fashion observer, I say, "Impressive."

    As a yoga student and teacher, I say, "Yikes."

  126. Yellow Penguin

    June 23, 2010 at 7:42 pm

    How did you approach her? She's lovely! The shot is so natural.

  127. Rollergirl

    June 23, 2010 at 7:51 pm

    The cut of the coat is sheer perfection

  128. Martina

    June 24, 2010 at 5:37 am

    Simply perfect, a really Milan look! Are u sure the those gorgeous shoes are Louis Vuitton?

  129. Anonymous

    June 24, 2010 at 6:55 am

    So elegant…oh those shoes are divine.

  130. Liz S

    June 24, 2010 at 9:02 am

    She is beautiful, her outfit is beautiful and that is a beautiful photo.

  131. The Hype Around...

    June 24, 2010 at 1:20 pm

    Oh the joys of "what lies underneath". She is lovely in a simple but elegant coat revealing a stunning pair of legs contrasted nicely with black pumps. Just goes to show you that sexiness can be coy and not always "in your face".

  132. Anna

    June 24, 2010 at 7:01 pm

    Meow! Those shoes are something fierce! lol

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  133. unurthed

    June 25, 2010 at 2:52 am

    I think this is one of my favorite photos of yours Sart!

    ~ Jan

    Santa Rosa

  134. janina

    June 25, 2010 at 7:14 am

    fudge. that makes my heart melt.

  135. Caitlin

    June 25, 2010 at 8:57 pm

    I like this…there's something interesting about her overall demeanor.


  136. prettykittypublishing

    June 26, 2010 at 12:17 am

    Vavoom. Thanks for the inspiration.

  137. DaveO

    June 26, 2010 at 12:55 pm


  138. Anonymous

    June 26, 2010 at 2:04 pm

    Nice shoes, but terrible posture!

  139. Sad eyed lady of the lowlands

    June 26, 2010 at 2:11 pm

    Giovanna is the greatest fashion icon of our time.

  140. Eva

    June 27, 2010 at 10:19 pm

    The shape of the heels are just perfect. I can't imagine a better heel. The pose totally emphasizes them.


  141. AyĹźe Ĺžakarcan

    June 28, 2010 at 4:09 am

    Giovanna is always the best!

  142. Anonymous

    June 29, 2010 at 5:04 am

    I love when you post pictures of this lady. She's so pretty!


  143. alexandra

    June 29, 2010 at 12:42 pm

    summer is such nice time to wear, if you're lucky and can wear your body firstly. and the rest it's only adornment, like here. I like the smile of your eyes – there is your real charm :-)

  144. Anonymous

    June 29, 2010 at 6:39 pm

    She really chose a shoe that made her legs look great.

  145. lenathediva

    June 29, 2010 at 9:46 pm

    Giovanna. The most fashionable woman. Ever. Period. End of discussion.

  146. Anonymous

    July 1, 2010 at 5:35 am

    who makes these shoes? Anyone know where a shoe with this heel is to be found?

  147. The Fashion Began

    July 5, 2010 at 5:11 pm

    Adoro o estilo da giovana, um comportado cheio de estilo, não é qualquer uma que coloca um vestido abaixo do joelho e além de chic e classuda, fica estilosa!!

  148. pinky

    July 6, 2010 at 10:09 am

    totally charming

  149. Simon Peri

    July 6, 2010 at 9:09 pm

    She looks so chic, as always! Simple yet sophisticated. Familiar, yet unique. I've seen her in your book, and observed that her styles differ in various ways. But she doesn't lose her personality — her identity. J'adore!

  150. Kathleen

    July 7, 2010 at 7:16 pm

    Oh, I would die to wear heals as high as hers! The look like SF Vera pumps with super high heels. Love her outfit and casual attitude.

  151. adele

    July 11, 2010 at 9:31 am

    she's really cool. so simple yet si chic!


  152. Anonymous

    August 7, 2010 at 5:29 pm

    so chic, love it, confidence

  153. Anonymous

    August 23, 2010 at 2:20 pm

    SHOES omg.

  154. Virginia

    October 21, 2010 at 6:04 pm

    only the shoes

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