Thursday, February 19, 2009

On the Street……Giovanna!, NYC


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  1. Angela

    February 19, 2009 at 9:17 am

    This is the type of boldness I wish to exude.

  2. stacy

    February 19, 2009 at 9:18 am

    POW! look at my blue bag!

    i did and i like.

  3. style Ph.D.

    February 19, 2009 at 9:28 am

    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

  4. Sentada Na Lua

    February 19, 2009 at 9:29 am

    Love it…

  5. stylethread

    February 19, 2009 at 9:34 am

    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.

  6. theKcloset

    February 19, 2009 at 9:34 am

    her coat is breathe taking – the blue clutch is so bright and cheerful.

  7. Iheartfashion

    February 19, 2009 at 9:37 am

    Gorgeous, as always.

  8. Anonymous

    February 19, 2009 at 9:42 am

    Real fur is NEVER cool. Please tell me it is fake. And if you do not post this comment, I’ll know where you stand on the issue.

  9. shoe slut

    February 19, 2009 at 10:02 am

    the blue clutch just jumps at you!

  10. miss Frugally

    February 19, 2009 at 10:19 am

    Yes I have to agree I hope that is NOT real fur. Otherwise I like the outfit, very nice.

  11. Sing-me-songs

    February 19, 2009 at 10:21 am


  12. Anonymous

    February 19, 2009 at 10:26 am

    The gloves are excellent. I love the functionality of all these pieces. Very fashionable yet looks very comfortable. Brava! But no sunglasses?….

  13. D Stinton

    February 19, 2009 at 10:35 am

    Hot property at the moment, shes wearing a similar outfit on Garance’s blog today!

  14. Anonymous

    February 19, 2009 at 10:39 am

    Regarding the environment, FAKE fur is a nightmare.
    I’m in love with Giovanna, with or without fur !

  15. Anonymous

    February 19, 2009 at 10:41 am

    I love this women!!! Whos who? It’s real cool…and sky bag is very chic!!! I LOVE YOU…marco (italy)

  16. suzanne nelson

    February 19, 2009 at 10:41 am

    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.

  17. Jacinda Thomas

    February 19, 2009 at 10:46 am

    The purse is what made me look.
    we are nothing without a touch of color.



  18. Anonymous

    February 19, 2009 at 10:56 am

    BEAUTIFUL photograph: the blue sky and bag are perfect together

  19. embrace

    February 19, 2009 at 11:13 am

    I loooove the overknee boots and I really hope it’s not fake fur. That would just be cheap.

  20. Workchic

    February 19, 2009 at 11:24 am

    Love the mix of textures/pattern. The blue bag takes it to the next level!

  21. stephanie-sarah

    February 19, 2009 at 11:31 am

    what a striking creature, im so glad i have a middle part again

  22. Anonymous

    February 19, 2009 at 11:34 am


    (I think fur from dead animals who died of natural causes is OK.)

  23. stephanie-sarah

    February 19, 2009 at 11:37 am

    simple and well put together, loving the boots!
    - sarah

  24. David

    February 19, 2009 at 12:05 pm

    These boots are made for walking, and one of these days….

  25. Deana

    February 19, 2009 at 12:15 pm

    She’s just wonderful.

    Every time you post her photo I can’t help but stare at each detail. She manages to look classically stylish yet modern (the fingerless gloves, the boots, the clutch) at the same time.

    I think we’ve seen that sweater before and that is also inspirational – style doesn’t mean “new.”

  26. Anonymous

    February 19, 2009 at 12:31 pm

    bahahaha to the person above! I guess that shows how everyone stands.

    As for the outfit, most definitely gorgeous. It looks very French, which is always fashionable.

    tres chic!

  27. Deka

    February 19, 2009 at 12:44 pm

    loving the oversized clutch!

  28. Camille

    February 19, 2009 at 12:44 pm

    Every piece to this outfit is stunning, and together they make a perfect ensemble. Now, off to find a blue bag like that!

  29. Anonymous

    February 19, 2009 at 12:44 pm

    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.

  30. turquoisepassion

    February 19, 2009 at 12:45 pm

    …WOW? gray never looked so good.

  31. clemmie

    February 19, 2009 at 12:46 pm

    really nice Marni fur jk!!

  32. Anonymous

    February 19, 2009 at 12:51 pm

    This is not Marni at all…sorry had to get that straight first.
    Like it though.

  33. renée

    February 19, 2009 at 1:00 pm

    does anyone know the label of the clutch?

  34. Fannah

    February 19, 2009 at 1:25 pm

    eek! her purse just makes the entire outfit.

  35. AnonymousJK

    February 19, 2009 at 1:25 pm

    I never tire of seeing what Giovanna will come up with… Her love of fashion is sooooooooo evident!


    February 19, 2009 at 1:47 pm

    damn this woman. every time.
    che bella madonna


  37. Anonymous

    February 19, 2009 at 1:48 pm

    Real fur is fine by me. Fake fur is made of the same stuff as plastic bags, which none of us get caught dead with now, right? Pun sorta intended.

  38. Cathy O'Malley

    February 19, 2009 at 1:56 pm

    Love the boots.

  39. Allen - East Hampton

    February 19, 2009 at 2:12 pm

    She knows what she’s doing! Brava!

  40. KD

    February 19, 2009 at 2:14 pm

    One of the comments says that she looks very French, but I think she looks very Italian. Nice mix of grey, black and blue. Bella donna!

  41. Delighted and Charmed

    February 19, 2009 at 2:16 pm

    Oh my God this is perfection.

  42. Paige

    February 19, 2009 at 2:24 pm

    Though she was carrying the sunday Times at first..

  43. princess glee

    February 19, 2009 at 2:37 pm

    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.

  44. saintvenus

    February 19, 2009 at 2:43 pm

    the checkers on the skirt correspond very well with the fur’s ‘stripes’

  45. Bronte

    February 19, 2009 at 2:51 pm

    Love it. Esp the fur. Lovely

  46. Artemisia999

    February 19, 2009 at 3:09 pm

    Giovanna, darling, you always get it so very , very right!! merci!! I though that cobalt blue could come off as so very eighties…but – Note to self: Buy cobalt blue large clutch stat!!

  47. John Charles Palazzo

    February 19, 2009 at 3:35 pm

    This photo goes to the top of my Giovanna list. She’s so fantastic!

  48. Anonymous

    February 19, 2009 at 3:37 pm

    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?

  49. Sisty

    February 19, 2009 at 3:39 pm

    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.

  50. Thomas E.K.

    February 19, 2009 at 3:50 pm

    There is absolutely nothing wrong with that clutch…. actually there is nothing wrong with Giovanna at all.

  51. Sara Lua

    February 19, 2009 at 4:04 pm

    Adore Giovanna's sense of self.

    She's quite the talent, appearing on both yours & Garance's blog on the same day.

  52. Brigadeiro

    February 19, 2009 at 4:10 pm

    There is SO much to love about this photo, as there is about Giovanna: the clutch, the arm-warmers, the fur jacket, an amazing outfit that looks like she just threw on, perfection! xx

  53. style Ph.D.

    February 19, 2009 at 4:15 pm

    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.

  54. Anonymous

    February 19, 2009 at 4:30 pm

    where can i find that clutch???!!

  55. miss_seph

    February 19, 2009 at 5:14 pm

    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!

  56. APT909

    February 19, 2009 at 5:20 pm

    I love this outfit! The color balance is especially awesome!!!

  57. Cathy

    February 19, 2009 at 5:24 pm

    love it!

  58. Anonymous

    February 19, 2009 at 5:51 pm

    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.

  59. Erin

    February 19, 2009 at 6:38 pm

    I know one girl named Giovanna and I really don’t like her. And she’s not very stylish. So much thanks to this lovely Giovanna for redeeming the name for me.

  60. Metro Style

    February 19, 2009 at 6:41 pm

    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).

  61. Anonymous

    February 19, 2009 at 6:45 pm

    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

  62. drollgirl

    February 19, 2009 at 7:56 pm


  63. alegna

    February 19, 2009 at 8:04 pm

    I love those boots. And her relaxed, confident style.

  64. Sondra

    February 19, 2009 at 8:19 pm

    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.

  65. Summer

    February 19, 2009 at 9:59 pm

    Hey,just look at those boots.
    They are so gorgeoussss…=)
    She’s so nice..and i love the first 2 pictures too..
    Nice post friend..=D

  66. Stephanie

    February 19, 2009 at 10:53 pm

    So incredibly sharp and bold, especially with that pop of cobalt blue, which completes the look–sheer perfection!

  67. donna

    February 19, 2009 at 11:19 pm


  68. Anonymous

    February 20, 2009 at 12:55 am

    Who is Giovanna?

  69. farhad

    February 20, 2009 at 2:22 am

    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!!!

  70. Solo

    February 20, 2009 at 3:01 am

    Look at that eye-catching blue bag.
    It’s so fabulous..;)

  71. Kelly

    February 20, 2009 at 4:04 am

    deana- she also is wearing a skirt shown with a different outfit on garance, another amaaaazing example of re-using pieces innovatively. love her

  72. Luca

    February 20, 2009 at 4:09 am

    Very nice outfit, the boots are bold and stunning. And I please stop with this anti-fur bigotry! If you do not want to wear it, don’t!

  73. Anonymous

    February 20, 2009 at 4:53 am

    She knows what she’s wonderful! simple and well put together!

  74. Anonymous

    February 20, 2009 at 4:59 am

    absolutely perfect.. as always !


  75. Massimo

    February 20, 2009 at 5:03 am

    she always look great !


  76. alix

    February 20, 2009 at 5:46 am

    Oup’s I said ( before bug ) hair = perfect, like classic beautys thinck about carole bouquet, that kind of hair is perfect on mediteranean beautys ( with nice nose, only….)

    Style doensn’t mean new, that’s RIGHT
    May be easier whith long legs and slim silhouette…

    Debattiti : False fur is it worst or not for environement ???

    Grazie per questa bella foto !

  77. Jack Daniel

    February 20, 2009 at 6:19 am

    She always looks nice. :)

  78. GoodBuy/ByeGirl

    February 20, 2009 at 7:05 am

    She loves her some fingerless gloves, huh? She wears the black and grey ones all the time. An impeccable example of her styling work.

    Win, squared.

  79. Anonymous

    February 20, 2009 at 8:09 am

    I keep seeing women in these box pleated tweed skirts, and I am dying for one of my own – but have had no luck tracking one down! where to find??

  80. Anonymous

    February 20, 2009 at 9:28 am

    She’s great, always, even at 7.00am in the elevetor, she lives in my buiding in Milan!!

  81. john benjamin pritchett

    February 20, 2009 at 10:06 am

    She’s such an inspiration! Impeccable!

  82. simplyolive

    February 20, 2009 at 12:33 pm

    great style!
    i particularly like the arm warmers with that sleeve length.

  83. secondvurss

    February 20, 2009 at 12:43 pm

    love the purse, the rest is good for her but i wouldn’t sport it.

  84. lexiplexi

    February 20, 2009 at 1:25 pm

    too bad about the fur..

  85. Anonymous

    February 20, 2009 at 6:48 pm

    “too bad about the fur…” What does that mean? Is it okay if she eats meat, wears leather, and exercises her right to choose too?

  86. barca1

    February 21, 2009 at 4:32 am

    i love her boots!anyone knows what they are?

  87. Anonymous

    February 21, 2009 at 9:20 am

    The fur is real Chinchilla. I have one as a pet. It looks amazing on her and the Chinchilla. Would take about 50 of them to make that coat.

  88. Anonymous

    February 21, 2009 at 1:38 pm

    Wonderful. Just wonderful.

  89. TONY

    February 21, 2009 at 11:25 pm

    ugh giovanna is soo fucking chic and fabulous EVERY SINGLE TIME! this woman can never look wrong…

  90. Anonymous

    February 22, 2009 at 6:56 am

    she’s always amazng. Love the bright blue clutch

  91. Liza

    February 23, 2009 at 8:10 am

    WOW! You think I could pass this off at the next PTA meeting?

  92. 4life

    February 23, 2009 at 6:09 pm

    This is one of the most amazing outfits I’ve ever seen. I love the coat and the boots.

  93. linn

    February 24, 2009 at 6:14 am

    the cassette-clutch is Corto Moltedo. love it!

  94. namasphos

    February 25, 2009 at 7:34 pm

    Funny, there’s a picture of the same woman in Bill Cunningham’s latest On the Street! That clutch is just asking to be photographed.

  95. fashionchick

    March 1, 2009 at 5:06 pm

    The blue oversized clutch is from Corto Moltedo, bought one at their shop in palais royal.

  96. Octavia

    March 3, 2009 at 6:35 am



  97. Magsli

    March 17, 2009 at 7:59 am

    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!!!

  98. victoria karkoulas

    July 30, 2009 at 9:17 pm

    love how monochromatic she is then POW! electric blue bag…i dont particularly like the clutch itself but i love how she is doing it! boots fur & hair are fab!

  99. MARK

    May 1, 2010 at 3:58 pm

    Yes, mam.

  100. lauren

    July 24, 2012 at 7:44 pm

    I lvoe this woman,,

  101. lauren

    July 24, 2012 at 7:46 pm

    I love this woman,,,

  102. Ritoot

    February 9, 2017 at 6:02 am

    great style!
    i particularly like the arm warmers with that sleeve length

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