Tuesday, December 2, 2008

On the Street…. Giovanna, Paris


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  1. Iheartfashion

    December 2, 2008 at 9:44 am

    She’s spectacular, as always!

  2. Paul

    December 2, 2008 at 9:51 am

    Beautiful! the yellow brings light to the the grayness of Paris.
    I love her scarf. Flawless

  3. Anna

    December 2, 2008 at 9:55 am

    beautifull! but why she wears this one and same grey polo neck all the time ? it’s already third picture! :)

    but all in all nice :)

  4. Anonymous

    December 2, 2008 at 9:56 am

    Giovanna is the best! Love her shoes.
    Show us the photo of the guy hext to her!

  5. Daniella

    December 2, 2008 at 9:56 am


  6. Dan in Richmond

    December 2, 2008 at 9:57 am

    She gets an incredible amount of use out of that grey turtleneck- have I seen her without it? She looks great as usual- I love the pants and shoes. I can’t imagine these pants being flattering on anyone with a less perfect figure than hers, not with this cut and texture and bright color. Making them work this well is something of an achievement, but they look great on her.

  7. Amelia

    December 2, 2008 at 10:00 am

    Yellow pants very rarely work. But I think she just about pulled it of.

  8. Anonymous

    December 2, 2008 at 10:00 am

    love it. love the colors, love the texture, love the shoes. very chic

  9. Petulia

    December 2, 2008 at 10:01 am

    perfect- she makes everything shine!

  10. NikkiJoon

    December 2, 2008 at 10:02 am

    who is she/what does she do? she is in so many photos! she looks very chic and i love the grey/yellow combination, however i cant help but feel that the pants look a little out of season…are they linen? Isnt it december? ….enough said.

  11. gregorytoddsmith

    December 2, 2008 at 10:10 am

    Giovanna is always so fantastic! Are those yellow seersucker pants in the Winter? I don’t care. I love it.

  12. Benji

    December 2, 2008 at 10:16 am

    I love the way this woman ignores the photographer to her left who was just making a picture of the Louvre.

  13. Bridget

    December 2, 2008 at 10:33 am

    Bellissima Giovanna! And this guy with yellow shoes touch behind her is just perfect!

  14. La Condesa

    December 2, 2008 at 10:36 am

    Love the cropped yellow pants…and the shoes…and the scarf

    Simply perfect or better effortlessly smart

    Is that guy taking a picture of you? UHm…I’d like to see his blog ;-)

  15. Simone

    December 2, 2008 at 10:36 am

    Loving the color and shape!! Great Inspiration

  16. passion for fashion

    December 2, 2008 at 10:39 am

    Absolutely splendid! Everything! The woman, the outfit, the photographer,the shadows on the ground…love it all.

  17. Jorge from W Palm Beach

    December 2, 2008 at 10:41 am

    I love how the pants without a belt create a continuous line- beware, this trick is only for skinny people!!! I love the plain texture of the sweater next to the rich texture of the slacks- which somehow work with the shoes, which are almost too much by themselves. The scarf can be tricky as the print is so loud, but she frames it well by matting it on the plain gray sweater. I guess bottom line for me is: she treads treacherous ground and breaks several rules (only ONE loud item, only ONE loud texture, EASY on the loud prints) but accomplishes a fabulous outfit! Jorge from W Palm Beach

  18. budget chic

    December 2, 2008 at 10:43 am

    Wow, those yellow pants and the pumps are to die for!

  19. Isabelle

    December 2, 2008 at 10:48 am


  20. lintmag

    December 2, 2008 at 10:51 am

    I am always impressed by people who can fit all their stuff into a flat little clutch bag – how do they do it??
    Very cool shoes and glasses, too.

  21. norawoah

    December 2, 2008 at 10:56 am

    I’m takin’ a picture of you takin’ a picture of me.

  22. sbarah

    December 2, 2008 at 11:02 am


  23. Anonymous

    December 2, 2008 at 11:03 am

    What material are her pants made of? Chintz? Silk? Plastic? The shoes are lovely.

  24. May Kasahara

    December 2, 2008 at 11:08 am

    so lovely. always.

  25. *Lucy*

    December 2, 2008 at 11:17 am

    Love the scarf…
    great combination of colors and shape, not so sure on the shoes… are them yellow and gray? If it’s grey, this mise might lose its “effortlessy chic” mood.

  26. cris

    December 2, 2008 at 11:19 am

    beautiful look, beutiful colors

  27. Anonymous

    December 2, 2008 at 11:25 am

    I love her pants and the grey-yellow combo. It’s a simple outfit, yet it looks amazing.

  28. Anonymous

    December 2, 2008 at 11:44 am

    this is gorgeous, especially the punch of yellow, but i wonder if it would look as good if she were just standing there as opposed to walking. sometimes, certain outfits look better in motion, and i think this is one of them.

  29. marmelata

    December 2, 2008 at 11:46 am

    obviously, she’s gorgeous and the items are beautifully compiled, the gray creating a warm field for the wisteria china glaze tones in the scarf and acting as a wonderfully nothing counterpoint to the
    color and texture of the pants and the party shoes.
    But the middle is unresolved and cries out for an old eighteen carat-y chain link belt or something in a swamp green crocodile.
    That would have been the fifth pirouette.

  30. The Concrete Commentator

    December 2, 2008 at 11:48 am

    love the yellow pant with no belt. The sunglasses are great too.

  31. Montreal Street Views

    December 2, 2008 at 11:50 am

    The guy is shooting you as you shot her, silly boy should have turned to see what you were doing!
    She is so lovely, just keep posting her and all will be well in the world! :–)

  32. Anonymous

    December 2, 2008 at 12:01 pm

    I love the color combinations! Giovanna always looks lovely and isn’t afraid to experiment.

  33. Birdy

    December 2, 2008 at 12:02 pm


  34. missvoltage

    December 2, 2008 at 12:09 pm

    Wow, this is an amazing outfit. Love the gray paired with yellow… I don’t even normally like yellow, but those pants are really great.

  35. Anonymous

    December 2, 2008 at 12:14 pm

    Ray of light….. :)

  36. thegrip

    December 2, 2008 at 12:14 pm

    Love the color but something about the outfit doesn’t feel right…

  37. Alice Olive

    December 2, 2008 at 12:24 pm

    Simple, elegant and feminine as always. I love the grey.

  38. Suzy

    December 2, 2008 at 12:28 pm

    Love the outfit, but the crotch on those pants is just crazy-bad. Only a model’s body and attitude is saving her.

  39. Carolina Lange

    December 2, 2008 at 1:06 pm

    She is always looking great!

  40. Anonymous

    December 2, 2008 at 1:19 pm

    this woman can do no wrong.

  41. tn

    December 2, 2008 at 1:29 pm

    I feel like I should know who she is but I don’t. nonetheless she is the epitome of a Parisienne — and yes, it’s the same grey sweater and that just makes it all the better. French women don’t have loads of stuff, they have a few perfect pieces. Love it, and what a great message in these times of economic strife. We can look GREAT with a few great things rather than a truckload…..

  42. porter hovey

    December 2, 2008 at 1:40 pm

    Fabulous pants! I agree like two rays of sunlight — perfect for a cold winter day in NYC.

  43. The Comet

    December 2, 2008 at 1:42 pm

    Glorious! Am going to Paris soon and hope to encounter such loveliness…

  44. Mad Hatter

    December 2, 2008 at 1:43 pm

    She looks great

  45. Anonymous

    December 2, 2008 at 2:05 pm

    the pants are by MARNI. they are a really lightweight, almost spongy matelasse material. they were on MARNI’s Fall 2008 runway. She looks amazing in them!

  46. Amy

    December 2, 2008 at 2:05 pm

    texture texture texture! love it! and the yellow!!

  47. miss sophie

    December 2, 2008 at 2:05 pm

    i love that her scarf just complements the splash of yellow of her pants. definitely inspiration for how to do color in fall/winter.

    and that walk, her posture – just goes to show that it’s about the whole person, not just stylish clothes!

  48. audrey

    December 2, 2008 at 2:14 pm

    I like the use of colour. I love the shoes!

  49. Marie

    December 2, 2008 at 2:19 pm

    she could not be more chic. love every aspect of this outfit, which not many others could pull off.

  50. Smilla

    December 2, 2008 at 2:31 pm

    Much more interesting this time, Giovanna. Love the colours and the throwaway chic.

    Her hair bothers me though. It’s the severe centre part. The same as on the woman in the November 26 photos titled Continuing Style, Paris. Maybe both women need to think about getting a stylish, looser cut, which is an important part of the architecture.

  51. Maria Inês

    December 2, 2008 at 3:06 pm

    loving it

  52. Theresa

    December 2, 2008 at 3:09 pm

  53. suzanne nelson

    December 2, 2008 at 3:20 pm

    Modern chic personified. And she never forgets that essential, but often overlooked element, a little bit of surprise.

  54. style-fashion=you

    December 2, 2008 at 3:22 pm

    Love it,yellow and grey stunning

  55. Navi

    December 2, 2008 at 4:07 pm

    The next time someone asks me what I want to be when I grow up I’m going to point directly at this picture.

  56. cassaundra

    December 2, 2008 at 4:08 pm

    she really is a fascinating woman! i never, ever get sick of her style.

  57. Linda

    December 2, 2008 at 4:10 pm

    She looks amazing!
    And if this picture is shot in December/November I just ask myself why on earth I live in Stockholm and not in Paris!! ;)

  58. Brigadeiro

    December 2, 2008 at 4:13 pm

    My jaw dropped…Absolutely GORGEOUS! The yellow, the texture, the shoes, the scarf! *sigh* Flawless! Giovanna’s just incredible!

  59. Anonymous

    December 2, 2008 at 4:14 pm

    i like the outfit but i must say: is her picture really taken ‘on the street’? i thot on the street would mean a passerby but she’s not passerby – surely some fashionista.

  60. JennyG

    December 2, 2008 at 4:48 pm

    Made me smile, the shoes and the pants…also the scarf…perfect!

  61. Anonymous

    December 2, 2008 at 5:13 pm

    Two Giovanni shots in the space of a few days…. I can only say THANK YOU.

    She’s just so spectacular and I love the shoes in this photo as much as anything I have seen her wear on this blog.

    Meravigliosa!!! Che bellissima donna!!!!!

  62. stacy di

    December 2, 2008 at 5:17 pm

    her outfit looks effortless. perfect.

  63. -h of candid cool

    December 2, 2008 at 5:44 pm

    she’s a vision!

  64. eleonora

    December 2, 2008 at 6:15 pm

    J’aime beaucoup l’effet pantalon jaune et pull…très classe…

  65. Wendy

    December 2, 2008 at 6:29 pm

    Well she is just all round fabulous, i’d like to grow up to be her one day!

  66. Martin

    December 2, 2008 at 6:53 pm

    I just love the photo! Most of your photos are not only great for fashion inspiration, but they are great street photographs as well. Thanks for the inspiration!

  67. John Christopher

    December 2, 2008 at 6:54 pm

    I love yellow and grey. Excellently executed at that.


  68. Mandy

    December 2, 2008 at 7:34 pm

    I love yellow and grey together!

  69. Vintage Me New You

    December 2, 2008 at 7:42 pm

    this is a very chic look and i honestly think you have to know how to wear your attitude first and then the clothes:)
    she knows it very well!
    shoes are the best piece!

  70. Kate

    December 2, 2008 at 7:42 pm

    In my dream sartorialist blog (it can hardly get better, but still), there’s a special section for Giovanna and Yasmin Sewell. Effortless, classy dressers the both of them.

  71. The Life and Times of a Southern Foodie

    December 2, 2008 at 7:49 pm

    Love it !

    Love it!

    The color, the fit, the scarf.

    Who wouldn’t want to be That girl!

  72. Kanani

    December 2, 2008 at 8:25 pm

    I love the burst of yellow in a rather grey and black world.

  73. Anonymous

    December 2, 2008 at 8:36 pm

    Confidence. Elegance. Nonchalance. Intelligence. Seriously delightful. She floats. She is not human.

  74. Annie

    December 2, 2008 at 9:35 pm

    Love those pants – the length is just perfect! I agree with ‘eleonora’ – the yellow pants and the top look quite classy together!

    Another fab find sartorialist!

  75. Anonymous

    December 2, 2008 at 9:41 pm

    I don’t “get” this outfit–I see I’m in the minority, but it looks haphazard and kind of “aunty”. What am I missing?

  76. beauty parler

    December 2, 2008 at 9:56 pm

    I'm just not feeling this outfit. I think she's a pretty women & I love the yellow/grey combo but somehow the bottom doesn't seem to reflect the season of the top half. And, I find the guy taking a picture of you quite amusing:)

  77. Starck Mad

    December 2, 2008 at 10:28 pm

    Really pretty, though it gave me a bit of a chill.
    For some reason it reminded me of the late Wallis Franken, in bright Claude Montana pants.

  78. Anonymous

    December 2, 2008 at 10:31 pm

    Her shoes and pants matched beautifully! Actually her snapshot was on a Japanese fashion magazine..

  79. Anonymous

    December 2, 2008 at 11:36 pm

    I couldn’t help but think of Jeff Wall’s “Picture for Women” with this image. A paradox of viewing. Is he taking a picture of us? Are we looking at a picture of him? What is she looking at?… That said, the outfit is wonderful.

  80. Anonymous

    December 3, 2008 at 12:09 am

    i dont think i’ve ever seen yellow mixed with grey so well! she is always impeccable, but i especially LOVE this outfit.

  81. (R)evolver74

    December 3, 2008 at 1:56 am

    Gosh, how chic!!!

  82. Jack Daniel

    December 3, 2008 at 2:26 am

    I like this picture. Only because of the photographer next to the lady. :)

  83. Diana

    December 3, 2008 at 3:48 am

    Grey and yellow, great combination. But I would take a look at her coat, how it fits to the pants.
    Her hands in the pocket and the guy behind in the coat shows that December is December also in Paris.
    I do hope that she is not the kind of woman, who is rather freazing in order to look great on your pics.

  84. The Man Who Knew Too Much

    December 3, 2008 at 4:49 am

    Amazing as usual.
    Love the vibrant yellow trousers.

  85. Olviya

    December 3, 2008 at 4:57 am

    lovely combination! i like mixes of grey and yellowgreen!
    it looks so dynamic) alive…

  86. Anonymous

    December 3, 2008 at 5:56 am

    She has a wonderful sense of style. Simple & classic – no matter what she puts together, it always appears without effort.

  87. Scent of Pink

    December 3, 2008 at 6:53 am

    since I am new to this blog and I acknowledge my ignorance to fashion, may I shy ask who is Giovanna? I have seen more picture of her on this blog and she look absolutely gorgeous with her yellow pants. I love her glasses.

  88. cami falcão

    December 3, 2008 at 6:59 am

    Giovanna has such a great style, always looking good.
    nice colors and awesome scarf.

  89. Anonymous

    December 3, 2008 at 10:19 am

    She look so amazing!!!!!!!!!!!

  90. Anonymous

    December 3, 2008 at 12:35 pm

    Who is she?

  91. Anonymous

    December 3, 2008 at 12:36 pm

    I have no idea who she is or what she does, but that look is beyond amazing. Are those shoes snakeskin? I love every single thing about this look and may copy it myself.

  92. Chi-Chi and the Greek Vintage

    December 3, 2008 at 1:25 pm


  93. Anonymous

    December 3, 2008 at 1:58 pm

    are her sunglasses tom ford or persol? they are perfect.

  94. metscan

    December 3, 2008 at 3:09 pm

    The lovely Giovanna once again. A good picture and a good outfit is something that is somewhat imperfect. There is just enough space left for the viewer to fill it up in hers/his imagination. If there was a belt with those yellow pants,her outfit would be perfect,but without it,the picture is. Get it?

  95. Anna Júlia

    December 3, 2008 at 4:57 pm

    I like the outfit, the colours and textures are great. But, as someone has already pointed out, the crotch of the pants is horrible, way too low. A man would fit in there easily.

    Love the shoes!

  96. Héléna

    December 3, 2008 at 5:07 pm

    She’s absolutely stunning. Few people are blessed with the effortless and inimitable elegance she disposes of. Giovanna and Anastasia Zammit are the few lucky ones.

  97. Anonymous

    December 3, 2008 at 5:11 pm

    She looks wonderful, as usual – but on a woman without very narrow hips this would look atrocious.

  98. mDesiree13

    December 4, 2008 at 3:43 am

    Wonderful! I love the texture of the pants with those wonderful, delicate shoes. And the nice comfy gray sweater on top makes it less ummery.

  99. scrumptious

    December 4, 2008 at 11:17 am

    love the contrast of the yellow pants & the gray top.. brilliant (literally)!

  100. Anonymous

    December 4, 2008 at 3:58 pm

    Dear Giovanna,
    Teach me.c

  101. Anonymous

    December 4, 2008 at 4:40 pm

    absolutely KILLER. this is PURE unadulterated style like you rarely see- even on a gem of a blog like this. amazing.

  102. marie

    December 4, 2008 at 4:44 pm

    It is absolutely stunning. Love the scarf to go with the grey turtleneck. Does anybody know where to get the scarf?

  103. Lady Lala

    December 5, 2008 at 6:37 am

    i love her!

  104. Anonymous

    December 6, 2008 at 1:31 pm

    i must have those pants and she is the ultimate in nonchalance perfecto style. love her. love what she’s wearing. love how she’s walking. great.

  105. Jennifer

    December 6, 2008 at 9:13 pm

    Take-my-breath-away style.

  106. Amanda Conley

    December 8, 2008 at 10:48 am

    Those pants rock.

  107. Lulix

    December 9, 2008 at 6:24 pm

    She looks effortlessly chic, as only the French manage to can pull off with such exquisite élan. I love this look, it’s practical yet she is clearly exhibiting her individual, personal style, there’s no head-to-toe labels here that’s for sure!
    Does anyone know who her sunglasses are by? I’ve been on the look-out for a style just like these but havent been able to find any… merci!

  108. Anonymous

    December 12, 2008 at 5:01 pm

    She is ITALIAN.

  109. Anonymous

    December 12, 2008 at 5:02 pm

    Giovanna è italiana!

  110. Anonymous

    December 13, 2008 at 9:02 am

    effortless chic. And she is so so nice.)

  111. rightthatdown

    December 23, 2008 at 3:15 am

    I love this look, the yellow pants are divine, her whole look is perfectly chic.

  112. Anonymous

    December 27, 2008 at 11:26 am

    Italian woman, with a parisian style.

  113. Anonymous

    December 27, 2008 at 11:27 am

    We all love Giovanna…

    If somebody knows by who the sunglasses are, please let us know!


    January 5, 2009 at 7:44 pm

    I love it!

  115. Ladyee Boutique

    January 23, 2009 at 7:53 pm

    Oh bless! mellow YELLOW! Chic!

  116. Hannah

    March 1, 2009 at 8:41 pm

    This feels like a breath of fresh air for the eyes; gorgeous, uplifting.

  117. Liluko

    March 3, 2009 at 2:43 pm

    I love a nice grey turtleneck. I wear mine all the time and it looks great with everything. Very classy outfit. I like her in colours.

  118. missdennies

    May 3, 2012 at 8:17 am

    I love this look. So effortless

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