Style Icon: Giovanna Battaglia

The most stylish of all Vogue editors is L’Uomo Vogue’s Giovanna Battaglia. Sure, you can argue with me, but after seeing this post, you are not going to! I’ve been working on this post since Christmas but I had so many pictures of Battaglia in my folder that I became overwhelmed. If there is anyone than inspires me to dress more like a woman should dress, it’s Giovanna or ‘Gio’ as her close friends like to call her. 

in a Alberta Ferretti dress and Linda Farrow for Dries Van Noten sunglasses

Rarely seen in pants, Giovanna is always a picture of femininity, a real Milanese lady. She is not flashy like Anna Dello Russo or too-cool-for-school like Emmanuelle Alt; instead, her style is fairy classic, a sort of a modern Audrey Hepburn, but more Italian so therefore more effortless. She is very model-y and flawless (minus the smoking) but I think she has the kind of style that would translate well on most figures.

in beautiful Pierre Hardy colour block shoes
in a Dolce and Gabbana blouse, Opening Ceremony Skirt and Alaia pumps

For those of you not familiar with Miss Battaglia, she is a former Dolce and Gabanna model and muse, Carine Roitfeld’s maybe future daughter in-law, a freelance stylist and a fashion editor at L’Uomo Vogue. Giovanna has been a constant figure on street style blogs since the dawn of man and has pretty much a whole chapter dedicated to her in The Sartorialist’s book.

in Chanel with a Birkin bag

in a Derek Lam dress with a little Kelly clutch

in Dolce and Gabbana

She is my kind of gal. She loves A-line coats, mini skirts, occasional pants, Fendi bags and heels (always)! Her accessories are never over-the-top but always elegant and understated. She is a real lady.
Plus, she had one my favourite tweets (@batgiovanna) of the past year: “I broke my pinky toe! 🙁 So no more heels . . . for 10 days, but the most painful thing is that today I was forced to buy UGG[s].”

Haha, love her!

Giovanna, on a bike! 

in an Alaia dress and Valentino pumps

in Marni

my favourite: long skirt and vest

Isn’t she just perfect?

Further reading: The Sartorialist, Citizen Couture, Jak and Jil and All The Pretty Birds.

  • This woman is so amazing!


  • butta

    I wonder how old she is? early 30s?

  • I LOVE the skirt that she is wearing while leaning on that moped. <3

  • I love her in Marni and green Derek Lam.

  • butta,

    She is 31!

  • I also love her! I first heard about her when I bought the sartorialist book. I also read in that book that one of her legs it shorter then the other and that she walks with a slight limp. She’s still flawless in my eyes.

  • Definitely good style. And good sense too, because though she was forced to buy UGGs, she didn’t force everyone to see her walking around in them. A+ all around!

  • Wow! She has that kind of Italian fashion sense that seems so effortless. It must be hard to act nonchalant while wearing clothes and shoes that cost so much!

  • lbshah99

    She is the best dressed and second is Carolyn Bessette Kennedy

  • lbshah99

    She is the best dressed and second is Jackilyn Bessette Kennedy

  • lbshah99

    What a fabulous style

  • lbshah99

    I meant Carol