The former model turned stylist has a great sense of style and really knows how to update a classic outfit with a modern twist. She is Italian but to me she embodies French style perfectly. I like her looks, they are always feminine, but never in a boring way.
I just came across this interview with Giovanna while looking for some pictures. She seems like a very smart woman (really love that STYLE CREDO and FALL TRENDS I DON’T LIKE part). I am surprised how frank and straightforward she is. Well, another reason to adore Gia. :)
Picture Credit: Vogue Paris
STYLE CREDO: I’m classic. I’m not a rock ’n’ roll chick. And I like to mix old and new. I’ll never wear a full look from a fashion show. It has to be personalized. Accessories have always been a big thing for me. I have 352 pairs of shoes. I’m not kidding. I have a wall filled with them, and then another for handbags. I never throw anything away.
FAVORITE RECENT PURCHASES: Three bathing suits from Norma Kamali — the ’50s “Dolce Vita” style. I got it in black-and-white, red and white. I photograph them all the time, but I never owned one.
FALL TRENDS I LIKE: The ladylike, sexy Parisian woman. Like the Balenciaga look. I’m more into sensual, simple clothes now. Lots of silk and cashmere — stuff that makes you feel good. I love fashion and fun, but at the end of the day, the dress has to please you and your boyfriend.
FALL TRENDS I DON’T LIKE: Crazy ’80s style. I shouldn’t say that because it’s a big trend, but who’s going to wear a shoulder like that? It’s fine for a picture, but I don’t like when a woman dresses too much like a fashion show. She looks like a clown, I think.
ON MY WISH LIST: A Lanvin stole and a leather Alaïa skirt. Alaïa dresses are the best investment. You buy a sexy Alaïa dress, and you’re sure you won’t be alone.