Style Inspiration – Giovanna Battaglia

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.

Interview from The New York Times


  1. shaonianxin
    Posted September 21, 2009 at 7:15 pm | Permalink

    Yeah, I’m the first!!!! :) I love her and particularly the fall trends I don’t like part! Just cool~~~~ I hate it when everyone goes for the same thing ^_^ So she spoke out what I’m thinking secretly :P

    Nice series!!! Can’t wait for more – add oil :)))))

  2. afterglow
    Posted September 21, 2009 at 8:39 pm | Permalink

    Gosh.. how frank she is !

    And yeeyay~~ I love both silk and cashmere too. Can’t stop myself getting silk in summertime and cashmere in winter.. can’t.. I really can’t… :~(

  3. loll
    Posted September 22, 2009 at 1:06 am | Permalink

    Still remember her pictures in your old blog. A real beauty!

  4. Posted September 22, 2009 at 8:26 pm | Permalink

    Thank you gals, love Gia. So fabulous and cool~~ :)

  5. Juliet
    Posted January 18, 2010 at 5:01 pm | Permalink

    Hey! Here you can find all Giovanna’s work:

  6. Lucka
    Posted November 18, 2016 at 7:25 am | Permalink

    Heck of a job there, it abollutesy helps me out.

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