November 13th, 2012
Inspired By

Giovanna Battaglia

Giovanna Battalia

Giovanna Battaglia, fashion stylist and contributing editor at W magazine, tops my list of style icons. I adore her ladylike-with-a-twist approach to dressing. Giovanna’s look above, a neutral base paired with great accessories, is my favorite way to dress.

Givenchy Python clutch;  Jil Sander Shift dress; Alexander Wang jacket; Valentino Rockstud pump; Givenchy Floral tote.


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Shoulder bag


Linen top


Linen top


Striped wool-blend shorts


Rockstud sliders


Cashmere coat


Hammock bag


Striped trousers




Floral blouse


Suede sandals

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  • Hi Preston, have you any idea who the designer is of the dress with the black bow? I’m obsessed!

    JenniferNovember 13th, 2012  5:25 AM

  • Totally love this style!

    www.inner-outerbeauty.comNovember 13th, 2012  5:29 AM

  • Excellent choice! Giovanna is my girl crush and has been for years! I spotted her on Madison Ave last January and told her so…She was amused and very sweet. She has spot on style and is the master of neutral chic. Thanks for giving her props. Loving your posts…

    Amy RichardsonNovember 13th, 2012  8:21 AM

  • Any idea where to find the python print jacket? I
    love it!

    MonicaNovember 13th, 2012  10:13 AM

  • There isn’t much not to like here! I was recently thinking that I have always been too impressed by prints and multi colored fabric for clothing, the one exception being pants. In recent times I have found myself seriously moving away from that tendency. It simplyseems that solid, more neutral apparel has an integrity and thus, a longevity, that is lacking in prints and patterns.

    AprilNovember 13th, 2012  10:36 AM

  • She’s one of my style favorites too.

    Lauren@StyleseerNovember 13th, 2012  11:08 AM

  • Giovanna has always been my favourite stylist. She never gets it wrong. Her simplicity, she know’s what looks good on her. She continues to inspires me. I agree with Amy, i too have a girl crush on Giovanna!

    AngelineNovember 13th, 2012  12:38 PM

  • Love her look and that Jil Sander shift — Barney’s still has it but not my size, alas…

    Mary LouNovember 13th, 2012  10:34 PM

  • The tote is a wow!

    NinnaNovember 15th, 2012  10:06 PM

  • Hi Preston, I love the dress with the black bow. Do know who the designer might be? Thanks! Lynn

    LynnDecember 3rd, 2012  11:00 AM


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