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I’ve been admiring Giovanna Battaglia’s style ever since I saw her on Scott Schuman’s street style blog, The Sartorialist, back in 2007-ish. Her look is classic, feminine, and elegant, but she doesn’t shy away from color, playfulness, or taking risks.

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Italian beauty Giovanna, also known as Gio, is friends with the some of the world’s most watched fashion icons such as Anna dello Russo, Domenico Dolce & Stefano Gabbana, and Carine Roitfeld, former editor of Paris Vogue. At one point she even dated Roitfeld’s son, Vladimir Restoin-Roitfeld.
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Gio started out as a model for Dolce & Gabbana and has also worked for L’Uomo Vogue (Italian men’s Vogue). She may have had a stint at Paris Vogue (I’m not entirely sure) and is now a contributor to W Magazine living in New York City. Giovanna’s sister, Sara Battaglia, still lives in Milan and is known for her up-and-coming handbag line that I feel just keeps getting better with every season. Here’s a custom one she made for Giovanna:

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I love how Giovanna always seems so put-together but not overly so. There’s nothing about her that is stuffy but she’s also not as flashy as some other fashionistas. In fact, I once got into a “fight” with a New York cabbie on Giovanna vs. Anna dello Russo. He preferred Gio but I argued they were both amazing for different reasons.

What do you think of Giovanna’s style?

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Image sources: leopard alaïa dressgoldorangeyellow ∆ green dressleopard coatpink coatblack & white ∆ sara battaglia clutchblue leather jacket ∆ red vespablue 

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