Mon Égérie: Giovanna Battaglia
Who she is:
Vogue Editor, Contributor to W and stylist
Why we Love her:
Just as French women can make jeans and simple t-shirt look chic, Italians can wear things that most should not dare - and look stupendo!
How she inspired us:
Giovanna is always elegantisima, polished and daring. Not one girl in our office could pull off most (any) of her looks. Where we might look silly, Giovanna looks sublime. Yes. We are jealous.
Charity: The Naked Heart Foundation and Charity:Water
Why she would love Haiti:
No one looks more fabulous at the beach than Giovanna! We think that she would go “pazza” over our colorful fabrics, that we hope would inspire a swimwear line. (We own a factory: hint, hint.)
What piece we want to see her wear Simbi with:
Our deepest red and shiniest gold clay bracelets would suit our Italian muse. We also think that our trio necklaces are bold enough for this formidable ragazza.
If we had one question:
Do you dress differently in Milan than you do in New York, where you now work?