FASHION

From Russia With Love

For W’s glamorous globe-trotter, Giovanna Battaglia, it’s a fab, fab world.


Stylist: Edward Enninful
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Stylist: Edward Enninful

“For my birthday, my boyfriend, Vlad, gave me a trip to St. Petersburg. He told me that experience is the most beautiful gift. We went to Catherine the Great’s summer palace [above, left], which was like being inside a diamond. And we saw the ballet Giselle at the Mariinsky Theatre, where I snapped this pic [below, left]. If you tried that at La Scala, they would kill you!”

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Stylist: Edward Enninful

“I was at a dinner in Capri and had just bought this paste that you put on the end of a straw to blow balloons—so I decided to make a hat.”

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Stylist: Edward Enninful

“Icebound, in Milan, sells these fruit pops— I love the colors. The Louis Vuitton summer collection had the same kind of hues.”

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Stylist: Edward Enninful

“I stumbled upon a photo of this Saul Steinberg–illustrated chair, which I love—it’s like having an imaginary person in your house. When you leave home, it will never be empty.”

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Stylist: Edward Enninful

“These bracelets are by Shamballa, a cool jewelry brand. They look a bit like rosary beads, but they’re made of black diamonds and gold. Someone told me that Madonna uses them for prayer—well, I pray that somebody gives me one!”

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Stylist: Edward Enninful

“Maria von Euler designs sound gear for her headphones company, Molami. This is her modeling one of the styles— it looks like a chiffon headband. You could wear this to a black-tie event—and if it was boring, you could just listen to music the whole time.”

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Stylist: Edward Enninful

“I got a new Smythson iPad case— I love green for this year. The best part was the design I chose to go under my gio monogram: a shoe.”