FASHION

Gio’s Journal: L.A. Story

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


Stylist: Edward Enninful
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Stylist: Edward Enninful

“My boyfriend, Vlad, wanted to ride bikes in Venice Beach and told me I had to bring comfy clothes. I said, ‘I don’t have comfy clothes’—but I did have leopard jeans, and I went to Niketown to get some sneakers and then had to buy this supertouristy sweatshirt. I felt so American, riding a bike dressed like that. I’m practicing ‘chilling.’ ”

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Stylist: Edward Enninful

“While on vacation in L.A., we had lunch by the Beverly Hills Hotel pool. I love the contrast of lemon trees—which are super-Sicilian—with these iconic Californian palms.”

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Stylist: Edward Enninful

“Here’s Florence Azria’s dog Lolita in L.A. She put her in a mini Birkin, and Lolita looked so comfortable. I wish I were a dog in a Birkin. Life would be so much easier.”

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Stylist: Edward Enninful

“I am obsessed with Tegu—they’re little magnetic wooden blocks—so I built a car out of them and posed with it in my glamorous gold Louboutins, just so I could say, ‘This is not a Car Shoe.’ ”

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Stylist: Edward Enninful

“This installation of Os Gemeos’s work at the Prism gallery in L.A. caught my eye. I hope the art duo knows that women aren’t like caged birds!”

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Stylist: Edward Enninful

“Vlad did a show of artist Nicolas Pol’s work in a very classic Upper East Side townhouse and removed all the furniture but kept this leopard. Then Nicolas put a riding helmet on it. In the whole exhibition, the only thing I could afford was the helmet!”

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Stylist: Edward Enninful

“I recently discovered Fellini’s Book of Dreams—I didn’t know he did such great sketches! They remind me of Alber Elbaz’s drawings for Lanvin. They have the same joie de vivre.”

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Stylist: Edward Enninful

“We had this cool Nicholas Varney gold jewelry for a shoot all lined up on a tray, and while I was having my coffee, I decided to style the cup. The world would be a better place if Starbucks cups could be bejeweled, no?”