Horsing Around

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


“On my first ever holiday in the Hamptons, I signed up for polo lessons. Of course, the only things I did not pack in my seven suitcases were a pair of riding boots and proper pants, so I rushed out to buy them. Now I’m obsessed with both the sport and the outfit!”


“Natalie Massenet, the founder of Net-a-Porter, had a blow-out birthday party in Positano, Italy. These For Restless Sleepers by Francesca Ruffini pajamas were just the thing for the crack-of-dawn flight I took to get there— and looked perfect with my monogrammed Anya Hindmarch bag.”


“Midsummer parties are a Swedish tradition. Everyone makes a crown of fresh flowers in specific colors. I think the emojis add a nice touch.”


“In the Hamptons, I used seashells I’d collected to make a self-portrait— and posed next to it in my Marysia bikini.”


“I spotted this amazing antique leotard in a costume store in Stockholm. It reminded me of Léon Bakst’s beautiful, provocative designs for the Ballet Russes.”


“These turquoise Miu Miu earrings look so lovely with the fabric flowers I used for a photo shoot— it’s like they were made for each other.”


“At the opening of Dasha Zhukova’s Garage Museum of Contemporary Art, in Moscow, the trees surrounding the main building were wrapped in a polka-dot fabric by the artist Yayoi Kusama. I felt like I was in a scene from Alice in Wonderland.”