Globetrotter Giovanna Battaglia Prepares for Her Wedding In Style

From Turks and Caicos to Capri, it’s a fab, fab world for W’s glamorous globetrotter, Giovanna Battaglia.

June/July Gio's Journal

“I spent my spring break in Turks and Caicos with my fiancé, Oscar. It’s a place of pure beauty, and it’s so quiet—ideal for a much-needed vacation from fashion. But that didn’t mean I couldn’t indulge in a pinup moment in my Norma Kamali bathing suit! I was inspired by Elizabeth Taylor in the film Suddenly, Last Summer.

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“I travel so much, it’s hard for my friends to keep track of me. This Max Mara coat makes me easier to spot. Instead of ‘Where’s Waldo?’ it’s ‘Where’s Gio?’ ”

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“My fiancé is Swedish, so for our wedding in June, we’re going to give our guests a gift of Swedish candies. Of course, we had to have a little tasting—tough job, right?”

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“Moda Operandi threw a dinner in London for Giambattista Valli. Isn’t Lauren Santo Domingo like a modern-day Marie Antoinette, eating her cake?”

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“My friend Douglas Little, an installation artist, created a line of perfumes for Barneys New York. It’s called Heretic Parfums, so you can imagine how naughty but romantic they smell.”

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“In preparation for my wedding partying, I need to get stronger and fitter, so I’m working with a trainer. I’m not very coordinated, but at least I look sporty in my Azzedine Alaïa!”

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“I took a page from the book Vera Wang on Weddings and tried sketching my own cake. I’m quite pleased with the result.”

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“We are getting married in Italy, on Capri—these stairs, which I unexpectedly discovered in Anacapri, are a good omen.”

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