Giovanna Battaglia is a fan of feminine, ladylike ensembles, and so am I. This past week in Paris, Vogue Gioiello/Pelle‘s Fashion Director stepped out in one of her girliest looks to date. Her nude and black, swiss-dotted and bow-adorned dress, a runway look from Valentino‘s Fall 2011 ready-to-wear collection, is the type of slightly over-the-top, frilly piece that I always gravitate towards but am hesitant to don myself.
Somewhere along the line, I subconsciously decided that short, flouncy skirts were no longer age appropriate for me. That’s not slowing Battaglia down though, who’s a year older than me, so why have I been imposing this made-up, rather unfun rule on myself? The key, it seems, is to edge up overly girly pieces with fierce accessories, as Battaglia did with her stacked arm jewelry, oversized sunglasses and indifferent scowl.
So on that note, I’m breaking the chiffon tutus out again! And perfecting my scowl.