Giovanna and Sara Battaglia: Batmania
By Megan Parker
The event was Carine Roitfeld’s Black Tie, Smoky Eye Ball held at the Hôtel Salomon de Rothschild with a stellar guest list such as Kanye West, Karl Lagerfeld, and Riccardo Tisci in attendance. In accordance with the dress code, the innovative Battaglia sisters, Giovanna and Sara, wowed the crowd with the Batman motif painted intricately across the eyelids like an impossibly chic mask. It was a graphic statement that solidified the star status of the Batgirl Duo in the fashion world.
The characteristics of the Batgirl Duo are synonymous with the quintessential superhero, which just happens to be perfectly styled...
For a Battaglia, we accept nothing as impossible.
The appeal of the Batgirl Duo is far reaching as their careers in fashion have afforded them the opportunity to travel the world with Sara residing in Milan and Giovanna having established her home base as New York City.
Gio: Fashion Editor/Supreme Stylist
The former model turned fashion editor and stylist has been hailed as a pioneer of the modern street style phenomenon. No fashion blog is complete without the couture-clad image of Giovanna Battaglia peering from the pages dressed in an electric mix of colors and patterns that will immediately grab your attention. She follows the same approach in her stylistic endeavors with her editorials in W Magazine, best described as a whimsical pure fashion explosion.
Sara: Handbag Designer Extraordinaire
Sara Battaglia has conquered the niche market of exquisitely crafted designer handbags; she creates bags that are far more than just accessories, they are portable pieces of artwork.
Anna Dello Russo is credited with assisting Giovanna Battaglia with her precarious transition from model to stylist when she hired Gio at Vogue Italia after a spontaneous meeting at a nightclub. ADR can be seen firmly glued to the side of the Batgirl Duo when making glamorous appearances at private parties, red carpet events, and fashion shows.
The Batgirl Duo know implicitly that the secret to capturing the imagination of the masses is to arrive dressed head to toe in Dolce & Gabbana and with Stefano and Domenico on speed dial, their options are truly endless!
The bland and the mediocre will long be banished into oblivion with the Batgirl Duo as the reigning vigilantes of the fabulous crowd.
[Editor's note: Feeling the Batmania? To create this sexy, dramatic look yourself, follow the lead of MAC makeup artist Debbie Finnegan. She began by developing the outline of the bat mask with MAC Fluidline in Blacktrack using a stencil and a small angled brush. Finnegan then blended with a MAC Foundation Brush. The finishing touches around the eye area of the mask are filled in with MAC Kohl Power Eye Pencil in Feline.]
Giovanna and Sara Battaglia photographs courtesy of matheusmazzafera.com and Fashion Spot.