Inspirationlillian fallon

Style Icon: Bat Gio

Inspirationlillian fallon
Style Icon: Bat Gio

If I could emulate anyone's career, it'd be Giovanna Battaglia Engelbert's (A.K.A., Bat Gio.)

Aside from being ridiculously cool (I mean, look at her), she's a role model to me on basically every level. First off, her career started at age 17 (damn, I gotta catch up) where she worked alongside Anna Dello Russo and Franca Sozzani at literally every Vogue you could think of. She's now currently senior fashion editor at Vogue Japan and contributing editor at W Magazine. If you have the joy of following her on Instagram -- do it -- you know she travels the world styling and conceptualizing photo shoots while simultaneously being the life of the party. 

There's also a genuineness to her personality that comes through in everything she does. She choreographs dances with her sister Sara (also, equally cool), skis in the frozen tundras at remote photo shoot locations, and hover boards in designer digs. One thing is clear: she's loving and living life to the fullest. She's not doing it for the likes or to bolster her career -- she's made it in the fashion industry by being extremely talented and simply an awesome person to be around. And honestly, that's what real style is about. Being so true to yourself to the point that it's tangibly visible. That your joy is so infectious to those around you that it inspires them to pursue the same joy.