A rep from W clarified reports on the blog Fashionista about former Vogue Gioiello and Vogue Pelle fashion director Giovanna Battaglia "taking up residency" at the magazine. The rep said Battaglia moved to New York (YES, she's ours) for "personal reasons." The street-style blog favorite worked as a freelance stylist on W's March and April issues, and the magazine will "work more with her in the coming months," though she hasn't signed a contract. This gives you even more of a reason to keep an eye on W — just check out her work on Models.com. And follow her on Twitter, where she's keeping the world up to speed with news on Japan's tsunami aftermath and Dolce & Gabbana's Barbie outfits.
Giovanna Battaglia to W? [Fashionista]