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June 25, 2009 at 6:51 pm
June 25, 2009 at 7:04 pm
How the cute white poodle matches her fluffy white hair. Love her vivid blue dress, the rolled up sleeves of her trench coat (note, which is not buttoned), and her matching white plastic bag with blue letters on it. I should only look so good at her age!
head to toe (paws) elegance
June 25, 2009 at 7:06 pm
Love the trench, love the dog, love the lady
June 25, 2009 at 7:08 pm
Isn't she lovely!
June 25, 2009 at 7:13 pm
Fashion is timeless. You are never too old- This lady is proof of that statement.
SHOT BY SHOOTER
June 25, 2009 at 7:19 pm
ma che bella signora! mi piace anche il suo canioglino…
June 25, 2009 at 7:22 pm
It's so nice to see someone not 25 or younger on a style blog! Style doesn't end at 30!
June 25, 2009 at 7:23 pm
Isn't this what we all want to be able to celebrate~! She is a start~!
June 25, 2009 at 7:24 pm
ohh she looks wonderful!
June 25, 2009 at 7:30 pm
I want to be like her when I grow up
June 25, 2009 at 7:31 pm
work those hose!
She looks FANTASTIC -we all should take note from this elegant lady as shes timeless -one of my favourite shots <3
Michelle at Boulderneigh
June 25, 2009 at 7:39 pm
How nice to see an older lady (with great style) featured among all the usual young lovelies on your blog!
June 25, 2009 at 7:45 pm
Flair at any age — even in sensible shoes and support hose.
June 25, 2009 at 7:48 pm
She truly is lovely. If the plastic shopping bag and old lady hose distract your attention, squint your eyes and you can see how beautiful she once was…and still is.
June 25, 2009 at 7:49 pm
June 25, 2009 at 8:00 pm
the trenchcoat, the bright blue dree, the hair, the smile. just lovely!
June 25, 2009 at 8:01 pm
What an elegant lady. I want her coat and toy poodle.
June 25, 2009 at 8:02 pm
Love this woman! It's how I aspire to be when I am about her age. I see so many women like her in my NYC neighborhood (up near Columbia University) doing their daily errands while still telegraphing to the world that just because you are "old" you don't just lose your style. You can see that this lady took the time to tie her trench just so and adjust the gathers perfectly. And it says a lot about her personality. The dog is cute, too!
June 25, 2009 at 8:05 pm
i am so totally loving the blue on gher… its such a refreshing choicecheck out my blog http://preppygoesrock.blogspot.com/http://preppygoesrock.blogspot.com/http://preppygoesrock.blogspot.com/
June 25, 2009 at 8:09 pm
Effortless chic! its priceless..imagine what she would have looked like 40years before.
June 25, 2009 at 8:16 pm
This is classic. Just beautiful.
She reminds me so much of my own mother who recently passed at the age of 95 and whom I admired so much. So graceful, beautiful, talented and always wanting to stay up to date in style – may we all live the same way. Love to this lovely lady & my mum….
June 25, 2009 at 8:30 pm
One is never too old to look their best. Bravissima, Seniora.
June 25, 2009 at 8:31 pm
omg. so cute! and why is it that dogs DO look like their owners?!?!?
June 25, 2009 at 8:36 pm
June 25, 2009 at 9:48 pm
I like seeing the older set on this blog. I would suggest new footwear.
June 25, 2009 at 9:52 pm
Aw wow! So cute.
June 25, 2009 at 10:19 pm
Love her! Her coat and the blue of her dress is wonderful.
June 25, 2009 at 10:58 pm
what a striking vision!
June 25, 2009 at 11:09 pm
June 25, 2009 at 11:50 pm
Lovely lady! I am under 30 and I want her dress!
June 26, 2009 at 12:14 am
what a lovely lady!
June 26, 2009 at 12:19 am
Doesn't she look gorgeous! absolutely beautiful! :)
June 26, 2009 at 12:59 am
I am also delighted to see this beautiful older woman here.
Although her sandals and support hose may not be esthetically pleasing, they are essential to her mobility, especially since she is walking without a cane. Most likely the current stilleto-devotees will be wearing sensible shoes — or having foot surgery — long before they her age.
June 26, 2009 at 1:01 am
love the trench, what a cool nonna!
June 26, 2009 at 1:02 am
I love it!
June 26, 2009 at 1:03 am
June 26, 2009 at 1:04 am
Thank you for sneaking in photos of the elderly. She's adorable! I'd personally love to see pics from Greece if you ever end up there. They are known to be the happiest people who live long full, lives. Bravo to any lifestyle who has those stunning results.
June 26, 2009 at 1:12 am
Damn, I aspire to such heights of style.
June 26, 2009 at 1:13 am
she reminds me of Katherine Hepburn
June 26, 2009 at 1:16 am
She is a good example to others; out walking, exercising and taking some pride in her appearance and proving you can always look nice no matter what age!
June 26, 2009 at 1:24 am
This lady has made me aware of how inappropriately I dress while walking my dog.
June 26, 2009 at 1:29 am
Sheer grace and elegance! What a lovely lady..
The Lisbon Tailor
June 26, 2009 at 1:49 am
Shooting old people is an always an incredible experience…
June 26, 2009 at 1:52 am
Not to be rude, but her and the dog look somewha alike – they're adorable!
June 26, 2009 at 1:59 am
June 26, 2009 at 2:08 am
What a beautiful nan! :)
June 26, 2009 at 2:14 am
Old people do it best!
June 26, 2009 at 2:44 am
made my day:)
June 26, 2009 at 3:04 am
:):) So much alike!
June 26, 2009 at 3:23 am
Is the hemming on her coat a particular style? i love how glossy the blue fabric is.
June 26, 2009 at 3:29 am
Sart. I love your shots of older people – especially Italian older people. Love the spark in this woman's eyes and her elegant old lady hands. Bravo!
June 26, 2009 at 3:46 am
What an adorable relaxed classic lady.. Love the white and black trench with the electric blue dress.
June 26, 2009 at 3:55 am
June 26, 2009 at 4:39 am
This is why your blog is required reading/watching: you remind us all that elegance and style are ageless. Thank you.
June 26, 2009 at 4:47 am
love seeing an older person presented…Grandma's got it goin on…:)
June 26, 2009 at 5:04 am
so so cute!
June 26, 2009 at 5:22 am
What a styley Grandma!! She looks chuffed to be photographed too. How cool!!
June 26, 2009 at 5:27 am
Ever so lovely. My envious eye sees a wonderful and intriguing couple that draws me in on both a sentimental and artistic level along with the upmost of respect seeing and appreciating her as she is.
June 26, 2009 at 5:29 am
Bless her nylon socks! Isn't she lovely.
June 26, 2009 at 5:30 am
fabulous until you reach the shoes!
June 26, 2009 at 5:48 am
I want to be this stylish when I'm old!
June 26, 2009 at 5:53 am
Gotta love how her hair matches the poodles hair. She's so cute, great colours she's wearing!Well done on your great findings.
June 26, 2009 at 6:08 am
i hope im going to be this stilish when im a nonna… the color matching is gorgeous, that silky blue with the cute b/w trench. i've always said that my italian grandmas were the stilish ones…
June 26, 2009 at 6:21 am
Very elegant and stylish. Age is no barrier! :)
June 26, 2009 at 6:29 am
love her eyes…
June 26, 2009 at 7:26 am
best pic in ages! wonderful!!!
June 26, 2009 at 7:48 am
shows what one good piece can do! she's wonderful.
June 26, 2009 at 7:51 am
her expression is so honest and priceless…a kind of look you don't get from younger people very often. Gorgeous gran!
June 26, 2009 at 8:25 am
- collar up- belt tied
I don't even need to comment on the blue. You've got it you haven't and it doesn't fade with age.
June 26, 2009 at 8:39 am
June 26, 2009 at 8:46 am
i love her.
June 26, 2009 at 8:54 am
Beautiful elegant hands. She hold herself so well and knows how to 'don a trench with ease and grace.
June 26, 2009 at 8:55 am
The young make an orgy of fashion, but the older folks more often dine prudently.
June 26, 2009 at 8:57 am
That's the most adorable coat.
June 26, 2009 at 9:05 am
Ohhh… I love her. I want to hug her and the pup. She's got it going on… still rocking it later in life.
June 26, 2009 at 9:10 am
Love her! The combination of the blue dress and that trench. But her smile makes the whole look. Great shot! Great lady!
June 26, 2009 at 9:17 am
cute i love the trench tie <3
June 26, 2009 at 9:50 am
gorgeous lady and adorable pooch!
June 26, 2009 at 10:19 am
there are no words.. this woman is simply beyond.. and the mini poodle in tow is an essential accessory..
June 26, 2009 at 10:46 am
hay girl hay!
June 26, 2009 at 11:02 am
how cute. love the jacket.
Brigitte and Serge
June 26, 2009 at 11:22 am
so many poodles, so little time! simply divine..
xoxo Brigitte & Serge
June 26, 2009 at 11:34 am
Everything and everybody in Italy is beautiful! Such elegance. She reminds me of my Grandma Jane who takes the time to get dressed and put on jewelry every morning despite her age and health. I think this really keeps her young and positive— and sets a wonderful example for the women in our family.
June 26, 2009 at 11:42 am
woman is cuuuuttttee
June 26, 2009 at 12:37 pm
Angeles Almuna Design
June 26, 2009 at 1:06 pm
Gorgeous Lady with the prefect pet!!!!
June 26, 2009 at 1:08 pm
Anonymous 5:30 AM said…
"fabulous until you reach the shoes!"
Sorry, but fabulous precisely because she is wearing sensible shoes. Not too flat, they are cushioned and give her feet needed support and not too high because she actually might like to walk without support from a cane or god knows what else.
One smart granny proving you can be elegant and sensible at the same time.
June 26, 2009 at 1:18 pm
I am encouraged by the comments which respect this woman and where she is in life. One can't immpose wishes about shoes, nylons, etc. when you don't realize the challenges that come with age – "just you wait,XXX, just you wait!" as Eliza sang. I really appeciated the comment about the fact that she is hanging on to her mobility, no cane and out walking around. My mother-in-law who exercised all her life is now in her 90's and struggling to hang on, too. Brava.
June 26, 2009 at 1:20 pm
June 26, 2009 at 1:39 pm
I think it would be highly impractical for a lady of advanced years to prance around in 6 inch Louboutins so i take no issue with her footwear. I think she is nothing short of magnificent, so elegant and a sartorial inspiration. One of my definite favorites.
June 26, 2009 at 1:42 pm
Pictures like these are just wonderful. This is how I shall aim to dress when I am that age. It really proves that you don't have to be young to be stylish, its a life-time thing. The elegance is apparent. She looks so classic, and that coat is beautiful!It really does give the phrase "granny chic" a new meaning..
June 26, 2009 at 1:51 pm
i still think that the portuguese old ladies, in their black dresses and with their gold earrings, are the most beautiful :)
June 26, 2009 at 1:59 pm
Cute coat! I think she just proved to me that this coat can work on any girl, any shape at any age. Love it!
June 26, 2009 at 2:02 pm
Stop criticising this fabulous womoons shoes. Ive seen much worse footwear on folks a quarter of her age. Beauty and style are timeless and she is the epitome of this.
June 26, 2009 at 2:24 pm
Bella!What and inspiration. Thanks!!!!!!!
June 26, 2009 at 2:34 pm
Oh Scott, you really know how to go straight to the heart.
This is what I love about your site. Women like her make me feel brave about the old-lady future awaiting me. She is the epitome of chic and sensible for her age.
This dog is the canine version of her. Look how the front left paw is held in the exact same gesture as the lady's. I won't even go into the hair, that's too obvious
More old ladies please!
June 26, 2009 at 2:57 pm
fantastic coat and color combination. i would guess that if she knew she would pull up the hose. however, even the dash of green from her pal's leash adds the right spark.
now, we might want her to have better looking shoes however,that she is up, mobile,trim,smiling,groomed and stylish for her set, she's going better than fine.
June 26, 2009 at 3:19 pm
She is quite possibly the most gorgeous thing I've ever see on this site. She looks so gentle – the eyes & smile – and her hands remind me of my grammie's. Still vital & caring for a little companion. This is the beauty of getting old, just by her expression it looks like she's had a full & happy life… things like this make me question everyone's (including my own) fear of aging.
June 26, 2009 at 3:22 pm
Oh, how you make me miss my own elegant Nana today. She never left the house, not even two days before her death, looking less than freshly pressed. Elegance is eternal.
June 26, 2009 at 4:44 pm
oh, that's awesome.
Ruhvana and Flanelli
June 26, 2009 at 4:56 pm
I love the fabrique on that blue dress. And that jacket is beyond my vocabulary. When I get old I want to be like her.
Tawney--A Chichi Life
June 26, 2009 at 5:09 pm
She's adorable! I love her trench with the pop of blue.
June 26, 2009 at 5:21 pm
Oh my god, my new favorite picture!this is just perfect
June 26, 2009 at 5:56 pm
such amazing greatness. style is timeless and effortless.
June 26, 2009 at 6:06 pm
What a lovely lady! hehe
June 26, 2009 at 6:20 pm
she is fabulous. period.
June 26, 2009 at 6:26 pm
she is beautiful
love her trench.
June 26, 2009 at 6:43 pm
amazing! love it
June 26, 2009 at 7:39 pm
Love the electric blue peeking out from underneath! Very daring for a woman her age. A refreshing change from all the black you see on women of that age in America.
Mi mancha Milano! :( I know where she is
June 26, 2009 at 8:08 pm
Now, just how gorgeous is this……so beautiful………thank you…….
June 26, 2009 at 8:47 pm
What a waist!
June 26, 2009 at 9:24 pm
I wish people would stop with the *&@?! granny thing. Everyone who is elderly isn't a grandmother. Give it up folks! You are stereotyping and considering how little respect is conferred on mothering these days, you might be demeaning. We don't really know anything about her other than this picture. Elderly, or even just older, women tend to be treated in an offhand way. Older men aren't called "dear" or "hon", or are they?
June 26, 2009 at 11:30 pm
I just love when old ladies dare to wear more "modern" stuff. She looks great!
June 27, 2009 at 12:04 am
she's stylin!! I hope I can be half as fashionable as she is when i'm older.
June 27, 2009 at 12:46 am
I LOVE that coat!
June 27, 2009 at 3:44 am
That's pure style and ¿?¿?¿? who says that you have to take 20 years to go on a wonderful pic and splurge on style every pore of your skin, bravo to the photographer and super super super bravo for the model !!!
June 27, 2009 at 4:17 am
"when I grow up I want to be an old woman"
June 27, 2009 at 5:22 am
She is absolutely beautiful! I love her smile and overall demeanor – she looks like she would give the kindest hugs! <3
June 27, 2009 at 11:18 am
She makes me want to invite her for tea and excellent conversation…to me, this is what "attractive" means.
June 27, 2009 at 1:50 pm
GRACE + HAVING PEACE WITH YOURSELF
that what's this beautiful woman got..
June 27, 2009 at 4:29 pm
she is bringing it. insane
Corinna White Charlton
June 27, 2009 at 4:50 pm
one of my all time favorites of your shots. there is a lot of depth of emotion coming from her and from behind the camera. thank you for showing such respect for the older and wiser set of our generation.
June 27, 2009 at 4:57 pm
This grandmother looks so great. When i grow older i really want to look as good as her. She looks amazing!
June 27, 2009 at 5:22 pm
great photo….please give us more examples of stylish elderly people around the world–remember the baby boomers are getting older and we need lots of fashion inspiration!!
June 27, 2009 at 8:14 pm
Super Gorgeous. Bella! Love Her. She would be great on Advancedstyle.blogspot.com. Keep it Up!
June 27, 2009 at 8:56 pm
Awesome trench coat. She must have been always stylish. The pooch always too.
June 27, 2009 at 10:14 pm
Thank you, I am inspired but such a beautiful woman.
June 28, 2009 at 1:14 am
how cute are they?!!?!?
June 28, 2009 at 2:03 am
This woman is a perfect example that you're never too old to have style. I aspire to have my style as I age…
June 28, 2009 at 2:49 am
I love the colours and the way she ties the trench. What a scoop.
June 28, 2009 at 4:19 am
this is what i want to become…she looks amazing…
June 28, 2009 at 6:59 am
June 28, 2009 at 7:30 am
may be i would change her shoes, but in general – beautyful woman
June 28, 2009 at 8:45 am
June 28, 2009 at 9:15 am
I love that woman! I want to be like her in the future! the dog is nice, and she is beautiful. great hair and face!
June 28, 2009 at 11:32 am
She looks like a neighbor of mine who consumed a quart of Four Roses every week until she died at 103.
Still, this lady has trenchant good taste.
June 28, 2009 at 1:58 pm
June 28, 2009 at 5:00 pm
I'd have to say this looks very Lucille Ball. Effortlessly chic.
June 28, 2009 at 5:50 pm
Oh – please can I be as stylish as her when I am old? That would make me very happy.
June 28, 2009 at 8:55 pm
Flesh-colored stockings are the new black.
June 28, 2009 at 9:43 pm
Most stylish nonna.
June 29, 2009 at 9:35 am
And as someone who has a beautiful dog, I would not be at all offended if someone said that we look alike. I notice it all the time when I see dogs and their people.
June 29, 2009 at 10:06 am
She's just "great" :)
June 29, 2009 at 12:29 pm
Its so easy to project on to her. I disagree with the criticisms about her shoes and hose and those that stereotype. She looks great and she's out walking the dog. Cool.Personally, her hands remind me of my mothers and my grandma's and of their gentleness and skill. At times I wonder about us Americans and how we think that if we don't have the right shoe or piece we aren't stylish. I don't think that it's about the pieces. It's more encompassing than that. I'll take a cool freak in Salvation Army than one who bought exactly what a salesperson/stylist sold them. 3 cheers for variety.
June 29, 2009 at 12:40 pm
This is exactly my idea of your blog. Elegance and beauty can come from the most unexpected. Hope to be like her in 30 years time ;)-
June 29, 2009 at 2:43 pm
thank you for celebrating the crone years! she's a fashion beauty…
June 29, 2009 at 5:31 pm
-rhesaXD from http://ralstyling.blogspot.com/
karen and shari
June 29, 2009 at 5:55 pm
such a cute old lady and i love her trench and the blue dress!
Anya Caliendo. Couture Millinery.
June 29, 2009 at 9:55 pm
Absolutely spectacular Lady! My hat's off to her. :-)))
June 29, 2009 at 10:41 pm
This woman understands how much beauty can be given to the world if one only cares. In twenty years, I hope to look like her. — The librarian who wears four inch heels.
The Cupcake Stand
June 29, 2009 at 11:18 pm
i love this! great trench! what a cute, stylish lady! xoxo.
June 30, 2009 at 12:11 am
She looks absolutely fabulous. The was she is wearing the trench coat is so chic.
June 30, 2009 at 9:23 am
It is such a pitty if she won t see these comments..
The Fabulous Miss K
June 30, 2009 at 9:34 am
How wonderful to see a "mature" stylish lady – such elegance lets see more of her and others like her.
June 30, 2009 at 10:06 am
The older ladies in my neighborhood (the Center of Rome, Italy) are like this lady. They don't leave the house without look fly. I don't know how they do it. It seems effortless.
I love her trench and that color blue is gorgeous.
June 30, 2009 at 12:21 pm
style is forever
June 30, 2009 at 6:12 pm
Beauty! I hope to look that great when I am her age.
June 30, 2009 at 10:23 pm
Her clothes are beautiful and so is she. Lovely.
July 1, 2009 at 5:14 am
grandma's have it going on. she is so awesome ♥
July 1, 2009 at 10:37 am
aww the cutest ever.
July 1, 2009 at 2:40 pm
This is super cute.A delight to see on your blog, love the variety of people you see on here!Beth xx
July 1, 2009 at 4:22 pm
I think this is one of your most fabulous pictures for a while!….one gorgeous lady…..i always see older folk and think they do chic so well!If i look half this lovely when i grow up i will be very pleased with myself.Oh Sart what would we do without you?…Hannah.xx* cough, come to London soon , cough*
July 2, 2009 at 2:40 am
Love this blog!
July 2, 2009 at 6:32 am
delightful! what a gorgeous creature.
July 2, 2009 at 8:21 am
she is smoking she is one hot grandma!!
July 2, 2009 at 12:35 pm
Adorable! She reminds me of my grandmother, and i feel lucky :) (Not because she is old like her, but the style)Sometimes it's sad when people (getting older), forget to take care of themselves- inside and out. She is truly astonishing.And she reminds me of Mimi Weddell, who is also remarkable.
July 3, 2009 at 12:58 am
Wow, the most unbelievable thing I've seen today!! Awesome!
July 3, 2009 at 11:55 pm
what a grandma!! That is anexcelent picture. Beatiful
July 4, 2009 at 2:09 pm
this reminds me of my grandmother..except she is missing the signature strand of pearls and a small watch
love the jacket
July 6, 2009 at 1:34 am
Nothing like I've ever seen before. So lovely. [= What an inspiration.
July 6, 2009 at 6:05 am
amazinglove the belted trench with the silk dress. but most of all love the saggy tights and the house shoes! work italian grandma
July 6, 2009 at 2:29 pm
The little plastic bag is from Lindt chocolates! I love her even more now.
July 6, 2009 at 5:32 pm
Amazing. I love her & her trench!
July 7, 2009 at 2:46 am
Love her and love the fact you actually found someone like her!
Field of View
July 7, 2009 at 8:53 pm
Simply beautiful !
July 8, 2009 at 1:31 pm
She truly is cute! I keen on her style. It says a lot about her.
July 8, 2009 at 5:54 pm
the cutest picture ever!:)
July 9, 2009 at 10:39 am
She is amazing. What an inspiration!
July 15, 2009 at 8:15 pm
Oddio signora, che bella la signora!
July 16, 2009 at 6:31 pm
From an era we could learn something from… she's fabulous and she knows she's "never fully dressed without a smile."
This gives all us ladies hope for a future where we can walk our pooches in style with such ease and grace.
July 22, 2009 at 5:01 am
Oh yes, style is not a question of age. Just came back from Lisbon, beautiful old men and women with austere elegance in beautiful light and then the european middle classes in PE shorts and plastic sandals…
July 25, 2009 at 9:30 am
She was secretly hoping no-one would catch her wearing her Cinderella dress under her trenchcoat! No, she seriously does look elegant. I wish she were my grandma.
July 27, 2009 at 10:53 pm
I want to look like her when I am Granny
July 29, 2009 at 12:01 pm
July 31, 2009 at 7:04 pm
Oh, let me be her…..NOW !
August 3, 2009 at 4:53 am
Great photo!I really like it!
September 22, 2009 at 12:40 pm
Great Sandra!!!Kisses from Bergamo.Marco, Mariuccia e Alberto
October 10, 2009 at 8:42 pm
I love her, this is one of my favorite shots definitely. Such class and elegance!
October 19, 2009 at 1:08 pm
Love this lady, and all old people!Beutiful and true
February 18, 2010 at 3:44 pm
Who said old age meant unstylish? She looks beautiful!
February 9, 2011 at 6:00 pm
March 20, 2011 at 6:28 pm
I know her!!!! she is the mother of my kids pediatrician, the best pediatrician in milano!! you should see her in winter time with big fur hats and superchic cachemire coats…and you should also see the pediatrician daughter..same charme!francesca
May 22, 2012 at 8:23 am
Best dressed grandma ever!!! E vai nonna…..