99 comments

  1. Dick

    March 25, 2009 at 9:55 am

    Lovely. D’you think that’s a huge pair of blue pants?

  2. David

    March 25, 2009 at 9:58 am

    She’s a delight….kit possibly a little young for her?

  3. Ladybird

    March 25, 2009 at 10:04 am

    Lovely effortless outfit!

  4. Anonymous

    March 25, 2009 at 10:06 am

    She was a sk8ter boi; she said later boi; she wasn’t good enough for him…

  5. Anonymous

    March 25, 2009 at 10:08 am

    My first impression was that it was a little young for her, as well…..however, she looks happy and comfortable in her persona and what really does a ‘little young’ really mean? Bravo for her.she knows her style….the heck with what we think..I like it…..she is a delight!

  6. Anonymous

    March 25, 2009 at 10:20 am

    The whole world is trying to look younger, but when someone actually pulls it off through spirit and style… there’s negative commentary. Why is this?

    I hope she wears this when she’s 80.

  7. kankalinhats

    March 25, 2009 at 10:21 am

    AMAZING! And I don’t think it’s too young for her, she pulls it off perfectly. I love the jumper and the trousers are so cool!

  8. Anonymous

    March 25, 2009 at 10:26 am

    I love it when 45-year-old women dress like teenage boys. She can get away with it because she’s in Paris. In the U.S., she would be regarded as foolish. Kudos to her! And I want to move to France!

  9. Podszewka

    March 25, 2009 at 10:33 am

    comfortable look ;) I like it ;)

  10. l, williams

    March 25, 2009 at 10:45 am

    i love this. i don’t care if some may say she’s too young for punk glamour. love. relaxed.

  11. Alice Olive

    March 25, 2009 at 10:54 am

    Love it. No particular element – just love the whole look. Lovely.

  12. C a t r i n a

    March 25, 2009 at 10:56 am

    Amazing outfit!

  13. Janet

    March 25, 2009 at 10:58 am

    I love letting go of ageism and wearing what makes me feel good and look interesting. Style IMHO is wearing what gives a person energy, a positive feeling about themselves and functions well for the act at hand. She sure looks energetic and positive to me as well as ready for action.

    Yeshe

  14. Célia Gonçalves

    March 25, 2009 at 11:05 am

    Loose freedom

  15. Boothe

    March 25, 2009 at 11:10 am

    I like.

    Glad she took the jacket off.

  16. Hadley Gets Crafty

    March 25, 2009 at 11:11 am

    Gosh, she really makes those clothes shine, and they are not shiny clothes, you know? Good on her!

  17. Noir Blanc Et Rouge Partout

    March 25, 2009 at 11:14 am

    wow,
    the definition of messy refined.

    x

  18. junglesiren

    March 25, 2009 at 11:17 am

    She looks casual and comfortable and still stylish….. and she’s so pretty.

  19. Shadan Saber

    March 25, 2009 at 11:25 am

    smile!!!

  20. WordsAboutThings

    March 25, 2009 at 11:30 am

    I don’t normally like ‘boy jeans’ (on women) but I think these work.

  21. Pictures on Page

    March 25, 2009 at 11:37 am

    Is that a secret pocket on the left pant leg? Very clever!

  22. Anonymous

    March 25, 2009 at 11:46 am

    Personally not my taste, but that is not the point here! Its a beautiful photograph, and you captured a woman having fun with her style. Thanks for sharing.

  23. Monalisa

    March 25, 2009 at 11:48 am

    Like everything from the waist up – from the waist down -not so much.

  24. beths

    March 25, 2009 at 11:59 am

    She’s wonderful; no, it’s not too young, for she has the right body and attitude to do this. The aqua tank or tee at the waistline does the trick.

    I love the light and color in this shot.

  25. Anonymous

    March 25, 2009 at 12:25 pm

    this is so fun, i love her style!

  26. princess glee

    March 25, 2009 at 12:34 pm

    Comfy. Nice tonal mix of color. The best part is the blue in the midddle. The second best part are the blue Cons.

  27. Anonymous

    March 25, 2009 at 12:43 pm

    look like she shop her son closet

  28. cami falcão

    March 25, 2009 at 12:44 pm

    just love those pants.

  29. Olviya

    March 25, 2009 at 1:04 pm

    very boyish and very playfull look!

  30. Jack Daniel

    March 25, 2009 at 1:09 pm

    nice outfit. very, very comfy. :)

  31. Maya

    March 25, 2009 at 1:11 pm

    I like everything – except these pants make her legs look a bit short…

  32. Rach in NYC

    March 25, 2009 at 1:23 pm

    This is what I love about Parisian women — They aren’t held back by stereotypes of what may be deemed as “too young” for them. They wear what they like and listen to their own instincts instead of taking inspiration from the outside – ie: fashion magazines, “What Not To Wear” TV shows (haha) – I always say I’m going to be wearing my band Tees and chucks when I’m 80 because why not?? Age is but a number, a way of keeping track, and for what???

  33. Anonymous

    March 25, 2009 at 1:31 pm

    …and it proves: blue chucks are the best!

  34. Iheartfashion

    March 25, 2009 at 1:56 pm

    She looks comfortable and at ease. I don’t see what age how to do with this look.

  35. Me

    March 25, 2009 at 2:12 pm

    It’s the jewelry that pulls it together.

  36. Diana

    March 25, 2009 at 2:13 pm

    For me, she looks like Jane Birkin.

  37. Gaia

    March 25, 2009 at 2:24 pm

    nicee
    x

  38. travelbug

    March 25, 2009 at 2:27 pm

    I want every vestige of hip-hop culture to die out forever, so the super-low riding pant is pressing all my buttons.

    But if she’s into have the adolescent boy experience, more power to her! She looks like she’s having lots of fun with it. Her non-existent hips make this possible, so I guess she’s taking advantage of what she’s got.

    The colors are great, but if I saw her on the street I’d try not to look.

  39. Anonymous

    March 25, 2009 at 2:31 pm

    those damn french women… do they ever have an off style day? at first, you’re not sure where she’s going with this ensemble – but then comes that belt! it just takes her to the next fashion dimension.

    my envy is not helped by the fact that it all looks so effortless.

  40. Anonymous

    March 25, 2009 at 2:45 pm

    I love it 100%! Except for the tennies. OK, I love it 99%!

  41. Anonymous

    March 25, 2009 at 2:59 pm

    Not sure this look works on a boy or girl.

  42. tizzylish

    March 25, 2009 at 3:08 pm

    A breath of fresh air!! Thank god there are some people that still dress not according to the fashion gods!! Rock on ,sista!

    http://wwwfuzzyland.blogspot.com/

  43. Anonymous

    March 25, 2009 at 3:24 pm

    Know what I love about this? She is most likely hiding a gorgeous body…and that is VERY sexy.

  44. Marquis de Lannes

    March 25, 2009 at 3:36 pm

    Me gusta su estilo decontractado a lo JANE BIRKIN!!!

  45. Isobel Saoirse Dylan

    March 25, 2009 at 3:52 pm

    That is some of the coolest I’ve seen in some time! Nice!

  46. Eddie in the corner

    March 25, 2009 at 3:53 pm

    Totally agree with most everybody above.
    She looks comfortable with herself, happy and cool.
    And her belt rocks.
    I do kinda wonder what her son’s wearing.. probably best to not go There. :X

  47. Anonymous

    March 25, 2009 at 4:11 pm

    amazing. effortlessly chic. love the combination, regardless of age-let her be!

    http://www.nolabelleinthecity.blogspot.com

  48. Magsli

    March 25, 2009 at 4:26 pm

    This is exactly what i wear on a down day, right down to the Cons! Naturally i love it.

  49. Lija

    March 25, 2009 at 4:36 pm

    I love, love, love it!
    It’s easy going, stylish, and has that ‘i don’t give a f*** what you think about me, because I’m too cool for that’ vibe..

    Very cool.

    Love from Serbia.

  50. Duncan

    March 25, 2009 at 4:41 pm

    Great outfit to fade into the background in.

  51. indigo warrior

    March 25, 2009 at 4:45 pm

    Where’s her deck?!?

    I think the beauty of this style is that it didn’t start in the conventions of the fashion industry. It started in the street and has worked it’s way up into the fashion industry. She’s not wearing it in that pissed off this is how I roll way, but in a playful, fun this is how I roll (so where’s her deck?) way. Good for you missy!

  52. Ryan Mulkey

    March 25, 2009 at 5:14 pm

    One can never go wrong with Chucks…

    ryanmulkey.blogspot.com

  53. Brigadeiro

    March 25, 2009 at 6:27 pm

    I LOVE this look, she looks gorgeous, stylish, and comfy! ;)
    xx

  54. J.

    March 25, 2009 at 6:44 pm

    I like her blue Converse sneakers!

  55. phyllis

    March 25, 2009 at 7:48 pm

    Really happy to see Chucks and pyramid stud belts coming back! A classic combo. They are my 6th grade daughters daily go-to choice for middle school.

  56. Anonymous

    March 25, 2009 at 8:30 pm

    ” travelbug said…

    I want every vestige of hip-hop culture to die out forever, so the super-low riding pant is pressing all my buttons.”

    wow . that’s rather harsh.

  57. A.

    March 25, 2009 at 8:55 pm

    She looks like a friend. What’s that between her eyes? I like the smile.

  58. john benjamin pritchett

    March 25, 2009 at 9:20 pm

    Great outfit but there comes a point when one is older (I’m one of those) some clothes look out of place. I love the shoes and still keep a couple of pair-they’re timeless.

  59. Geeky Black Girl

    March 25, 2009 at 9:42 pm

    FUNKY! My first impression was that she was kind of “old” for the outfit but I love it so moving past it because I’m going to wear whatever I want when I get her age!

  60. Maverick

    March 25, 2009 at 9:47 pm

    ohhh, I LOVE this look :D

  61. Anonymous

    March 25, 2009 at 10:39 pm

    I’m 45 and dress just jlike this sometimes. Yay!

  62. Casper

    March 25, 2009 at 11:49 pm

    Totally love this! the pants looks great.

  63. Anonymous

    March 25, 2009 at 11:54 pm

    I’m surprised this was even posted. I don’t think it has anything to do with age… it’s just boring.

  64. Anonymous

    March 26, 2009 at 12:34 am

    She reminds me of a slightly older Adalita Srsen of Magic Dirt.

    I reckon she pulls off the look because I don’t think she thinks of it as ‘a look’.

    She’s just going about her business.

  65. Room4777

    March 26, 2009 at 1:47 am

    does anyone know where those pants are from? i love them, i think the photo you took in Jan titled:
    “On the Street….Argylian, Florence”, the man in it is wearing the same pants.

    on her outfit, I think the whole skater thing really comes from having the studded belt and i do think it would look better without it but overall, i love how comfortable she looks in it.

  66. Crisman

    March 26, 2009 at 2:19 am

    I don’t care how old you are, slouchy is slouchy. She obviously feels better than she looks.

  67. catherine

    March 26, 2009 at 2:28 am

    it is one of my fac cool look of the week. Great, simple and so cool.

  68. Anonymous

    March 26, 2009 at 3:24 am

    the location might be France but that outfit seems terribly of the States.
    There’s nothing wrong with looking young. I’m 40 and almost always get carded when buying beer or wine. it’s true, most of the Mtv’d world wants to look young. only haters get mad at people for being young. because – you can’t truly look like something you aren’t and young is in the mind and heart. but the outfit I still don’t like. it’s the pants falling off.

  69. Anonymous

    March 26, 2009 at 4:32 am

    My first impression: too contrived for the skater boy look. The pants look like they were just pulled off the rack. I think Americans are better with the gritty street style.

  70. quika

    March 26, 2009 at 4:44 am

    She looks like she knows how to live her life.

  71. Anonymous

    March 26, 2009 at 6:27 am

    A young Jane Birkin…and for those who have commented on this lovely woman’s age, remember that Jane herself dresses this way even today and is, at 62, old enough to be this woman’s mom. Style has no age.

  72. Anonymous

    March 26, 2009 at 7:13 am

    She is obviously cute, but from the waist down it looks like she raided her 14 year old sons closet. Those belts need to be outlawed, every decade has that one crazy item that wont ever come back…and its these studded belts.

  73. meliss

    March 26, 2009 at 9:12 am

    I want to grow up to be a cool mom who still rocks Converse and studded belts.

  74. The Concrete Commentator

    March 26, 2009 at 9:53 am

    love her little sweater with the little pocket, and casual style.

  75. Anonymous

    March 26, 2009 at 9:55 am

    … finally not a fashion slave but a cool, strong and sexy woman. Bring more such pictures, Sart!

  76. Dissapoint

    March 26, 2009 at 10:43 am

    i wish i could wear the same in the city i live in..cool!

  77. hc

    March 26, 2009 at 11:09 am

    5/10 love the lighthearted aura, but we’ve seen this before.

  78. Anonymous

    March 26, 2009 at 4:56 pm

    i remember seeing you at a press day !! i really loved your style !!! i couldn’t really talk to you as i was a stagiaire :((, are we were not supposed to talk lol, but would really love to photograph you for my blog!!! it would be great if you could drop me a mail: gabifede@gmail.com , thank you !!! great style !!!!!

  79. The Clever Pup

    March 27, 2009 at 8:32 am

    Nice proportions.

  80. Joan

    March 27, 2009 at 8:34 am

    I like the outfit…but the studded belt is too much, too trash. :O

  81. Anonymous

    March 27, 2009 at 9:28 am

    love this! so cool and effortless. great style.

  82. Daphne

    March 27, 2009 at 12:12 pm

    this is so natural!

  83. richw65

    March 27, 2009 at 3:41 pm

    The best thing is that she isn’t trying hard to be cool….

  84. Anonymous

    March 27, 2009 at 5:24 pm

    fresh & delightful!

  85. The Rosary

    March 28, 2009 at 10:13 am

    so cool, grat !

  86. AilanthusAltissima

    March 28, 2009 at 5:53 pm

    I like it! The dash of blue is unexpected!

  87. Wendy

    March 28, 2009 at 5:59 pm

    Kay, I want to know how she did the pants. Are they pants made to fit and just look oversized? Or are they all scrunched up in the back where she’s belted them? Or would skinny boys’ pants naturally stop at her hips?

  88. B.

    March 28, 2009 at 7:13 pm

    cheerful:)

  89. skycity

    March 28, 2009 at 9:51 pm

    The thing I find disturbing is the people who keep saying, “looks like she raided her son’s closet..” This outfit could very well be the same thing she’s been wearing for the past twenty years. It is timeless in that way, and if her son is wearing something similar, we can thank punks for keeping the look alive since the 70′s. And who cares how old she is? She carries it beautifully. I wish people would get over the age thing and let people be who they want to be!

  90. K.D.

    March 30, 2009 at 9:56 pm

    Love it! That’s how I dress most of the time. This is fantastic that someone sees it as chic! I ADORE the hipster belt and the scarf. With the right scarf you can make almost anything work. Very attractive smile, too.

  91. kazablanka

    April 1, 2009 at 12:44 am

    the BOMB!

  92. Anonymous

    April 1, 2009 at 4:24 am

    I’m 54 and curious to learn about “age appropriate” style as perceived by younger people.I really like how this woman is dressed but could not pull it off as such myself because of a different body type, i.e. more curves.The mother of 2 teenage daughters I am subject to daily scrutiny, and have concluded that everything skin revealing is inappropriate, especially when the skin revealed no longer is young.Apart from that there seem to be no no-nos, and it all boils down to having a sense of colour, proportion and style. Am I right?

  93. Anonymous

    April 1, 2009 at 5:14 pm

    she’s cool…very cool.

  94. Anonymous

    April 2, 2009 at 2:26 pm

    LOVE IT

  95. susand

    April 3, 2009 at 7:34 am

    this is AMAZING!!!!!I don’t care what her age is. she is perfect.

  96. Anonymous

    April 5, 2009 at 8:48 pm

    So Parisian…

  97. Anonymous

    April 13, 2009 at 1:01 am

    Love her!Seems to be so herself and thats the point isn t it?Beautiful

  98. Anonymous

    September 23, 2010 at 9:21 pm

    I love the pants

  99. Lea

    March 8, 2014 at 2:06 pm

    Once in Paris, I used to wear converses for a while.
    I’ve got 2 pairs.
    When it was a vib’
    The most You’ve got yours dirty as garbage the better you were into that vib’

    Funny times were those 80s

    It feels like an alien talking about fashion when its been almost 30 years Passed from now

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