1. Thomas

    March 2, 2009 at 5:35 pm

    That the joie de vivre I wish to have in 40 years time…

  2. Katya

    March 2, 2009 at 5:38 pm

    Wonderful, that jacket is superb, a beautifully balanced outfit from the finger curls down.

  3. The Concrete Commentator

    March 2, 2009 at 5:40 pm

    Love her! She is so cute. Yeah…she does have some nice finger waves going on. The wingtipish shoes she’s sportin are nice too.

  4. Anonymous

    March 2, 2009 at 5:44 pm

    YES!!! i like alot the coat that might seeem to small…but is not. pretty grow up girl!

  5. Bonne Étoile

    March 2, 2009 at 5:45 pm

    I love her shoes and her tights…
    great style!!!

  6. Nadine

    March 2, 2009 at 5:46 pm

    Wonderful! What style – the coat is AMAZING.

  7. Gillian

    March 2, 2009 at 5:46 pm

    i’m liking the velvet coat. where do i find me one of those?

  8. Anonymous

    March 2, 2009 at 5:51 pm

    Oh my gosh!This is definitley one of my absolute favorites already. Her coat looks so luxurious with her bag. The oxfords (although I don’t really care for the white knee socks)and sunglasses balance it out, making it more funky than antiquated. I really hope I can have this sense of edge when I’m that old, not to mention her hair- its beautiful.

  9. ...love Maegan

    March 2, 2009 at 5:56 pm

    wow. brilliant!

  10. Minx

    March 2, 2009 at 6:02 pm

    I’m loving the inky hue of the coat and her knowing smile, but bothered by the untidy chunk of skirt showing below the hem of that beaut of a coat when all else is neat as a pin.

  11. Room4777

    March 2, 2009 at 6:25 pm

    I adore her shoes!

  12. Chic Noir

    March 2, 2009 at 7:01 pm

    I love everything about this look. That coat and those shoes are to die for.

  13. Octavia

    March 2, 2009 at 7:02 pm

    That l’il lady is cool as funk. So is the coat

  14. Julicious Fashionicious

    March 2, 2009 at 7:08 pm

    She has her style.I like her coat very much!!

  15. BetwixtandBetween

    March 2, 2009 at 7:11 pm

    Wow i love her! so stylish and elegant yet she manages to look really individual and intersting!!The coat is amazing …her whole look is!

  16. lynn

    March 2, 2009 at 7:22 pm

    Sweet but not sure about the shoes…

  17. secondvurss

    March 2, 2009 at 8:01 pm

    hot mamasita. love the coat…the piping and the fabric do it for me.

  18. Anonymous

    March 2, 2009 at 8:06 pm

    LOVE HER! That coat… those shoes.. the glasses and the fun proportions of her skirt with the coat. She’s doing a ” little girl” look with such aplomb. Mmmm!

  19. m a u

    March 2, 2009 at 8:23 pm

    i love the blue (:

  20. indigo warrior

    March 2, 2009 at 9:03 pm

    The shoes look really uncomfortable (but what do I know? I wear the Chuck Taylor’s now and then. And something that might resemble combat boots, but I digress).

    I love the coat. The wailing (is that how’s it’s spelled?). The buttons appear to be covered in velvet or (velveteen?)as well. It must be forty to forty-five years old.

    Thomas don’t wait to have joie de vivre. All any of us have is right now.

  21. elisabetty

    March 2, 2009 at 9:18 pm

    I am nearing her age and am hoping that at some point soon I can near her style. What a wonderful, confident and stylish woman.

  22. Geraldine

    March 2, 2009 at 9:24 pm

    AWWW Que linda! She looks much more put together then half the people I see in d.c! Kudos mama!

    <3 Geraldine


  23. EJ

    March 2, 2009 at 9:54 pm

    what a beautiful woman, and what an original style?

  24. Anonymous

    March 2, 2009 at 10:07 pm

    what? i find this terrible. i always give a+ for personal style but..i’m not seeing the appeal here, especially the outfit with the shoes..

  25. Colleen

    March 2, 2009 at 10:15 pm

    Like Jerry Seinfeld in the Marbled Rye incident, were I to spot this woman on the street, I might just steal her coat and run, run, run!

  26. twelve.dollar.soup

    March 2, 2009 at 11:04 pm

    Absolutely breathtaking. I LOVE the white piping on her velvet coat, and those astonishingly unique shoes.

  27. sallymandy

    March 2, 2009 at 11:33 pm

    Love the look on her facce and her head-on into the camera stance. And look, she’s not pigeon toed! Thank you for featuring a woman of a certain age.

  28. David Casavant

    March 2, 2009 at 11:36 pm

    That coat is to die for!!!!! Look at the collar!


  29. Fashion Kangaroo

    March 2, 2009 at 11:56 pm

    You can dress stylish in any age. Of course that old ladies tend to be a little more conservative. She look’s very good. The coat for me is the best piece.


  30. Anonymous

    March 3, 2009 at 12:07 am

    Great coat. But like someone else said, the skirt peeping out is a little untidy compared to how execellente everything else is.


  31. desertwind

    March 3, 2009 at 12:07 am

    Who is she, Sart?

    Do you know?

  32. Emz

    March 3, 2009 at 1:01 am

    That is a great outfit. I hope in 50 years I could be that fashionable!

  33. Anonymous

    March 3, 2009 at 1:45 am

    She’s completely awesome! And that sapphire blue is so great on her.

  34. Anonymous

    March 3, 2009 at 1:59 am

    the coat is nice but I’m not wild about it. I am loving her face and her hair. she’s altogether great but her face is what’s nice and the fact that there is finally a white-haired older woman in flat shoes, terrific!

  35. princess glee

    March 3, 2009 at 2:08 am

    If you can’t stand the heat, stay out of the blue velvet! Wow. She’s fully participating in life.

  36. Anonymous

    March 3, 2009 at 3:56 am

    She is the owner of IMARIKA, a gorgeous little boutique in Milan

  37. Anonymous

    March 3, 2009 at 4:36 am

    I love her velvet coat. The colour is perfect. Thank you for featuring an older woman.
    / Örebro/Sweden

  38. Anonymous

    March 3, 2009 at 4:48 am

    Blue is definitely a HUGE influence for SPRING 10…She looks fabulous…

  39. MonkAre

    March 3, 2009 at 5:54 am

    It’s so nice site. We love to see more on this site. Keep on updating… MonkAreYou Bali *fhjfg

  40. Olviya

    March 3, 2009 at 6:46 am

    fashion in ages is really charming…

  41. Anonymous

    March 3, 2009 at 7:00 am

    sophisticated and funny, she seems to enyoy life. Like everybody else, I need to have this coat…

  42. Anonymous

    March 3, 2009 at 7:02 am

    I LOVE the coat, however I’m not loving the stockings and length of the skirt underneath the coat- but she pulls it off well :D

  43. Anonymous

    March 3, 2009 at 7:57 am

    What a coat! That’s got to be the most gorgeous coat I’ve seen this year! And I love her hair–it reminds me of my grandmother’s hair. Old fashioned and very stylish.

  44. Iheartfashion

    March 3, 2009 at 8:25 am

    Love it. She looks fantastic.

  45. Isobel Saoirse Dylan

    March 3, 2009 at 8:42 am

    I love elderly people who has style, nice!

  46. HannahM

    March 3, 2009 at 8:47 am

    love this pic!! especially love how her sunnies are a little wonky. she’s so chic she has nothing to prove. her inky coat against the grey background is amazing too. hx

  47. issyme

    March 3, 2009 at 8:48 am

    Thomas said he would like to have this in forty years – PLEASE GOD, let me have it NOW !!!!!

    She just makes me smile.

  48. Anonymous

    March 3, 2009 at 9:51 am

    wonderful woman, she dresses in colours of hope, especially the coat!

  49. Duchesse

    March 3, 2009 at 9:58 am

    I am her age. All is fab ’til the bottom of the coat. Is that a denim skirt? Why the lumpy knee sox? Love the shoe but the white socks do not relate to the brown and ecru.

    And I celebrate her verve!

  50. Shadan Saber

    March 3, 2009 at 10:02 am

    the question is: how can someone be this FAB at this age?

    i love love love the style!

  51. Anonymous

    March 3, 2009 at 10:35 am

    Che bella!!!

  52. ricola

    March 3, 2009 at 10:37 am

    Reminds me a lot of prada.

  53. sat

    March 3, 2009 at 1:49 pm

    she obviously has found the meaning of life. i hope i can too so i can look like her as time passes. love the shoes and the layering. thx for this pic sart.

  54. Anonymous

    March 3, 2009 at 6:47 pm

    What are finger waves?

    ps Thomas: 40 years? Really?

  55. arelente2

    March 3, 2009 at 6:59 pm

    looks like someone did a number on the Queen.

    The jacket collar is amazing

  56. John Christopher

    March 3, 2009 at 9:27 pm

    I wish my grandmother had this style. The edges (piping?)on the coat is f–king greating.

    P.s. I want to reach into the picture and fix her sunglasses. Ahhh OCD.

  57. Anonymous

    March 3, 2009 at 10:08 pm

    Oh, love this photo, and this woman. Elegant, yet kick-ass. Composed, but slightly left of what’s expected.


  58. J. L.

    March 3, 2009 at 10:51 pm

    this is me in … 40 years?

  59. Abigail

    March 3, 2009 at 11:29 pm

    That coat is luscious, velvet in ROYAL BLUE…brave…and amazing!

  60. A La Mode

    March 4, 2009 at 3:24 am

    wow this lady looks spectacular!

  61. Anonymous

    March 4, 2009 at 9:13 am

    I love this lady and her look! I wish I could take her home and have her change the way we dress. American seniors in my neighborhood are fond of elastic waist polyester pants, loud print smocks, and thick white running shoes with white socks. This lady proves chic is possible at any age. I don’t understand why the 73 y.o. reviewer got so offended by our compliments. No one is implying she should wear minis and stilettos. Maybe she is stuck wearing the same uniform of older women in my neighborhood.

  62. Pampered Potato

    March 4, 2009 at 10:28 am

    I agree with Thomas! the poem ‘when I am old I shall wear purple’ springs to mind.. I wonder if this was deliberate!

  63. Conor and Siobhan

    March 4, 2009 at 10:49 am

    Wow, anon 1.21, you sound very angry about this! Maybe we can help explain the outpouring of positive comments…
    1: She looks very Fashion – the layering, the mix of fabrics, tones and colours, the jolie-laid stockings and shoes. You have misinterpreted this look as ‘frumpy’ – an easy mistake to make if you are unfamiliar with this most Prada-esque of styles.
    2: This is an unexpected look on a woman of her vintage as it is not necessarily flattering, but it very personal and speaks of a brave spirit.
    3: Her hair is just plain cool.

    We like her very much.

  64. Georgia

    March 4, 2009 at 4:32 pm

    She looks really individual and that’s what i admire, the confidence to set your own style, rather than follow the herd, to avoid the ‘griege’ and the blandly classic as one ages and fashion choices narrow.

    Let’s have more stylish and interesting older women on the site. Women of a certain age are virtually invisible and rarely cross the fashion/style radar.

  65. Anonymous

    March 5, 2009 at 5:42 am

    Oh I love it, the whole outfit, the totally unselfconsious sense of style. The quirky wonderfulness of the shoes made me laugh and smile.

  66. IRENE

    March 5, 2009 at 11:56 am

    when i see pictures like this one, i take heart. there are still real people, really thinking out there. what a relief.

  67. Guga

    March 6, 2009 at 10:27 am

    What a Dame….This blue velvet is a must have..and the 20′s hair…. im in love with this lady….there’s no excuse for anyone… this is how we should age…..lookin at her…makes me feel so happy…

  68. Anonymous

    March 6, 2009 at 9:23 pm

    there is no age limit to having an awesome style
    cool cool cool

  69. Lorraine

    March 7, 2009 at 3:29 am

    On dirait Mme Pompidou à ses plus belles heures :-)

  70. Anonymous

    March 7, 2009 at 10:14 am

    I just saw her in the Westin hotel in Paris..just as fabulous ..such an inspiration. I love her

  71. Anonymous

    March 8, 2009 at 5:40 pm

    I thing those glasses don’t fit her!!

  72. travelbug

    March 8, 2009 at 6:56 pm

    I’m not certain what’s hanging in the back of her skirt.

    Maybe if she were smiling more the outfit would hold together better.

  73. Anonymous

    March 9, 2009 at 12:36 pm

    I know her very well..she is the owner of a fantastic fashion shop in Milan..and there you can find her coat, her shoes, her bag, her…

  74. Satsuma

    March 10, 2009 at 11:46 pm

    I love, love, love the classy older ladies and gentlemen who know better than to give up the styles of their youth.

    They will always be those best able to pull those off.

  75. Anonymous

    March 21, 2009 at 7:55 pm

    That is a beautiful jacket, love the colour.

  76. Anonymous

    April 16, 2009 at 11:41 am

    that is so adorable,
    love her shoess
    i hope i have that kind of style when I’m older (LL)

  77. Anonymous

    August 30, 2009 at 11:02 pm

    Yes! I know here pretty well…she is the owner of a beautiful little shop in milan….one of the few boutiques that still have Matilde cashmere…. the best cashmere ever ever ever!

  78. Erika

    October 7, 2009 at 10:32 am

    Tina Cattaneo!! a celebrity in her own right!

  79. The Blasphemous Fiendess

    November 4, 2009 at 8:59 pm

    Shoes really tell you who is a slave to fashion and who isn't.

  80. Anonymous

    December 3, 2009 at 2:55 pm

    Fashion never gets old, fashion is timeless and ageless…

  81. Wendy Carlos Williams

    March 28, 2012 at 5:55 pm

    Her shoes, her shoes, her shoes!

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