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March 24, 2011 at 3:32 pm
Ah, very elegant and she looks so sweet for some reason.
Her hair is absolutely beautiful!
March 24, 2011 at 3:35 pm
I love vintage kelly bags from hermes.
March 24, 2011 at 3:37 pm
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March 24, 2011 at 3:42 pm
This is such a lovely image!! I love her simple colors with the bright florals in the background!! very beautiful!
March 24, 2011 at 3:43 pm
Judging from her appearance (legs) she could have been a runway model. The flowers she's looking at make for a colorful background
Szczecin Street fashion
I'm feeling this.
March 24, 2011 at 3:46 pm
Beautiful coat, together with the color of the stockings, her hair and the red Kelly bag a great look
March 24, 2011 at 3:48 pm
this is incredible. what an amazing shot.
january, x jessicajanuary.com
March 24, 2011 at 3:49 pm
Is she around 60 years of age? She looks very fit and energetic!
meenal @ maison marigold
March 24, 2011 at 3:51 pm
i'm loving your focus on old people these days..so original and interesting..keep it up! xx meenal
she looks really classy
March 24, 2011 at 3:55 pm
Mmmm… your last three shots have been divine. There is so much inspiration in this look!
March 24, 2011 at 4:00 pm
this picture represents a world in which i have always wished (and still hope) to be a part of. sublime elegance.
March 24, 2011 at 4:01 pm
March 24, 2011 at 4:07 pm
I can only imagine, she looks adorable! xx
March 24, 2011 at 4:08 pm
Pure perfection!!Wow.. Thank you for the photograph!Emily
March 24, 2011 at 4:10 pm
Don't you have the Google Translate App for iPhone or Android?
It's pretty amazing.
March 24, 2011 at 4:11 pm
First thing I noticed… Her hair. I love her hair color, it's so natural, so healthy. Clothes are great too. Classic coat. Simple elegance.
March 24, 2011 at 4:13 pm
what a vision, and just from the back!
Mary ♥ Mur
March 24, 2011 at 4:15 pm
March 24, 2011 at 4:17 pm
My mother has said over the years "gettin' old ain't for pussies." I interpret it to mean that I better have and maintain a solid foundation about most things when I reach old age. Your pictures lately have given me ideas on how to age beautifully so I can have that solid foundaton and not become a pussy.
A Dance With Grace
March 24, 2011 at 4:20 pm
Thanks for sharing! I'm your latest fan!
March 24, 2011 at 4:30 pm
non mi piacciono le pellicce!sarebbe stata più chic con un cappotto lungo beige.
March 24, 2011 at 4:38 pm
Nice shot, I like too. flower shop and madame.
March 24, 2011 at 4:41 pm
OMG…I hope to be that stylish when I am older…
March 24, 2011 at 4:42 pm
Love her hair. Another great shot where the background is perfectly suited.
The Fancy Teacup
March 24, 2011 at 4:44 pm
She looks like an absolute doll! Such elegance and love the pop of red, too.
March 24, 2011 at 4:47 pm
Wow!! I love it!!
March 24, 2011 at 4:50 pm
Wow, I think it's one of my favourites shots ever! I gaze at it and I can't get enough…
March 24, 2011 at 4:53 pm
Really really loving your blog!Just started following and very much enjoy the fact that you feature all age groups and looks.
March 24, 2011 at 4:54 pm
Love it! That nearly exact coat was on the runway this Fashion month, and I think I love it more on her than the model!
March 24, 2011 at 5:13 pm
I just love, love, love this photograph! All the colors of the flowers and her bag are brilliant against her monochrome.
March 24, 2011 at 5:14 pm
This lady still has it!precious.
March 24, 2011 at 5:21 pm
cute hair and that fur coat looks gr8 on her
March 24, 2011 at 5:28 pm
She looks very elegant and her legs are perfect!
March 24, 2011 at 5:31 pm
if you need an interpreter when in Milan… :-)These ladies you're shooting are wonderful examples of italian old style beauty and elegance
March 24, 2011 at 5:36 pm
You're right. A vision, she is. Fantastico!
March 24, 2011 at 5:51 pm
i love her coat and the combination of the colors!!
March 24, 2011 at 5:53 pm
Wow! Just WOW!!<3
March 24, 2011 at 5:58 pm
Love her shoes – I thought she was barefoot for a minute! And her long fur coat makes it really stand out. Hermes? Wow. I need it!
Elena from greece, living in Paris
March 24, 2011 at 6:26 pm
This is the first time I comment on your website, this image is just perfect. I wanted to say that before I started looking at your blog a couple of months ago when my friend was given your book as a present, I had never been interested in fashion before. At all. The people you choose to photograph are amazing, but the way in which you photograph them is such a large part of that. You make each person appear extremely unique, and they are, but that comes across so well in your photos. Every picture conveys a character. You are truly doing an amazing job, and I have since given 'The sartorialist' book away as a present to people I know who appreciate design, but also great photography. You have made me love clothes, and realise how much they can do to bring out the uniqueness in each of us. Congratulations.
March 24, 2011 at 6:32 pm
Please let me take to your street shooting. I can be a strong help on language!
March 24, 2011 at 6:46 pm
Her monochrome looks seems sad and washed out next to all those blossoms.
March 24, 2011 at 6:50 pm
I wish i could see her face, she looks immaculate. Vintage is when you are young and it's the first time around. Delicate line.
March 24, 2011 at 6:53 pm
usually i don't feel the want to see more than what your shot captures but this time, i would really give a hoot to see a frontside.
March 24, 2011 at 6:54 pm
Perfection. Such elegance.
March 24, 2011 at 7:00 pm
March 24, 2011 at 7:03 pm
Love, love, love this! The look is chic, youthful, and especially fresh against the backdrop of the flower stall. Sheer perfection!
March 24, 2011 at 7:15 pm
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March 24, 2011 at 7:53 pm
Maybe it's time for you to learn some italian, swedish and french. At least the basic frases that one might need to know: "Est'ce que je peux te photographer, s'il vous plaît?" "Du är jättevacker, får jag ta en bild på dig?" and so on. :)
March 24, 2011 at 7:55 pm
… or whatever the french is!
March 24, 2011 at 7:57 pm
March 24, 2011 at 8:01 pm
i love love love this! the fur contrasted with the brightly colored flowers is truly beautiful.
March 24, 2011 at 8:29 pm
March 24, 2011 at 8:39 pm
Most of all, it is the flower stalls I like.
March 24, 2011 at 10:12 pm
I love monochrome looks, there is something very elegant about it and this women certainly pulls it off wonderfully. I also love the splash of color in the background with the flowers. Beautiful.
The Foolish Aesthete
March 24, 2011 at 10:41 pm
Absolutely love her look!http://www.thefoolishaesthete.blogspot.com
March 24, 2011 at 10:46 pm
First thought: Margot Tenenbaum.I love seeing fur coats on such sylphlike women, since the intimidating notion of the 'fur coat' is softened by the fragile aesthetic.
March 24, 2011 at 10:57 pm
brilliant – on both her part and yours.
March 24, 2011 at 11:01 pm
She looks so approachable, even in all that monochrome :)
March 24, 2011 at 11:19 pm
Adore!Her hair color is so lovely.
March 24, 2011 at 11:36 pm
This is a great shot! The red accent is so nice and works so well!
Trés Awesome a Chicago Street Style Blog
March 24, 2011 at 11:52 pm
BEAUTIFUL. I love this.
Très Awesome- A Chicago Street Style Blog
March 25, 2011 at 12:26 am
an exceptional photo. because – finally – a picture of a senior and because of the composition. monochrome and flowered backdrop. kudos. i see you have another recent photo of an oldster. good. love it when you snap the real people, not only the "beautiful" people. real people photos are sart at his best…
March 25, 2011 at 12:45 am
She looks very classy and elegant.
I dearly hope that is faux fur. Something tells me it isn't though :(
March 25, 2011 at 1:02 am
I love the latest spike of older people on this blog- interesting and inspiring… This look is lovely, I love her hair and the way shee stands out from the flower stand.
March 25, 2011 at 2:14 am
She is not in her 60s, rather 70+. And this is how old ladies look in Milano (where I live). Most have this build and this attitude. And you may spot some on bikes – with the same outfit!
Also, on the lady with the scarf on head – this is old style scarf knotting, you still see it in countryside areas in traditional Europe.
March 25, 2011 at 2:29 am
So stylish!!! This time she reminds my grandma ;)
March 25, 2011 at 4:39 am
Love the color from her.
March 25, 2011 at 4:44 am
OMG! This pic is wonderfful! Congrats! <3
March 25, 2011 at 5:02 am
Splendid photo of a splendid woman. So full of life, surrounded by the flowers..
March 25, 2011 at 5:09 am
March 25, 2011 at 5:20 am
I love all the horizontal lines!
March 25, 2011 at 6:57 am
just like an ice queen.
March 25, 2011 at 7:32 am
a touch of paris-gout in Milan.
March 25, 2011 at 7:38 am
Your shots of older people are tremendous. As you said, their fashion sense is based on their own reference points. I love the fact that their looks are, in the end, timeless and unique. Please keep these photos going.
March 25, 2011 at 9:34 am
sniff sniff, I'm trying to let my hair growing white (au naturel), need loads of pacience.
March 25, 2011 at 10:01 am
what a graceful woman. and that hair – cropped short AND silver. amazing.
March 25, 2011 at 10:22 am
What a shame you were unable to communicate. She's the kind of person we can all learn from, the most. A well of experience. Get a translator app for your phone and go find her!
March 25, 2011 at 10:40 am
Classic! What an inspiration.
March 25, 2011 at 11:42 am
Beautiful contrast between her monochrome and flowers. I'm glad she is not wearing Spartacus shoes etc. But seriously, isn't she is a retired ballerina from the Ballets Trocaderos de Monte Carlo?
March 25, 2011 at 12:09 pm
March 25, 2011 at 12:27 pm
amazing shot! :D
March 25, 2011 at 1:02 pm
Very cool! I wonder what color of lipstick she is wearing.
March 25, 2011 at 1:16 pm
March 25, 2011 at 1:42 pm
This is one stylish lady. Wow!Together with the beautiful background, this is a fantastic photo.
March 25, 2011 at 1:59 pm
Skinny legs and flats always come together.
March 25, 2011 at 2:23 pm
Awesome photo, but I just can't understand how you don't speak ANY Italian (even the minimum to make a -deserved- compliment to the lady), assuming the time you spend in Milan! However, I'm still a fan :)
March 25, 2011 at 2:28 pm
She looks absolutely wonderful.
March 25, 2011 at 2:48 pm
Divina! White head, white legs… some of eternal youth!
March 25, 2011 at 2:54 pm
learn italian! as an avid traveler, it shows respect.
March 25, 2011 at 3:12 pm
March 25, 2011 at 3:33 pm
oh .. so cute!!! in lithuania people is so dark…lithuanian's don't have people like this amazing grandma ^^like it sososososooo much!! )))
March 25, 2011 at 3:58 pm
So so chic!!!! Love it, her style matches her hair.Such a shame u couldnt talk. by the way wich language she speaks? curiosity
March 25, 2011 at 4:07 pm
my mission for this weekend is now to buy some white tights, i liked them before but now they've become a must have, this photo is inspirational!
Mounds of Joy
March 25, 2011 at 5:39 pm
I want to be this elegant when I'm older.
March 25, 2011 at 6:16 pm
I think that your shoots during "normal days" are much better than the ones during fashion week.During "normal days" i feel they are closer to a big safari, and are much more uncommon, more original, more inspiring.
March 25, 2011 at 9:33 pm
flora and fauna. love.
March 26, 2011 at 3:06 am
She could be formerly a ballerina. Also, amazingly thin calves! I'm probably half her age and my calves are like tree trunks!
March 26, 2011 at 4:42 am
AMAZING Photo.Love her short white hair :-D
March 26, 2011 at 9:35 am
I hope she understood enough to consent to your putting her photo on the internet! LOL!
Naftali Stern @ The Bohmerian
March 26, 2011 at 9:43 am
March 26, 2011 at 10:25 am
You know I love an elegant older woman. Great Shot!
March 26, 2011 at 11:10 am
March 26, 2011 at 11:48 am
speechless , she is an icon
March 26, 2011 at 1:44 pm
Just simply AMAZING!!!
Joseph the Butler
March 26, 2011 at 3:18 pm
You know her home is amazing.
March 26, 2011 at 7:31 pm
this women is already my style icon, and i haven't even seen her face!her poise is that of a ballerina, and just exudes class. Besides, her choice of fur is so soft! She is probably a dear.
March 27, 2011 at 4:54 am
Love the fur XD
March 27, 2011 at 8:40 am
i agree there is such a sweetness, to her look, her surroundings, the picture is just perfect. it makes me want to be her!
La Fille du LES
March 27, 2011 at 7:30 pm
March 28, 2011 at 1:06 am
i really appreciate your finding inspiration in the fashion of older generations. the simple elegance of this look makes me realize how overdone many "fashionistas" feel they need to be to achieve a level of chic. Well done and thank you!
March 28, 2011 at 3:24 pm
I was always so certain that you were fluent in Italian! After all, you spend so much time in Milan. No big though – great photo!
March 28, 2011 at 3:54 pm
Sweet, elegant and lovely.
March 28, 2011 at 5:52 pm
I absolutely adore this woman! I hope to look as amazing as her in my prime.
March 29, 2011 at 2:05 pm
she's glorious…and I have "un faible" for these tones
March 29, 2011 at 3:00 pm
only one word for this picture: AMAZING
March 31, 2011 at 6:10 am
April 1, 2011 at 10:13 pm
Ahh. I would die to talk to her. if only i had a full view of her beauty. I like the difference between her monochrome and the rainbow of the flowers in the backround.
Walking around with a scapel
April 12, 2011 at 12:19 pm
A vision. And a lovely one.
April 14, 2011 at 3:41 am
what a fox!
September 28, 2011 at 8:02 am
Is that fur? Disgusting and thoughtless.
August 23, 2012 at 11:38 pm
It’s all working. What an inspiration.