106 comments

  1. Carolina Lange

    May 20, 2008 at 8:42 am

    I love this photo!
    She looks amazing!

  2. Kwana

    May 20, 2008 at 8:45 am

    Her proportions are perfect and I just love her pink flats.

  3. dalisalvador

    May 20, 2008 at 8:50 am

    you know, I don’t like her outfit much…a little disjointed.

  4. Anonymous

    May 20, 2008 at 8:51 am

    oooh when i grow up i wanna be just like her…

  5. Moi

    May 20, 2008 at 8:54 am

    . . . and a little Chanel ;- )

  6. Anonymous

    May 20, 2008 at 9:01 am

    This is one of my favorite of your pictures. She exudes confidence and is so stylish. I agree with the person who wants to be like her. Me too.

  7. Eleanor

    May 20, 2008 at 9:12 am

    Oh, my lordy! This is exactly how I want to look when I’m her age. What an inspiration! What a motivation to live to be ‘older’.

  8. Anonymous

    May 20, 2008 at 9:14 am

    This lady looks lovely – and so happy to be photographed by you.

  9. Scott W

    May 20, 2008 at 9:17 am

    I love the beauty and grace of the older women of NYC.

  10. Anonymous

    May 20, 2008 at 9:25 am

    My immediate impression was “she’s not an American”, something about her aura, her confidence and the way the picture captured both…

  11. Anonymous

    May 20, 2008 at 9:38 am

    She is lovely and has a certain joie de vivre.

  12. Anonymous

    May 20, 2008 at 9:49 am

    Oh MY Gosh I LOVE THIS! She is so incredibly gorgeous and NATURAL. And happy and comfortable in her skin. I want to be like her.

  13. Deja Pseu

    May 20, 2008 at 9:50 am

    Truly inspiring. She’s mixing classic (headband, pearls, Chanel flats) with funky (the clothes, the bracelets) and getting it all right. Sometimes as we get older we think we have to be so consistent with our look, when it really isn’t so. She’s age-appropriate and ageless all at the same time.

  14. pika

    May 20, 2008 at 9:56 am

    i love the colours of her outfit but not the shoes. at least not with this ensemble.

  15. Violet Harrington Pickles

    May 20, 2008 at 10:11 am

    Do we know each other?
    We ladies of the silver haired minx association
    must stick together.
    Fabulous look… comfort with style and panache!

  16. An Aesthete's Lament

    May 20, 2008 at 10:14 am

    … and a little bit CZ Guest …

  17. carrot

    May 20, 2008 at 10:25 am

    This look is divine! I love the pink Chanel shoes! And she does such a wonderful job mixing colors — the pink, soft gray, teal and navy blue. And the pearl necklace! Perfectly elegant. This woman has class! Love it, love it, love it!

    carrot

  18. aviewaskew

    May 20, 2008 at 10:30 am

    lovely, layered lady….

  19. Anonymous

    May 20, 2008 at 10:34 am

    And a lot of lovely!

  20. Kris

    May 20, 2008 at 10:50 am

    i love this, classy but with a twist!

  21. Dr. Jean Grey

    May 20, 2008 at 11:00 am

    Gorgeous! Not so sure about the outfit itself but something about the way she’s wearing it makes me want to be like her when I grow up and wear this very outfit. Good find

  22. Jessica

    May 20, 2008 at 11:12 am

    oooh, i LOVE this. i want to be just like this woman when i am older. she looks like she knows exactly who she is and is totally comfortable in her own skin. i think this is one of my favorite sartorialist shots ever!

  23. tj

    May 20, 2008 at 11:18 am

    Sweater over jacket is unusual. I assumed it would not work because of the collar of the jacket, but here the collar of the jacket seems to disappear, allowing the outfit to work.
    The pearls are classic.
    Adding a jolt of color to the outfit is a great idea. The turquoise braclets do that, and they look great with the blue headband. But, I don’t think that the pink shoes work here.
    A lovely smile.

  24. Did You Know?

    May 20, 2008 at 11:36 am

    nice photo. i love it

  25. Anonymous

    May 20, 2008 at 11:41 am

    I disagree with whoever said she doesn’t look American.. I think she looks every inch the American wearing expensive French clothes, and I don’t mean that in a bad way. It’s a very only-in-New-York look, and it works.

  26. h

    May 20, 2008 at 12:01 pm

    love it! makes you want to grow old

  27. AnonymousJK

    May 20, 2008 at 12:08 pm

    How chic…

  28. Kate G.

    May 20, 2008 at 12:08 pm

    You caught the face of Spring. The turquoise bangles are especially ticklish.

  29. Anonymous

    May 20, 2008 at 12:13 pm

    I’m from the American South, and you’ll find this is the summer look of certain well-dressed affluent women there as well.

  30. Anonymous

    May 20, 2008 at 12:31 pm

    This woman is fantastic and inspiring. “Old woman style” at it’s boldest. I hope I can be as cute when I’m her age.

  31. veronique

    May 20, 2008 at 12:40 pm

    Oh my God! She is so goegeous! Ther is not one age to look fabulous. I’m gonna add my voice to the concert of women who want to look like her in a couple of years.

  32. browsing fashion

    May 20, 2008 at 1:19 pm

    So grey but so full of life. Simple and comfy. Just love those details. Pretty bold of her to combine turqoise with pink.

  33. Rx

    May 20, 2008 at 1:24 pm

    OMG it’s Genna Rowlands. Not.

  34. Anonymous

    May 20, 2008 at 2:00 pm

    Beautiful!. I love when you photograph this age group. It’s so inspiring. I want to be like this when I grow up. She’s gorgeous.Great job sart!

  35. Anonymous

    May 20, 2008 at 2:13 pm

    My girlfriend always tells me she likes dressing like a “donna di classe” and I always tell her I prefer the sexy look. After seeing this photo of clearly a donna di classe, I might change my mind.

    she looks great

  36. josh y lola

    May 20, 2008 at 2:35 pm

    Grey and pink, linen and wool.. look pretty…and…¡ I love flats Chanel! jeje.

  37. Anonymous

    May 20, 2008 at 3:19 pm

    finally! a classic sartorialist shot! i have been waiting for the return of a truly chic person on this website, she’s to die for.

  38. Aang

    May 20, 2008 at 3:42 pm

    She is very amazing!

  39. Maylis

    May 20, 2008 at 4:17 pm

    Thanks, Sart!I’m a 50+ who used to dread getting older.Now there are many signs of a general shift in attitudes from ageism to something more accepting, and your photos are one of them.I especially enjoy how you look at, and choose, not-so-young people.Your models give an impression of being at ease with themselves, their age, fashion and our times.Thanks – but could we have some more of this, please…?

  40. Sean Watson

    May 20, 2008 at 4:40 pm

    Very stylish and fun while staying mature. Looks great. I would switch the bracelets to black.

  41. Anonymous

    May 20, 2008 at 4:47 pm

    How cool is she? Very.

  42. Anonymous

    May 20, 2008 at 4:55 pm

    Is that a skirt or divided pants?

  43. Margo Channing

    May 20, 2008 at 5:14 pm

    She’s marvelous! Just adore her. And I’m loving her flats.

  44. Anonymous

    May 20, 2008 at 5:19 pm

    i recognize her from my yoga studio. yoga = happy in your skin.

  45. Anonymous

    May 20, 2008 at 5:34 pm

    why can’t this be my grandmother?

  46. tobias

    May 20, 2008 at 5:45 pm

    Love the pearls and the rings……..,slip her into anything and she’ll still look fabulously wonderful…,you see it’s the positive attitude she radiates!Smile and the world smiles with you!

  47. tintin

    May 20, 2008 at 6:27 pm

    As they say in the south, “She looks ghau-ah-jus.”

  48. heidi

    May 20, 2008 at 7:31 pm

    SHe looks so somfortable & confident in herself… no hair dye, no visible face-lift… genuine smile. I should be this elegant at that age!

  49. closet girl

    May 20, 2008 at 7:34 pm

    i think the pepto bismol hue of the cambon flats totally kill the outfit, but everything else i love! would have preffered a classic black ballerina…

  50. susand

    May 20, 2008 at 8:16 pm

    OOhh…!Zoran! She’s lovely.

  51. carolina

    May 20, 2008 at 9:37 pm

    I think the shoes completely RUIN a look that would otherwise be great. She looks like she would be fun to talk to.

  52. Willa

    May 20, 2008 at 10:19 pm

    She looks like the original Gossip Girl.

  53. Anonymous

    May 20, 2008 at 10:21 pm

    I love every bit of her including the pink flats but the best accessory she had were the bangles and the pearl… except that the BOTTLED WATER ruined it for me… just a little though…

  54. Madalena

    May 20, 2008 at 10:31 pm

    So fresh…

  55. Madalena

    May 20, 2008 at 10:33 pm

    So fresh…

  56. Anonymous

    May 20, 2008 at 11:29 pm

    I hope her life is as wonderful and complete as her smile conveys.

  57. Anonymous

    May 20, 2008 at 11:36 pm

    Are those coulottes? Lovely!

  58. Anonymous

    May 20, 2008 at 11:38 pm

    Love the headband/pearl combination – so timeless. The turquoise bangles and pink Chanels are cute, but I personally wouldn’t have paired those two colors. It seems a little too uncoordinated for my tastes. And I dislike the outfit proportions, especially the cropped sweater over a loose shirt.

    However, as a whole, this woman’s confidence makes the outfit and despite my nitpicking, she looks every bit the glamorous woman.

  59. Anonymous

    May 21, 2008 at 12:39 am

    i hope to be as stylish as she is when i am her age. also, i love that she doesn’t dye her hair!!!

  60. Kanani

    May 21, 2008 at 2:08 am

    Okay, so this is a lady who can pull this off. A million others couldn’t, but there’s something in her carriage that makes it all work.

  61. Dianne

    May 21, 2008 at 3:25 am

    Contrary to what an earlier blogger thought I think she exudes a very ‘American’ style-clean, fresh,pared down. She reminds me of C.Z.Guest the iconic American socialite who died a few years ago-she was one of Truman Capote’s “swans”.

  62. Anonymous

    May 21, 2008 at 4:37 am

    On the contrary Anon. 9:25 AM…this look is the epitome of American to me. European ladies of a similar age always look much more formal and heavily styled. This look is nonchalant, a little sporty, and undone.

    The pearls are lovely and unexpected. I do wish, however, that both of her tops fit a lot better.

  63. Anonymous

    May 21, 2008 at 5:32 am

    She exudes beauty, charachter & style. The outfit is just perfect and the shoes & bangles add enough of a twist to it all.

  64. suzannemarques

    May 21, 2008 at 6:53 am

    lovely woman. i adore her accessories. without them the simple linen and cotton would be a bit plain, but the flats, pearls, headband, and bracelet give it zip. :)

  65. Anonymous

    May 21, 2008 at 10:38 am

    Her clothes say to me she is an American. My mother would have no trouble compiling a look just like this at Talbot’s or Olsen. The pearls look vintage. The turqoise is everywhere and anyone can find faux chanel flats in NY. The idea is to look expensive and she’s fully in on it and that is why I do not think she is a European.
    (first glance that looked like a double wrap hermes bracelet, that and her sweet Germanic face almost clouded my judgement)
    -B.S.M.

  66. Anonymous

    May 21, 2008 at 10:55 am

    …and a little Chanel. Go Granny!

  67. Ursie B

    May 21, 2008 at 11:04 am

    Love it! Love it! Love it! How perfectly adorable is she?

  68. Kanani

    May 21, 2008 at 11:10 am

    I agree –she’s a Yankee!
    I image she’s the sort who doesn’t demure from mulching in the spring, or separating tubers when it needs to be done. Most likely she got up, got dressed, discovered it was cold, went back in got a sweater and put it on! Her carriage took care of the rest.

  69. Anonymous

    May 21, 2008 at 12:34 pm

    I love it when you post “women of a certain age”. For more looks that leave the impression of being at ease with yourself, your age, fashion and our times, checkout http://www.asiaticakc.com

  70. Anonymous

    May 21, 2008 at 1:05 pm

    im pretty sure this woman works at Holt Renfrew in Toronto (the Canadian Bergdorf Goodman’s) and I always see her when I’m looking for inspiration via Balenciaga, Dries Van Noten, Givenchy, etc..) she always looks amazing!

  71. Anonymous

    May 21, 2008 at 2:02 pm

    She is absolutely adorable. Love the pops of color in the flats and the bangles!

  72. Anonymous

    May 21, 2008 at 2:42 pm

    She is absolutely beautiful!

  73. CULTURE CREATORS

    May 21, 2008 at 4:19 pm

    What a gorgeous woman.

    CC

  74. Anonymous

    May 21, 2008 at 7:58 pm

    Of course she looks american; this is what my mom and her friends wear every day. Though her posture and eye for color seem to take the whole look to another level.

    And the poster who mentioned high society women in the South is spot on. Rich older women in Dallas, Houston, and other big cities dress like this. Lots of linen, flats and pearls.

  75. Red Queen

    May 21, 2008 at 9:02 pm

    Hair, pearls, clothes are co-ordinated, with headband, bracelets and flats providing accents. Pink doesn’t anchor the combination, which is why some of us find the whole a little unsatisfying. Dark pumps would work.

  76. Val

    May 21, 2008 at 9:10 pm

    She looks adorable

  77. Anonymous

    May 21, 2008 at 11:35 pm

    She does work at Holt Renfrew in Toronto and she is hands down one of the most stylish women in Toronto! Eat your heart out NYC! :)

  78. Fashion Tidbits

    May 22, 2008 at 1:28 am

    i was getting some Chanel vibes…

  79. md

    May 22, 2008 at 1:52 am

    Culture Creators and many others before me said it best: what a gorgeous woman. And I adore what she’s wearing.

  80. Anonymous

    May 22, 2008 at 9:09 am

    good genes + ‘class’ + style + not taking one’s self too seriously = this fantastic photo.

    and love the fact that she threw in the hairband for good measure!

  81. Anonymous

    May 22, 2008 at 9:43 am

    To me it seems like she’s wearing divided pants.. Btw, please, who is Zoran?!

  82. Elizabeth

    May 22, 2008 at 11:14 am

    She is positively precious. I want to be her when I’m that age.

  83. the antipodean

    May 22, 2008 at 8:45 pm

    She looks so happy to be alive that her quirky/chic outfit barely matters, the gorgeousness of this shot is in her face. Love it.

  84. fashionista

    May 22, 2008 at 11:48 pm

    This is exactly what I want to look liek when I’m 70.

  85. Anonymous

    May 23, 2008 at 10:21 am

    She is Canadian

  86. Anonymous

    May 23, 2008 at 11:38 am

    you should see her daughter & granddaughter!!

  87. Anonymous

    May 23, 2008 at 4:12 pm

    ps-she does work at holt renfrew in toronto

  88. CHIC NOIR

    May 23, 2008 at 6:36 pm

    Oh I just love her. Sat, I love it when you post mature stylish people. I can recall one such lady from about 2 years ago. I think that post got so many comments because she radiated so much postive energy and beauty.

  89. bomb.ass.ting

    May 23, 2008 at 10:30 pm

    Beaaautiful lady, no question. I love this kind of casual ‘society’ style.

  90. Anonymous

    May 24, 2008 at 7:50 am

    very c z guest

  91. Anonymous

    May 24, 2008 at 10:08 am

    beyond fashion!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    do check asiaticakc.com where they use a 78 year old model to show true beauty with intelligence.

  92. kaś

    May 25, 2008 at 6:01 pm

    yeah… if she had dark flats, I think this would be perfect. I think the pink ones are a little gaudy. but I still love this look and this woman and the charisma she exudes.

  93. Anonymous

    May 26, 2008 at 8:09 pm

    I know this woman. She isn’t American she’s Canadian. Works for Holt Renfrew in Toronto. She always looks fabulous!

  94. mayim

    May 27, 2008 at 3:07 pm

    this site never ever ceases to inspire me. any time i feel myself falling into a style slump, i come here and become re-invigorated – my faith in my own authenticity and potential for creative freedom reborn. thanks sart!

  95. DCowie

    May 27, 2008 at 6:31 pm

    I work with her. She’s not only super stylish to the extreme but also a very lovely person.

  96. Anonymous

    May 27, 2008 at 7:36 pm

    i went in to Holt Renfrew in Toronto the other day and told her I saw her on The Sartorialist and she started blushing and was like “What?!?!” Too cute.

  97. cathy

    May 28, 2008 at 7:00 pm

    She exudes the confidence of someone who’s had a life well lived.

  98. Saucy

    May 29, 2008 at 2:38 pm

    She is quite happy with who she is. I bet she has a few stories to tell.

  99. Anonymous

    May 29, 2008 at 9:55 pm

    She’s not American, she’s Canadian :)
    I actually shot a street shot of her today and she was telling me about this shot, so I thought I’d check it out! What a fabulous lady!
    -A

  100. Anonymous

    May 30, 2008 at 11:03 pm

    Wow, i aspire to to as put together as this woman when i get older. she looks fabulous. love the sweater and the pearls.

  101. Anonymous

    May 31, 2008 at 3:19 pm

    I love this look and the fact that an older woman is represented her. She’s beautiful. As far as her pink shoes, I think they coordinate wonderfully with the off-white and gray of the outfit. Softer and less predictable than black, which would have been boring and predictable here.

  102. bomb.ass.ting

    June 1, 2008 at 10:14 pm

    How come I don’t see her when I’m in Holt Renfrew! I’m jealous.

  103. Anonymous

    June 3, 2008 at 9:50 am

    Although there seems to be plenty of evidence above to suggest that this gorgeous woman is Canadian, I would like to throw-in the suggestion that she could be Australian. The braclets are by an Australian brand called Mimco, I know this because I own them myself. Prehaps she recieved them as a gift from Australia?.. I guess we will never know.
    But this woman could certainly be Australian – the suntan, the relaxed slouched style and the sport edge which we all like to employ. Come to Australia Mr Sartorialist!!

  104. Anonymous

    March 22, 2009 at 10:38 am

    There is one word to describe her flats: PERFECT.

    She looks fabulous, and the smile complete the look.

  105. keelafab

    September 5, 2013 at 4:51 pm

    she looks great, still keeps up with fashion;)
    http://keelafab.blogspot.co.uk/

  106. Vilborg Helgadóttir

    March 14, 2014 at 5:56 pm

    Wonderful style, I adore her pink flats and the colour of the bracelet is so unexpected – clever!

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