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November 14, 2011 at 8:14 am
just from one of Fellini’s films… great
November 14, 2011 at 8:20 am
Vibrant! Love the leopard!
November 14, 2011 at 8:34 am
perfect leopard, phenomenal shot
November 14, 2011 at 8:40 am
cute photo! beautiful!
November 14, 2011 at 8:46 am
November 14, 2011 at 8:49 am
The beauty is in her age.
November 14, 2011 at 8:59 am
Ok she is fabulous…the dress, the jewelry, the smile!!
November 14, 2011 at 9:00 am
Such a gorgeous necklace!
November 14, 2011 at 9:04 am
Now we’re talking!! Finally, a beautiful mature woman, exquisitely dressed and full of life. The caftan and cross are to die for. I bet she has a million great stories to tell.
November 14, 2011 at 9:10 am
that cross looks amazing on the animal print kaftan!
November 14, 2011 at 9:12 am
The neckless is amazing
November 14, 2011 at 9:13 am
i love her smile ;)
November 14, 2011 at 9:15 am
Ammmaaaazzing – what a shot – what style x
The life after
November 14, 2011 at 9:19 am
I don’t like the cross everywhere. It is not something cool in my opinion.
The Life After
November 14, 2011 at 9:20 am
She’s fab!!! She’s the image of energy and self-confidence!!
November 14, 2011 at 9:25 am
Now, that’s some serious style! She owns that caftan and jewelry!
November 14, 2011 at 9:27 am
You can’t fake a true smile…
November 14, 2011 at 9:30 am
she looks amazing. and happy.
November 14, 2011 at 9:31 am
Nice caftan, i like her style
November 14, 2011 at 9:33 am
November 14, 2011 at 9:35 am
Fantastic! Frances http://www.theafternoontea.it
November 14, 2011 at 9:38 am
she has such a great smile. it’s what makes the photo.
Jordana @ White Cabana
November 14, 2011 at 9:39 am
She doesn’t shy away from boldness! What a happy and authentic smile.
November 14, 2011 at 9:41 am
November 14, 2011 at 9:42 am
This photo goes to show that you can be fabulous at any age.
November 14, 2011 at 9:45 am
This is a lady who’s wearing the dress and not the other way round.
November 14, 2011 at 9:47 am
why do ‘fashionable’ older ladies always seem to be wearing caftans? I think she looks great, and I do love her smile. But style-wise, it is certainly not a look I aspire to as I get older!
November 14, 2011 at 9:48 am
I ADORE this! Her accessories are perfectly oversized, the mix of animal prints, and her smile is infectious!
I wish there were more like this lovely lady
November 14, 2011 at 9:50 am
A really beautiful photo. She has her own brilliant style !!! Please let us see more of the
mature style conscious ladies in your photos….
La ropa me vuelve loca
November 14, 2011 at 9:52 am
I love this picture!
Besos desde ♥ La ropa me vuelve loca!
This photo makes me smile!
November 14, 2011 at 9:55 am
Too much, earring and necklace like christmas tree ornaments, beds would be enough.
November 14, 2011 at 9:57 am
If I attempt to describe her outfit and her jewelry only with words it will not work. It will sound so kitschy and even trashy, BUT she makes it look so effortlessly chic, so elegant. This is simply phenomenal.
November 14, 2011 at 10:02 am
Pretty smile. I thought she was wearing a high end snuggie!
November 14, 2011 at 10:03 am
Divina! Radiante ;-)
November 14, 2011 at 10:19 am
Yes! Your pictures of older men and women are always my favorite…and I’m only 23 :)
Marcel Da Chump
November 14, 2011 at 10:23 am
She was the muse of the painter Renato Guttuso. The above link is to a Helmut Newton photograph of the Countess in her garden, posing along side a Guttoso portrait she inspired.
November 14, 2011 at 10:41 am
ooooh, I have always wanted to be a countess!
November 14, 2011 at 10:43 am
WOW is my first reaction – what an amazing woman, then yeah, actually, her style isn’t to my taste. But she makes it look astounding. She would look good in a bin bag…
November 14, 2011 at 10:50 am
Oh my god, her face. Such openness! What a phenomenal photograph.
November 14, 2011 at 10:51 am
laden with heavy and rich jewels, their solid nature exuding exotic perfume, she laughs, mouth open and beaming.
November 14, 2011 at 10:54 am
Love her style….
November 14, 2011 at 11:05 am
Love, love love this pix. What a wonderful way to start the week. I want to be her in a few years. What joie de vivre!
November 14, 2011 at 11:12 am
Why wasn’t I invited to that party? The countesses’ countinence is spectacular! She “fills a room” in that wonderful way with her fabulous smile, happy eyes, sparkling warm persona and masterful style. Absolutely love every single thing about her ensemble. Brilliant, and beautiful.
I am always and ever available for chats parties, lunches, dinners, teas , balls, fashion shows, shopping , passagiata with the Countess. What a sparkling, fun companion she would be for any of the above!
Delightful and Delovely!
Pretty sweet shot of a legend.
Absolutely amazing in person too!
November 14, 2011 at 11:17 am
She look so happy, made me smile..
November 14, 2011 at 11:18 am
how gorgeous is she?! i love her printed dress and that necklace!
xx ~ k
November 14, 2011 at 11:21 am
What energy comes from her… she is so beautiful!
November 14, 2011 at 11:29 am
thank you for showing a beautiful, elegant older woman!
November 14, 2011 at 11:39 am
Wow! She is amazing!
November 14, 2011 at 11:41 am
November 14, 2011 at 12:07 pm
Refreshing to see some mature women too. Her style is as amazing as her smile!
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November 14, 2011 at 12:08 pm
November 14, 2011 at 12:15 pm
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November 14, 2011 at 12:31 pm
Love the earrings!
November 14, 2011 at 12:33 pm
Marcel thank you for that link! Her face and smile hint at the life she has and is leading but you gave us a peek. She has many more such stories and secrets too I am sure! Beautiful woman and beautiful photo.
November 14, 2011 at 12:35 pm
I adore Marta!!! Here in Italy she is a trademark!!!! xoxo from Rome
Yowza! She’s fantastic!
November 14, 2011 at 12:49 pm
What joyfull energy! I love this portrait!
November 14, 2011 at 12:53 pm
Beautiful! What a great smile!
November 14, 2011 at 12:56 pm
Great picture for an elegant signora!
November 14, 2011 at 12:57 pm
Simply fabulous! Role model.
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November 14, 2011 at 12:58 pm
I love that necklace… It’s so beautiful
proletarian Great Gatsby
November 14, 2011 at 12:59 pm
That is a natural smile!
November 14, 2011 at 1:00 pm
A beautiful, sensuous woman. She looks like she would be fun and interesting to get to know. That she would have more than a few stories to tell and that she radiates her own confident style. The best accessory of all is her genuine smile.
November 14, 2011 at 1:03 pm
Gorgeoussss, stop plastic surgery
November 14, 2011 at 1:08 pm
this is italian beauty!
November 14, 2011 at 1:16 pm
amazing! Love her jewellry!
November 14, 2011 at 1:17 pm
la classe non é acqua
November 14, 2011 at 1:18 pm
Well, she looks just sensational but also looks like she knows how to laugh and enjoy life. Can we BAN the word ‘mature’ – it is so ghastly!!! In no way does it describle this lady either! x
November 14, 2011 at 1:25 pm
STYLE is edgeless!
She seems so happy!
Thank you for showing!
November 14, 2011 at 1:45 pm
What an amazing shot! Her smile is so genuine it makes you smile, too. All that energy emanating from her is amazing.
November 14, 2011 at 1:53 pm
I want to look like her one day, so gorgeous and unlimited luxury .
November 14, 2011 at 2:04 pm
What a lovely, lovely picture
this print is just so lovely and shining… sweet pic
November 14, 2011 at 2:06 pm
November 14, 2011 at 2:14 pm
AMO ESTA FOTO!!!! que foto más feliz, más espontánea… entre el vestuario y la actitud, es una de mis foto favoritas! Estupenda ella, una sonrisa preciosa!!!! APLAUSO APLAUSO!
November 14, 2011 at 2:37 pm
Amazing photo! She is fabulous!
November 14, 2011 at 2:53 pm
the combination of glamour and ‘joie de vivre’ in this picture is mesmerizing
November 14, 2011 at 3:11 pm
I love the animalier print!
November 14, 2011 at 3:14 pm
Pure happiness. Is there anything more beautiful? :)
She’s the one!
November 14, 2011 at 3:27 pm
November 14, 2011 at 3:36 pm
what a beautiful woman! i love her bold outfit and her warm smile
November 14, 2011 at 3:37 pm
What a beautiful photo! What a radiant person! Dear Countess, thank you for this wonderful smile.
November 14, 2011 at 3:43 pm
leopard prints with the contrast of some bright bold color seems to be the in thing these days. I might try the same with my lowly little silk scarf in my closet. I’ve an idea to wear it something I’m about to cast on and knit.
November 14, 2011 at 3:47 pm
your blog keeps getting more awesome every time!
November 14, 2011 at 3:51 pm
Oh, she’s lovely…. love leopard print on her!
What a beautiful woman
November 14, 2011 at 3:59 pm
OH I LOVE HER !!
she’s so fresh !!!!
long life to her ;)
November 14, 2011 at 4:00 pm
Thank you for your post and introducing me to Marta Marzotto. I didn’t know her but what a marvelous woman she is from what I see on internet.
Greetings from Amsterdam.
November 14, 2011 at 4:44 pm
this is a GREAT shot of quite a fancy lady.
Oh – Fancy That.
November 14, 2011 at 4:47 pm
The frozen smile. It looks great in a photo, but live it’s scary.
November 14, 2011 at 5:30 pm
Oh my! She truly is just fabulous!
Love the amazing jewellery and obvious sense of style, but mainly…. what a face! Proof that ageing gracefully, and with charm and pizzazz is not only possible, but compulsory.
November 14, 2011 at 5:50 pm
OMG!! SHES TOTALLY GORGEOUS!!
November 14, 2011 at 6:08 pm
Beautiful. I wish I knew her. She looks like a hoot. Great shot.
November 14, 2011 at 6:21 pm
love love love this shot, so chic and happy
November 14, 2011 at 6:24 pm
Impressive! Stylish, too! And yet, the most striking allegory of nowadays Europe. An inconsequence.
November 14, 2011 at 7:47 pm
I love that everything she is wearing is bold and yet you notice the Countess first!
November 14, 2011 at 7:55 pm
what a big & happy smile!!!!!
now i am smiling : ) : ) : )
November 14, 2011 at 9:47 pm
Anna Maria della Russo in a couple of decades!
November 14, 2011 at 10:00 pm
What a beautiful smile she’s got! Love it.
November 14, 2011 at 11:05 pm
Madame President of the Glorious, Lively, Wise, Zany, Grounded Club.
November 14, 2011 at 11:28 pm
look at this face,, the joy of living comes shining thru!!!!! a real smile on a real face,,,, loving life,,, the way it should be,,
November 15, 2011 at 1:20 am
always beautiful photos on your blog!
November 15, 2011 at 1:31 am
Great in every possible way.
November 15, 2011 at 2:12 am
November 15, 2011 at 4:48 am
If you are interested in the life of the Countess and her role as the muse of the painter Renato Gattuso, please read ‘Midnight In Sicily’ by Peter Robb. Great book, extraordinary story. The Countess is a motherfucker, in the best possible way.
November 15, 2011 at 6:32 am
She looks absolutely amazing! I love the print and the bold colored cross pendant.
November 15, 2011 at 7:46 am
This is just amaizing, she is so stylish. I want to be like her when I grow up!
November 15, 2011 at 9:02 am
November 15, 2011 at 9:06 am
The style of Marta is very very chic. Great Marta!
VVV, Urban Confidential
November 15, 2011 at 9:55 am
Expressive, wise, confident… This is exactly why I I love photographing older faces… although I only get away with it in faraway countries! These are some of the most expressive faces I encountered in India:
Hope you like them.
xx VVV xx
November 15, 2011 at 11:19 am
What a necklace! Amazing
November 15, 2011 at 11:26 am
I wish to look like her in her age!
November 15, 2011 at 11:45 am
Her smile makes me happy :D
November 15, 2011 at 12:16 pm
Such joie de vivre. Such energy and happiness radiates from her beautifully mature Self.
November 15, 2011 at 3:07 pm
With that smile, she has all the fashion she needs! Who can look past that amazing face! That confidence, self assuredness. Love it!!
November 15, 2011 at 5:04 pm
Lovely! Happy and classy and so cool!
Kisses from Greece!
November 15, 2011 at 6:37 pm
November 15, 2011 at 8:47 pm
November 15, 2011 at 8:52 pm
ohhh she is so cute!!!and very chic!!! Great shot!!
November 15, 2011 at 9:20 pm
What a cool lady!!!! Fantastic!!!! I wish to be happy like her. Love her and the picture. It’s a real pleasure to see pictures like this one. Thanks.
November 16, 2011 at 7:12 am
Healthy, happy and a fantastic photo!
November 16, 2011 at 10:43 am
This photograph is stunning. There’s so much vibrance behind her smile, and she looks incredible!
November 16, 2011 at 11:10 am
utterly charming shot she is divine and so exultant!
November 16, 2011 at 11:37 am
Lovely, happy and beautiful lady…
November 18, 2011 at 4:34 am
she’s the original Carrie Bradshaw – fabulous!
November 29, 2011 at 8:18 am
The new bling-bling selection.
December 1, 2011 at 4:23 pm
vecchia babbiona odiosa, vai a lavorare.
January 24, 2012 at 2:55 pm
Thank you for your beautiful portraits of older women. It’s so exciting for us younger women to see these examples of stylish, fabulous, interesting women — gives us something to look forward to!
May 29, 2012 at 1:42 am
What a fabulous woman! She made me smile just viewing her photo. Would love to hear some of her stories.
March 12, 2013 at 5:28 pm
Love her smile and thanks for photographing older people
October 30, 2015 at 3:35 pm
è una donna straordinaria e radiosa.