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August 17, 2007 at 3:27 am
Beautiful hair!She’s a model in the kind of magazines my mother reads.
August 17, 2007 at 4:12 am
oh my gracious she is gorgeous
Unbelievably gorgeous. She looks like a medieval wise woman, but in a totally rocking way.
August 17, 2007 at 4:37 am
August 17, 2007 at 4:42 am
A cross between Rich Lady meets kung fu student. She should lose the black slash and make it white
August 17, 2007 at 4:48 am
How elegant! Here is a lesson for all of us: love the gray in your hair!!
…she looks familiar…
August 17, 2007 at 5:04 am
she is one of the most graceful swedish models I know! it’s a pity though that she almost only is seen in the creations of Gudrun Sjödén. It’s too much “batik-tant” (batik lady) as we say in Sweden.
August 17, 2007 at 5:16 am
what a find! follow & photograph her for a week please.
August 17, 2007 at 5:46 am
I love this woman, she is so beautiful! A lovely picture!
August 17, 2007 at 6:06 am
whoa, SEXY lady!!!
August 17, 2007 at 6:10 am
Love her grace and her style, she reminds me of all the arts teachers i ever had. But in a more stylish way.
August 17, 2007 at 6:16 am
She is soo beautiful! She is also a model.
August 17, 2007 at 6:44 am
she is the epitome of what I love about well-dressed older women in Scandinavia. Love the open hair, too.
August 17, 2007 at 6:45 am
Very dramatic contrasting. Also an interesting way to defy the convention that older women should not wear long hair.
August 17, 2007 at 7:08 am
This is another pic for which I’d love to see the back view. The sleevelets appear to be part of the same piece of fabric as the obi/sash, and I’m curious how she manages it so that she can still move her arms.
August 17, 2007 at 7:18 am
Looks like a beautiful grand lady.
August 17, 2007 at 7:19 am
August 17, 2007 at 7:36 am
Gorgeous. She vaguely resembles an actress from Sweden, Gun Wållgren.Also gorgeous.By the way, saw you in our magazine Aftonbladet the other day.Camera and all.Hope you enjoyed Sweden once again.Have a good one!lol MammaLex
August 17, 2007 at 7:38 am
August 17, 2007 at 7:40 am
Wow–she’s like a Nordic queen from a myth or fairytale. Very original and elegant. Once again…those Swedish genes.
August 17, 2007 at 7:55 am
she looks like some sort of spirit of a tree … totally elegant and gorgeous.beautiful outfit, beautiful shot.
August 17, 2007 at 8:00 am
Oh, a fairy …
August 17, 2007 at 8:14 am
Can I be her when I grow up?
August 17, 2007 at 8:24 am
This woman looks stunning. What a creative use of the scarf. The colour combinations with her beautiful grey hair is perfect. Great shot.
August 17, 2007 at 8:42 am
August 17, 2007 at 9:10 am
Getting more years doesn´t mean that you can forget your figure.This lady is very slim and I appreciate her for that.She has a nice outfit and it suits her well. The only thing that is bothering me is her hair.Grey is fine,but at her age she should have it in some other way-maybe a shorter cut or some sort of bun.
August 17, 2007 at 9:25 am
Wow – she is the epitome of elegance!
August 17, 2007 at 9:28 am
Wow, she’s got the light!
August 17, 2007 at 9:31 am
Now I know what the Norse goddess Freya looks like!
She is amazing with all the cool wrapping!
August 17, 2007 at 9:34 am
I know I’ll get a lot of disagreement on this but IMO a sixtysomething woman shouldn’t dress this way.
August 17, 2007 at 9:38 am
She looks majestic! More like her, please!
I anticipate many commenters will focus on how well this woman wears her age — but really, she’s absolutely beautiful rather than her beauty being relative to her years. And as for style — her years contribute to this. Her style isn’t despite her age but appears a function of a lifetime’s experience with presenting herself — she clearly knows her strengths well and knows how to feature them. Inspiring!
Quite the gray goddess…I love that she is so proud of her hair and she’s obviously found “her” look. Practicality, be hanged!
August 17, 2007 at 9:42 am
Wow! what is this fabulous (teal?) fabric around her? it reminds me of that all cotton/modal line of clothing in the early 90′s called “multiples,” where you could wrap garments in various ways depending on your whims. Lovely!!!!
August 17, 2007 at 9:44 am
WOW. This woman looks amazing. I’d like to be her NOW, forget about when I get to be her age.
August 17, 2007 at 9:49 am
I KNOW this photo will get many comments…because the woman is over twenty years old and looks fabulous! I love the scarf wrapped this way and that. I realize her hair is the natural woman sort of thing but I would love to see her have a shorter cut like another Stockholm woman you featured..it could highlight her face.
August 17, 2007 at 9:54 am
i hope i look that lovely when i am her age. i wish i looked that good now.
August 17, 2007 at 9:56 am
What a spectacular woman. I want to be her when I grow up!
August 17, 2007 at 10:18 am
She is the epitome of Aging with Grace, or simply Grace.
August 17, 2007 at 10:21 am
Wow. She is beautiful.
August 17, 2007 at 10:25 am
A beautiful goddess of the harvest at Lammas. Strong, tested, tried true. Elegant, ageless. What a beauty. Love the classic fashion and lady-like elegance. What a relief from the butt-cracking and crotch-skirting which passes for “fashion” in the USA. Thank you, sart! xoxo
August 17, 2007 at 10:26 am
WOW what a knockout with great style–thanks!
August 17, 2007 at 10:27 am
Wow, she’s beautiful, and a fashion role model. Although I think her dress is a little too complicated, she still looks great. Her look makes sense: she’s not wearing a miniskirt and high heels, and she doesn’t seem to have deformed herself with any anti-aging beauty treatments. Thank God. And her hair is beautiful as is. But she’s still very glamorous.
August 17, 2007 at 10:29 am
She is jaw-droppingly beautiful. I’ve never seen anything like that wrap.
August 17, 2007 at 10:34 am
This is really a fantastic look.
August 17, 2007 at 10:43 am
She is spectacular.
August 17, 2007 at 10:45 am
Magnificent. I think elder women have the stature to pull off looks that would overwhelm younger women. So sad they do not use this power more often.
August 17, 2007 at 10:47 am
Oh My God!!!! She is stunning. I love to see a mature woman with beautiful grey hair. I’m from S.C. and she reminds me of the many beautiful southern bells we have here.
August 17, 2007 at 10:52 am
What a beautiful woman and a beautiful presence! She looks so natural and her style is all her own. The color of her scarf is beautiful and I love the way she’s wrapped it around her arms and waist.
August 17, 2007 at 11:10 am
Beautiful swedish women! Love her outfit!
August 17, 2007 at 11:11 am
This is hands down my favorite picture of yours. This lady is phenomenally beautiful, stylish, and inspirational.
August 17, 2007 at 11:18 am
when I grow up I want to be like her !!!
August 17, 2007 at 11:23 am
wow, what a beautiful and elegant woman! I love her hair. cool dress.
August 17, 2007 at 12:30 pm
I’m mesmerized! I love her! I want to be her! (Well in 20+ years or so) I want to know more about this mysterious wrapping situation going on. Are the sleeves part of it? Is this a home made affair or something store bought. questions.
August 17, 2007 at 1:26 pm
Woow. This woman shocked me with her beauty more than almost any other photo I’ve seen.
August 17, 2007 at 1:36 pm
you know yr blog is super great, with pictures of cool people and great looks,helpful advice, and quality commentary,it’s like the dos and don’ts for the set that doesn’t think the bands daft punk or justice came up with the whole house music thing, THANKS.
August 17, 2007 at 1:41 pm
Wow, what a gorgeous woman! She has a glow, an aura that even on a photograph comes across to you. Her hair is so poetic! Would love to meet her!
August 17, 2007 at 1:43 pm
this is great, totally love it!
August 17, 2007 at 1:50 pm
This woman is incredible- she looks otherworldly and ethereal. Knowing that there are people who look like this wandering around the planet is pretty humbling. I hope I can possess a fraction of that presence at her age.
August 17, 2007 at 1:56 pm
What an absolutely beautiful, unbotoxed woman!
Thank God Hollywood doesn’t have influence ALL over the world.
Thanks, Sart, for my inspiration for the day (I’m 51).
August 17, 2007 at 2:00 pm
Perhaps she wore her white frock as a day dress…..Swished it up with the black sash, etc for an evening out?
Frankly, her white dress “unadorned” would be just as stunning on her……the black swaths make this rather off balanced to my eye and strangely overwhelm the lovely white cotton
Regardless, this woman has aged beautifully and obviously done alot of things right……Cheers, Alison
August 17, 2007 at 2:02 pm
You are a great photographer. I like your website very much. Thanx for all these fabulous pics!
Raul KrebsPhotographer from Brazil
August 17, 2007 at 2:08 pm
is that all done by one scarf? that’s such an unique and daring idea!
August 17, 2007 at 2:37 pm
She is amazingly stylish, and looks so comfortable in her own skin, which is always so great!
August 17, 2007 at 2:59 pm
She is amazing. I love how she wrapped the black cloth not only around her waist but also her arms. And what beautiful skin! I think you should stay in Stockholm forever!
August 17, 2007 at 3:15 pm
I love how you take pictures of everyone on this site! Try to find more of fashionable older women. I keep trying to dress my mom, but she thinks she’s too old to be fashionable, but clearly, no. She needs some inspiration!
August 17, 2007 at 3:18 pm
LOVE the wrap. Very clever. I adore seeing women “of a certain age” looking chic/hip, yet age appropriate. It gives me hope as I stare into my 50′s. She looks beautiful.
August 17, 2007 at 3:19 pm
This woman is the epitome of style and grace. She is naturally elegant without being made up and looking like she’s met with the surgeon’s knife. She appears to be comfortable in her own skin and radiates true beauty. Her dress is stunning on her, and she almost makes me want to quit coloring my hair and go “au natural” (although I don’t think I could carry it off with such panache). Bravo to grace, aging, and embodying feminine style.
August 17, 2007 at 3:28 pm
The light, the background, the woman.
Your Stockholm photography has inspired me before, but this is a whole new level. Thank you.
August 17, 2007 at 3:44 pm
i love that she totally rocks the long grey hair. it seems most woman of a certin age cut it short then die it. this is one of my fav’s
August 17, 2007 at 3:58 pm
Wow. Totally gorgeous.
August 17, 2007 at 4:06 pm
Why is grey hair always called “grey”? Grey is a whole range. There are warm grays, cool greys, all manner of whites, “champagne,” etc. And why aren’t grey streaks called highlights, when that is in fact their effect?
Cult of youth, that’s why. This lady shows that a thing of beauty is indeed a joy forever.
August 17, 2007 at 5:04 pm
“Getting more years doesn´t mean that you can forget your figure.This lady is very slim and I appreciate her for that”
Why would you appreciate somebody for that? Would it really make her less beautiful if she was a couple of sizes bigger?
“The only thing that is bothering me is her hair.Grey is fine,but at her age she should have it in some other way-maybe a shorter cut or some sort of bun.”
You seem to have a lot of rules when it comes to other people, what they should and shouldn’t do too be considered beautiful by you. Why is it so hard to just take her beauty for what it is? I don’t know you but judging by your comment you seem too be the type of person who buys into what magazines say is beauty. The world and its beauty come in more shapes and sizes than what fits between the pages of a magazine
August 17, 2007 at 5:25 pm
if only we all aged this gracefully…
August 17, 2007 at 5:51 pm
last night, my friend bill, asked me what i thought the sartorialist was about, because he didn’t think it was about fashion…. i gave him my inarticulate ‘idunnowha???’
he told me he thought this blog was a love letter to the human race. (i don’t think he would leave a comment like that here) looking at it through that perspective, it’s really changed the way i see your photos, i thought they were lovely before, now i think they are magnificent.
August 17, 2007 at 6:18 pm
wow.she gets IT!!!!!good find
August 17, 2007 at 6:36 pm
I agree: WOW !
August 17, 2007 at 7:07 pm
Wow. This is who I want to be when I grow up (well, I want to look like her, at least).
August 17, 2007 at 7:15 pm
To medii—Lot´s of older people seem to ´give up´and don´t care about how they look.Sure it is very difficult to stay slim-man or woman -during your menopause, you have to watch to what you are eating and how much.Keeping up your exercise is equal important too.I should know cause I´m 56 years old.Sure-someone with a bit more flesh can be attractive too.I just happen to prefer the slimmer look.
August 17, 2007 at 7:27 pm
this is one of the most childish comments i’ve come across on this site. is this an american notion? who made this rule? what a sad way to look at age and beauty.
on to the picture – this woman is beautiful. i personally prefer less clothing, but the use of the scarf is very innovative.
August 17, 2007 at 7:41 pm
Right. If Sart’s blog was just about clothes, it wouldn’t making such an impact. It’s about people, in a beautiful way.
August 17, 2007 at 8:01 pm
She takes my breath away. And she isn’t any age – she is ageless – like nymphs and goddesses and landvættir spirits. Not tainted with youthful dissatisfaction – she just IS that thing you took a picture of. And how DID a mere mortal do that to her dark scarf? Is it all one scarf? Tell, Sart! Tell!
August 17, 2007 at 8:22 pm
Medii, right on.
Jennine, that story was so simple and yet so great that it caught me off guard and actually almost made me cry (never fear, I regained my composure). Gosh, what a pretty interpretation.
Clothing with lots of layers and drapery involved, such as this and those of the Muslim girls below, always makes me a bit envious. This is how I would dress absolutely every day if I could stand the attention that comes when you shirk convention.
August 17, 2007 at 8:45 pm
what a stylish ladylove the wrap belt….adds such interest to her outfit!
August 17, 2007 at 10:46 pm
I don’t understand the negative comments about her hair. She is stunning all the way around. Love her aura, carriage, dress and beauty.
August 17, 2007 at 10:55 pm
anon 9:10 AM wrote “…at her age she should have it in some other way-maybe a shorter cut or some sort of bun.”
Come on now, that’s crazy talk. Look at that hair and tell me it’s not some of the most beautiful hair on the planet.
August 17, 2007 at 11:34 pm
Being around her age and reading some of the comments…it’s as if “older” is when you stop being yourself and start fitting into a mold and it’s, like, soooo amazing if you don’t. Or, some think, you SHOULD fit into a mold. Really, I feel as if being in my 60′s I’ve turned into some weird “other”. Why would you not be interested in fashion if you always were? I keep waiting for the moment when I stop wanting to listen to The Rapture and get into going to the symphony. Clearly it’s inevitable and is going to happen any week now.
August 18, 2007 at 3:12 am
Wow, she is very beautiful!
However I don’t know if that black shash is working, it looks a bit forced to me. She seems so carefree and swan-like, yet the sash thing really seems constrictive. I think it creates an unappealing tension that borders on the ridiculous.
But, when you’re that hot, you can pretty much do as you please, can’t you? ;)
August 18, 2007 at 3:36 am
God (or Goddess..) she is great.
I’m intrigued with the wrap.
Is it leather? What is that colorl? A single piece?
August 18, 2007 at 5:24 am
Another great set of photos you’re taking in Stockholm. But what amazes me most is the beautiful light in all of those pics.Are you shooting late afternoon ?
By the way this lady is really drop dead gorgeous, wish we could all age gracefully like her.
Enjoy the Nordics !
August 18, 2007 at 5:32 am
Wow, she looks fantastic. I was considering colouring my hair because I have a little grey streak but I’m not going to now!! Are they clothes for a shoot or is it her own personal style. If the latter then she is a very classy lady indeed
August 18, 2007 at 7:21 am
August 18, 2007 at 8:46 am
This picture shows why most women should not try to look like they’re in their twenties forever. Grey hair is sexy.
August 18, 2007 at 9:56 am
Very classic and timeless.
August 18, 2007 at 10:02 am
Last week I was walking around Stockholm and it struck me how much fashion had changed since spring and that the Sartorialist should come back to see it so it’s a happy surprise to see that you are back!
August 18, 2007 at 10:07 am
a beautiful woman and photo.I think some of you need to calibrate your colors on your monitors as her scarf appears to be teal not black.
August 18, 2007 at 10:34 am
Oh,my God. I am 25 but when I am her age, I wanna be her.
August 18, 2007 at 11:18 am
I can’t WAIT to have a full head of grey hair so I can look like her. The sooner the better! (I’m 37 and counting…)
I would really like to see how she tied that fabric. I want to do the same thing myself.
August 18, 2007 at 3:20 pm
This woman looks like she just arrived from a distant, peaceful future. She emits tranquility.
August 18, 2007 at 3:43 pm
How lovely! This is a wonderful example of growing old gracefully. Of course, it helps that she still has a wonderful figure.
August 18, 2007 at 4:53 pm
3:36 AM: It’s green (the image is titled “Wht&Green.jpg”).
August 18, 2007 at 6:51 pm
I think people in the USA could learn a great deal about aging gracefully from Swedish folk like her.
August 18, 2007 at 10:34 pm
She’s so beautiful.
August 18, 2007 at 11:34 pm
tired of Sweden. What happened to the hamptons?
August 19, 2007 at 3:49 am
I TOTALLY agree with you!
FREEDOM IS BEAUTIFUL!
Let´s take it and use it!
August 19, 2007 at 5:35 am
how did she manage the fabrics on her arms? oohh….wish there was a pic on her back too.
August 19, 2007 at 7:04 am
August 19, 2007 at 9:24 am
I’ve been thinking a great deal about this photograph because one sees so few people like her in real life. She’s a model, sure. (And she’s Swedish, of course. :)) But my feeling–no certainty–is that we take a wrong-headed approach to aging in North America. I’ve recently been noticing women slightly older than I am at the office with grey roots in advance of their next colouring appointment. I’ve been thinking about an alternate course in which I will allow the grey to come in as it does in my own hair. I think that this woman has further inspired me. Furthermore, the serenity and individuality of this woman are both readily apparent. I really like it.
August 19, 2007 at 10:35 am
WOW! i love her!
August 19, 2007 at 8:08 pm
I want to look like that. She’s so elegant…
August 19, 2007 at 10:14 pm
heaven. more of this in the world.please.
August 19, 2007 at 11:34 pm
All this talk about age…the truth is very few people have any fashion sense at all, but you don’t notice it on young people because their bloom overrides it. Later, however, the body fades and all you’ve got going is style. So if you’ve been developing your fashion sense your whole life, really know yourself and have a clear eye about what looks good on you, then your years give you an edge and you can look end up looking even more fabulous than many people younger who just look, well, young.
August 20, 2007 at 1:34 am
That’s what I want to look like when I’m older. She’s a super-hip, urban fairy godmother…
August 20, 2007 at 4:06 am
Lovely Lovely Lovely – ageless style and grace!
August 20, 2007 at 8:08 am
August 20, 2007 at 8:25 am
Oh my god, she’s divine!
August 20, 2007 at 8:39 am
August 20, 2007 at 10:40 am
I have just read enough comments of this grand lady and the way she wears her hair.I think grey hair is very charming on most people.Why hide your age.I understand that if someone is starting to get grey hair at a very young age he or she would like to color it.Long,grey hair and keeping it loose might fit in some cases.I still think this lady in question would look more beautiful with her hair tied up in some way.
August 20, 2007 at 2:03 pm
this photo is amazingher age makes her beauty glow even brighter
August 20, 2007 at 2:44 pm
She looks like a goddess.
August 20, 2007 at 4:17 pm
This picture somehow annoys me. I agree she’s wonderful and she doesn’t hide the fact she’s not too young; I agree with every comment praising her style and beauty, and her hair being almost white makes me the happiest.
But then again, she doesn’t look like most of aged women I know, and it’s not because of the hair. Where are the menopause extra pounds? Where are the double chin, the swollen arms, the wrinkled forehead?
Naa, she might be older than most of fashionable people portraited here or anywhere else, but she’s as regular as Kate Moss can be.
August 21, 2007 at 12:22 pm
this is what i want to look like when i grow up!
Orchid & Wasp
August 21, 2007 at 6:55 pm
August 22, 2007 at 2:15 pm
My absolute favorite of all the many beautiful photos you have taken. This is what true and timeless beauty, elegance, and grace looks like. Bless you.
August 22, 2007 at 3:27 pm
I was about to use the word “stunning,” but so many people have said the same that it sounds like some kind of slang!
August 23, 2007 at 4:21 am
You sell fashion with young faces. The consumer almost cannot avoid being influenced by all the young beauty he sees in his every day life. The cruelness of defining beauty as being young is that while we are young we are not able to appreciate our youth and as we become older we distance ourself more and more of being beautiful. It would be such a relief, if also age would be considered as something positive, something that we admire and are looking forward to achieve. You cannot become healthier when aging but more wise and if it was shown as something positive in magazines, on tv etc. even more beautiful. This foto is the best proof of how beautiful you can be even when you are older.
August 23, 2007 at 12:00 pm
she is such a vision
August 24, 2007 at 4:33 pm
She encapsulates everything I want to be when I am her age!
August 25, 2007 at 4:58 pm
August 27, 2007 at 7:51 pm
you don’t see a dress that original and “perfect” every day.
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September 1, 2007 at 9:57 pm
she looks like a warrior/goddess, stunning and creative, she seems to be having fun with her age
September 1, 2007 at 10:00 pm
what a very beautiful woman. Love her hair. Love the fact that you photo just people walking along in their day. Maybe one would need a handbag to match their beauty; check out my product ‘Haida Princess Totes’ at http://groups.msn.com/HaidaDesignPurses Love your eye for art and beauty my friend. Respect all the time.
September 3, 2007 at 9:19 am
To montevideana-She has hidden the extra pounds under the layers of the black cloth. Just look at the area around the waist and the arms.Quite clever.
September 4, 2007 at 8:55 am
As an older woman myself, it’s nice to see that we can still look stylish. Older women can still be look upon as beautiful, and lively.
November 11, 2010 at 11:42 am
woww;she is just beautiful!!! the outfit and the hair play together so well!
October 21, 2011 at 7:34 am
It’s Nina van Pallandt! And she looks great! A Scandanavian goddess. Ageless for sure.
Cate in Florida
December 5, 2011 at 1:25 pm
What a gorgeous woman, elegant, reserved, refined. Wonderful photograph.
December 10, 2011 at 9:12 pm
That is one of the most beautiful women I have ever seen. And proof that beauty is beauty at any age. Work on being beautiful, not young, or old. Don’t even think about age. Anyone would be proud to look like that.
April 19, 2012 at 3:51 pm
Yes, she is wonderful woman. Her name is Ing-Marie Lam and she is 64!
July 25, 2012 at 5:00 pm
it’s ingmari lamy, she has a beautiful blog here: http://rodeo.net/ingmarilamy/