64 comments

  1. Anonymous

    April 23, 2007 at 4:10 am

    Her outfit is fine, but really, this woman scares me. I can’t even explain why. I think I have to disagree with your “sartorialeste of the year” evaluation.

  2. Jack Daniel

    April 23, 2007 at 4:33 am

    Oh oh oh my!

    If only all the woman of her age would dress like that…the world would be a better place.

    • Nívia

      May 26, 2014 at 11:06 pm

      Well, you can do a lot about that.
      How about teling this to,your girlfriend or to your wife, your mother,your susteres, and friends …
      Its a good startTell every woman you know

  3. diego

    April 23, 2007 at 5:04 am

    Agreed!

  4. Anonymous

    April 23, 2007 at 5:16 am

    I would advise longer coat or shorter skirt/dress, beside this quite ok

  5. Anonymous

    April 23, 2007 at 5:46 am

    Well, she has great style but also a great body!

  6. Anonymous

    April 23, 2007 at 6:44 am

    Exquisite! I’m twenty years old and I honestly think that I have just fallen in love.

  7. editor

    April 23, 2007 at 6:56 am

    love the black, the navy, the cream. the fishnets. the stance.
    of all the hermes bags, that one, especially worn shoulder style, does not work with this outfit or her style as it appears to be in this picture.

  8. whyioughtta

    April 23, 2007 at 7:58 am

    Beautiful from the top of her head to the tips of her toes.

    Love how the coat is not a trench…but has a slightly trenchy feel.

  9. Larry

    April 23, 2007 at 8:10 am

    seconded!

  10. Anonymous

    April 23, 2007 at 8:19 am

    WOW!,
    the europeans are so far ahead of us, so much more elegant, more interesting.

  11. Cappuccino

    April 23, 2007 at 8:23 am

    Stellar.

  12. Anonymous

    April 23, 2007 at 8:41 am

    C’est magnifique!! Where can I buy that beautiful updated trench?

  13. Carolina Lange

    April 23, 2007 at 9:06 am

    Wow, she looks fantastic! The hair, the coat, the dress, the shoes. She has a great style.

  14. Anna

    April 23, 2007 at 9:07 am

    Absolutely beautiful! I love the legs.

  15. Greg

    April 23, 2007 at 9:34 am

    So classy and yet terribly modern. The dark blue trench and the fishnet stockings give her such an attitude ! Simply amazing…

  16. Anonymous

    April 23, 2007 at 9:58 am

    Love the legs

  17. looksinto:

    April 23, 2007 at 10:20 am

    Stunning! She is beautiful. The wide fishnets particularly caught my eye – they lend a rich pattern to what could be a pretty everyday outfit.

    To me, they convey her European milieu – it seems as if very few women here in Mid-western America embrace fishnets as a wearable hoisery outside of costume parties. It’s annoying because they are so feminine.

    Thanks for the great Milan pictures!

  18. iopine

    April 23, 2007 at 10:24 am

    Agreed

  19. underneath

    April 23, 2007 at 10:41 am

    This lovely Lade is truly elegant. Adore the total look of her!

  20. Iheartfashion

    April 23, 2007 at 10:54 am

    What a gorgeous full-skirted coat, chic stockings, and beautiful hair on a woman of a certain age. Love her look!

  21. Candid Cool

    April 23, 2007 at 11:28 am

    I agree

  22. Girl Spy

    April 23, 2007 at 11:40 am

    She is my new fashion idol.

    I love my America, and I love our casual vibe. But sometimes our casual translates to sloppy, and we do it because we’re afraid to look old if we dress like grown-ups. I saw three women the other day on the subway. From the rear I thought they were about 18 or 20, but when they turned around they were all at least 45. The incongruity between their clothes and their faces made them look like hags. They had good shapes, obviously, so if they had been dressed like this woman, they would have looked fab. So I am seeing that dressing like a grown-up is really the way to look smart all the time, the real cool. It’s wonderful to see women who look like women, not trying to be teeny-boppers. This goes for men too. My girlfriends and I are always swooning over some foxy guy who walks by in a suit. 35 year old guys in sneakers, ring collar t-shirts & Dockers? I’m over it. I’m even over it if you’re 25.

    This lady is glorious. She’s inspiring me to be less casual, get back to high heels & showing some leg. It looks nice and you know what? Men love it and who am I to not want male attention? It all ends soon enough. And fishnets are going on my shopping list!

    Thank you Scott, for this blog, it really encourages me to joie de vivre!

  23. Anonymous

    April 23, 2007 at 11:41 am

    Simply divine…….like Catherine Deneuve in Belle de Jour.

  24. gregory_fb

    April 23, 2007 at 11:59 am

    Fantastic!!! If this beautiful woman put her outfit together herself she should seriously consider a career as a stylist. Everything is just so and though she has made some very fashion forward choices she doesn’t appear to be trying too hard.

  25. blushing apples

    April 23, 2007 at 12:26 pm

    I dont usually like that type of thights, but here she made it look refined, by the whole outfit.

  26. Anonymous

    April 23, 2007 at 12:45 pm

    So Italian, So Milano, So fabulous

  27. Anonymous

    April 23, 2007 at 1:09 pm

    Very beautiful–the coat is amazing.

    Scott, when do you plan to post your SartoriaList? It is April…

  28. Emily

    April 23, 2007 at 1:33 pm

    Really? I think she looks very chic, but not anywhere as interesting as some others you have posted. Classic? Yes indeed, but why is it unique?

  29. John

    April 23, 2007 at 1:41 pm

    Have to agree. The sort of woman one wants to be seen with in swanky restaurants and bars. It’s nothing to do with age, I’m not even sure it has to do with sex, it’s just pure chic. Her look is fantastic. Disregard the comment about sex. A stunner no doubt about it.

  30. pilloledimoda

    April 23, 2007 at 1:45 pm

    who is she? i am italian and she looks familiar..

  31. Anonymous

    April 23, 2007 at 2:29 pm

    I don’t think it’s about the individual articles that this person is wearing, but rather it is about the confidence and overall attitude she exudes that gives her great style.

    The fact that she doesn’t care about what we’re all saying is what validates her style -effortless.

  32. PALOMA

    April 23, 2007 at 2:49 pm

    I´d like to dress ando look like her when I grow up…simply fab!!!

  33. Anonymous

    April 23, 2007 at 3:07 pm

    ugh!!! i just loveeee this blog! please never delete it; different aspects of the world’s beauty would go unnoticed if you did. keep up the good work!

  34. Anonymous

    April 23, 2007 at 3:13 pm

    give this women a milkshake or three

  35. EPHEMERALTHING

    April 23, 2007 at 3:55 pm

    Perfect, well, …. very elegant combination of colour hues.
    Like a breeze.

  36. vintagent

    April 23, 2007 at 4:10 pm

    That’s a Marni coat, in the lovely blue-grey they’ve been making this year – my wife has a similar one, the fabric feels rubberized, but silky, and it makes great sounds as she moves.

    I love the fishnets, they really are the unexpected accent which makes her outfit exceptional. You can buy every item of her clothing off the rack, but it took some wit to put it all together.

  37. Mrs Fashion

    April 23, 2007 at 4:21 pm

    Please can we vote for our Sartorialestes of the Year?
    Mrs F x

  38. AnastasiaC

    April 23, 2007 at 4:23 pm

    I totally agree!
    she is a woman who isnt afraid…she looks amazing, so stylish, classic with a hint of sexy – very inspiring!

  39. Anonymous

    April 23, 2007 at 4:28 pm

    “Sartorialeste of The Year Nominee”

    agreed-

    jh

  40. afb

    April 23, 2007 at 4:44 pm

    i’m almost speechless. she is heaven on earth

  41. Anonymous

    April 23, 2007 at 5:24 pm

    Very chic woman, indeed. Although I must admit that I don’t see what is so outstanding about this one.

  42. Knitizen K

    April 23, 2007 at 5:54 pm

    I love that you chose a mature woman as your Sarorialeste of the Year Nominee. Great style, and she projects a confidence in herself that translates as true beauty. Bravo Sartorialist!

  43. Anonymous

    April 23, 2007 at 6:08 pm

    My Goodness…

    if I spotted this lady in the street – looking just like this – I would think about her all day…

    Scott…. you have the Rock of Eye… for more than a cut of cloth.

    She is perfect. The ahir, the figure. The coat. The tights. The shoes.

    The Look.

    11/10. Wow.

  44. Anonymous

    April 23, 2007 at 8:17 pm

    I adore the attitude of your blog and the fact that you cover all ages, shapes and sizes. Thank you for seeing the best in everyone. Breath of fresh air.

  45. The Federalist

    April 23, 2007 at 8:46 pm

    I am 23 years old. Cannot tell her age but will guess she is my senior; I must say that this is the most attractive woman I have seen in a while. Seriously, just an iconic woman any man of any age will find beautiful.

  46. NYC Modelista

    April 23, 2007 at 8:51 pm

    I love that her dress is longer than her coat and you can see the hem peeking out from beneath. It looks so 1960s and retro.

    Perfecto.

  47. Maria

    April 23, 2007 at 8:54 pm

    Self asured femininity!
    That is only for a refined few.

  48. mimi

    April 23, 2007 at 9:09 pm

    Very Graceful and she makes it work though on someone else that longer skirt shorter coat would look sloppy.

  49. foodie415

    April 24, 2007 at 12:01 am

    An Italian Charlotte Rampling! And yes, a nominee.

  50. Peter

    April 24, 2007 at 12:35 am

    I have to agree about the nomination. But I wouldn’t give it to her outright, need to see the other nominees first!

  51. Miss Shades

    April 24, 2007 at 2:11 am

    the colour of her coat/dress is amazing.
    the whole photo has such a beautiful colour scheme.

  52. Eastern Aisle Credit Solutions

    April 24, 2007 at 3:37 am

    she has a gorgeous outfit, but there’s just something lacking..

  53. sandman_gr

    April 24, 2007 at 5:32 am

    She’s a finalist for sure! I’d love to see more like her!

  54. Cut of cloth

    April 24, 2007 at 5:55 am

    This woman has timeless sex appeal
    She has a look of Catherine Deneuve
    Very French Italia Moda

  55. Ninon

    April 24, 2007 at 10:50 am

    Stunning coat length. I am not impressed with her fishnets though. They always seem a little desperate to me.

  56. Anonymous

    April 24, 2007 at 12:39 pm

    Gorgeous
    Here´s a prediction. The new millenium high style will come from over forty men and women, and not from the younger ones.

    When I am truly moved by a sartorial creation (I mean real emotion not just mere preetyness), it´s always the individual work of a full grown person.

    This lady is beyond any age-trend frontier.
    She has created a piece of territory and she reigns over it.

  57. jude

    April 24, 2007 at 3:50 pm

    I adore the whole look! I spotted the same look this past Winter whilst shopping in Glasgow- though the woman there wore a lovely beret and had a toddler clutching at her coat!

    My thoughts were “Smashing! What a great look for a young Mother!”

    Kudos to you for such a great site!

    Cheers

  58. Anonymous

    April 24, 2007 at 8:04 pm

    Sart, I adore you. You are a true gentleman and you really know style. She is magnificiant. I do agree with Girl Spy re: women in their 40s and 50s who have great bodies but dress like teenyboppers here in America. I am in my early 50s and let me tell you, it is damn hard to find clothing out there that allows one to express one’s self without looking like the newly wed or the nearly dead. This woman looks like a strong, classic, elegant, WOMAN. What adds so much to the class of her outfit is her face and her hair. I’ll wager she has none to minimal make-up on and her hair is well taken-care of,but not over-dyed or styled. Not like here in the US where we have to constantly be affirming that we have breasts or ass to others, that our femaleness is hooked into our feritility and youth,not our age and experience and confidence. She affirms her femininity to herself, and therefore affirms herself to the world. What a relief to see her here. My faith in you is renewed, because you obviously understand real women, unlike most of the US, which is obsessed with fertility, breeding, youth, and NO CHARACTER. Look at her face. THAT IS what makes the outfit…not the other way around. Bravo, Bravo BRAVO. xoxoxoxoxoxo, Sart, from a sexy, confident, strong 50+ real woman.

  59. Robert

    April 25, 2007 at 1:12 am

    This is the kind of style I pictured on the woman from 4/21; elegant, modern, timeless, seductive.

  60. Karen Morgan

    April 25, 2007 at 10:20 am

    Perrrfection! The trench is perfectly fitted, the hair is like a lion’s main, the bangles, the fishnets and the pumps are pulling all the planets and all eyes into her forcefield. Fierceness.

  61. Anonymous

    May 15, 2007 at 9:57 am

    what a simply beautiful blue..

    unfortunately, this problem of people dressing in a slack street style is prevalent in australia too, especially men who wear tight coloured tshirts, dirty sneakers, and hoodies well into their 30s, before giving in to bland chinos and polos in their 40s and on.
    it’s a pity that we’ve followed the american route rather than the european one (though it’s no suprising given omnipotent US culture). we having also followed that other american trend of getting fatter, which of course does neither health nor fashion any good.

  62. Aubrey.

    July 11, 2007 at 5:47 pm

    tres elegante
    When I grow up, I’m going to be pretty-powerful like her. the fishnets, the trench, the ice stare
    YOWZER

  63. Anonymous

    May 3, 2009 at 10:18 pm

    Of the year? You must be kidding, try of the DECADE. Wow. A “10″
    Helloooooo Mrs. Robinson. Seriously, if you have her contact info I’ll fly to Italy tonight just to have an espresso with her.

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