1. Simbarashe

    January 16, 2013 at 8:03 pm

    Quite distinguished.

  2. Michael

    January 16, 2013 at 8:15 pm

    Beautiful palette and presence. Very nice.

  3. Marla Martenson

    January 16, 2013 at 8:33 pm

    I love this, she looks fabulous!

  4. expvintage

    January 16, 2013 at 8:40 pm

    the shades! perfection.

  5. Kate

    January 16, 2013 at 8:46 pm

    This has to be the most fabulous woman in the world.



    • Emma

      January 18, 2013 at 1:54 am

      Agreed! She has an Amelie smile and great taste in fibers.

  6. Catherine

    January 16, 2013 at 8:47 pm

    Love the textures in this portrait. ( & no gif to distract!)

  7. monkeyshines

    January 16, 2013 at 8:49 pm

  8. Name*

    January 16, 2013 at 8:52 pm

    Just great class, no Botox, no Coloured hair, just showing her life experience! Wonderful shot:)

    • Clare C

      January 17, 2013 at 8:42 am


      • Name*

        January 19, 2013 at 11:44 am

        Agree with you both! Such a relief to see!

  9. milex

    January 16, 2013 at 9:12 pm

    Milex really loves it

  10. Jessica Brookman (@jessicabrookman)

    January 16, 2013 at 9:12 pm

    Style is timeless. Proof.

  11. Natalie

    January 16, 2013 at 9:14 pm


  12. Jen

    January 16, 2013 at 9:16 pm

    I hope I look that cool and confident when I’m her age. Graceful, yet edgy. Great photo!



  13. liz

    January 16, 2013 at 9:18 pm

    i love everything about this lady! she’s beautiful, her sunglasses, her lipstick shade, her hair, her knitwear…please let me look like this in a few years time…

  14. Joannalogue

    January 16, 2013 at 9:22 pm

    When I grow up I want to BE her…

  15. Zyx

    January 16, 2013 at 9:34 pm

    YESSSSS! She’s BACK. Wonderful color combination. Renata rules.

  16. juliette laura

    January 16, 2013 at 9:41 pm

    Such an Inspirational style.

    Juliette Laura

  17. Hadley

    January 16, 2013 at 9:42 pm

    Gorgeous! The glasses, the lipstick, and the gorgeous woven scaft… Perfect!


    January 16, 2013 at 9:43 pm

    beautiful picture, she is nice and elegant


  19. Felyn

    January 16, 2013 at 9:44 pm

    I love her shades.


  20. Anna Z.

    January 16, 2013 at 10:03 pm

    Wow! A stunning reminder that great style is about being who you are!

    • Colleen

      January 17, 2013 at 7:45 am

      I agree! Looking good at any age. Love it Scott!

  21. furia

    January 16, 2013 at 10:06 pm


  22. The Photodiarist

    January 16, 2013 at 10:09 pm

    What a wonderful shot! Her color choices are impeccable and creative.

  23. Maggie

    January 16, 2013 at 10:15 pm

    Beautiful, classy look. It is nice to see an older woman who is a natural beauty .
    Her smile is wonderful

  24. Yokoo

    January 16, 2013 at 10:23 pm

    I swear Renata gets more beautiful and stylish every time I see her! I hope we can see the rest of her outfit Scott! Congratulations on all of your recent success, I especially liked your car commercial!

  25. Pamela

    January 16, 2013 at 10:36 pm

    From a woman of a certain age…thank you. With confidence I go forward. Beautiful!

  26. Jennifer

    January 16, 2013 at 10:57 pm

    real beauty.

    xo Jennifer


  27. marilyn

    January 16, 2013 at 10:58 pm

    She’s so beautiful. Thanks for posting this.

  28. yvonnelw

    January 16, 2013 at 11:11 pm

    she is SO chic my gawd.

  29. StandardGoods

    January 16, 2013 at 11:26 pm

    And people fear wrinkles. I don’t know why.

  30. Lyn

    January 16, 2013 at 11:26 pm

    Wonderful style. Love the glasses.

  31. ellie

    January 16, 2013 at 11:28 pm

    Stunning woman. Impeccable style. Would love to see more pictures of her – and the whole outfit.

  32. Amy

    January 16, 2013 at 11:41 pm

    love her color sense and I covet those glasses.

  33. The Minx

    January 17, 2013 at 12:04 am

    absolutely gorgeous, I’m in awe of her.

  34. Shannon

    January 17, 2013 at 12:22 am

    What a beautiful woman! I love her lipstick/sweater/scarf color pairing. It’s refreshing to see such a lovely pic of an older woman too. Beauty is so often in the less than obvious places. Thanks for posting!

  35. Colony

    January 17, 2013 at 12:23 am

    Perfect carriage! Of course, I love her glasses too!

  36. BikePretty

    January 17, 2013 at 12:34 am


  37. Reita

    January 17, 2013 at 12:49 am

    WE LOVE ! Beautiful, confident, stylish – who wouldn’t want to sit down to lunch with this person!! So far above the botoxed zombies that try to represent what it means to age “gracefully” in America these days.

    • Inga

      January 17, 2013 at 11:20 am


  38. Imogen

    January 17, 2013 at 12:52 am

    Elegant quality. Wonderful.

  39. annie

    January 17, 2013 at 12:55 am

    I love her glasses!

  40. linda Wright

    January 17, 2013 at 1:46 am

    I love the way she wears the lipstick as just a stain on the lips……not as a lip cover.
    Needless to say this woman is an exceptional beauty and has a level of taste that is extra!!!

  41. thebrunswickian

    January 17, 2013 at 1:46 am

    What an amazing woman, the colors are so subtle, thank you Scott for posting a more mature woman.

  42. nomnom

    January 17, 2013 at 1:59 am

    Utterly ravishing in looks and style.

  43. Kamilla

    January 17, 2013 at 2:52 am

    Wow. I want to look like her when i get old..cool!

  44. Žaneta

    January 17, 2013 at 3:19 am

  45. Denisa

    January 17, 2013 at 3:25 am

    Nice pic. Have a great day.


  46. Nomadic D.

    January 17, 2013 at 4:08 am

  47. Bonnie, Clyde and Marni

    January 17, 2013 at 4:12 am

  48. Eva

    January 17, 2013 at 4:22 am

    What a beautiful classy women!


  49. alexandra

    January 17, 2013 at 5:07 am

    Beuatiful. Love her glasses and lipstick colour.


  50. Giada

    January 17, 2013 at 5:18 am

    Hollywood stars should learn from her… no botox, no surgery, nothing’s but natural spirit!



  51. Giulia ferraro

    January 17, 2013 at 5:39 am

    love her sunglasser she’s got style!!!

  52. whatdecoratesmyday

    January 17, 2013 at 5:43 am

    What a beaty!

  53. Lelli Family

    January 17, 2013 at 5:45 am

    so naturally elegant, so naturally chic

    Mom Cesy from Lelli, italian fashion family

  54. Giulia ferraro

    January 17, 2013 at 5:46 am

    she’s stunning

  55. kassiastclair

    January 17, 2013 at 6:00 am

    I love the three greens with her lipstick. Such great style.

    kassia x


  56. berenger

    January 17, 2013 at 6:07 am

    She’s a knock out! And her shades are as cool as cool can be… X

  57. Nico

    January 17, 2013 at 6:26 am

  58. Iso

    January 17, 2013 at 7:01 am

    She looks like Audrey Hepburn, so elegant and serene….

  59. Maria

    January 17, 2013 at 7:46 am

    One can tell this lady has always had class and poise. The way she holds her head, the proudness in her (beautiful and natural) lines. She is lovely. Beautiful.

  60. bp294

    January 17, 2013 at 8:29 am

    This is a beautiful woman. And the color sense … perfect. Why is this kind of physical and sartorial charm so hard for American women to emulate?

  61. kimberly

    January 17, 2013 at 8:56 am

    look at those cheekbones. stunning woman. notice she has the tiniest of a smile? it says “i continue to embrace life to the fullest,and break a few rules along the way.”

  62. élise

    January 17, 2013 at 9:06 am

    she’s got everything.

    • c woodyard

      January 18, 2013 at 11:17 am

      Yes she does, everything! Sooooooo refeshing!

  63. catherine

    January 17, 2013 at 9:19 am

    oooo-la-la – she is beautiful—–more of these pics, please!

  64. Lydia

    January 17, 2013 at 9:30 am

    I am going to dress like this when I’m old!



    January 17, 2013 at 9:35 am

    That is a prove that beauty comes in all shapes and sizes and ages.

  66. Pauline C

    January 17, 2013 at 9:50 am

    She looks amazing !!!

  67. MB@YarnUiPhoneApp

    January 17, 2013 at 9:58 am

    It’s true she has no Botox, but I just wish she had more hair. Are those of you who are opposed to Botox, also opposed to more hair? What if this woman were to add in a few subtle hair extensions? She would instantly look younger. What’s more, I think she could color her hair. I’m not sure if this woman is working or looking for a job, but sprucing up her hair (and that alone) would help her in the workforce. Botox is a nice enhancement but not as essential as great hair, IMO.

    • Bob

      January 17, 2013 at 1:14 pm

      I read your comment several times and have concluded that you are not joking. I am not particularly opposed to botox, or to “more hair”. I am, however, opposed to both when they are not needed. This woman has a full head of thick hair. She is obviously very comfortable with who she is, and consequently reeks of style, class, dignity and grace. I doubt that she is looking for a job, as she is one of the world’s most respected Fashion Journalists. (Georgio Armani allowed her to be the first to write his biography).

    • Cat

      January 18, 2013 at 4:29 pm

      I don’t think she needs botox, nor extensions. Class and allure (Audrey Hepburn, Lauren Bacall…those kind of women) comes like this and do not need (should not have) artifice. A good lipstick, good base, little eye shadow , no jewelry or very light, and that’s it.
      Forget the extensions. This woman surely do not want to look like ‘the real housewives of Beverly Hills (just walked in a store in front of a super-size TV (same thing, no need but other discussion) with these ugly fake rich full of long hair and heavy botox-makeup women. What a disaster.

      Sorry for the English, I’m not a native.

    • K. Johnson

      January 20, 2013 at 6:19 pm

      This is clearly someone who is not looking for the erasure of expression. Botox is for people who do not want laugh lines or evidence that they have lived in the natural world. This lady radiates a warm intelligence, so you have to imagine that she could have had dye, extensions, botox, and whatever, but is telling you with the bold glasses that she knows best for herself.

    • sage

      June 27, 2013 at 10:38 pm

      Her hair is beautiful. She is beautiful just as she is. Quit trying to throw more paint onto a fine painting. This IS beauty.

  68. anke

    January 17, 2013 at 10:01 am

    Great colours, i want so see the whole outfit!
    which brand are the glasses?

  69. Alessia

    January 17, 2013 at 10:21 am



  70. Pi

    January 17, 2013 at 10:31 am

    What a lovely and elegant woman. Don’t change a thing.

  71. Le living and co.

    January 17, 2013 at 10:56 am

    I apologize for a lack of a better word but she just looks.. cool!

  72. willa

    January 17, 2013 at 11:04 am

    Oh please, more aspirational photos of beautiful older women.
    thank you!

  73. Sally

    January 17, 2013 at 11:09 am


  74. Orangeufunny

    January 17, 2013 at 11:12 am

    Freedom to be secure and confident with who you are at any stage in life. This is the light that makes you beautiful!

  75. angie

    January 17, 2013 at 11:24 am

    simply beautiful!!

  76. Karen

    January 17, 2013 at 12:14 pm

    Amazing. I hope she makes it into your next book Scott.

  77. Tracey

    January 17, 2013 at 12:18 pm

    She looks so lovely.
    I don’t want to look like her when I am older, I’d like to look like her now!

  78. Juanita

    January 17, 2013 at 12:25 pm

    She looks just fabulous and this is exactly how to grow old gracefully. How wonderfully refreshing to see a face that isn’t stuffed full of botox and fillers. Paradoxically, they ALWAYS make you look so much older!

  79. carole

    January 17, 2013 at 12:37 pm

    She is beautiful and I love her glasses.

  80. concupiscence

    January 17, 2013 at 12:54 pm

    ahh! two very wonderful pictures in a row

  81. Wendy Carlos Williams

    January 17, 2013 at 1:24 pm

    I see Giovanna’s future.

  82. Nalletar

    January 17, 2013 at 1:34 pm

    What a smile!

  83. tallulah

    January 17, 2013 at 2:24 pm

    Inspirational, beautiful, stylish and totally herself.This photo has brightened my day immensely.

  84. mabelmabel

    January 17, 2013 at 3:45 pm

    Presence with a capital P. These colors, textures, easy shapes frame (great frames, by the way) a class act. Brava!

  85. Sevan

    January 17, 2013 at 3:52 pm

    I’m going to add to the above comments by saying that this lady is stylish, beautiful, graceful, elegant and….more !

  86. Anne-Sophie

    January 17, 2013 at 4:18 pm

    Cette femme est tout simplement belle, naturelle – il y a même de la fraîcheur sur son visage malgré sa maturité…elle ne triche pas !
    ces différentes nuances de vert sont jolies – j’aime beaucoup l’écharpe et les lunettes !

  87. Ali

    January 17, 2013 at 5:31 pm

    This is why I would never get botox. So distinguished.

  88. Sandra

    January 17, 2013 at 5:45 pm

  89. elizabeth wilson

    January 17, 2013 at 5:45 pm

    chic. finally a face of a certain vintage. thanks.

  90. BdeBalenciaga

    January 17, 2013 at 6:01 pm

    Gracias, Gracias, Gracias

  91. joanne

    January 17, 2013 at 6:24 pm

    a layered green palette stacks like no other hue

  92. BethS

    January 17, 2013 at 6:50 pm

    Divine–she always has the best glasses and colors

  93. Dottie

    January 17, 2013 at 8:05 pm

    She’s my favorite!

  94. Stephanie

    January 17, 2013 at 9:12 pm

    I still love this woman’s style more than I can say!

  95. Sumbika

    January 17, 2013 at 10:51 pm

    She’s just great!

  96. yuka

    January 17, 2013 at 10:57 pm

    she proves age doesn’t matter <3


  97. Angie Muresan

    January 17, 2013 at 11:36 pm

    i could hope to look this gorgeous. what an amazing presence she has.

  98. Camille

    January 18, 2013 at 6:47 pm

    Absolutely gorgeous.
    Love her style. She exudes class.

  99. Carolina Bin

    January 18, 2013 at 8:55 pm

    So charming!
    Definitely love it.

  100. sheik59

    January 19, 2013 at 3:10 am

    This is the kind of person who even in rags seem just out of the tailoring. She is super stylish.

  101. Marianthi

    January 19, 2013 at 5:08 pm


  102. Deb Hughes

    January 19, 2013 at 10:59 pm

    Thanks, lovely portrait. Inspiration for those of us no longer young.xx

  103. Susana

    January 20, 2013 at 11:41 am

    I love all! Just a great fast bun, classic sunglasses and a powerful lip color and ……voilá! Perfect! A great inspiration! Thank you for the photo!

  104. camilla

    January 20, 2013 at 2:47 pm

    yes! yes! YES!

  105. K. Johnson

    January 20, 2013 at 5:55 pm

    It is so nice to see photos that are so appreciative of the older ladies. I think this is a strength in your work- you really do find such a variety for people to enjoy. Thanks!

  106. Dee

    January 20, 2013 at 8:07 pm


  107. Martine

    January 20, 2013 at 8:08 pm

    Gorgeous woman, gorgeous portrait, pretty foam green scarf! One of my many favorites on here. Although truth be told, I have so many favorites on here that its not saying that much any more… Very uplifting to see.

  108. Maxime

    January 21, 2013 at 1:16 pm

    I love it.
    And again “natural” wins and rules.
    Love the textures, the colours she shoes that go so well with her skin and hair. A woman with good taste.
    As already previously mentionned :
    La mode s’achète – le style se possède

  109. Christine

    January 21, 2013 at 3:03 pm

    This is a spectacular picture. First of all the composition – I love the way her colors are echoed by the blurred background – the tree branches behind her hair, the peach colored houses behind her face, the blues reaching just up to her shoulders. The subject looks as though she just coalesced into existence on the spot.
    The clothes are very cool, well-worn, shades of green in a combination you don’t normally see. Each could have been a Pantone color of the year in it’s own decade. Thrown together, they’re like the lush greens of a garden. The sunglasses make it all modern.
    The woman herself looks incredibly beautiful and interesting and radiant. All the comments about how great she looks – for her age – are a little depressing. Do pictures of elegant men of the same age elicit the same response? But I have to admit that I had a little bit the same thought myself. Why? I guess, part of what makes the image so compelling is that it presents a classy alternative to faking youth indefinitely, as so many women feel they must try to do. Definitely a thing to remember.

  110. Olivia

    January 23, 2013 at 7:03 pm

    This woman is my idol! I want to be that chic when my hair turns grey.

  111. Vivet Molho

    May 12, 2013 at 4:05 pm

    We have family in Italy , but she is look like like my grandma when she was on her age. I am seeking a long tome our roots since they escape from Thessaloniki during war.

  112. Ebil

    November 30, 2014 at 10:37 am

    Beautiful face.

    Reminiscent of Audrey Tatou. Audrey in a few years perhaps.

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