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July 18, 2014 at 9:06 am
la fantasia del tessuto è davvero bella!!
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Vestido do dia
July 21, 2014 at 10:24 am
Loved your site!
And its true, this outfit is really beautiful!
Helô, from Vestido do dia
July 18, 2014 at 9:07 am
love the nonnie shots.
July 18, 2014 at 10:36 am
Love it! I like the patterns, the lace poking out and her pose. These Bari shots are just amazing!
July 18, 2014 at 12:52 pm
I agree. Simply beautiful.
Its amazing just how beautiful this shot is. Besides the colors, and angles in this shot- I love the energy she is giving off.
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robert c harvey
July 21, 2014 at 11:58 am
Judith A. Ross
July 18, 2014 at 9:14 am
This photo, especially right above yesterday’s shot of the young woman give lots of food for thought. For starters, rather than seeing aging as a bad thing, looking at it as an interesting (and inevitable – if we are lucky) process. Her clothes are secondary to that for me. My mom died when I was about the age of the girl in yesterday’s photo. She had great style too. She’d be 93 this year — I always wonder what her aging would have been like.
Thank you Scott for this thought-provoking post.
July 18, 2014 at 9:17 am
Such a “humane” shot. I love how she uses the apron almost as a shield or crutch, lovely!
July 18, 2014 at 9:21 am
Love seeing these grandmamas in their everyday dresses and cooking accessories. They make you wish to be invited in to sit at their tables and experience their wonderful meals. This one is even wearing a pretty slip.
July 20, 2014 at 4:25 pm
If you ask she will invite you… for sure! I’m from Bari and I know it.. :D Some of them is doing a kind of experience… You can go inside and you can enjoy a private lunch!
July 21, 2014 at 2:55 pm
I would like to be her sous chef for a day! Or even just peel potatoes and chop vegetables while she instructs me and tells me some great stories.
July 18, 2014 at 9:24 am
Awww. She strikes quite a sweet little pose!
July 18, 2014 at 9:33 am
I wish we could see a pic of her in her 30-40.
July 18, 2014 at 9:34 am
now, this is cute and relevant. i love it! :)
July 18, 2014 at 9:36 am
SHE’S BEVELLING!!! (it’s a dancer pose for those don’t know what I’m on about) I absolutely love her and this shot – wonderfull!!
July 24, 2014 at 10:38 pm
It’s sweet that you think that she’s in a “dancer’s pose.” But it’s obvious that she suffers from terrible arthritis and that’s probably the only stance that is comfortable for her.
July 18, 2014 at 9:43 am
You are wonderfully audacious! I thank you.
July 18, 2014 at 12:57 pm
Crone? Really? Seems like an unnecessary choice of word for a wonderful old lady….
Neda del Mars
July 18, 2014 at 5:14 pm
This is not an insult. The Crone is the third aspect of the Triple Goddess — Maiden, Mother, Crone — and a identifies the wise “eldering” — ancient female energy that empowers a woman in the third stage of life.
July 24, 2014 at 9:05 am
Yeah, right. Wait until you are her age and some young pissant calls you a crone. And it will happen. Make no mistake.
Judging by the way the commenters usually react to pictures of old people, I get the impression that most of them have nothing to do with them otherwise.
Vecchia è vecchia and has to put up with a lot.
July 18, 2014 at 9:09 pm
“Crone” is one of the three stages of womanhood. Maiden, mother, crone. The crone is the wise-woman and the one who holds the generations together. It is a wonderful time of life.
Diana from San Francisco
July 19, 2014 at 1:54 am
Oh Ali, Jen didn’t mean anything bad. In some circles the wise wonderful older women are referred to as crones. Her comment alone – Beautiful Crone was made with great reverence.
July 19, 2014 at 2:56 pm
I think you´ve been extremely rude and sarcastic, there is no room for people like you in this blog. Do you think you are really funny… do you?
July 23, 2014 at 1:55 am
Crone is not an insult. Simply one of three phases of a woman’s life. And there is room for all of us in this blog.
Little Miss Katy
July 18, 2014 at 9:48 am
Hahaha oh she is AWESOME!!<3
The cheeky little leg pop is fab. And I really love the print on her dress!
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July 18, 2014 at 10:11 am
i so adore her pose. gorgeous photo
ladies in navy
July 18, 2014 at 10:16 am
I love the nonna shots…my family is from Bari, and these remind me of my own nonna. This particular lady seems so refined…I love her funky glasses as well. Thanks for these!
July 18, 2014 at 10:23 am
With this fab Bari serie you take us all on vacation! Thank you for this:)
July 18, 2014 at 10:24 am
I’m loving these Bari pics!! So natural and so evocative!
July 18, 2014 at 10:35 am
This picture is really moving to me. She has so much emotion in her face.
July 18, 2014 at 10:42 am
Self-assured & grounded with her own style from the jewellery pieces to her shoes! Is there a peti-coat underneath the dress? On the extreme right looks like a peek of a lace work?
Thanks Scott! Inspires me to dream living a long life with my own style …
July 18, 2014 at 11:19 am
She’s still got it! There’s nothing cutesy about this photo; I don’t know this woman’s age, but I have a feeling she is very young at heart.
July 18, 2014 at 11:20 am
Perfect photo. xaxa
Angela in Victoria
July 18, 2014 at 11:35 am
Adorable! I want to eat in her kitchen :-p
July 18, 2014 at 9:21 pm
July 18, 2014 at 11:55 am
Look at her apron — it’s hand embroidered and she probably made it.
And she probably made her cotton dress! A lifetime of creativity.
July 18, 2014 at 9:22 pm
I think you are right. It’s great!
Mary in Oregon
July 20, 2014 at 2:26 pm
Yes, exactly what I was thinking, Lorea! She will undoubtedly also be a good cook! What a treat to see these neighbors, Scott!
As many have already written, “these photos make me feel like I am walking down these streets with you, on vacation!”
July 18, 2014 at 12:04 pm
I love her! She is so alive. Beautiful, simple apron.
My mother is 93 and still cares about her clothes.
July 18, 2014 at 12:41 pm
Where can I find a 100% cotton dress in a great print?
July 19, 2014 at 9:55 am
You might have to make it yourself — or have it made!
July 18, 2014 at 12:58 pm
Work it, nonna!
July 18, 2014 at 1:34 pm
What an amazing photo, I love it and I love her!
July 18, 2014 at 1:41 pm
love it! from the apron and housedress that she made down to the worishofer slides.
July 18, 2014 at 1:45 pm
Very touching image. Apron probably homemade and hand embroidered. Beautiful little peek of lace from under paisley dress. Empathy for the older soul dealing with painful arthritis.
July 18, 2014 at 1:51 pm
wonderful. you have apparently stumbled on a treasure trove of great characters in this town.
July 18, 2014 at 1:57 pm
This is indeed a very moving picture. Her face shows many emotions. Anyway, as this is a style blog:
Her apron is beautiful. I love her pose. I think I see a very pretty slip under her dress – is this lace? And the whole picture, with the background is just really really beautiful.
July 18, 2014 at 2:01 pm
The pictures you took of the nonne in Bari are among the most beautiful you’ve ever taken! Those women are so beautiful! I più belle d’Italia!
July 18, 2014 at 2:17 pm
what an amazing shot, it rushed me..i had tears in my eyes. first time a pictures of yours was touching me like that. she looks so fragile and powerful at the same time.
July 18, 2014 at 3:00 pm
Strike a pose;
like the girl on 16th of july. Must be an Italian thing ? ;-)
July 18, 2014 at 3:06 pm
Thank you for this – it’s refreshing to see a photo of a person I can relate to … while I am obsessed with fashion and love ogling the pics of “fashiony” people … I find pics like this quietly resonate with me.
Her outfit is cute.
I want to know her story.
July 20, 2014 at 4:40 pm
Just come in Puglia… :D They are lovely ladies that you can find in the streets… Making pasta..
July 18, 2014 at 4:50 pm
Remind me my nonna Anna, thank you Scott
July 18, 2014 at 5:07 pm
What a seriously pretty outfit. So feminine.
July 18, 2014 at 6:06 pm
She’s got a story to tell. And I want a plate of whatever she’s cookin’!
July 18, 2014 at 6:32 pm
Beautiful like Arthur avenue in the Bronx .
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July 18, 2014 at 6:57 pm
Lovely! The mix of patterns is really great.
July 18, 2014 at 7:02 pm
This photo brought tears to my eyes. Her face is full of emotion. I found the expression on her face particularly striking, deep in thought, or posing seriously for a photograph as most of that generation would tend to do.
She reminded me of my grandmother. Of how the body curves with age and however beautiful and moving to the eye that maybe, it can also be physically and emotionally painful.
This photograph really moved me. Thank you.
July 18, 2014 at 8:05 pm
I like that spunky pose.
July 18, 2014 at 9:28 pm
It’s pretty clear where Prada gets her ideas.
July 18, 2014 at 9:48 pm
Love your work Scott !!!!!
July 18, 2014 at 10:22 pm
classic!! love this so much
July 18, 2014 at 10:30 pm
July 18, 2014 at 10:31 pm
Bravo Mr Schuman!
(because you are not a “fashion blogger”; you are a photographer).This photo is so sweet it brought tears to my eyes for so many (good) reasons
July 18, 2014 at 11:35 pm
I came to the site to get my dose of style, and got a dose of humanity instead. Well played.
July 21, 2014 at 4:33 am
In complete agreement. Well played (and commented) yourself, Rivero!
July 19, 2014 at 12:03 am
Unexpectedly moving…a sense of vulnerability.
July 19, 2014 at 1:26 am
God! Look at this woman’s feet! Hey are so contorted! Is it worth it?
p in Portland, Or
July 19, 2014 at 1:28 am
I love all these shots! What an amazing range of beautiful people you captured in a charming city. Thanks!
July 19, 2014 at 1:40 am
July 19, 2014 at 1:56 am
Oh how I love the dress. Did anyone notice the hint of lace from her slip peaking through. Wonderful.
July 19, 2014 at 2:20 am
If I were to sum up my impression of this photo, I would imagine that the beautiful fresh white laundry drying on the balcony behind her has been a daily chore for her adulthood. She has worked hard to maintain an impeccable home and has given all her energies to her family. Her cooking is amazing and so is the extra plate she puts on the table “in case” there is a visitor. She loves her life, family and friends in Bari…………She is perfectly at ease in front of your lens, Scott, as she has spent her life putting her best foot forward.
Thank you for introducing us to the lovely people of Bari. Simplicity at its best.
July 19, 2014 at 2:48 am
the spirit never ages…Keep it up!
July 19, 2014 at 4:34 am
Poetry! Thank you again.
July 19, 2014 at 5:52 am
Doesn’t she look super sweet, RESPECT to all nuns, God bless them and give them strong health and will to live a long happy life.
July 19, 2014 at 6:15 am
I come from Bari and I know the style and the way of dress of these people! I love it and, watching this photo, I think about my grandma, she dresses the same kind of stylish dress.
At the same time, this style is in tune with the way of being of this people: they always smile and they show the positivity in life in all respects. I hope my English would be understandable.
July 21, 2014 at 6:22 pm
Your English is much better than my Italian could ever be. :) So lucky to be in Bari!
July 19, 2014 at 6:34 am
I like the different materials, the dress and the “tablier”; la nonna is in :)
July 19, 2014 at 8:02 am
July 19, 2014 at 8:36 am
July 19, 2014 at 8:40 am
I solute her courage (y)
July 19, 2014 at 9:17 am
Thank you for this inspiring set of photos! The bit of lace peeking out at her hem is a reminder that older people have so much more to them than what is immediately seen, and so often ignored, on the surface.
July 19, 2014 at 11:15 am
Perfect. Thank you…..
July 19, 2014 at 11:39 am
Love her apron. Love her. Love the photo. Thanks.
July 19, 2014 at 3:26 pm
Off the charts lovely! These recent Bari photos are all incredible. Thank you, Scott.
July 19, 2014 at 4:24 pm
beautiful! thanks for the touching picture!
July 19, 2014 at 5:19 pm
She’s absolutely adorable and the shoot is perfect.
July 19, 2014 at 5:48 pm
Reminds me of the film I saw on MUBI yesterday… Mid-August Lunch, I think the title is.
July 19, 2014 at 8:23 pm
July 19, 2014 at 9:56 pm
Pics like this remind us just how deep fashion roots go.
July 19, 2014 at 11:52 pm
This is your best shot ever!
I love it that you photographed this older woman who is beautiful in her own way.
I love her dress, apron, energy that she has despite her age.. posing with her leg.. wonderful!
July 20, 2014 at 1:43 am
She’s got style and attitude ;)
July 20, 2014 at 2:10 am
This portrait just really got me! I am so used to playing attention to the way a person is dressed when I log on to your blog. I find myself doing the same with her clothes, but the attention to her outfit quickly changes to the view of the entire woman. There is surely a story here – caring for family, steadfastness and enduring. Really wonderfull addition to your daily gallery.
July 20, 2014 at 3:34 am
ugly and sad. old and poor. has nothing to do with fashion.
July 21, 2014 at 4:26 am
What makes you think that this lady is poor? Or sad? In my humble opinion comments like this make the commenter ‘sad and poor’ in attitude.
July 21, 2014 at 8:06 am
ugly and sad. – Your manners
old and poor. – Your narrow-mindedness
has nothing to do with fashion – Neither does your snarkiness
July 21, 2014 at 11:01 am
Dear sikhi, someday you too will be old, your comment tells me that you have already reached ugly.
July 22, 2014 at 3:46 pm
What a sad, ugly comment. Poor you.
July 20, 2014 at 4:03 am
Ahahah the grandma of south italy are the best, great picture !
July 20, 2014 at 9:43 am
She has a great confidence (y)
July 20, 2014 at 11:34 am
Wonderful! She is so beautiful, so true, so human. I love it!
July 20, 2014 at 11:35 am
What a beautiful cliché!
July 20, 2014 at 1:14 pm
Thank you for reminding me that aging is a type of beauty that speaks for itself— something to be revered, not feared.
July 20, 2014 at 2:12 pm
this is sooo south of the world….
July 20, 2014 at 4:28 pm
I love you picture and I’m not sure if I love more Maria or this old lady! Well Maria is such an ICON, but this is really sweet… I love her leg movement and the dress… I’m sure u just stopped her doing Orecchiette.. Which types of street food have u liked more?
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July 20, 2014 at 4:46 pm
Her stance is sexy!
July 20, 2014 at 8:52 pm
July 20, 2014 at 9:16 pm
I’m a little shocked by the comments from the, obviously, young people who don’t realize that this elderly woman is not “leg popping”, or “beveling”. She is in pain. Her “pose” is the most likely from hip issues. Or she has a deformity. I love that you include photographs of all ages…quite frankly after a while the genetically freakishly beautiful women get me a little depressed.
July 20, 2014 at 10:24 pm
Aging IS beautiful!! Not many (especially mass media) are willing to remind us of that.
Thank you Scott for this photo and the Bari series ( hope there is more ).
July 21, 2014 at 12:01 am
Has anyone else considered that this might not be a pose at all? And that she is crippled, probably with arthritis?
July 21, 2014 at 3:30 am
An homage to all the grandmas of the south of europe! Go girls!
July 21, 2014 at 7:44 am
That’s a triumph.
July 21, 2014 at 7:53 am
The simplicity is the ultimate sophistication. This stands for Bari series of photos. Thanks Scott!
July 21, 2014 at 8:51 am
sometimes seeing people who are not in Fashion is interesting!
July 21, 2014 at 10:20 am
women everywhere the same:))
July 21, 2014 at 10:38 am
Her posture is really amazing!
July 21, 2014 at 12:10 pm
LOVE! I keep wanting to “like” these as if it were FB.
July 21, 2014 at 6:23 pm
July 22, 2014 at 8:54 pm
the sight of this photo makes me cry… it’s not her outfit at all…her pose, her glance, her dignity…it all has something truthful in this shot
July 23, 2014 at 1:15 am
The necklace, the bracelet, the petticoat and the nice dress, plus the apron and the brushing. She took care of herself when getting ready in the morning. This is real style! Thanks!
July 23, 2014 at 3:39 am
I love your work, it is true art to me (and I am an art historian, so I must know…). Congratulations on the Bari as well as the Peru images, they should ALL be put up permanently in a museum to document the beauty of elderly women! And men!
You have a very subtle and respectful approach to humans, chapeau!
July 29, 2014 at 8:26 am
I love her
August 1, 2014 at 9:45 am
Style of southern Italy of a time!!!
August 16, 2014 at 3:59 am
aaawww awesome photo. more of these please!
January 14, 2015 at 4:00 pm
mi abuela xD
March 15, 2015 at 7:46 am
Beautiful shot! Made smile on my face.. No more words needed…