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August 25, 2009 at 9:42 am
I love this picture. I want to be her when I grow up.
August 25, 2009 at 9:43 am
I love her…she is a clear example of how her look is a reflection of the woman she is.
August 25, 2009 at 9:45 am
I really like the neck-piece
August 25, 2009 at 9:47 am
How daring yet elegant!
August 25, 2009 at 9:48 am
August 25, 2009 at 9:50 am
I have been gazing on this excellent photograph and have concluded that she can literally go anywhere in this outfit, that I love linen, that I love her hair, that I love her left eye. The necklace is not an ornament, but her authority. The hell with tatoos; one magnificent necklace can get you all the way through life.
August 25, 2009 at 9:51 am
She's Spanish though, and fantastic at her 74 years old. Eloisa Bercero style has always been fantastic.
August 25, 2009 at 9:54 am
I'm not usually a fan of jumpsuits, and I'm not sure if I like this one (is it chambray?) but there is just such a sense of timeless elegance in this photo.
Black to Work
August 25, 2009 at 9:55 am
so beautiful…a look we're seeing a lot of right now but still wonderfully androgynous and timeless.
FIVE ZERO NINE
One of your best photos yet. The jumpsuit, the Victorian choker,the nonchalance. And what a face. What is she pondering??
August 25, 2009 at 9:56 am
Love the black and white photo. Such a serene look. Interesting: mature woman, watch band, necklace, stance (hands in her pocket). Don't like the mannish haircut. Like the texture of her outfit, interesting buttons, and the wrinkles give it character.
August 25, 2009 at 9:58 am
Owwwww! I love it! So cute, and looks so chic and confortable!
when i am older, i will wear pearls, but i will also wear all the things i was too scared to endanger my future with now, when i'm young.
August 25, 2009 at 10:00 am
Wow. Absolutely stunning.
August 25, 2009 at 10:01 am
I'm the first!
Amazing photo *-*
August 25, 2009 at 10:02 am
This shot is less about fashion and more about showcasing your skills as a photographer. Beautiful use of light.
Amazing hair style, great light fabric and fantastic necklace.
August 25, 2009 at 10:03 am
Simple and smart, amazing necklace.
Kiss from Kill the Heel
The Man Who Knew Too Much
August 25, 2009 at 10:08 am
Love it.Simple, yet effective.
August 25, 2009 at 10:10 am
Such a nice outfit. I can't put my finger on exactly what makes it…but I guess it's the woman herself. She looks like she has a good soul.
Jorge from W Palm Beach
August 25, 2009 at 10:12 am
See, I dont like the whole jumpsuit trend, but I like it here, as she breaks the verticality of it with her sweater, which is much more substantial than just a plain belt. It helps that it is made of what looks like old linen, yet with good stitching and vintage-looking buttons. Overall it feels like a very utilitarian outfit, counterbalanced by the cameo (thats what they're called, right?) and I love the wristband of her watch. Jorge from WPB
August 25, 2009 at 10:14 am
I'm blown away by her features… Her face has so much character!
August 25, 2009 at 10:16 am
Regal beauty…I love being a woman!
August 25, 2009 at 10:17 am
August 25, 2009 at 10:18 am
The victorian-style cameo and the collar is so chic.
August 25, 2009 at 10:19 am
August 25, 2009 at 10:20 am
love the silver hair with the linen texture. very comfortable too.
is she cool or what, women of certain really do know thier style..luvh da vintage choker.
August 25, 2009 at 10:23 am
epitome of aging grace. chich chic chic chic chic!
L'armadio del delitto
So simple… and so perfect!
August 25, 2009 at 10:24 am
A stunning image.
I do like how the sweater around the waist breaks up the linen jumpsuit (?). The accessories are stunning too, simple. There is power in simplicity. And the popped collar and rolled up sleeves works too.
Great necklace, I almost feel like her pose could be immortalized in the cameo.
August 25, 2009 at 10:26 am
Yes, I love it! The she has aged so gracefully. Not in the sense of fading into some conservatism but staying current and expressing depth of experiencethrough simple but sophisticated means; the cameo,double watch band, knot in the sweater sleeves, subtle texture variations.
Very fine portraiture Scott. Could you please post a color version as well?
August 25, 2009 at 10:29 am
Amazing…And I love the necklace!
August 25, 2009 at 10:30 am
There is something indescribable about this snapshot. I can't find the right words.
I love this fabric (I'm guessing it's linen, so light and airy and easy to wear), I love the military-style upper half (so flattering!), and I love her feminine necklace. I wonder if the legs taper down at the bottom or not and what kind of footwear she's got going on. Also, she's kinda rocking the popped collar, and onesies are just so much fun to wear.
This is definitely an outfit I would wear. Thanks for the inspiration.
August 25, 2009 at 10:32 am
August 25, 2009 at 10:33 am
Love the contrast of utilitarian jumpsuit with that stunning piece of jewelry. I'm with you on this Sart.
August 25, 2009 at 10:34 am
Intresting face! For me beauty!..Love it!
August 25, 2009 at 10:35 am
almost like a statue.amazing
I had no idea jumpsuits could be so… elegant! Beautifully captured.
August 25, 2009 at 10:51 am
so simply perfect.
August 25, 2009 at 11:00 am
The guy looks wonderful!
August 25, 2009 at 11:03 am
excellent picturelove theeee necklacenothing to sayits perfect
An (ex) alien in new york
August 25, 2009 at 11:05 am
Now that is a lesson in composure. She could rock a bin bag because of the way she carries herself!
August 25, 2009 at 11:19 am
This is wonderful. I love her look but you have also captured it well. Bought your book, by the way. Great work. I have been following your blog from the beginning, so it is good to see it come together that way.
August 25, 2009 at 11:21 am
Yikes! She looks like a masterfully-carved statue. And I mean that in a good way…
August 25, 2009 at 11:24 am
okay this is by far my favourite shot on this blog ever!
August 25, 2009 at 11:29 am
Wow!Now this is style!
August 25, 2009 at 11:31 am
August 25, 2009 at 11:37 am
look at her eyes
I see a thousand untold stories in her irises
beyond that, the clothes meaning nothing to me.
the person is everything
August 25, 2009 at 11:47 am
what a statement piece she wears around her neck! the contrast of the working class onepiece with the refined luxury of the cameo draws attention to both wonderfully.
August 25, 2009 at 11:51 am
SIMPLE BUT CLASSY..LOVE IT! A PERFECT NECKLACE
August 25, 2009 at 11:58 am
Such grace and wisdom, captured in the most beautiful light!
August 25, 2009 at 12:00 pm
Great photo, very simple & chic! I love that necklace!
August 25, 2009 at 12:05 pm
I love the fact that I can't tell if it's a man or woman, and that it doesn't matter.
August 25, 2009 at 12:15 pm
i saw this post featured on http://www.joandjoenyc.com/1/post/2009/08/todays-style-pick.html and fell in love with the photograph!
Allen - East Hampton
August 25, 2009 at 12:17 pm
Exceptional! And I love that it's shot in B&W.
August 25, 2009 at 12:18 pm
the buttons remind me of the eyes of a mythological bird. Do they see into your soul? Do they gleam at night? Dusk will bring the answer, no?
August 25, 2009 at 12:26 pm
August 25, 2009 at 12:29 pm
beautiful photo! im a fan of a woman her age and the way she pulls off that jumpsuit. go her!
August 25, 2009 at 12:37 pm
grains de maniguette
August 25, 2009 at 12:52 pm
so simply,but so chic!nice!
August 25, 2009 at 1:09 pm
Love this shot in black and white.
August 25, 2009 at 1:10 pm
A lovely woman with scads of style!
August 25, 2009 at 1:12 pm
I love this statement~!
August 25, 2009 at 1:14 pm
Was she barefoot? Flip-flops? Birkenstock? Certainly no high heels.
August 25, 2009 at 1:16 pm
She's the kind of woman I aspire to be. Unfortunately I live in Dallas, Texas where this kind of natural and original beauty is totally unappreciated and considered threatening.
Too bad… I still plan to mature creatively—just like her—despite Dallas.
August 25, 2009 at 1:17 pm
As I get older, I so appreciate women like this one… who make it look like a plus. She is majestic!
August 25, 2009 at 1:38 pm
Mesdames et Messieurs,Awfully sorry, but I think a couple of precisions are needed here. To begin with, I am not a Spanish but an Armenian lady, and actually I am only 64! The same one that appeared on other photos by the amazing Scott Schuman: Parisian of certain age/ The Lady in denim jumpsuit, Paris/The Silver Fox/Sand, Grey and Stone.Wish all of you the best of luck. Thank you, dear Scott, and congratulations!
August 25, 2009 at 1:44 pm
This is how I hope to be at this age. Not only the way she's dressed. But the way she looks, as if she's really lived in a way she can be proud of.
August 25, 2009 at 1:46 pm
Wisdom is reflected in those eyes. Also love the pearl choker w/ cameo.Beautiful photo.
August 25, 2009 at 2:13 pm
So beautiful! http://www.harleyshops.blogspot.com
August 25, 2009 at 2:33 pm
Not a jumpsuit fan although this one does look great on her. But her face, her bone structure, such architecture! She is beautiful.
August 25, 2009 at 2:34 pm
This is one of the best portraits you have ever posted!
August 25, 2009 at 2:40 pm
She is wonderful and full of life, intelligence and style!
I don't know because she is always mistaken by a Spanish lady who lacks her deepth. If you are able to read beyond the nose, thinness and others physical traits they both share, you never mistake them!They are not one, but a thousand worlds apart one from another!Love, love this woman.
August 25, 2009 at 2:43 pm
what a wonderful piece of art …
August 25, 2009 at 2:51 pm
I wonder where the necklace comes from…
August 25, 2009 at 2:56 pm
Anonymous said…This shot is less about fashion and more about showcasing your skills as a photographer. Beautiful use of light.
This is EXACTLY what I was thinking. I couldn't even bring myself to look at what she was wearing, I was purely focused on the beautiful photography. Your use of b&w for someone like her is brilliant. She looks like a marble statue, especially with her thoughtful gaze. Well done!
August 25, 2009 at 3:04 pm
August 25, 2009 at 3:30 pm
I like it. I also wonder if the colour was intentionally left out as it overpowered the photo.
August 25, 2009 at 3:33 pm
Geek Porn Girl
August 25, 2009 at 3:43 pm
Such elegance, with shades of Dorothea Lange. Well done.
August 25, 2009 at 4:01 pm
Beautiful older women… setting an example for those of us still green in the world.
August 25, 2009 at 4:13 pm
izzy i fully agree with you! simply elegant and what a confidence
August 25, 2009 at 4:28 pm
Anton P. S.
August 25, 2009 at 4:56 pm
An elegant necklace on a jumpsuit, I love it!
August 25, 2009 at 5:07 pm
August 25, 2009 at 5:08 pm
August 25, 2009 at 5:11 pm
There is something almost magical when we see somebody that has aged and still looks beautiful. And knowing that no matter what you do in life, age is something inevitable. So people, dignity and no plastic surgery please.
August 25, 2009 at 5:28 pm
Looks like Leibovitz could have shot this…your skills are def beyond just an eye for fashion, Scott.
August 25, 2009 at 5:31 pm
Beautiful subject, beautiful photo.
August 25, 2009 at 5:43 pm
This woman totally dispells the myth of the dowdy, frumpy granny. She looks modern, chic, and above-all, timeless. I love how she paired the classic cameo pearl necklace with the very now linen jumper. The pop of the collar and the oh-so effortless sweater wrapped around her waist add a personal touch. And, making this an even more fascinating look, is the woman's face itself. So noble, so patrician. Veristic but elegant. Brava!
August 25, 2009 at 5:53 pm
Just bought your book in Utrecht, the Netherlands, love to have your pictures on paper! Thank you for the inspiration.
August 25, 2009 at 6:04 pm
I like her face
August 25, 2009 at 6:25 pm
Goodness! This is an inspiration! I am 47 and THIS IS THE PATH I want to be on as I look towards the coming decades!More like her, please!
August 25, 2009 at 6:54 pm
So elegant and relaxed…daring (jumpsuit!) but classic & timeless, she looks amazing ;)
August 25, 2009 at 7:13 pm
I absolutely love this picture…what a wonderful portraitof this lady…Amazing necklace sooo Italian, her double wrap watch oh my, the cardigan around her linen jumpsuit…she is too cool!
August 25, 2009 at 7:51 pm
August 25, 2009 at 7:55 pm
August 25, 2009 at 7:57 pm
Her face is real. For me, that is more powerful than a jumpsuit or a necklace or any accessory. I look forward to a time when women remember that nothing is more attractive than reality and stop Botoxing themselves and all that other stuff that just erases your humanity and your individuality.
This woman is beautiful because she is herself.
August 25, 2009 at 7:58 pm
Now this is a jumpsuit I like…nice fabric & beautifully constructed. Simple.…and the layered necklaces, the watch,the sweater wrapped around her waist,her relaxed stance,and her amazing face.And I love that you shot it in black & white!
August 25, 2009 at 8:09 pm
She reminds me of how the wonderful Shorewalkers group in NYC dress for saunters and wonderfully clothed excusions~! Thank you for this~!
August 25, 2009 at 8:13 pm
the colors are amazing. she looks like a statue. beautiful subject, great photo. she does have excellent style, and poise.
August 25, 2009 at 8:41 pm
1:38 p.m. – I just knew it. I have seen your photos in Scott's blog before & you are without a doubt a beautiful woman with great style. Not a sense of it; you have it. Fashion is here today & gone tomorrow. Style is not & essentially, this is exactly what Scott tries to illustrate in this blog – this is what we all have come to love. You are the type of woman that most women aspire to be……
Forest City Fashionista
August 25, 2009 at 8:55 pm
Such a strong, intelligent face–this is the type of woman I still hope to be when I am in my 60's. So chic, and the necklace is stunning. I agree with the person who said that this has echoes of a Dorothea Lange portrait. A very powerful portrait!
August 25, 2009 at 9:06 pm
i could stare at this woman for hours… there is so much experience and beauty and independence in her face. truly remarkabla.
August 25, 2009 at 9:08 pm
love love this photo of a most beautiful and elegant lady with such great style!! anyone know where to find this exquisite necklace?thanks!!
August 25, 2009 at 9:26 pm
Is this your very first black/white picture ever?
August 25, 2009 at 9:52 pm
black & white!
August 25, 2009 at 10:00 pm
wow. at first, i thought this was a man, then i realized how much i loved her choice of short hair. i love her gaze too.
August 25, 2009 at 10:12 pm
love the b+w, reminds me a bit of a d. lange photo. though definitely less okie and more city sophisticate.
August 25, 2009 at 10:46 pm
she is gorgeous! her face has a sort of "other-worldlyness" about it, like she is from the turn of the last century. terribly Edwardian, but at the same time so modern and cool. i love the sweater around the waist too – so laid back. J'adore.
jcrew guy in Canada
August 25, 2009 at 11:18 pm
What an amazing photo. With it shot in b/w the tone and textures are amazing.
Just got your book in the mail yesterday, love it. It's influencing choices with me. Well done!
August 25, 2009 at 11:43 pm
Love the b&w photo.. she looks so strong yet elegant.
August 26, 2009 at 12:05 am
b&w at it's best.
August 26, 2009 at 12:12 am
THIS PHOTO IS JUST GETTIN IN ME…LOVE IT SO MUCH!
August 26, 2009 at 1:56 am
There's a certain handsome elegance about her. Wondering why you chose to post this in black and white.
August 26, 2009 at 2:38 am
i thought it was a man too but then i realised the necklace and blush. nice photo though so many interesting elements!
August 26, 2009 at 2:56 am
August 26, 2009 at 3:11 am
Great portrait, I love her necklace a lot.
Bibi in wonderland
August 26, 2009 at 3:55 am
Stunning, so cool and elegant. In this plastic times, I do love people who are not afraid of aging.
August 26, 2009 at 4:43 am
so freaking beautiful…
August 26, 2009 at 4:44 am
Mens designer clothing
August 26, 2009 at 4:52 am
Is this an all in one?
August 26, 2009 at 4:53 am
August 26, 2009 at 4:55 am
Amazing!!!! She could wrap herself in an old curtain and still would look stunning and beautiful. Style is not about clothes – clothes are just one part of the bigger picture that is true style.
August 26, 2009 at 5:35 am
Katy – you are so right.
August 26, 2009 at 5:57 am
Amazing wow !!
August 26, 2009 at 5:59 am
August 26, 2009 at 6:51 am
this is a stunning photograph. she is so chic and elegant and her pose is so statuesque – absolutely beautiful.
August 26, 2009 at 7:36 am
Such fine detail and expressive lighting in this b&w photograph. Absolutely beautiful.
August 26, 2009 at 7:57 am
I love her serenity and self confidence.but I really prefer your pics in colours…..
August 26, 2009 at 8:03 am
OMG! This is the most stylish woman ever. I remember her from a recent photograph in a marvelous coat. She obviously loves linen! She is what the French call "Jolie Laide" – not conventionally beautiful but strong and striking. I hate all-in-ones but this was made for her. And I'm loving the formal necklace with it. Was she wearing espadrilles? Love her double-strap watch a la Hermes.
Graham I. Haynes
August 26, 2009 at 8:37 am
I would love to see the color(s) of her garments, but I can also see why the b&w works so well, i.e. It emphasizes the texture more.
August 26, 2009 at 8:44 am
Wonderful photo. She looks like a statue…so classic and refined!
August 26, 2009 at 9:10 am
August 26, 2009 at 9:32 am
This is so perfect in black & white…her regal elegance and obvious poise are just emphasized in this perspective…..thank you…..L
August 26, 2009 at 9:53 am
Look what she's done with the accessories! Without them we have a plain jumpsuit, but with tied sweater and necklace it's perfect class.Masterclass
August 26, 2009 at 12:33 pm
well so she is an Armenian–that says it all. Grace, beauty and elegance are all part of her native charm
August 26, 2009 at 2:59 pm
This picture is so well accepted by everyone, that I feel really belonging to the very small minority writing my opinion. The picture itself is fine, I do like her watch and the way the sweater is tied loosely on her waist. Yet somehow, I feel strangely sad and I don´t know why.
August 26, 2009 at 3:33 pm
August 26, 2009 at 6:59 pm
beautiful image !! timelesshugs
August 26, 2009 at 7:14 pm
She is a goddess!The photo is masterful!
August 26, 2009 at 7:22 pm
Whilst aesthetically this picture is beautiful – I also feel it's kind of heavy. I don't know how to explain it, but all the greyness, the textures of her clothes, the dark background- just seem to bog me down.
I LOVE the necklace though.
August 27, 2009 at 9:44 am
She's not Eloisa Bercero, spanish freak!
August 27, 2009 at 1:22 pm
Yes, yes, yes….bring back the days of Georgia O'Keeffe and Anna Magnanni when beauty was from the inside out, fearless, unapologetic.It IS art that imitates life…absolutely.
August 27, 2009 at 2:10 pm
speechless…powerfull is human dignity
August 27, 2009 at 2:48 pm
This is what fearless acceptance of age looks like.
sisters in black frocks
August 27, 2009 at 8:19 pm
stunning, naturally effortless looking, age appropriate woman.
August 27, 2009 at 8:21 pm
August 27, 2009 at 9:03 pm
fab necklace! reminds me of my friend's designs: http://www.jennfenton.com
August 28, 2009 at 1:16 am
August 28, 2009 at 3:21 am
Anonymous: That is precisely what I was thinking. There is something about a strong woman with a little age. Georgia O'Keefe comes to my mind, too – as well as Jane Goodall. I like to see real faces – not botoxed, overly made-up ones. I do not care for her jumper however. A strong face can also register as a bit masculine. The pearls are lovely and soften her face. The jump suit is a bit too manly.
August 28, 2009 at 7:48 am
Good photo. Nice necklace. Stylish lady.
I still don't understand why people want to wear a jumpsuit. It is not very practical…
August 28, 2009 at 1:15 pm
Unbelievable! I love this photo! The colour and texture of her skin is so similar to the linen. Beautiful!
August 28, 2009 at 10:37 pm
this is a very good portrait.
August 29, 2009 at 7:33 am
Dear ScottThis photo is so stunning it took my breath away. One of the very few advantages of growing older is that one comes to know through years of trail and error what really suits one's body and personality. This lady has it down pat.
August 30, 2009 at 12:24 am
Gorgeous photo! Probably one of my favorites of yours so far. The textures and tones here are wonderful. I like the neck piece with this outfit. It's an unexpected and unforced combination. She's very comfortable and relaxed with herself. Very nice.
August 30, 2009 at 4:42 am
she just has this noble majestic image in her!! u captured her in awe :) awesome!
August 30, 2009 at 11:43 am
i want the sartorialist back in florence!!!
August 30, 2009 at 11:58 am
She reminds me of a short story by Somerset Maugham: Jane. This is how I always imagined Jane to look like.
August 30, 2009 at 3:54 pm
This is such a beautiful picture. It reminds me of Dorothea Lange's pictures.
August 30, 2009 at 6:17 pm
eloise in berlin
August 31, 2009 at 6:00 am
She gives me goosebumps – elegant, graceful, strong, confident woman, which makes her sexy! and i love her cameo necklace…
September 1, 2009 at 3:12 am
I want to see her in a movie, a doc or narrative, just as long as she's the star.
September 4, 2009 at 4:43 pm
Life with Kaishon
September 6, 2009 at 10:33 pm
Wrinkles in linen bother me a little bit. Is that ok for me not to like it? : )
September 8, 2009 at 10:42 am
Sart, please keep asking women of a certain age to have their photos taken by you. Those of us who are in that age group eagerly watch for pics of women with style.
Thank you for your beautiful work.
September 10, 2009 at 6:53 am
September 10, 2009 at 9:30 pm
I just stopped when I got to this photo. I like everything about this image, but in an unexpected way. And it gets better each time I look at it.
Oh! And the first comment here is perfect–me too.
The Sentimental Bloke
September 17, 2009 at 10:38 pm
There's no doubting this lady's style but your execution of the image is superb. The tones make this. A classic.
September 18, 2009 at 10:28 am
"Sart, please keep asking women of a certain age to have their photos taken by you. Those of us who are in that age group eagerly watch for pics of women with style."
You took the words right out of my mouth. Would love to see more.
October 19, 2009 at 8:18 pm
I love her! She has been pictured before, wearing a long coat and I loved her then also. When I grow up, I want to be just like her!
November 11, 2009 at 9:27 pm
This fashionable lady, fashion critic of Moscow … Maria Ter-Markarian. Her haircut I did.
August 27, 2010 at 12:13 pm
She is regal, she stands like a queen.
November 29, 2011 at 8:19 am
Such a classic look :-D
July 8, 2012 at 10:24 am