This woman is wearing her life on her face, beautifully. I'm not sure about the purple lipstick, but I'm in awe of her, and so glad she has her own beautiful grey hair and skin that has aged with her. I bet people listen when she speaks.
Really refreshing to see 'older' stylish women featured. I'm not quite there yet, but so nice to see that style needn't diminish with age. Speaking as a former Londoner, one must never underestimate the influence that Mrs Burstein has had on the British fashion landscape.
One of the best shots i've seen from you, it goes beyond pretty clothing it speaks on it's own and as some said that's what a well lived life looks like, hope I look half as good someday. Who would want to airbrush after seeing this woman.
The next generation will have a lot less of these genuine, natural faces with all the plastic surgery people are having these days. I'm slowly learning to embrace my crows feet and laugh lines that come as a result of lots of smiles and good times!
wow… we live in a society obsessed with youth and seeing this stunning woman is almost a shock. First, I applaud her for not getting sucked into the plastic surgery frenzy and second, kudos to you, Scott for recognizing beauty has no age and publishing this photo. I love her look except for the lip color; not flattering. Thanks!
thanks for showing us what's going on in fashion in varying age groups. always, always, always keepin' it real and showcasing gorgeous style and photography in the process. I'm particularly loving this photograph and the one of the bearded man in Milan.
I like the purple lippy. Because one would expect it to be red. I note many don't but I think it is great juxtapsosition. She is indeed very elegant with the French art of ageing gracefully. She looks kind, strong, beautiful and with integrity.
I adore everything about this woman: the beauty of aging gracefully, the tousled hair, her jewelry. Even the color of her lipstick — accentuates the sweet smile. No hideous facelift for her. She's lovely.
This picture hit me like a ton of bricks. We rarely see wrinkles in our day and age of chasing perfection-or at least society's view of perfection: the flawless, wrinkle-free woman. It has always amazed me how men could age gracefully, with their salt and pepper hair, each strand representing a trial or tribulation in their lives, but the aging woman is seen as losing her luster. The woman in this picture proves that youthfulness lies in a person's outlook, in their spirit, not in their exterior appearance. That sparkle in her eyes and her cheeky lipstick can outshine a woman with a perfect facelift any day of the week. As a young twenty year old, I would like to thank you Scott for taking this picture and showing everyone that wrinkles are beautiful :)
Classic style. A woman that knows how to put it together. Bringing the sparkle only to what she wants-her lips and her jewels. Thanks for being one of the few fashion sites to showcase beauty at all ages.
thankyouthankyouthankyou–spectacular! I remember seeing her in the shop when it was really tiny–decades ago–she looks even better now! And, I am not her age yet but have been fearful of bright lipstick–she has inspired me.
This is a wonderful picture Scott! As a picture and as a beauty/style shot. I like it that you really captured a moment here, and this lady certainly got something to tell, a live that's been lived. She looks fantastic! I just love the black or is it dark blue coat combined with that big ring and bracelet, love the color of her hair, and I even love the lipstick, cos it is SO London! :D A wonderful woman. I wan to look like that when I get older. Age with style!
I just love this photograph. She looks so incredibly beautiful. And the lipstick looks so cute on her. The jewelery is lovely too, but above all it's her eyes that really pull you in with this picture. What a natural beauty.
When we see a woman showing her age with the grey hair, wrinkles- without the ridiculous face job, we see beauty as nature has intended. What a beautiful face she has. She radiates kindness, softness, and she is ever so stylish!!!! Love this photo! Thank you! I believe when we get older, our soul comes to the surface. I feel her soul looking at this picture….
Shopped her store's for years, its wonderful to see that in a world full of botox faces,,, that one can age elegantly with style and class! this is truly a Beautiful Woman inside and out. Scott, thank u for seeing that!
This is why I will never, not in 100 million years succumb to plastic surgery…is losing all sense of expression, all the years of your life that become written on your face…is it worth looking only nominally younger and with a paralyzed face? Methinks not. She's beautiful…and you can tell she has spent most of her life smiling…just how I'd like to look at this age…
You have perfectly captured the glorious beauty and style that comes with age. It is a nice balance to the trendy young people you more often feature. Out with the young and in with the "persons of a certain age".
WHAT A DAME! WHAT A BEAUT! I am a lover of all things black and gold, her earrings and ring are just the perfect stand out accessories, and don't get me started on her corral lips and wavy locks. I wish she was my grand-mama…
this is stunning. i can only pray to be that elegant when i'm her age. this is what old people are supposed to look like. i can appreciate an image of someone who has aged gracefully without giving in to the temptation of nipping, tucking and botoxing. wouldn't you rather go out like this? i know i would :) http://indieelectronicalternative.blogspot.com
I see all the wonderful comments regarding ageing gracefully, as nature intended. It takes guts and courage to walk away from chemicals and surgical instruments. Bravo to you for finding the beauty in experience and to wearing an interesting life on the face. I hope these images give everyone the strength to let life happen and live with gusto!
Bella Bella Bella — This is the only photo that has stopped me cold in my tracks — enough so to leave a comment! This is what a Queen looks like! A real Queen that has lived life that regrets nothing, that doesn't give a damn! What light! Thank you so much for this inspiration of beauty!
She's so elegant and classy, the best thing about her outlift is the jewelery but the best thing about the photo is thoose smart eyes and the fabulous smile she has. It seems she's had an amazing and passionate life.
Thank you! This lovely shot gives me courage as a woman entering a time where life is really beginning to show (notice I do not say 'age') on my face and body. I wore this shade of lip colour in my twenties…and loved it! I gave it up years ago, thinking about 'age' and appropriateness. bah! Your lovely photography has made me revaluate my discriminatory practices. On colour, on wrinkles and the wear and wearing of a life. Really!
This is the first time I've left a comment. I love this picture! When I saw it, my immediate reaction was, "Someday!" I've brought up her picture every day since you first posted it, as inspiration for me.
I love that this gracious-looking older woman is wearing lipstick that's bolder,brighter and more original than anything I've seen on all the arty hipsters in town (Minneapolis). WANT. But it's probably not for red heads :(.
Actually, now that I' looking closer (couldn't stop looking at the lipstick) she makes a lot of very bold choices without going over the top – love the earings and rings too.