If I attempt to describe her outfit and her jewelry only with words it will not work. It will sound so kitschy and even trashy, BUT she makes it look so effortlessly chic, so elegant. This is simply phenomenal.
Why wasn’t I invited to that party? The countesses’ countinence is spectacular! She “fills a room” in that wonderful way with her fabulous smile, happy eyes, sparkling warm persona and masterful style. Absolutely love every single thing about her ensemble. Brilliant, and beautiful.
I am always and ever available for chats parties, lunches, dinners, teas , balls, fashion shows, shopping , passagiata with the Countess. What a sparkling, fun companion she would be for any of the above!
Marcel thank you for that link! Her face and smile hint at the life she has and is leading but you gave us a peek. She has many more such stories and secrets too I am sure! Beautiful woman and beautiful photo.
A beautiful, sensuous woman. She looks like she would be fun and interesting to get to know. That she would have more than a few stories to tell and that she radiates her own confident style. The best accessory of all is her genuine smile.
leopard prints with the contrast of some bright bold color seems to be the in thing these days. I might try the same with my lowly little silk scarf in my closet. I’ve an idea to wear it something I’m about to cast on and knit.
Oh my! She truly is just fabulous!
Love the amazing jewellery and obvious sense of style, but mainly…. what a face! Proof that ageing gracefully, and with charm and pizzazz is not only possible, but compulsory.
If you are interested in the life of the Countess and her role as the muse of the painter Renato Gattuso, please read ‘Midnight In Sicily’ by Peter Robb. Great book, extraordinary story. The Countess is a motherfucker, in the best possible way.
Expressive, wise, confident… This is exactly why I I love photographing older faces… although I only get away with it in faraway countries! These are some of the most expressive faces I encountered in India: