Wednesday, June 13, 2007

On the Street…..57th & 5th, Midtown


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  1. Urban Gypsy

    June 13, 2007 at 7:54 am

    Just WOW! Sart, you are awesome for finding these beautiful people of all ages, shapes, and sizes!

  2. simply olive

    June 13, 2007 at 7:58 am

    such a chic and confident-looking “old gal”…

  3. Anonymous

    June 13, 2007 at 8:07 am

    wow!! she’s stunning!!

  4. Anonymous

    June 13, 2007 at 8:17 am

    sexy is, as sexy does!

  5. Anonymous

    June 13, 2007 at 8:50 am

    Smashing! This made me smile.

  6. Anonymous

    June 13, 2007 at 8:57 am

    stunning. and the best accesorie is her smile.

  7. BarbaraStacishin

    June 13, 2007 at 9:00 am

    Gorgeous! I don’t even know what to say….
    Aren’t those shoes Nine West? She really rocks them!

    Much Love!

  8. Belinda

    June 13, 2007 at 9:18 am

    It’s a glam Mrs Brady!!! Beautiful ;o)

  9. Paulita

    June 13, 2007 at 9:28 am

    I don’t think is the clothes, that dress can fit on any age. I think is her face.

    She looks so self-confident!!! I love her smile!!


  10. BK.

    June 13, 2007 at 9:29 am

    Her dress looks like Marc Jacobs. Even its faux, the look is associated so much with young girls like selma blair et al, so seeing it on an older woman is tres cool.

  11. Anonymous

    June 13, 2007 at 9:41 am

    Work it, Mme.!

    Now, this is the kind of lady I expect to see waiting for her driver outside of the Ritz or the W here in Montreal.

    Unfortunately, walking past these places yesterday, it seems that only (middle-aged) ruffians go to these hotels now.

    Forget bringing sexy back. Bring classy back like this Mme.


  12. Anonymous

    June 13, 2007 at 9:43 am

    your best shot ever.
    this is nyc.


    June 13, 2007 at 9:43 am

    I am soooo glad you posted that photo. Yes, she is stunning. It just goes to show that wearing clothes with confidence is the secret to beauty.

  14. Monique

    June 13, 2007 at 9:45 am

    Quite possibly my favorite post EVER.

    I want to look like her when I’m that age!

    I love the fact that the older you are, the more you can get away with wearing large pieces of jewelery.

    They don’t call them the Golden Years for nothin’, right?

  15. P.

    June 13, 2007 at 9:49 am

    Fantastic!!! she’s inspirational and aspirational too!!!!

  16. Jane Flanagan

    June 13, 2007 at 9:50 am

    She makes me look forward to getting older. Why on earth would you be scared of aging when you can look this fabulous and full of joie de vivre?!

  17. LE BLOG

    June 13, 2007 at 9:54 am


  18. Anonymous

    June 13, 2007 at 9:59 am

    I am 28 and I would kill to look this good. Can I adopt this woman as my new grandmother?

  19. Cut of cloth

    June 13, 2007 at 9:59 am

    My God
    She looks Fantastic!
    Great to see a grown up woman with such a young style it really works..
    Makes one wonder
    what she was like in her youth…
    How fabulous it would be to take a peep in her wardrobe.
    I would love to draw her
    in different guises
    at different times
    of life, light, and mood
    she would be a perfect Muse…
    In fact
    I would love to design a range
    just for this

  20. Deja Pseu

    June 13, 2007 at 10:03 am

    I love her confidence and how she’s able to wear trends (the skirt, the shoes) without looking “trendy.”

  21. Robin

    June 13, 2007 at 10:08 am

    Wow! What a breath of fresh air. I adore her spirit. That necklace looks, like someone already said, smashing!

  22. Anonymous

    June 13, 2007 at 10:08 am

    And here I thought you had to be British to age well!

  23. Anonymous

    June 13, 2007 at 10:23 am

    wow, she’s just way to fabulous!

  24. Carolina Lange

    June 13, 2007 at 10:29 am

    She looks fantastic, so chic!

  25. Anonymous

    June 13, 2007 at 10:32 am

    I wish my grandmother had this sense of style.

  26. Anonymous

    June 13, 2007 at 10:49 am

    Totally inspired and inspirational!!! I’m a 45 yo with a new baby and it is a great feeling to look forward to the vision of, say, meeting my 25 year old son for lunch in midtown when I am 65 and looking as smashing as this woman!

  27. Anonymous

    June 13, 2007 at 11:19 am

    Stunning! And I love the way her hair matches the sparkly rhinestones she’s wearing.

  28. of crime & lust

    June 13, 2007 at 11:35 am

    They are Nine West shoes, half off as of last week. I couldnt decide if i liked them, but now I do!

  29. Anonymous

    June 13, 2007 at 11:36 am

    As a 30 year old that just stumbled upon this site, I must make two comments.

    1. I love it.

    2. This picture is simply brilliant. As is the woman captured in it. I would hope my wife will capture this essence of “feminine” when she is this womans age.


  30. a lady

    June 13, 2007 at 11:38 am

    she looks fabulous. (I hate the shoes, but they’re very stylish.) I can only hope that works when I’m her age…

  31. Anonymous

    June 13, 2007 at 11:42 am

    She is truly fabulous and I don’t use that word too often. I hope I have enough style and energy to look that good when I become a “woman of a certain age”.

  32. lintmag

    June 13, 2007 at 11:43 am

    This lady is exceptional! Let her lead the way to rid style-challenged older women out of their sea of elastic waist polyester pants, St. John suits and “suntan” hose. She looks absolutely great and happy.

  33. Anonymous

    June 13, 2007 at 11:48 am

    I wish she was my grandmother!!

  34. Asian Models Blogger

    June 13, 2007 at 12:03 pm

    I love everything about her outfit. She looks so chic and stylish.

  35. Anonymous

    June 13, 2007 at 12:04 pm

    i want to age that way! she’s beautiful, with such fresh elegance!

  36. JessicaLovejoy

    June 13, 2007 at 12:05 pm

    A world of YES! I would love to see her the rest of her wardrobe!

  37. Anonymous

    June 13, 2007 at 12:41 pm

    Now that is style. Took my breath away. I’m 26, a mother of two… I feel “old” for my age. I LOVE stylish, sexy older women like this, for making me feel like the “cool” part of my life doesn’t have to be over already.
    I adore your blog. I never thought I’d be interested in fashion, but since teaching myself to knit a few years ago I have come to see fashion as a craft, a kind of soul-filling thing, not just magazine fluff. Um, not that there’s anything wrong with magazines.

  38. Anonymous

    June 13, 2007 at 12:42 pm


  39. Anonymous

    June 13, 2007 at 1:09 pm

    Fantastic! I should be so lucky to be as chic now and when I’m her age

  40. foodie415

    June 13, 2007 at 1:45 pm

    My favorite post — love her confidence and style!

  41. Paula

    June 13, 2007 at 2:27 pm

    I can’t think about anything more inspiring than an elegant grown-up woman.

  42. Anonymous

    June 13, 2007 at 2:28 pm

    Her white jacket is so cute and cunning…I can barely handle it! I love the fact that this outfit would look ridiculous on me and many other younger women, even though it is totally youthful. Her chic, and hers alone, is making it work!

  43. glaceyeux

    June 13, 2007 at 2:33 pm


    I love her! I bet she throws perfect martini parties.

  44. CurlyHairDay

    June 13, 2007 at 2:34 pm

    My first comment ever — I just can’t resist. She is wonderful! What style, what swing-in-the-step, what a smile! Thanks for all of your photographs and for sharing your eye with us.

  45. Isis

    June 13, 2007 at 2:39 pm

    Fly ass grandma!

  46. Candid Cool

    June 13, 2007 at 2:50 pm

    she’s cute

  47. Anonymous

    June 13, 2007 at 3:16 pm

    She’s absolutely lovely! A true inspiration, and proof that you don’t have to look dowdy or stuffy once you reach a certain age.

    And, she’s got a great smile.

  48. Anonymous

    June 13, 2007 at 3:25 pm

    i wish i was related to her

  49. Anonymous

    June 13, 2007 at 3:27 pm

    she’s really rockin’ that outfit. great sense of style, mixing different elements to make an elegant and unique statement. she’s really nailed an edgy look that doesn’t look inappropriate for her age. just awesome!!!!

  50. Anonymous

    June 13, 2007 at 3:30 pm

    Oh, man. Awesome look on such a lovely lady. We can only wish to look this good at her age.

  51. Anonymous

    June 13, 2007 at 3:36 pm

    I want that necklace!

  52. Anonymous

    June 13, 2007 at 3:41 pm

    Lovely! For those of us who ARE of “a certain age” it’s so nice to see such terrific examples of style.

    And thanks, Sart, for picking her!

  53. DANILO

    June 13, 2007 at 3:51 pm

    Atitude is everything!!!She looks confident and veeeeery sexy.

  54. Anonymous

    June 13, 2007 at 3:56 pm

    Wow wow wow. I got goosebumps looking at the picture. Ladies, look and learn. Age is just an illusion. Older means more graceful and very refined. Made my day, that photo.

  55. Anonymous

    June 13, 2007 at 4:03 pm

    she’s gorgeous!

  56. Anonymous

    June 13, 2007 at 4:04 pm

    Now this old lady would be quite ready to go to a teaparty with girlfriends her age to some fancy tearoom.

  57. Hasenauer

    June 13, 2007 at 4:16 pm

    Run free Wolf!

    Just fantastic. This lady does what so many women younger than herself can’t manage: individually stylish, classy yet relevant and she doesn’t in any way look as if she’s trying to skew young.

    So many ladies of a certain age can’t reconcile their style with their ages or the age they live in. They either dress like their 28, like they’re 88, or like a grotesque caricature of Coco Chanel.

    Not this lady, what a gem.

  58. Iheartfashion

    June 13, 2007 at 4:22 pm

    Yes! This woman puts the pastel-track-suit-and white sneaker-wearing hoards of older ladies at the mall to shame!
    And she looks chic and age-appropriate without being frumpy. Fantastic.

  59. aj

    June 13, 2007 at 4:31 pm

    um wow. what a hot fox. can you like take a picture of her everyday? I want to see her in all different ensembles.

  60. Anonymous

    June 13, 2007 at 4:39 pm

    Yes, she looks great.
    Her age is not important.
    One seldom sees a woman of any age looking this lovely and put together.

  61. vanessa

    June 13, 2007 at 4:40 pm

    Just started reading your blog and I love it…I just have to say this woman looks fantastic and I love her necklace.

  62. Dani

    June 13, 2007 at 4:50 pm

    I just hope I look this good and so self confident at her age.

  63. hazel

    June 13, 2007 at 4:59 pm

    REFRESHING! This lady has got it going on! and with heels on! i would like to meet her now…and twenty years ago!

  64. shoe lover

    June 13, 2007 at 5:07 pm

    My new favorite Sart girl. She’s total inspiration for the me of the future. Thanks, Sart. I heart u!

  65. Anonymous

    June 13, 2007 at 5:23 pm

    Oh wow! I can only describe this woman in one word; Fabulous!

  66. Anonymous

    June 13, 2007 at 5:36 pm

    She looks just like my own grandma! Same confident style and fantastic hair.

  67. maeir

    June 13, 2007 at 6:13 pm

    great! perfect!

  68. Anonymous

    June 13, 2007 at 6:19 pm

    As a gal on the cusp of being an “older gal”, I am thrilled to see this woman. Confident, happy, and gorgeous. A great reminder that if you believe in it you can sell it!!!!!

  69. Anonymous

    June 13, 2007 at 7:29 pm

    what a stylish lady! i just wish a little bit that she were wearing an elegant pair of black pumps instead

  70. jen

    June 13, 2007 at 7:44 pm

    love love love this! It makes me so happy to think about looking that great when I’m her age :)

  71. Anonymous

    June 13, 2007 at 8:47 pm

    perfect. i love her jacket. just goes to show that style is attitude!!

  72. morning_champagne

    June 13, 2007 at 8:59 pm

    wow this is inspirational.

    We are not going to refer to her as ‘a woman of a certain age’ are we?

    Thats only for women who are not proud of their age – and this lady does not fit that category.

  73. Anonymous

    June 13, 2007 at 10:01 pm

    I love seeing women of a certain age looking this good. Just yesterday I was reading the most recent Australian Vogue when I came across a lovely article about a spectacularly stilish 98 YEAR OLD woman. Just goes to show style is ageless, you don’t have to be 25, slim and pretty to look chic!

  74. Anonymous

    June 13, 2007 at 10:43 pm

    oh my god, she is incredible!

  75. Scott W

    June 13, 2007 at 11:06 pm

    H. O. T.

  76. Blaise

    June 13, 2007 at 11:50 pm

    My goodness, don’t you just love her?? I love glamorous women, especially those who have already reached a certain age and they look FANTABULOUS without trying hard to look young..


    June 14, 2007 at 12:17 am

    I LOVE the comments about this picture…fabulous! Now, if the magazines, the television, the advertisements would listen…the women of America could breathe.

  78. Asian Models Blogger

    June 14, 2007 at 2:12 am

    And I want to add…

    She’s a quintessential New York lady. Now, that is class.

  79. Kits

    June 14, 2007 at 2:21 am

    Faabbbbullosu..she looks abs stunnin

  80. h.

    June 14, 2007 at 3:56 am

    a million dollar girl!

  81. Anonymous

    June 14, 2007 at 4:59 am

    Quintessential New York.


    – desertwind

  82. sandman_gr

    June 14, 2007 at 6:22 am

    Amazing lady! Chic and stylish in her own personal way, not a fashionista! More please!

  83. J.Prata

    June 14, 2007 at 6:45 am

    such a refined and beautiful figure

  84. thesil

    June 14, 2007 at 7:27 am

    I wish I was this body, this style and this happiness when I am older.

  85. fenali29

    June 14, 2007 at 7:57 am

    Eine wunderbare, fröhliche und fabelhaft gekleidete Lady, eine Altersangabe ist da obsolet. Vielen Dank Thank you

  86. Ozlem Isil Bankal-deWit

    June 14, 2007 at 7:59 am

    I wish I could be like her when I am at her age :)

  87. Anonymous

    June 14, 2007 at 9:19 am

    if i look and dress like her when i reach her age i will die happy.

  88. Anonymous

    June 14, 2007 at 9:36 am

    Wow….I want to be like her when I am her age :-)

    So cool lady!

  89. monsoon88

    June 14, 2007 at 10:23 am

    Goodness, what an amazing looking woman with such fashion sense!

    Excellent photo…as always…

  90. Anonymous

    June 14, 2007 at 10:24 am

    Wow! Totally fabulous. Sart, please photograph her again.

  91. A

    June 14, 2007 at 10:44 am

    I want to look that happy and beautiful and cheerful and stylish when I’m older.

  92. Anonymous

    June 14, 2007 at 12:46 pm

    I have been waiting for you to post a pic like this! Great choice, love her attitude.

  93. McTickle

    June 14, 2007 at 1:26 pm

    Betty White is HOT!

  94. Anonymous

    June 14, 2007 at 1:34 pm

    Those are Nine West shoes. I almost bought them a few weeks ago

  95. Cristina

    June 14, 2007 at 3:12 pm

    wow! Awesome!

  96. Anonymous

    June 14, 2007 at 4:16 pm

    She looks like the old lady in studio 54!

  97. Bonny Brae

    June 14, 2007 at 4:50 pm


    I want to be like her when I grow up.

    P.S. – fabulous blog!

  98. schmick

    June 14, 2007 at 5:10 pm

    I would imagine this lady still turns heads. WOW if only my mother were so stylish, let alone my grandmother.

  99. Vargtimmar

    June 14, 2007 at 5:44 pm

    i just love her!

  100. Anonymous

    June 14, 2007 at 6:08 pm

    this is why i love this website- someone i can look up to rather than the kids in fancy dress that masquerades as style on other street style blogs!

  101. Alli

    June 14, 2007 at 7:34 pm

    How cool is she?! I hope I’m like that when I get older…

  102. mia

    June 14, 2007 at 8:31 pm

    now that’s one classy broad.

  103. Anonymous

    June 14, 2007 at 11:36 pm

    Can she come up to my city and give us all a lesson on class and style?

  104. M

    June 15, 2007 at 1:20 am

    Her style and joie de vivre may be inspiring but what’s most impressive is that this lady is able to coordinate an ensemble with a very modern approach… the designer duds mixed with mall shoes. Who else can achieve that think- outside- the- box approach in their 60′s?

  105. Anonymous

    June 15, 2007 at 1:27 am

    Any idea why so many girls become become monotonously dressed women…mothers, grandmothers?

    This classic photo defies all above mentioned concepts.

    Thanks Sart for introducing us to this classic beauty… ageless and stylish forever.

  106. Mei

    June 15, 2007 at 4:43 am

    HATE the belt, but She is LOVE.

  107. Butch

    June 15, 2007 at 7:36 am

    Perfect in every way. Wat it means to have style.

  108. madam bombastic

    June 16, 2007 at 7:54 am

    Sophistication par excellence!

    This Lady has a natural grace which she enhances with her outfit.

    She reminds me of the Italian ladies, – so great at dressing their age. Great hair, big chunky necklaces and earrings, bright red lipstick, heels and a splash of some silver/gold/rhinestone.

    Her smile is wonderful too.
    I would love to make friends with her.

    I wish to be this cool and chic, when I get older. Fabulous picture!

  109. Anonymous

    June 16, 2007 at 1:04 pm

    “vivacious” comes to mind — and that’s no faint praise

  110. MacGuffin

    June 17, 2007 at 6:07 am

    She’s just DRIPPING with panache.

  111. Rachella

    June 17, 2007 at 7:18 am

    I’ve noticed that most of the posts focus on this woman’s age, as in “she looks great for her age.” She looks great. period. I wish I looked this good now, and I’m several generations below her. (Well, at least one and a half)

  112. the antipodean

    June 17, 2007 at 8:21 am

    I love her, she is an ispiration. Give us more of her please!

  113. poshpalette

    June 17, 2007 at 9:07 am

    shes wearing a shoe from nine west called tobago.a best seller here in singapore.

  114. aify

    June 17, 2007 at 1:07 pm

    wow if I can be half as cool as her at any age, that would be a blessing!

  115. Alicia

    June 17, 2007 at 4:08 pm

    I want to go shopping with her! She’s so adorable!

    I hope to be rockin’ it when I’m that age!

  116. Anonymous

    June 18, 2007 at 11:43 am


  117. Anonymous

    June 18, 2007 at 11:54 am

    Fantasic – She is super chic, with a great air of personality. She knows clothing well, and can walk into any upscale shop, trendy or classic and knows just what to pull to mix a fresh style like this – :)

  118. positively the same dame

    June 18, 2007 at 2:36 pm

    this blog is always fun, but once it a while you really come up with something truly great and you’ve certainly done it here. i can’t get enough of this picture, this woman — surely this is what it — this style, this fashion thing — is all about? is there anyone alive who would not want to know her? or you, for that matter? how fortunate for us that the gods conspired to have all of the necessary elements converge on the corner of 57th and 5th.

  119. Mira-Siregar-Meulia

    June 19, 2007 at 4:10 am

    this is what i called by aging gracefully…..^_^ salute!

  120. Anonymous

    June 19, 2007 at 7:01 am

    superb, just lovely

  121. Anonymous

    June 20, 2007 at 12:01 pm

    this is the epitome of how senior citizens can still look young, fresh, confident & sexy.

  122. Naki

    June 20, 2007 at 5:31 pm

    perfectly park avenue! are those nine west lucite shoes she’s wearing? those were the ones featured in vogue!

  123. [a}

    June 25, 2007 at 9:06 pm

    THAT is style.

    As Diana Vreeland said, ” You’re born with it….you don’t acquire it.”

  124. Lourdes

    July 12, 2007 at 2:58 pm

    GORGEOUS!!! She IS “l’allure”.
    And I want also her smile and to look like her when I’m that age !
    She is the best!

  125. Charmaine

    July 14, 2007 at 10:23 pm

    I swear I saw her in central park, it might have been someone else though with a similar style :]

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  127. Ange'lique

    September 15, 2011 at 2:13 am

    I ADORE the necklace!!!!

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