Tuesday, March 19, 2013

On the Street…..Carola Bianchi, Milan & Paris


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  1. Simbarashe

    March 19, 2013 at 9:02 am

    In these cases her coolness definitely comes from the pop of yellow and orange she mixes with the earthy neutrals.

    • RJH de la Haye On the Boulevards

      March 19, 2013 at 9:39 am

      She is right on the very edge of over-coolness…which is very hard to get right…she knows how to balance it all so very well…I’d love to see her smile…she must have one of the best smiles!

      • TeMo

        March 19, 2013 at 10:03 pm

        Exactly, perfectly stated.

    • G.

      March 19, 2013 at 3:23 pm

      LOVE THE FUR VEST !!!!


  2. Nico

    March 19, 2013 at 9:15 am

  3. Charlotte

    March 19, 2013 at 9:16 am

    Love the coat on the 1st pic!


  4. andreea

    March 19, 2013 at 9:19 am

    she does look cool! great inspiration for women who aren’t that young anymore :)


  5. CBC

    March 19, 2013 at 9:20 am

    yes great style great face…

  6. Leoka

    March 19, 2013 at 9:20 am

    If that’s cool, then what is not??

  7. Michael

    March 19, 2013 at 9:22 am

    What a beautiful woman. She looks intelligent and like she doesn’t suffer fools gladly. A mix of textures and patterns that would look horrible on someone else look original and creative on her.
    I love her face and expression . . .

    • diana

      March 19, 2013 at 3:55 pm

      oh yes! I totally agree, Michael.
      really love her attidude – I think she’s european (:

    • Martine

      March 20, 2013 at 7:35 am

      Yes. She does not look like she suffers fools gladly. Well said. Its quite a luxury to have that sentiment. Most of us suffer them enough to pick our battles.

  8. Lindsey

    March 19, 2013 at 9:35 am

    She looks very confident and that’s always attractive on anyone

  9. Laura

    March 19, 2013 at 9:35 am

    I totally agree, so cool!


  10. Candice@NotesFromABroadblog

    March 19, 2013 at 9:49 am

    What I especially love is that she proudly wears her own face. No fiddling with her lips or eyes or erasing the character that only time and living gives a person. She is quite wonderful in my opinion.

  11. Lauren@Styleseer

    March 19, 2013 at 9:57 am

    Yes, she does. It’s great to see a woman of a certain age with such fantastic cool style. Love it!


  12. katerina

    March 19, 2013 at 9:58 am

    Ah …shades of the wonderful Charlotte Rampling…. also a little of Anna Magnani … THIS is astunning woman…evry beautiful face full of character… love her !!

    • Matias

      March 19, 2013 at 11:01 am

      Yeah….She also reminded me of Charlotte Rampling. Specially on the third photo.

  13. luca

    March 19, 2013 at 10:03 am

    Being an Italian I am not that impressed.


    March 19, 2013 at 10:10 am

    her style is classic but she has something fresh and different!!! I love it!!!


  15. MB@YarnUiPhoneApp

    March 19, 2013 at 10:20 am

    I love the plaid sweater, something I’ve wanted to create in the hand knitting world. Some knitters have taken striping yarn and done what’s called “planned pooling” to get a plaid print. That would be cool to get a sweater that way without hand sewing stripes on afterwards. FWIW, you see more ‘plaid’ sweater patterns in the 1930s and 1940s, not so much now. Not as much interest in plaid?

  16. Denisa

    March 19, 2013 at 10:21 am

    I really like her style and the last one is great.;


  17. Bonnie, Clyde + Marni

    March 19, 2013 at 10:24 am

    Love her style!!

  18. LIZPR

    March 19, 2013 at 10:29 am

    I like her near-adrogynous style a lot. She’s bold with pattern and combines them intriguingly.

    I am incredibly find of the first houndstooth pattern on her coat. It is very similar to a scarf that once belonged to my father.

    The last look is interesting – the bold checked patterns and furry vest.


  19. Rachelle

    March 19, 2013 at 10:30 am

    Love her prints.


  20. Eva

    March 19, 2013 at 10:31 am

    Ciao Sart,
    everything was fine until I stopped at the third photo! I think I read in the face of Carola a little bit of suspicious, will that has been caught with a real fur gillet in!!! .would be more cool without fur, in my opinion!
    Ps: do not you take a picture you have made a wonderful”ritratto”, what a luxury for her!

  21. Handbags and Purses

    March 19, 2013 at 10:31 am

    Great outfits. They look warm.

  22. Cecilia

    March 19, 2013 at 10:31 am

    This is the proof that style has no age! I’d like to see more!

  23. fresia

    March 19, 2013 at 10:34 am


  24. Gabrielle

    March 19, 2013 at 10:38 am

    It’s in the mix! My favorite is the last look, love the combination of different checked prints and the fur vest. Also first and second looks are grate, especially love the colors she combines.

  25. RJT

    March 19, 2013 at 10:43 am

    Reminds me of Charlotte Rampling.
    Love her unique way of putting together pieces from her wardrobe.
    Not too overtly ‘FASHION !’ but understated chic and yes, cool, intelligent.
    She dresses like a grown up woman who wears what she wants, mixes pieces in ways that please her and follows fashion with her own mind.

  26. Michael

    March 19, 2013 at 11:00 am

    She is very self confident. Minimal makeup and not alot of foo-foo to her hair. Women of all ages could take a lesson.

  27. Elena

    March 19, 2013 at 11:23 am

    She is very elegant and stylish, but wearing a smile would make her more beautiful:)

  28. Desiree

    March 19, 2013 at 11:41 am

    She does look really cool and amazing at all times!


  29. Katerina

    March 19, 2013 at 11:54 am

    Love her style!! She is definitely very cool looking! I think my fav is the last pic ;)

  30. Manobeina

    March 19, 2013 at 11:59 am

    The last fit s definitely my fave, even though she looks amazing in them all


  31. Fashion Snag

    March 19, 2013 at 12:09 pm

    Love the patterns on each woman!


  32. Helena

    March 19, 2013 at 12:22 pm

    She looks like Audrey Tautou in the second picture :-)

  33. Hera

    March 19, 2013 at 12:41 pm

    Finally a woman my age, so inspirational, I can not take my eyes off the photos, please Scott find other stylish women around this age, they are rare. Thanks for all your wonderful work.

  34. carole

    March 19, 2013 at 12:50 pm

    Good style….but she doesn’t look very happy in any of the otherwise lovely photos.

  35. Fabiana

    March 19, 2013 at 12:50 pm

    Yes, but…FUR?

  36. Azzurra

    March 19, 2013 at 12:51 pm

    She really does
    The Eiffel Fashion

    Bisous :)

  37. Dora

    March 19, 2013 at 1:04 pm

    Gorgeous, but especially because she doesn’t look self-conscious about her age. And enough with people suggesting that she smile. Would we do that with a man?
    Great pics; thanks for letting us see them.

    • Refusal

      March 19, 2013 at 3:50 pm

      Thank you Dora. My thoughts exactly. If a woman is not smiling or doesn’t have a very soft facial expression, I noticed there are always comments that she should smile, or that she’s having a bad day, looks mean, etc. I very rarely see such comments when it’s a man, though.

    • dcinDC

      March 19, 2013 at 6:02 pm

      Yes, we would say the same with a man. For the record, there are only two comments at the moment suggesting she might smile. Though my comment has not appeared, I simply framed it in the context of how many comment favorably when someone on here does have an especially nice smile.

    • Sophie

      March 20, 2013 at 6:14 am

      I don’t understand, why would she be self conscious about her age?

      • Name*

        March 20, 2013 at 11:19 am

        @sophie: I love your comment. You are absolutely right! Thank you and thank you. :-)

  38. stylizacje

    March 19, 2013 at 1:17 pm

    shes got very charming eyes and wreckless

  39. Jennifer

    March 19, 2013 at 1:25 pm

    She has a total cool, effortless look about her

    xo Jennifer


  40. Gian Luca M

    March 19, 2013 at 1:27 pm


    Gian Luca M


  41. nommh

    March 19, 2013 at 1:31 pm

    So totally stylish and yet there is not the least hysterical hint of fashion victim about her. On the contrary, her clothes actually look comfortable.

    I wish I could see more people like her on your page. I bet you’d love to post their photos – if you could find them…

  42. Madrid Street Style

    March 19, 2013 at 1:52 pm

    great style, no make-up. I just love the way she looks strong. http://madrilicious.com

  43. tallulah

    March 19, 2013 at 2:00 pm

    Charlotte Rampling/Greta Saatchi – inspirational and unaffected. PLEASE show more stylish, cool women happy in their own skin.

    • Carol

      March 20, 2013 at 4:46 pm

      I agree with you – this women is beautiful and would like to see many more like her.

  44. the baronesse

    March 19, 2013 at 2:13 pm

    …and what about her shoes? would die to have a glance…

  45. Remy

    March 19, 2013 at 2:21 pm

    I love especially the first and last picture. She has style, class, personality and she is beautiful and very sexy.
    Greetings from a cold Amsterdam.

  46. abigail

    March 19, 2013 at 2:37 pm

    she has such a great sense of color and i love the way she mixes textures and prints. very cool indeed.

  47. Sol

    March 19, 2013 at 2:42 pm

    Only in Milan will you get that face, that exact frowning, on the 3rd picture.

  48. Randi

    March 19, 2013 at 3:25 pm

    I love everything she’s wearing, she pulls it of so well. And her face. Her face is stunning.

  49. FripperyVintage

    March 19, 2013 at 3:28 pm

    Another beautiful portrait.

  50. anonymous

    March 19, 2013 at 3:41 pm

    I love her pants in the second picture. I haven’t seen trousers like this in awhile. She seems very confident, very put together without looking strained about it. I like it.

  51. Eva

    March 19, 2013 at 3:45 pm

    What an amazing style!


  52. CarolinaBK

    March 19, 2013 at 4:01 pm

    Cool mix of colors and fantasies!
    Stylish as usual!


  53. AgnesD

    March 19, 2013 at 4:22 pm

    I love these shots. She looks strong and free. I’m a makeup geek so I’m really impressed by how good she looks without bothering with that. There’s an independence and integrity about just leaving your face alone and being as you are.

  54. Lucy

    March 19, 2013 at 4:25 pm

    The yellow detailing is perfection!!

  55. Carola

    March 19, 2013 at 4:43 pm

    so cool and love her name ;) eheheh
    xo from Milan!

    New Post on PursesInTheKitchen

  56. Herrbergquist

    March 19, 2013 at 4:45 pm

    She certainly knows a thing or two about coluor! Love it.

  57. Anna

    March 19, 2013 at 4:53 pm

    Really striking look, love her style!

  58. Mariah

    March 19, 2013 at 5:11 pm

    Fabulous color combinations and sweaters! I seriously wish I lived in the fashion world sometimes.

  59. MISENSE by Mila B

    March 19, 2013 at 6:55 pm

    Fascinating woman.

  60. Duchy

    March 19, 2013 at 6:57 pm

    What fabulous nonchalance.

  61. juanita

    March 19, 2013 at 7:05 pm

    Great colours and she’s obviously confident in her choices and happy with her style which I love. Can we have a bit less of the slightly patronising ‘older woman / woman of a certain age’ references in the comments!

  62. e.k.

    March 19, 2013 at 8:27 pm

    what a face

  63. Kimberly

    March 19, 2013 at 9:44 pm

    love her. superb. the epitome of cool in my book. I enjoy very much seeing women my age photographed by you.

  64. rorz

    March 20, 2013 at 12:01 am

    she needs to smile.

    • Martine

      March 20, 2013 at 7:38 am

      Actually; NO. Not everyone needs to paint on a smile for the public. She obviously doesn’t.

  65. Janie

    March 20, 2013 at 12:14 am

    I am in love with this. Thank-you. A real kick-ass woman with a real face, this is inspiration. I love your photos and discovered them as photography before I discovered them as “fashion photography;” both ways are a delight.

  66. Sabine

    March 20, 2013 at 5:41 am

    Love her! Finally a non-poser attitude (and a cool look, too).

  67. Xeana

    March 20, 2013 at 5:54 am

    Amazing combination of textures and prrint! I like it!

    From http://www.xeanafashion.com

  68. michael

    March 20, 2013 at 6:42 am

    Who is this woman? What does she do? Fascinating . . .

  69. Melanie

    March 20, 2013 at 6:46 am

    I love her style. It is cool, understated yet bold in a bohemian kind of way. Best of all is though the fact that she shows real character in her face. Beautiful.

  70. Alessia

    March 20, 2013 at 6:58 am

    love her first trousers!


  71. P

    March 20, 2013 at 7:21 am

    The watch is the class that draws the eye.

  72. Name*

    March 20, 2013 at 7:38 am

    Great style, great expression.

  73. ankh

    March 20, 2013 at 7:41 am

    nice style! but I just dont like the colors..

  74. Linda Boardman Kerr

    March 20, 2013 at 8:41 am

    I am curious as to what’s on her feet. Any guesses? And as far as the smiling goes–it’s perfectly ok if she doesn’t, but on women of this age (and I am one) smiling lifts the face and generally makes it look a whole lot better.

  75. Name*

    March 20, 2013 at 11:17 am

    Thank you, she is fabulous! In the states, it seems middle-aged women have two choices: “mutton dressed as lamb” or “overweight matron”. This lady shows everything we see in the states is not the whole picture. She is classy, elegant, confident, and (pardon the use of the this tired old yarn) “comfortable in her own skin”. No plastic, gaudy jewelry, artful use of plaids, easy pieces that could have been found on a sale rack at a thrift as well as in the chi-chi-est boutique, put together in an individualistic way as to personally suit the wearer. And her hair! Not dyed/streaked/extensioned/helmut-headed. Subtle make up, if any. Thank you for again presenting us with a choice; those of us who feel we have no choice and no voice in the way we dress. She makes a statement just by being. We should all be so fortunate.

  76. Mona

    March 20, 2013 at 6:18 pm

    Lovely style. She reminds me of Audrey Tatou.

  77. Camila

    March 20, 2013 at 9:56 pm

    Loved her attitude.
    What happened to the third picture?

  78. Larry

    March 21, 2013 at 7:51 am

    Effortlessly cool
    Effortlessly chic
    See… You can wear a fur vest without looking like Rachel Zoe.

  79. zs

    March 21, 2013 at 3:26 pm

    un sourire, ce n’est pas gratuit

  80. Anne

    March 21, 2013 at 4:31 pm

    Don’t like the fur, of course, but I like the fact that she has wrinkles AND is beautiful. Way to go in that very–too superfial world !

  81. Ivy Lee

    March 22, 2013 at 6:04 am

    She reminds me of Renata (forgot her surname, but the beautiful Italian woman also).

  82. Emilie

    March 22, 2013 at 9:42 pm

    Did anyone notice this woman looks like a mature version of Audrey Tautou ? What an authentic style and expression, that definitely transcends time and age.

  83. allen

    March 24, 2013 at 10:00 am

    two great looks!

  84. Jules

    March 29, 2013 at 5:21 am

    She looks like a grown-up, bittersweet Amelie Poulain!
    I love it!

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