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 . . .
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.
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?
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.