Thursday, August 21, 2014

On the Street……Cortona, Italy


I love the knits and denim skirt but it’s all about the attitude.


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  1. Summer

    August 21, 2014 at 10:12 am

    In a time obsessed with artificial youth and fake everything, it is beautiful to see a photo like this! I particularly love those shades of blue, and the way she wears her hat is bad a.s! Love it.

    • Sophie

      August 21, 2014 at 2:02 pm

      Yep, so glad Scott doesn’t just stick to photographing the young and ‘flawless’!

      I left my heart in Miami

      • Simone Fraser

        August 24, 2014 at 8:11 am

        People of any age are capable of dressing well, aren’t they! I would prefer a million times over to see real skin than air-brushing/botox/cosmetically enhanced faces.
        And those slides look like fine leather.

      • bellaconscience

        August 24, 2014 at 11:08 pm

        and don’t you just want to know the story behind those eyes?

    • andreea

      August 21, 2014 at 4:45 pm

      her style is actually more relevant, i think, than the repetitive outfits we see in the fashion world…

      • Trinity

        August 21, 2014 at 11:22 pm

        Yes, I totally agree! And I LOVE her hat, which I am sure is practical.

    • irene laura

      August 23, 2014 at 6:15 pm

      Indeed!! Such a cool grandma

  2. From The World With Love

    August 21, 2014 at 10:13 am

    Fashion is not only clothes it’s a face too…and this one tell a long story and not an easy one…..
    Yael Guetta

  3. CC

    August 21, 2014 at 10:15 am

    The look on her face is amazing, this lady is unimpressed.

  4. Francesca

    August 21, 2014 at 10:19 am

    He/she has a strange and interesting style

    • Roslyn

      August 21, 2014 at 6:19 pm

      Francesca, are you genuinely confused by this person’s gender?

  5. Olga

    August 21, 2014 at 10:45 am

    you don’t mess with her… you’ve captured her character very nicely!

  6. Jonathan

    August 21, 2014 at 10:53 am

    This woman is perfection. A welcome change from the sometimes overwhelmingly optimistic and self-satisfied attitude of youth. I wonder who she is. My aging years are just ahead of me, and this picture gives me hope.

  7. Lynn

    August 21, 2014 at 11:02 am

    No wonder! It’s Cortona!! Truly a magical place!!!

    • Linda B

      August 22, 2014 at 8:37 am

      I love this photo, Scott. I’m loving the sandals, too. (Very ”in” for the coming Australian summer). And yes, Cortona is a fabulous place. I’ve holidayed there a couple of times and it IS truly a magical blend of the old world and the new.
      Ciao ciao, L. xx

  8. maria

    August 21, 2014 at 11:04 am

    And again those beautiful old hands, they tell her story somehow

  9. marie pierre

    August 21, 2014 at 11:21 am

    When are you coming in Montreal ?

  10. Denisa

    August 21, 2014 at 12:07 pm

    Very interesting pic.

  11. Eva

    August 21, 2014 at 12:36 pm

    What a beautiful characteristic shot!

  12. Liz

    August 21, 2014 at 12:39 pm

    this is an amazing shot

  13. Deeds

    August 21, 2014 at 12:42 pm

    So true. And I’m going to be that bad a** lady when I grow up.

  14. carole

    August 21, 2014 at 12:42 pm

    This is a beautiful photo. As I’m looking at her, I can envision a young person wearing everything she has on and looking very hip and stylish.

    • laura

      August 22, 2014 at 2:06 am

      good point

  15. Aga's suitcase

    August 21, 2014 at 12:50 pm

    Such a cute old lady. she is lovely

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    Must have for a picnic

  16. Sarah

    August 21, 2014 at 1:25 pm

    Love everything about this photo – from the face to the breathtaking background. This photo definitely tells an elaborate story.

  17. Fashion Snag

    August 21, 2014 at 1:34 pm

    Great capture! I love the photos of the men you capture even more than the fashionable women. He looks confident.

  18. Laura

    August 21, 2014 at 1:59 pm

  19. Cris Pedrotti

    August 21, 2014 at 2:01 pm

    the dress that speaks to you …. your personality … this is the style

  20. Juanita

    August 21, 2014 at 3:47 pm

    An PERFECT example of somebody who’s whole demeanor, sense of style and general ‘je ne sais quoi’ would be completely ruined if she was smoking a ghastly cigarette!

  21. Chahrazad

    August 21, 2014 at 5:38 pm

    Beautiful photograph!!


  22. CBC

    August 21, 2014 at 6:04 pm

    She is wearing what she has….

  23. lauriel

    August 21, 2014 at 6:11 pm

    Looks like a face of stoic calm and self-presence – the type of direct gaze that one has after taking in the world and has lived through all ranges of emotional experience. (it’s lovely dreaming up stories behind the expressions and body language of these subjects. I wonder what the precursor is to the actual taking of the image.)


  24. Sveta Smirnova

    August 21, 2014 at 7:19 pm


  25. kelsey

    August 21, 2014 at 7:35 pm

    love her expression

  26. Justoutwalkin

    August 21, 2014 at 11:16 pm

    Knits, denim and attitude maybe, but imagine her 50-years younger. What a beauty she may have been. Thanks for the memories.

  27. Kiki

    August 22, 2014 at 8:40 am

    I love your shots with Italian old lady…I remember the other one from Naples …thank you

  28. clothing for women

    August 22, 2014 at 8:53 am

    Italy is always beautiful, this old woman eyes told you the decade stories, a strong attitude towards life. Blue always represent the strength and excitement.

  29. Elizabeth

    August 22, 2014 at 1:15 pm

    Oh wow I lived there for six months!!

    • Designer Era

      December 5, 2014 at 2:44 am

      how was your stay there

  30. Librarian Lavender

    August 22, 2014 at 2:09 pm

    She is stunning, I love this photo!

  31. aC

    August 22, 2014 at 10:13 pm

    She looks so neat, from head to toes.

  32. Ladies Motorcycle Jackets

    August 23, 2014 at 4:02 am

    Stuning outfit..this is such a lovely outfit . thanks for sharing this

  33. Jade

    August 23, 2014 at 5:01 am

    Absolutely love the way she’s clutching her bag.

  34. davisson

    August 23, 2014 at 6:05 am

    Same Jacket and Cap on head. Just combination and old age.

  35. Momix1967

    August 23, 2014 at 6:18 am

    That it’s true, we have really Belle Nonnette in our country!

  36. Horizon

    August 23, 2014 at 11:54 am

    Comfortable with dignity.

  37. Name*

    August 23, 2014 at 5:01 pm

    1000 x thanks,
    after long days of being hesitant about myself
    I needed this

  38. Ramona

    August 24, 2014 at 6:25 am

    Brings up so many memories..

  39. Cindy Claribel Kalim

    August 24, 2014 at 8:10 am

    She done something right there that surely has a meaning, she gives a quirky kind of feeling that I just couldn’t explain. She has a strange style and her expression is just so mysterious..I wonder why.
    Xoxo, ♡

  40. Florina

    August 24, 2014 at 1:20 pm

    Beautiful expression in her eyes and obviously beautiful picture!

  41. Anonymous

    August 24, 2014 at 3:31 pm

    A nice monochrome look of blues. Nice to see a denim skirt on an older lady. She looks comfortable.

  42. sandyy

    August 25, 2014 at 4:38 am

    Love her sweater, and olala looooove her hands (they remind of my grandma’s hands)

  43. Mónica Sors

    August 25, 2014 at 9:26 am

    So cute!

    Mónica Sors

  44. Adiyam

    August 25, 2014 at 7:56 pm

    Beautiful shot. How endearing! x

  45. Lorenza

    August 26, 2014 at 11:27 am

    The elegance of simplicity.

  46. Mary Binding

    August 26, 2014 at 3:49 pm

  47. Shop Accordingly

    August 26, 2014 at 4:56 pm


  48. Time around Tuscany

    September 12, 2014 at 8:52 am

    The soul of Cortona!

  49. MyHeartIsInLondon

    September 18, 2014 at 1:28 pm

    So much depth in one photo! I could never get bored with it!

    I appreciate your vision.

  50. Shannon

    October 19, 2014 at 12:42 am

    I lived in Cortona for a few months, and it was the most wonderful summer of my life. The whole town is filled with these amazing nonas (who incidentally have incredible calves, because hill town). Thanks for featuring one of my favorite places in the whole world!

  51. Jeanette Wong Polezzi

    November 16, 2014 at 12:41 pm

    You have made a very nice and yet poignant portrait of Mrs. Zampagni. She is recently widowed and a native Cortonese woman who immigrated to Australia and after returned home to retire. She is struggling with Alzheimer’s disease as well as the loss of her husband. She can be a bit confused as to what sesason it is thus, her rather mismatched wardrobe choices. She is an interesting and plucky woman who has fiercely refused to go back to Australia to live with her children. Now you have a more complete picture.

  52. Rugs and Beyond

    December 6, 2017 at 2:57 am

    Wow… An Eye popping style by a beautiful old women. Just love the attire and attitude.

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