Truly inspiring. She’s mixing classic (headband, pearls, Chanel flats) with funky (the clothes, the bracelets) and getting it all right. Sometimes as we get older we think we have to be so consistent with our look, when it really isn’t so. She’s age-appropriate and ageless all at the same time.
This look is divine! I love the pink Chanel shoes! And she does such a wonderful job mixing colors — the pink, soft gray, teal and navy blue. And the pearl necklace! Perfectly elegant. This woman has class! Love it, love it, love it!
oooh, i LOVE this. i want to be just like this woman when i am older. she looks like she knows exactly who she is and is totally comfortable in her own skin. i think this is one of my favorite sartorialist shots ever!
Sweater over jacket is unusual. I assumed it would not work because of the collar of the jacket, but here the collar of the jacket seems to disappear, allowing the outfit to work. The pearls are classic. Adding a jolt of color to the outfit is a great idea. The turquoise braclets do that, and they look great with the blue headband. But, I don’t think that the pink shoes work here. A lovely smile.
I disagree with whoever said she doesn’t look American.. I think she looks every inch the American wearing expensive French clothes, and I don’t mean that in a bad way. It’s a very only-in-New-York look, and it works.
Thanks, Sart!I’m a 50+ who used to dread getting older.Now there are many signs of a general shift in attitudes from ageism to something more accepting, and your photos are one of them.I especially enjoy how you look at, and choose, not-so-young people.Your models give an impression of being at ease with themselves, their age, fashion and our times.Thanks – but could we have some more of this, please…?
Love the headband/pearl combination – so timeless. The turquoise bangles and pink Chanels are cute, but I personally wouldn’t have paired those two colors. It seems a little too uncoordinated for my tastes. And I dislike the outfit proportions, especially the cropped sweater over a loose shirt.
However, as a whole, this woman’s confidence makes the outfit and despite my nitpicking, she looks every bit the glamorous woman.
Contrary to what an earlier blogger thought I think she exudes a very ‘American’ style-clean, fresh,pared down. She reminds me of C.Z.Guest the iconic American socialite who died a few years ago-she was one of Truman Capote’s “swans”.
On the contrary Anon. 9:25 AM…this look is the epitome of American to me. European ladies of a similar age always look much more formal and heavily styled. This look is nonchalant, a little sporty, and undone.
The pearls are lovely and unexpected. I do wish, however, that both of her tops fit a lot better.
Her clothes say to me she is an American. My mother would have no trouble compiling a look just like this at Talbot’s or Olsen. The pearls look vintage. The turqoise is everywhere and anyone can find faux chanel flats in NY. The idea is to look expensive and she’s fully in on it and that is why I do not think she is a European. (first glance that looked like a double wrap hermes bracelet, that and her sweet Germanic face almost clouded my judgement) -B.S.M.
I agree –she’s a Yankee! I image she’s the sort who doesn’t demure from mulching in the spring, or separating tubers when it needs to be done. Most likely she got up, got dressed, discovered it was cold, went back in got a sweater and put it on! Her carriage took care of the rest.
im pretty sure this woman works at Holt Renfrew in Toronto (the Canadian Bergdorf Goodman’s) and I always see her when I’m looking for inspiration via Balenciaga, Dries Van Noten, Givenchy, etc..) she always looks amazing!
Hair, pearls, clothes are co-ordinated, with headband, bracelets and flats providing accents. Pink doesn’t anchor the combination, which is why some of us find the whole a little unsatisfying. Dark pumps would work.
Oh I just love her. Sat, I love it when you post mature stylish people. I can recall one such lady from about 2 years ago. I think that post got so many comments because she radiated so much postive energy and beauty.
this site never ever ceases to inspire me. any time i feel myself falling into a style slump, i come here and become re-invigorated – my faith in my own authenticity and potential for creative freedom reborn. thanks sart!
I love this look and the fact that an older woman is represented her. She’s beautiful. As far as her pink shoes, I think they coordinate wonderfully with the off-white and gray of the outfit. Softer and less predictable than black, which would have been boring and predictable here.
Although there seems to be plenty of evidence above to suggest that this gorgeous woman is Canadian, I would like to throw-in the suggestion that she could be Australian. The braclets are by an Australian brand called Mimco, I know this because I own them myself. Prehaps she recieved them as a gift from Australia?.. I guess we will never know. But this woman could certainly be Australian – the suntan, the relaxed slouched style and the sport edge which we all like to employ. Come to Australia Mr Sartorialist!!