Don't think I've ever seen Franca in colour before. I love the matching shoes, and her legs are great. Not the neckline, though – that gold shade is so difficult to wear for people with Franca's skin tone. But her smile is gorgeous!
Very, very chic. Love how Franca has coordinated her shoes with the coat. She looks distinctive, elegant, not fussy, confident. I love seeing "women of a certain age" looking age appropriate and stylish.
She is fabulous, a real role model. At the same time, I look closely at the role model part, because I'm pushing 50, though I don't look it, and I always think about this "age appropriate" stuff. Her hair is very long, but she pulls it off. How? She wears minimal makeup without looking washed-out. Even tougher since she's blonde. How does she do it? Is it ALL her clearly fantastic personality coming through? Yes, it helps to have gorgeous designer duds, but there is more to it than that. She is tiny, not a statuesque model type. How does she look so consistently good?
—it continually amazing me when a lady with this much style, class, elan and fashion sense receives comments such as " I don't like this or that" and the same people clamor with excitment over people that are dressed sloppy and/or appear as if they are homeless.
she's very elegant and i agree with what everyones saying about the personality shining through in that smile. but i've always thought she could do with a trim. its not that length is out of place at her or any age but that in this case it has such a limp look to it.
I love her!! She is so elegant and ethereal!! :-) I've read on Vogue Italia about her obsession for Laura Tonatto…she is her n.1 fan on http://www.lauratonatto.com !! I wann customize a fragrance like her!!! Anyone can tell me more about it?
..as opposed to others i think franca's hair is simply gorgeous…women have to understand that natural is elegant and whatever hair you were born with is better than looking fake…her smile shows her confidence which no outfit on the planet can ever take the place of…priceless…your photograph dear sart just enhances it all!…kisses from cisternino/italy.
I have to agree with the poster Jim. One of the things I love about Italian women is their ability to look so chic and sexy without looking so "made up." I live in a European city where the "women of style" don't leave the house without a professional blowout or full makeup. I find this kind of refinement so refreshing. as far as the comments regarding her hair or glasses, bah humbug to you.
dislike the eye wear greatly and i would so have enjoyed it if she had some sort of up do – not rigid maybe a very loose/ mess-ish chignon.
that said, the rest of the look is lovely. the rich brown back with gold against gold, lovely. I hope that this is not a designer coat. i want to believe that this woman knows style and fashion well enough to find it anywhere. *sp
she is always full of joy… But please i know its your mark… but cant u make anything better with the witch hair? bring us the boldness…. bring us the inspiration…maria bethania would be proud of this..