This is another pic for which I’d love to see the back view. The sleevelets appear to be part of the same piece of fabric as the obi/sash, and I’m curious how she manages it so that she can still move her arms.
Gorgeous. She vaguely resembles an actress from Sweden, Gun WĂĄllgren. Also gorgeous. By the way, saw you in our magazine Aftonbladet the other day. Camera and all. Hope you enjoyed Sweden once again. Have a good one! lol MammaLex
Getting more years doesnÂ´t mean that you can forget your figure.This lady is very slim and I appreciate her for that.She has a nice outfit and it suits her well. The only thing that is bothering me is her hair.Grey is fine,but at her age she should have it in some other way-maybe a shorter cut or some sort of bun.
I anticipate many commenters will focus on how well this woman wears her age — but really, she’s absolutely beautiful rather than her beauty being relative to her years. And as for style — her years contribute to this. Her style isn’t despite her age but appears a function of a lifetime’s experience with presenting herself — she clearly knows her strengths well and knows how to feature them. Inspiring!
Wow! what is this fabulous (teal?) fabric around her? it reminds me of that all cotton/modal line of clothing in the early 90′s called “multiples,” where you could wrap garments in various ways depending on your whims. Lovely!!!!
I KNOW this photo will get many comments…because the woman is over twenty years old and looks fabulous! I love the scarf wrapped this way and that. I realize her hair is the natural woman sort of thing but I would love to see her have a shorter cut like another Stockholm woman you featured..it could highlight her face.
A beautiful goddess of the harvest at Lammas. Strong, tested, tried true. Elegant, ageless. What a beauty. Love the classic fashion and lady-like elegance. What a relief from the butt-cracking and crotch-skirting which passes for “fashion” in the USA. Thank you, sart! xoxo
Wow, she’s beautiful, and a fashion role model. Although I think her dress is a little too complicated, she still looks great. Her look makes sense: she’s not wearing a miniskirt and high heels, and she doesn’t seem to have deformed herself with any anti-aging beauty treatments. Thank God. And her hair is beautiful as is. But she’s still very glamorous.
I’m mesmerized! I love her! I want to be her! (Well in 20+ years or so) I want to know more about this mysterious wrapping situation going on. Are the sleeves part of it? Is this a home made affair or something store bought. questions.
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This woman is incredible- she looks otherworldly and ethereal. Knowing that there are people who look like this wandering around the planet is pretty humbling. I hope I can possess a fraction of that presence at her age.
I love how you take pictures of everyone on this site! Try to find more of fashionable older women. I keep trying to dress my mom, but she thinks she’s too old to be fashionable, but clearly, no. She needs some inspiration!
This woman is the epitome of style and grace. She is naturally elegant without being made up and looking like she’s met with the surgeon’s knife. She appears to be comfortable in her own skin and radiates true beauty. Her dress is stunning on her, and she almost makes me want to quit coloring my hair and go “au natural” (although I don’t think I could carry it off with such panache). Bravo to grace, aging, and embodying feminine style.
Why is grey hair always called “grey”? Grey is a whole range. There are warm grays, cool greys, all manner of whites, “champagne,” etc. And why aren’t grey streaks called highlights, when that is in fact their effect?
Cult of youth, that’s why. This lady shows that a thing of beauty is indeed a joy forever.
“Getting more years doesnÂ´t mean that you can forget your figure.This lady is very slim and I appreciate her for that”
Why would you appreciate somebody for that? Would it really make her less beautiful if she was a couple of sizes bigger?
“The only thing that is bothering me is her hair.Grey is fine,but at her age she should have it in some other way-maybe a shorter cut or some sort of bun.”
You seem to have a lot of rules when it comes to other people, what they should and shouldnâ€™t do too be considered beautiful by you. Why is it so hard to just take her beauty for what it is? I don’t know you but judging by your comment you seem too be the type of person who buys into what magazines say is beauty. The world and its beauty come in more shapes and sizes than what fits between the pages of a magazine
last night, my friend bill, asked me what i thought the sartorialist was about, because he didn’t think it was about fashion…. i gave him my inarticulate ‘idunnowha???’
he told me he thought this blog was a love letter to the human race. (i don’t think he would leave a comment like that here) looking at it through that perspective, it’s really changed the way i see your photos, i thought they were lovely before, now i think they are magnificent.
To medii—LotÂ´s of older people seem to Â´give upÂ´and donÂ´t care about how they look.Sure it is very difficult to stay slim-man or woman -during your menopause, you have to watch to what you are eating and how much.Keeping up your exercise is equal important too.I should know cause IÂ´m 56 years old.Sure-someone with a bit more flesh can be attractive too.I just happen to prefer the slimmer look.
She takes my breath away. And she isn’t any age – she is ageless – like nymphs and goddesses and landvĂ¦ttir spirits. Not tainted with youthful dissatisfaction – she just IS that thing you took a picture of. And how DID a mere mortal do that to her dark scarf? Is it all one scarf? Tell, Sart! Tell!
Jennine, that story was so simple and yet so great that it caught me off guard and actually almost made me cry (never fear, I regained my composure). Gosh, what a pretty interpretation.
Clothing with lots of layers and drapery involved, such as this and those of the Muslim girls below, always makes me a bit envious. This is how I would dress absolutely every day if I could stand the attention that comes when you shirk convention.
Being around her age and reading some of the comments…it’s as if “older” is when you stop being yourself and start fitting into a mold and it’s, like, soooo amazing if you don’t. Or, some think, you SHOULD fit into a mold. Really, I feel as if being in my 60′s I’ve turned into some weird “other”. Why would you not be interested in fashion if you always were? I keep waiting for the moment when I stop wanting to listen to The Rapture and get into going to the symphony. Clearly it’s inevitable and is going to happen any week now.
However I don’t know if that black shash is working, it looks a bit forced to me. She seems so carefree and swan-like, yet the sash thing really seems constrictive. I think it creates an unappealing tension that borders on the ridiculous.
But, when you’re that hot, you can pretty much do as you please, can’t you? ;)
Wow, she looks fantastic. I was considering colouring my hair because I have a little grey streak but I’m not going to now!! Are they clothes for a shoot or is it her own personal style. If the latter then she is a very classy lady indeed
Last week I was walking around Stockholm and it struck me how much fashion had changed since spring and that the Sartorialist should come back to see it so it’s a happy surprise to see that you are back!
I’ve been thinking a great deal about this photograph because one sees so few people like her in real life. She’s a model, sure. (And she’s Swedish, of course. :)) But my feeling–no certainty–is that we take a wrong-headed approach to aging in North America. I’ve recently been noticing women slightly older than I am at the office with grey roots in advance of their next colouring appointment. I’ve been thinking about an alternate course in which I will allow the grey to come in as it does in my own hair. I think that this woman has further inspired me. Furthermore, the serenity and individuality of this woman are both readily apparent. I really like it.
All this talk about age…the truth is very few people have any fashion sense at all, but you don’t notice it on young people because their bloom overrides it. Later, however, the body fades and all you’ve got going is style. So if you’ve been developing your fashion sense your whole life, really know yourself and have a clear eye about what looks good on you, then your years give you an edge and you can look end up looking even more fabulous than many people younger who just look, well, young.
I have just read enough comments of this grand lady and the way she wears her hair.I think grey hair is very charming on most people.Why hide your age.I understand that if someone is starting to get grey hair at a very young age he or she would like to color it.Long,grey hair and keeping it loose might fit in some cases.I still think this lady in question would look more beautiful with her hair tied up in some way.
This picture somehow annoys me. I agree she’s wonderful and she doesn’t hide the fact she’s not too young; I agree with every comment praising her style and beauty, and her hair being almost white makes me the happiest.
But then again, she doesn’t look like most of aged women I know, and it’s not because of the hair. Where are the menopause extra pounds? Where are the double chin, the swollen arms, the wrinkled forehead?
Naa, she might be older than most of fashionable people portraited here or anywhere else, but she’s as regular as Kate Moss can be.
You sell fashion with young faces. The consumer almost cannot avoid being influenced by all the young beauty he sees in his every day life. The cruelness of defining beauty as being young is that while we are young we are not able to appreciate our youth and as we become older we distance ourself more and more of being beautiful. It would be such a relief, if also age would be considered as something positive, something that we admire and are looking forward to achieve. You cannot become healthier when aging but more wise and if it was shown as something positive in magazines, on tv etc. even more beautiful. This foto is the best proof of how beautiful you can be even when you are older.
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That is one of the most beautiful women I have ever seen. And proof that beauty is beauty at any age. Work on being beautiful, not young, or old. Don’t even think about age. Anyone would be proud to look like that.