My first impression was that it was a little young for her, as well…..however, she looks happy and comfortable in her persona and what really does a ‘little young’ really mean? Bravo for her.she knows her style….the heck with what we think..I like it…..she is a delight!
I love letting go of ageism and wearing what makes me feel good and look interesting. Style IMHO is wearing what gives a person energy, a positive feeling about themselves and functions well for the act at hand. She sure looks energetic and positive to me as well as ready for action.
This is what I love about Parisian women — They aren’t held back by stereotypes of what may be deemed as “too young” for them. They wear what they like and listen to their own instincts instead of taking inspiration from the outside – ie: fashion magazines, “What Not To Wear” TV shows (haha) – I always say I’m going to be wearing my band Tees and chucks when I’m 80 because why not?? Age is but a number, a way of keeping track, and for what???
I want every vestige of hip-hop culture to die out forever, so the super-low riding pant is pressing all my buttons.
But if she’s into have the adolescent boy experience, more power to her! She looks like she’s having lots of fun with it. Her non-existent hips make this possible, so I guess she’s taking advantage of what she’s got.
The colors are great, but if I saw her on the street I’d try not to look.
I think the beauty of this style is that it didn’t start in the conventions of the fashion industry. It started in the street and has worked it’s way up into the fashion industry. She’s not wearing it in that pissed off this is how I roll way, but in a playful, fun this is how I roll (so where’s her deck?) way. Good for you missy!
the location might be France but that outfit seems terribly of the States. There’s nothing wrong with looking young. I’m 40 and almost always get carded when buying beer or wine. it’s true, most of the Mtv’d world wants to look young. only haters get mad at people for being young. because – you can’t truly look like something you aren’t and young is in the mind and heart. but the outfit I still don’t like. it’s the pants falling off.
A young Jane Birkin…and for those who have commented on this lovely woman’s age, remember that Jane herself dresses this way even today and is, at 62, old enough to be this woman’s mom. Style has no age.
She is obviously cute, but from the waist down it looks like she raided her 14 year old sons closet. Those belts need to be outlawed, every decade has that one crazy item that wont ever come back…and its these studded belts.
i remember seeing you at a press day !! i really loved your style !!! i couldn’t really talk to you as i was a stagiaire :((, are we were not supposed to talk lol, but would really love to photograph you for my blog!!! it would be great if you could drop me a mail: email@example.com , thank you !!! great style !!!!!
Kay, I want to know how she did the pants. Are they pants made to fit and just look oversized? Or are they all scrunched up in the back where she’s belted them? Or would skinny boys’ pants naturally stop at her hips?
The thing I find disturbing is the people who keep saying, “looks like she raided her son’s closet..” This outfit could very well be the same thing she’s been wearing for the past twenty years. It is timeless in that way, and if her son is wearing something similar, we can thank punks for keeping the look alive since the 70′s. And who cares how old she is? She carries it beautifully. I wish people would get over the age thing and let people be who they want to be!
Love it! That’s how I dress most of the time. This is fantastic that someone sees it as chic! I ADORE the hipster belt and the scarf. With the right scarf you can make almost anything work. Very attractive smile, too.
I’m 54 and curious to learn about “age appropriate” style as perceived by younger people.I really like how this woman is dressed but could not pull it off as such myself because of a different body type, i.e. more curves.The mother of 2 teenage daughters I am subject to daily scrutiny, and have concluded that everything skin revealing is inappropriate, especially when the skin revealed no longer is young.Apart from that there seem to be no no-nos, and it all boils down to having a sense of colour, proportion and style. Am I right?