Thursday, September 24, 2009

On the Street….Milan Now, Milan

The Best of Milan- quality, elegance, maturity, and refinement.
On a street blinged-out on Cavalli and Dolce this super subtle look carried more strength and dignity than any other.


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  1. Davide

    September 24, 2009 at 2:02 pm

    So beautiful ! all grey !

    • NĂ­via

      September 13, 2013 at 4:11 pm

      she´s right next to the ralph lauren boutique, a litte down the street is you´ll find the Cova coffee and tea house
      oh, I miss it so!

  2. The Mighty Ks

    September 24, 2009 at 2:05 pm

    Lovely. Something a bit Grace Kelly On A Saturday Afternoon about this.

  3. CakeIsSweet

    September 24, 2009 at 2:05 pm

    classic. stunning. love it! and her hair is spot on.

  4. runway reviews

    September 24, 2009 at 2:06 pm

    less is more, yes it is maturity. When you know, you need just the less suit, c'est magique!

  5. Anonymous

    September 24, 2009 at 2:07 pm

    Grace Kelly- gorgeous

  6. Roz

    September 24, 2009 at 2:07 pm

    Wow, that is so beautiful.. Just classic.I really can't think of any other way to describe!
    I've said before, and I'll say it again- your blog is so inspiring.

  7. Grazyna

    September 24, 2009 at 2:08 pm

    Elegance-of course-but where emotions????Beautiful shoes.

  8. Anonymous

    September 24, 2009 at 2:09 pm

    It's astonishing. Specially if put in contrast with the young dress-for-the-freak-show in London.

  9. Jacqueline

    September 24, 2009 at 2:10 pm

    This is very classic and feminine. Great outfit.

  10. Amy

    September 24, 2009 at 2:10 pm

    So simply elegant. The green bag is great.

  11. Anna

    September 24, 2009 at 2:10 pm

    Love how some women look elegant without too much effort, and I love her Bottega bag!

  12. Simona

    September 24, 2009 at 2:12 pm

    Wau,perfect:))))and nice…

  13. Jessica

    September 24, 2009 at 2:13 pm

    so glad to see that classic elegance can defy the trendsetters with so much grace. timeless is always better.

  14. sophie d

    September 24, 2009 at 2:13 pm

    grey, green, great.

  15. Anonymous

    September 24, 2009 at 2:16 pm

    Gray is such a beautiful color that makes everyone look classic. And of course a Bottega does not hurt, they are so much nicer than the Chanels you see these days. Subtle but beautiful.

  16. NIKK. A.

    September 24, 2009 at 2:16 pm

    Simple, Classic!

  17. Emily

    September 24, 2009 at 2:19 pm

    Sophisticated simplicity. A breath of fresh air.

  18. Holly

    September 24, 2009 at 2:22 pm

    Magnificnt…You caught the perfect example of lady like dressing…She is so approachable and unpretenious…She could show up just about anywhere and be the belle of the ball. You are on to something real here Scott!

  19. Dalton G Crosthwait

    September 24, 2009 at 2:23 pm

    Love it. Such understated beauty can never be underestimated.


  20. Anonymous

    September 24, 2009 at 2:24 pm

    For a second I thought I might be looking at Grace Kelly.

  21. Daniella

    September 24, 2009 at 2:25 pm

    Wow… so elegant.

  22. Pietman

    September 24, 2009 at 2:26 pm

    This lady is very easy on my eyes.

  23. justyna

    September 24, 2009 at 2:27 pm

    so simple and beautiful!

  24. English

    September 24, 2009 at 2:28 pm

    Class. Down to the Grace Kelly hair.

  25. Anonymous

    September 24, 2009 at 2:31 pm

    Gorgeous. Like a modern-day Grace Kelly.

  26. The Photodiarist

    September 24, 2009 at 2:31 pm

    I could not agree more.

  27. Anonymous

    September 24, 2009 at 2:32 pm

    Only in Milan you can find so fine women!

  28. Anonymous

    September 24, 2009 at 2:34 pm

    A modern day Grace Kelly. Lovely.


    September 24, 2009 at 2:35 pm


  30. G

    September 24, 2009 at 2:45 pm

    Looks neat but natural and uncontrived to me. Noiseless elegance.

  31. modessentielle

    September 24, 2009 at 2:46 pm

    mais comment font-elles pour ĂŞtre toujours parfaites!!!

  32. Anonymous

    September 24, 2009 at 2:48 pm

    LOVE this. LOVE it. I want to be her.


    September 24, 2009 at 2:51 pm

    Very elegant woman¡
    Nice green bag¡¡¡A Bottega posible?

  34. Soren Lorensen

    September 24, 2009 at 2:52 pm

    if the skirt were worn on the waist I might be swayed

    but as it is…I would rather die.

  35. Marie El.

    September 24, 2009 at 2:54 pm

    grace kelly!

  36. manuel

    September 24, 2009 at 2:54 pm

    ¡wow! TOUCH CLASS

  37. Heidi

    September 24, 2009 at 2:56 pm

    That skirt has the perfect length!

  38. Joy Mars

    September 24, 2009 at 2:56 pm

    A bit too suburban for me — and this in an major Italina town yet!

    But on the other hand, the 50's allusion is kinda sweet.

    If she wanted to model the bag, she's successful. It really sticks out. I'm thinking it's Bottega Veneta. A nice one.

  39. thomas

    September 24, 2009 at 2:58 pm

    perfectly feminine.

  40. AnonymousJK

    September 24, 2009 at 3:02 pm


  41. Elegancemaison

    September 24, 2009 at 3:10 pm

    Elegant, elegant, elegant. As another person commented: very Grace Kelly. The design and colour of the structured green bag reinforces the 1950s look of the classic grey outfit while lifting the whole from bland to beautiful. I love this look.

  42. Kiran

    September 24, 2009 at 3:12 pm

    Sheer perfection :) Grey is no longer "dull" ;) I love the shoes and handbag. Milaner's rock the fashion world!

  43. ingefaer

    September 24, 2009 at 3:13 pm

    I am all for simplicity, but in this case it needs a little someting…..maybe a scarf. Still lovely in a cool Hitchcock-blonde way.

  44. Anonymous

    September 24, 2009 at 3:18 pm

    Absolutely lovely. I love the way she carries herself too.

  45. tcarole

    September 24, 2009 at 3:23 pm

    I love her look. She must feel so comfortable. Love the little peek of color on the sole of her shoe and I love the green bag. I wish they were colors which complemented each other a little better though. A subdued red bag would be stunning.

  46. Crystal

    September 24, 2009 at 3:25 pm

    LOVE the hair! and the perfect green bag, makes me green with envy. lol

  47. Hernandez

    September 24, 2009 at 3:36 pm

    The kind of woman who will never lose her youthfulness.

  48. Costa Rica Luxury

    September 24, 2009 at 3:41 pm

    Elegance at his best

  49. The Voguette

    September 24, 2009 at 3:46 pm

    I want that bag! she looks so elegant!

    <3 The Voguette

  50. freyja björk

    September 24, 2009 at 3:51 pm

    I don't like the skirt but anything else is great
    new post :)

  51. La petit Mavie

    September 24, 2009 at 4:04 pm

    Love it. She is just stunning.

  52. Sheri

    September 24, 2009 at 4:09 pm

    I just have to say I absolutely love this picture. Pure elegance and simplicity. Love, love, love it.

  53. Polly

    September 24, 2009 at 4:11 pm

    I agree, strength and dignity

  54. That Chelsea Girl™

    September 24, 2009 at 4:14 pm

    Stunning, yet simple.

  55. Amy G.

    September 24, 2009 at 4:28 pm

    This is how I want to look. Thank you for the inspiration!

  56. Flores y Rayas

    September 24, 2009 at 4:55 pm


    such a nice look, it's classic and cute but sooo sexy too!!

    we have a new blog (in Spanish) about style, hope you like it!:

  57. Mimi M.

    September 24, 2009 at 5:33 pm

    I'm going to say that I feel the top looks a little messy. The top is casual enough to be tucked in, adding to the whole refined look without it being too stuffy. But don't get me wrong- I think the look is top notch. She is lovely!

  58. christopher

    September 24, 2009 at 5:47 pm

    i should love to see her walk a little… i imagine a lovely and light lilt to her step!

  59. The Accessory Lady

    September 24, 2009 at 6:01 pm

    My favorite combo: comfort & style. She's effortless and very Grace Kelly!

  60. Anonymous

    September 24, 2009 at 6:05 pm

    i like grey and gray while this is a very smart look, it lacks umpfh. perhaps a round toed black pump …something.

  61. Wanderlusting

    September 24, 2009 at 6:09 pm

    To: tcarole said…

    But green and red ARE complimentary – opposites on the colour wheel. I think the red sole and green bag work beautifully together and yet don't match, they don't need to. It works wonderfully with the grey too :)

  62. Bookworm

    September 24, 2009 at 6:11 pm

    Oooh, how elegant! Classic.

  63. hi-d

    September 24, 2009 at 6:28 pm

    Wow…what a throw back look. I LOVE it!

  64. The Sunlight District

    September 24, 2009 at 6:29 pm

    awwww. . . tres mignon.

  65. Anonymous

    September 24, 2009 at 6:31 pm

    Absolutely. Do your utmost to sever yourself from a street-full of sheep and do so intelligently. Perfetto.


  66. Urban Weeds

    September 24, 2009 at 6:38 pm

    stunning in it's simplicity.

  67. Anonymous

    September 24, 2009 at 6:50 pm

    timeless and classy, very nice!
    She looks like royalty! Yeah she reminds me of the Argentinian crown-princes of Holland: Maxima

  68. Anonymous

    September 24, 2009 at 6:51 pm

    Just beautiful! Very graceful.

  69. Well Done

    September 24, 2009 at 7:04 pm

    I completely agree with your comment. grey and green-understated and elegant.

  70. Grace

    September 24, 2009 at 7:10 pm

    I love this look, espcially the subtle addition of colour with the green bag. She reminds me of a young Miuccia Prada.

  71. Anonymous

    September 24, 2009 at 7:23 pm

    one of the most sophisticated I've seen on your page so far and I've been with you from the beginning. Understated, no logos, simply elegant- like she's about to meet Cary Grant on a steamship.

  72. Anonymous

    September 24, 2009 at 7:39 pm

    She's very classy and the outfit is indeed simple and beautiful, but the top is a very matronly cut for such an attractive and slim woman. I think she needs a more fitted top and a belt, but I can certainly imagine what a vision she must have been in the context described.

  73. Ken's Lounge

    September 24, 2009 at 7:59 pm


  74. Jim

    September 24, 2009 at 8:12 pm

    I've kept watch on you site for quite a while and I agree that she shows the most elegance and sophistication of any of you subjects. My heart is thumping hard…

  75. Tanya

    September 24, 2009 at 8:20 pm

    Oh, this is so beautiful!!!!!!!

  76. hippie_cyndi

    September 24, 2009 at 8:50 pm

    beautifully lady-like.

  77. Caroline Bingley

    September 24, 2009 at 9:05 pm

    I have a gray gunex wool skirt and gray merino wool boat neck sweater that pair similar to this ensemble. something about the subtly slouchy take the fifties lines, in gray, that feels so luxurious. i don't know what it is. any ideas?

  78. Alice Olive

    September 24, 2009 at 9:14 pm

    Oh, hello! She is so elegant!

  79. Anonymous

    September 24, 2009 at 9:30 pm

    what a beautiful picture. I love the gray with the pop of green. I think heels that are a little lower would be better for the overall look though.

  80. Anonymous

    September 24, 2009 at 9:33 pm

    (My comment is unoriginal, but only because it's true) … GRACE Kelly … <3


  81. StyleSpy

    September 24, 2009 at 9:46 pm

  82. Anonymous

    September 24, 2009 at 10:05 pm

    Oh! i stopped and stared at this picture. She is timeless and perfect. Wow.

  83. Heartbeatoz

    September 24, 2009 at 10:27 pm

    Love this look Simple & Elegant.

  84. Breana

    September 24, 2009 at 10:58 pm

    So Grace Kelly!

  85. sad eyed lady of the lowlands

    September 24, 2009 at 11:27 pm

    Sophisticated lady. Timeless and efortlessly chic.

  86. theDavid

    September 24, 2009 at 11:31 pm

    Classic daytime beauty. Really so charming…


    September 25, 2009 at 12:09 am

    Milan is probably the most elegant city in the world. No one can beat them.

    Fashion latest news, new trends…

  88. Tim McFarlane

    September 25, 2009 at 12:21 am

    Very elegant, muted and modern look. The green bag is great compliment.

  89. ShoeTalk

    September 25, 2009 at 12:45 am

    She appears classic and sophisticated. I believe that the heels are a large part of what gives her the added elegance. The green purse is a bonus. My favorite color!

  90. lunarzie

    September 25, 2009 at 2:04 am

    very lady-like

  91. Pia

    September 25, 2009 at 4:20 am

    Perfetto! She looks absolutely gorgeous. This is my favourite shot ever. Yes, very Grace Kelly….

  92. Allister

    September 25, 2009 at 5:22 am

    very graceful…classic elegance…can't beat it…I wish more women dressed like this

  93. Anonymous

    September 25, 2009 at 5:23 am

    your words are very apt

  94. Anonymous

    September 25, 2009 at 8:40 am

    A real eye turner. The whole issue of monotone versus contrasts is a fascinating one. Most of my life I've worn classic clothing but with contrasting "power" ties of one sort and another but I'm starting to appreciate the potential of monotone ties, shirts and suits providing it's done skilfully. Done unskilfully it just looks dull. This lady presents a great example of how simplicity and monotone when done properly can blow you away.

  95. Anonymous

    September 25, 2009 at 8:50 am

    what legs! She does not try to bring attention to herself but your attenion is brought by the elegance and by the beautiful legs.
    Th smoking, black wearing, trying too hard kids should take a look.

  96. Federica

    September 25, 2009 at 9:19 am

    Simplicity is always better. Perfect.

  97. James Taylor

    September 25, 2009 at 10:37 am

    PERFECTION. If only more women dressed like this. But then again if they did I probably would never have met my wife…

  98. Gabriela

    September 25, 2009 at 11:57 am

    Totally agree with you here Sart!

  99. natou

    September 25, 2009 at 2:24 pm

    chicissime 8

  100. Anonymous

    September 25, 2009 at 3:17 pm

    not sure about the green purse (the choice of colour, in particular). It takes the effect away somewhat…

  101. Sophie, the Barton Girl

    September 25, 2009 at 5:22 pm

    Phew… That's a welcome respite from London's stylistics aberrations!

  102. lady d

    September 25, 2009 at 6:23 pm

    people, this is boring. it is what carine roitfeld means when she says italians just do the prada look all the time. no risk at all.

  103. CW

    September 25, 2009 at 6:51 pm

    Beautiful. I cannot decide about which actress her outfit reminds me most. Bacall, Kelly or Audrey Hepburn???

  104. P.C.L.

    September 25, 2009 at 7:48 pm

    This is so Prada!

  105. Anonymous

    September 25, 2009 at 10:10 pm

    One of my all time faves from you. I want everything she is wearing.

  106. margo

    September 25, 2009 at 11:57 pm

    to lady d: but it's so EASY to do risky. the hard thing is what she has done: worn elegant clothing while being sexy and a little unexpected (green bag, rather tall heels) and a totally gracious, sunny manner. that is something you cannot fake. She looks GREAT.

  107. Anonymous

    September 26, 2009 at 1:31 am

    THAT is a spectacular look. she accomplishes what few are ever able to accomplish, that is: grave and style in a way that appears effortless and livable. It looks so elegant and class in an individualistic way that reminds me of the simplicity of early Chanel. and the monochromatic look makes it that much better with just enough of the green to make you want to come back for a second glance.

  108. Anonymous

    September 26, 2009 at 2:11 am

    Simple, Elegant and Lovely!!

    The shoes are probably Louboutin's Very Penny.

  109. CLF

    September 26, 2009 at 3:06 am

    Bordering on dowdy. If this look were in the Banana Republic catalogue, would it get so much praise?

  110. Vienna

    September 26, 2009 at 3:08 am

    hm, i find it too petty bourgeoise….not my cup of tea

  111. Joy

    September 26, 2009 at 11:33 am

    Well said.

  112. robert

    September 26, 2009 at 4:09 pm

    very old money…buy a few quality pieces each season…wear them for a few months and never look at them again. it is true elegance to dress like this

  113. Fine Fashionable Sparkling Jewelry

    September 27, 2009 at 12:34 am

    Very Elegant and so comfortable. I love it.

  114. Anonymous

    September 27, 2009 at 10:54 am

    this is what i want to look like

  115. Anonymous

    September 27, 2009 at 2:26 pm

    This site captures what people actually wear and that's what is so great about this look – she doesn't look "stylized" but like a woman who gives the appropriate amount of time to her look and then just wears it. Also, for us blonds with fair skin who look washed out in black, grey is the perfect alternative, as she demonstrates. And, her green bag is revelation.

  116. Anonymous

    September 27, 2009 at 2:47 pm

    Wonderful!!! So chic!

  117. Nariya

    September 27, 2009 at 11:01 pm

    Gorge! Love her hairstyle, dignified posture and the drape of both pieces. I don't love the bag, but that's all right.

  118. Cornflake40

    September 28, 2009 at 12:32 am

    I think although this outfit is simple, the cut of the shirt on the shoulder and neckline and the length of the sleeve make it very elegant, like a shirt from the 40's or 50's.

  119. carlottalottchen

    September 28, 2009 at 4:53 pm

    Gorgeous … the grey is beautiful and the shoes are a dream.

  120. Jessie Necovski

    September 29, 2009 at 1:42 am

    Absolutely stunning, so graceful and gorgeous

  121. Nora

    September 29, 2009 at 8:16 am

    A perfect outfit

  122. Anonymous

    October 1, 2009 at 6:54 am

    she is simply perfect..


    October 1, 2009 at 6:59 am

    Perfection. I love this photograph: classic style, carefully edited.

  124. Anonymous

    October 1, 2009 at 4:08 pm

    So elegant and so chic!!!!

  125. Hypnarou

    October 8, 2009 at 6:47 pm

    beautiful and very elegant!!
    the lady , is she the actress Laura Morante ?

  126. Anonymous

    October 19, 2009 at 11:54 am

    What a beautiful woman and lovely outfit. She manages the proportions of the top and bottom well. It could have easily been unflattering, but the fit is perfect and the short sleeves and bare slender legs let you see just enough.

    The color of the bag is marvelous with the gray, and the shoes are very flattering to her slender ankles. If only more young women had the confidence to leave a bit to the imagination like she does.

  127. Anonymous

    November 2, 2009 at 3:36 pm

    This is so classy! It's got a slight fifties feel to it- but it totally works on her!

  128. Anonymous

    September 18, 2010 at 7:37 pm

    Wow she is beautiful! And what a great outfit… I've never liked an all-gray outfit before!

  129. Dax

    August 24, 2014 at 1:49 pm

    A 10! What a beauty!

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