oh gosh this is just darling that old lady is so adorable and looks so wonderfully put together (ok despite the full-on leopard, she went a bit overboard) she actually pulls off the leopard well, in a way. plus i just love her expression that she needs to go somewhere and get there fast.
Reminds me of my sweet great aunt, who always wore scarlet red, red eyeglasses, and a strawberry wig (which was held down on windy days by a red scarf). Oh, and don’t forget bright red lips! I love little old ladies!
She rules this look. It might have appeared ridiculous on a younger woman, but it’s amazing how she is WEARING the coat and hat with a vengeance and not letting them wear her…also, the “I have to be somewhere five minutes ago” expression just adds to the effect. I love little old lady style.
“chic” ! A fashionitas from the sixth arrondissement. “chouquette” could be her affectuous name as regard her freeminded attitude that is to wear her favorite era’s outfits. Still can’t imagine to dress-up to go shopping … to the bio-market bd Raspail on sunday morning. As we all know – 7:30 to 9:00 pm GEP. xovx.
Adorable? Cute? Darling? Somehow I associate those words with babies and young girls, not with a dignified elder.
She may be bent and old, but she still goes out in the world perfectly groomed and put together in a stylish way, yes, even if it is only to get the groceries. That generation wouldn’t be seen in public any other way; she must be horrified by some of what she sees on the streets these days!
And isn’t she a perfect example of the French woman who understands to buy good quality, classic things that you can wear forever. No disposable clothing in evidence in this photo!
She reminds me of my (maybe it’s her, 20 years later) cotillion dance instructor, Miss Howell. My grandparents’ country club would bring her in by train every other month or so to teach us the finer points…of what, I’m not sure. But her castinettes (to stop the live music and get our attention) and tiger-striped stilettos made the picture – and the memory.
Thank you, anonymous 2:19. Why is she “cute”, “adorable”, etc. because she is older than you are (just now). That is one of the great character flaws of youth–that inability to comprehend that older people have actual lives and fashion sense and intellect and friends and secrets and romance and business and nearly all the elements of life which you have, plus a great deal of experience that you don’t have–and some of us have vintage pieces of designer fashions that you will never be able to find! zqtkPlease consider your condescension.