Tuesday, August 25, 2009

On the Street…. So Simple, Florence

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  1. Anonymous

    August 25, 2009 at 9:42 am

    I love this picture. I want to be her when I grow up.

  2. Debster

    August 25, 2009 at 9:43 am

    I love her…she is a clear example of how her look is a reflection of the woman she is.

  3. blomcd

    August 25, 2009 at 9:45 am

    Enchanting!

  4. Simon

    August 25, 2009 at 9:45 am

    I really like the neck-piece

  5. Style Scanner

    August 25, 2009 at 9:47 am

    How daring yet elegant!

  6. luckybastard

    August 25, 2009 at 9:48 am

    pure elegance

  7. Anonymous

    August 25, 2009 at 9:50 am

    I have been gazing on this excellent photograph and have concluded that she can literally go anywhere in this outfit, that I love linen, that I love her hair, that I love her left eye. The necklace is not an ornament, but
    her authority. The hell with tatoos; one magnificent necklace can get you all the way through life.

  8. AliciaF

    August 25, 2009 at 9:51 am

    She's Spanish though, and fantastic at her 74 years old. Eloisa Bercero style has always been fantastic.

  9. Jessica

    August 25, 2009 at 9:54 am

    I'm not usually a fan of jumpsuits, and I'm not sure if I like this one (is it chambray?) but there is just such a sense of timeless elegance in this photo.


    Black to Work

  10. Anonymous

    August 25, 2009 at 9:55 am

    beautiful…

  11. Anonymous

    August 25, 2009 at 9:55 am

    so beautiful…a look we're seeing a lot of right now but still wonderfully androgynous and timeless.

  12. FIVE ZERO NINE

    August 25, 2009 at 9:55 am

    gorgeous…

  13. Seth Dalby

    August 25, 2009 at 9:55 am

    One of your best photos yet. The jumpsuit, the Victorian choker,the nonchalance. And what a face. What is she pondering??

  14. Elaine

    August 25, 2009 at 9:56 am

    Love the black and white photo. Such a serene look. Interesting: mature woman, watch band, necklace, stance (hands in her pocket). Don't like the mannish haircut. Like the texture of her outfit, interesting buttons, and the wrinkles give it character.

  15. Cissa Fraga

    August 25, 2009 at 9:58 am

    Owwwww! I love it! So cute, and looks so chic and confortable!

  16. Tina

    August 25, 2009 at 9:58 am

    when i am older, i will wear pearls, but i will also wear all the things i was too scared to endanger my future with now, when i'm young.

    perfect.

  17. Christen

    August 25, 2009 at 10:00 am

    Wow. Absolutely stunning.

  18. Anonymous

    August 25, 2009 at 10:01 am

    I'm the first!

    Amazing photo *-*

  19. Anonymous

    August 25, 2009 at 10:02 am

    This shot is less about fashion and more about showcasing your skills as a photographer. Beautiful use of light.

  20. nurse fiction

    August 25, 2009 at 10:02 am

    Amazing hair style, great light fabric and fantastic necklace.

  21. Tina

    August 25, 2009 at 10:03 am

    Simple and smart, amazing necklace.

    Kiss from Kill the Heel

  22. The Man Who Knew Too Much

    August 25, 2009 at 10:08 am

    Love it.
    Simple, yet effective.

  23. Anonymous

    August 25, 2009 at 10:08 am

    beautiful

  24. Anonymous

    August 25, 2009 at 10:10 am

    Such a nice outfit. I can't put my finger on exactly what makes it…but I guess it's the woman herself. She looks like she has a good soul.

  25. Jorge from W Palm Beach

    August 25, 2009 at 10:12 am

    See, I dont like the whole jumpsuit trend, but I like it here, as she breaks the verticality of it with her sweater, which is much more substantial than just a plain belt. It helps that it is made of what looks like old linen, yet with good stitching and vintage-looking buttons. Overall it feels like a very utilitarian outfit, counterbalanced by the cameo (thats what they're called, right?) and I love the wristband of her watch. Jorge from WPB

  26. Anonymous

    August 25, 2009 at 10:12 am

    lovely.

  27. Darcy

    August 25, 2009 at 10:14 am

    I'm blown away by her features… Her face has so much character!

  28. Anonymous

    August 25, 2009 at 10:16 am

    Regal beauty…I love being a woman!

  29. Anonymous

    August 25, 2009 at 10:17 am

    Nice necklace!

  30. Anonymous

    August 25, 2009 at 10:18 am

    The victorian-style cameo and the collar is so chic.

  31. thomas

    August 25, 2009 at 10:19 am

    quiet beauty

  32. c

    August 25, 2009 at 10:20 am

    love the silver hair with the linen texture. very comfortable too.

  33. Anonymous

    August 25, 2009 at 10:20 am

    is she cool or what, women of certain really do know thier style..luvh da vintage choker.

  34. maxwell

    August 25, 2009 at 10:23 am

    epitome of aging grace. chich chic chic chic chic!

  35. L'armadio del delitto

    August 25, 2009 at 10:23 am

    So simple… and so perfect!

  36. Stefan

    August 25, 2009 at 10:24 am

    A stunning image.

    I do like how the sweater around the waist breaks up the linen jumpsuit (?). The accessories are stunning too, simple. There is power in simplicity. And the popped collar and rolled up sleeves works too.

    Great necklace, I almost feel like her pose could be immortalized in the cameo.

  37. Anonymous

    August 25, 2009 at 10:26 am

    Yes, I love it! The she has aged so gracefully. Not in the sense of fading into some conservatism but staying current and expressing depth of experience
    through simple but sophisticated means; the cameo,
    double watch band, knot in the sweater sleeves, subtle texture variations.

    Very fine portraiture Scott. Could you please post a color version as well?

  38. Anonymous

    August 25, 2009 at 10:29 am

    Amazing…
    And I love the necklace!

  39. Jacky Ho

    August 25, 2009 at 10:30 am

    There is something indescribable about this snapshot. I can't find the right words.

  40. kaĹ›

    August 25, 2009 at 10:30 am

    I love this fabric (I'm guessing it's linen, so light and airy and easy to wear), I love the military-style upper half (so flattering!), and I love her feminine necklace. I wonder if the legs taper down at the bottom or not and what kind of footwear she's got going on. Also, she's kinda rocking the popped collar, and onesies are just so much fun to wear.

    This is definitely an outfit I would wear. Thanks for the inspiration.

  41. Anonymous

    August 25, 2009 at 10:32 am

    Tres elegant!

  42. Anonymous

    August 25, 2009 at 10:33 am

    Love the contrast of utilitarian jumpsuit with that stunning piece of jewelry. I'm with you on this Sart.

  43. Anna

    August 25, 2009 at 10:34 am

    Intresting face! For me beauty!..Love it!

  44. -h

    August 25, 2009 at 10:35 am

    almost like a statue.
    amazing

  45. candace

    August 25, 2009 at 10:35 am

    I had no idea jumpsuits could be so… elegant! Beautifully captured.

  46. giulia

    August 25, 2009 at 10:51 am

    so simply perfect.

  47. Leo

    August 25, 2009 at 11:00 am

    WOW!

    The guy looks wonderful!

  48. Suzanne

    August 25, 2009 at 11:03 am

    excellent picture
    love theeee necklace
    nothing to say
    its perfect

  49. An (ex) alien in new york

    August 25, 2009 at 11:05 am

    Now that is a lesson in composure. She could rock a bin bag because of the way she carries herself!

  50. Lucidez

    August 25, 2009 at 11:19 am

    This is wonderful. I love her look but you have also captured it well. Bought your book, by the way. Great work. I have been following your blog from the beginning, so it is good to see it come together that way.

  51. SallyO

    August 25, 2009 at 11:21 am

    Yikes! She looks like a masterfully-carved statue. And I mean that in a good way…

  52. MM

    August 25, 2009 at 11:24 am

    okay this is by far my favourite shot on this blog ever!

    http://fashion-intervention.blogspot.com

  53. pRiyA

    August 25, 2009 at 11:29 am

    Wow!
    Now this is style!

  54. mos atelier

    August 25, 2009 at 11:31 am

    Stunning photo.

  55. Soren Lorensen

    August 25, 2009 at 11:37 am

    look at her eyes

    I see a thousand untold stories in her irises

    beyond that, the clothes meaning nothing to me.

    the person is everything

  56. Anonymous

    August 25, 2009 at 11:37 am

    gorgeous.

  57. anastasia

    August 25, 2009 at 11:47 am

    what a statement piece she wears around her neck! the contrast of the working class onepiece with the refined luxury of the cameo draws attention to both wonderfully.

  58. CHICMUSE

    August 25, 2009 at 11:51 am

    SIMPLE BUT CLASSY..LOVE IT!
    A PERFECT NECKLACE

    new

    XX
    CHICMUSE
    http://thechicmuse.blogspot.com

  59. hibou

    August 25, 2009 at 11:58 am

    Such grace and wisdom, captured in the most beautiful light!

  60. Mcmaris

    August 25, 2009 at 12:00 pm

    Great photo, very simple & chic! I love that necklace!

  61. Harry G.

    August 25, 2009 at 12:05 pm

    I love the fact that I can't tell if it's a man or woman, and that it doesn't matter.

  62. Anonymous

    August 25, 2009 at 12:15 pm

    i saw this post featured on http://www.joandjoenyc.com/1/post/2009/08/todays-style-pick.html and fell in love with the photograph!

  63. Allen - East Hampton

    August 25, 2009 at 12:17 pm

    Exceptional! And I love that it's shot in B&W.

  64. Serg Riva

    August 25, 2009 at 12:18 pm

    the buttons remind me of the eyes of a mythological bird. Do they see into your soul? Do they gleam at night? Dusk will bring the answer, no?

  65. Anonymous

    August 25, 2009 at 12:26 pm

    su collar!!!!

  66. Amy

    August 25, 2009 at 12:26 pm

    Simply beautiful!

  67. UNordinaryChic

    August 25, 2009 at 12:29 pm

    beautiful photo! im a fan of a woman her age and the way she pulls off that jumpsuit. go her!

    Chelsea

    UNordinaryChic.blogspot.com

  68. ebe4

    August 25, 2009 at 12:37 pm

    fantastic!

  69. grains de maniguette

    August 25, 2009 at 12:52 pm

    so simply,but so chic!
    nice!

  70. Alice Olive

    August 25, 2009 at 1:09 pm

    Love this shot in black and white.

  71. Don Coker

    August 25, 2009 at 1:10 pm

    A lovely woman with scads of style!

  72. Anonymous

    August 25, 2009 at 1:12 pm

    I love this statement~!

  73. Anonymous

    August 25, 2009 at 1:14 pm

    Was she barefoot? Flip-flops? Birkenstock? Certainly no high heels.

  74. smallrooms

    August 25, 2009 at 1:16 pm

    She's the kind of woman I aspire to be. Unfortunately I live in Dallas, Texas where this kind of natural and original beauty is totally unappreciated and considered threatening.

    Too bad… I still plan to mature creatively—just like her—despite Dallas.

    Patsy Ann

  75. all-in-the-silhouette

    August 25, 2009 at 1:17 pm

    As I get older, I so appreciate women like this one… who make it look like a plus. She is majestic!

  76. Anonymous

    August 25, 2009 at 1:38 pm

    Mesdames et Messieurs,
    Awfully sorry, but I think a couple of precisions are needed here. To begin with, I am not a Spanish but an Armenian lady, and actually I am only 64! The same one that appeared on other photos by the amazing Scott Schuman: Parisian of certain age/ The Lady in denim jumpsuit, Paris/The Silver Fox/Sand, Grey and Stone.
    Wish all of you the best of luck.
    Thank you, dear Scott, and congratulations!

  77. Izzy

    August 25, 2009 at 1:44 pm

    This is how I hope to be at this age. Not only the way she's dressed. But the way she looks, as if she's really lived in a way she can be proud of.

  78. Ashley

    August 25, 2009 at 1:46 pm

    Wisdom is reflected in those eyes.
    Also love the pearl choker w/ cameo.
    Beautiful photo.

    http://fashionroadkill-halifax.blogspot.com

  79. Harley

    August 25, 2009 at 2:13 pm

  80. pixie

    August 25, 2009 at 2:33 pm

    Not a jumpsuit fan although this one does look great on her. But her face, her bone structure, such architecture! She is beautiful.

    Susan

  81. Milo Beloved

    August 25, 2009 at 2:34 pm

    This is one of the best portraits you have ever posted!

  82. Anonymous

    August 25, 2009 at 2:40 pm

    She is wonderful and full of life, intelligence and style!

    I don't know because she is always mistaken by a Spanish lady who lacks her deepth. If you are able to read beyond the nose, thinness and others physical traits they both share, you never mistake them!
    They are not one, but a thousand worlds apart one from another!
    Love, love this woman.

  83. Anonymous

    August 25, 2009 at 2:43 pm

    what a wonderful piece of art …

  84. fashionblogger

    August 25, 2009 at 2:51 pm

    I wonder where the necklace comes from…

  85. Jennifer

    August 25, 2009 at 2:56 pm

    Anonymous said…
    This shot is less about fashion and more about showcasing your skills as a photographer. Beautiful use of light.

    This is EXACTLY what I was thinking. I couldn't even bring myself to look at what she was wearing, I was purely focused on the beautiful photography. Your use of b&w for someone like her is brilliant. She looks like a marble statue, especially with her thoughtful gaze. Well done!

  86. L

    August 25, 2009 at 3:04 pm

  87. amin

    August 25, 2009 at 3:30 pm

    I like it. I also wonder if the colour was intentionally left out as it overpowered the photo.

  88. MIA

    August 25, 2009 at 3:33 pm

    absolutly amazing.

  89. Geek Porn Girl

    August 25, 2009 at 3:43 pm

    Such elegance, with shades of Dorothea Lange. Well done.

  90. Anonymous

    August 25, 2009 at 4:01 pm

    Beautiful older women… setting an example for those of us still green in the world.

  91. Anonymous

    August 25, 2009 at 4:13 pm

    izzy i fully agree with you! simply elegant and what a confidence

  92. Breathless

    August 25, 2009 at 4:28 pm

    perfection!

  93. Anton P. S.

    August 25, 2009 at 4:56 pm

    An elegant necklace on a jumpsuit, I love it!

  94. american dream

    August 25, 2009 at 5:07 pm

    great energy

  95. Anonymous

    August 25, 2009 at 5:08 pm

    Superbe!

  96. Chukker

    August 25, 2009 at 5:11 pm

    There is something almost magical when we see somebody that has aged and still looks beautiful. And knowing that no matter what you do in life, age is something inevitable. So people, dignity and no plastic surgery please.

  97. CurveSmart

    August 25, 2009 at 5:28 pm

    Looks like Leibovitz could have shot this…your skills are def beyond just an eye for fashion, Scott.

  98. Julie Ann

    August 25, 2009 at 5:31 pm

    Beautiful subject, beautiful photo.

  99. vavavinny

    August 25, 2009 at 5:43 pm

    This woman totally dispells the myth of the dowdy, frumpy granny. She looks modern, chic, and above-all, timeless. I love how she paired the classic cameo pearl necklace with the very now linen jumper. The pop of the collar and the oh-so effortless sweater wrapped around her waist add a personal touch. And, making this an even more fascinating look, is the woman's face itself. So noble, so patrician. Veristic but elegant. Brava!

  100. esther

    August 25, 2009 at 5:53 pm

    Just bought your book in Utrecht, the Netherlands, love to have your pictures on paper! Thank you for the inspiration.

  101. Atenea

    August 25, 2009 at 6:04 pm

    I like her face

  102. Anonymous

    August 25, 2009 at 6:25 pm

    Goodness! This is an inspiration! I am 47 and THIS IS THE PATH I want to be on as I look towards the coming decades!
    More like her, please!

  103. Brigadeiro

    August 25, 2009 at 6:54 pm

    So elegant and relaxed…daring (jumpsuit!) but classic & timeless, she looks amazing ;)

  104. holly

    August 25, 2009 at 7:13 pm

    I absolutely love this picture…what a wonderful portrait
    of this lady…Amazing necklace sooo Italian, her double wrap watch oh my, the cardigan around her linen jumpsuit…she is too cool!

  105. Antonio Barros

    August 25, 2009 at 7:51 pm

    Amazing picture!!!

    the singular

  106. principe dandy

    August 25, 2009 at 7:55 pm

    CLASSE ITALIANA

  107. Katy McDevitt

    August 25, 2009 at 7:57 pm

    Her face is real. For me, that is more powerful than a jumpsuit or a necklace or any accessory. I look forward to a time when women remember that nothing is more attractive than reality and stop Botoxing themselves and all that other stuff that just erases your humanity and your individuality.

    This woman is beautiful because she is herself.

  108. Jennifer

    August 25, 2009 at 7:58 pm

    Now this is a jumpsuit I like…nice fabric & beautifully constructed. Simple.
    …and the layered necklaces, the watch,
    the sweater wrapped around her waist,
    her relaxed stance,
    and her amazing face.
    And I love that you shot it in black & white!

  109. Anonymous

    August 25, 2009 at 8:09 pm

    She reminds me of how the wonderful Shorewalkers group in NYC dress for saunters and wonderfully clothed excusions~! Thank you for this~!

    http://www.shorewalkers.org

  110. Lauren

    August 25, 2009 at 8:13 pm

    the colors are amazing. she looks like a statue. beautiful subject, great photo. she does have excellent style, and poise.

  111. Anonymous

    August 25, 2009 at 8:41 pm

    1:38 p.m. – I just knew it. I have seen your photos in Scott's blog before & you are without a doubt a beautiful woman with great style. Not a sense of it; you have it. Fashion is here today & gone tomorrow. Style is not & essentially, this is exactly what Scott tries to illustrate in this blog – this is what we all have come to love. You are the type of woman that most women aspire to be……

    Magnificent!

  112. Forest City Fashionista

    August 25, 2009 at 8:55 pm

    Such a strong, intelligent face–this is the type of woman I still hope to be when I am in my 60's. So chic, and the necklace is stunning. I agree with the person who said that this has echoes of a Dorothea Lange portrait. A very powerful portrait!

  113. AnnaCatherineQ

    August 25, 2009 at 9:06 pm

    i could stare at this woman for hours… there is so much experience and beauty and independence in her face. truly remarkabla.

  114. Anonymous

    August 25, 2009 at 9:08 pm

    love love this photo of a most beautiful and elegant lady with such great style!! anyone know where to find this exquisite necklace?
    thanks!!

  115. Jack Daniel

    August 25, 2009 at 9:26 pm

    Is this your very first black/white picture ever?

  116. Anonymous

    August 25, 2009 at 9:52 pm

    black & white!

  117. Anonymous

    August 25, 2009 at 10:00 pm

    wow. at first, i thought this was a man, then i realized how much i loved her choice of short hair. i love her gaze too.

  118. Mai

    August 25, 2009 at 10:12 pm

    love the b+w, reminds me a bit of a d. lange photo. though definitely less okie and more city sophisticate.

  119. downunderboy

    August 25, 2009 at 10:46 pm

    she is gorgeous! her face has a sort of "other-worldlyness" about it, like she is from the turn of the last century. terribly Edwardian, but at the same time so modern and cool. i love the sweater around the waist too – so laid back. J'adore.

  120. jcrew guy in Canada

    August 25, 2009 at 11:18 pm

    What an amazing photo. With it shot in b/w the tone and textures are amazing.

    Just got your book in the mail yesterday, love it. It's influencing choices with me. Well done!

  121. Anonymous

    August 25, 2009 at 11:43 pm

    Love the b&w photo.. she looks so strong yet elegant.

  122. Candace

    August 26, 2009 at 12:05 am

    b&w at it's best.

  123. CHICMUSE

    August 26, 2009 at 12:12 am

    THIS PHOTO IS JUST GETTIN IN ME…LOVE IT SO MUCH!

    NEW!

    CHICMUSE
    http://thechicmuse.blogspot.com

  124. Anonymous

    August 26, 2009 at 1:56 am

    There's a certain handsome elegance about her. Wondering why you chose to post this in black and white.

  125. thalialouise

    August 26, 2009 at 2:38 am

    i thought it was a man too but then i realised the necklace and blush.
    nice photo though so many interesting elements!

  126. melting-words

    August 26, 2009 at 2:56 am

    gorgeous!!!

  127. Daisy

    August 26, 2009 at 3:11 am

    Great portrait, I love her necklace a lot.

  128. Bibi in wonderland

    August 26, 2009 at 3:55 am

    Stunning, so cool and elegant. In this plastic times, I do love people who are not afraid of aging.

  129. Tanya

    August 26, 2009 at 4:43 am

    so freaking beautiful…

  130. Urban Belle

    August 26, 2009 at 4:44 am

    Love this.

  131. Mens designer clothing

    August 26, 2009 at 4:52 am

    Is this an all in one?

  132. Anonymous

    August 26, 2009 at 4:53 am

  133. Anonymous

    August 26, 2009 at 4:55 am

    Amazing!!!! She could wrap herself in an old curtain and still would look stunning and beautiful. Style is not about clothes – clothes are just one part of the bigger picture that is true style.

  134. Anonymous

    August 26, 2009 at 5:35 am

    Katy – you are so right.

  135. Donald Chang

    August 26, 2009 at 5:57 am

    Amazing wow !!

  136. Anonymous

    August 26, 2009 at 5:59 am

    molto elegante

  137. Anonymous

    August 26, 2009 at 6:51 am

    this is a stunning photograph. she is so chic and elegant and her pose is so statuesque – absolutely beautiful.

  138. Gwen

    August 26, 2009 at 7:36 am

    Such fine detail and expressive lighting in this b&w photograph. Absolutely beautiful.

  139. sofiasophie

    August 26, 2009 at 7:57 am

    I love her serenity and self confidence.
    but I really prefer your pics in colours…..

  140. Barbara

    August 26, 2009 at 8:03 am

    OMG! This is the most stylish woman ever. I remember her from a recent photograph in a marvelous coat. She obviously loves linen! She is what the French call "Jolie Laide" – not conventionally beautiful but strong and striking. I hate all-in-ones but this was made for her. And I'm loving the formal necklace with it. Was she wearing espadrilles? Love her double-strap watch a la Hermes.

  141. Graham I. Haynes

    August 26, 2009 at 8:37 am

    I would love to see the color(s) of her garments, but I can also see why the b&w works so well, i.e. It emphasizes the texture more.

  142. itztru

    August 26, 2009 at 8:44 am

    Wonderful photo. She looks like a statue…so classic and refined!

  143. Elen Kristvik

    August 26, 2009 at 9:10 am

    timeless!

  144. Anonymous

    August 26, 2009 at 9:32 am

    This is so perfect in black & white…her regal elegance and obvious poise are just emphasized in this perspective…..thank you…..L

  145. Macy

    August 26, 2009 at 9:53 am

    Look what she's done with the accessories! Without them we have a plain jumpsuit, but with tied sweater and necklace it's perfect class.
    Masterclass

  146. Anonymous

    August 26, 2009 at 12:33 pm

    well so she is an Armenian–that says it all. Grace, beauty and elegance are all part of her native charm

  147. metscan

    August 26, 2009 at 2:59 pm

    This picture is so well accepted by everyone, that I feel really belonging to the very small minority writing my opinion. The picture itself is fine, I do like her watch and the way the sweater is tied loosely on her waist. Yet somehow, I feel strangely sad and I don´t know why.

  148. urbanmosadi

    August 26, 2009 at 3:33 pm

    Her watch!

  149. Dr.Kraft

    August 26, 2009 at 6:59 pm

    beautiful image !! timeless
    hugs

  150. MSlattery

    August 26, 2009 at 7:14 pm

    She is a goddess!
    The photo is masterful!

  151. Anonymous

    August 26, 2009 at 7:22 pm

    Whilst aesthetically this picture is beautiful – I also feel it's kind of heavy. I don't know how to explain it, but all the greyness, the textures of her clothes, the dark background- just seem to bog me down.

    I LOVE the necklace though.

  152. Anonymous

    August 27, 2009 at 9:44 am

    She's not Eloisa Bercero, spanish freak!

  153. Anonymous

    August 27, 2009 at 1:22 pm

    Yes, yes, yes….bring back the days of Georgia O'Keeffe and Anna Magnanni when beauty was from the inside out, fearless, unapologetic.
    It IS art that imitates life…absolutely.

  154. piatenko

    August 27, 2009 at 2:10 pm

    speechless…
    powerfull is human dignity

  155. Anonymous

    August 27, 2009 at 2:48 pm

    This is what fearless acceptance of age looks like.

  156. sisters in black frocks

    August 27, 2009 at 8:19 pm

    stunning, naturally effortless looking, age appropriate woman.

  157. Katie

    August 27, 2009 at 8:21 pm

    YES

  158. rebelglam

    August 27, 2009 at 9:03 pm

    fab necklace! reminds me of my friend's designs: http://www.jennfenton.com

  159. FADDIST FACTION

    August 28, 2009 at 1:16 am

    love it

  160. Anonymous

    August 28, 2009 at 3:21 am

    Anonymous: That is precisely what I was thinking. There is something about a strong woman with a little age. Georgia O'Keefe comes to my mind, too – as well as Jane Goodall. I like to see real faces – not botoxed, overly made-up ones. I do not care for her jumper however. A strong face can also register as a bit masculine. The pearls are lovely and soften her face. The jump suit is a bit too manly.

  161. Anonymous

    August 28, 2009 at 7:48 am

    Good photo. Nice necklace. Stylish lady.

    I still don't understand why people want to wear a jumpsuit. It is not very practical…

  162. Le 21ème

    August 28, 2009 at 1:15 pm

    Unbelievable! I love this photo! The colour and texture of her skin is so similar to the linen. Beautiful!

    - 21arrondissement.blogspot.com

  163. Aphra Behn

    August 28, 2009 at 10:37 pm

    this is a very good portrait.

  164. Anonymous

    August 29, 2009 at 7:33 am

    Dear Scott
    This photo is so stunning it took my breath away. One of the very few advantages of growing older is that one comes to know through years of trail and error what really suits one's body and personality. This lady has it down pat.

  165. Tim McFarlane

    August 30, 2009 at 12:24 am

    Gorgeous photo! Probably one of my favorites of yours so far. The textures and tones here are wonderful. I like the neck piece with this outfit. It's an unexpected and unforced combination. She's very comfortable and relaxed with herself. Very nice.

  166. Kiwi

    August 30, 2009 at 4:42 am

    she just has this noble majestic image in her!! u captured her in awe :) awesome!

    http://www.jetblackdye.blogspot.com

  167. Anonymous

    August 30, 2009 at 11:43 am

    i want the sartorialist back in florence!!!

  168. Anonymous

    August 30, 2009 at 11:58 am

    She reminds me of a short story by Somerset Maugham: Jane. This is how I always imagined Jane to look like.

  169. Martini

    August 30, 2009 at 3:54 pm

    This is such a beautiful picture. It reminds me of Dorothea Lange's pictures.

  170. Nic Riess

    August 30, 2009 at 6:17 pm

    stunning

  171. eloise in berlin

    August 31, 2009 at 6:00 am

    She gives me goosebumps – elegant, graceful, strong, confident woman, which makes her sexy! and i love her cameo necklace…

  172. delrey

    September 1, 2009 at 3:12 am

    I want to see her in a movie, a doc or narrative, just as long as she's the star.

  173. becca b

    September 4, 2009 at 4:43 pm

    How elegant…

  174. Life with Kaishon

    September 6, 2009 at 10:33 pm

    Wrinkles in linen bother me a little bit. Is that ok for me not to like it? : )

  175. Anonymous

    September 8, 2009 at 10:42 am

    Sart, please keep asking women of a certain age to have their photos taken by you. Those of us who are in that age group eagerly watch for pics of women with style.

    Thank you for your beautiful work.

  176. BeBee

    September 10, 2009 at 6:53 am

    so beautiful!

  177. Julia

    September 10, 2009 at 9:30 pm

    I just stopped when I got to this photo. I like everything about this image, but in an unexpected way. And it gets better each time I look at it.

    Oh! And the first comment here is perfect–me too.

  178. The Sentimental Bloke

    September 17, 2009 at 10:38 pm

    There's no doubting this lady's style but your execution of the image is superb. The tones make this. A classic.

  179. Anonymous

    September 18, 2009 at 10:28 am

    "Sart, please keep asking women of a certain age to have their photos taken by you. Those of us who are in that age group eagerly watch for pics of women with style."

    You took the words right out of my mouth. Would love to see more.

  180. Anonymous

    October 19, 2009 at 8:18 pm

    I love her! She has been pictured before, wearing a long coat and I loved her then also. When I grow up, I want to be just like her!

  181. ringodreammer

    November 11, 2009 at 9:27 pm

    This fashionable lady, fashion critic of Moscow … Maria Ter-Markarian. Her haircut I did.

  182. Anonymous

    August 27, 2010 at 12:13 pm

    She is regal, she stands like a queen.

  183. carhartt

    November 29, 2011 at 8:19 am

    Such a classic look :-D

  184. Andrea

    July 8, 2012 at 10:24 am

    WOW.

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