Tuesday, October 6, 2009

On the Street….Sunday on St. Germain, Paris


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  1. Milena (Serbia)

    October 6, 2009 at 4:10 pm

    Wicked sunglasses!! :)) and the cape :))

  2. Ammu

    October 6, 2009 at 4:15 pm

    Love the use of colour and pattern – the sunglasses and the print on that walking stick. Makes such a lovely contrast with the refinement of the handbag and her bobbed hair. Wonderful.

  3. Anonymous

    October 6, 2009 at 4:15 pm

    Typically Parisian.

  4. Anonymous

    October 6, 2009 at 4:16 pm

    Still fashionable after all these years…

  5. Glam Beckhams Foro

    October 6, 2009 at 4:19 pm

    now we're talking!
    hahaha soooo cute.

  6. Jacqueline

    October 6, 2009 at 4:20 pm

    wow, she is one stylin lady! I wish people would dress more like her around here =) Her cane is even pretty!


  7. Juli

    October 6, 2009 at 4:21 pm

    That Nana is rockin' it! Love the bag, the looped scarf, and the always-chic leather jacket.

  8. Anonymous

    October 6, 2009 at 4:26 pm

    Love her! So happy to see you posting more street style again. :)

  9. Anonymous

    October 6, 2009 at 4:32 pm

    aww she's adorable, she reminds me of my grandma, who's always dressed very well.

    i love how she melds form and function. often times, even if people are dressed really nicely, they don't put much thought into the other items . . . i.e. the string holding up her reading glasses, her cane. but here she picked the prettiest cane haha. awesome.

  10. Miz.November

    October 6, 2009 at 4:35 pm

    How lovely. I hope that I can always look this stylish.

  11. Well Done

    October 6, 2009 at 4:40 pm

    it all works(glasses,scarf,coat,bag, cane) and she looks lovely. I would like a peek at her shoes.
    well done woman over 50.

  12. Little Snoring

    October 6, 2009 at 4:42 pm

    She is wonderful… love the sunnies!

  13. Anonymous

    October 6, 2009 at 4:43 pm

    Great sleeves,

  14. Tobias

    October 6, 2009 at 4:47 pm


  15. Bibi in wonderland

    October 6, 2009 at 4:49 pm

    What a wonderful sense of style! Love the sporty ensemble mixed with the unexpected croco bag.

  16. Ruhvana and Flanelli

    October 6, 2009 at 4:49 pm

    When I grow older (do you grow old, or get old?) I want to be asbeautiful as she is.


  17. Chateau de Chic

    October 6, 2009 at 4:54 pm

    I'm getting my grandma this cane.

  18. Fezinha

    October 6, 2009 at 4:57 pm

    Street style really makes me happy! I want to be like her when I grow older. Actually I'll start looking for an amazing walking stick like this one. This image made my day =)

  19. Saffron

    October 6, 2009 at 4:59 pm

    She is beautiful!

    Would love to know your reaction regarding Brigitte:

    "Germany's most popular women's magazine that banned professional models from its pages in favour of "real women", after its editor said he was tired of "fattening up girls with Photoshop".

    Here's the link:

  20. Danja

    October 6, 2009 at 4:59 pm

    Beautiful! I love her style and her cane especially.

  21. Cassandra

    October 6, 2009 at 5:02 pm

    This might sound weird, but her outfit really reminds me of that photo of your friend GARTH that you took a while ago… maybe it's the glasses/jacket.

    Anyway, lovely lady.

  22. BLUES DC

    October 6, 2009 at 5:15 pm

    every color fits perfectly. her sunglasses are amazing and so powerful
    & her hands are beautiful
    definitely she has a hipster heart
    btw found this gorgeous necklace that has me going crazy all day long<::: http://www.mercedessalazar.com/new_en/necklaces/506-sandona-necklace
    kiss kiss

  23. Anonymous

    October 6, 2009 at 5:16 pm

    From the top of her head to the tip of her cane, this is a well thought out look-she's even got her extra pair of glasses around her neck. I'll be she has a fully charged cell phone, a packet of kleenex and a little box of mints in her purse too.

  24. Style Odyssey

    October 6, 2009 at 5:17 pm

    oh, she's wonderful! i especially like the glasses.

  25. Daniella

    October 6, 2009 at 5:23 pm

    omg! i have that scarf! they sell them by the riverside, i got one when i was in paris, lol (i live in canada) that's so cool!

  26. Questioner

    October 6, 2009 at 5:24 pm

    My wife often says that when we retire, we'll need to keep a flat in Paris so that she can be one of the many older women you see walking around in heels and chic outfits. The lady in this picture is fabulous.

  27. Jazzbuff630

    October 6, 2009 at 5:34 pm

    You go, gurl, wit' yo bad self.

  28. Anonymous

    October 6, 2009 at 5:45 pm

    she looks great! although she looks american, not parisian, to me.

  29. Anonymous

    October 6, 2009 at 5:48 pm

    I can't help but wonder how stylish she would have been during the 60s. The elderly are the true custodians of style.


  30. manuel

    October 6, 2009 at 6:03 pm

    Una maravillosa Dama parisina.

  31. SequinsandBangles

    October 6, 2009 at 6:04 pm

    I love her walking stick, there is a chemist beside where I live that stocks them and I am always enamored by them every time I go in! The more I look at the picture, the more I love the colour and texture of her coat!


  32. manuel

    October 6, 2009 at 6:04 pm

    Una maravillosa Dama parisina.

  33. Anonymous

    October 6, 2009 at 6:07 pm

    *Love* the scarf and jacket combination. BTW to "Well Done": This is a well done woman over 70 … 50 is Iman, Sela Ward, Angela Bassett…

  34. jkh

    October 6, 2009 at 6:29 pm

    yeah baby, oooh baby.

    now that is a girl.
    look at that lady.

    wonderful scarf.

  35. Joseph

    October 6, 2009 at 7:07 pm

    Is that cane also a flute or some sort of wind instrument?? Look at the holes on it.

  36. AnnieC

    October 6, 2009 at 7:19 pm

    I'm confused. I've been staring at this photo for three minutes – is the right side of her coat significantly longer than the left side?

  37. hi-d

    October 6, 2009 at 7:36 pm


  38. Fashion Monstre

    October 6, 2009 at 7:54 pm

    beautiful colors…adorable!

  39. Lolitta

    October 6, 2009 at 8:06 pm

    As Stevie Wonder says, "Isn't she lovely.!"


  40. Feelmore

    October 6, 2009 at 8:34 pm

    absolutely gorgeous. inspiration for later in life…



    October 6, 2009 at 8:57 pm

    So lovely lady, I looove Paris..

    MaisonChaplin.blogspot.com @ Paris Fashion Week

  42. Nick Leonard

    October 6, 2009 at 9:47 pm

    She is spiffy! I like how colorful her kane is.

  43. Northern Belle

    October 6, 2009 at 9:57 pm

    Absolutely love that cane!

  44. Anonymous

    October 6, 2009 at 10:21 pm

    I love all the color in her outfit, especially the scarf. I hope I look that cool when I reach that age.

  45. fashionluvrtiltheend

    October 6, 2009 at 10:55 pm

    She looks adorable with her scarf, sweater, jacket, and sunglasses! Very well put together with the scarf pulling all the colors together. The bag is a great accessory! Go Nana!


    October 6, 2009 at 11:11 pm



  47. Anonymous

    October 6, 2009 at 11:51 pm

    Oh wow, she is so cool! I love her scarf and cane!!!

  48. Diana

    October 7, 2009 at 3:21 am

    My mother always hated her walking stick, for her it was a sign for surrender to age. This is much better: To set it as a bright colourful flag – I will never surrender, it's just a stick :-)

  49. Eileen

    October 7, 2009 at 3:31 am

    Her cane is schweet!

  50. Anonymous

    October 7, 2009 at 4:39 am

    the walking stick & the scarf!

  51. desertwind

    October 7, 2009 at 4:45 am

    Beautiful inspiration.

    PS – Does anyone know anything about that cane or where I could buy it online? I'd love to get one for my mother who now must use one. Thanks.

  52. Lola Is Beauty

    October 7, 2009 at 5:19 am

    haha, love the cane! i noticed this when I was in Paris with a broken foot, having to make do with my ugly grey NHS issue crutches. Parisians with crutches/canes have really cool ones – ergonomically designed in fabulous colours. I was so jealous!

  53. Anonymous

    October 7, 2009 at 5:31 am

    i see bottega!

  54. Anonymous

    October 7, 2009 at 5:33 am

    I have the same scarf (and I´m 27), it was a gift from a kenyan friend. I love it!! It was handmade by Nairobi women in a workproject. Mine has a bit different colours. I wonder wherever she got hers. She anyway makes a good point that beauty and style has no age limit!

  55. AnaPt

    October 7, 2009 at 8:49 am

    Colourfull!! So so adorable!

    I wish everyone at this age dressed like this!! it just says "I'm happy with myself"!!

  56. Heather Toronto

    October 7, 2009 at 9:57 am

    She has so much character and attitude!

    It's great to see a shot of someone who isn't high fashion again.

    Photos like this are what make your blog so brilliant and unique.

  57. VonSontag

    October 7, 2009 at 10:11 am

    @Joseph : yes, the cane is also a flute. It has been inspired by traditional japanese walking sticks wich were made in bamboo and drilled to be blowned… (I saw kung-fu panda twice).

  58. Melinda

    October 7, 2009 at 12:47 pm

    Love the jacket and scarf, and that great silver ring. She looks fresh, comfortable and well put together.

  59. Scarlett

    October 7, 2009 at 12:56 pm

    That cane is really chaneling Balenciaga's Spring 09 collection. I would love to meet this women!

  60. Stacey

    October 7, 2009 at 4:19 pm

    ahhh! I have this scarf!!

  61. Joy Mars

    October 8, 2009 at 12:50 am

    A quality jacket, a quality purse. That's all you need.

    Is her cane also a flute? It's a great accessory.

    But the sun glasses take the prize. I will buy them if someone can tell me who makes them.

  62. StyleSpy

    October 8, 2009 at 9:42 am

    Paris is the best place in the world for a woman to grow older.


  63. Caryn

    October 8, 2009 at 1:28 pm

    The holes in the cane are so that the height can be adjusted to the user. These types of canes can be found in pharmacies or medical supply shops and they come in many designs and colors.

  64. Jenny

    October 8, 2009 at 6:40 pm

    Love her — I'd rather see her on covers than Lindsey Lohan, etc

  65. The Cupcake Stand

    October 8, 2009 at 8:43 pm

    Oh my! What a precious cane! Love it!


  66. Adrienne

    October 8, 2009 at 8:50 pm

    I love it when you shoot older people, espcially older women. Older women are so invisible in our society, thanks for making this one a fashion diva;).

  67. Anonymous

    October 9, 2009 at 11:33 pm

    reminds me of my French mother-in-law. That's a good thing! stylish while be practical and timeless.

  68. Anonymous

    October 10, 2009 at 7:21 pm

    ha nice love the scarf and sunglasses way cool

  69. Anonymous

    October 11, 2009 at 4:21 am

    I can't help but wonder..
    Is she really trying to be stylish? Or are these pieces she's thrown together any old way and hit the spot?

  70. ida

    October 11, 2009 at 5:29 pm

    i hope i´ll look as beautiful as her when i get older.

  71. Sarah Freligh

    October 12, 2009 at 7:29 pm

    Would like to see more "women of a certain age" on your blog.

  72. nyc

    October 15, 2009 at 3:08 am

    Love the contrast of the stylish, conservative lady with the vibrant pimp stick. the adjustable holes drive it home!

  73. lenathediva

    October 15, 2009 at 12:01 pm

    I hope that when I'm her age that I am that jazzy and stylish. However, that jacket looks odd.

    I am loving that scarf.

  74. Guga

    November 7, 2009 at 5:39 am

    Theres always a room in my heart for another granma…. would you be mine? its a cane-flute? notice the holes….. i wanna hug her so tight….

  75. Anonymous

    August 27, 2010 at 8:21 pm


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