Since living in France one of the things that I think is fantastic, compared to in the UK, is that as women get older they become MORE stylish, where as in the UK they seem to ‘let it all hang out’. Not that that’s a bad thing (hey, you’ve got to have some time to relax, right?), but it is something I love about older French women. And they are never, ever without a pair of chic designer sunglasses.
tres chic. mais, how about a pencil skirt with a pair of heels with that beautiful coat. something seems off on scale with the pant. thinner or thicker legs with heels could help. but hey, she’s lovely. i’m just being picky and honest. love love love the necklace, hair, glasses, coat.
she is the epitome of elegance. everything about her is so confident and oozes a knowledge of what suits her and what works. a perfect example of a classic elegant yet modern look. it also feels quite european. she wouldn’t look out of place in the inner city of vienna. hiromix
She is probably a chic lady from le 16eme arrondissement, potentially the grandmother of the girl posted today with the gorgeous flannel pleated pants who probably works in le 3eme arrondisement! A perfect Parisian style story.
I noticed in Europe that a lot of older women manage to cover up their necks, so I wonder if the pearl choker is being employed this way even if it does look ok. Don’t know that I think pearls with the funky coat are right…The pants could be a little shorter and a tad more tapered. But yeah, she looks cool and together. I agree with another posting that in France (and Italy) older women get bolder and more stylish as they get older. A privilege more women should take advantage of. When I was 18-20 I was dying to look as chic as some older women.You can pile on the jewelry and have the bonus of usually being able to afford better stuff.
She looks so chic and modern..like her style has evolved naturally through the eras she’s lived, with the exception of the hair. Needs evolution…let it go gray? Softer on the face…something shorter? Glad it’s not blonder…as a 46 year old, I find this a challenge as one goes on.
she a remind me of the lady in il travatore when the man take the coat from the other lady to make revenge on her. the animal dress like how she prowl the street look for a man to conquest. bellisima! it is maybe the possible she is actress from days before. beautiful woman who is soft and who one can approach. fellini would love, she push you away with her look but keep you close to watch her. bellisima!
stunning coat. i almost wish the observations by ivy lane & anonymous@9h29 (re: the proportions) hadn't been made because otherwise it would've been perfect afaic. i've got nothing more to add that hasn't been said already.
anon@9h29 (re: imelda marcos) – that made me giggle
I normally absolutely DETEST animal prints, and I swore I would NEVER wear them when I was, oh, about 12 years old. For me, leopard print has always ‘older woman trying too hard’ (that’s before I knew of the word ‘cougar’)
That jacket has actually made me reconsider that vow. Briefly. But still!
As 40 year old embarking in a decade that will mean a lot of change, I like that you aren’t just posting young things. It gives me hope.
She’s bcbg. I do not like the coat, but she is taking the risk and that’s more important. Hey, people, many older women cannot wear high heels!!! The may have osteoporosis. Heels can be dangerous. Sarto, congratulations, more posts about middle age and older women and men.