Wednesday, October 22, 2008

On the Street…The Parisian


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  1. -h of candid cool

    October 22, 2008 at 8:39 am


    • NĂ­via

      September 13, 2013 at 5:02 pm

      she looks a lot like my mom

  2. Ivy Lane

    October 22, 2008 at 8:40 am

    Tres Chic… I think the coat is just a tad long..she looks petite.. maybe a taller heel on the shoe… other than that..C’est Magnifique!

  3. Moi

    October 22, 2008 at 8:42 am

    LOVE that coat!! LOVE her!!

  4. Lillifee from Germany

    October 22, 2008 at 8:51 am

    This woman looks very very great!! This coat is beautiful, I love it…
    I hope I look like her, when I’m in her age…

  5. Catherine

    October 22, 2008 at 8:56 am

    This is why I love Paris!! I want to be her when I grow up!

  6. Bright Light Warrior Nika Marie

    October 22, 2008 at 9:00 am

    ella es fabulosa

  7. starbahks

    October 22, 2008 at 9:05 am

    if this isn’t chic, i don’t know what is.

  8. Anonymous

    October 22, 2008 at 9:05 am

    terribly chic.

  9. Anonymous

    October 22, 2008 at 9:06 am

    Por favor, por favor, por favor….

  10. Scott W

    October 22, 2008 at 9:14 am

    Lighter pants, please.

  11. GossipBoy

    October 22, 2008 at 9:16 am

    elegance, sofisticate but agressive and new…divina

  12. *L

    October 22, 2008 at 9:17 am

    im not crazy about her jacker, but gotta give her snaps for doin the damn thing.

  13. Nosey Rosie

    October 22, 2008 at 9:18 am

    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.

  14. The Life and Times of a Southern Foody

    October 22, 2008 at 9:20 am


    Maybe it looks better in person.

  15. Anonymous

    October 22, 2008 at 9:29 am

    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.

  16. Simone

    October 22, 2008 at 9:34 am

    I want to be her when I grow up

  17. Anonymous

    October 22, 2008 at 9:37 am

    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.

  18. Anonymous

    October 22, 2008 at 9:38 am

    Love this lady – the top 20% is so demure & from there down it gets funkier & funkier!

  19. Anonymous

    October 22, 2008 at 9:49 am

    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.

  20. Anonymous

    October 22, 2008 at 9:53 am

    If I were here I’d go for a softer hair style. Less Elizabeth II and Maggie Thatcher. Other than that, she’s lovely

  21. Dominica

    October 22, 2008 at 10:34 am

    I can’t stop smiling !!
    This is me in about 20 years !!
    Love her style !!

  22. Anonymous

    October 22, 2008 at 10:43 am

    Adore the layered necklaces and the coat is spectacular. FABU!!

  23. Punkiww

    October 22, 2008 at 10:50 am

    Sophisticated Funky. I love the look but I would like to see a higher heel to elongate her silhouette.

  24. Janelle Bentley

    October 22, 2008 at 10:54 am

    That’s the most beautiful coat I’ve ever seen! With those chic sunglasses and pearls… wow! I hope I have a fraction of her style when I’m her age!

  25. Alexandre

    October 22, 2008 at 10:57 am

    Love this dame. Perfect. One of my favourite Sartorialist moments.

  26. Fashionista

    October 22, 2008 at 11:15 am

    I’d do it with cream colored pants and a nice pair of heels – keep that elongated shape going…

  27. T

    October 22, 2008 at 11:19 am

    she is the epitome of a chic parisian!! just gorgeous!

  28. Brenna

    October 22, 2008 at 11:21 am

    im going to have to start wearing pearls like that

  29. norawoah

    October 22, 2008 at 11:22 am

    Poise + confidence + animal print = the best lady with pearls and red lips ever.
    She is so elegant and lovely.

  30. Anonymous

    October 22, 2008 at 11:25 am

    CEO of the Cougars!!! Resistance if futile! (Oh yeah, and she’s beyond Fabulous!!)

  31. Anonymous

    October 22, 2008 at 11:30 am

    She’s wearing the wrong shoes for those pants, but the jacket and sunglasses are just great.

  32. Anonymous

    October 22, 2008 at 11:32 am

    Interesting how much better this looks when enlarged. While I do like it a lot, I agree with the comment about slimming the leg silhouette or making the heels higher.

  33. Anonymous

    October 22, 2008 at 11:47 am

    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.

  34. finnandcash

    October 22, 2008 at 11:48 am

    She looks so chic and 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.

  35. eachkey

    October 22, 2008 at 11:50 am

    wow givenchy couture !?

  36. Anonymous

    October 22, 2008 at 11:50 am

    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!

  37. pika

    October 22, 2008 at 11:50 am

    stunning coat. i almost wish the observations by ivy lane & [email protected] (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.

    [email protected] (re: imelda marcos) – that made me giggle

  38. jade

    October 22, 2008 at 11:53 am

    It looks def great! And Nicole kidman has exactly the same coat,while she was wearing it with a short black skirt and really gorgeous black highheels…:)

  39. eachkey

    October 22, 2008 at 12:02 pm

    wow givenchy couture !?

  40. Anonymous

    October 22, 2008 at 12:04 pm

    I wonder if she’d adopt me! I’d like to learn at her feet.

  41. Candace

    October 22, 2008 at 12:23 pm

    Dear God! That is one fabulous coat!

  42. La Flâneuse

    October 22, 2008 at 12:34 pm

    Images like this one make me wish I was old- just so I could pull off such striking and severe looks.

  43. Anonymous

    October 22, 2008 at 12:34 pm

    Hay sart, Great photo, to bad its not saying much

  44. Anonymous

    October 22, 2008 at 12:37 pm

    She took something that could be perceived as “trendy” and made it a timeless and sophisticated. Fantastic.

  45. Adavnced Style

    October 22, 2008 at 1:30 pm

    Wow, Advanced Style is a big fan of this photo. Great Work!

  46. S

    October 22, 2008 at 2:35 pm

    SO cool. Great shot Sart!

  47. Vanessa

    October 22, 2008 at 2:38 pm

    I am not a fan of leopard at all. So many people get it wrong. But, so few succeed…like her.

    Goodness, I want to BE HER. :)

  48. Olviya

    October 22, 2008 at 2:38 pm

    looks like iconic Doir shapes

  49. Anonymous

    October 22, 2008 at 2:48 pm

    look at her smile..
    she lookes like she has a secret and no one knows it… mysterious

  50. Anonymous

    October 22, 2008 at 2:56 pm

    From the waist up – perfect, albeit conservative. From the waist down – something doesn’t work here.

    There were several other older ladies presented here recently, whom I liked much better

  51. beverly

    October 22, 2008 at 3:20 pm

    Another stunning grown-up woman! Thanks. I do think her pants need a little tailoring or something to make them look a little sleeker. Perhaps a tad shorter would do it.

  52. La Clocharde

    October 22, 2008 at 7:58 pm

    Yes, so very Parisian. She’s got everything:
    -That elegance…
    -That “je ne sais quoi”…I think it’s an inmortal elegance that some Parisian ladies have.

  53. Anonymous

    October 22, 2008 at 9:12 pm

    Double standards. When Nicole Kidman wore a similar coat she was criticised. When this Parisian lady wears it it’s ‘tres chic’

  54. Mar'

    October 22, 2008 at 11:43 pm

    Hi Mom— I love you!

  55. Ivy

    October 23, 2008 at 6:24 am

    What a grace!

  56. Anonymous

    October 23, 2008 at 3:33 pm

    She is awesome.

  57. Octopus

    October 23, 2008 at 10:28 pm

    the sushi on her left is just way to good and it’s allways full of stylish ladys like this one

  58. Royelyn

    October 24, 2008 at 1:07 am

    WOW, I love her.
    The best example of a couture runway to reality.
    I want to look like that not just at her age, but at any age. Tres Chic

  59. Anonymous

    October 25, 2008 at 7:26 pm

    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.

  60. Claudia K

    October 26, 2008 at 6:38 pm

    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.

  61. Anonymous

    October 27, 2008 at 11:32 pm

    real cool picture, the lady is standing firm and the cars on the background are faded by the too strong sunlight!

  62. Kiyanna

    October 28, 2008 at 2:44 pm

    I’m not a big fan of the ombre leopard print. Yes, she looks tres chic and elegant, but I wouldn’t wear the jacket.

  63. Anonymous

    October 28, 2008 at 8:14 pm

    oh dear… she is so elegant but the coat is just a disaster.

  64. Jonathan ReverĂłn

    October 29, 2008 at 11:30 am

    Hello there,

    She is Alicia Estrada, from Venezuela. Just google her…



  65. Anonymous

    October 29, 2008 at 11:40 am

    Karl Lagerfeld, your long-lost female twin, while separated at birth, has returned. She exudes the same timeless class to me I see in him.

  66. smilla

    November 2, 2008 at 3:58 am

    Half woman, half cheetah? Watch out!
    Covering the neck is a trick for older women – no matter how much care, the neck always gives away age. (See Nora Ephron’s essay Why I Feel Bad About My Neck.)

  67. Anonymous

    November 2, 2008 at 3:03 pm

    Una capa total. Saludos desde Buenos AIres.

  68. Secret Leaves

    November 3, 2008 at 11:32 pm

    I LOVE the coat. The black at the shoulders bleeds down into the animal print as if she is morphing into a jaguar. Really stunning.

  69. Anonymous

    November 15, 2008 at 4:16 am

    amazing!!! she looks absolutely stunning!

  70. Charlie Utz

    December 6, 2008 at 4:23 am

    that jacket is sooo filthy
    its great!

  71. Tante Olivie

    April 15, 2011 at 2:07 pm

    that coat is truly amazing. she should be wearing khaki or lighter pants though.

  72. Valentina

    January 6, 2012 at 6:12 pm

    she looks more italian…

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