How the cute white poodle matches her fluffy white hair. Love her vivid blue dress, the rolled up sleeves of her trench coat (note, which is not buttoned), and her matching white plastic bag with blue letters on it. I should only look so good at her age!
Love this woman! It's how I aspire to be when I am about her age. I see so many women like her in my NYC neighborhood (up near Columbia University) doing their daily errands while still telegraphing to the world that just because you are "old" you don't just lose your style. You can see that this lady took the time to tie her trench just so and adjust the gathers perfectly. And it says a lot about her personality. The dog is cute, too!
She reminds me so much of my own mother who recently passed at the age of 95 and whom I admired so much. So graceful, beautiful, talented and always wanting to stay up to date in style – may we all live the same way. Love to this lovely lady & my mum….
I am also delighted to see this beautiful older woman here.
Although her sandals and support hose may not be esthetically pleasing, they are essential to her mobility, especially since she is walking without a cane. Most likely the current stilleto-devotees will be wearing sensible shoes — or having foot surgery — long before they her age.
Thank you for sneaking in photos of the elderly. She's adorable! I'd personally love to see pics from Greece if you ever end up there. They are known to be the happiest people who live long full, lives. Bravo to any lifestyle who has those stunning results.
Everything and everybody in Italy is beautiful! Such elegance. She reminds me of my Grandma Jane who takes the time to get dressed and put on jewelry every morning despite her age and health. I think this really keeps her young and positiveâ€” and sets a wonderful example for the women in our family.
Sorry, but fabulous precisely because she is wearing sensible shoes. Not too flat, they are cushioned and give her feet needed support and not too high because she actually might like to walk without support from a cane or god knows what else.
One smart granny proving you can be elegant and sensible at the same time.
I am encouraged by the comments which respect this woman and where she is in life. One can't immpose wishes about shoes, nylons, etc. when you don't realize the challenges that come with age – "just you wait,XXX, just you wait!" as Eliza sang. I really appeciated the comment about the fact that she is hanging on to her mobility, no cane and out walking around. My mother-in-law who exercised all her life is now in her 90's and struggling to hang on, too. Brava.
I think it would be highly impractical for a lady of advanced years to prance around in 6 inch Louboutins so i take no issue with her footwear. I think she is nothing short of magnificent, so elegant and a sartorial inspiration. One of my definite favorites.
Pictures like these are just wonderful. This is how I shall aim to dress when I am that age. It really proves that you don't have to be young to be stylish, its a life-time thing. The elegance is apparent. She looks so classic, and that coat is beautiful! It really does give the phrase "granny chic" a new meaning..
She is quite possibly the most gorgeous thing I've ever see on this site. She looks so gentle – the eyes & smile – and her hands remind me of my grammie's. Still vital & caring for a little companion. This is the beauty of getting old, just by her expression it looks like she's had a full & happy life… things like this make me question everyone's (including my own) fear of aging.
I wish people would stop with the *&@?! granny thing. Everyone who is elderly isn't a grandmother. Give it up folks! You are stereotyping and considering how little respect is conferred on mothering these days, you might be demeaning. We don't really know anything about her other than this picture. Elderly, or even just older, women tend to be treated in an offhand way. Older men aren't called "dear" or "hon", or are they?
That's pure style and Â¿?Â¿?Â¿? who says that you have to take 20 years to go on a wonderful pic and splurge on style every pore of your skin, bravo to the photographer and super super super bravo for the model !!!
one of my all time favorites of your shots. there is a lot of depth of emotion coming from her and from behind the camera. thank you for showing such respect for the older and wiser set of our generation.
Its so easy to project on to her. I disagree with the criticisms about her shoes and hose and those that stereotype. She looks great and she's out walking the dog. Cool. Personally, her hands remind me of my mothers and my grandma's and of their gentleness and skill. At times I wonder about us Americans and how we think that if we don't have the right shoe or piece we aren't stylish. I don't think that it's about the pieces. It's more encompassing than that. I'll take a cool freak in Salvation Army than one who bought exactly what a salesperson/stylist sold them. 3 cheers for variety.
I think this is one of your most fabulous pictures for a while!….one gorgeous lady…..i always see older folk and think they do chic so well! If i look half this lovely when i grow up i will be very pleased with myself. Oh Sart what would we do without you?…Hannah.xx * cough, come to London soon , cough*
Adorable! She reminds me of my grandmother, and i feel lucky :) (Not because she is old like her, but the style) Sometimes it's sad when people (getting older), forget to take care of themselves- inside and out. She is truly astonishing. And she reminds me of Mimi Weddell, who is also remarkable.
Oh yes, style is not a question of age. Just came back from Lisbon, beautiful old men and women with austere elegance in beautiful light and then the european middle classes in PE shorts and plastic sandals…
I know her!!!! she is the mother of my kids pediatrician, the best pediatrician in milano!! you should see her in winter time with big fur hats and superchic cachemire coats…and you should also see the pediatrician daughter..same charme!francesca