Friday, September 21, 2012

On the Street……Via Sant’Andrea, Milan

Stylist, photographer and fashion star Manuela Pavesi


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  1. Katja

    September 21, 2012 at 9:01 am

    Love it. I thought I am not a big fan of these shoes but I want them NOW!

  2. Elisa

    September 21, 2012 at 9:03 am

    I like the idea of a long sleeveless coat. She mixes genres and periods perfectly.

    Elisa – Wandering Minds fashion

  3. Serdane

    September 21, 2012 at 9:06 am

    Love her total look Prada ( I’m sure it is that ! )

  4. Fashion Agony

    September 21, 2012 at 9:08 am

    What an amazing shot and what a gorgeous woman!

    Fashion Agony blog

  5. Anonymous

    September 21, 2012 at 9:09 am

    Wow! Fascinating outfit.

  6. Laura

    September 21, 2012 at 9:09 am

    Gorgeous jacket!

  7. Beatrice

    September 21, 2012 at 9:10 am

    Wow! I adore that sleeveless coat!

  8. DaNa

    September 21, 2012 at 9:10 am


  9. Richard

    September 21, 2012 at 9:12 am

    She looks great! The shoes are very cool…but look huge on her feet…clown shoes!

    • andrea

      October 10, 2012 at 2:31 pm

      Yes, clown shoes- that is why I love them!

  10. Rachelle

    September 21, 2012 at 9:17 am

    She’s so stylish, great shot!

  11. the Bespoke Dudes

    September 21, 2012 at 9:20 am

    Love her! thanks for this shot!

    The Bespoke Dudes

  12. Street Tailors

    September 21, 2012 at 9:21 am

    Super! I want to look as cool as that when I’m her age!

  13. Natasha

    September 21, 2012 at 9:21 am

    Love it all except for the shoes, I think that just pushed it over the edge from chic to clownish.
    ~Natasha Fatah~

    • carlos

      September 21, 2012 at 9:18 pm

      100% agreed!
      I saw these shoes when I was in Milan in June, and I thought they were men’s shoes.


    • Charikleia

      September 24, 2012 at 3:01 am

      Couldn’t agree more!

  14. Margarita

    September 21, 2012 at 9:23 am

    When I grow older, I want to look as stylish as this special lady! Really…
    Molto bravo once again Sart!

    P.s I bought your first book not long ago and I realized what a great storyteller you are- through your lense of course! Each picture, a unique character, a fantastical journey into the tales of fashion. Thank you for this!

  15. Bohemian Style

    September 21, 2012 at 9:25 am

    Love the gem beaded detailing.

  16. GianLuca M

    September 21, 2012 at 9:30 am

    I admire the elegance of this lady look elegant and original


  17. sevan

    September 21, 2012 at 9:33 am

    Unconventional elegance.

  18. Martina

    September 21, 2012 at 9:38 am

    WOW, I love this photo. I already knew Manuela Pavesi, but everytime I see her I feel so impressed! Real originality, real style

  19. votre Amie

    September 21, 2012 at 9:41 am

    The coat is AMAZING!!! as are the shoes

  20. Rocking Zebra

    September 21, 2012 at 9:41 am

    Gorgeous! Love her shoes.

  21. princessglee

    September 21, 2012 at 9:49 am

    I don’t like the look at all but I like the idea that she did it. Well, I do like the accessories.

    • calliemac

      September 22, 2012 at 10:33 am

      I also applaud her, though I think the shoes look clownish, and purposely so. That said, I don’t think women of lesser means, whose every article of clothing is not designer, who do not have careers as stylists or reputations as fashion stars, would get much adulation for emulating her look.

  22. Alessandra

    September 21, 2012 at 9:50 am

    Great look!!
    Style doesn’t fade with age!

  23. Julie

    September 21, 2012 at 9:54 am

    Love the shoes.

  24. Penny

    September 21, 2012 at 9:55 am

    AWESOME! Covet the shoes; on my wish list. Proof that personal style and branding is always en vogue no matter what your age!

  25. A Calamar

    September 21, 2012 at 9:55 am

    Wow! Fantastic shot. I would love to look that good when I reach her age.

  26. gloria

    September 21, 2012 at 9:57 am


  27. roelien

    September 21, 2012 at 9:58 am

    she looks just great! + i always love those headbands.

  28. Susan E

    September 21, 2012 at 10:01 am

    what a woman of style! i love it. i will have to google image some shots of her to see what else she wears. i’m inspired to keep dressing uniquely as i get older when i look at women such as this. thanks.

  29. CBC

    September 21, 2012 at 10:04 am

    if u didn’t tell us who she is and what she does… could be borderline frumpy

  30. Big M

    September 21, 2012 at 10:08 am

    Thank you, thank you, thank you for giving us a glimpse of a so stylish older woman.

  31. Daisy Nguyen

    September 21, 2012 at 10:11 am

    LOVE LOVE LOVE her! She looks so vibrant. Those shoes are killer!
    -Daisy Nguyen from PS BANANAS fashion blog:

  32. Giada

    September 21, 2012 at 10:15 am

    Yeah, love her energy so much!! She’s a Prada Girl!


  33. enrike

    September 21, 2012 at 10:20 am

    menudas pintas!

  34. Lauren@Styleseer

    September 21, 2012 at 10:22 am

    She is fabulous! As a woman of certain age myself, I’m always delighted to see an older person with great style on your blog. The fact that you don’t just shoot 20 year olds is something I’ve always appreciated! Great work!

  35. Simbarashe

    September 21, 2012 at 10:24 am

    She’s classy. I like classy.

  36. Soulofashopper

    September 21, 2012 at 10:27 am

    Nice style!!! :) no age for it definitely! xo, ALma

  37. kitchen afternoon

    September 21, 2012 at 10:35 am

    classicn new, and original, and great to look at all in one

  38. amy

    September 21, 2012 at 10:37 am

    Love her entire look/style…including – and especially – the shoes, which are a total surprise.

  39. Barbara

    September 21, 2012 at 11:03 am

  40. Aga's suitcase

    September 21, 2012 at 11:05 am

    Age is no matter. What a style

  41. Margherita

    September 21, 2012 at 11:16 am

    Is she really Italian???

    • M

      September 23, 2012 at 7:59 am

      Of course!! She is Manuela Pavesi!!

  42. Solmari

    September 21, 2012 at 11:26 am

    OMG! I could not believe my eyes! Only Manuela can pull off such style. But have to admit it took me by total surprise reading her name. Time do pass by for every one!

  43. Alessia

    September 21, 2012 at 11:36 am

    really great!!!


  44. cindy

    September 21, 2012 at 11:38 am

    j’adore ça veste sans manche, je veux la même!!!

  45. MacGuffin

    September 21, 2012 at 11:42 am

    I love it when older ladies look like they can kick some ass.

    • une chatte grise

      September 21, 2012 at 2:31 pm


  46. M.

    September 21, 2012 at 11:44 am

    Those are the ugliest shoes I have ever seen in my life. Yes, I know they are Prada, but come on! There is so much about Prada recently that I would describe as frumpy. If it works, it only works because you know it’s Prada.

    • Ricardo Martinez

      September 22, 2012 at 10:18 am

      That’s what I say. Though the shoes are of great quality, they are hideous.

  47. Maria

    September 21, 2012 at 11:47 am

    Thank you for this image! :)

    I love her reflection in the window, the beaded embellishments on the front of her tunic that look like jewelry, her earrings, and her graceful pose. Her shoes look cool and comfortable to walk in.

  48. Paula

    September 21, 2012 at 11:57 am

    Wow! What a fantastic photo! Great to see you taking an older woman! Love her style! Even though the shoes make her feet look huge They still look amazing! Love the green bag in the window too!

  49. h

    September 21, 2012 at 12:05 pm

    that’s how i like them: fearless!!!

    love her!

  50. dalenasam

    September 21, 2012 at 12:11 pm

    Simply gorgeous!

  51. JustinaVeraMaria

    September 21, 2012 at 12:12 pm

    I wanna be her when I’m old. So. Cool.

  52. carole

    September 21, 2012 at 12:38 pm

    She is truly amazing and so chic!! Love it!

  53. Becca

    September 21, 2012 at 12:55 pm

    The headband makes the whole outfit.

  54. Just James

    September 21, 2012 at 1:46 pm

    Brave lady! What’s style without taking some risks? Would have loved it if she went a brighter coloured headband and smarter looking shoes. Find they almost orthopedic, Prada or not! It’s a fine line between fashionista and cleaning lady…I’m just sayin’!

  55. Eva

    September 21, 2012 at 1:57 pm

  56. Raquel

    September 21, 2012 at 2:06 pm

    What a cool pic!! Love it!! :)

  57. marilena

    September 21, 2012 at 2:20 pm

    wow!i really love this picture!this lady is amazing and she have a lot of style!

  58. abigail

    September 21, 2012 at 2:26 pm

    she perfectly straddles the boho/hobo line. love her sense of style!


  59. une chatte grise

    September 21, 2012 at 2:31 pm

    Now that’s cool!

  60. Jennifer

    September 21, 2012 at 2:33 pm

    She is rocking it!

    xo Jennifer

  61. Angela

    September 21, 2012 at 2:41 pm

    Gorgeous all around!

  62. Domingo

    September 21, 2012 at 3:02 pm


  63. Monsieur Marcel

    September 21, 2012 at 3:04 pm

    The lady knows best:to keep things in proportion ,the rich texture and elaborate embroidery on the sleeveless coat need to be matched with a sturdy, hefty shoe; in this case, a chic sensible shoe.

  64. Wendy Carlos Williams

    September 21, 2012 at 3:44 pm

    I love this woman. From top to bottom, she just gets more outrageously fabulous.

  65. Camilla

    September 21, 2012 at 3:58 pm

    She’s so charming!!!!!!


  66. Chahrazad

    September 21, 2012 at 4:25 pm

    Wauw, that is such a nice dress she is wearing.
    I almost thought that it was a arabic dress.


  67. Blaire Monroe

    September 21, 2012 at 4:32 pm

    What a stylish woman. I love the mix of the sweater with the rain boots. No one else is walking around Milan in that exact outfit. And that’s the best part.

  68. patricia

    September 21, 2012 at 4:59 pm

    original and amazing!!! love this pic :D

  69. monkeyshines

    September 21, 2012 at 5:25 pm

    adorable styling!


  70. cv

    September 21, 2012 at 6:09 pm

    great outfit, i would keep the socks but drop the shoes. slip ons never stay on anyway.

  71. Kat

    September 21, 2012 at 7:12 pm

    She’s so cool!

  72. Dottie

    September 21, 2012 at 9:04 pm

    Brings a smile to my face-
    Simply fabulous!
    She is what I hope to aspire to as I grow older-

  73. Claudia Goeree

    September 22, 2012 at 3:41 am

    Fascinating outfit. She makes the shoes looks nice, that’s how to wear fashion. Thanks for sharing, makes my day!

  74. Juanita

    September 22, 2012 at 3:42 am

    She looks happy which I like! Shoes are great but absolutely hideous at the same time!

  75. Karl

    September 22, 2012 at 1:53 pm

    Seriously, apart from the shoes she looks a charwoman who tried to pimp her look by adding some brooches ;)

  76. Hinke

    September 23, 2012 at 3:41 am

    I have to agree with calliemac. Apart from the shoes, she looks like a cleaninglady from the 1960′s.

  77. Manuela Soto

    September 23, 2012 at 4:04 pm

    Fashion star… and victim. The shoes are awful.

  78. nada

    September 24, 2012 at 12:49 am

    can we send those shoes back to medieval netherlands?

  79. Tammara Shelley

    September 24, 2012 at 2:51 am

    The bag… it’s catchy. I like it.

  80. Vicki Fields

    September 24, 2012 at 2:51 am

    Oh great Lord! Even grandmas are on fashion this time round. Bravo to such a beautiful outfit. I just love the shoes and the dress; looks pretty on her indeed!

  81. dresstail

    September 24, 2012 at 9:45 am

    terrible shoes for a woman!

  82. Bronwyn

    September 24, 2012 at 11:44 pm

    Looks like a bag lady. Complete with bags. Are those actually shoes, or are they shoes with some sort of galoshes arrangement added?

  83. Marianne

    September 25, 2012 at 3:04 pm

    rad style

  84. mimi

    September 28, 2012 at 2:32 am

    I don’t understand why everybody refuses to see the reality of this style just because it’s Prada. It’s a cleaning lady look and you can buy this outfit for 15 Euro in any hardware store around Europe. Moreover you will find tons of women looking like this in Milan, you just don’t look at them because they are working in the cleaning business.
    She is beautiful but this is a horrible and wrong fashion victim look.

  85. Cris

    October 9, 2012 at 1:39 am

    This is not any lady she is mrs PAvesi mrs Prada right hand

  86. Savasher

    August 16, 2018 at 5:14 pm

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