beautiful and vivid colors. I love the way her hair flows with the blue and purple of outfit and standing in front of the black background is beautiful to. I also love how her bright face stands out. Absolutely beautiful.
We’ve seen this woman before, haven’t we? She really leaves an impression. Such an individual sense of style–and i mean that in the best possible way. I would love to see the back of this, and specifically what happens with that amazing black vest(?) which i am coveting madly.
She also has real presence –reminds me a little of Yoko Ono.
Incredible photo, too. you’ve really mastered the lighting.
SEE!! This is what I meant about “women of a certain age!” Her hair could be considered too long for her age, but the beautifully untouched face and eclectic, eccentric clothing balance it all out. She’s not trying or if she is it is done behind the scene, as it should be!!!
She redefines the definition of gorgeous! She looks better and better each time I see her.. Big fan.. And a very beautiful shot as well scott! Your photography has advanced sooo much. Very nice to see you blossom.. ~Yokoo
What a portrait! There is so much more to it than the clothes. Her expression and hair are quite interesting.Like her bag and the way she is wearing it. And that pen in her hand..she looks like a writer/thinker.
Beautiful, sensuous, rich colors, deep fabrics that blend together. Visually appealing yet nowhere near sensory overload; simple but not boring. Plus, she’s gorgeous and is carrying a blue UniBall pen (my all time favorite kind of pen). So glad you didn’t stop at that “perfect” dude! :)
a latter-day Italian Audrey Hepburn! so full of grace. she looks comfortable in her own skin–that’s the ultimate in style and sexiness. i love it when older women keep their hair long and flowing– it adds distinction and a sense of youthfulness. i’m in my early twenties and keep my long hair tied back in a braid and always have and intend to keep it long even when i’m old and gray. she’s quietly stunning and very inspiring.
Of course I like her, but sometimes I think that I like the people on thesartorialist.com because they have been portraied by you. I mean: do I like your photos and your sensitivity or do I like the people pictured. As far as this picture is concerned I have no doubt: I love the picture (even though Renata is great) as taken by you (it even reminds of an austrian painter whose name I can’t unluckily remember…)
Thank you Sart for posting a picture of a real woman…who doesn’t color her hair or cut it insanely short or try to hide or surgically alter her wrinkles. This is feminine beauty and a real role model…we women need as much of this as we can get. Who says we need to stay young to stay beautiful?
Wow, for all of the people saying that this is a great argument against plastic surgery, look again. (one) of the reasons this woman has “aged so gracefully” is that she has always been drop-dead gorgeous. it certainly helps the aging process to be so beautiful to begin with. i love her hair!
I am really glad that Sart has such an open eye. You really do have a talent.
This woman is class and elegance, and she gives the color purple all of its symbolism – ROYALTY. And she does it without being trendy or trying to look younger. It’s no pretentious, just years of getting to know yourself.
She’s the definition of real beauty. Thanks for posting the pic. It serves as the perfect antidote to the manufactured beauty stereotypes propagated by hollywood executives and glossy magazines. And it’s refreshing to see that although you’re part of the magazine world, you have managed to make a difference and offer a new perspective. I’ve been a fan of yours for ages. Keep up the good work!
“Vanity Fair” must have offered you a contract by now. Your portraits, always wonderful, are rising to the next level. I could look at this shot and the one of the guy with the Van Dyke beard in the 3 piece brown suit all day.
i have always had, like most in our youth-crazed culture, an intense fear of aging. this photo is an excellent reminder to someone as young as myself (20) that age is not a compromise but an evolution. she is the visual embodiment of a life well and fully lived. stunning photo. thank you.
I hope i age like this. There is such strength and grace in her beauty! You can tell she has lived and smiled and been in the sun. To me, that is prettier than all the young, wrinkle-free pouty women out there.
I like these chic elder women, I consider them more charismatic than young women! In the Czech Republic, which I come from, elder women are often wearing uggly undistinguished clothes and have haircut we call a “cauliflower” – uggly as well…:(