Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Joan Burstein, Browns London


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  1. Anonymous

    March 22, 2011 at 3:31 pm

    What a beautiful lady with kind eyes…

  2. Maeva Christa Hiag

    March 22, 2011 at 3:32 pm

    And I say … YES !


  3. laurie

    March 22, 2011 at 3:33 pm


  4. Anonymous

    March 22, 2011 at 3:34 pm

    this looks like a woman who has lived life.


  5. Anonymous

    March 22, 2011 at 3:39 pm

    beautiful and elegant. the smile is kind.

  6. Mondo

    March 22, 2011 at 3:40 pm

    So Elegant!

  7. Lisa

    March 22, 2011 at 3:40 pm

    she smiles very nice, that makes her bautiful. the only thing, that i don't like is her lipcolour. but she wears a beautful ring!


  8. Mondo

    March 22, 2011 at 3:41 pm

    So Elegant.

  9. Anonymous

    March 22, 2011 at 3:43 pm


  10. Anonymous

    March 22, 2011 at 3:43 pm

    Her lips would nicely match those of the girl on Wigmore St. in London! They should team up! both are remarkable.

  11. Ofelia

    March 22, 2011 at 3:45 pm

    what a classy lady!

  12. Britt+Whit

    March 22, 2011 at 3:46 pm

    love her ring and earrings. Great Photo!



  13. Anonymous

    March 22, 2011 at 3:46 pm

    Elegant and classy as ever!

  14. Miss Molly

    March 22, 2011 at 3:48 pm

    beautiful, just beautiful


  15. Manuel

    March 22, 2011 at 3:49 pm

    oh she´s so beautiful! i love her hair!!

  16. Anonymous

    March 22, 2011 at 3:50 pm

    Hair… amazing! Jewelry… spectacular! Great shot.

  17. maria

    March 22, 2011 at 3:50 pm

    Now this is a brilliant photograph. It represents every aspect of life style, clarity and beauty. Well done!

  18. ML

    March 22, 2011 at 3:51 pm

    She's so beautiful!

  19. Ruby Girl

    March 22, 2011 at 3:53 pm

    She's absolutely lovely. timeless beauty.

  20. Neil

    March 22, 2011 at 3:53 pm

    A great punch of colour on the lips

  21. George

    March 22, 2011 at 3:53 pm

    I only pray I could be as stylish when I am her age. So graceful.

  22. Gosia

    March 22, 2011 at 3:53 pm

    A very elegant and sophisticated lady. I wish we'd see more of them these days.

  23. Luis Abel

    March 22, 2011 at 3:54 pm

    Great!! Maravillosa!!

  24. Jo

    March 22, 2011 at 3:54 pm

    This woman is wearing her life on her face, beautifully. I'm not sure about the purple lipstick, but I'm in awe of her, and so glad she has her own beautiful grey hair and skin that has aged with her. I bet people listen when she speaks.

  25. Anonymous

    March 22, 2011 at 3:55 pm

    What a beautiful English face.

  26. j.

    March 22, 2011 at 3:55 pm

    wow. nice
    a lot of lady should inspiered by that kind of women.

  27. EYGLÓ

    March 22, 2011 at 3:57 pm

    Gorgeous :)


  28. The Indigo Sessions

    March 22, 2011 at 3:57 pm

    Such an inspirational woman – and such beautiful jewellery!

    x x x

    Come and visit us at The Indigo Sessions!


  29. greg

    March 22, 2011 at 3:57 pm

    absolute legend


  30. cornelie

    March 22, 2011 at 3:58 pm

    she is lovely!

  31. meenal @ maison marigold

    March 22, 2011 at 3:59 pm

    she wears her years so gracefully..as if revelling in all the lines on her face…and that's the way it should be…xx meenal

  32. Grażyna

    March 22, 2011 at 4:01 pm

    She is beautiful and charming.

  33. dandyPAN

    March 22, 2011 at 4:01 pm

    nice ring.
    cool lipstick.
    so nice smile.

  34. Jessie

    March 22, 2011 at 4:03 pm

    simple elegance. she is fabulous! hope i look like that when i get older.


  35. Anonymous

    March 22, 2011 at 4:06 pm

    Really refreshing to see 'older' stylish women featured. I'm not quite there yet, but so nice to see that style needn't diminish with age. Speaking as a former Londoner, one must never underestimate the influence that Mrs Burstein has had on the British fashion landscape.

  36. House of Hemingway

    March 22, 2011 at 4:12 pm

    Those lips are a special shade of magenta only she can pull off. Lovely!


  37. Roara

    March 22, 2011 at 4:14 pm

    wow the purplish lipstick is just unreal on her. Older people should follow this amazing woman's example! She is a braveee one!

  38. Davidikus

    March 22, 2011 at 4:14 pm

    I sometimes wonder how I shall age… I love seeing people who have lived & are still v much full of life! Her hair, lipstick, style, are spot on: great!


  39. Anonymous

    March 22, 2011 at 4:14 pm

    I really like the fact that you have the eye to find such elegant and originals persons. I can no longer stand all the "cliché" we see in some magazines…your blog is a treasure…your pictures are art.

  40. comme fraiche

    March 22, 2011 at 4:15 pm

    Like her lipstick shade and jewelry

  41. Anonymous

    March 22, 2011 at 4:17 pm

    Such an exquisite photo!!

  42. Anonymous

    March 22, 2011 at 4:18 pm

    this lady shows us that people must get older with dignity because its part of life. She hasnt resort to any surgery or botox and looks wonderfull!

  43. catflicks

    March 22, 2011 at 4:18 pm

    beautiful and such gorgeous jewellery! :)

  44. ajg

    March 22, 2011 at 4:21 pm

    So, So lovely.

  45. Elisa Bengoa

    March 22, 2011 at 4:22 pm

    One of the best shots i've seen from you, it goes beyond pretty clothing it speaks on it's own and as some said that's what a well lived life looks like, hope I look half as good someday. Who would want to airbrush after seeing this woman.

  46. SabinePsynopsis

    March 22, 2011 at 4:26 pm

    What a beautiful portrait of Madame de Browns. And what a perfect example that ageing gracefully is the best.

  47. Anonymous

    March 22, 2011 at 4:27 pm

    lovely and elegant. Finally a woman who isn't afraid of showing her age!

  48. rebbeca

    March 22, 2011 at 4:27 pm

    … Charm…


  49. Sara

    March 22, 2011 at 4:29 pm

    What an incredibly beautiful and sophisticated woman. I can only hope I look as fabulous as Joan when I'm her age!

  50. martynawalczak

    March 22, 2011 at 4:33 pm

    I wish She was my Grandma!

  51. Maureen

    March 22, 2011 at 4:40 pm

    How refreshing- no face lifts, no botox and natural hair color. She's stunning. Would love to chat with her!

  52. JOnrah

    March 22, 2011 at 4:42 pm

    The next generation will have a lot less of these genuine, natural faces with all the plastic surgery people are having these days. I'm slowly learning to embrace my crows feet and laugh lines that come as a result of lots of smiles and good times!

  53. Camille Lachance Gaboury

    March 22, 2011 at 4:43 pm

    Toute en beauté; c'est très inspirant et ça fait beaucoup de bien de voir des femmes assumer pleinement leurs rides et le passage du temps qui donne une telle force et histoire au visage!

  54. Anonymous

    March 22, 2011 at 4:47 pm

    wow… we live in a society obsessed with youth and seeing this stunning woman is almost a shock. First, I applaud her for not getting sucked into the plastic surgery frenzy and second, kudos to you, Scott for recognizing beauty has no age and publishing this photo. I love her look except for the lip color; not flattering. Thanks!

  55. San

    March 22, 2011 at 4:51 pm

    Oh my, she's amazing. Such an inspiration.

  56. Roberto Pires

    March 22, 2011 at 4:52 pm

    Adoro!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Lovely!!! She's a very stylish lady!

  57. Christina

    March 22, 2011 at 4:54 pm

    She's fantastic. Such grace.


  58. Camille

    March 22, 2011 at 4:54 pm

    thanks for showing us what's going on in fashion in varying age groups. always, always, always keepin' it real and showcasing gorgeous style and photography in the process. I'm particularly loving this photograph and the one of the bearded man in Milan.

  59. Gabriel Ugoala

    March 22, 2011 at 4:59 pm

    she must have been sexy and hot back in her days but now elegance and class is what she stands for…so pretty that it needs a frame

  60. orocontinua.com

    March 22, 2011 at 5:04 pm

    This is absolute beauty. The lips! The eyes! The hair! The accessories! The skin tone! Agh! Gorgeous!

  61. Anonymous

    March 22, 2011 at 5:09 pm

    fabulous….so perfect. this is who i wanna be.

  62. The Lady Philosopher

    March 22, 2011 at 5:11 pm

    The right to age!
    visit The Right to Age:

  63. Alexandra

    March 22, 2011 at 5:22 pm

    what a beautiful smile…..this is " growing oldgracefully and in style "

  64. Anonymous

    March 22, 2011 at 5:27 pm

    amo ese pelo! y esa expresión pícara que has sabido captar!!

  65. Fi ♥

    March 22, 2011 at 5:27 pm

    Simply gorgeous*

  66. jenifa

    March 22, 2011 at 5:29 pm

    Wonderful face, terrific style with jewellery and pose. We think that beauty is just for the young – she proves it not.

  67. Anonymous

    March 22, 2011 at 5:30 pm

    Alleluia. THIS is what it's all about….not running after the latest "it" bag or silly shoe-of-the-week!

  68. Anonymous

    March 22, 2011 at 5:36 pm

    Thank you so much for posting photos of older people who have great style. Too many people seem to forget that if they are lucky, they too will live to be old.

  69. Emily

    March 22, 2011 at 5:41 pm

    I find pictures of mature women much more inspirating than younger ones!
    Great shot (as always :D)! Can't wait to see more!
    Have a great week!


  70. Anonymous

    March 22, 2011 at 5:44 pm

    Thank you for this picture, beauty is not only youth and skinny. She looks fantastic with her lines, no botox, no plastic surgery: it is so refreshing.

  71. Naftali Stern @ The Bohmerian

    March 22, 2011 at 5:46 pm

    So elegant, so so very fabulous!!


  72. julieann

    March 22, 2011 at 5:47 pm

    I like the purple lippy. Because one would expect it to be red. I note many don't but I think it is great juxtapsosition. She is indeed very elegant with the French art of ageing gracefully. She looks kind, strong, beautiful and with integrity.

  73. Nora *

    March 22, 2011 at 6:00 pm

    Lilac lipstick says everything.
    G O R G E O U S !


  74. Princess Nora

    March 22, 2011 at 6:01 pm

    who said that the wrinkle is not beautiful? this woman is beautiful

  75. miss jane

    March 22, 2011 at 6:01 pm

    So nice to see a woman that hasn't been botoxed, lifted or lasered! She looks elegant, stylish and REAL!!

  76. Helen

    March 22, 2011 at 6:03 pm

    She's beautiful and her hair is fabulous. I wish grey was more celebrated than covered over, it's so elegant. A lovely photograph, thank you for showing how age has it's own beauty.

  77. Anonymous

    March 22, 2011 at 6:07 pm

    Thanks you for showing the real beauty of life. Fashion is most of the times a boring repetition.

    And I am saying this as a senior fashion designer!!

    We need your blog. It is vital!! Thanks again and of course, this lady is totally want I want in my future.

  78. Anonymous

    March 22, 2011 at 6:18 pm

    Thank you for including what is essentially a headshot and not a fashion shot (although her jewelry is lovely).

  79. Anonymous

    March 22, 2011 at 6:22 pm

    No idea who she is or what her story is, but from her hair & makeup, to clothes & accessories, she's fabulous.

  80. vintage1944

    March 22, 2011 at 6:39 pm

    Blessings to you for a beautiful photo of a beautiful,genuine woman.And telling the truth about age.

  81. Anonymous

    March 22, 2011 at 6:57 pm

    This is style not fashion!!!! Bravo!!!!

  82. chelsea

    March 22, 2011 at 7:19 pm


  83. Darina

    March 22, 2011 at 7:22 pm

    My dear Lord, Have THIS woman STYLE in blood…so classy, dont know who she is ,but dear fashiongod bless her!


  84. Joanna Roman

    March 22, 2011 at 7:38 pm

    wonderful LADY!!! great portrait!

  85. Madge Mc

    March 22, 2011 at 7:39 pm

    I adore everything about this woman: the beauty of aging gracefully, the tousled hair, her jewelry. Even the color of her lipstick — accentuates the sweet smile. No hideous facelift for her. She's lovely.

  86. Emanuella

    March 22, 2011 at 7:53 pm

    This picture hit me like a ton of bricks. We rarely see wrinkles in our day and age of chasing perfection-or at least society's view of perfection: the flawless, wrinkle-free woman.
    It has always amazed me how men could age gracefully, with their salt and pepper hair, each strand representing a trial or tribulation in their lives, but the aging woman is seen as losing her luster.
    The woman in this picture proves that youthfulness lies in a person's outlook, in their spirit, not in their exterior appearance. That sparkle in her eyes and her cheeky lipstick can outshine a woman with a perfect facelift any day of the week.
    As a young twenty year old, I would like to thank you Scott for taking this picture and showing everyone that wrinkles are beautiful :)

  87. Anonymous

    March 22, 2011 at 7:54 pm

    Yes!!! This woman is a classic beauty! Her ring is just sublime! Also, she should be an example to women all over who are thinking about botox/plastic surgery and plastic style! Bravo.

  88. Suzy Wu

    March 22, 2011 at 8:01 pm

    I hope to have all her wrinkles, grays, smile and style when im her age!

  89. ADJ

    March 22, 2011 at 8:13 pm

    This woman is amazing. Her jewelry is a thing of beauty, her eyes are amazing and her hair cut is spot on. I love her!!!


  90. Anonymous

    March 22, 2011 at 8:30 pm

    I hope I look this good when I'm her age. She has a wonderful aura about her.

  91. betsy

    March 22, 2011 at 8:42 pm

    Thank you a million times over!

  92. Zenobiar

    March 22, 2011 at 9:20 pm

    Amazing smile and amazing style.

  93. popcarts

    March 22, 2011 at 9:29 pm

    Very beautiful.

  94. Cybee

    March 22, 2011 at 9:32 pm

    Wow…she just looks like someone I would enjoy knowing…..cool pic.

  95. Anonymous

    March 22, 2011 at 9:38 pm

    Classic style. A woman that knows how to put it together. Bringing the sparkle only to what she wants-her lips and her jewels. Thanks for being one of the few fashion sites to showcase beauty at all ages.

  96. SOFIA

    March 22, 2011 at 9:41 pm


  97. Anonymous

    March 22, 2011 at 9:45 pm

    thankyouthankyouthankyou–spectacular! I remember seeing her in the shop when it was really tiny–decades ago–she looks even better now! And, I am not her age yet but have been fearful of bright lipstick–she has inspired me.

  98. Anonymous

    March 22, 2011 at 9:46 pm

    As was once said…'a girl must always be two things: classy & fabulous.' All that and more. xo

  99. Caddy

    March 22, 2011 at 9:52 pm

    I love how you captured the kindness and wisdom of age that seems to come from her eyes/gaze!

  100. MSlattery

    March 22, 2011 at 9:58 pm

    Thank you! I've been waiting for a beautiful older lady shot for a while now and this lady is well worth the wait. She's stunning, and her lipstick is just a delight!

  101. Anonymous

    March 22, 2011 at 10:18 pm

    I look at this blog every day and this is the first image that made me feel like I must comment. She is a vision. How do I smile like that?Gorgeous.

  102. Pano é tudo!

    March 22, 2011 at 10:29 pm

    linda! Literally glowing.

  103. Meredith Howard

    March 22, 2011 at 10:30 pm

    She is beautiful. It gives hope to us all that maybe we could look like that at her age. I love the ring!

    - Meredith

  104. Pano é tudo!

    March 22, 2011 at 10:37 pm

    Literally glowing!

  105. The Photodiarist

    March 22, 2011 at 11:15 pm

    I am really cherishing these photos of older stylish people. Totally inspirational. And I love her store!

  106. James1542

    March 23, 2011 at 12:02 am

    So elegant!!!

  107. Maison Lunatique

    March 23, 2011 at 12:08 am

    She is so beautiful. You really have an eye for true beauty that is beyond age. Something most of us seem to have forgotten…

  108. Anonymous

    March 23, 2011 at 12:18 am

    … "and when I grow old, I shall wear purple"…

  109. Leigha

    March 23, 2011 at 12:20 am

    I feel like someone could write a whole story based on this picture alone. What lovely blue eyes. Simply breath taking.

  110. Debbie McAfee

    March 23, 2011 at 12:31 am

    we should all aspire to age so beautifully and gracefully.


  111. Lucia

    March 23, 2011 at 12:33 am

    This is a wonderful picture Scott! As a picture and as a beauty/style shot. I like it that you really captured a moment here, and this lady certainly got something to tell, a live that's been lived.
    She looks fantastic! I just love the black or is it dark blue coat combined with that big ring and bracelet, love the color of her hair, and I even love the lipstick, cos it is SO London! :D
    A wonderful woman. I wan to look like that when I get older. Age with style!

  112. Laura

    March 23, 2011 at 12:50 am

    She is enjoying her life. It says so all over her style.

  113. Anonymous

    March 23, 2011 at 1:20 am

    She's exquisite.

    (And those of us who are proudly rocking the silver thank you for showcasing the grey-haired.)

  114. laughykate

    March 23, 2011 at 1:38 am

    Wow: style, grace, wisdom, charm, kindness.

    A picture really does paint a thousand words.

  115. AnonymousJK

    March 23, 2011 at 1:50 am

    Obviously she has great taste all around because the understated elegance of her earrings, ring, watch and bracelet tell me so – stunner!

  116. AnastasiaC

    March 23, 2011 at 2:54 am

    fantastic!!! so great to see stylish woman of all ages!

    id so much prefer silver jewellrey on her though…perfect with her salt/pepper hair & skin tone.

  117. Макс Лучин

    March 23, 2011 at 3:20 am

    It is just an example of this elegancy!

    http://maxluchin.blogspot.com/ – a place where a young Russian journalist talks about fashion!

  118. LatteLisa

    March 23, 2011 at 3:59 am

    Scott, I love this photo. It put a big smile on my face.

    I would like to age as gracefully as this woman!

  119. Elizabeth Fay

    March 23, 2011 at 4:01 am

    I love how this photo captures her ageless sense of style and class.

  120. MELISSA Z.

    March 23, 2011 at 4:48 am

    style ans elegance without age1 wow!


  121. Anonymous

    March 23, 2011 at 5:27 am


  122. Nomad

    March 23, 2011 at 5:33 am

    I am so excited that you are profiling a very beautiful, but older woman.

    I am not an older woman, but I love the idea of alternative beauty.

    Skinny tall and gorgeous is just too simple.

    I would love to see more shots of alternative beauty.

    With your influence who knows how you can shape our idea of what is to be appreciated!

    What a cool thought. I would even love LOVE to see a book about alternative beauty, or a blog….you must have some really amazing shots.

    I love the contradiction.

    Thanks for sharing, I read you everyday, I live in Paris and somedays I muse wether you might find me during the day… :-)

    Thank you for

  123. Iris

    March 23, 2011 at 6:24 am

    Love here smile!


    March 23, 2011 at 7:04 am

    That's the 'old woman' I would like to be!


  125. Anonymous

    March 23, 2011 at 7:08 am

    Mrs.B is pure Allure!

  126. Big Hug Studio

    March 23, 2011 at 7:14 am

    I just love this photograph. She looks so incredibly beautiful. And the lipstick looks so cute on her.
    The jewelery is lovely too, but above all it's her eyes that really pull you in with this picture. What a natural beauty.


  127. godisha

    March 23, 2011 at 7:59 am

    Beautiful, beautiful picture. Congratulations!


  128. Isabelle Lafleche

    March 23, 2011 at 8:01 am

    Classy & gorgeous! So inspiring!!

  129. †ELMO†

    March 23, 2011 at 8:32 am

    What a lovely and stylish lady!!
    (I got that lilac lipstick by the way)

  130. Anonymous

    March 23, 2011 at 8:33 am

    fantastic!!!! she looks like someone that can teach you a thing or two about fashion and how to pull it off nicely.

  131. Mercedes

    March 23, 2011 at 8:40 am

    Wauw! She looks a bit like my granny! I hope I will be as beautiful as this lady (if I ever reach this age!)

    I realy admire you Sartorialist, I think you do an explendid job by taking all these lovely pictures of all the styles of the world!

  132. KatyE.

    March 23, 2011 at 8:46 am

    When we see a woman showing her age with the grey hair, wrinkles- without the ridiculous face job, we see beauty as nature has intended. What a beautiful face she has. She radiates kindness, softness, and she is ever so stylish!!!! Love this photo! Thank you! I believe when we get older, our soul comes to the surface. I feel her soul looking at this picture….

  133. Paukštė žaliaakė.

    March 23, 2011 at 8:54 am

    wonderful! that is way i like this blog. not only fashion, but here are and people. strong personalities!
    love it!!


  134. Gracie Pistol

    March 23, 2011 at 9:09 am

    I adore this photo so much that I just HAD to draw it. I hope you like it Mr Sartorialist.


  135. Sara

    March 23, 2011 at 9:13 am


  136. pinky

    March 23, 2011 at 9:44 am

    regal and elegant. great attitude.
    wish i knew her.

  137. Apparel Therapy

    March 23, 2011 at 10:10 am

    I adore lovely older ladies with a strong sense of style – the dame gets it!

  138. jackie

    March 23, 2011 at 10:20 am

    and that lipstick is perfect!

  139. Anonymous

    March 23, 2011 at 10:24 am

    She's so beautiful. The face my gaze wants to caress. – Jean

  140. choicesmultiple

    March 23, 2011 at 10:27 am

    What a lady, her lipstick and earrings are beautiful. Excellent shot!

  141. ;D:D

    March 23, 2011 at 10:44 am

    Love the beautiful mature faces this week, they are comforting to look at, you could say comfort food for the eyes. thank you,

  142. Saffa

    March 23, 2011 at 10:52 am

    love her watch!!

  143. Marisa Alma

    March 23, 2011 at 10:54 am

    A delightful surprise! I like the "antique" (elegant, fine-boned, classic) mixed with the modern: her interesting jewelry-the organic ring and earrings. Great photo and subject.

  144. Anonymous

    March 23, 2011 at 11:14 am

    Mrs. B is a true icon and her Kimberly McDonald jewels are simply stunning.

  145. Mila

    March 23, 2011 at 11:26 am

    Beautiful photo. This woman is such an elegant lady!


  146. Anonymous

    March 23, 2011 at 11:54 am

    …owner of Brown's in London…a fabulous lady who has a a real been a real force on the fashion scene.

  147. Anonymous

    March 23, 2011 at 11:58 am

    she is just gorgeous!

  148. Anonymous

    March 23, 2011 at 11:58 am

    Isn't it nice to see someone who's aged naturally and is all the more beautiful for it? I imagine it will be a rarity in the future.

  149. Anonymous

    March 23, 2011 at 12:18 pm

    Love Mrs. B!

  150. Anonymous

    March 23, 2011 at 12:39 pm

    Shopped her store's for years, its wonderful to see that in a world full of botox faces,,, that one can age elegantly with style and class! this is truly a Beautiful Woman inside and out.
    Scott, thank u for seeing that!

  151. Nan de Bil

    March 23, 2011 at 12:41 pm


  152. Victoria Regia

    March 23, 2011 at 12:51 pm

    She's stunning. I love the cheerful lilac lipstick against her bare skin. Her earrings are also amazing! I'm totally going to copy her!

  153. Isabelle Ljungblom

    March 23, 2011 at 1:09 pm

    Wow! I wish I'll be as elegant as that beautiful lady when I get old!

  154. Anonymous

    March 23, 2011 at 1:28 pm

    More of this Scott go find!

  155. Foteini P.

    March 23, 2011 at 1:45 pm

    Elegant and gracious!!She sets the best example for those who are afraid of geting old!!!

  156. SIMONE

    March 23, 2011 at 1:45 pm

    Elle est d'une beauté absolue!! merveilleuse!quelle grace! quel port!C'est la classe, l'elegance en personne. C'est une vraie inspiration de voir une femme vieillir avec dignité et sans recours aux bistouri et c'est d'ailleurs vachement plus beau à voir!


  157. proletarian Great Gatsby

    March 23, 2011 at 2:37 pm

    The beauty and elegance of a woman who shows her age,her good taste and style.Bravissima!Merçi Madame.

  158. Anonymous

    March 23, 2011 at 3:13 pm

    embrace yourself. absolutely stunning.

  159. Larisa

    March 23, 2011 at 4:35 pm

    I love her wrinkles.

  160. L.Holm

    March 23, 2011 at 5:18 pm

    oh so beautiful!

  161. DianaP

    March 23, 2011 at 5:30 pm

    what an elegance!

  162. Anonymous

    March 23, 2011 at 5:35 pm

    This is why I will never, not in 100 million years succumb to plastic surgery…is losing all sense of expression, all the years of your life that become written on your face…is it worth looking only nominally younger and with a paralyzed face? Methinks not. She's beautiful…and you can tell she has spent most of her life smiling…just how I'd like to look at this age…

  163. meg

    March 23, 2011 at 6:09 pm

    She is lovely. But its the jewelry that seals the deal. If you subtract that…you have lovely with bad lipcolor. Mental note- invest in good interesting jewelry. And wear it!

  164. John T

    March 23, 2011 at 6:35 pm

    So graceful! Love this woman

  165. Anonymous

    March 23, 2011 at 6:42 pm

    You have perfectly captured the glorious beauty and style that comes with age. It is a nice balance to the trendy young people you more often feature. Out with the young and in with the "persons of a certain age".

  166. Anonymous

    March 23, 2011 at 7:08 pm

    I can only hope to look this good when I am her age.

  167. sherie'

    March 23, 2011 at 7:33 pm


  168. sherie'

    March 23, 2011 at 7:34 pm

    those eyes…

  169. Anonymous

    March 23, 2011 at 8:09 pm

    Beauté et élégance!

  170. Raymond

    March 23, 2011 at 8:37 pm

    Style and personality never go out of fashion. Stanley

  171. Anonymous

    March 23, 2011 at 9:07 pm

    how beautiful is it to see an older woman without any sort of cosmetic surgeries? this photo literally stopped me in my tracks! gorgeous.

  172. Littlest Owl

    March 23, 2011 at 9:54 pm

    I am a lover of all things black and gold, her earrings and ring are just the perfect stand out accessories, and don't get me started on her corral lips and wavy locks. I wish she was my grand-mama…

  173. Miss French Navy

    March 23, 2011 at 10:17 pm

    Age appropriate elegance. Such a rare find these days – however Mrs Burstein never gets it wrong!

  174. SPEAKcreativity

    March 23, 2011 at 10:23 pm

    What I love about this picture is the timelessness it portrays. She seems to have had all the jewelery for ages!

  175. victoria saulovich

    March 23, 2011 at 10:28 pm

    She's a stunning and beautiful woman. Victoria Saulovich

  176. Missy

    March 24, 2011 at 12:27 am

    Love this picture of a grand lady…. a lesson for the over-botoxed ones out there. Sorry.

  177. Marina :)

    March 24, 2011 at 1:40 am

    This is gorgeous… :)

  178. Anonymous

    March 24, 2011 at 3:44 am

    Such a beauty ! I want to be like her when i will be older ! So kind in her eyes, shy and rayonnante ! Sunny Side

  179. Anonymous

    March 24, 2011 at 4:45 am

    Wonderful jewelry!

  180. Zlata

    March 24, 2011 at 4:52 am

    I see Giovanna B. in this lady (my idol in a way ;)), when she grows old…so graceful and pretty, but still unique

  181. Anonymous

    March 24, 2011 at 6:38 am

    there is something really beautiful about this shot.

  182. Anonymous

    March 24, 2011 at 7:58 am

    gorgeous and graceful

  183. Gisèle Kitagawa

    March 24, 2011 at 8:10 am

  184. Allen

    March 24, 2011 at 10:27 am

    very rich looking – in a good way. many label-addicted fashion victims can learn a lot from this lady's style. we can only hope.

  185. Biser Sable

    March 24, 2011 at 11:24 am

    reaaly rich looking! the ring and the aerings are gorgeous… and this dark blue is wonderful! and the lipstick… oh, well, i'm not a fan of such colors, but it's definitely interesting. :)

  186. Anonymous

    March 24, 2011 at 12:02 pm

    She's 85 and a fashion retailing legend. An icon and supporter of style.

  187. sara rocha

    March 24, 2011 at 2:23 pm

    Reminds of my grandma, very stylish and elegant <3

  188. Jose

    March 24, 2011 at 2:46 pm

    I see that she's 85 yrs YOUNG, WOW! She's beautiful!

  189. indie.electronic.alternative.

    March 24, 2011 at 5:08 pm

    this is stunning. i can only pray to be that elegant when i'm her age. this is what old people are supposed to look like. i can appreciate an image of someone who has aged gracefully without giving in to the temptation of nipping, tucking and botoxing. wouldn't you rather go out like this? i know i would :)

  190. Dana

    March 24, 2011 at 7:23 pm

    I love Browns and she is absolutely stunning.

  191. jenbern

    March 24, 2011 at 10:14 pm

    It is so nice to see a photo like this of a woman who has aged so gracefully and naturally. I love how she is adventurous with her style. I imagine that she has some wonderful stories…

  192. Callaloo

    March 24, 2011 at 11:40 pm

    I hope she sees her beauty when she looks in the mirror. Also, great lipstick colour, and jewellery! Gorgeous!

  193. Anonymous

    March 25, 2011 at 2:37 am

    A portrait of aristocracy. And I love her near-red eyes. She looks at us but is nevertheless far aloof

  194. Anonymous

    March 25, 2011 at 4:01 am

    Simply… THE BEST!!!!!!!!!! pepe

  195. Tonni

    March 25, 2011 at 10:48 am

    My favorite photo for so many reasons! She is truly stunning and I wouldn't change a thing!

  196. Krisbliss

    March 25, 2011 at 1:59 pm

    This is just way too fierce, beyond my comprehension. This woman is werking! I hope to be fierce when I get older.



  197. Anonymous

    March 25, 2011 at 2:51 pm

    I see all the wonderful comments regarding ageing gracefully, as nature intended. It takes guts and courage to walk away from chemicals and surgical instruments. Bravo to you for finding the beauty in experience and to wearing an interesting life on the face. I hope these images give everyone the strength to let life happen and live with gusto!

  198. Anonymous

    March 25, 2011 at 7:23 pm

    if only to be that beautiful when i am old.

    thank you for that today.

  199. Annie

    March 25, 2011 at 7:58 pm

    what a lovely lipstick shade on her

  200. todd

    March 25, 2011 at 9:36 pm

    more is more. she is ca$h.

  201. Anonymous

    March 25, 2011 at 11:09 pm

    I love the lip color!!

  202. Anonymous

    March 25, 2011 at 11:23 pm

    Bella Bella Bella — This is the only photo that has stopped me cold in my tracks — enough so to leave a comment! This is what a Queen looks like! A real Queen that has lived life that regrets nothing, that doesn't give a damn! What light! Thank you so much for this inspiration of beauty!

  203. cashmere girl

    March 26, 2011 at 8:45 am

    Beautiful ;)

  204. Anonymous

    March 26, 2011 at 3:00 pm

    wowwwww!i just wasn't able to take my eyes of this picture!such a genuine lady with a lot of wisdom to share with the rest of us through her eyes!

  205. YazmiinAktar

    March 26, 2011 at 3:52 pm

    she has a very warm and friendly face, theres a lot of depth to this image.

  206. P N

    March 27, 2011 at 3:03 am

    What a beautiful lady. Love the jewelry

  207. tullelle

    March 27, 2011 at 6:28 am

    simply classy. so beautiful and look at that ring! enough beauty here and there are so few colors involved…


  208. sacramento

    March 27, 2011 at 8:57 am

    I am so glad that not everybody you shoot is not young and beautiful.
    I adore this pic, because apart from beauty I can see her soul.

  209. Maryanne

    March 27, 2011 at 1:20 pm

    ippolita black onyx teardrop earrings.
    cartier ballon bleu watch.
    and a gorgeous vintage tiffany gold bracelet…

  210. Anonymous

    March 27, 2011 at 10:22 pm

    Like a fine wine.

  211. Abbey

    March 27, 2011 at 11:22 pm

    My favourite pic to date!

  212. GL

    March 28, 2011 at 11:06 am

    apart from one anonymous comment, no one seems to know who Mrs B is! I'm surprised! More people like her are needed in the fashion industry.

  213. Anonymous

    March 28, 2011 at 11:21 am

    Forget the young fashionistas with their inexperience…this is classy at it's peak. Top shot. Thanks for sharing.

  214. Julia

    March 28, 2011 at 3:29 pm

    Tres chic! How gorgeous she is makes me hopeful for my own aging future.

  215. Jessica

    March 28, 2011 at 8:08 pm

    She is living proof that we all get the face we deserve.

    She just looks so very kind, and her beauty has stuck with her because of it, I'm sure.

  216. manchester escorts

    March 28, 2011 at 9:21 pm

    She looks amazing!

  217. Anonymous

    March 29, 2011 at 1:36 pm

    She's so elegant and classy, the best thing about her outlift is the jewelery but the best thing about the photo is thoose smart eyes and the fabulous smile she has. It seems she's had an amazing and passionate life.

  218. Dorota

    March 29, 2011 at 1:52 pm

    I can't take my eyes off her – she's so charming

  219. The Styley

    March 29, 2011 at 3:36 pm

    Oh my god, that ring. Lovely.

  220. smokey onix

    March 29, 2011 at 11:06 pm

    she is beautiful, her lip color look lovely and the jewerly too




  221. Sophistafunk

    March 29, 2011 at 11:53 pm

    This is class.

  222. Anonymous

    March 30, 2011 at 1:00 pm

    Thank you! This lovely shot gives me courage as a woman entering a time where life is really beginning to show (notice I do not say 'age') on my face and body. I wore this shade of lip colour in my twenties…and loved it! I gave it up years ago, thinking about 'age' and appropriateness. bah! Your lovely photography has made me revaluate my discriminatory practices. On colour, on wrinkles and the wear and wearing of a life. Really!

  223. Anonymous

    March 30, 2011 at 7:03 pm

    This is the first time I've left a comment. I love this picture! When I saw it, my immediate reaction was, "Someday!" I've brought up her picture every day since you first posted it, as inspiration for me.

  224. Leah/ The Farm, The Sea and The Big City

    March 31, 2011 at 11:17 am

    Very elegant and kind-looking. I wish to grow up like her.

  225. ivy lee

    March 31, 2011 at 2:01 pm

    Love it!

  226. Walking around with a scapel

    April 12, 2011 at 12:36 pm

    Ok, noted…Purple lippy :) Love the bold accessories. So important to have key pieces. Really does finish the look nicely. EDUCATION.

  227. Gillian Davenport

    April 13, 2011 at 3:39 am

    Her eyes are full of wisdom. Loving the bling!

  228. Anonymous

    April 24, 2011 at 6:30 pm

    She looks so…so…awesome…

    ~ivy m.

  229. Mickaylee

    May 2, 2011 at 5:38 pm

    I love that this gracious-looking older woman is wearing lipstick that's bolder,brighter and more original than anything I've seen on all the arty hipsters in town (Minneapolis). WANT. But it's probably not for red heads :(.

    Actually, now that I' looking closer (couldn't stop looking at the lipstick) she makes a lot of very bold choices without going over the top – love the earings and rings too.

  230. play read club

    May 5, 2011 at 7:21 pm

    Bella! Bella!

  231. Linnea Ark

    June 26, 2011 at 5:47 pm

    Beautiful! and that ring is gorgeous!

  232. Bibby

    July 6, 2011 at 8:47 am

    Mrs Burstein is July's Today I'm Wearing guest on VOGUE.COM, you can see all her lovely outfits so far here:

  233. Bibby

    July 21, 2011 at 11:09 am

  234. Gunn White

    August 28, 2011 at 1:30 pm

    A LADY with STYLE!
    A superb photo!

  235. Marika Lyon

    November 17, 2011 at 4:12 am

    Timeless class…an aristocratic style of today!

  236. joanna

    November 22, 2011 at 2:27 am

    Beautiful lady!

  237. Bill

    May 10, 2012 at 6:24 pm

    A stunning woman and a beautiful photograph!

  238. Kara Baehren

    July 11, 2012 at 3:34 pm

    What a Beauty with radiating eyes from the inner and wonderful wrinkels from a great ageless lived life. Hat off great Lady

  239. Eva

    July 17, 2012 at 7:24 am

    Beautiful. She has reminds me of Mrs. Bagnes, my second grade teacher, with her kind eyes and sense of style.

  240. Barbara

    September 25, 2013 at 5:54 pm

    Always so elegant.

  241. Lisbet

    March 13, 2014 at 7:33 am

    I love her lines and her ear rings matches her eyes beautifully.

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