Monday, November 14, 2011

On the Scene….Countess Marta Marzotto, Paris


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  1. cousublake

    November 14, 2011 at 8:14 am

    just from one of Fellini’s films… great

  2. The Photodiarist

    November 14, 2011 at 8:20 am

    Vibrant! Love the leopard!

  3. vasilieva

    November 14, 2011 at 8:34 am

    perfect leopard, phenomenal shot

  4. monkeyshines

    November 14, 2011 at 8:40 am

    cute photo! beautiful!


  5. Lauren

    November 14, 2011 at 8:46 am

    Joyous portrait!

    The Styleseer

  6. J Umm

    November 14, 2011 at 8:49 am

    The beauty is in her age.


  7. rare birds

    November 14, 2011 at 8:59 am

    Ok she is fabulous…the dress, the jewelry, the smile!!

  8. ophelia

    November 14, 2011 at 9:00 am

    Such a gorgeous necklace!

  9. debbie

    November 14, 2011 at 9:04 am

    Now we’re talking!! Finally, a beautiful mature woman, exquisitely dressed and full of life. The caftan and cross are to die for. I bet she has a million great stories to tell.

  10. Kompsotita

    November 14, 2011 at 9:10 am

    that cross looks amazing on the animal print kaftan!

  11. [email protected]

    November 14, 2011 at 9:12 am

    The neckless is amazing

  12. Aitana

    November 14, 2011 at 9:13 am

    i love her smile ;)


  13. Claire

    November 14, 2011 at 9:15 am

    Ammmaaaazzing – what a shot – what style x

  14. The life after

    November 14, 2011 at 9:19 am

    I don’t like the cross everywhere. It is not something cool in my opinion.

    The Life After

  15. Giada

    November 14, 2011 at 9:20 am

    She’s fab!!! She’s the image of energy and self-confidence!!
    Go, Marta!!


  16. Hilary

    November 14, 2011 at 9:25 am

    Now, that’s some serious style! She owns that caftan and jewelry!

  17. steve

    November 14, 2011 at 9:27 am

    You can’t fake a true smile…

  18. kwan

    November 14, 2011 at 9:30 am

    she looks amazing. and happy.


    November 14, 2011 at 9:31 am

    Nice caftan, i like her style

  20. Bohemian Style

    November 14, 2011 at 9:33 am

  21. Francesca

    November 14, 2011 at 9:35 am

    Fantastic! Frances

  22. teehee

    November 14, 2011 at 9:38 am

    she has such a great smile. it’s what makes the photo.

  23. Jordana @ White Cabana

    November 14, 2011 at 9:39 am

    She doesn’t shy away from boldness! What a happy and authentic smile.

  24. reid.damnit

    November 14, 2011 at 9:41 am

    Wonderful photo!

  25. Bridgette

    November 14, 2011 at 9:42 am

    This photo goes to show that you can be fabulous at any age.

  26. Mioara Roncea

    November 14, 2011 at 9:45 am

    This is a lady who’s wearing the dress and not the other way round.
    Thank you.

    Mioara Roncea.

  27. lola

    November 14, 2011 at 9:47 am

    why do ‘fashionable’ older ladies always seem to be wearing caftans? I think she looks great, and I do love her smile. But style-wise, it is certainly not a look I aspire to as I get older!

  28. Aimee

    November 14, 2011 at 9:48 am

    I ADORE this! Her accessories are perfectly oversized, the mix of animal prints, and her smile is infectious!
    I wish there were more like this lovely lady

  29. co-ordinate

    November 14, 2011 at 9:50 am

    A really beautiful photo. She has her own brilliant style !!! Please let us see more of the
    mature style conscious ladies in your photos….

  30. La ropa me vuelve loca

    November 14, 2011 at 9:52 am

    I love this picture!

    Besos desde ♥ La ropa me vuelve loca!

  31. Barbara

    November 14, 2011 at 9:52 am

    This photo makes me smile!

  32. dreana

    November 14, 2011 at 9:55 am

    Too much, earring and necklace like christmas tree ornaments, beds would be enough.

  33. Margarita

    November 14, 2011 at 9:57 am

    If I attempt to describe her outfit and her jewelry only with words it will not work. It will sound so kitschy and even trashy, BUT she makes it look so effortlessly chic, so elegant. This is simply phenomenal.

  34. jen

    November 14, 2011 at 10:02 am

    Pretty smile. I thought she was wearing a high end snuggie!

  35. eldiariodeltraje

    November 14, 2011 at 10:03 am

    Divina! Radiante ;-)

  36. Anna Louisa

    November 14, 2011 at 10:19 am

    Yes! Your pictures of older men and women are always my favorite…and I’m only 23 :)

  37. Marcel Da Chump

    November 14, 2011 at 10:23 am

    She was the muse of the painter Renato Guttuso. The above link is to a Helmut Newton photograph of the Countess in her garden, posing along side a Guttoso portrait she inspired.

  38. kitchen afternoon

    November 14, 2011 at 10:41 am

    ooooh, I have always wanted to be a countess!

  39. berenger

    November 14, 2011 at 10:43 am

    WOW is my first reaction – what an amazing woman, then yeah, actually, her style isn’t to my taste. But she makes it look astounding. She would look good in a bin bag…

  40. Charlotte Wilder

    November 14, 2011 at 10:50 am

    Oh my god, her face. Such openness! What a phenomenal photograph.

  41. blue roses

    November 14, 2011 at 10:51 am

    laden with heavy and rich jewels, their solid nature exuding exotic perfume, she laughs, mouth open and beaming.

  42. Petra

    November 14, 2011 at 10:54 am

    Love her style….
    Great photo.

  43. Big M

    November 14, 2011 at 11:05 am

    Love, love love this pix. What a wonderful way to start the week. I want to be her in a few years. What joie de vivre!

  44. annabella

    November 14, 2011 at 11:12 am

    Why wasn’t I invited to that party? The countesses’ countinence is spectacular! She “fills a room” in that wonderful way with her fabulous smile, happy eyes, sparkling warm persona and masterful style. Absolutely love every single thing about her ensemble. Brilliant, and beautiful.

    I am always and ever available for chats parties, lunches, dinners, teas , balls, fashion shows, shopping , passagiata with the Countess. What a sparkling, fun companion she would be for any of the above!

    Delightful and Delovely!

  45. Luci

    November 14, 2011 at 11:12 am

    Pretty sweet shot of a legend.
    Absolutely amazing in person too!

  46. Photos from...

    November 14, 2011 at 11:17 am

    She look so happy, made me smile..

  47. [email protected] ★

    November 14, 2011 at 11:18 am

    how gorgeous is she?! i love her printed dress and that necklace!
    xx ~ k

  48. Magdalena

    November 14, 2011 at 11:21 am

    What energy comes from her… she is so beautiful!

  49. Kathleen

    November 14, 2011 at 11:29 am

    thank you for showing a beautiful, elegant older woman!

  50. Cahill

    November 14, 2011 at 11:39 am

    Wow! She is amazing!


    November 14, 2011 at 11:41 am

  52. (@Tokyofaces)

    November 14, 2011 at 12:07 pm

    Refreshing to see some mature women too. Her style is as amazing as her smile!

    Tokyo streetstyle:

  53. Caitlin

    November 14, 2011 at 12:08 pm


    November 14, 2011 at 12:15 pm

    sempre grande!

    visit my lifestyle blog!

  55. antique engagement rings

    November 14, 2011 at 12:31 pm

    Love the earrings!

  56. Sue

    November 14, 2011 at 12:33 pm

    Marcel thank you for that link! Her face and smile hint at the life she has and is leading but you gave us a peek. She has many more such stories and secrets too I am sure! Beautiful woman and beautiful photo.

  57. valeria

    November 14, 2011 at 12:35 pm

    I adore Marta!!! Here in Italy she is a trademark!!!! xoxo from Rome

  58. Coco

    November 14, 2011 at 12:35 pm

    Yowza! She’s fantastic!

  59. Name*

    November 14, 2011 at 12:49 pm

    What joyfull energy! I love this portrait!

  60. Courteney

    November 14, 2011 at 12:53 pm

    Beautiful! What a great smile!

  61. clara Turbay

    November 14, 2011 at 12:56 pm

    Great picture for an elegant signora!

  62. Sarah

    November 14, 2011 at 12:57 pm

    Simply fabulous! Role model.

  63. Affordable Wedding Rings

    November 14, 2011 at 12:58 pm

    I love that necklace… It’s so beautiful

  64. proletarian Great Gatsby

    November 14, 2011 at 12:59 pm

    That is a natural smile!

  65. Aster

    November 14, 2011 at 1:00 pm

    A beautiful, sensuous woman. She looks like she would be fun and interesting to get to know. That she would have more than a few stories to tell and that she radiates her own confident style. The best accessory of all is her genuine smile.

  66. bambi

    November 14, 2011 at 1:03 pm

    Gorgeoussss, stop plastic surgery

  67. silviainvenice

    November 14, 2011 at 1:08 pm

    this is italian beauty!

  68. Miss L

    November 14, 2011 at 1:16 pm

    amazing! Love her jewellry!

  69. Claudia Zander

    November 14, 2011 at 1:17 pm

    la classe non é acqua

  70. Juanita

    November 14, 2011 at 1:18 pm

    Well, she looks just sensational but also looks like she knows how to laugh and enjoy life. Can we BAN the word ‘mature’ – it is so ghastly!!! In no way does it describle this lady either! x

  71. Emanuel I.

    November 14, 2011 at 1:25 pm

    LIKE IT!!!
    STYLE is edgeless!
    She seems so happy!

    Thank you for showing!


  72. Lauren (BestTrendz)

    November 14, 2011 at 1:45 pm

    What an amazing shot! Her smile is so genuine it makes you smile, too. All that energy emanating from her is amazing.


  73. Ana G

    November 14, 2011 at 1:53 pm

    I want to look like her one day, so gorgeous and unlimited luxury .

  74. Igge

    November 14, 2011 at 2:04 pm

    What a lovely, lovely picture

  75. Serdane

    November 14, 2011 at 2:04 pm

    this print is just so lovely and shining… sweet pic

  76. Iliyana

    November 14, 2011 at 2:06 pm


    November 14, 2011 at 2:14 pm

    AMO ESTA FOTO!!!! que foto más feliz, más espontánea… entre el vestuario y la actitud, es una de mis foto favoritas! Estupenda ella, una sonrisa preciosa!!!! APLAUSO APLAUSO!

  78. ETC...

    November 14, 2011 at 2:37 pm

    Amazing photo! She is fabulous!


  79. takeachicpill

    November 14, 2011 at 2:53 pm

    the combination of glamour and ‘joie de vivre’ in this picture is mesmerizing

  80. Edoardo

    November 14, 2011 at 3:11 pm

    I love the animalier print!

  81. Kate

    November 14, 2011 at 3:14 pm

    Pure happiness. Is there anything more beautiful? :)


  82. Rosaria LGP

    November 14, 2011 at 3:14 pm

    She’s the one!

  83. jason

    November 14, 2011 at 3:27 pm

    incredible, more!

  84. maria

    November 14, 2011 at 3:36 pm

    what a beautiful woman! i love her bold outfit and her warm smile

  85. Agni

    November 14, 2011 at 3:37 pm

    What a beautiful photo! What a radiant person! Dear Countess, thank you for this wonderful smile.

  86. [email protected]

    November 14, 2011 at 3:43 pm

    leopard prints with the contrast of some bright bold color seems to be the in thing these days. I might try the same with my lowly little silk scarf in my closet. I’ve an idea to wear it something I’m about to cast on and knit.

  87. flysongbird

    November 14, 2011 at 3:47 pm

    your blog keeps getting more awesome every time!

  88. GiuliaC

    November 14, 2011 at 3:51 pm

    Oh, she’s lovely…. love leopard print on her!

  89. zma

    November 14, 2011 at 3:51 pm

    What a beautiful woman

  90. Philippe Philippe

    November 14, 2011 at 3:59 pm

    OH I LOVE HER !!
    she’s so fresh !!!!
    long life to her ;)

  91. Remy

    November 14, 2011 at 4:00 pm

    Thank you for your post and introducing me to Marta Marzotto. I didn’t know her but what a marvelous woman she is from what I see on internet.
    Greetings from Amsterdam.

  92. lily

    November 14, 2011 at 4:44 pm

    this is a GREAT shot of quite a fancy lady.

    Oh – Fancy That.

  93. Tony

    November 14, 2011 at 4:47 pm

    The frozen smile. It looks great in a photo, but live it’s scary.

  94. Elodie

    November 14, 2011 at 5:30 pm

    Oh my! She truly is just fabulous!
    Love the amazing jewellery and obvious sense of style, but mainly…. what a face! Proof that ageing gracefully, and with charm and pizzazz is not only possible, but compulsory.


  95. LUCIA

    November 14, 2011 at 5:50 pm

  96. Jackie

    November 14, 2011 at 6:08 pm

    Beautiful. I wish I knew her. She looks like a hoot. Great shot.

  97. gabriella sheffield

    November 14, 2011 at 6:21 pm

    love love love this shot, so chic and happy

  98. Miguel

    November 14, 2011 at 6:24 pm

    Impressive! Stylish, too! And yet, the most striking allegory of nowadays Europe. An inconsequence.

  99. Style Dilettante

    November 14, 2011 at 7:47 pm

    I love that everything she is wearing is bold and yet you notice the Countess first!

  100. izoomi

    November 14, 2011 at 7:55 pm

    what a big & happy smile!!!!!
    now i am smiling : ) : ) : )

  101. Rebecca

    November 14, 2011 at 9:47 pm

    Anna Maria della Russo in a couple of decades!

  102. Minty

    November 14, 2011 at 10:00 pm

    What a beautiful smile she’s got! Love it.

    x Minty

  103. kerrykerry

    November 14, 2011 at 11:05 pm

    Madame President of the Glorious, Lively, Wise, Zany, Grounded Club.

  104. joe t

    November 14, 2011 at 11:28 pm

    look at this face,, the joy of living comes shining thru!!!!! a real smile on a real face,,,, loving life,,, the way it should be,,

  105. mary

    November 15, 2011 at 1:20 am

    always beautiful photos on your blog!

  106. Patrick

    November 15, 2011 at 1:31 am

    Great in every possible way.

  107. Pi

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  108. Julian

    November 15, 2011 at 4:48 am

    If you are interested in the life of the Countess and her role as the muse of the painter Renato Gattuso, please read ‘Midnight In Sicily’ by Peter Robb. Great book, extraordinary story. The Countess is a motherfucker, in the best possible way.

  109. Fashionthroughtravel

    November 15, 2011 at 6:32 am

    She looks absolutely amazing! I love the print and the bold colored cross pendant.

  110. Nerea

    November 15, 2011 at 7:46 am

    This is just amaizing, she is so stylish. I want to be like her when I grow up!

  111. Mertxe Hernandez

    November 15, 2011 at 9:02 am

  112. Marika

    November 15, 2011 at 9:06 am

    The style of Marta is very very chic. Great Marta!

  113. VVV, Urban Confidential

    November 15, 2011 at 9:55 am

    Expressive, wise, confident… This is exactly why I I love photographing older faces… although I only get away with it in faraway countries! These are some of the most expressive faces I encountered in India:

    Hope you like them.

    xx VVV xx

    Urban Confidential

  114. c.o.a

    November 15, 2011 at 11:19 am

    What a necklace! Amazing

  115. Magda

    November 15, 2011 at 11:26 am

    I wish to look like her in her age!

  116. thefashionguitar

    November 15, 2011 at 11:45 am

    Her smile makes me happy :D

    XO Charlotte

  117. tallulah

    November 15, 2011 at 12:16 pm

    Such joie de vivre. Such energy and happiness radiates from her beautifully mature Self.

  118. AstorAdams

    November 15, 2011 at 3:07 pm

    With that smile, she has all the fashion she needs! Who can look past that amazing face! That confidence, self assuredness. Love it!!

  119. Charikleia

    November 15, 2011 at 5:04 pm

    Lovely! Happy and classy and so cool!

    Kisses from Greece!

  120. CBC

    November 15, 2011 at 6:37 pm

    9…….be Italian

  121. Ceci

    November 15, 2011 at 8:47 pm



    November 15, 2011 at 8:52 pm

    ohhh she is so cute!!!and very chic!!! Great shot!!

  123. Alfia

    November 15, 2011 at 9:20 pm

    What a cool lady!!!! Fantastic!!!! I wish to be happy like her. Love her and the picture. It’s a real pleasure to see pictures like this one. Thanks.

  124. enhanced diamonds

    November 16, 2011 at 7:12 am

    Healthy, happy and a fantastic photo!

  125. Sarah K

    November 16, 2011 at 10:43 am

    This photograph is stunning. There’s so much vibrance behind her smile, and she looks incredible!

  126. beau

    November 16, 2011 at 11:10 am

    utterly charming shot she is divine and so exultant!

  127. Nadia Rezende

    November 16, 2011 at 11:37 am

    Lovely, happy and beautiful lady…

  128. Corne

    November 18, 2011 at 4:34 am

    she’s the original Carrie Bradshaw – fabulous!

  129. Su

    November 29, 2011 at 8:18 am

    The new bling-bling selection.

  130. antimarzotto

    December 1, 2011 at 4:23 pm

    vecchia babbiona odiosa, vai a lavorare.

  131. kelun

    January 24, 2012 at 2:55 pm

    Thank you for your beautiful portraits of older women. It’s so exciting for us younger women to see these examples of stylish, fabulous, interesting women — gives us something to look forward to!

  132. elaine trouard

    May 29, 2012 at 1:42 am

    What a fabulous woman! She made me smile just viewing her photo. Would love to hear some of her stories.

  133. anna

    March 12, 2013 at 5:28 pm

    Love her smile and thanks for photographing older people

  134. areta

    October 30, 2015 at 3:35 pm

    è una donna straordinaria e radiosa.

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