Wednesday, February 27, 2008

On the Steps…Grand Palais, Paris


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  1. Jilly

    February 27, 2008 at 6:30 pm

    Style personified.

  2. Luiza

    February 27, 2008 at 6:32 pm


  3. Lynne

    February 27, 2008 at 6:34 pm

    Great shot! Love the frosty hues,and she’s just divine!

  4. Lynne

    February 27, 2008 at 6:36 pm

    Thanks Scott, for showing stylish women of a certain age and not rendering us invisable!

  5. Anonymous

    February 27, 2008 at 6:36 pm

    she looks like an angel :)

  6. Le Bouton

    February 27, 2008 at 6:49 pm

    the difference between paris and the rest of the world.

  7. odilean

    February 27, 2008 at 6:55 pm

    magnificent. As soon as I go grey, I am dying my hair that shade. So many older women dye their hair the color that it used to be when they were younger and it can work to age them. She is as timeless as those columns in the background. I love her mona lisa smirk, too. She must have loved you! Was she a great subject to shoot?

  8. Reepicheepers

    February 27, 2008 at 7:09 pm

    She’s lovely…I hope to look like that in about 30 years!

  9. cassaundra

    February 27, 2008 at 7:14 pm

    isn’t she beautiful – and her coat is gorgeous! really .. quite the perfect winter piece.

  10. Iheartfashion

    February 27, 2008 at 7:19 pm

    Beautiful and classic.

  11. Anonymous

    February 27, 2008 at 7:27 pm

    Gracefully aging. Love the scarf and the colour of her lipstick.

  12. lovely lady lessy.

    February 27, 2008 at 7:33 pm

    she is beautiful. really, really beautiful.

    i’m loving the fact that she lets her hair gray instead of dying it to what it used to be. her confidence really shows.

  13. Anonymous

    February 27, 2008 at 7:35 pm

    Purrrrr-fect! She’s not just timeless and elegant, she’s kinda saucy. She’s a vixen!

  14. simplyolive

    February 27, 2008 at 8:12 pm

    what a stylish “old gal”…
    (& i mean that in a good way!)

  15. INFJ

    February 27, 2008 at 8:40 pm

    I love how monochromatic this shot is- right down to her hair. She is so beautiful!

  16. savvylondon

    February 27, 2008 at 8:57 pm

    she’s exquisite

  17. Anonymous

    February 27, 2008 at 9:50 pm

    she’s so reserved – head wrapped, hands tucked, no feet showing. makes one notice her great legs even more. “can’t touch this” could be her mantra – in a nice way.

  18. Anonymous

    February 27, 2008 at 9:51 pm

    this woman is a superb example of what it means to age gracefully. if only women in America could look at this and realize that they do not need a nip and a tuck to look good as they get older. she is a woman of great style.

  19. joy

    February 27, 2008 at 9:54 pm

    le bouton said it all.

    She is so beautiful….forgetting about the outfit for a second, look at her posture. Even sitting down she carries herself like a queen, no hunched shuffling old lady here. I PRAY to look this good when I’m her age. And I’m just in love with the toggle coat.

  20. runway today

    February 27, 2008 at 9:54 pm

    I love how she was not afraid to choose light colors. Her face pops out really nice.

  21. Anonymous

    February 27, 2008 at 10:28 pm

    I am 58: thanks for posting photos of the younger women.


  22. Anonymous

    February 27, 2008 at 10:38 pm

    she looks amazing, and what shapely attractive knees she has especially on an older woman. fantastic!

  23. Anonymous

    February 27, 2008 at 11:03 pm

    Stunning. Who is she?

  24. Anonymous

    February 27, 2008 at 11:08 pm

    She is illustrating the difference between fashion and style.

  25. photolexx

    February 27, 2008 at 11:34 pm

    When I grow old, I hope I’m half as fabulous as this woman.

  26. Bella07

    February 28, 2008 at 12:19 am

    . . the peaking hair to her amused her pale subtle lips beautiful complexion and face…. and that coat.. all perfectly blend with the Grand Palais… she is part of the 20th century art nouveau architecture..

    your shot is perfect. the color…the color.

  27. Françoise

    February 28, 2008 at 12:21 am

    Snow White! She looks peaceful and happy The duffle coat is my favorite type of coat. She is elegant. Pure moment.

  28. Anonymous

    February 28, 2008 at 12:36 am

    She is wonderful… in 40 years, I hope hope hope I can be anywhere close to a beautiful and stylish as she is!

  29. Anonymous

    February 28, 2008 at 12:53 am


  30. Diana

    February 28, 2008 at 2:47 am

    I have a funny feeling to watch her.
    Like she is not from this earth.
    Supernatural. Perhaps a fairy or an angel….
    It would be nice to see more color around her face.

  31. Anonymous

    February 28, 2008 at 2:53 am

    She’s so divine, who is she ?

    She seems so “romanesque” ….

    Thank’s for that moment of grace and …intelligence!

  32. Gabriela

    February 28, 2008 at 4:03 am

    I’m touched by this picture, Sart. So much beauty together: from the columns to that lady’s peaceful and wise smile, her pose, the coat, the hair, the shawl… There is a marvelous story floating in this picture’s atmosphere.

  33. Kits

    February 28, 2008 at 4:17 am


  34. Lucy

    February 28, 2008 at 4:47 am

    What a stunner! There is something a bit snow queen here and it is wonderful.

    I like the fact she chose a duffle coat rather than something more formal. If she had gone for the more “grown up” coat I think that could have made it look just too frosty and reserved.

  35. igetit!

    February 28, 2008 at 5:29 am

    She is a true beauty. Your photo does her great justice.

  36. Anonymous

    February 28, 2008 at 5:31 am

    less about the clothes, more about the face and the subtle, confident makeup.

  37. Carolina Lange

    February 28, 2008 at 5:43 am


  38. adda

    February 28, 2008 at 5:47 am

    Pure class, style & beauty Reminiscent of Grace Kelly. More of this please!

  39. lynn

    February 28, 2008 at 6:53 am

    She looks incredible. Fasionable and elegant. Lovely.

  40. ama

    February 28, 2008 at 7:05 am

    There’s no way to comment this lady. Can’t find words.

  41. Butch

    February 28, 2008 at 7:20 am

    What do you wear when you’re of a certaim age, and–thank, you, Jesus–you’ve allowed yor white hair to rrmain so?

    You dress and look like this. Brilliant!

  42. Stylesalvage Steve

    February 28, 2008 at 8:45 am

    Wow, if I spend my sunset years with a wife like that I will a truly happy man! There is a danger with the colour palette for her to appear a little cold and severe but somehow she avids it and looks beautiful.

  43. Maya

    February 28, 2008 at 9:38 am

    Beautiful woman, beautiful outfit, and the subtle colours of the picture are perfect. I’m 58 and facing the dilemma – go gray or not? Silver-gray looks great, salt&pepper (which is my case) – I’m not so sure…

  44. Secret Diary

    February 28, 2008 at 11:02 am

    effortless, timeless, gorgeous

  45. riodjomama

    February 28, 2008 at 11:15 am

    she is gorgeous. white hair coupled with a warm white coat. like she brought the winter.

  46. Anonymous

    February 28, 2008 at 11:28 am

    Love. She is beautiful and classic. Oil of Olay must work :-)

  47. Leah

    February 28, 2008 at 11:39 am

    I read an article recently about how French women like to change their basic wardrobe of black, gray and red to one based on creams, browns and pinks as they age. This is the best example of why that philosophy works. Her pink lipstick picks up the color of her scarf and the creams and browns are so flattering. Perfect. One of my favorite fashion shots ever.

  48. Anonymous

    February 28, 2008 at 11:41 am

    I am sending this picture to my mother, ASAP! You don’t look at this woman and think “she must have been beautiful when she was younger.” You just think, “this woman is beautiful!” So much style!

  49. Anonymous

    February 28, 2008 at 11:47 am

    I’m a “boomer” model here in Paris and I think she is also with my agency, for “boomers and seniors”. It’s so great to see you feature this photo. She gives any twenty year old a run for their money.

  50. Anonymous

    February 28, 2008 at 12:00 pm

    she is beautiful

  51. reverend dick

    February 28, 2008 at 12:08 pm

    Boomin’ Granny. Love those knee high boots and short skirt! GRRRRRRRRRR.

  52. Anonymous

    February 28, 2008 at 12:37 pm

    Ohh, ach, ahh! No more left to say.

  53. Anonymous

    February 28, 2008 at 12:40 pm

    She blows me away! Stunning! She is incredibly beautiful. Love that coat and scarf. I’ve never figured out how to wear a scarf like that and have everything stay in place. It looks like she has mastered it. I find her incredibly inspiring and I bow to her mad skills.

  54. Lisa

    February 28, 2008 at 12:42 pm

    Class and style. I love how she’s owning that grey hair.

  55. Anonymous

    February 28, 2008 at 12:57 pm

    The cream color coat and rosy makeup seem to shout that winter is almost over!

  56. Paul Pincus

    February 28, 2008 at 12:59 pm

    This photograph is so beautiful. This lady is so incredibly beautiful. There is such harmony here. One of my all time favourites!

  57. Lucy

    February 28, 2008 at 1:42 pm

    Why why why oh why can’t I be French? She’s wonderful and her outfit is the perfect complement to her coloring. Absolutely brill.

  58. Julie

    February 28, 2008 at 1:57 pm

    I want to be the same when I’m older !

  59. Anne Corrons

    February 28, 2008 at 2:29 pm

    Fabulous white look!

  60. Anne_022196

    February 28, 2008 at 2:56 pm

    wow!!looks cool…i like the style..

  61. Anonymous

    February 28, 2008 at 4:38 pm

    tres francaise. ce n’est pas une look tres fashion mais vraiment elle personnifiet l’ame de la mode parisienne.

  62. beck

    February 28, 2008 at 5:37 pm


    i hope to look this fantastic once i am older. beautiful photo.

  63. PrĂŞt-Ă -Porter P

    February 28, 2008 at 7:09 pm


  64. Anonymous

    February 28, 2008 at 8:28 pm

    Beautiful. I love that she has that French overbite, wide-set eyes and high cheeckbones.

  65. Ischia Ragazzo

    February 28, 2008 at 8:29 pm

    I wish that people wouldn’t say ‘when I get to her age I wish I looked that good’. Apart from being an insult IMHO can you imagine her being unattractive at 21? I don’t think so. Unfortunately boys and girls you either have it or you don’t. This lady has it.

  66. Robin

    February 28, 2008 at 8:31 pm

    Beautiful. Simple. Very French, with the overbite, wide-set eyes and high, full cheeckbones.

  67. Anonymous

    February 28, 2008 at 10:22 pm

    Elle est si jolie!

  68. Turling

    February 28, 2008 at 10:45 pm


  69. pearlescent

    February 28, 2008 at 11:03 pm

    I like how she teamed up a casual coat with dressier items.. She gives off an aura of respect..

  70. pikake

    February 28, 2008 at 11:36 pm

    I’m dying to see all of her boots!

    I love her coat and scarf. What a beauty.

  71. Anonymous

    February 29, 2008 at 12:47 am

    Simply wonderful. Her outfit is as classic as the architecture surrounding her.

  72. Anonymous

    February 29, 2008 at 2:47 am

    This photo stands out for color, composition, and the fact she is gorgeous.

    Chronologically speaking it is refreshing to see someone over 30 owning their look. Gorgeous! Loving the impish smirk/smile.

  73. igetit!

    February 29, 2008 at 4:48 am

    Bravo ischia ragazzo – I couldn’t agree more!

  74. Helena

    February 29, 2008 at 8:02 am

    This is so beautiful, and makes me less scared of the fact that I one day also shall be over 30. I have always loved white hair. Gorgeus.

  75. Anonymous

    February 29, 2008 at 9:13 am

    I wish that I´ll look like that when older… wonderful!

  76. Lydia

    February 29, 2008 at 9:22 am

    so beautiful that i stared at her for so long!

  77. Alice Olive

    February 29, 2008 at 9:23 am

    So beautiful. I love the icy white palette. Uber cool. Great shot.

  78. Liz

    February 29, 2008 at 9:58 am

    and THIS is why I long to move to Paris…

  79. Maya

    February 29, 2008 at 10:46 am

    I noticed that a picture of a stylish older woman usually genarates many complements (which is nice) and comments “I wish I would look that good at her age”. Well, what is stopping you? Take care of yourself, don’t be a fashion victim/slave, develop your own style, and you’ll be fine. Nobody will force you into a pastel sweats or bad plastic surgery on your 40 birthday! You also don’t have to be French…although it may help…a bit;-)

  80. Pandora

    February 29, 2008 at 10:59 am

    I agree with Ischia Ragazzo. I’m sure she was stunnningly beautiful at any stage of life. She looks like the ghost of Amelie’s grandmother.

  81. f l u t t e r punch

    February 29, 2008 at 11:30 am

    the paddington coat, the perfect complexion, the neutral neutral color palette…what a natural angel.

  82. Anonymous

    February 29, 2008 at 12:58 pm

    On behalf of those who have let their gray shine through, thank you.

  83. Anonymous

    February 29, 2008 at 1:14 pm

    As a woman of a certain age myself, I am so pleased to see my age group (and beyond) featured here. She is truly a portrait of self-pride. She isn’t panic-stricken over her years–she’s celebrating them by drawing attention to her coloring, not fighting it. Le Printemps en l’hiver…tres, tres chic!

  84. Anonymous

    February 29, 2008 at 1:57 pm

    That lipstick is perfect, elevating, and expert.

  85. trirrafael

    February 29, 2008 at 2:10 pm


  86. Going Gray

    February 29, 2008 at 6:03 pm

    absolutely stunning!

  87. Anonymous

    February 29, 2008 at 7:36 pm

    She is gorgeous, and what perfect style.

  88. Anonymous

    March 1, 2008 at 1:11 am

    What a lesson here…… she looks simple and modern and timeless and elegant and the clothing doesn’t scream “Designer of the moment!” and there’s no “it” bag anywhere around — she just looks comfortable in her own skin and beautiful — and what man wouldn’t fall in love with her as he passed by?

  89. Anonymous

    March 1, 2008 at 3:18 am

    Did her boots have high or low heels? This is quite important.

  90. jkh

    March 1, 2008 at 5:42 am

    (plus another arist’s shot… more models like this and your star will never sink)

  91. Mushu

    March 1, 2008 at 5:49 am

    Wow… this is what I call ELEGANCE. *bows*

  92. Anonymous

    March 1, 2008 at 4:10 pm

    everything about this woman is perfection.
    the photograph really complements everything: what she is wearing, the background.
    the black stalkings and boots work well with the creams and the grays.
    beautiful work.

  93. IA_mstillhere

    March 1, 2008 at 4:26 pm

    This, folks, is what’s known as aging gracefully. You don’t have to look like a frump, or like you’re stuck in the past (80s/70s/60s/50s, take your pick), or like you’re trying to keep up with your kids and grandkids (tres declasse). You just have to choose clothes and styles that work with you and not against you.

    I completely agree that this woman has genetics (and I’m guessing environment) on her side but there’s no reason why any woman of any age can’t look stylish and appropriate if she takes the time to do her homework. It doesn’t have to cost a lot of money, either.

    Seriously, Sart…if you ever publish a book of your photos, you MUST MUST include this one. I will snap it up in a hot minute.

  94. Anonymous

    March 2, 2008 at 2:45 am

    Thanks for giving us something to aspire to. She is beautiful and incredible.

  95. Olimpia Liberti

    March 2, 2008 at 1:48 pm

    love ton sur ton

  96. Anonymous

    March 2, 2008 at 6:19 pm

    …speechless..even after 5 min gazing at her i still can’t find the words to describe what i see..

  97. Zelmarific

    March 2, 2008 at 10:25 pm

    what a beautiful woman!

  98. 84RKR

    March 3, 2008 at 12:53 am

    i love this shot. it is my opinion that we can all look great at any age, and with any income. it’s all about simplicity and class.

    just to reiterate what people have already said, she could not have done anything better than let her gray hair shine! i LOVE gray hair… and have thought about dying my hair gray on occasion… and i’m a 23 yr old guy. HAHA

  99. Anonymous

    March 3, 2008 at 7:47 pm

    Yes, she does look great – apart from all the make-up. It looks over done, and like it’s going to mark her coat. I doubt she really needs any. Is it really just me who thinks its too much?

  100. Anonymous

    March 3, 2008 at 7:50 pm


  101. Anonymous

    March 5, 2008 at 1:26 pm

    Nice and gentle colors on an older lady.

  102. Anonymous

    March 5, 2008 at 3:26 pm

    she’s the woman I want to be when I grow old

  103. Anonymous

    March 5, 2008 at 5:27 pm

    Simply stunning

  104. brando

    March 5, 2008 at 5:50 pm

    This is how you wish your grandmother was, eternally young and (fashionably, culturally) forward but still sweet. You know she probably spoils her grandkids with trips to museums and the like.

  105. Marie-Laure

    March 6, 2008 at 3:06 am

    So chic for her age ! I love the pic

  106. Anonymous

    March 6, 2008 at 4:08 am

    effortless simple that transcends grace

  107. Anonymous

    March 7, 2008 at 7:37 am

    What an amazing woman! Love this photo!

  108. jeanette

    March 8, 2008 at 3:53 am

    I’d be damn proud if my grandmama looked like that. She looks amazing, her clothes just enhance her elegance, and thats what clothes are supposed to do. Fantastic.

  109. Anonymous

    March 11, 2008 at 3:36 pm

    I love the way she’s playing up her white hair. I don’t think she looks angelic – i think she looks like a woman who BITES. Truly angelic looks are rarely beatiful if you’re over 15, in my opinion.

    Snowwhite grown old and distinct and interesting.
    With truly great legs.

  110. Anonymous

    March 14, 2008 at 4:13 pm

    Great style, but in need of more color, since she only has white,grey and cream on, including her hair.

  111. Kelly Snelling

    March 14, 2008 at 8:01 pm

    perfection. she makes me want to grab a canvas and paint her portrait pronto.

  112. jana

    March 16, 2008 at 9:45 am


  113. Crystal

    March 17, 2008 at 3:44 am

    She looks like royalty!

  114. Hayah

    March 17, 2008 at 11:56 am

    Beautiful shot!

  115. victorine meurent

    March 17, 2008 at 5:09 pm

    As somebody who is teetering on the edge of middle age (if I live to be 90)I say let’s just call her beautiful and leave it like that.

  116. Anonymous

    April 23, 2008 at 7:56 am

    I don’t want to look like her when I’m old. I want to look like her NOW! I don’t care if I’m only 30. NOW!

  117. Anonymous

    September 12, 2008 at 11:01 am

    Foxy mama. I love the confident Mona Lisa smile.

  118. Ivy

    September 25, 2008 at 9:42 am

    tres belle, angelesque…

  119. Aoife Kelly-Cooney

    November 22, 2008 at 2:04 pm

    quelle dame!

  120. penk

    November 25, 2008 at 2:45 pm

    she is absolutely stunning. i love it when an old lady comes out with such refined style. thumbs up.

  121. Anonymous

    December 21, 2009 at 5:27 pm

    This woman is absolutely stunning. <3 I love everything in this photo from refined style to her elegant coat and scarf to her playful expression and gorgrous hair. Gosh. I wish that I can age this gracefully. Absolutely divine.

  122. Anonymous

    May 25, 2010 at 2:15 pm

    she just looks so french!

  123. orphansparrow

    June 8, 2011 at 6:48 pm

    she's so beautiful! i love all the white with the white hair. she looks so relaxed and confident~

  124. irina

    October 27, 2011 at 6:17 am

    Wow! she’s just lovely! so…refined

  125. Wendy Carlos Williams

    December 8, 2011 at 4:40 pm

    One of your best photos ever!

  126. Lisa

    May 22, 2012 at 2:11 am

    I want to be her

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