Sunday, October 10, 2010

On the Street…Boulevard Voltaire, Paris


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  1. Jeremy

    October 10, 2010 at 8:42 am

    The knot on her belt is very elegant, and I love her silhouette. Beautiful.

  2. Eden

    October 10, 2010 at 8:44 am

    The color is amazing!Love that shade of pink and made in a trench looks even more amazing!

  3. sphisticate

    October 10, 2010 at 9:00 am

    vive la france!

  4. M.

    October 10, 2010 at 9:01 am

    Elegance is not a question of age

  5. lazyPanda

    October 10, 2010 at 9:03 am

    Like princess Leah turned grandma. Lovlieness.

  6. menina elegante

    October 10, 2010 at 9:04 am

    I love this!!! gorgeous! Her jacket is beautiful! I wish i can look that amazing when i'm older!

    menina elegante

  7. Anonymous

    October 10, 2010 at 9:04 am

    What a charming old lady! Love her trenchcoat.

  8. Ian

    October 10, 2010 at 9:08 am

    Amazing, I love the pale pink with matching bag. Her expression interests me more, however, piercing!

  9. Nicola

    October 10, 2010 at 9:16 am

    so elegant, i love.

  10. Des Histoires de Pieds...

    October 10, 2010 at 9:27 am

  11. sabthaglam

    October 10, 2010 at 9:33 am

    style turns into elegance with age


  12. FH

    October 10, 2010 at 9:36 am

    Elegant !!!

  13. lefistnoir

    October 10, 2010 at 9:51 am

    Aha! So this is what happened to Maria Von Trapp. She moved to Paris and spends her days roaming the boulevards looking impossibly chic in a strict governess sort of way. I worship at your pumps and pop socks! Love it.

  14. stilage vienna

    October 10, 2010 at 9:54 am

    I love it when "older" people have great style. Unfortunately here in Vienna most people over 50 don't seem to care what they're wearing…
    Her trench is exquisite, I love the color. And her hair is very special, too!

    <a href=">stilage vienna</a>

  15. Anonymous

    October 10, 2010 at 9:56 am

    Nice to see an elegant, but not stuffy-looking older woman and a different silhouette.

    I also am enjoying her skeptical look, or is it slightly disdainful?

  16. Mery

    October 10, 2010 at 9:58 am

    Like a German-looking Glenn Close! I love the coiffure and the length of the skirt and manteau. She seems to be from a different era. She oozes strange elegance.
    We need images like these to remind us to look and feel good and comfortable at any age.

  17. Freddie

    October 10, 2010 at 9:59 am

    Tres, Tres chic!

  18. Anna

    October 10, 2010 at 10:07 am

  19. Iz Andrew

    October 10, 2010 at 10:17 am

  20. Sara

    October 10, 2010 at 10:19 am

    I hope I look that good at that age!

  21. M. Roseleine

    October 10, 2010 at 10:24 am

    such grace and elegance to aspire to

  22. mic

    October 10, 2010 at 10:38 am

    WOW! Wow, wow, wow. She looks amazing.

  23. d.

    October 10, 2010 at 10:38 am


  24. DiamondVirgin

    October 10, 2010 at 10:40 am

    Nostalgie Nostalgie!

  25. Caddy

    October 10, 2010 at 10:43 am

    She carries this look with a softness and grace. The clothes seem so comfortable on her.

  26. Siblings

    October 10, 2010 at 10:47 am

    i love how older people dress! conservative and interesting. from another era.


    October 10, 2010 at 10:50 am

    I love cool granny…fab outfit

  28. Louise

    October 10, 2010 at 10:54 am

    I want to dress like that when I have white hair.

  29. K.Cyrus

    October 10, 2010 at 10:55 am

    Fashion has no age…It has no color…It has no Language..But Fashion do have a heart to love anyone, who loves' it.. – K.Cyrus


  30. C

    October 10, 2010 at 11:00 am

    I'm in awe! She has such strong features and that magical pink coat is just a wonderful combination.

  31. Taylor

    October 10, 2010 at 11:07 am

    What a classy lady…

  32. marc//bam

    October 10, 2010 at 11:12 am

    Totally agree with what Ian said about her piercing expression. It creates such a captivating contrast with the soft colors.

  33. Danielle

    October 10, 2010 at 11:16 am

  34. Alice

    October 10, 2010 at 11:17 am

    I really love when you take snaps of Ladies and Gentlemen~
    Style has no age! And maybe it's like wine, it just gets better with time.

    Tokyo Quadrille

  35. T.A.P.S.

    October 10, 2010 at 11:19 am

    I always wonder what happens to fashionistas when they grown old. Well, here's the answer. What great proportions and I love the A-line coat.

    check out my post today on vintage finds and Philly [email protected] CESTDEMODE.BLOGSPOT.COM


  36. Kristy

    October 10, 2010 at 11:33 am



    October 10, 2010 at 11:42 am

    I love the jacket/trench! It is beautiful. x

  38. vintage1944

    October 10, 2010 at 11:52 am

    A woman of a certain age.Marvelous.

  39. Anonymous

    October 10, 2010 at 11:55 am

    I know this bag it's DKNY croco effect

  40. Anonymous

    October 10, 2010 at 11:56 am

    She has so much class!!

  41. Couture

    October 10, 2010 at 12:04 pm

    JUST WONDERFUL! I love everything.

  42. Jau

    October 10, 2010 at 12:09 pm

    Super cool! Love the coat and teh puffyness of her skirt.

  43. Erica Love

    October 10, 2010 at 12:13 pm

    VERY french look! i love it!

  44. MsSvelteNY

    October 10, 2010 at 12:22 pm

    I love forward to my silver years.


    October 10, 2010 at 12:23 pm

    oh, i love the shoes!

  46. Kate

    October 10, 2010 at 12:24 pm

    she's lovely. i love the tiny lace skimmers in her shoes.

  47. Giselle

    October 10, 2010 at 12:26 pm

    I agree with Marc and Ian. The soft shades of her hair, skin and jacket juxtapose beautifully with her modelesque bone structure and piercing gaze. Amazing shot

  48. Anonymous

    October 10, 2010 at 12:45 pm

    Aah, finally some diversity–thank you, thank you!

  49. MOD PAUL

    October 10, 2010 at 12:46 pm

    Great look, but also looks as if she wants to give you a bit of a kicken.. LOL!!

  50. Anonymous

    October 10, 2010 at 12:48 pm

    finally! a photo of an older woman

    strikingly elegant

    you need to post more of these please


  51. fairytale

    October 10, 2010 at 1:09 pm

    love how 'poofy' the trench is :D

  52. Kerstin

    October 10, 2010 at 1:13 pm

    All this talk about age… she looks very nice and withdrawn

  53. Alexandra

    October 10, 2010 at 1:15 pm

    She's looking good.
    And she's happy to see you! lol

    -Alexandra Dare

  54. irina

    October 10, 2010 at 1:16 pm

    I adore parisian ladies 50+… pure elegance!!! some of them wear gloves in summer, i've seen it myself)))

  55. wood & wool stool

    October 10, 2010 at 1:18 pm

    very classy lady

  56. Maria Ana

    October 10, 2010 at 1:23 pm

    I absolutely love the full skirt!

  57. Anonymous

    October 10, 2010 at 1:45 pm

    Yes, yes, yes!

  58. Tea bag Love

    October 10, 2010 at 1:49 pm

    so chic and classy. I like how she knots her belt!


  59. Chia May

    October 10, 2010 at 1:51 pm

    wow!! at first glance i thought it was the queen….very sophisticated!

  60. Anonymous

    October 10, 2010 at 2:13 pm

    Like the clothes, but she terrifies me — something about her reminds me of Margaret Thatcher!

  61. Alcira Molina-Ali

    October 10, 2010 at 2:48 pm

    Oh her dainty patchwork shoes, and her dentelle socks….lovely lingerie for the foot.

  62. Desiree Fawn

    October 10, 2010 at 3:20 pm

    Wow, so classy! :) Gorgeous woman.

  63. ritournelleblog

    October 10, 2010 at 3:23 pm

    This woman looks as if she came from another decade. I can really picture her well in a black & white picture from the 1930s.

  64. eljovendario

    October 10, 2010 at 3:32 pm

    Princess Leah! I'm not the first one to say it ha ha.

  65. Anonymous

    October 10, 2010 at 3:42 pm

    desolĂ©, but the lady is neither french nor german, but…. italian. she's the owner of a boutique in milan


    October 10, 2010 at 3:45 pm

    Once again I´m happy to see that you publish photos of all kinds of people, keep up the good work.
    Ciao Daniela

  67. Emily

    October 10, 2010 at 3:55 pm

    So elegant. It seems old-fashioned, but it still has a modern feel to it. I love it.

  68. Anonymous

    October 10, 2010 at 4:16 pm

    I love seeing women who continue to experiment with fashion, even into their elderly years.

  69. Leslie L'amour

    October 10, 2010 at 4:34 pm

    I love the structure of that coat! Timeless.

  70. Fashionlass

    October 10, 2010 at 4:46 pm

    The epitome of classic elegance.

  71. Anonymous

    October 10, 2010 at 4:47 pm

    Very strange but very lovely, the fabulous coat and skirt the oddly chosen bag and trainer sock/shoe combo. such a strong face too would have made a great B/W portrait in close up.

  72. Anonymous

    October 10, 2010 at 5:01 pm

    Why does everyone assume she's ancient? She may only be in her 50's like MADONNA. She doesn't look that old.

  73. Mens Style 101

    October 10, 2010 at 5:46 pm

    So much attitude in this shot. I love it.

  74. Tara's Dolce Vita

    October 10, 2010 at 5:54 pm

    Très chique!

  75. Rafael Franco

    October 10, 2010 at 6:00 pm

    Beautiful!!! I love it all.

    kisses from Brazil

  76. Vikki

    October 10, 2010 at 6:11 pm

    Elegance is something you get born into, it's not something you acquire… this lady is really elegant!


  77. Marisa Birns

    October 10, 2010 at 6:13 pm

    Agree with all the comments here. A lovely lady looking quite elegant without trying hard!

    Covet the trench coat…

  78. - GraceCarolina

    October 10, 2010 at 6:15 pm

    Has this woman been on here before? I recognize her..anyhow, I love her jacket and the neat little loop she made to tie it up. Her shoes are also adorable.

  79. Vanessa Morillas

    October 10, 2010 at 6:28 pm



  80. Sweet Confessions

    October 10, 2010 at 6:32 pm

  81. Anonymous

    October 10, 2010 at 7:02 pm

    hiiiii do you speak spanish???????
    que linda toma, que linda fot. esta y todas.
    What lens do you have???????


  82. Anonymous

    October 10, 2010 at 8:20 pm

    A fierce presence. Handsome strong features which belie the pastel coat. More like her please. The young 'uns would do well to look like her now, let alone in their old age. (Let's not patronise the older women, please.)

    Who is she?

  83. Dana

    October 10, 2010 at 8:27 pm

    She looks wonderful. What taste. She looks expensive yet understated.

  84. Anonymous

    October 10, 2010 at 9:01 pm

    love the tattoo… very interesting

  85. Anonymous

    October 10, 2010 at 9:04 pm

    Are these full, puffy skirts back in? What do women think of them? Do they require puffy petticoats to hold them out?

  86. Anonymous

    October 10, 2010 at 9:13 pm

    Contrast the class of this woman with the abject trashiness of the American Apparel ad at left. I dig AA's "Made In America" thing, but their ads so closely resemble kiddie porn that they're a major distraction on this site…

  87. escalante blogger

    October 10, 2010 at 9:55 pm

    Some old women are still like to be in the fashion world.

  88. Anonymous

    October 10, 2010 at 10:32 pm

    Ah, no one appreciates "women of a certain age" like Parisians. Although she doesn't look French. I'd guess Scandanavian….

  89. Anonymous

    October 10, 2010 at 10:35 pm

    Her face reminds me of my grandmother who grew up on the Indian reservation in Cherokee, North Carolina – very what's all the fuss? Maybe she's been well-dressed all her life or really sure of herself, either one sounds nice. I'd totally wear this look.

  90. Manu

    October 10, 2010 at 10:42 pm

    She's so beautiful, looks like she just came out of a time machine.

    p.s: love those lacy little socks!

  91. fashionslap

    October 10, 2010 at 11:37 pm

    Nothing like having class as you age. Gorgeous.

  92. Geert Groote and his urbane double egg.

    October 10, 2010 at 11:54 pm

    wow. her clothing is great…but it's definitely her expression that makes the photograph! haunting, i wonder what her story is..

  93. Indonesia Fashion

    October 10, 2010 at 11:55 pm

    The old BGBG style make me a fresh flask-back

  94. Anonymous

    October 10, 2010 at 11:56 pm

    this woman's face is so beautiful

  95. corrie

    October 11, 2010 at 12:18 am

    inspirational: i adore her hair

  96. jimjims

    October 11, 2010 at 12:26 am


    if i ever make it to these years, i would love for my wife to look like this gal.

  97. jimjims

    October 11, 2010 at 12:26 am


    if i ever make it to these years, i would love for my wife to look like this gal.

  98. Mani

    October 11, 2010 at 1:18 am

    I love the colours she's wearing :) And she's so well dressed!

  99. Anonymous

    October 11, 2010 at 1:23 am

    So tasteful and comfortable with her age. Effortless.

  100. Catherine

    October 11, 2010 at 2:44 am

    She is elegant and the severity of her face could mean the difficulty to live in Paris in this economic times.

  101. Ylenia

    October 11, 2010 at 3:21 am

    fashion comes at any age
    full stop


  102. Barbie Turique

    October 11, 2010 at 3:29 am

    the trench is beautiful but… I can't… just look to her socks… Why people is wearing socks with ballerines???? Not glam at all…

    Whatever, vive les princesses, vive le mascara

  103. thwany

    October 11, 2010 at 3:43 am

    i like her intensity

  104. Juliap

    October 11, 2010 at 3:45 am

    Loving it! My grandma would be mortified to go out without nylons, so I admire this woman's confidence.

  105. Anonymous

    October 11, 2010 at 3:46 am

    This is Me in 30 years or so…..

  106. Anonymous

    October 11, 2010 at 4:24 am

    love the pleating at the waist, the tie, the deep hem, the wide collar. the 40's hair. such a strong and forthright face.

  107. Anonymous

    October 11, 2010 at 4:26 am

    her face tell me a whole novel and her cloth is the elegant cover of that book.

  108. Barbara

    October 11, 2010 at 4:45 am

    Very ambiguous photograph. Up to the end of her hand, she looks edgy and modelesque, with her crisp-looking pale pink coat. But what happens further down? Her bag, legs and shoes are pointing to some kind of hidden tragedy, and once you've seen them, the look on her face suddenly isn't proud, but almost pleading and desperate. Is this me and my overactive imagination? There's a real dichotomy here – the pristine coat (and it takes a lot of keeping clean and crisp, pale pink!) and the plastic handbag and holey lace secret socks showing around her well-worn shoes. This photograph makes me feel so sad………….

  109. MagisterElegantiarum

    October 11, 2010 at 5:55 am

    So feminine and tender. I like it.

  110. proletarian Great Gatsby

    October 11, 2010 at 6:24 am

    Elegant.She reminds me BĂ©casinne.Grey and pink:perfect.

  111. Annushka

    October 11, 2010 at 6:59 am

    Very chic and womanlike!!!)))
    I love this post!!!)))

  112. Anonymous

    October 11, 2010 at 7:26 am

    She looks almost princess.
    so beatiful and elegant!

  113. Liz S

    October 11, 2010 at 7:28 am

    Wow! She looks great!

  114. NobodyKnowsMarc

    October 11, 2010 at 7:31 am

  115. DeVero

    October 11, 2010 at 7:47 am

    Waw, I wish I'll be that fashion when I'll be that old. Lovely!

  116. Anonymous

    October 11, 2010 at 8:30 am

    She's beautiful and elegant and stylish, but ohhhhhh the footies with teh shoes. Ugh.

  117. Maryanne

    October 11, 2010 at 8:42 am

    to every woman who colours her hair, indulges in botox and plastic surgery in a frantic effort to stop the clock.

    the photograph of this woman is a prime example of one growing older gracefully with elegance.

  118. The Photodiarist

    October 11, 2010 at 10:00 am


  119. Anonymous

    October 11, 2010 at 10:17 am

    Glenn Close always looks so elegant. This is one of the best posts ever. Completely inspiring head to toe.

  120. Anonymous

    October 11, 2010 at 10:24 am

    I think it's a shame that you won't publish critical comments on your pictures. They have to be adoring of either your work or the subject for you to post them. If someone dares to differ you throw their comment out. I can understand if the critique is disrespectful of the subject, but otherwise it's less than honest of you to just pitch those comments.

  121. kpf

    October 11, 2010 at 10:46 am

    We see this in Paris like we don't see it anywhere else. Fabulous!

  122. Sydney

    October 11, 2010 at 10:57 am

    I love tat shade of pink on her and her age gives the look a special kind if finesse a young woman couldn't give.

  123. Anonymous

    October 11, 2010 at 11:16 am

    Proof positive that true femininity is ageless timeless (as are her wardrobe/coif) Merci!

  124. CessOviedo

    October 11, 2010 at 11:47 am

    Living proof you can be elegant and stylish at any age! loved it!

  125. Big M

    October 11, 2010 at 12:34 pm

    Not sure about her footies?

  126. Anonymous

    October 11, 2010 at 12:45 pm

    Please refrain from using the term "old women/woman". The woman in the photo is "old-er"…older, beautiful, fashion conscious…and older.

  127. Disko Dyna

    October 11, 2010 at 12:57 pm

    Oh My.. She's got style!

  128. libelulaseneldesierto

    October 11, 2010 at 1:54 pm

    that's elegance, just amazing!!

  129. pagesofnothing

    October 11, 2010 at 2:05 pm

    wow, wow, wow.
    this is perfection.
    the color, silhouette, the slight socks with flats, the way her belt is tied. ahhhhhh I want to be her

  130. 82Brute

    October 11, 2010 at 2:06 pm

    She has the most astonishing face. Such strong features that might easily be immortalized in a painting. She's fascinating, really. This portrait says to me that maybe she was reluctant to stop for a picture. Her weight is on her back foot like she's not planning on staying for more than a second. Her expression is guarded and slightly pained, though the hand holding the purse is fairly relaxed. She has no wedding ring, or any other visible jewelry. The jacket is very pretty, and looks like it's been hemmed, which is interesting, because the skirt underneath is so much longer and heavier. Velvet? Denim? Imagine her in the same coat with a floral dress peeking out from underneath, and a bit of a heel. Changes the whole idea of who she might be. I enjoy the fanciful journeys these photos inspire.

  131. BlumeBloom

    October 11, 2010 at 2:22 pm

    I find this photo and style to be so much more inspiring than many of the other pictures.

  132. Anonymous

    October 11, 2010 at 2:42 pm

    I appreciate the lack of ageism in these comments, because it really gets in the way of understanding style. She is wearing a great coat, period. I didn't think her bag was plasticy, and I happen to love white bags this time of year.

  133. Anonymous

    October 11, 2010 at 2:53 pm

    je pense qu'à un moment donné il faut savoir s'arrêter et laisser place à la sobriété. tout ça est bien drôle, mais bon. à cet âge, mieux veut la classe en toute simplicité. là, c'est juste trop.

  134. Elena Vasilieva

    October 11, 2010 at 3:59 pm

    wow, this is one stylish granny, loved her style, great coat, totally chic


  135. J.Ro

    October 11, 2010 at 5:44 pm

    Sweet dress. Stern face. Simply French.

  136. copywaitress

    October 11, 2010 at 6:00 pm

    she's amazing :) I love her style!

  137. PrĂŞt Ă  Porter P

    October 11, 2010 at 7:10 pm

    Incredible elegant. This was posted just as I was scouring Alexander McQueen collections, looking up this exact silhouette, and then this lady is a more "real life" application of it.

  138. Lucine

    October 11, 2010 at 7:26 pm

    trés chic!

  139. agent c

    October 11, 2010 at 8:31 pm

    What wonderful style.
    But what is she looking at in such a wearily suspicious way? Is it provoked by something you have said or a reaction to some unsavoury event happening behind you?
    Please let us know, there is a real element of the Mona Lisa here!

  140. Sarah

    October 11, 2010 at 8:50 pm

    Of all the photographs here, this one has just become my favorite. This woman looks to be a singular mixture wisdom, astuteness, skepticism, and femininity.

  141. Sharyn

    October 11, 2010 at 10:25 pm

    Wow I can't look away.

  142. Rosenfeld & Dwornikovski

    October 12, 2010 at 12:14 am

    very elegant and class person

  143. derek

    October 12, 2010 at 12:17 am

    so chic~!

  144. Anonymous

    October 12, 2010 at 2:50 am

    Une Madame parisienne!

  145. Maximiliano

    October 12, 2010 at 4:20 am

    Yes, is nice my mother! She is the leader of a boutique in Milan, called Imarika! visit the website

  146. Giuppy d'Aura

    October 12, 2010 at 5:59 am

    Oh God! she is very very stylish, i love the whitehairs with the bag!

  147. SunOfJamaica

    October 12, 2010 at 6:33 am

    amazing women :))

  148. [email protected]

    October 12, 2010 at 7:00 am

  149. Yoli

    October 12, 2010 at 10:06 am


  150. Anonymous

    October 12, 2010 at 10:06 am

    Tres charmante. At any and every age.

  151. Anonymous

    October 12, 2010 at 11:45 am

    From a soon to be 60-year old it's not pretty hearing her called old, granny, grandma, etc. She is a stylish elegant woman who cares about her dress. Case closed.

  152. the wheet

    October 12, 2010 at 12:26 pm

    I agree with the Germanesque Glenn Close but I was thinking more Crispin Glover's angry nana rocking the puffy skirts under trench which my god someone give her a complimentary high ball just for that!

  153. Anonymous

    October 12, 2010 at 1:10 pm

    att lasty a women over 30 amongst your pictures. I find it a pity that you do not have more stylish older women in our blog. You'v shown that age is not an issue for men to look stylish even sexy, it should not be an issue for women either. power to the 'older' woman, more style to her

  154. PeteJervisLoves

    October 12, 2010 at 2:29 pm

    I love women who age peacefully with her own style.


  155. ms. hershey

    October 12, 2010 at 4:02 pm

    if i can look half as graceful as this young lady when i'm her age… i'll be eternally grateful.

  156. topher

    October 12, 2010 at 5:51 pm

    I agree with a previous blogger that she looks like she an older Princess Leia. Leia was a powerful woman who still had this caring heart–a really excellent balance. She knows exactly what she's fighting for and doesn't let anyone, not even a arrogant pilot like Hans Solo, intimidate her or put her in her place.

    I think this is how an older Princess Leia would dress, especially in Paris. A structured, pastel coat with a hint of sheen; a simple, white purse; her high cheek bones, her close, but soft curls in her hair; her sweet and understated color palatte; the way the folds of her skirt spill out under her coat is just so damn charming. The play of soft and hard commands a delicate power that Princess Leia and this Parisian woman share.

    I really adore this picture. And I love the fact that she can't be bothered with high heels… better to fight stormtroopers, I suppose.

  157. Anonymous

    October 12, 2010 at 7:11 pm

    juhuu finally a different siluette!! i was waiting for this..!

  158. Kaiami

    October 12, 2010 at 8:55 pm

    Wow, she looks lovely! What an elegant lady.

  159. Callaloo

    October 12, 2010 at 9:01 pm

    Love her quiet elegance. She looks almost like a painting.

  160. anotherIan

    October 12, 2010 at 10:45 pm

    What an incredible face! Love her simple elegance.

  161. Linda Wright

    October 13, 2010 at 2:13 am

    I was inspired by your blog many months ago. I am 62 years of age and now publish a blog commenting on my way of dressing for the older (yes, older not old) woman. I live in Paris and manufacture cashmere for my boutique, so I am very much involved in the world of fashion.
    This particular picture and its comments sooooo
    interests me. Must say, I am more than amazed how the audience insisted on putting the "old woman" or "granny" name tag. Call me sensitive if you want, but I would not want people calling me an old woman because of my age. This incredibly stylish woman gave me a good lesson in elegance, and her age had nothing to do with it. This older woman of 62 thanks you for your "eye", Scott.

  162. Anonymous

    October 13, 2010 at 7:28 am

    I love that she is what she is and who cares what age or how we refer to her. It is ok to be an old lady if that's what she is. She dresses for style and comfort and it looks like she really did not want to be photographed. Aging is not a disease.

  163. Hans

    October 13, 2010 at 11:05 am

    There are more old people that dress well than young people.

  164. Anonymous

    October 13, 2010 at 11:23 am

    Thank you Linda Wright for your comment. These 20 and 30 year olds who are calling this lady "old, granny, etc" will be her age one day. When the tables are turned, let's see how they feel being called old.

  165. Victor

    October 13, 2010 at 7:13 pm


    One of theese days, I'll send you a pic of my mum.

    Another world…

  166. Lisa

    October 13, 2010 at 8:06 pm

    Tres chic! Thanks so much for showing chic happens at any age. I have 2 grandsons, and can still rock a pair of skinny jeans. My grey hairs peak unashamed from my brown hairs. I took a vow long ago to not be visually boring, and to do this as gracefully as this lady.

  167. Anonymous

    October 13, 2010 at 10:14 pm

    Fabulous! True elegance…

  168. AnastasiaC

    October 13, 2010 at 10:46 pm

    she looks fantastic! love the coat and it suits her colouring so!
    great haircut too – she looks strong and determined but the coat adds a softness to her. the only thing I dont like is her bag…

  169. Mae Lu

    October 14, 2010 at 10:35 am

    I love it when style persists into old age. this is amazing.

    Mae Lu, thereafterish.

  170. liv

    October 14, 2010 at 10:45 am

    WOW WOW WOW this is a really fascinating photo. There is some kind of hidden riddle behind this light pink coat and that look.

  171. The Wooden Hanger

    October 14, 2010 at 2:06 pm

    timeless…makes me want to see more of her in the early days.

  172. Anonymous

    October 14, 2010 at 2:09 pm

    V. eye catching. Love the colour and shape.

    I agree and think the bag isn't great, but I don't want to quibble with this kind of originality.

  173. Marta

    October 14, 2010 at 2:33 pm


  174. Anonymous

    October 14, 2010 at 9:56 pm

    Tres elegant and probably not as old as some would imagine. Her hair colour perfectly complements her coat (or is that the other way around!)

  175. Lilly

    October 15, 2010 at 3:36 am

    love that style!!!!

  176. Anonymous

    October 15, 2010 at 12:29 pm

    "only superficial people do not mind appearances !!!!", and she appears…GREATEST!

  177. { f }

    October 15, 2010 at 3:33 pm

    i hope to be this chic at that age! or any age really. the shape of that coat and dress with the hair… lovely.

  178. Anonymous

    October 15, 2010 at 4:20 pm

    One word WOW!

  179. kelli

    October 15, 2010 at 5:55 pm

    wow, got to love the French!

  180. Anonymous

    October 17, 2010 at 2:17 am

    she rocks silver- like i have never seen before. Would love to meet her. Beautiful shot, her expression is priceless.

  181. Anonymous

    October 17, 2010 at 9:24 am

    Amazing look and presence.
    For a woman her age, that's a look you hardly ever see outside of Europe.

  182. Anonymous

    October 17, 2010 at 3:30 pm

    Footies with flat shoes are your future, you high-heels loving young things. Enjoy the long legs and chic fashion now; your feet will rebel when you're older. Just wait!

  183. Anonymous

    October 17, 2010 at 7:57 pm

    An Italian aristocrat! Not French or Scandinavian. Definitely Italian! I imagine a very interesting life lived. She is older now, and still beautiful. She doesn't suffer fools gladly. Self-assured. Classy in a way that is most definitely European. Amazing cheekbones! The coat looks almost like raw silk (my very chic European grandmother belted her coat that way). She hasn't compromised comfort for style. I'm speculating about her, of course, as are we all. A fascinating photo that inspires speculation.

    Someone mentioned she owns a boutique in Milan… What an interesting lady!

  184. Anonymous

    October 18, 2010 at 1:07 am

    She is just so beautiful


    October 18, 2010 at 3:56 am


  186. linnah

    October 18, 2010 at 5:36 am

    I agree with the anonymous poster who thinks this woman is not as old as she appears. I think her hair and rather frumpy clothing makes her look older than she is. A more youthful hairstyle and a more form fitting outfit and she could be quite stunning.

    • Bob

      October 29, 2012 at 1:25 am

      Yes, perhaps a hairstyle like yours and some more “fashionable” clothes. Then she will look almost as good as you!

  187. Anonymous

    October 18, 2010 at 11:29 am

    She's not parisian but… she's italian! and she has a beautiful shop called Imarika :)

  188. green rabbit

    October 18, 2010 at 5:29 pm

    whoa this is amazing

  189. Anonymous

    October 20, 2010 at 8:19 pm

    beautiful face, but the clothes don't do anything for me. the coat is off to me in so many ways. the shoes, the footies, the skirt, the handbag as well.

  190. displayhunter

    October 22, 2010 at 11:03 pm

    OMG she's so elegant and graceful

  191. displayhunter

    October 22, 2010 at 11:04 pm

    She's so elegant and chic and beautiful in her age

  192. Eline

    October 25, 2010 at 4:11 am

    I really love this grandma!

  193. Claud

    November 2, 2010 at 7:19 am

    Cool grandma! So fasyown!

  194. Vivian

    November 7, 2010 at 10:34 am

    whoa. couture.

  195. teddave

    November 24, 2010 at 12:03 pm

    fabulous, maximum styling points

  196. Beth

    January 7, 2011 at 12:16 pm

    Eternally elegant.

  197. GUGA

    February 21, 2011 at 4:25 pm

    She looks just like my great grandma…….the way she dresses, the features…. im like wow!

  198. Farhad

    December 26, 2013 at 1:16 pm

    By FAR one of the most captivating real fashion moments shared with us on this brilliant website, we celebrate this moment with you all the way from Iran , thank you!

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