Thursday, October 16, 2008

On the Street…. Certain Elegance, Milan


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  1. Anonymous

    October 16, 2008 at 4:43 pm

    elegance is the perfect word!

    amazing shot.

  2. jayson

    October 16, 2008 at 4:46 pm

    from the shoes to the folded cuffs…perfection.

  3. Iheartfashion

    October 16, 2008 at 4:53 pm

    Classic, chic, perfectly age-appropriate.

  4. Jeremiah William McCarthy

    October 16, 2008 at 4:55 pm

    i’m kind of in love with knit outerwear, esp. knit men’s blazers.

    not my style, but she nails it.

  5. Flo

    October 16, 2008 at 5:08 pm

    Desde Chile.

  6. menuch

    October 16, 2008 at 5:17 pm

    she definitely exudes grace and elegance.

  7. AnonymousJK

    October 16, 2008 at 5:23 pm

    While the woman in the beige coat is guilty of accessory overload, she sure looks great!

  8. The Life and Times of a Southern Foody

    October 16, 2008 at 5:30 pm


    There are ladies here in the South you see with such grace and elegance.

    Here’s to the ladies who lunch!

    You have captured a great moment in time.

    Love the hair too.

  9. Anonymous

    October 16, 2008 at 5:31 pm

    Ladies who lunch, Milan style!

  10. Carl

    October 16, 2008 at 5:37 pm

    I could do with a tad fewer bangles, but I love her jacket, esp. the collar and the rolled back sleeves.

  11. Anonymous

    October 16, 2008 at 5:55 pm

    Those are the Ferragamo sisters

  12. Anonymous

    October 16, 2008 at 5:57 pm

    Those are the FERRAGAMO sisters

  13. La Condesa

    October 16, 2008 at 5:58 pm

    She IS elegance!

  14. -h of candid cool

    October 16, 2008 at 6:04 pm

    absolutely certain elegance

  15. Anonymous

    October 16, 2008 at 6:07 pm

    Fulvia Visconti Ferragamo in black

  16. maninder

    October 16, 2008 at 6:11 pm

    truly timeless! amazing from head to toe!

  17. loozegear

    October 16, 2008 at 6:14 pm

    Great picture elegant

  18. Brigadeiro

    October 16, 2008 at 6:26 pm

    I agree with all the above, impeccably elegant!

  19. Chic Noir

    October 16, 2008 at 6:35 pm

    I love it. There is just something about a woman is who over 40 and commits to “staying fly until she dies” that gets me.

  20. pablo

    October 16, 2008 at 6:51 pm

    she looks like a mexican grand dame

  21. Librarian N

    October 16, 2008 at 7:39 pm

    The belt is interesting.

  22. Erin

    October 16, 2008 at 8:09 pm

    yes, that is fulvia…the oldest sister who runs the shoe end of the business in black.

  23. madameshawshank

    October 16, 2008 at 8:10 pm

    Timeless indeed. I’ll have the belt thank you:-)

    Here, women who are so at ease with their very BEing they see no need to go under a knife..they have faces that live, that breath, that show emotion.

    Exquisite..stunning..thanks a zillion of my all time favourite images..

    I can almost hear their voices.

  24. KD

    October 16, 2008 at 8:11 pm

    These ladies are perfection!

  25. Anonymous

    October 16, 2008 at 8:46 pm

    I want her belt! Luscious leather! These two are sisters, no?

  26. Anonymous

    October 16, 2008 at 9:45 pm

    She looks fabulous!

  27. commaoctothorpe

    October 16, 2008 at 11:08 pm

    I’m going to have to agree with what other people have said: she just has on a little too much jewelry. But, I love her shoes, and her belt, so interesting. Wearing a few fewer accessories would make the great ones she selected really stand out.

  28. Melany

    October 17, 2008 at 12:22 am

    everything is fabulous minus the shoes. i don’t think they compliment the outfit well. The pointy black toe seems a little off with the neutral palette of colors she has going on.

  29. Shaina

    October 17, 2008 at 12:24 am

    That’s what I want to epitomize as I get older! The urgency to always look sophisticated and have a great sense of style! Love the use of accessories as they do a thorough job of complimenting her look. Even the younger lady at the left can’t help but smile and think this elder lady knows good taste!

  30. Anonymous

    October 17, 2008 at 12:29 am

    Ladies who lunch?! What is wrong with you? These women W-O-R-K! Wake up and look around you. That world is GONE – and good riddance to it. There’s a full rich life out there – engage with it.

  31. Anonymous

    October 17, 2008 at 12:47 am

    lately i feel like all the women on this blog are either mini-celebrities, models, or could-be models. how easy it is for them to look elegant and photogenic with their willowy, wispy frames. sure pleated pants look great on that woman down below, but i would look like an oompa loompa in them. i sometimes wonder to myself if my size will forever prevent people from seeing how polished and elegant i really feel. and here is the kicker. i am a size 2/4.

    this woman is a breath of fresh air. she’s still slim, but i can actually believe she was found by chance, and not calculation. she can be transplanted anywhere in time or place, and still fit in and stand out at the same time. more than any of the other women that have been posted recently, i feel that she is what this blog is about.

  32. Dominica

    October 17, 2008 at 1:00 am

    trĂ©s chique…Love how this lady has mixed all these jewels together !
    Her ring could be Pomellato ! A beautiful big piece with a wonderful lightcoloured stone…wow !

  33. metscan

    October 17, 2008 at 1:01 am

    Nice to see some mature elegance for a change. A nice belt and a bag(the little I can see of it) on the blond lady.

  34. Anonymous

    October 17, 2008 at 1:43 am

    This is how I want to look someday. Thanks for the inspirations.


  35. Pethra pĂĄ Design och Inredningsbloggen

    October 17, 2008 at 2:53 am

    Yes, very elegant, still not over-dressed. Love it!

  36. Olviya

    October 17, 2008 at 3:32 am

    great choice of colors!
    So she looks very sophisticated!

  37. Anonymous

    October 17, 2008 at 4:08 am

    I love her accessories, I personally don’t think they’re too much…her clothes are clean and simple so the accessories gives her some added oomph.

  38. ESPY Menswear

    October 17, 2008 at 4:17 am

    Ild probably wear her jacket and im a man.

  39. Darksome Sea

    October 17, 2008 at 6:52 am

    Thats exactly how i want to look when i`m that age!

  40. poeta fit, non nascitur

    October 17, 2008 at 7:23 am

    yess she is verry elegant. :D

  41. Cathy O'Malley

    October 17, 2008 at 8:46 am

    I love her entire look. The coat is graceful, her accessories are spot on. I particularly like the belt. I’m sure she has wonderful stories to tell.

  42. Anonymous

    October 17, 2008 at 8:49 am

    Whoa. You have given a 50-something woman a reason to stay on weightwatchers. I want to be her.

  43. Giavanna

    October 17, 2008 at 8:57 am

    Love it, love it. Perfectly age appropriate yet so chic. I love the variations of tan and her amazing belt and shoes. I wish I could perfect that kind of jewelry layering.

  44. Anonymous

    October 17, 2008 at 9:07 am

    Please keep posting pictures of fabulous older women. The Italians have so much style and they do tend to put on a lot of jewelry, but that’s part of the look. It’s an inspiration. Keep it up! You can also see how the exact trouser length and fit of the garments matters so much. Even if one isn’t this sleek and slim, attention to those details can help you to look better. I’m in heaven over this one.

  45. Catherine

    October 17, 2008 at 10:07 am

    Very nice. I think the belt on the woman on the left is too much. It’s a nice belt by itself, but in this ensemble it looks out of place. Overall, very nice and elegant. It refreshing to see a photo on this blog and not have to say “if I were 20 years younger. . .”

  46. Anonymous

    October 17, 2008 at 10:11 am

    outside of being overaccessorized the lady in beige/tan looks fantastic. even just the bracelet gone…are they sisters? they look very chic and stylish.


    October 17, 2008 at 10:22 am

    i can only hope and wish every night to come out the other end like this… piaccere

  48. Hadley Gets Crafty

    October 17, 2008 at 10:28 am

    I swoon over her belt and jacket.

    The younger woman with her, who is equally well dressed and coiffed, looks so very much like her. If that’s her daughter, the legacy will most certainly be carried on.

  49. Anonymous

    October 17, 2008 at 10:28 am

    Gorgeous… and the best part – no face lift. She’s absolutely beautiful!

  50. Dan in Richmond

    October 17, 2008 at 10:28 am

    Everything she (in beige) is wearing looks beautiful and expensive but not inspiring to me in terms of personal style- it looks like you could order up the whole effect ready-made (if you had enough money to buy it). Elegant, safe and traditional but not interesting.

  51. S

    October 17, 2008 at 10:42 am

    I sincerely hope and pray that I look this elegant and natural one day. She is wonderful.

  52. melur

    October 17, 2008 at 11:03 am

    COOL!!! what’s her job? ;)

  53. Anonymous

    October 17, 2008 at 11:21 am

    I love the surprise touch of those shoes! Really makes the outfit.

  54. Rina

    October 17, 2008 at 12:44 pm

    I think that you can go with more accessories when you’re certain age.

    And OMG – this is the way I wanna look someday..

  55. Anonymous

    October 17, 2008 at 2:51 pm

    This really is an inspirational post for me. She took an outfit that would otherwise be rather simple and plain, an outfit that you might see on your next door neighbor and not give a second thought to, and she elevated it and made it unique, interesting, and elegant with the accessories. That is something I am always challeged by. I always have a hard time trying to figure out how to accessorize to give my basics some oomph. It’s easier said than done. Bravo to her.

  56. zincink

    October 17, 2008 at 3:38 pm

    Reminds me of my former grandmother. Clean, classic and you can’t forget your power beads

  57. lizzy

    October 17, 2008 at 4:13 pm

    The elegant beige lady is let down by one thing: her hair. It’s heavy and old fashioned, and needs a freer, looser, even shorter, cut, like the lady in black has. She is perfect – love the jacket coming to the hip.

  58. Lindsay T

    October 17, 2008 at 5:27 pm

    I swear I could just give you a big ol’ kiss every time you post photos of people over the age of 35. Keep it up. These women look fabulous.

  59. hemoglobin

    October 18, 2008 at 3:19 am

    très très chic
    classique..what can i say, she epitomizes it

  60. L.J.

    October 18, 2008 at 7:37 am

    Is that THE Band of Outsiders for Manolo Blahnik-shoes?

  61. Claudia K

    October 18, 2008 at 8:09 am

    Please keep posting more pictures of older women in bcbg looks.

  62. Woo Time

    October 18, 2008 at 10:32 am

    Totally amazing in the most sophisticated way…

  63. Samantha

    October 18, 2008 at 11:04 am

    Beige lady looks lovely, reminds me a lot of my aunt.

  64. crowsfeet

    October 18, 2008 at 4:03 pm

    real face, real taste, real deal.
    i love it.

  65. Anonymous

    October 18, 2008 at 9:58 pm

    Fulvia Visconti Ferragamo, vice-president of Salvatore Ferragamo Italia and Giovanna Gentile Ferragamo, vice-president of the holding group Ferragamo Finanziaria. These are definitely hard-working ladies. They look great, but then again – do you expect anything less from the daughters of the Great Salvatore?

  66. Anonymous

    October 18, 2008 at 11:11 pm

    I also just have to add — this is her actual face, with its wrinkles and wisdom . . . this is where the intelligence/sex appeal/elegance resides . . . in the lived face

  67. Adrienne

    October 19, 2008 at 1:04 am

    i can only hope to look this poised and elegant once i reach her age.

  68. Starck Mad

    October 19, 2008 at 1:05 am

    The woman in the light-toned outfit is gorgeous….there is nothing wrong with her hair.

    This is elegance personified.

  69. Meander

    October 19, 2008 at 11:36 am

    satorialist, how on earth did you manage to read my mental note stating EXACTLY what I want to look like when I’m older. She’s perfection! Proof that beauty knows nothing about age, gorgeous!

  70. Allen - East Hampton

    October 19, 2008 at 11:58 am

    Love it all. The Chanel cap toes are a great finishing touch.

  71. la belle auberge

    October 20, 2008 at 4:20 am

    two perfect models of “sciure milanesi” (milanesi ladies).
    best regards

  72. sadia

    October 20, 2008 at 12:17 pm

    they looks like sisters.

  73. Anonymous

    October 20, 2008 at 4:10 pm

    They not only look classy, but comfortable (except for the heels). Proof you don’t have to wear sweats to be comfy.
    Sart, please make more categories on your site, with titles like Classic, Cute, Edgy, whatever. I love the Jewel Tones and Twins shots from Paris, too, but I am past that stage. I would like to search through a trove of “classic” shots when I need inspiration (and where I live, I won’t get it from looking on the street!). Age is one thing, but the lovely woman eating an apple from a little while back would also fit a “classic” category.

  74. nyc/caribbean ragazza

    October 21, 2008 at 5:52 am

    Maybe it’s from living in Rome but I don’t think she has on too many accessories. I think they help make the outfit.

    I hope to be that chic when I’m that age. Hell I’d like to be that chic now.

  75. NikkiJoon

    October 21, 2008 at 9:27 am

    she is the epitome of class and elegance. i love love love it.

  76. cdr

    October 21, 2008 at 7:40 pm

    totally murphy brown. i mean, it even says “press” in the back.

  77. Beverly

    October 21, 2008 at 7:45 pm

    I want to see these elegant ladies past 50 more often. I need inspiration, too, and these two ladies are awesome. Thanks.

  78. Anonymous

    October 24, 2008 at 11:35 am

    They are so Italian!!;-)

  79. Anonymous

    October 24, 2008 at 2:17 pm

    Very chic. Bon Chic, Bon Genre. Very Via Montenapoleone, 16th arr. Love how pulled together & "age appropriate" she looks.

  80. Anonymous

    October 27, 2008 at 12:38 am

    che belle donne!! what beautiful women… truly stylish and so obviously comfortable with their age and bodies. italian women really do age like fine wines :)

  81. Anonymous

    October 29, 2008 at 9:17 am

    Timeless and ageless looks. She looks wonderful. The colour tones are perfect for her and this look moves from season to season with just the fabrics and accessories changing. Great shot.

  82. Anonymous

    November 4, 2008 at 4:00 am

    I like the lady at the center of picture. She really represents elegance and intelligence of a woman.

    Amazing shot…

  83. elaine trouard

    September 8, 2012 at 8:51 pm

    Super elegant. It is so nice to see two women dressed in such a stylish way for work. Less is supposed to be more, but in this case more is better;the jewelry is beautiful, so are the colors. I especially liked the Chanel two toned shoes in white mixed with the beige. Classic in every way. Very interesting women. Would love to know them;they seem very friendly. They must be great employers. The belt is exceptional!

  84. Leah

    November 8, 2015 at 9:21 am

    bravo pour les dames!

    les belles

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