Monday, July 2, 2012

On the Street……Navigli District, Milan


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  1. Natasha

    July 2, 2012 at 3:15 pm

    This picture makes me so happy.
    Very sweet – now, this is REAL street style. :)

    ~Natasha Fatah~
    ~Natasha Fatah~

  2. Chelsey

    July 2, 2012 at 3:16 pm

    She is absolutely beautiful… thank you for posting this!

  3. Susie

    July 2, 2012 at 3:16 pm

    Beautiful – she looks like she’s got some serious stories to tell.

    Sea and Swank

  4. camille reddress

    July 2, 2012 at 3:19 pm

    what an elegant pose, beautifully captured.

  5. Gray Cat Can Fly

    July 2, 2012 at 3:20 pm

  6. Jen in TX

    July 2, 2012 at 3:21 pm

    Grandma’s looking good!

  7. rebecca

    July 2, 2012 at 3:23 pm

    I love her pearls!

  8. Love cake

    July 2, 2012 at 3:23 pm

    If you breath you are headed that way…she looks great.

  9. Loulou

    July 2, 2012 at 3:28 pm

    I imagine her outfit reflects her vibrancy, or vice versa.

  10. Jenny

    July 2, 2012 at 3:31 pm

    Lovely photo capturing this lady’s personal elegant style.

  11. Leslie

    July 2, 2012 at 3:31 pm

    I like that this lady let you take a picture of her, not very common. I’m not sure if you speak italian, but I imagine it must have been fun asking her to pose considering the language barrier

  12. Simbarashe

    July 2, 2012 at 3:31 pm

    It’s not often that we get true advance style in fashion blogs.
    You know what I really like about this? Her stoic posture.

  13. Aimee

    July 2, 2012 at 3:32 pm

    She is beautiful!

  14. Reem

    July 2, 2012 at 3:34 pm

    granny in style love it

  15. Manu

    July 2, 2012 at 3:34 pm

    beautiful :)

  16. Rossana

    July 2, 2012 at 3:35 pm


  17. Niia

    July 2, 2012 at 3:35 pm

    Love these natty older folks in Europe — ladies in lovely dresses and pearls and men in well-fitting trousers, cotton shirts and sport coats. Her American equivalent would be in a pink sweat shit and white sneakers — this look so much nicer and more comfortable, too. Even her sensible shoes are attractive and good for cobblestones. She’s a lovely lady and a breath of fresh air! (And maybe she has another pretty dress inside the bag.)

  18. Name*Becca

    July 2, 2012 at 3:36 pm

    Aah Nonna! Che bella!

  19. Laraine

    July 2, 2012 at 3:38 pm

    What a lovely grandma in a summery frock. Her face is approachable and kind.

  20. [email protected]

    July 2, 2012 at 3:38 pm

    Oh, isn’t she wonderful?!

  21. KImberly

    July 2, 2012 at 3:38 pm

    While I know all the people you photograph are “real”, this is a wonderful breath of fresh air. I love the look on her face and that she is wearing such vibrant colors. I love diversity in your work!

  22. WhiteCloset

    July 2, 2012 at 3:40 pm

    Old milanese women…. the real italian women. :-)
    She reminds me of my grandma. <3

  23. Dominika of FASHION PHILOSOPHY

    July 2, 2012 at 3:43 pm

    oh, she’s beautiful!
    and she looks amazing!


  24. Beth

    July 2, 2012 at 3:43 pm

    What a delight! I absolutely love this picture of a proud older woman! And the bridge as backdrop is a wonderful setting.

  25. une chatte grise

    July 2, 2012 at 3:51 pm

    Her pose is the best part of this photo. She’s proud and confident; she stands tall and strong. Many women seem to shrink into themselves as they get older, and I don’t mean physical bone loss–they seem almost to be trying to disappear, to apologize for not fitting the dominant standard of youthful media-Barbie “beauty.” This woman’s still owning it. I envision her having posed this way all her life, and I honor her knowing that she’s still that woman.

  26. Miss K

    July 2, 2012 at 3:52 pm

    Great to see this ‘Advanced style’-like post. I like the cheerfulness of her dress.

  27. Becky Bedbug

    July 2, 2012 at 3:52 pm

    So lovely to see an older woman with such style! What a fantastic dress- The bright colours look amazing on her.


  28. Emily

    July 2, 2012 at 3:52 pm

    She reminds me of my own nana…a great sense of style that is fun and comfort combined.. Doesn’t this just says summer to you when visiting nana??!!..

  29. Inés

    July 2, 2012 at 3:55 pm

    She is absolutely gorgeous! Fresh, bright and colorful!!! And that necklace, LOVELY!!!
    Big hugs!


  30. Tante Melia

    July 2, 2012 at 3:55 pm


  31. Anonymous

    July 2, 2012 at 3:57 pm

    Lovely summery outfit!

  32. MaricruzLA

    July 2, 2012 at 3:57 pm

    Very nice photograph!

  33. Lady Maphet

    July 2, 2012 at 3:58 pm

    I love this! Such an intelligent and confident looking woman. If only I could join her for coffee and hear her story.

  34. My Vintage Curves

    July 2, 2012 at 4:00 pm

    Amo i Navigli, amo lei e amo te per averla pubblicata!
    I love Navigli, I love her and I love you for that!

  35. Maria

    July 2, 2012 at 4:02 pm

    She is beautiful!

  36. mirjana

    July 2, 2012 at 4:03 pm


  37. Ines_Cruz

    July 2, 2012 at 4:06 pm

    It’s always lovely to see granmas looking colourful and modern. Look at this lady! with her flowers, her pearls… she looks great.

  38. sandy Leonard Snaps

    July 2, 2012 at 4:06 pm

    She looks molto great!

  39. fashionismyroad

    July 2, 2012 at 4:07 pm

    B-E-A-U-T-Y F-U-L-L!!!

  40. Michael

    July 2, 2012 at 4:08 pm

    You go girl. Never too old to celebrate color and look good. Nice photo.

  41. Beh1nd handicrafts by mk

    July 2, 2012 at 4:09 pm

    Love the dress’s color and her hairstyle that both have lots to say about the lady… Touching post…

  42. peter evans

    July 2, 2012 at 4:09 pm

  43. Ivona Poyntz

    July 2, 2012 at 4:19 pm

    Its nice to see an older woman in bold colours

  44. Sophie Mhabille

    July 2, 2012 at 4:23 pm

    a lovely print, i love the colors and the flowers. She must be a cool grand’ ma!


    July 2, 2012 at 4:24 pm

    lovely picture!!!

  46. Livia

    July 2, 2012 at 4:27 pm

    I love the geometry in this composition. The setting seems to push the woman forward. Nicely done.

  47. Omar

    July 2, 2012 at 4:29 pm

    Nice pic, I loved it

  48. Sevan

    July 2, 2012 at 4:31 pm

    This beautiful lady gives me the hope that I can age as gracefully as she has. I love her confident pose and her outfit is spot on !
    I agree with of comment that says she is not shrinking in the background but she is proud of who she is.
    Thank you for this photo.

  49. Lars

    July 2, 2012 at 4:37 pm

    This is great. More like this please.

  50. Reptilia

    July 2, 2012 at 4:40 pm

    Beautiful and stylish!! Love her!


  51. Juanita

    July 2, 2012 at 4:42 pm

    Love this! She looks so happy within herself and I just love the print on her dress.

  52. Kat

    July 2, 2012 at 4:43 pm

    See! Rompers are in!

  53. Sabrina

    July 2, 2012 at 4:47 pm

    So lovely!

    a pixie’s view on fashion

  54. Sara

    July 2, 2012 at 4:51 pm


  55. thevstyle

    July 2, 2012 at 4:52 pm

    nice pics!! beautiful!

  56. Ivona

    July 2, 2012 at 4:56 pm

    Che bella nonna! Great picture!

  57. Pedro Garfo

    July 2, 2012 at 4:56 pm

    So nice :)
    Great photo.
    Mens fashion blog

  58. Mia Marionette

    July 2, 2012 at 5:10 pm

    Wow, great photo! I’m totally picturing a charming story behind it!

  59. Stephanie

    July 2, 2012 at 5:11 pm

    She is way too adorable!! haha love it! :)



    July 2, 2012 at 5:12 pm

    I really love this picture because it’s a different view on style and shows what other street style blogs neglect: real life ! Thank you for taking genuine snapshots that capture and generate emotion.

  61. adj

    July 2, 2012 at 5:13 pm

    I appreciate that you took this picture and that you see beauty in her. She is plump, fabulous and inspiring!

  62. Alessandra Frega

    July 2, 2012 at 5:17 pm

  63. Ahmad

    July 2, 2012 at 5:18 pm

    So elegant! She looks great!

  64. Johnny

    July 2, 2012 at 5:21 pm


  65. Stephanie

    July 2, 2012 at 5:23 pm

    Gorgeous dress, perfect shoes – lovely!

  66. Xana Athens

    July 2, 2012 at 5:23 pm

    In Greece the women at her age don΄t dare wearing colourfull clothes!So this woman makes me happy!

  67. Jaygo

    July 2, 2012 at 5:33 pm

    A lovely shot – she’s absolutely of the moment, and her style is so simple and vivid.

  68. Opposite Lipstick

    July 2, 2012 at 5:36 pm

  69. The slow pace

    July 2, 2012 at 5:37 pm

    That’s a lovely nonna!

  70. Christina

    July 2, 2012 at 5:44 pm

    Great photo. She is wearing a fun colorful dress, but her pose is really the best part. She is proud and confident. Good for her.
    Thank you for showing us people beyond 50 who are stylish. Really: Thank you.

  71. Hug

    July 2, 2012 at 5:51 pm

    what a cute floral lady :)
    it looks like she’s enjoing posing for the pic

  72. MrEssentialist

    July 2, 2012 at 5:59 pm

  73. Ana

    July 2, 2012 at 6:13 pm

    I had never posted any comment in this wonderful site.
    The shots are incredible and real at the same time.
    I cannot go to bed without checking the new pictures.

    This one is simply astonishing.

    Thanks for sharing your work with us.

    Greetings from Barcelona.

  74. Sonia Otero

    July 2, 2012 at 6:20 pm

    Bella, bella, bella!!!!

  75. Cat Cave

    July 2, 2012 at 6:23 pm

    Pink and red and yellow and blue all together – and she makes it work! She’s matching her hair, necklace and the buttons on her dress too. Lovely!

  76. Tia

    July 2, 2012 at 6:26 pm

    Simply stunning!!

  77. pretartporter

    July 2, 2012 at 6:28 pm

    love it! it makes me feel happy

  78. Cheryl

    July 2, 2012 at 6:28 pm

    I love it! Style that continues beyond our “younger years” is truly classic and attractive. This reminds me of my own stylish mother, who is 70+, but you would never believe that, as you can see in this post

    Thank you for highlighting a beautiful, stylish older woman! We can all aspire to this!

  79. Marcie B

    July 2, 2012 at 6:34 pm

    Thanks for showing that true style can be evident at any and all ages! Bravo :-))

  80. Lindag

    July 2, 2012 at 6:38 pm

    The prototype of the Italian grandma! Love this!
    -Baci dalla Liguria!

  81. raquel

    July 2, 2012 at 6:42 pm

    LOve Love LoVe it!!! I’m so glad! something different than the skinny young models!

  82. lady katza

    July 2, 2012 at 6:54 pm

    My first reaction is “Aww, she’s so cute!” Probably not what she was trying for but it certainly made me smile. I love to see Ladies of Certain Age take pride in their appearance.

    And for those that say American women don’t take pride in dress in their old age obviously don’t live in The South. ;)

  83. Huliganjetta

    July 2, 2012 at 7:02 pm

    She is so cute!!

  84. Ohh I really love her attitude and the photo…

  85. Lee

    July 2, 2012 at 7:20 pm

    She reminds me of my grandmother who always wore dresses. Lovely.

  86. zorysia

    July 2, 2012 at 7:43 pm

    I love this image!
    I think it is as important for a fashion blogger to feature photos of (ordinary) seniors as of swanky young people. The former could be an inspiration to the young on how to age gracefully and fashionably. After all the seniors of today may be trendsetters in their yesteryears. We may learn a thing or two from pictures like this.

  87. Talitah

    July 2, 2012 at 7:56 pm

    So beautiful and cute!



  88. Martine

    July 2, 2012 at 8:06 pm

    Love the elegant pearls and the immaculate hair. Very ladylike. And she is cute! Dignified, but cute.

  89. JP

    July 2, 2012 at 8:13 pm

    Love her. This could be me in 40 years. I definitely hope to make it long enough in this life to be as beautiful as this women.

  90. Martine

    July 2, 2012 at 8:17 pm

    Just wanted to add that I see some older American women who dress divinely. More casually, perhaps, but thats not the point. We don’t live in a cookie cutter world, thankfully.
    Also; This lady does have amazing posture. its funny how people forget good posture, but if you don’t have that, you don’t have anything.

  91. Rebecca

    July 2, 2012 at 8:33 pm

    It is so refreshing to see style and confidence portrayed by different age groups :)

  92. Muna

    July 2, 2012 at 8:43 pm

    Really Italian granny summer street style… so MeH!!!

  93. Maria (from Cambridge)

    July 2, 2012 at 8:46 pm

    Thank you for taking photos of everyone. I love her pose (as others have said) and the fact that her clothes fit. This is the number one quality I noticed in all the older women I saw when I first went to Spain–that older women wore clothes the right size–not too big, not too small. Whether they were 4 feet 10 inches tall or nearly six feet tall and round all over, their clothes were just the right size and they carried themselves with such grace. It was such an epiphany. Your portraits surprise us all the time… how I do love photos of the old ladies. My all-time favorite is the monochromatic lady wearing, what was it, a fur coat? I’ll have to find her in the sartorialist archives. Joy awaits!

  94. Nicovember

    July 2, 2012 at 8:56 pm

    Had to comment for the first time to tell you how much I loved this. Being one’s best never gets old. Lovely!

  95. jo

    July 2, 2012 at 8:56 pm

    I think I love this photo the best. – I bet she feels as young as you see her in the pic.

  96. Laurel

    July 2, 2012 at 8:59 pm

    Embrace–and post–more lifetime beauty, like this one!

  97. jacqueline

    July 2, 2012 at 9:03 pm

    Oh thank you for this one. Like a breath of fresh air.

  98. Jennifer Blair

    July 2, 2012 at 9:15 pm

    A smile on my face and a tear in my eye. I love this photo very much!

  99. Jenny Kozlow

    July 2, 2012 at 9:18 pm

    Scott, thanks for a fabulous non fashion week glamour photo.

  100. CultureShockArt

    July 2, 2012 at 9:18 pm

    Big smiles after seeing this.

  101. Pablo Aguilar

    July 2, 2012 at 9:31 pm

    Perls and flowers! Two gradients that harmonize and underline
    the beauty enclosed by wisely accumulated time.
    Thanks for inspiring!!!

  102. Samira

    July 2, 2012 at 9:52 pm

    enjoy this photo very much!!! she looks beautiful!!!

  103. Gon

    July 2, 2012 at 10:12 pm


    she is really beautiful.

  104. olivia

    July 2, 2012 at 10:21 pm

    She looks so kind and beautiful. I love this photo.

  105. Sofia

    July 2, 2012 at 10:38 pm

  106. CBC

    July 2, 2012 at 11:04 pm

    Is she Italian…i don’t think so…she looks like a German tourist! she was nice to pose for u!

  107. Ilana

    July 2, 2012 at 11:19 pm

    SO WONDERFUL! Keep showing us pictures like this, unexpected and delightful.

  108. suzy

    July 3, 2012 at 12:02 am

    ive always wanted to dress myself from a cool grandma’s closet

  109. Aly

    July 3, 2012 at 12:21 am

    She seems so complete! I love her. Thank you for posting this!

  110. phyllis

    July 3, 2012 at 12:55 am

    at last!! this is a sign of dimensionality to enrich this wonderful website.
    thank you! she is marvelous.

  111. Lauren (BestTrendz)

    July 3, 2012 at 12:57 am

    Great photo, Love her style

  112. Eva

    July 3, 2012 at 12:59 am

    She’s beautiful and so confident! I love the photo.

  113. Michael T

    July 3, 2012 at 1:48 am

    I’m imaging the smells that come out of her kitchen. Love her.

  114. white_hare

    July 3, 2012 at 1:55 am

    !!! This is absolutely amazing! I was waiting for this king of picture! Im from East Europe and i see a lot in our streets old elegant or funny looking old women, wich makes me want to start blog about them …

  115. almudena

    July 3, 2012 at 2:40 am

  116. Serdane

    July 3, 2012 at 2:47 am

    Oh ! So nice picture ! That’s a original Mamy !

  117. Annamaria-pamp

    July 3, 2012 at 2:53 am

    FINALMENTE una signora!!!
    At last a lady!!!

  118. Mira

    July 3, 2012 at 3:04 am

    My fav pic. I would wear that too!!!


  119. Nia

    July 3, 2012 at 3:41 am

    I love her necklaces!

  120. Nadine

    July 3, 2012 at 3:47 am

    Great portrait. Stunning grandma :-)

  121. lucia

    July 3, 2012 at 4:00 am

    This is SO lovely! I want to go to Italy!

  122. Per

    July 3, 2012 at 4:17 am

    Thaaaaaaaaaaaaank you for showing REAL people

  123. Leesee

    July 3, 2012 at 4:26 am

    What a sweetheart, I love photos that capture elder in the style!

  124. Andy D4

    July 3, 2012 at 4:33 am

    Is that the girl in the previous photo 50 years in the future?

  125. Nick M

    July 3, 2012 at 4:37 am

    Lovely photo — reminds me of my own dear – and still stylish Mum

  126. paxton

    July 3, 2012 at 4:41 am

    …a very pretty dress in a wonderful print…love the three buttons & I bet her necklace is real mother-of -pearl….all in all a great lesson in how to dress for a summer day.

  127. Hannah

    July 3, 2012 at 5:20 am

    Another beautiful shot. She has aged gracefully! Thanks for sharing.

  128. Dori

    July 3, 2012 at 5:35 am

    Esto si que es verdadero. Esta señora tiene estilo y es real!!!

  129. Vesper

    July 3, 2012 at 6:02 am

    Brings a smile on my face. Colourful woman!

  130. Milagros

    July 3, 2012 at 6:42 am

    ¡Enhorabuena por publicar esta foto!
    Las personas mayores también tienen su estilo y personalidad encantadora.

  131. maria t

    July 3, 2012 at 7:11 am

    lovely!nice to see people of all ages looking at their best! inspirational.

  132. Mrs Vintage

    July 3, 2012 at 7:17 am

    Love this pic! I wish I could have her same outfit XD

  133. Maria

    July 3, 2012 at 7:17 am

    Congratulatiosm for your choice. I think middle aged wnd old women have many stories to tell. And they deserved the same attention, in fashion, to show.
    I loved the picture.

  134. debbie

    July 3, 2012 at 7:28 am

    A breath of fresh air. Such an elegant, beautiful lady. Thank you.

  135. Sihem

    July 3, 2012 at 7:33 am

    I love it , she is so cool in her dress , and in light of the picture calms me :)

  136. capecarol

    July 3, 2012 at 7:36 am

    As an American woman, I find it extremely helpful to embrace a more European attitude toward aging. When I feel the shove of our culture to deny that it’s happening, or that in fact, it is both natural and beautiful, I will think of this photograph. Thank you.

  137. Natalie

    July 3, 2012 at 8:13 am

    What a lovely photo, great playsuit too!

  138. Sarka

    July 3, 2012 at 8:19 am

    This photo really made me smile! Could totally see a woman decades younger wearing the same thing!

  139. Sunny Side

    July 3, 2012 at 8:34 am

    Murakami pattern !!!

  140. Stefania

    July 3, 2012 at 9:02 am

    This is a great photo.
    I love the pose. She looks so proud and strong.
    In a way, this photo made me smile.
    This is basically my mum’ summer uniform and she would never consider herself classy, or elegant, or interesting in any way wearing such an outfit and she would never go to Milan wearing that because she wouldn’t consider it good enough for the city (she is from a small Italian town). I’m sure if you had asked my mum to take a picture of her she would have thought it was a joke.
    I would really like to know if you had to spend a lot of time trying to persuade this woman to take this picture.
    More senior people, please!!! Most times senior people are so classy, but when you piont it out they look at you like if they didn’t know what you’re talking about.

  141. anonymous

    July 3, 2012 at 9:03 am


  142. jolie

    July 3, 2012 at 9:07 am

    reminds me so much my elegant granny

    I love this picture


  143. blaire

    July 3, 2012 at 9:10 am

    Such a fashionable lady. And this makes me miss my grandma! (Calling her now :)

  144. Giorgio

    July 3, 2012 at 9:19 am

    Fabulous! So sweet.

  145. LIZPR

    July 3, 2012 at 9:24 am

    I love her outfit, with the string of pearls, and the neutral shoe … thank you for posting this … it’s refreshing.

  146. Saba Gartrell

    July 3, 2012 at 9:26 am

    So wonderful to see an older woman featured. Ever think that she may be much more than a “grandma?” Maybe she owns a business, maybe she is an academic . . . . images change and photographers help change them.

  147. Rocio

    July 3, 2012 at 9:30 am

    OLÉ, OLÉ y OLÉ!

  148. Rhoda

    July 3, 2012 at 9:39 am

    I very much appreciate this! Thank you for posting such an elegant, stylish older woman. Keep an eye out for more…they’re everywhere and need to be seen!

  149. haidee

    July 3, 2012 at 9:42 am

    I love her dress

    www. haideeandco.blogspot .com

  150. Christine

    July 3, 2012 at 9:49 am


  151. mattiabdk

    July 3, 2012 at 9:53 am


  152. Rosemary

    July 3, 2012 at 9:55 am

    Glad to see Saba’s comment – I was getting a little tired of all this ‘cute grandma’ stuff. As a 62-year old myself, I hate the assumption that all individuality, all accomplishments can be disregarded after a certain age. She’s a mature woman who, to judge by your photo, is confident and with a strong sense of style. Nothing wrong with being a grandmother, but none of your readers would think of describing a 30-year old as simply a wife or mother – please grant older women the same respect.


    July 3, 2012 at 10:19 am

    The best fashion picture ever!

  154. Michael Smith

    July 3, 2012 at 10:19 am

    Italian neo-realism at it’s classic best. La bella donna io amo! Che bella.

  155. Ururu Kaigo

    July 3, 2012 at 10:29 am

    Wonderful pic!
    So sweet!!

  156. Lilly

    July 3, 2012 at 10:42 am

    Thank you Scott for posting this picture. You made my dad. She is simply lovely and reminds me of my grandmother. Older women should be celebrated in this way more often – I know you agree. :))
    You’re the best!!

  157. minni

    July 3, 2012 at 10:45 am

    i feel like this picture tells you all about her. she’s a sweet yet fashionable italian woman, living it up in milan….with linguini cooking in her cozy kitchen….and fresh veggies that she just picked up from the market.

  158. Lucia

    July 3, 2012 at 11:14 am

    I am also a bit annoyed with all these “cute grand ma” stuff. MAybe she is not a grand mam at all, maybe not even a mum?! Maybe she is an stylish italian lady with a very rich life, or maybe she is a tourist on a roundtrip to Italy? ( not German anyway, that you can tell ) but she could be Italian or even Danish. She is graceful and stylish and she looks very good and stylish. My grandma used to dress like that, dye her hair black, and she was much much more than a mum and a grand mum!

  159. jenmarie

    July 3, 2012 at 11:25 am

    This photo is a relief. I love to see all the beautiful , young men and women everyone takes photos of, and yet there is an older generation, with great style and beauty and a sense of self that lives and breaths that is largely ignored. It s nice to see that someone is paying attention. Your photograph is a nod to maturity and grace.

  160. yvonne

    July 3, 2012 at 11:30 am

    she reminds me of my own gramma. thanks for posting this scott.

  161. Encarna Medina

    July 3, 2012 at 12:08 pm

    ¡ Bellísima!

  162. carole

    July 3, 2012 at 12:09 pm

    Isn’t she lovely!

  163. Grey Fox

    July 3, 2012 at 12:15 pm


  164. Carol

    July 3, 2012 at 12:45 pm

    Absolutely. This is a truly informative post, because it’s about classic and every day style we all need to remember.

  165. Michelle S

    July 3, 2012 at 12:46 pm

    Nonna is rocking that floral jumper.

  166. Beauty Follower

    July 3, 2012 at 1:12 pm

    LOve grannies wearing floral dresses!

  167. Chahrazad

    July 3, 2012 at 1:18 pm

    Looks like a cute woman. So cute!


  168. Lisa

    July 3, 2012 at 1:26 pm

    Wonderful. Thank you.

  169. Angel

    July 3, 2012 at 1:30 pm

    Pretty cool, good to see some normal folk on here. Makes the rest of us “non-jet-set’n” street style blogger feel up to par event to you. I’m sure she was super flattered.

    Angel’s Point of View

  170. Aline

    July 3, 2012 at 1:35 pm

    Lovely photo! colourful and smart

  171. eugene

    July 3, 2012 at 1:41 pm

    what a lovely pause from the same old stuff. i’m hoping you can find her again in the future

  172. princessglee

    July 3, 2012 at 2:11 pm

    If you put the same clothing and accessories on Giovanna Battaglia, Viviana Volpicella or even Hanneli Mustaparta you’d have the same result. Something chic, lively and current. I like the bright print with the neutral shoes.

  173. Lisa O.

    July 3, 2012 at 2:27 pm


  174. chiara

    July 3, 2012 at 2:43 pm


  175. Nora

    July 3, 2012 at 2:48 pm

    wonderful picture with the explosion of colour in a more subdued background. I also like it because this is the first I see with a “normal” person in it, not the very slim, very young, waifish character, so close to the runway ideal.


  176. diane

    July 3, 2012 at 2:49 pm

    Beautiful, makes me love my gorgeous grandmas. MORE of these kind of women!!!

  177. Dee

    July 3, 2012 at 3:53 pm

    Beauty at every age – love it!

  178. Doreen

    July 3, 2012 at 3:54 pm

    Oh …. Bella Nonna !!!!!!

  179. Wilson Hughes

    July 3, 2012 at 4:06 pm

    Fantastic! You need to take more photos like this.

  180. Rafael

    July 3, 2012 at 4:22 pm

    This photo made my day! Love it!!!

  181. daniel stark

    July 3, 2012 at 4:44 pm

    i bet this lady is pretty cool.

  182. Carmen

    July 3, 2012 at 6:04 pm

    Amazing! Style does not understand about age…!

  183. Kate

    July 3, 2012 at 6:31 pm

    Yay!!!!! Finally something different! A lovely looking woman!!!!

  184. micael

    July 3, 2012 at 7:42 pm

    Thank you!

  185. Gloria Garcia

    July 3, 2012 at 8:35 pm

    bella, sencillamente bella. Adoro tu sensibilidad.

  186. Stephanie

    July 3, 2012 at 9:21 pm

    This is so cool! My boyfriend is Italian and his beautiful mum is one of the most stylish women I’ve ever seen…at the age of 82!! I love the colours and the pearls that this lady is wearing, and as others have said, she has a tender, approachable face. Just great!

  187. Monsieur Marcel

    July 3, 2012 at 9:47 pm

    Whenever I make the acquaintance of an elder, I pick their brains; I’d have to ask this lady about Coco Chanel and Elsa Schiaparelli.

  188. Arti

    July 3, 2012 at 10:14 pm

    love it! she looks great

  189. Molly

    July 3, 2012 at 11:21 pm

    So many comments use the word “cute,” but that’s the last word I would use. She looks proud, resilient, strong, experienced, tough, and handsome to me, as the word is sometimes used for women. Love this!

  190. zoe

    July 3, 2012 at 11:38 pm

    Finally! Someone who isn’t under 30 and stick thin. Fashionis for EVERYONE :) :) :)

  191. Steve

    July 3, 2012 at 11:44 pm

    Yeah, this made me smile. Awesome.

  192. Marceline

    July 3, 2012 at 11:59 pm

    I don’t know what I love most about this picture.

  193. megan

    July 4, 2012 at 2:20 am

    this is a lovely photo! she puts a smile on my face :)

  194. Jenny

    July 4, 2012 at 2:57 am

    Wow. She looks effortless.

    Thanks for posting this. I wouldn’t have looked twice unless someone else brought it up. She has so much fashion sense in such a discreet way. I absolutely love it.

  195. Brodie Olson

    July 4, 2012 at 4:07 am



    July 4, 2012 at 6:39 am

    Brilliant!!! She is so true. She could also be Spanish.

  197. John Gall

    July 4, 2012 at 6:49 am

    Nice that you’ve chosen this lady – after all, you do see charmingly dressed older people like this quite regularly across Italy – but I think you ought to do this more often to avoid this being seen as merely tokenistic. The non-fashion people have now virtually disappeared from your blog.

  198. Katy

    July 4, 2012 at 8:26 am

    Great street style…authentic, sweet, joviale… big smile!

  199. Jane

    July 4, 2012 at 9:02 am

    This made me smile. Thanks for that :)

  200. LatteLisa

    July 4, 2012 at 9:04 am

    Love this photo!

    I hope I’ll be wearing something as colourful when I’m her age.

  201. Kimberli

    July 4, 2012 at 9:17 am

    So sweet and beautiful!

  202. Patricia Bonilla

    July 4, 2012 at 9:50 am

    Beautiful & unexpected! This is so you Scott!

  203. Mj

    July 4, 2012 at 10:09 am

    this is the kind of diversity your eye has been in desperate need of. this woman looks awesome!!!

  204. foia

    July 4, 2012 at 10:18 am

    Perfect skin, so soft

  205. ana

    July 4, 2012 at 10:55 am

    jajajajajaj molto divertente!!!

  206. LB

    July 4, 2012 at 11:08 am

    This reminds me of all my zias(italian for aunt). Always these types of dresses with baubles accompanied with matching purse and necklace. This photo just made my day.

  207. Henry Flagler

    July 4, 2012 at 11:58 am

    Thanks for including age and body shape in your commitment to visual style diversity. More, please!

  208. Alexa

    July 4, 2012 at 1:48 pm

    THANK YOU for making my day with this lovely photo.

  209. moc

    July 4, 2012 at 4:56 pm

    LOVE her bellybutton

  210. Andrea Maria

    July 4, 2012 at 4:59 pm

    I really love the Navigli district, i think it’s my favorite from Milano,
    You can totally catch such variety of fashion styles in just one space.

    Check out my blog Im a Mexican blogger,
    I hope you like it!!



  211. Lindsey

    July 4, 2012 at 5:36 pm

    Love the necklace! She looks so elegant and confident! Great look.

  212. Chiara

    July 4, 2012 at 6:38 pm

    Lovely Italy..

  213. toni

    July 4, 2012 at 9:34 pm

    Thank you for making my day. Beautiful!

  214. Samiann

    July 4, 2012 at 9:57 pm

    My dear, late, grandma never left the house unless immaculately groomed. She taught me well. This lovely lady shows me, as well, why you should DRESS LIKE YOU MEAN IT. She has respect for herself and those around her. What a wonderful example of manners and grace. Thank you for sharing.

  215. hjm

    July 4, 2012 at 10:02 pm

    i love this picture. shows what necklace and shows can do.

  216. anastasia

    July 4, 2012 at 11:31 pm

    Super!!! that dress would surley catch my eye too – so colourful – so summery!!!

  217. Joannalogue

    July 5, 2012 at 12:10 am


  218. wallmuse

    July 5, 2012 at 12:18 am

    I’mnot kidding, this looks just like my grandma. Love her :)

  219. oleander

    July 5, 2012 at 4:36 am

    at last! a stylish woman who is not young or stick thin. please find some more for us as i know there are plenty out there.

  220. Jenn

    July 5, 2012 at 9:07 am

    Really cool picture and sweet grandma :)

  221. martinin

    July 5, 2012 at 9:07 am

    wonderful picture!!

  222. gian

    July 5, 2012 at 11:06 am


    nice pic

    take care
    Consultant Style Advisor

  223. Milly

    July 5, 2012 at 11:24 am

    Just goes to show that style is timeless!

  224. trina

    July 5, 2012 at 12:54 pm

    want that jumpsuit. and want to be wearing it still when i get to be older…

  225. c woodyard

    July 5, 2012 at 4:13 pm

    Such beauty in her confidence! She makes me happy and hopeful! Let’s have more like her.

  226. Cinthya Biancalani/ Buenos Aires

    July 5, 2012 at 6:02 pm

    When I grow up, I want to have that impronta…

  227. Lis

    July 5, 2012 at 8:45 pm

    THANK YOU, SCOTT! She is beautiful, stylish, confident and real. Your heart and soul shine through when you post a photo like this. Beauty is not the sole province of thin, young people. xoxoxoxox

  228. lucinha

    July 5, 2012 at 10:39 pm

    amei, love it, j’aime’e

  229. Katia Pellicciotta

    July 6, 2012 at 12:34 am

    This instantly reminded me of my nonna in Italy. Due to the distance between us unfortunately I don’t get to see her often, but when I do she never seems to be lacking in floral dresses, pearls and curls.
    By the way, I linked you from my blog:

  230. Très Awesome

    July 6, 2012 at 3:13 am

    What an adorable lil Granny. Love this.

    Très Awesome – Chicago Street Style

  231. Kate

    July 6, 2012 at 4:46 am

    This, to me, captures the true essence of the term ‘street style’. This lady isn’t a model, or a high-end fashionista – she’s just a well dressed woman with a lovely sense of personal style. Thanks, Scott.x

  232. nivass

    July 6, 2012 at 8:22 am

    a touch of reality in the irreal world of fashion.

  233. Dicas "Ingriveis"

    July 6, 2012 at 11:37 am

    I am so so so glad to see this picture! It” humanizes” our fashion sense. Thank you for your sensibility! :) I love your work!!



    By the way: I have a blog ( it is in Portuguese) called Dicas “Ingriveis”…it has being a really good experience for me!

  234. Earl Grey

    July 6, 2012 at 11:42 am

    Finally! An older woman agrees to join your ranks! She’s really beautiful in your perfect shot.– and that looks like a two-piece pant outfit… not a dress!

  235. Anna

    July 6, 2012 at 1:50 pm

    Dear God,

    Please let me have this much grace and style as a woman of mature years. And please let Scott document it here as further proof of his own broad mind and keen eye.


  236. kateaddict

    July 6, 2012 at 4:11 pm

    this chic rocks!

  237. Alicia Laumann

    July 6, 2012 at 6:39 pm


    Nothing like Italians, young or old, to show style and grace. The expression on her face is lovely. Did everybody realize that this lady received more comments than anybody else lately? And…. all favourable!

    Brava once more!

  238. Jerri

    July 6, 2012 at 8:37 pm

  239. Victoria Regia

    July 7, 2012 at 9:38 am

    Que bonita!

  240. eli

    July 7, 2012 at 4:26 pm

    Bravo for putting a normal size person on here!!!!!!!!!!

  241. CamMi Pham

    July 7, 2012 at 6:43 pm

    This photo made me smile :)

  242. kiki

    July 8, 2012 at 1:04 pm

    She looks like she’s going to size you up in a few moments, tell you you’re too skinny, then try to feed you. If you decline she will shake her head sadly and sigh. Then try to feed you again. Then you will feel guilty, and even though you’re not really hungry, you’ll eat something just to make her happy. Okay, maybe that’s confusing her with my grandma, but you just know she’s probably the same.

  243. JWF

    July 9, 2012 at 8:30 am

    I love this photo! Not that your others are bad, but finally someone who is not in their 20′s-30′s, rail thin, and connected to the fashion industry in some form. Yay!!! A true street sartorialist photo!

  244. laurentina

    July 9, 2012 at 9:32 am

    Finalmente as pessoas idosas tambĂ©m sĂŁo apreciadas!Há homens e mulheres belĂ­ssimos,charmosos,cheios de riqueza exterior e interior que a nossa sociedade apenas atenta Ă  juventude nĂŁo valoriza…Que pena!Façam a diferença por favor

  245. Bill

    July 9, 2012 at 12:07 pm

    ready for summer… i love italian women of all ages!

  246. duckalicious

    July 9, 2012 at 4:12 pm

    beautiful – you just inspired me to take some photos of my grandma to put on my blog.

  247. Soccer Mom Style a.k.a. Maya

    July 9, 2012 at 4:52 pm

    I want this lady’s dress! What a beautiful print.

  248. Cassiopea

    July 9, 2012 at 6:07 pm

    So Italian! Love it!

  249. Tiziana

    July 10, 2012 at 7:45 am

    She’s beautiful. Thanks for this moment… sweet.

  250. Marsha

    July 10, 2012 at 9:19 am

    After years, this is the first time posting on this site. Regardless of whether I love her style or not, it’s about time seeing someone who is not young and thin. Awesome!

  251. jessica

    July 10, 2012 at 9:40 am

    I miss my nana.

  252. cheryl

    July 10, 2012 at 2:18 pm

    Wonderful photo!

  253. Milan Boya

    July 10, 2012 at 4:16 pm


  254. Juan Mendez

    July 10, 2012 at 4:28 pm

    She’s adorable!!!

  255. Anne-Marie

    July 11, 2012 at 11:01 am

    Going into advanced style territory…;)
    I wish classy granmas could have more coverage, they have the class without the attitude

  256. Chervelle Camille

    July 14, 2012 at 5:28 am

    Simply amazing. In one second, I was transcended to her youth. I saw exactly who she was and reflectively, still is. She’s got a spunky personality that I’m sure was ever so present in her younger years. Render me speechless. This is ranking near the top of my favourites of yours, list.

  257. Kerstin Landgren, Uppsala, Sweden

    July 14, 2012 at 3:31 pm

    Nice to see a woman my age dear Sartorialist. Please find some more real women. There are many of us still out there waiting to be found you know!

  258. R Jackson

    July 15, 2012 at 2:52 pm

    The photo is art. More, please! She is lovely.

  259. Rick

    July 15, 2012 at 5:29 pm

    Older, but still fashionable, exciting and I will bet delightful to photograph!

  260. JP

    July 21, 2012 at 8:27 pm

    This picture really made me smile, thank you! You’ve captured pure joy.

  261. AnalĂ­a

    July 24, 2012 at 1:05 pm

    how cute!! :) i want to give her a hug! beautiful!

  262. Ana (Seville, Spain)

    July 31, 2012 at 7:03 am

    Es una foto preciosa, la señora está divina

  263. Leila

    January 31, 2013 at 9:15 pm

    I wish you had more photos of ‘older’ people…. She is lovely.

  264. NĂ­via

    February 1, 2014 at 6:41 am

    She reminds me a lot of my ant Bete
    Passed way a long. time ago
    Ant Bete was a little taller
    Same hair, oh God, its just the same hair!!!

  265. Lucia

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