Friday, November 10, 2006

On the Street…….She Has Her Look, Milan

I don’t think posted these shots when I was in Milan but I love that this women has so focused her look and only changes the color each day.

How many colors do you think she has in this? Grey flannel , tan cotton in the summer.

I can’t wait to go back to Milan in January to see how she does this look for Winter.

Does she wear the jacket and have her overcoat on her shoulders?

Wow, I’m really getting too into my blog!

I must go do something manly now – chop wood or something


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  1. Anonymous

    November 10, 2006 at 8:58 am

    I bet she is a busy and important woman, maybe she should relax a little bit ;)

  2. Anonymous

    November 10, 2006 at 9:11 am

    That’s what it’s all about- your own look, not someone else’s. I love it.

  3. positively the same dame

    November 10, 2006 at 9:13 am

    god willing, i will never need a divorce attorney, but if i did i hope this woman has an identical twin practicing law in the new york area and that i get to her before my husband does. RESPEC!

  4. iloveyousimondoonan

    November 10, 2006 at 9:26 am

    Wow… what regal carriage……. note to self – “Focus your look!”

  5. whyioughtta

    November 10, 2006 at 9:54 am

    Come on up here to Quebec, we have LOTS of wood for you to chop…you can even wear a nice flannel/ sweater/ puffer combo :^) Seriously, if you ever want to capture the latest in outdoor winter wear: Canada, my friend. Canada.

    I like it when people decide on a uniform, like this woman has, as long as it’s an up-to-date and chic one–which hers is. I guess people do it because they’re too busy to decide what to wear each day, but are also very aware of how important image is.

  6. amyp

    November 10, 2006 at 10:17 am

    I adore the shots that you took for My favorites come from Milan and the “older women” who exhibit true style. It’s a bit of a trick to find the photos that I love, but they are so inspirational. Thank you for renewing my faith in fashion.

  7. JC

    November 10, 2006 at 10:32 am

    love her discipline but wish she would carry that into her bags…are 3 bags really necessary?

  8. Anonymous

    November 10, 2006 at 10:40 am

    oh yeah, chop that wood baby

  9. Gemstone

    November 10, 2006 at 10:51 am

    She has done the classic look impeccably. There’s alot to be said for playing it safe and she looks comfortable and correct. But, this woman is so attractive that I can’t help but feel that she would be stunning in a skirt suit with a feminine shoe and large button earrings to play up those fantastic cheekbones.

  10. Anonymous

    November 10, 2006 at 10:56 am

    haha you are funny.

    so cool how you picked up on the subtleness of this woman’s wardrobe.

  11. Anonymous

    November 10, 2006 at 11:00 am

    This is one of my pet peeves….pants that look too long to be capris and too short to be normal pants. I think the outfit would look better with longer pants.

  12. Swagger

    November 10, 2006 at 11:12 am

    She has this get out on my way don’t you see I am shopping look. Love the Hermes belt and briefcase.

  13. Anonymous

    November 10, 2006 at 11:38 am

    She looks pissed that you were taking pictures of her.

  14. Anonymous

    November 10, 2006 at 11:42 am

    What a great look it is! You think it’s really conservative, and then you look at the details and it almost has a schoolboy humour: the short pants, narrow-shouldered jacket and shirt, lace-up flats and a leather bookbag!

  15. Alice Olive

    November 10, 2006 at 11:48 am

    I am all for honing one’s own look. The jacket looks good on her shoulders and just quietly, good for her – I’d need very attractive (not) sticky tape to ensure it didn’t fall off if I copied her stride down the street!

  16. Anonymous

    November 10, 2006 at 12:15 pm

    no! don’t stop!
    we are addicted to you…
    (and there are plenty of men out there chopping wood)

  17. Nia

    November 10, 2006 at 12:46 pm

    Save a tree. Take more pictures.

  18. RoseAG

    November 10, 2006 at 1:10 pm

    She’s got a good look. Not girly, but stylish.

    The length of the pants is interesting. I don’t know that we usually she shoes quite like those. I like the shoes and they look very wearable.

  19. Anonymous

    November 10, 2006 at 2:00 pm

    She looks great, but am I the only person who thinks it looks absurd that her briefcase is dwarfed by her “handbag”?

  20. Butch

    November 10, 2006 at 2:21 pm

    But Scott, the blog IS manly. And womanly. And all points in between and beyond….

  21. Anonymous

    November 10, 2006 at 2:27 pm

    yeah you sound like a fruit, toughin’ up man

  22. Anonymous

    November 10, 2006 at 2:30 pm

    Heehee, chop wood. Love your blog

  23. UpperWestSideGuy

    November 10, 2006 at 3:23 pm

    I think her stare is creepy. Her style totally works for her, but it contributes to her overall stiff as a board, no fun persona that she is radiating.

  24. Anonymous

    November 10, 2006 at 3:26 pm

    I guess she’s aiming for the rich and evil look. Or she was having a very bad day. But she doesn’t seem to be enjoying herself either way.

  25. claudia

    November 10, 2006 at 4:07 pm

    At last a woman of a certain ageI Would say she is fourty something and I AM in that bracket I feel that we are forgoten and look how many fashionable older women HUURAY!

  26. honora

    November 10, 2006 at 4:18 pm

    The combination of shorter trouser and flat shoes works well.

    The overall look is quite boring but smart and perhaps best described as functional but uninspiring.

    Winter accessories and some colour could certainly inject some personal style to this look.

    She looks very stressed!

    Wonder what she wears in the evening?

  27. Just an Observation

    November 10, 2006 at 5:26 pm

    I personally love how professional and refined her look is….even though I have a thing against clothing that carry logos her belt…..otherwise again a great base palette and just keep updating the look with color….like a classic sofa ..just keep changing the throw pillow every season.

  28. jojo

    November 10, 2006 at 5:49 pm

    She looks very serious. Next time you see her tell her some jokes. Maybe suggest she goes and chop some wood. I’m sure that would go down well.
    I must say I do not like this look at all.

  29. Anonymous

    November 10, 2006 at 5:50 pm

    I agree, she looks great. But I must admit I don’t really see the appeal of wearing the same uniform every day. It seems unnatural to me, like trying to avoid change, while change isn’t anything anyone will ever be able to escape anyway.

  30. Anonymous

    November 10, 2006 at 5:58 pm

    If not a smile, she at least needs to cultivate a pleasant expression. Too harsh for my taste.

  31. Anonymous

    November 10, 2006 at 6:12 pm

    This reminds me of that ad for Wendy’s that ran in the eighties (yes it dates me but I’m anonymous! Haha) with a mock fashion show in which “daywear,” “eveningwear” and “swimwear” were all the same look…

  32. Irish eyes singin' Danny Boy of a Friday

    November 10, 2006 at 6:13 pm

    Scott – you caught me mid wip of wine, unwares with this lady. She is stunning. I am head over heels for her. Not for the Dominatrix thing that some posters are mentioning – but for her function vs form look. She’s got her essentials in place and knows where she is going. The fantastic fabric against the leather case works brilliantly. She strides with purpose. This is a woman at the peak of her powers who knows how to balance what looks sexy with what works powerfully. God Damn, I am ready to buy her a Single malt – yes, a Single Malt – light her smoke (unfashionable – but you know she doea) and haul her off to a little hotel near St Sulpice in Paris for the weekend. I might even emerge alive… Scott y’er a genius Old Boy.

  33. Anonymous

    November 10, 2006 at 6:28 pm

    whyioughtta is also a Quebecker? See, Sart, you’ve got to come up to Montreal now. But be it not for the chopping of wood ;-)

    Like rebecca, I thought this was the same outfit until I read the post. Don’t like a fashionable uniform. It’s still a uniform.


  34. Anonymous

    November 10, 2006 at 8:43 pm

    Rawr, she growls.

  35. D. Kay

    November 10, 2006 at 9:21 pm

    I couldn’t agree more anon 911am. This is her style, and she knows how to work it. Her confidence is the sexiest thing about her.

  36. Anonymous

    November 10, 2006 at 9:48 pm

    Heh, heh Irish Eyes, you’d never survive, not a chance. I just hope she’s on the angels’ side or we’re all doomed. :)

    Verry Formidable!

  37. vintagent

    November 10, 2006 at 10:14 pm

    As far as I can tell, she’s wearing all Hermes, including her accessories (blouse might be Anne Fonteyn). Once again, she’s wearing a house deposit; bags $18k, suit $4k, shoes and blouse $1k. Probably doesn’t have time to browse the shops, so she walks into Hermes and says ‘I’ll take that suit in all four colors’! As the French say, Formidable.

  38. OrganicVogue

    November 10, 2006 at 11:08 pm

    The look on her face reminds me of Coco Chanel.

  39. David Carlier

    November 11, 2006 at 12:44 am

    exactly the same style of look of our wives here in Belgium (Brussels or Knokke)elle this resembles any ave their Hermes belt… I prefere a woman has hat in the spirit of Dory day, OR are the women of the great style, woman of the Fifties ‘, or etes you!!!!

  40. Anonymous

    November 11, 2006 at 5:14 am

    just like her expression: focused.
    stonefaced…she scares me a bit. she also looks angry. ummm, dunno what’s up…anyways, i do respect the style.

  41. Hester

    November 11, 2006 at 7:19 am

    Someone said she looks forty-something – nuh-uh! Late fifties – and looking terrific. I love seeing women who aren’t resorting to the plastic, wrinkle-free botoxed look. I love the pant length, too – it’s unexpected. Standard corporate-wear length would make her outfit b-o-o-o-ring.

  42. Maria

    November 11, 2006 at 12:23 pm

    she is in a mission!
    I like the short hair, and the lace shoes with short pants…SO functional.
    She reminds me of my mother’s energy…Gimme some of that.

  43. gracieo

    November 11, 2006 at 4:10 pm

    What other colors does she have this fantastic outfit in?

  44. EMNH

    November 11, 2006 at 6:38 pm

    Oh Please. She is Effing Amazing.

  45. Jason Hahn

    November 11, 2006 at 9:57 pm

    Loved the last line! I fell over laughing.

  46. Stacy (LA, CA)

    November 12, 2006 at 10:51 pm

    Well, interesting that you caught her on two different days. Did you have a chance to talk to her?

    … and what I wide range of reactions in the comments here.

    To me, it’s a bit of a harsh butch look, except that her great hair softens that to a degree.

    Otherwise, her stern Waffen-SS poster-girl demeanor makes it seem like she’s on her way to meet Dr. Evil, to exchange a crescendo of ominous laughs.

    And Sart, don’t worry about any wood needing to be chopped — what you’re doing here is much more vital than any need to prove, via any silly manual labor, how much testosterone is coursing through your incisive, fashion-conscious veins and arteries.

  47. Kathleen

    November 13, 2006 at 7:50 pm

    I’m betting she goes to the hairdresser every day.

    May I add, though, that I wish Italian women would consider sun damage a little bit more…it’s partly why she looks quite rigid, to me.

  48. Pata

    November 14, 2006 at 10:19 am

    Oh No !!! She scares me , I can´t get pass that expression ,I don´t care what she’s wearing!!

  49. Julia C.

    October 1, 2011 at 10:10 pm

    Finally a middle age woman, thanks Sart. Julia C.

  50. Martine

    October 17, 2011 at 10:21 am

    She looks great. Certainly she looks older. She is older. More likely late 50′s. But she is attractive. And if she has three bags, then she needs them. Some people actually carry bags because they have important things in them. Not because they want to show the world what bag they can afford. More then that, she looks stylish.

  51. Rosaria LGP

    October 25, 2011 at 2:43 pm

    It’s for saying…one girl look!;-)

  52. SuzieQ

    October 26, 2011 at 4:07 pm

    Fabulous. Would love to see her choice for underwear. It’s either all taupe Calvin, but could be La Perla.

  53. woman

    November 11, 2011 at 2:14 am

    She is on a business trip!! that’s why she has to “multi-task” her clothes, shoes and bags!

  54. dcinDC

    August 1, 2012 at 8:54 pm

    “Don’t f*ck with me fellas. This ain’t my first time at the rodeo.”

  55. phil

    March 17, 2014 at 6:18 am

    maybe a pocket square would bring colour to the jacket?

  56. Dax

    July 11, 2014 at 2:47 pm

    To me she look’s like a business woman, a maneater. Not my type but she has a nice bag.

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