Friday, March 28, 2014

On the Street…..Boulevard des Italiens, Paris


Isn’t it great to see Prada look as cool on the street as it does on the runway?



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  1. Buddy

    March 28, 2014 at 4:04 pm

    Very dignified style.

    • andreea

      March 31, 2014 at 5:34 am

      she’s very cool! thank you for fighting against ageism, mr. s! :)

      • Simone Fraser

        April 3, 2014 at 7:22 am

        It’s a pity age had to be mentioned, don’t you think?
        I enjoy the defiantly twisted scarf and the confidence of wearing this yes-Prada-but-still-unusual-gingham-and-fur combination. It feels like like a new take on a 1950s look. Chic, neat, gorgeous.

      • Trinnette

        August 28, 2014 at 8:35 pm

        I don’t think she is fighting anything. That is why she is so wonderful.

  2. irene laura

    March 28, 2014 at 4:11 pm

    Cool lady indeed!

  3. Elizabeth H

    March 28, 2014 at 4:24 pm

    She is wonderful! So chic and beautiful!

    • Simone Fraser

      March 30, 2014 at 12:58 am

      I agree with this! Regardless of whether we know her gingham and fur is prada she looks both adorable and chic.

  4. Pamela

    March 28, 2014 at 4:24 pm

    I love this tartan!

  5. Natasha L

    March 28, 2014 at 5:15 pm

    SO fabulous. I can only hope I have this much style one day…

  6. sarah

    March 28, 2014 at 5:20 pm

    Great style is ageless. Love!

  7. Big M

    March 28, 2014 at 5:26 pm

    OMG! She is wonderful. To be that striking at her age. Don’t we all wish? Wow, she is my new idol. Thanks for this, Scott.

    • Martine

      March 28, 2014 at 6:07 pm

      I really do. Such amazing cheekbones!

      • ladyofletters

        March 29, 2014 at 7:07 pm

        Sure, but why is a woman’s age always so noteworthy? Plenty of older gents feature here too.

        • roelien

          March 31, 2014 at 5:46 am

          I suppose that is exactly the reason why: we don’t see women over fifty featured on this here blog quite as often as we see men over fifty.

          I love this forty’s-but-contemporary look. It suits her well. I’m almost tempted to overlook the fur, for once… Thanks for an inspiring image.

          • carol navin

            April 10, 2014 at 8:18 pm

            We don’t KNOW how old she is actually.

        • jenny

          April 1, 2014 at 5:54 am

          There are so many older men on the site, but very few older women. When there are, it’s really noteworthy. We need more so that we notice it less!

    • Jennifer

      March 29, 2014 at 2:29 pm

      I couldn’t agree more

  8. Ruth

    March 28, 2014 at 5:31 pm

    I love it when you show mature women. She is one-of-a-kind fabulous.

  9. Tracey

    March 28, 2014 at 5:44 pm

    Love her look!

  10. cristiana

    March 28, 2014 at 5:51 pm

    Classe ed eleganza allo stato puro!

  11. michael

    March 28, 2014 at 5:55 pm

    A beautiful woman. Style, grace and experience trump botox and surgery any day.

    • PJ

      March 29, 2014 at 8:14 pm

      Michael, I couldn’t agree with you more!

    • tallulah

      March 31, 2014 at 11:45 am

      … leaves botox out in the cold!

  12. Martine

    March 28, 2014 at 6:06 pm

    Lovely woman, and the coat with the grand sleeves looks so good on her!

  13. Sheila Brody

    March 28, 2014 at 6:14 pm

    That. Is. Style.

  14. Moira Parton

    March 28, 2014 at 6:15 pm

    She’s beautiful! x

  15. kyle

    March 28, 2014 at 6:36 pm

    She is what we would all like to be . . .

  16. Ana

    March 28, 2014 at 6:43 pm

    Too heavy made up, though. Less colored cheeks … maybe it would be better …

    • tallulah

      March 31, 2014 at 11:47 am

      I don’t think that this elegant lady can be improved. She is WHO she is and looks very self-assured.

  17. Sevan

    March 28, 2014 at 6:55 pm

    Great style. I love the way this lady wrapped her scarf leaving strands of hair showing. For some reason, she makes me think of Garbo. Very glamorously mysterious.

  18. Macarena

    March 28, 2014 at 7:00 pm

    This is Elegance and Style, this lady is wonderful!!!

  19. Nico

    March 28, 2014 at 7:31 pm

    So much amazing!

    Outfit chiffon soft skirt on lowbudget-lowcost Fashion blog

  20. Kyle

    March 28, 2014 at 7:36 pm

    I hope to be so elegant someday. . .

  21. LIZPR

    March 28, 2014 at 9:17 pm

    Oh, fabulous.

    I wanna look like this when I grow up.

  22. milex

    March 28, 2014 at 9:44 pm


  23. Liz

    March 28, 2014 at 9:57 pm

    I wanna be that amazing!!

  24. Shantella

    March 28, 2014 at 10:45 pm

    She looks amazing! Classic.

    Best wishes.

  25. Clair Bright

    March 28, 2014 at 11:53 pm

    RESPECT! This woman, and Scott’s wonderful photograph, speak chapter and verse on the essence of what we- often too casually- refer to as “style”. Thank you both for this extraordinary and inspiring vision!

  26. carole

    March 29, 2014 at 12:38 am

    she looks so fabulous in that gorgeous Prada coat. beauty at any age.

  27. Lindsey

    March 29, 2014 at 12:49 am

    Very chic and elegant!


    March 29, 2014 at 12:52 am

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  29. Laura

    March 29, 2014 at 2:10 am

    Yes, it is so great, and she is beautiful!

  30. KatyE.

    March 29, 2014 at 3:22 am

    LOVE THIS PHOTO! Love the coat, love the scarf, love the lady and adore the wrinkles!

  31. anne

    March 29, 2014 at 4:07 am

    elle est sublime. quelle classe .
    she is beautiful.

  32. linda wright

    March 29, 2014 at 4:27 am

    Inspiring woman of my age!!! She totally owns that look. Great style and not disguised to look younger…….Keeping it modern and fresh for the season. BRAVO to her and to you Scott for appreciating her.

  33. Frances

    March 29, 2014 at 4:33 am

    Wow she has great style, love that coat ! x

  34. Alena

    March 29, 2014 at 4:57 am

    Such a stylish lady!

    Alena | meet me stylish

  35. Denisa

    March 29, 2014 at 5:01 am

    Very nice style.

  36. Viva1721

    March 29, 2014 at 5:23 am

    This is class. I like this lady’s style, age shouldn’t be a discriminant.

  37. William

    March 29, 2014 at 5:28 am

    Dinner ladies at my school used to wear coats like that. Not made by Prada though!

  38. Gabi

    March 29, 2014 at 5:44 am

    Wow!!! What a great picture!!!!
    I want to hang it on my wall!!!

  39. Sara

    March 29, 2014 at 5:49 am


  40. M.

    March 29, 2014 at 6:08 am

    This is the most stylish picture I’ve seen on your site in ages. Gorgeous. To think I almost gave up on Prada!

    And I really hate it when older women dress too young. (I am “of and age.”) But this is grand style and age appropriate.

  41. CBC

    March 29, 2014 at 7:01 am


    • CBC

      March 29, 2014 at 6:24 pm

      what is her name….have u posted her before

      • CBC

        March 31, 2014 at 9:51 pm

        i keep coming back to this post….all the great comments….she owns this coat…Prada designed ….she owns

      • Vanessa

        May 29, 2014 at 11:19 am

        Her name is Marie Donnelly. Irish lady living in Paris.

        • Kat

          January 2, 2015 at 4:09 pm

          She’s the modern art collector, right? She is beautifully turned out, but definitely looks like someone you wouldn’t want to cross. There is a perceptible edge in her expression and posture..


    March 29, 2014 at 7:31 am

    Never too old to wear baby blue!
    Love it!!!!

    That is why I don’t believe in age appropriate clothing. If it suits you wear it with confidence and style!

    • nikki

      March 29, 2014 at 3:04 pm

      agreed ! Beautiful woman and outfit

  43. Alfia

    March 29, 2014 at 7:55 am

    Who is the woman any way????
    She is stunning!!! And her outfit is telling a story.
    And I want to know the story.
    I would love to see more women dressed uniquely and stylish like that on the street.
    Bravo to everybody who is bold and one of a kind like this lady!
    Thank you Scott!!

  44. Juli

    March 29, 2014 at 9:56 am

    I loe her style and the photo! I hope you like mine of Paris ;)
    Kisses, Juli.

  45. Florian

    March 29, 2014 at 10:58 am

    Beautiful! Fantastic! This grand lady almost makes want to love the rich. Such elegance and style is a rarity.

  46. helene

    March 29, 2014 at 11:06 am

    She i s c o o l !

  47. Lynnie 1004

    March 29, 2014 at 11:45 am

    Its equally nice to see a mature woman featured, who looks beautiful (because she) and is not all botoxed and Juvederm’ed up.

  48. sandyy

    March 29, 2014 at 12:19 pm

    Love the Vichy coat, it reminds me of Brigitte Bardot clothes ;)

  49. Lidia K.

    March 29, 2014 at 1:22 pm


  50. John

    March 29, 2014 at 1:40 pm

    I love those sunglasses with the head scarf and bright lipstick, too.

  51. Nicola

    March 29, 2014 at 2:50 pm

    She is terrific. Effortless style.

  52. Maria

    March 29, 2014 at 3:06 pm

    Toooooooo cool!! Love the photo!

  53. Jean Tom

    March 29, 2014 at 3:46 pm

    The lady is very lovely and well preserved for her age but the coat is just wrong…reminds me of a tablecloth,

  54. Alexis @ BPR

    March 29, 2014 at 5:44 pm

    What an amazing women! Love her.

  55. Anna

    March 29, 2014 at 6:31 pm

    Such a beauty. Timeless

  56. Rebecca

    March 29, 2014 at 7:33 pm

    Interesting to see gingham in a coating-weight fabric.She looks great and I love her accessorising.

  57. Isa

    March 29, 2014 at 7:52 pm

  58. Madeliene Rose

    March 30, 2014 at 5:48 am

    Wrinkles have never looked fiercer! I can’t wait to have such stains of relative time!

  59. Ro Moreira

    March 30, 2014 at 10:21 am

  60. Nina

    March 30, 2014 at 1:17 pm

    She inspires me. Adorable.

  61. Lynn

    March 30, 2014 at 4:33 pm

    Can only dream of possessing such a style sense… Tanta alla moda

  62. Kamel

    March 30, 2014 at 7:12 pm

    this elegant woman, timeless, stylish and above all, amazingly nice is called Marie D, mixing humility, style, charm, generosity, intelligence, and joie de vivre. that’s the formula for elegance, Marie ticks all the boxes.

  63. Rathe

    March 30, 2014 at 9:34 pm

    Coolest picture I’ve seen here in a while. That’s just awesome personified.

  64. Cece

    March 30, 2014 at 10:34 pm

    Thank you Scott, for a great photograph of a stylish, beautiful, older woman. From the bottom of my aging heart!

  65. CD

    March 30, 2014 at 11:34 pm

    Really makes you want to know all about the life this woman has lived. The epitome of attractive!

  66. Adiyam

    March 31, 2014 at 6:08 am

    She’s just fabulous. I love the (little) fact that you spotted her in London too Scott #feelingproud lol. Love it

  67. Simone

    March 31, 2014 at 6:40 am


  68. IS THIS IT? models review

    March 31, 2014 at 7:10 am

    This woman is cool!

  69. Ramona

    March 31, 2014 at 7:42 am

  70. Gian Luca M

    March 31, 2014 at 7:44 am

    simply….elegant and charming…

    Gian Luca M

  71. Christobel

    March 31, 2014 at 12:03 pm

    She IS awesome. But she must also be very wealthy. Maybe that doesn’t matter, after all there are plenty of extremely rich people who dress badly and of course one should always applaud such creativity, boldness and taste as this beautiful woman displays. Maybe I am envious. But I can’t help but feel it is just a little easier to look good when one has plenty of money…

  72. Maggie

    March 31, 2014 at 12:04 pm

    Just perfect.

  73. Bill

    March 31, 2014 at 2:48 pm

    Magnificent woman..gorgeous coat and style>Brava

  74. Jung T.

    March 31, 2014 at 11:32 pm

    stunning :)

  75. janie

    April 1, 2014 at 5:08 pm

    she looks absolutely brilliant: comfortable & elegant

  76. LindaB

    April 1, 2014 at 7:35 pm

    Scott, it’s a great shot of this wonderfully stylish woman :-) and she is such a refreshing inspiration to all women.
    It seems that a while ago you included many more stylish mature women on your blog, so I’m wondering if there’s now less presence of them on the street or perhaps there’s a perception that no-one is interested in them?
    Ciao, Linda. xx

  77. Erin

    April 1, 2014 at 8:00 pm

    That is a wonderful blue coat!

  78. Milka

    April 2, 2014 at 7:09 am

    Cool lady! an Icon! thanks

  79. Deb Aubespi

    April 4, 2014 at 9:44 am

    So lovely to see a beautiful woman with extraordinary style and closer to my age than most of your sartorial examples.


    April 4, 2014 at 1:24 pm


  81. Viktoria

    April 7, 2014 at 5:18 am

    Bellissima!!!!!!! Complimenti!

  82. foise

    April 9, 2014 at 6:37 am

    l’Ă©lĂ©gance et la classe et son age est un atout
    une belle lecon

  83. Eleonora

    April 10, 2014 at 9:20 am

    I like the interesting mixture of elegance, thoughtlessness and (maybe) that sort of self-mockery. I prefer this coat weared by this lady that by many young, pale and sad Prada’s models.

  84. neha goyal

    April 11, 2014 at 12:09 pm

    everything about this lady is just so fashionable.. i <3 it

  85. LucĂ­a

    February 3, 2015 at 10:47 am

    Love this shot! Style is ageless and beauty too

  86. Lulu

    May 31, 2015 at 5:53 am

    I hope to look as cool and as elegant as she does when I grow up.

  87. Noelle

    June 13, 2015 at 11:27 am

    I was looking on line, for M.Kivatizky a photographer in Paris sometime in the 20′s 30′s who took a photo of my grandfather whom I never met…and this site popped up…sooo I think the woman looks beautiful…I love the outfit, I love her lipstick and the oversized glasses…the woman looks pulled together..that anyone would remark about her age, and they dont like this and blah blah blah is so American…where everyone (Iam an American) so harshly judges people…you cant please everyone…so Iam glad shes doing her own thing…good for you…and remember ageing well is the best revenge…

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