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  1. Cory Scott

    September 25, 2013 at 8:06 pm

    Grace in simplicity. Amazing shot
    Xoxo! Cory Scott

  2. Madeline

    September 25, 2013 at 8:06 pm


  3. cca

    September 25, 2013 at 8:12 pm

    I love these potraits, gorgeous

  4. FripperyVintage

    September 25, 2013 at 8:15 pm

    She has amazing style, Italian women just look better with age!

  5. Sherry

    September 25, 2013 at 8:20 pm

    Gorgeous. I dont know who she is but she appears smart, stylish and confident. I love her good skin, tasteful makeup, unapologetic wrinkles, and Mona Lisa smile. THIS gives me something to aspire to as I get older. Thank you for singling her out in the crowd.

  6. Larry

    September 25, 2013 at 8:24 pm


  7. Theresa

    September 25, 2013 at 8:24 pm


  8. Charlotte

    September 25, 2013 at 8:30 pm


  9. carole

    September 25, 2013 at 8:33 pm

    One of the things I admire about you is that you see the beauty in older people as well as the young. I think there is true beauty and style at any age.

  10. Jules

    September 25, 2013 at 8:35 pm

    What a beauty! She feels true to herself which inspires and increases her attractiveness. I love her makeup. I do find myself chafing at your tag “mature women”. It shouldn’t but does conjure dowdy. At 59 yrs old and finding my look for this age and for something to grow into, the last thing I want is to look dowdy. But lovely photograph is appreciated.

    • berenger

      September 26, 2013 at 8:01 am

      Hey Jules, I read ‘mature woman’ and thought: interesting, refined, sorted, free… I like it… No, I love it.

      • Jules

        September 28, 2013 at 7:45 pm

        Helping me redefine mature. I like it.

  11. mroche

    September 25, 2013 at 8:59 pm

    Thanks for including a woman over 50 Scott! Love the blue coat/white blouse combination. Nice frames. Her confidence and poise are what make it a good portrait. ‘Comfortable in your own skin’ is always fashionable.

  12. lallie

    September 25, 2013 at 9:03 pm

    Great character in her beautiful face…the dark frames are perfect. At last, you’ve put up a picture of an older woman who embraces her age with dignity and style! Che bella donna!

  13. meandmax

    September 25, 2013 at 9:25 pm

    As a 70-year old, I love to see these chic older women who have not plastic-surgeried to death!

  14. TheMacaronAddict

    September 25, 2013 at 9:35 pm

    She looks incredible!

  15. samiguelense

    September 25, 2013 at 9:37 pm

    She looks great and I love her coat! You can’t go wrong with good tweed!

  16. Karla

    September 25, 2013 at 9:45 pm


  17. Oonagh

    September 25, 2013 at 9:51 pm

    Wow, what a stunner. Love the blue frame on the glasses and the pale blue jacket with the white shirt. Such character and intelligence in her eyes.

  18. Jared

    September 25, 2013 at 10:02 pm

    Someone please tell me where she got those glasses…..

  19. kelsey

    September 25, 2013 at 10:40 pm

    she has a gorgeous face

    kw, ladies in navy

  20. Marzi m

    September 25, 2013 at 10:45 pm

    I would love to hear her stories. I just know they would be interesting

  21. willa

    September 25, 2013 at 10:56 pm

    T H A N K Y O U ! for the lovely portrait of someone older than 25…

  22. Trendy Jewelry

    September 25, 2013 at 11:09 pm

    simple , yet gorgeous.

  23. Lindsey

    September 25, 2013 at 11:10 pm

    Great shot! Love the color of her coat.

  24. Judith A. Ross

    September 25, 2013 at 11:22 pm

    Renata, right? As gorgeous as always. My personal style icon.

  25. theKacar

    September 25, 2013 at 11:35 pm

    Beautiful women. Beautiful photography. Simply stunning. Great capture Scott.

  26. Quyen

    September 26, 2013 at 12:11 am

    Perfection defined! I would love to pick her brain!

  27. H.O

    September 26, 2013 at 12:29 am

    Excellent !

  28. Margaret

    September 26, 2013 at 12:50 am

    So italian!

  29. carol

    September 26, 2013 at 2:04 am

    this is the perfect ‘old’ woman, not ashamed at all, she looks really proud ! doesnt need creams, surgeries, whatever !! admire this and beautiful, thumb up

  30. Laura

    September 26, 2013 at 2:28 am

    Beautiful portrait, love the round sunglasses!

  31. Xana Athens

    September 26, 2013 at 2:31 am

    Wrinkles are the charm of this woman.Really elegant!

  32. Who is Mocca?

    September 26, 2013 at 2:32 am

    Amazing style!

    Who is Mocca?

  33. [email protected]

    September 26, 2013 at 2:41 am

    Brilliant! I especially love her eyeglasses.

  34. Wimereux

    September 26, 2013 at 3:12 am

    Yes, Renata, I think so. I saved the picture from Wednesday, January 16, 2013 on this site. Slightly shorter hair and new glasses. So beautiful and she’s updating her look more often than I do!

    • Lesley

      September 26, 2013 at 1:00 pm

      Yes! I’ve saved that photo as well. Something to aspire to!

      • Wimereux

        September 27, 2013 at 9:32 am

        I agree – getting older doesn’t look too bad if you can do it like that :)

    • James W

      September 27, 2013 at 1:43 pm

      My wife saved that photo, as well, for inspiration as she grows older.

  35. itchy

    September 26, 2013 at 3:41 am

    the prettiest face i ve seen for a long time

  36. Alessia

    September 26, 2013 at 4:06 am

    love her!


  37. katie

    September 26, 2013 at 4:38 am

    what a gorgeous woman!! such an inspiration. i want to look like her when i am older!

  38. Dottie

    September 26, 2013 at 5:25 am

    Renata Molho- elegant and inspiring as always!

  39. Suze

    September 26, 2013 at 5:33 am

    Beautiful attitude and lovely clean and strong style! Great portrait!

  40. my moleskine by nailee

    September 26, 2013 at 5:55 am

    Simple and soooo beautiful


  41. Rebecca

    September 26, 2013 at 7:09 am

    If only I could look so graceful once I’m old! Lovely

  42. teressimo

    September 26, 2013 at 8:46 am

    Now that is what we call ageing beautifully. So graceful.

  43. sb chica

    September 26, 2013 at 8:53 am

    Bellisima! I’m a great fan of Advanced Style because beautiful older “real” women are shown…..but if you keep showing gorgeous women like this one, maybe I’ll appreciate your blog even more.

  44. Nico

    September 26, 2013 at 9:26 am

  45. lenore

    September 26, 2013 at 10:05 am

    Thank you for showing beauty at every age. Non c’è nessuno più bella!

  46. Lisa

    September 26, 2013 at 10:09 am

    Finally!!!! A photo with someone real with character. While I appreciate a wild range of styles and shots, the street, hyper-self conscious photos are getting somewhat passe. Thank you for showing sublime style – much appreciated! All best!

  47. Valentina

    September 26, 2013 at 10:25 am

    Glamour and charm are ageless!!!

  48. anonymous

    September 26, 2013 at 12:13 pm

    I think the pale blue of the coat looks attractive on her. Looking for a good coat like this. Somewhat amused by the comments of the people here, upon staring at a face with wrinkles. Falling all over themselves to prove that they, too, like old age. As a woman approaching 60, which I do not think is thaaat advanced an age, I’m dreading this kind of thing, people saying you look great, for your age. She looks great, the same way teenagers at their age can look great.

  49. Camille

    September 26, 2013 at 5:15 pm

    Now, that. is. class.

  50. Celeste

    September 26, 2013 at 6:28 pm

    Renata is my style mentor. Thanks for this image.

  51. Rine

    September 26, 2013 at 11:04 pm

    Old age, an ordeal yet to come…But the lady in the picture looks nice, she looks like a teacher, prim and proper

    • Maureen

      September 29, 2013 at 1:00 am

      Not sure why you would say “old age, an ordeal yet to come,” as though it’s some sort of disease, “but the lady looks nice,” as though that could hardly be possible. Age is life — not an affliction. The young do not have a monopoly on living.

  52. LL

    September 27, 2013 at 6:11 am

    wonderful Renata.

    • Mikella

      September 28, 2013 at 7:22 pm

      Who is Renata? We are curious …

  53. Pascale

    September 27, 2013 at 6:28 am

    Renata, thank you so much Scott for the picture.

  54. Nancy

    September 27, 2013 at 11:12 am

    Gorgeous and smart. She looks like Giovanna’s mother (or, looks like what Giovanna might look like when she gets to be that age).

  55. Nina

    September 27, 2013 at 12:03 pm

    Compliments for seeing beauty and elegance! I am happy to see the woman can inspire so many. Thrilled about the comments and enthusiasm the photo makes.

  56. Isa

    September 28, 2013 at 3:40 am

    She’s beautiful and so class !

  57. Bizzy

    September 28, 2013 at 9:28 am

    This is a majestic shot. Wonderful style.

  58. tallulah

    September 28, 2013 at 10:16 am

    It was a previous shot of this gorgeous woman that inspired me to buy both of your books. Thank you

  59. Anne

    September 29, 2013 at 12:05 am

    So good to see an older woman on the blog, it’s the one thing my friends and I don’t like much about the blog – heaps of stylish older men shown, hardly any older women!

  60. Velma Vance

    September 30, 2013 at 12:47 pm

    j’adore. Simply.

  61. Ivy Lee

    October 5, 2013 at 5:30 pm

    Ah, Renata… one of my favorites, discovered through this blog. Thank you for that!

  62. Seong

    October 15, 2013 at 10:49 pm

    so chic, so elegant!


    October 21, 2013 at 8:05 pm

    I’m a month late to this post, but what the hell, I had to comment because the tantalising ‘Renata’ (who is she? does she have another name?) is so beautiful.

    And I’d like to thank you for your occasional shots of ‘older’ people and to ask you for more.

    I’m with anonymous above who hated the idea of being told they looked good ‘for their age’. That dreadful patronising qualifier which neutralises the compliment that precedes it. I love those comments here about Renata which simply note that she’s a beautiful woman, making no mention of her age. Beauty is beauty, and style is style and she has both. Full stop.

  64. Margo-Rose

    November 1, 2013 at 10:27 am

    Renata Mahlo is a great personality:

  65. Dax

    July 30, 2014 at 3:49 pm

    Gracious photo, but isn’t it a bit to warm with that coat?

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