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  1. Ophelia

    November 24, 2011 at 9:02 am

  2. Style Anywhere

    November 24, 2011 at 9:11 am

    great photo! One of your best snaps!

  3. LaScarparossa

    November 24, 2011 at 9:17 am

    I remember when I first saw that photo quite a long time ago! It is one of my favorite. No doubt.

  4. MrDavidPOP

    November 24, 2011 at 9:18 am

    great scarf, love the material

  5. (@Tokyofaces)

    November 24, 2011 at 9:29 am

    Not so sure about this one…

    Tokyo street style:

  6. My Style Canvas

    November 24, 2011 at 9:30 am

    I do’t know if I’d consider this is a style photo but it is a great shot of a woman who looks like she’d have a lot of interesting stories to tell.

    Hope you have a great Thanksgiving.

  7. Randi

    November 24, 2011 at 9:34 am

    She is so stunning. I hope to look like her in 60 years.

  8. Giada

    November 24, 2011 at 9:35 am

    Aged women are so interesting….love them all! They really have lots of stories to tell!!



    November 24, 2011 at 9:36 am

    Could be Spain as well, very nice picture anyway, congratulations.

  10. La ropa me vuelve loca!

    November 24, 2011 at 9:44 am

    Endearing picture!

    Kisses from Spain ♥ me crazy clothing

  11. kuma

    November 24, 2011 at 9:45 am

    So nice.

  12. laura

    November 24, 2011 at 9:47 am

    dolce eleganza…
    p.s.: sei sicuro di non averla già pubblicata questa foto? secondo me sì… ma semmai “repetita iuvant”, grazie!

  13. Katarina Susa

    November 24, 2011 at 9:52 am

    That shot is very beautiful indeed. I can’t believe how well you capture people. That is one lovely lady.


  14. Carrie

    November 24, 2011 at 9:52 am

    Has this picture been posted before?

  15. Natalia

    November 24, 2011 at 9:53 am

    Love it! I am a huge fan of well dressed mature women. I do love your sensitivity with them.

    Best regards from Madrid

    Besos y abrazos

  16. Lars

    November 24, 2011 at 10:04 am

    You know what? I find this really stylish and interesting, more of this please.

  17. Arne

    November 24, 2011 at 10:11 am

    This is the perfect image to share again today. The character and quality expressed in her outfit is not forced or contrived, as so much “Fashion” is today. Rather it is genuine and personal.

  18. David

    November 24, 2011 at 10:13 am

    Classic bit of scarfery.

  19. Arne

    November 24, 2011 at 10:15 am

    I’m also noticing her ring. Is that a wedding ring. Is her former husband gone or deceased? Has she wanted to wear the ring to keep the memory alive, and so moved the ring from her left hand to her right?

  20. Cassandra

    November 24, 2011 at 10:15 am

    I’ve always loved the look of a scarf around the head. But I’m always afraid of looking too old. If Audrey Hepburn can do it…

  21. Rubén Prado

    November 24, 2011 at 10:16 am

    She is
    a sweet
    She wears her
    golden years
    with transparency.

  22. Anna

    November 24, 2011 at 10:18 am

    I think we saw this one a while back. Nice, anyway.

  23. J.Choudhury

    November 24, 2011 at 10:19 am

    Ah, the white scarf, the silk look and overjoyed look is polished. The woman seems to be tense, but don’t know what’s stopping her. I would love it if you checked out my blog, I have interesting fashion posts you might love to read.

  24. Bohemian Style

    November 24, 2011 at 10:20 am

    Somehow this pic is perfect for thanksgiving.

    Happy Thanksgiving Scott!

  25. Vanessa

    November 24, 2011 at 10:23 am

    I remember this photo!


  26. 3ichenblatt

    November 24, 2011 at 10:24 am

    Nice. Classic. I think It is duchesse…

  27. Serdane

    November 24, 2011 at 10:27 am

    WOAW so nice, I love this typical class attitude from Old Person…

  28. Carolina

    November 24, 2011 at 10:28 am

    It’s about faces, expressions, gestures, feelings and shivering… that is the allure I always find in your photos and makes it different from any other streetstyle.

    Thank you very much for that inspiration!

  29. the style crusader

    November 24, 2011 at 10:30 am

    Love this. Feels like it harks back to your earlier posts from before street style photography was so massive. Beautiful detail of where her scarf is gathered below her neck – it looks so light and translucent. x

  30. Carolina

    November 24, 2011 at 10:30 am

    It’s about faces, gestures, expressions, feelings and shivering… that is the allure I always find in your photos and that makes it different from any other streetsytle.

    Thank you very much for the inspiration!

  31. Margherita

    November 24, 2011 at 10:32 am

    Would like to know what is the story behind this woman!

  32. Frankie

    November 24, 2011 at 10:42 am

    There is so much depth and dignity in those eyes.

  33. The life after

    November 24, 2011 at 10:43 am

    Very useful!!! I do the same often especially in windy days…

    The Life After

  34. jackie

    November 24, 2011 at 10:49 am

    I love the simplicity of her look. Reminds me of an older woman I saw in S.F. who was looking very proper wearing lady gloves on a crisp morning. Now I have two pair myself.

  35. selina

    November 24, 2011 at 10:51 am

    What a beautiful shot!

    love, selina

  36. Madara

    November 24, 2011 at 10:58 am

    Lovely lady! When I will grow old, I would wish to look so chic as her! Simply beautiful!

  37. tofrelouir

    November 24, 2011 at 11:01 am

    Is what you see in the faces as a photographer up to people through your photos Do you feel this

  38. Which me will I be today

    November 24, 2011 at 11:01 am

    The scarf is an elegant touch. It also reminds me of old Hollywood glamour and Jackie O. This a look that all when should try.

  39. Camilla

    November 24, 2011 at 11:07 am

    Love waves……

  40. Lady Dog

    November 24, 2011 at 11:10 am

    Just finished a novel by Donna Leon – this could be a character out of Venice. Chick and individual face not cluttered by fashion nor hairdo. Style.

  41. Blog ABRIL Moda

    November 24, 2011 at 11:14 am

    What a lovely picture!

  42. Simon Brown

    November 24, 2011 at 11:16 am

    A very elegant lady. I love the multiple kayers of fabric emerging from the knot. Headscarves, in many colours and pattterns were a class and ageless essential in Yorkshire when I was a child. My teenage daughter has just discovered them. And their usefulness when using a camera with long hair.

  43. kichen afternoon

    November 24, 2011 at 11:28 am

    Oh, she is beautiful! Thank you!

  44. Lo

    November 24, 2011 at 11:33 am

    Beautiful! Didn’t we see this image or this woman last year?

  45. anonymous

    November 24, 2011 at 11:37 am

    I loved this photo when I first saw it on your site. Now I can see that she twists the edges before tying, a nice touch.

  46. rine*

    November 24, 2011 at 11:37 am

    thanks for re-posting this beautiful image; she reminds me of one of my grandmothers
    i can’t figure out her expression though, it’s like she’s thinking ..I’ve been through so much and i’ve done a lot, but I’m content, it couldn’t have been any other way
    Or maybe not.

  47. Hillary

    November 24, 2011 at 11:43 am

    Now, that’s what I call advanced style!

  48. lintmag

    November 24, 2011 at 11:47 am

    You are making me long to return to Italy. I have not been back to visit the relatives in many years – this is so Italian woman of a certain age!

  49. Ana

    November 24, 2011 at 11:48 am

    Hi, is there a reason for posting this pic again?

    Love her anyways..

  50. marimorena

    November 24, 2011 at 11:51 am

    Beauty and elegance come tony mind!

  51. Lauren (BestTrendz)

    November 24, 2011 at 11:52 am

    A lovely picture- it captures some emotion I’m having difficulty naming. And I’ve always wanted to wear a scarf a la Audrey Hepburn, but it only suits a lucky few :)


  52. Akihiro Itagaki

    November 24, 2011 at 11:54 am

    beautiful…like a painting

  53. giedd

    November 24, 2011 at 12:00 pm

    @Arne she’s probably just Eastern European – they wear wedding bands on the right hand rather than the left.

  54. Roslyn

    November 24, 2011 at 12:26 pm

    Thanksgiving Pilgrim! Brilliant!

  55. Marcel Da Chump

    November 24, 2011 at 12:53 pm

    Puritanical…a perfect Thanksgiving image.
    So much to be thankful for…Scott’s inspiring work… his savvy followers.

  56. mmore

    November 24, 2011 at 1:03 pm

    she’s been here before!
    austere and skilled look
    again effortless…

  57. podiumaddiction

    November 24, 2011 at 1:12 pm

    wow! what SCARF! how much elegance.. wonderful!

  58. Style Croissant

    November 24, 2011 at 1:40 pm

    Cute ! Love her shawl !

  59. Maca

    November 24, 2011 at 1:43 pm

    In my country, Argentina, the white scarf means so much more than a stylish way of dressing your head. They are named “abuelas de plaza de mayo”. During military repression in the 70′s people just vanished from the earth, and fear was all over. Mothers of the “disappeared” started gathering in front of the state building (playa de mayo) with a scarf on their heads. A symbolism that has travelled the world meaning peace and love, justice and remembering. Just smth to add, smtimes small details mean so much.

  60. revelstein

    November 24, 2011 at 2:21 pm

    very, very nice!

  61. Weronikiwi

    November 24, 2011 at 2:24 pm

    Is it an old photo (I remember this lady and her scarf from the archives) or you met her a second time with the same scarf on her head?

  62. canvasofculture

    November 24, 2011 at 2:53 pm

    What a beautiful, classy shot. Very stylish woman :)

  63. Martine

    November 24, 2011 at 2:55 pm

    What a perfect Thanksgiving image. She really has a beautiful, serene face. I love the white scarf and the simple gold band on her hand. I wonder if it is her wedding band. I think it MUST be, even if it is on the right. I also love that she wears no make up.

  64. Name*

    November 24, 2011 at 2:58 pm

    Now that i look closer, the way she rolled and tied the scarf is very interesting.

  65. Martin

    November 24, 2011 at 3:03 pm

    Nice gloves and coat.

  66. berenger

    November 24, 2011 at 3:57 pm

    I love that her dress is so utterly stylish, individual, elegant and beautifully crafted; yet she looks as if she is having an everyday kind of day. Like she pops out for milk this way.

  67. J Umm

    November 24, 2011 at 3:59 pm

    so effortless, so chic

  68. Michael

    November 24, 2011 at 4:03 pm

    Classico. Assolutamente classico.

  69. Elle June

    November 24, 2011 at 4:15 pm

    I remember this photo from a while ago… You said you loved the little trick she used by rolling her scarf under her chin so that it would flare at the end…

  70. Valeria

    November 24, 2011 at 4:28 pm

  71. María Emilia

    November 24, 2011 at 4:32 pm

  72. Dario

    November 24, 2011 at 5:20 pm

    Wow!! Love the texture of the moustache!!

  73. Nomi

    November 24, 2011 at 5:43 pm


  74. Danielle

    November 24, 2011 at 5:48 pm

    oh my this is such an amazing shot. Became one of my favorites

  75. Abigail

    November 24, 2011 at 5:54 pm

    It’s all about how she ties the scarf. She loves fashion.

  76. Rich Girl

    November 24, 2011 at 6:12 pm

    Women in Milan are so stylish! I was impressed by the style of women in Milan no matter what age group they are in! This lady looks amazing!

  77. Isabelle

    November 24, 2011 at 6:14 pm

    I love your portraits like this; they show the essence of style, which is personality.

    I absolutely love your site, by the way. Even though I, as a poor student, can’t afford high fashion I am constantly inspired by the photos here!

  78. Clococo

    November 24, 2011 at 6:59 pm

    Great shot !
    She reminds me of the sublime Grey Garden
    Thank you !

  79. melissa

    November 24, 2011 at 7:42 pm



  80. Jo Dodds

    November 24, 2011 at 8:43 pm

    I see this is too subtle for some critics… It’s all about that scarf – I’d invite everyone to have a go at tying a white scarf on their head and having it end up looking so exquisite – see the perfectly aligned layers floating away from each other? The twists that shape the scarf before it’s tied off. This is a professional here!

  81. Fleur

    November 24, 2011 at 9:13 pm

    In my country an old woman with a white scarf in her head has a totally different meaning… specially if you are into Human Rights issues. For further information check “Madres de Plaza de Mayo”. ;)

  82. kostadin kolev

    November 24, 2011 at 9:14 pm

    Very beautiful picture! There is beauty in everything!

  83. kostadin kolev

    November 24, 2011 at 9:30 pm

    Very Nice photo! Classic! Beautiful :)

  84. Maia

    November 25, 2011 at 2:21 am

    Timeless and touching!

  85. Shyn Yee

    November 25, 2011 at 2:36 am

    That glove!!!

  86. bielizna

    November 25, 2011 at 3:38 am

    it’s so popular in Eastern Europe ;)

  87. Luca

    November 25, 2011 at 3:46 am

    si foto già pubblicata ma quando c’è classe … è sempre bello rivedere e rivedere e rivedere le cose “Belle” – Donna di Gran Classe e Foto di Gran Classe ! Grazie Luca

  88. Raquel

    November 25, 2011 at 4:09 am

    Loved it!!! It takes a very sensitive person to take a picture like yours!!

  89. Esmeralda

    November 25, 2011 at 5:37 am

    Congratulations, I love this picture, not only for the the scarf but also for the lady… Old women can be very stylish too ;)

  90. Name*ines - lisbon, portugal

    November 25, 2011 at 6:06 am


  91. Nonplussed

    November 25, 2011 at 6:19 am

    Reminds me of my mother’s 50s/60s looks; all scarves, gloves and handbags.
    All that’s missing is the sunglasses, and the time…

  92. CBC

    November 25, 2011 at 7:05 am

    elegance is timeless….

  93. Gucci

    November 25, 2011 at 7:45 am

    She’s so elegant ! and love your photos !

  94. antique engagement rings

    November 25, 2011 at 8:09 am

    A classic photo….!

  95. Laura

    November 25, 2011 at 8:19 am

    Nice picture, it´s worthy being in an exhibition!

  96. louise de lima

    November 25, 2011 at 8:22 am

    Just lovely!

  97. viviana

    November 25, 2011 at 8:50 am

    It looks like a great personality and strong character, and this is the main point.
    Fashionwise, however, I would suggest a vanishing grey colour for the scarf.
    I would suggest her to keep no make up but leave her hair white, not colour it, she would soften the whole image and get a more poetic aspect.

  98. Bernadette

    November 25, 2011 at 8:59 am

    Dear Scott, I recall this shot, maybe a year ago; but this time I’ve looked closer. One of the great things about producing couture garments is the endless interest and inspiration one can find in the clothing of just about anyone…fabric, cut, fit, etc, etc. This woman has been working this scarf style for some time, hasn’t she? It looks like a large chiffon/georgette scarf that’s been folded over several times, placed on the head just so and rope twisted firmly before the actual tie at the chin to produce, well, a flower for her otherwise unadorned face. Masterful! Your subject has really made an art of her scarf and I bet there are more than a few designers across the world who have this woman bookmarked in their laptops and sketch books.
    Thanks and regards, B

  99. Bec Zem

    November 25, 2011 at 9:19 am

    I love this more than any image you have chosen to share because unpretentious style is the most elegant, most enduring style of them all

  100. proletarian Great Gatsby

    November 25, 2011 at 12:34 pm

    Beautiful picture with this scarf like a cloud.

  101. Jill

    November 25, 2011 at 12:36 pm

    So elegant. That scarf, those gloves! Also the touch of gold in the straps on her purse, the bracelets etc.

  102. Marisa Alma

    November 25, 2011 at 12:50 pm

    I’ve seen this one before and it is still one of my favorite ones. The woman is simple, chic, and definitely female even though she is older. I am not a fan of ambiguous genders. If it is “too close to call” I lose interest quickly. I like interesting-looking people who have committed to a specific gender.

  103. kt

    November 25, 2011 at 4:52 pm

    Cette photo me rend triste et m’évoque :
    - la fin de la décennie
    - la Russie …
    - la misère
    Mais a y regarder de plus près, les yeux de votre sujet sont pétillants…
    et on se dit: elle a du être une bien une jolie femme dans sa jeunesse ;-)

  104. Lady Lynda

    November 25, 2011 at 7:33 pm

    This was truly a lovely photograph of sweet dear woman with an expression of to me, great warmth and sweetness. Oh no not the sarcharine kind. The sweetness that comes from a strong moral yet gentle woman.
    I too think the billowy (chiffon?) scarf complements the plain black dress. The gold ring gives her a touch of elegance.
    I wonder what the meaning of that jewelry on her finger is.

  105. Name*Kathryn

    November 25, 2011 at 8:44 pm

    Her countenance speaks simplicity humility and sartorial ease

  106. Laura M

    November 25, 2011 at 11:51 pm

    So elegant

  107. Anna

    November 26, 2011 at 12:16 am

    Really just lovely.

  108. LUCIA

    November 26, 2011 at 2:35 am

  109. bestylish

    November 26, 2011 at 6:30 am

    there is no age for fashion, in the above picture the lady looks very pleasing, with a white scarf, a purse and with a black coat. something which looks good and stylist on us will become our style

  110. clarity enhanced diamonds

    November 26, 2011 at 7:36 am

    Such a sweet photo… so must history to her!

  111. Justine

    November 26, 2011 at 11:52 am

    This is one of my favorites!

  112. anonymous

    November 26, 2011 at 12:06 pm

    cette photo est naze selon moi ! merci de publier ce commentaire cette fois ci.

  113. fredc

    November 26, 2011 at 5:39 pm

    so chic! and simple! that’s the real fashion!

  114. Name*

    November 26, 2011 at 11:49 pm

    Thank you for those who mentioned information about the meaning of the white scarf in Argentina. Very interesting indeed. I suppose that this lovely lady is not part of that as she is from Milan, but still something to think about. We forget that clothing can have such symbolism. Does anyone know if there is any tradition to wear a wedding ring on her right hand? I can’t stop believing that it IS her wedding ring for some reason. Are there any country where it is done like that?

  115. Erin Wilson

    November 27, 2011 at 6:21 pm

    Really grateful for this one. It can become quite easy to believe it’s not even worth trying if you’re not young, thin and beautiful.

  116. Simone

    November 28, 2011 at 2:45 am

    La foto è veramente bella coglie in pieno la semplice e raffinata eleganza della non più giovane signora.

  117. Hair salon dublin

    November 28, 2011 at 4:22 am

    Really, a great pic, lady looking so cute and simple.

  118. enhanced diamonds

    November 28, 2011 at 7:26 am

    Such a wonderful photo!

  119. adella

    November 29, 2011 at 1:29 am

    I like how she puts that scarf on immaculately and leave enough to be tucked out…

  120. Karrie Loguidice

    April 20, 2012 at 3:08 pm

    Really inspiring

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