Monday, January 14, 2008

Renata Molho, Milano

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  1. theNakedSushi

    January 14, 2008 at 5:56 pm

    beautiful and vivid colors. I love the way her hair flows with the blue and purple of outfit and standing in front of the black background is beautiful to. I also love how her bright face stands out. Absolutely beautiful.

  2. Anonymous

    January 14, 2008 at 6:22 pm

    We’ve seen this woman before, haven’t we? She really leaves an impression. Such an individual sense of style–and i mean that in the best possible way. I would love to see the back of this, and specifically what happens with that amazing black vest(?) which i am coveting madly.

    She also has real presence –reminds me a little of Yoko Ono.

    Incredible photo, too. you’ve really mastered the lighting.

  3. Molly

    January 14, 2008 at 6:23 pm

    absolutely stunning. i hope i look this flawless in 40 (geez… 20) years!

  4. Anonymous

    January 14, 2008 at 6:26 pm

    fountain-of-youth chasers, face-lifters, and botox-ers, take note:


    THIS. IS. HOW.

  5. Anonymous

    January 14, 2008 at 6:34 pm

    The effect doesn’t seem to be working because the clothing is too dark. You could start processing your raw files twice and combining them to get the best highlights and shadows in one frame.

  6. Chi-Chi Veroux

    January 14, 2008 at 6:57 pm

    SEE!! This is what I meant about “women of a certain age!” Her hair could be considered too long for her age, but the beautifully untouched face and eclectic, eccentric clothing balance it all out. She’s not trying or if she is it is done behind the scene, as it should be!!!

  7. Sassafrass

    January 14, 2008 at 7:15 pm

    She’s very elegant… And I love the plum(?) behind the black, it’s amazing.

  8. Anonymous

    January 14, 2008 at 7:44 pm

    oh my god

  9. Anonymous

    January 14, 2008 at 7:50 pm

    Scott- you have the best eye!

  10. Anonymous

    January 14, 2008 at 7:53 pm

    Gorgeous & captivating….

  11. kat

    January 14, 2008 at 8:58 pm

    She is stunning. Beautiful photo Sart. The aubergine pants really finish this off for me.

  12. Anonymous

    January 14, 2008 at 9:00 pm

    stunning. i love the colors. she’s so chic. strong. beautiful.

  13. Anonymous

    January 14, 2008 at 9:29 pm

    shes so pretty

  14. Anonymous

    January 14, 2008 at 9:40 pm

    Sart, you have ESP? When you posted ” On the Street….The Silver Fox – Femme” on January 11, I immediately wondered where this enigma of a woman was.

    Thank you!

  15. cc

    January 14, 2008 at 9:44 pm

    i want to see what you saw. but i dont see it.

  16. Anonymous

    January 14, 2008 at 9:54 pm

    What a present to open Sartorialist and see this! she grew her hair long! she looks as radiant as ever – love the whole look – wish you told more of the story! Was this random or arranged?

  17. Anonymous

    January 14, 2008 at 10:11 pm

    She redefines the definition of gorgeous! She looks better and better each time I see her.. Big fan..
    And a very beautiful shot as well scott! Your photography has advanced sooo much. Very nice to see you blossom..

  18. Anonymous

    January 14, 2008 at 10:16 pm

    oh. good. heavens.

  19. Aylin

    January 14, 2008 at 10:19 pm

    truly an inspiration!!!!!!!

    thank you!!

  20. Stephanie

    January 14, 2008 at 10:32 pm

    I love her face :)

  21. Anonymous

    January 14, 2008 at 10:42 pm

    beautiful! Another strong argument against plastic surgery, too.

  22. lewehrman

    January 14, 2008 at 10:43 pm

    She is back!!!

    My all-time favorite! That vest is not to be believed!

    Please, Scott, what does she do? I remember you saying that she is a writer but for who and what does she write?

    Please to entertain with more details of this amazing woman’s endeavors!!

  23. adil sg

    January 14, 2008 at 10:55 pm

    wow…another gud capture there..
    her face n bags really stands out…



  24. Anonymous

    January 14, 2008 at 11:13 pm

    FANTASTIC bone structure

  25. AnonymousJK

    January 14, 2008 at 11:22 pm

    Two thumbs way up!

  26. Anonymous

    January 14, 2008 at 11:31 pm

    What a portrait! There is so much more to it than the clothes. Her expression and hair are quite interesting.Like her bag and the way she is wearing it. And that pen in her hand..she looks like a writer/thinker.

  27. Morty

    January 15, 2008 at 12:28 am

    Wow,she has aged beautifully-there is noyhing artificial here. The bag is quite unusual.Personally I couldn´t imagine carrying it,but somehow it suits the lady pictured.

  28. Anonymous

    January 15, 2008 at 12:37 am

    Beautiful, sensuous, rich colors, deep fabrics that blend together. Visually appealing yet nowhere near sensory overload; simple but not boring. Plus, she’s gorgeous and is carrying a blue UniBall pen (my all time favorite kind of pen). So glad you didn’t stop at that “perfect” dude! :)

  29. Nikka

    January 15, 2008 at 12:38 am

    she looks like a woman of wisdom… and i just looove the shot

  30. Tomasscocroccante

    January 15, 2008 at 12:58 am

    Che bella donna ~

  31. ellastica

    January 15, 2008 at 1:11 am

    a latter-day Italian Audrey Hepburn! so full of grace.
    she looks comfortable in her own skin–that’s the ultimate in style and sexiness.
    i love it when older women keep their hair long and flowing– it adds distinction and a sense of youthfulness.
    i’m in my early twenties and keep my long hair tied back in a braid and always have and intend to keep it long even when i’m old and gray.
    she’s quietly stunning and very inspiring.

  32. SB

    January 15, 2008 at 1:17 am

    Sumptuous colours. Thank you for so much inspiration.

  33. rosario

    January 15, 2008 at 4:24 am

    like a madona

  34. Denise

    January 15, 2008 at 5:09 am

    I’m a newcomer to thesart. After the Silver Fox & now this woman, I’m hooked! Thank you for bringing such beauty to my eye.

  35. Anonymous

    January 15, 2008 at 5:18 am

    she looks evil, but I like it.

  36. Ed Butler

    January 15, 2008 at 5:53 am

    This reminds me of Modigliani’s portrait of Anna Zborowska, you have a beautiful way with images and I feel far more optimistic about aging, thank you for the inspiration!

  37. Anonymous

    January 15, 2008 at 6:21 am

    Of course I like her, but sometimes I think that I like the people on because they have been portraied by you.
    I mean: do I like your photos and your sensitivity or do I like the people pictured.
    As far as this picture is concerned I have no doubt: I love the picture (even though Renata is great) as taken by you (it even reminds of an austrian painter whose name I can’t unluckily remember…)

  38. Jen Paton

    January 15, 2008 at 6:38 am

    Oh my God…fantastic. That sweater is my favourite colour, and I want to be her when I grow up.

  39. Anonymous

    January 15, 2008 at 7:12 am

    pretty woman
    nice pic
    good colors!

  40. laia.

    January 15, 2008 at 9:23 am

    Beautiful Portrait.

  41. AM

    January 15, 2008 at 9:34 am

    Whoever said women past a certain age shouldn’t wear their hair long needs to be sent this photo and then smacked hard. I’m okay with growing older if I can be this effervescent.

  42. Candid Cool

    January 15, 2008 at 9:38 am


  43. alice

    January 15, 2008 at 9:58 am

    why is the background so dark? did you purposely put her against a dark wall? i’m just wondering where this was taken b/c you usually shoot in full daylight. thanks.

  44. Anonymous

    January 15, 2008 at 10:02 am

    she looks evil, but I like it.

  45. paddington

    January 15, 2008 at 10:31 am

    I wish I could open up Vogue and see somebody like this. When I see women like her, I just can’t wait to be over forty!

  46. Luiza

    January 15, 2008 at 10:54 am

    Beautiful woman, beautiful shot. Just look at that bone structure! And I love her hair.

  47. Paul Pincus

    January 15, 2008 at 11:15 am

    She’s gorgeous.

    You’re left with the impression that no one would dare give this lady advice!!!

    She embodies independence.

  48. royale

    January 15, 2008 at 11:16 am

    she is so insanely beautiful, it slays me. forget the clothes for a second– the architecture of her face belongs in the canons of art history.

  49. Sarah

    January 15, 2008 at 12:05 pm

    Thank you Sart for posting a picture of a real woman…who doesn’t color her hair or cut it insanely short or try to hide or surgically alter her wrinkles. This is feminine beauty and a real role model…we women need as much of this as we can get. Who says we need to stay young to stay beautiful?

  50. Anonymous

    January 15, 2008 at 12:39 pm

    Yet again I’m confused. Rather nice picture, but I can’t see the magic…

  51. Anonymous

    January 15, 2008 at 1:41 pm

    Simply beautiful! Talk about girl crush/woman crush/older-woman crush.

    I love the combination of colours in the vest, the shirt, the bag, the background.

    This lady seems like someone you could sit with for hours and talk of her life experiences.

  52. lynne

    January 15, 2008 at 2:14 pm

    she’s great
    love all the pics you’ve posted of her
    an authentic sense of style and so beautiful…

  53. Anonymous

    January 15, 2008 at 2:58 pm

    this is pure, unaffected, unique style. she is eclectic, worldly, timeless.

  54. tn

    January 15, 2008 at 3:18 pm

    Stunning picture and what a wonderful testament to being not just comfortable but beautiful in your own skin. She’s an inspiration.

  55. tereneh

    January 15, 2008 at 4:50 pm

    Sexy! I love her. Just a great sense of personal style. Age is irrelevant.

  56. Anonymous

    January 15, 2008 at 5:16 pm

    Nice sashiko patchwork on the bag.

  57. Jill

    January 15, 2008 at 5:16 pm

    Wow, for all of the people saying that this is a great argument against plastic surgery, look again. (one) of the reasons this woman has “aged so gracefully” is that she has always been drop-dead gorgeous. it certainly helps the aging process to be so beautiful to begin with. i love her hair!

  58. Anonymous

    January 15, 2008 at 7:08 pm

    i’m going to vomit from joy.
    this is my new favourite portrait from you.
    i wish i could see more of the vest(-y thing) because i’m going to try my damndest to find something like it!

  59. Anonymous

    January 15, 2008 at 8:13 pm

    True individual and unique style – and incredible beauty. what a fantastic photograph!

  60. Asian Models Blogger

    January 15, 2008 at 9:58 pm

    She looks like a really regal lady! Love her face!

  61. penelope

    January 15, 2008 at 10:14 pm

    I am really glad that Sart has such an open eye.
    You really do have a talent.

    This woman is class and elegance, and she gives the color purple all of its symbolism – ROYALTY.
    And she does it without being trendy or trying to look younger. It’s no pretentious, just years of getting to know yourself.

  62. Anonymous

    January 15, 2008 at 11:00 pm

    holy cheekbones! love the curls too.

  63. Amanda

    January 16, 2008 at 2:46 am

    This picture is stunning! My compliments to the photographer!

  64. Eva Eksarhou

    January 16, 2008 at 8:46 am

    She’s the definition of real beauty. Thanks for posting the pic. It serves as the perfect antidote to the manufactured beauty stereotypes propagated by hollywood executives and glossy magazines. And it’s refreshing to see that although you’re part of the magazine world, you have managed to make a difference and offer a new perspective. I’ve been a fan of yours for ages. Keep up the good work!

  65. pearlescent

    January 16, 2008 at 9:30 am

    Her hair is beautiful! She’s the epitome of natural beauty, which is quite rare these days.. I wish I look this good when I reach her age.. What’s her name?

  66. Easy and Elegant Life

    January 16, 2008 at 11:21 am

    “Vanity Fair” must have offered you a contract by now. Your portraits, always wonderful, are rising to the next level. I could look at this shot and the one of the guy with the Van Dyke beard in the 3 piece brown suit all day.

  67. a

    January 16, 2008 at 1:10 pm

    Oh, that’s just beautiful. The colors are muted yet rich. Love it.

  68. akimba

    January 16, 2008 at 3:58 pm

    absolutely stunning, both the woman and the photo itself.

  69. odilean

    January 16, 2008 at 7:33 pm

    this lady looks like an older audrey hepburn. such a beauty.

  70. Adrienne

    January 16, 2008 at 8:19 pm

    i have always had, like most in our youth-crazed culture, an intense fear of aging. this photo is an excellent reminder to someone as young as myself (20) that age is not a compromise but an evolution.
    she is the visual embodiment of a life well and fully lived.
    stunning photo. thank you.

  71. Anonymous

    January 16, 2008 at 8:27 pm

    Breathtaking!!! Can we just ship all the fuddy duddy women(my MIL included) I see on a daily basis to Milan to get schooled on dressing after having kids and gray hair?!

  72. Ischia Ragazzo

    January 16, 2008 at 9:27 pm

    Words fail me. So inutterably elegant!

  73. M.

    January 17, 2008 at 3:01 pm

    She is beautiful. This is how I hope to grow old.

  74. Caroline Bach

    January 17, 2008 at 8:54 pm

    Amazing.. I love her.

  75. mal-in-london

    January 18, 2008 at 10:32 am

    It’s those cheekbones! They are the perfect accessory to any outfit. where can I get some?

  76. Anonymous

    January 20, 2008 at 1:35 pm

    what a beautifull woman. Thank you for sharing your gifts with us.

  77. Anonymous

    January 21, 2008 at 6:43 pm

    Wow,like an universal mom!

  78. Duchesse

    January 24, 2008 at 11:59 am

    This woman always was, and always will be, beautiful. Her attitude seems to be: “Well. I am. Next?” Beauty, strength, simplicity: the blessed three.

  79. Anonymous

    January 25, 2008 at 6:54 pm

    It’s the face. It’s all about that exquisite *face*.

  80. Anonymous

    January 26, 2008 at 4:00 pm

    I hope i age like this. There is such strength and grace in her beauty! You can tell she has lived and smiled and been in the sun. To me, that is prettier than all the young, wrinkle-free pouty women out there.

  81. Anonymous

    January 28, 2008 at 3:00 pm

    i aqree it is a striking picture. but is that a needle in her hand? i don’t think it is a pen.

  82. Sparrow

    January 28, 2008 at 5:21 pm

    Gosh, she must be one of the most truly beautiful women I’ve ever seen.

  83. RB

    January 30, 2008 at 4:57 pm

    She Knows…

  84. Sofia

    January 30, 2008 at 8:50 pm

    she is absolutely BEAUTIFUL. No matter what she is wearing.

  85. hapo

    December 8, 2011 at 11:40 am

    I like these chic elder women, I consider them more charismatic than young women! In the Czech Republic, which I come from, elder women are often wearing uggly undistinguished clothes and have haircut we call a “cauliflower” – uggly as well…:(

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