Tuesday, April 30, 2019

On The Street…via Solari, Milan



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  1. RJH de la Haye

    April 30, 2019 at 9:31 am

    Greta Garbo…”I want to be alone!”.

    • billts

      April 30, 2019 at 5:17 pm

      This exact comment went through my head as I gazed upon the closed gesture, pursed lips and plastic gloves.

    • Anthony

      May 3, 2019 at 6:45 am

      Ok with that! :)

  2. stacey

    April 30, 2019 at 10:01 am

    She is beautiful, uncompromising and chic — and with the essential odd detail that makes the shot poetic and fascinating.

    • Allie

      May 13, 2019 at 4:35 pm

      totally agree

  3. Kristin

    April 30, 2019 at 12:51 pm

    It would be nice if someone could give her a new coat and some warm gloves.

    • Charikleia

      April 30, 2019 at 5:28 pm

      With all due respect, I guess you mean to sound thoughtful, but your comment reads patronizing and condescending. I think her coat is amazing, it is worn out beautifully and… her gloves? Dear Kristin, they are not for the cold but for microbes, infections and the like, it is a dangerous world after all…

      • AJ

        May 7, 2019 at 6:26 am

        Agree….I couldn’t fathom that comment at all…..Oh Well…I personally think she looks incredible!

    • Maria Greta

      May 2, 2019 at 9:09 am

      Maybe she values that coat precisely because it is old and those gloves because they are so special.
      Money buy new things but they don’t buy happiness. And in case you were wondering, not everybody is poor in Italy. It is just that people, specially the elders, know what life really is about.

    • Martine

      May 5, 2019 at 1:03 pm

      Her coat is a very fashionable and beautiful piece, and her gloves probably serve a purpose. And I agree. You are most likely not anywhere near as interesting and chic as she is. The coat is seriously gorgeous, and I don’t even get your point there.

      • AJ

        May 7, 2019 at 6:24 am

        100% agree with your reply

        • kenkenho

          May 10, 2019 at 11:39 am


    • Aussiefashion

      May 8, 2019 at 7:10 am

      She probably just bought vegetables at the supermarket. When you buy vegetables at the supermarket in Italy, you have to wear those plastic gloves to handle them for hygiene reasons.

  4. Nini piccola

    April 30, 2019 at 3:51 pm

    This is the best image I’ve seen in a long time. Elegant, restrained and protected with those perfect and effective gloves. She does not care what you think and I applaud her. She is saying “penasate a fatti vostri” mind your own business. Viva Milano.

    • Antonio

      May 1, 2019 at 2:41 pm

      Dear Nini,
      With my all respect, your comment is the MOST snob, pedantic and surreal thing that I have read for a long time.!!!,
      Come on mates , come on!!!!

      • Nini piccola

        May 1, 2019 at 8:16 pm

        Dai Antonio! Accetto le tue critiche anche se forse anche tu sei un po’ snob. Invece di criticare i commenti perché non ci dici se la foto ti piace o no? Che ne pensi? Io la trovo -
        in inglese adesso- refreshing and unpretentious! Ciao,

      • Ursula

        May 3, 2019 at 6:34 pm

        where is your anger coming from Antonio?

    • Antonio

      May 1, 2019 at 2:47 pm

      Comon sense please !!!!!
      I am amazed reading some subrealistic coments about this shot…..

  5. Joanna M.

    April 30, 2019 at 5:13 pm

    No masks, no artificial poseses, finally true street and life. Thoese plastic, transparent gloves are like symbol of poverty which very often touches old people (who we will become in a few years). Mr Sartorialist I like this social turn in your photos, you can use them like a changing-sth-factor? The context of fashion blog broadens their understanding.

    • Martine

      May 5, 2019 at 1:09 pm

      You don’t know anything about her. So stop judging. It should be obvious the gloves are not useful against cold. We don’t KNOW WHY she is wearing them. People would be well advised to stick their social conscience up their rear ends. This is interesting, and looks interesting, and we have no idea what she needs them for. Her hair is very well cared for, and sunglasses are expensive. Stop trying to ring that bell.

  6. tree

    April 30, 2019 at 10:27 pm

    I hope you offered her renumeration for her image. She is beautiful, but I am worried about her.

    • Charikleia

      May 2, 2019 at 8:13 am

      Αgain, as I said to Kristin, this is patronizing and condescending, but also borderline disrespectful.

  7. John from Philly

    May 1, 2019 at 12:33 am

    Maybe she’s just moisturizing her hands.

  8. meandmaggie

    May 1, 2019 at 4:35 am

    She looks so miserable; is she just cold and needs some gloves or ???

  9. Mol

    May 1, 2019 at 4:35 pm

    She looks elegant and very beautiful, but also, as if she didn’t want to be photographed…

  10. Kay

    May 1, 2019 at 4:38 pm

    She has beautiful hair! And the sunglasses look great on her. Hard to notice with the odd attire.

  11. Landa

    May 1, 2019 at 10:30 pm

    This image has left me in total awe. It conveys so many things. Beauty, elegance, pain. Twists and turns life takes. Remaining true to oneself. True art. Thank you!

  12. steve

    May 2, 2019 at 1:42 am

    What I see is a woman walking to or from while protecting her hands. Cuticle oil perhaps? After all she does have pockets to use if keeping her hands warm were the intention.

  13. JV

    May 2, 2019 at 11:25 am

    It’s always interesting to me when people project an entire back story on the subject of a photograph, particularly if the subject is older, seemingly low income, or expressing what some might interpret as an unpleasant demeanor. A photograph is literally a moment frozen in time. For all we know, this lady was smiling and laughing two seconds after this photo was snapped. Those plastic gloves may be protecting a fresh manicure. Her hair is styled, she’s wearing stylish sunglasses, she’s most likely just fine.

    • Charikleia

      May 3, 2019 at 2:48 am

      Yeah well, someone had to say it better than I did. Thanks JV, spot on.

    • Ursula

      May 3, 2019 at 6:35 pm

      finally someone with common sense! thank you JV

    • countyd

      May 3, 2019 at 10:44 pm

      I’m with you and John from Philly, JV. Looking at this Lovely, I suspect she doesn’t want to ruin a fresh mani. she looks to well cared for to be wearing plastic gloves sans something warmer if she so desired. It’s nice our little family to express concern, though.

  14. Meadowlark

    May 2, 2019 at 11:11 pm

    Badass lady. Love the coat!

    • Jose

      May 7, 2019 at 2:38 am

      Love that style!


    May 3, 2019 at 6:53 am

    Cool attitude and a new perfect picture…
    Mónica Sors

  16. Su

    May 3, 2019 at 7:43 am

    Do you really think that a perfectly groomed woman with hairdressing, with Tom Ford’s glasses, and a coat of around € 1000, if not brand, if not more, need financial help? Sure, silly me, the clothes are not this season !!! Let’s do a collection !!!

    • lou

      May 9, 2019 at 4:42 pm

      the coat is worn out and not her size, 1000 eu? really? so is the bag. Tom Ford glasses? oh please.. where do you guys living? Mars?

  17. Anita

    May 4, 2019 at 6:35 am

    Everyone needs to calm down a bit, she is most likely just coming from the market or grocer. In Italy it is simply bad manners to touch fruit and vegetables with your bear hands. As for the shot itself, Scott is, it seems, always in the right place at the right time.. with a keen eye to juxtapose just so; brilliantly conveying the life, fashion and culture of any given place he visit.

    P.S I love Jenny and Charlie, more of them please and thank you:)

    • RJH de la Haye

      May 6, 2019 at 9:17 am

      Anita…of all the comments above,you’re the ONLY one that hit the nail on the head…in many countries around the Med it is indeed bad manners to touch fruit and vegetables with bare hands and there are plastic gloves to slip on and pick ones choice!

  18. carl / vienna

    May 6, 2019 at 11:54 am

    the queen of nip ‘n’ tuck .. on her way home from a complicated job.

  19. Elya

    May 7, 2019 at 2:33 am

    Simply beautiful.

  20. Laurie

    May 7, 2019 at 2:27 pm

    I was reading the comments and feeling torn. Finally cleared up about the gloves which were a strange thing in an otherwise very put together outfit. Wow. We really need to stop haranguing each other.

    • RJH de la Haye

      May 8, 2019 at 2:20 pm


  21. steve

    May 7, 2019 at 5:51 pm

    Simply beautiful indeed…
    I am loving the brick wall/tan jacket, the white on the wall/column/hair and yet the reflective values of the gloves and sunglasses is focal.
    Scott, I am so glad you got this shot. It hit the sweet spot!

  22. Lazada Voucher

    May 10, 2019 at 3:22 am

    This is newest fashion for old ladies but in Malaysia nobody wears these types of outfit.

  23. Deep Freeze Crack

    May 10, 2019 at 11:30 am

    Nice To See amazing fashion for old ladies

  24. Hera

    May 10, 2019 at 5:02 pm

    I think this is one of the your best photos lately, I am really surprised of the comments, I love it because of the contrast .
    It has all kind of contrasts, the hair with the coat, the gloves that makes us curious etc, love it to the end.

  25. kanav damahe

    May 14, 2019 at 3:14 am

    this article is very nice enjoyed reading this story

  26. Bethany

    May 14, 2019 at 11:23 am

    I’ll contact her if I need a serial killer…

  27. Ashley

    May 14, 2019 at 8:59 pm

    I wear gloves like this when I dye fabrics. She could have been doing a number of things. People need to stop judging ugh.

  28. It´s all about you

    May 15, 2019 at 9:01 am

    Awesome photo. What are those plastic “Gloves”? The Jacket looks comfy, af :)

  29. RJH de la Haye

    May 15, 2019 at 10:16 am

    Next post please…fashion is always on the move!

  30. Wendy

    May 22, 2019 at 9:28 am

    Such a cosy coat with fleece lining…if you use a very rich nourishing hand cream and wear plastic gloves, your body warmth will help the cream to soak in & nourish your skin ….same as for moisturising your feet in the summer except with cotton Sox….

  31. Rebecca

    May 23, 2019 at 12:07 pm

    Her hair is so gorgeous! What a fantastic moment you captured!

  32. Inga

    May 30, 2019 at 10:11 am

    Beautiful picture! Only in Italy :-)

  33. Quế Trân

    June 5, 2019 at 4:26 am

    That Great! Tks for share

  34. Anthony

    June 12, 2019 at 3:50 pm

    That coat is magnificent.

  35. Nan

    June 17, 2019 at 4:04 pm

    She doesn’t really look like she wants her picture taken.

  36. Brennen T.

    June 17, 2019 at 7:16 pm

    There’s something magnificent about the style and the way she carries herself. I didn’t know about it being rude to touch fruit with your bare hands there so that cleared up that mystery of the gloves.

  37. Noreena Almas

    June 18, 2019 at 12:25 am

    Old is Gold !!

  38. jag

    June 18, 2019 at 4:03 pm

    She was once a lady and now she is an old poor woman, maybe she is astonished?

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