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…
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.
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.
This is the best image Iâve 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 âpenasate a fatti vostriâ mind your own business. Viva Milano.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Do you really think that a perfectly groomed woman with hairdressing, with Tom Ford’s glasses, and a coat of around â¬ 1000, if not brand, if not more, need financial help? Sure, silly me, the clothes are not this season !!! Let’s do a collection !!!
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:)
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!
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!
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.
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….
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.