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Friday, August 19, 2011

Black and White

I stopped this elegant woman on the Upper West Side and asked if I could take her photo. When I asked about her style she exclaimed, " I'm old enough to be comfortable with my own style and not be subject to the whim of designers." I couldn't have said it any better myself. Do you feel that style advances with age and experience?

40 comments:

Lauren said...

Fantastic! Like if Cruella de Vil had a good sister ;)

BlondiKnits said...

Very elegant! I hope you gave this woman the blog address so she can real all the lovely comments sure to come your way for this shot.

That's Not My Age said...

Love the two-tone hair! And yes, I do think style advances with age - we become comfortable in our own skin and less bothered about what other people are wearing or what the latest trends are.

Celynne said...

Oh, I love her earrings. Well, I think hounds tooth is one of those things that only really looks good on a fine lady. I'd feel silly wearing that much hounds tooth, but she looks amazing!

Zee said...

She looks so regal. I love her necklace. Being a jewelry designer myself, I admire how she coordinated the statement necklace with the strong checkered dress. Love it!

sacramento said...

Latest trend with such an style. I adore those earrings.
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Thisisme. said...

Doesn't this lady look SO elegant. Wonderful! I'm a 64 year old lady, but these women are truly inspirational to people like me. Thank you!

Lolo Manolo said...

she looks like cruella demon, fascinating!!! great blog, i love it!

melina bee said...

giant houndstooth rules! I recently wore a very 90s dress with large houndstooth, too. her earrings are my favorite though

those tricks said...

oh my.
when i grow up I want my hair to look like that.
And her earrings? so perfect.

LeeAnn Langdon said...

Well, she certainly knows how to put together a look from head to toe. Stunning!

maria said...

I love her style and her hair is fantastic!
Yes, style advantice with age, your blog is showing that everytime.
Hugs
Maria

Nan said...

She is one gorgeous woman any age.

Kamilly Almeida said...

Wow, that hair is pure charm, beautiful! I love this fabric Tweed, is very elegant!

I'm a fan of your blog, always enjoy being here!

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Viktoria said...

Yes, absolutely. I´ve been trying to figure out my style all my life, and now at 45 I´m finally grasping what it´s all about. It´s in a change of perspective: "what am I, what do I aspire to", instead of "what do I want others to think of me". Sod others, let them think what they will!

This lady is fabulous beyond words...

Felipe Villanueva said...

I absolutely love your blog, it's so fresh and unique, very inspirational. The lady of this post makes me think in Daphne Guiness.

Judy C said...

She has the most wonderful style and a really wonderful attitude. She has it all.

Teen.Tação said...

Quero ser assim quando eu crescer..hahaha

amei seu blog, sou do Brasil e por aqui não tem nenhum blog assim! parabéns pelo teu trabalho! Super Glam *-*

Segue meu blog de volta? tô seguindo aqui!

After Dreams said...

wow, so fantastic. she looks great :)

xx

The Style Book said...

Fantastic, So elegant. I hope I can look that stylish when I'm older :)

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Forest City Fashionista said...

She is so chic! I'm so into two-tone hair, and am looking forward to the day when i can do black and white.

One Chic Dame said...

Oh her hair! So Cruella chic.

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Prêt à Porter P said...

So glamorous!!

Narcissique said...

I love black and white outfits, they are very elegant! I think that it depends on the person, I'm 23 and I don't care about what people or designers say, I wear my own style no matter what people will think. And I'm sure that I will do the same when I'm 60 or 80 years old!

Nathalie said...

Wow! Looks fantastic! xx

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Jo said...

She makes me want to start wearing dresses again ... Lovely!

Terri said...

I like the mixed sizes of patterns. Very striking look.

Rebecca said...

As with so many of the fabulous ladies you feature, this woman is impeccably groomed and has chosen the perfect design elements to make herself into a star.

muffinandjezebel said...

I love the dress, the earrings, the hair, everything. Tres chic.

Jan said...

What a great looking outfit on a beautiful woman. I think the hair is a bit much, but I'm pretty conservative :) Looking at these wonderfully dressed and groomed women has inspired me. Thanks to them and thanks to you for bringing them to us.

Anonymous said...

She looks a little like my mother-in-law.

I love that she has all those magnificent pieces of jewels on her without a care.
I realize that is one of the honors of being an older woman.
If you are young wearing even one piece of bling like that, you get the "crazy-eye" from the hipsters who easily categorize people as showy.

pinkmate said...

wow! she looks beautiful! I love her style!

Vanessa

http://thepinkmateproject.blogspot.com/

duckalicious said...

aaamaaaazing!

Giuppy d'Aura said...

how to be beautiful without looking young! amazing style and amazing face!

MissLauraHueto said...

I feel like she's a less extravagant, more elegant and sweet version of Cruella De Ville... ;) Wouldn't you agree?

Bev said...

Wow, this lady is beautiful! I truly hope that I am looking half as good as this when I am older and that I wont feel tied to wearing the usual clothes an older person might want to wear.
Such an inspiration!

Foster said...

She looks fantastic! I hope I can pull that off when I'm her age.

Love your blog.

Military Camouflage Clothing said...

wow she looks cool.I like her style.

tigerblog said...

Very good

Tessa G. said...

Absolutely perfect! These types of women actually make me want to reach old age. In this world, that desire can be tough, but let's be real- I can't wait to be a funk-tastic 60+ year old!

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