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Monday, November 23, 2009

On the Street....Enriqueta Cosculluel, Barcelona

Comments on "On the Street....Enriqueta Cosculluel, Barcelona"


Blogger Style Scanner said ... (2:48 PM) : 

Wow, what a dame!. Her pendant looks very interesting indeed!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (2:49 PM) : 

This is actually what I want to look like when I'm her age. Forget the sexy Parisian smoking women, forget the smart aristrocratic British ladies. I want to look like a cross between a shock poster and a Mona Lisa. Love.


Blogger Beverly. said ... (2:53 PM) : 

A very distinguished looking lady.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (2:58 PM) : 

she has a very interesting face, that's the only thing *


Blogger Unknown said ... (3:03 PM) : 

Shs has a face you don't forget, like an Almodovar woman.


Blogger Mom Fashion World said ... (3:09 PM) : 

it's nice to see a woman like her age, she still
looks glamorous! i like her big pendant!


Blogger Café Naïveté said ... (3:09 PM) : 

I love the fact the elder women in the mediterranean countries maintain their traditional elegance and still take their time to dress up and put their best jewels on and the best coat they have and go on a walk with their husbands, girlfriends, dogs, cats.. for a show-off and don't abbandon themselves because of the years. GREAT! I love them:)


Blogger Carlos Alberto Silva said ... (3:13 PM) : 




Anonymous AnonymousJK said ... (3:15 PM) : 

I want her necklace and that coat!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (3:15 PM) : 



Blogger said ... (3:17 PM) : 

i love her beautiful style! She is just a smart woman.


Blogger Unknown said ... (3:17 PM) : 

i don't think anything is special here. she's just got an expensive coat on. i'm not a makeup artist, but the colors don't seem to go with the rest of her outfit.


Blogger EmerJa said ... (3:20 PM) : 

She's so elegant!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (3:34 PM) : 

She's a true lady.


Anonymous Martin said ... (3:35 PM) : 

All special here. Une grande dame. Quelle élégance!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (3:37 PM) : 

This really pushes the envelope for me... kudos to you for that, and to her for panache.


Blogger Lolitta said ... (3:41 PM) : 

From what I can see of the coat, I love it!


Anonymous G. said ... (3:41 PM) : 

I've seen that woman tons of times back when I was in school!! I can't believe she's in here, but indeed, she's very elegant and cares about her looks. Not every woman at her age puts lipstick on everyday.



Anonymous Anastasua said ... (3:43 PM) : 

Maybe she is a fantastic and very intelligent woman, but I think, that she looks at least not good.


Anonymous Marquis de Lannes said ... (3:45 PM) : 



Anonymous Anonymous said ... (3:45 PM) : 

she's going to kill someone


Blogger Into the Fashion said ... (3:47 PM) : 

Special lady with interesting make-up color palette...the Iris Apfel of Barcelona?


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (3:48 PM) : 

I'm sorry this is frightening.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (3:55 PM) : 

Elle fait peur non ?


Blogger Can't buy me style said ... (3:57 PM) : 

This is how people should age, with caracter and dignity.


Anonymous civetta said ... (3:59 PM) : 

Just what Sharon Stone would never be in future... and though it's rather more interesting!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (4:01 PM) : 

I agree with Merilin. There is something really beautiful on the Spanish tradition on looking your best. There is a care and an appreciation of yourself and the people around you, that I find very touching. Give me that anyday instead of a pair of sweat pants.



Blogger Ashley Reese said ... (4:01 PM) : 

Classy. Love her necklace too.


Blogger Unknown said ... (4:01 PM) : 

Wow, she's really something.


Anonymous Flo said ... (4:01 PM) : 

To me she looks like a mix of Almodovar woman and Picasso, I like it. I hope I will be so stylish at her age!


Blogger Nick Leonard said ... (4:09 PM) : 

So elegant.


Blogger Susan said ... (4:15 PM) : 

I love the necklace!


Anonymous Coincidences said ... (4:17 PM) : 

Today? Fur! Interesting...


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (4:34 PM) : 



Anonymous Meadow said ... (4:34 PM) : 

whoever said "Almodovar woman"...YES! wonderful reference. Kudos Scott!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (4:34 PM) : 



Anonymous The Photodiarist said ... (4:44 PM) : 

Arresting photograph.


Blogger sarahannnoel said ... (4:47 PM) : 

Dear God, I aspire to be this woman.


Blogger lovintrash said ... (4:52 PM) : 

Viva la Señora Española de poderío y abolengo.



Anonymous RULE said ... (4:56 PM) : 

This is how to differentiate someone who's got style as opposed to someone who just buys a different catwalk each season.

Long may this woman, and similar others show that difference.

I'd love to see how she dressed when she was younger.


Blogger Olivia said ... (4:56 PM) : 

A really emblematic lady from Barcelona. Amazing!


Blogger Lisette said ... (5:01 PM) : 

What a lovely looking lady, and her pendant is to-die-for!


Blogger Soren Lorensen said ... (5:03 PM) : 

Eyes, hair, mouth, figure
dress, voice, style, movement
hands, magic, rings, glamour
face, diamonds, excitement, image...

just a little touch of star quality


Blogger Miss Jane said ... (5:04 PM) : 

Hooray!! An older woman who is not botoxed within an inch of her life. Thankyou Sart for including her. She rocks.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (5:04 PM) : 

Old school is the new black!!


Blogger RECIEN LLEGADA said ... (5:10 PM) : 




Anonymous Raimon said ... (5:14 PM) : 

Barcelona es especial y la gente también.


Anonymous Laura said ... (5:17 PM) : 

This reminds me of a Diane Arbus. I love a portrait with character!


Blogger Adrienne said ... (5:19 PM) : 

I love the mixed comments here.
Keep making us face the inevitable of aging and see the unique beauty of older women.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (5:28 PM) : 

First photo in Barcelona, THANKS!!


Anonymous Darcy H said ... (5:30 PM) : 

Her freckles are distracting in a Lauren-Hutton-gapped-tooth way. I'd be proud if she were a relative of mine.

She's glam alright, and above all she OWNS IT at her age, not at someone else's. We all could take a lesson.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (5:36 PM) : 

This a truly a face that has lived. So wonderful!


Blogger uhuhuhjn said ... (5:52 PM) : 

she is priceless :)


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (6:18 PM) : 

Aristocratic catalan lady. Wonderful face, something dificult to find actually.


Anonymous grizzlesnort said ... (6:18 PM) : 

She may have been pretty, once. But she is beautiful now. To be celebrated.


Blogger Mr Jones said ... (6:20 PM) : 

Interesting shot Mr Sart.. and its interesting to see the comments here the ones posted and more importantly the ones not posted.

Whatever is not said - the lady has some style. Most of us could do with some of what she has!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (6:24 PM) : 

hmmmm. Her necklace is beautiful, but other than that it's a bit witchy. Especially the giant fur coat (bleh).


Anonymous Percy said ... (6:26 PM) : 

Wow what a face to photograph looks like someone who really has been places!
i know this is cheeky but if anyone could give me some feedback on my blog it would be amazing!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (6:26 PM) : 

My first thought was "Dear God, what is she doing here"? And then I swallowed me knee-jerk reaction and took a closer look. Sure, some of her style sense may look dated or out of place, but here's an older woman who took the time to have her hair styled, put makeup on, and carefully assemble her outfit. Sure she's no supermodel, and I'm sure she knows it. But she still finds joy in fashion and presentation. Huzzah to her! And huzzah to you Sart, for once again showing us that a love of creative fashion is not exclusive to beauty, thinness, youth or money.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (6:34 PM) : 

It is wonderful that she owns her face..warts and all !


Blogger Xanela Chic said ... (6:37 PM) : 

I love her... she's a real woman...


Blogger Richard said ... (6:39 PM) : 

Reminds me of the new A Christmas Carol movie for some reason


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (7:05 PM) : 



Blogger Magdalena said ... (7:07 PM) : 

Stylish lady!


Blogger Lexi said ... (7:09 PM) : 


I simply see a lifetime of memories, and stories when I look at this...


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (7:47 PM) : 

So sad: I wish she didn't feel as though she had to hide her beautiful face with so much toxic makeup. Let your lovely wrinkles shine!


Anonymous John M. Doyle said ... (8:01 PM) : 

"Anonymous @ 6:26" (almost sounds like a biblical quote!), you are absolutely on target: what is to be celebrated is the joy in being who we are in the manner in which we present ourselves to the world. Yes, it is easy to be oh so fashionable and chic when you are young and have money, but if you are lacking in one or both of those areas, that hardly precludes an ability to be fashionable-in fact, it can often be a spur to greater creativity.
Regarding this particular shot, I think that it is very well-timed given that this is Thanksgiving week. Why? I think that this woman, who has obviously made some effort to present herself to the world, gives a great demonstration of the idea of being grateful for who she is. She can be no one else other than who she is, just as none of us can, other than by modulating the public face she shows to the world in the makeup, accessories and the garments she selects to wear every day. Living in the fashion industry as I do, it is always the most rewarding thing for, not only me personally, but also. for so many of my colleagues, to see the joy people take in making their best appearances to the world, particularly when they fall outside of the conventional standards of beauty. As I age, I am often reminded by my older clients of the importance of humor and gratitude for whatever life throws at you, even when it is not something you want to deal with.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (8:24 PM) : 

This is why I love your blog. She's got style--the red lipstick, the big mabe pearl earrings, the fur coat, the necklace, the hair fresh from the salon, clearly.Scott, you've got such an eye. MORE LIKE THESE!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (8:24 PM) : 

I dont get it. This picture is sort of scarying me. I am sure I am not the only one with this reaction.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (8:27 PM) : 

Character, wisdom, personality & style.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (8:34 PM) : 

Dignity personified.



Anonymous Anonymous said ... (8:44 PM) : 

I'm glad this didn't get posted with commentary on "The Dignity of Growing Old." It's good to let the pictures speak for themselves.

I love that choker. I imagine there's a great story behind it.


Blogger Melissa said ... (9:10 PM) : 

very interesting


Blogger Anastasia said ... (9:36 PM) : 

wow!! i love this picture -reminds me of your early days...real people and not just fashion types... striking image


Blogger Julie Leah said ... (9:39 PM) : 

Is she fabulous or what?! I love that you posted this photo! Older women like this inspire me so much! Sure, she's not the most beautiful woman in the world but she's classy and elegant and has a beauty all her own. I can just imagine her gabbing in a fabulous Spanish accent with some other ladies that are just like her. Love it.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (9:42 PM) : 

She's beautiful and classic. Her face moles add to her story. Thank you so much for showing the world a different face of beauty.


Blogger Alan Nei said ... (9:42 PM) : 

beautiful pic


Blogger Anastasia said ... (9:43 PM) : 

haha love how someone mentioned 'her freckles'... they are not freckles but age (sun) spots that appear as you (we) age...and I applaud this woman for embracing them and not rushing out to be lasered & botoxed to pale smooth perfection!


Blogger Samantha Hutchinson said ... (10:05 PM) : 

What a lady... what a coat!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:16 PM) : 

Well, now, isn't she glamorous!



Blogger Holly said ... (10:23 PM) : 

I love Barcelona!!! The people and lifestyle is so very desirable. She is enchanting!!!


Blogger robert said ... (10:41 PM) : 

I adore this woman and what she represents. Her authenticity is not to be messed with and that is the point, really.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:41 PM) : 

I like how the creases on her coat are mirrored by the creases on her face :)


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:45 PM) : 

I love her, but, one word for the rest of us, sunscreen.


Anonymous Charlie in Philly said ... (10:50 PM) : 

Style and grace. The two qualities that truly matter.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (11:17 PM) : 

I love how she stills carries herself so confidently. Don't love that she still carries fur.


Anonymous Art is a blast said ... (11:25 PM) : 

I can almost imagine how it looks like in her house. Just by looking at this photo I can tell that she owns romantic vintage interiors in soft brownish colors and loads of dusty old photo albums and books.


Blogger Unknown said ... (11:36 PM) : 

Other than her undeniable elegance, I tip my hat, for she embraced and is a 'poster-child' for aging gracefully. ¡Me fascina su aura!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (11:36 PM) : 

Can I just say, bravo for the Sartorialist, I am always impressed by the diversity that Scott celebrates in his photography.


Blogger muranogirl said ... (11:55 PM) : 

May we all have the pride and energy at her age to show our own personal style. It's a lesson to not give up.


Blogger Jamie said ... (12:08 AM) : 

Not to say that she is not austere and dignified in her own right!


Anonymous claire L. said ... (12:47 AM) : 

The best!!!!!!!!!!!!


Blogger poch said ... (12:47 AM) : 

u have a great amount of talent.

beautiful photo.


Blogger Kitty said ... (7:46 AM) : 

This woman is fantastic! She is the classic lady of Barcelona of the whole life ... I am charmed!


Anonymous Venette Waste said ... (10:17 AM) : 

I was in Barcelona last week, really powerful city!
bye bye
Venette Waste


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:46 AM) : 

It's nice to see a natural woman with no plastic surgery. She is beautiful.


Anonymous Runway Hippie said ... (11:09 AM) : 

what a classic.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (11:12 AM) : 

Her expression says so much. Her elegance is coming out of her eyes.

Not to mention the sartorial splendor.
Although, a few of your fans seem to forget the subject of the blog which belongs not to youth.


Blogger the goorgeous said ... (11:24 AM) : 

Absolutely adorable! She seems my grandma.. so elegant, so charming,.. so classy!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (11:35 AM) : 

A distinguished looking lady.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (11:35 AM) : 

a woman of age well worn and cared for, someone asked why she was here- because she deserves no less.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (11:46 AM) : 

the picture is slightly shocking at first glance, but after a while you're drawn to it and want to analyse everything about her face...i am not a fan of the fur coat though


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (12:29 PM) : 

Dios mio! For me she's just a concentrate of old elegant european lady; the make up :(


Blogger Big City Nights said ... (12:41 PM) : 

Fantastic face. The earrings and necklace remind me of my Grandmother.


Anonymous Carter Smith said ... (12:48 PM) : 

I love this so much!!! This reminds me so much of my grandmother in her day. By far, the art deco necklace is what pulls you in. That is such a timeless piece!
I think this is the perfect symbol of what fashion can be. People seam to think that fashion is only something that "pretty" people can do. Well to be honest, most of the people I've come across with incredible fashion style don't always fall into that group.
I'm so glad that there's people like this women out in the world. They make me enjoy life even more. Good work.


Anonymous Iria said ... (2:09 PM) : 

Love how the original necklace gives a totally different halo to her outfit, making it less classical but as elegant.



Blogger Rosalind said ... (2:52 PM) : 

This is the kind of women we should be applauding, those who refuse to have plastic surgery and wear their life on their face. In my opinion she looks so much more interesting- you can tell she's really lived life.
This is a different type of growing old gracefully, but no less effective.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (3:12 PM) : 

I think she would look better with a bit less eye makeup. The lips are fine and her eyes would come out prettier with less blue and thinner, lighter kajal. Her hair is sweet. The fur collar gives a neat foxy look!


Blogger T. said ... (3:17 PM) : 

She is so beautiful in her own way!! I love this photo, her eyes tell such a great story!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (3:46 PM) : 

I have to take the time out and comment on this Image . If any thing , Stop And look at her .
Her Eyes , the shape of her bone structure . This woman was ,In her day very beautiful,and it shows . Shes like a steam ship old but still graceful .
And ..Yes.. I also covet her pendent and coat .


Blogger Philippa said ... (3:56 PM) : 

I want to know her story!


Anonymous robin said ... (3:57 PM) : 

I noticed that my heart softened as I watched this image unfold on my screen.
So elegant. Such a sly, mischievous smile. She has a secret, perhaps?
Sometimes I'm afraid of aging. But ha! Why?
Thank you Madame for saving me!
Love from Vermont


Blogger Unknown said ... (4:34 PM) : 

Real. Not beautiful, somehow stuffy and a little decrepit. But what a capture of the aging process of a grande dame. The expression on her face is so soft, as soft as the fur on the coat.


Blogger Rebeca said ... (4:34 PM) : 

Maravillosa!!!!!!!!! la belleza no tiene edad o la edad te da una belleza diferente.
Mejor asi que recauchutada y con más parches que la rueda de una bici.


Anonymous Bell said ... (4:51 PM) : 

I love her face.


Blogger Eugenia210 said ... (5:37 PM) : 

Classic.....elegant.....perfect at her age


Blogger Eugenia210 said ... (5:37 PM) : 

Classic.....elegant.....perfect at her age


Blogger Misha Lulu said ... (6:36 PM) : 

Very Fellini!


Blogger Shoestring Traveler said ... (6:36 PM) : 

Thank you for continually expanding my idea of what beautiful is with your excellent portraits. What a wealth of character in her person!

I hope that when I am her age I have the dignity and the brio (and the fur coats) to live life like she does.


Anonymous Mandy said ... (6:38 PM) : 

I love it!


Anonymous Maija said ... (7:03 PM) : 

Once again, it's in the eyes. What a lovely lady.


Blogger Maggie said ... (7:40 PM) : 

Whoa Nellie, you couldn't find a better looking old "dame" than this? I have an aunt that is 93, just as stylish and has a beautiful complection to boot. I though this is what too much sun would do to you. Not they way i want to look at any age.


Anonymous Scoob said ... (12:33 AM) : 

WOW - life experiences have clearly shaped her face;

the first thing that comes to mind is her great style; then the sparkle in her eye;
the time it took to put herself together;
and last of all, how surreal she looks, but so-very-real at the same time!

I love it. this is how we should all live our lives - to the fullest!


Blogger jazzy cat said ... (1:28 AM) : 

your best and most "speaking" shot ever!
I wish I had taken it...


Blogger Lucas Jones said ... (2:24 AM) : 

what a fantastic portrait! sheesh.

who is this woman?


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (3:46 AM) : 

No surprises!! Very typical upper-class old lady from Barcelona!!! You must have a look on the preppiest streets of BCN,(like Bonanova, Passeig de Gracia, Mandri, Muntaner, etc..) and there are plenty of aged woman like this one. She remembers my grandmother or my mather -in-law. Always perfectly dressed, always carefully hair-dressed, etc... And the most important, always perfect for the bridge game, or the tea-time. A true classic here.


Anonymous Yu said ... (5:50 AM) : 

very interesting and... absolutely shocking!


Blogger Cobalt Violet said ... (6:27 AM) : 

Beautiful photo. The whole look is amazing but the eyes make everything come together and give it something of depth ... makes you ask questions about her ...


Blogger Gerard said ... (6:29 AM) : 

Not so long ago, it was norm for old well-off women in Catalonia to dress like this, with all the makeup and so. You don't see it that often these days, well done!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (8:17 AM) : 

AT LAST! You've made it to Barcelona! Keep seeking and shooting, you'll find a lot of very self-conscious fashionistas here with the occasional delight of a true find. This lady would be defined as "una senyora com cal" (which means something like, "Now that's a real dame!")


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (9:59 AM) : 

For anyone who has spent any time in Barca or the surrounding area, this picture just screams "I am CATALAN!" Love it, and miss Barca, Badalona, Manresa, Girona etc.....


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:40 AM) : 

Yes, PLEASE more older women to go with your "old man style" features! Love this blog. Thank you!


Blogger Unknown said ... (10:43 AM) : 

she has an interesting life to tell .... you can see it in her eyes.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (11:42 AM) : 

One of the many things I love about your blog is the fact that you record the style of men and women of all ages and races.

Most fashion magazines are dominated by images of very young girls in clothes you have to be well into your 30s to afford to buy. Unless the the designers only want heiresses, rock stars and models as clients they might do well to emulate you and not just in the "age" issues.

I love this subject's old school glamour: the sheared furs, the pedant necklace and its interplay with the print she's wearing, and especially the big lipstick. Thanks for sharing her with us.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (12:10 PM) : 

One can imagine seeing her with a mantilla on her head. She speaks of endurance, character. Thanks for the portrait and to the senora for letting you do it.


Blogger DENNI said ... (3:13 PM) : 




Blogger Unknown said ... (4:19 PM) : 

Fabulous. Style is ageless. I went to a Holiday party recently and all the ladies in their 80s were rocking amazing looks!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (8:54 PM) : 

I am so glad to finally see photos from Barcelona and Madrid! Spain has tons of style


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (5:55 PM) : 

she hasn't given up....good to see!


Anonymous Arnau Perdigó said ... (11:54 AM) : 

Great photo! I'd like to see more of what you depicted in Barcelona..


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (3:27 PM) : 

I like seeing older women who still care enough to dress in a dignified, elegant way. Hats off to Ms. Coscolluel.


Anonymous Guga said ... (12:26 AM) : 

dont give up on yourself... this is what i see here.... she is older than we may imagine...maybe fashion today does not pleases her... no furs..and im with the ones who are against it... but this is dated...she is living in her glorious time...she is bringin it back.. i guess we will refuse to succumb to fashion one day when we get older...we cannot swallow some trends..just like her.. and i think it wont fit...but she is alive...look at her moles... its kinda creepy and all....i dont know how im going to look like if i reach my 80's...for now.. the hair is impecable i believe its not easy to aplly make up on yourself correctly at her age... if she did it by herself... its perfect.... its kinda....
decadence avec elegance....


Anonymous black pearl earrings said ... (6:40 PM) : 

such a numbers of comment you have here...i love to read all your comments..can you tell more about her..?


Blogger Unknown said ... (1:30 PM) : 

Lautrec would love her.:)


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (2:37 AM) : 

She's my best friend's grandma. Es "La" Dama.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (2:13 AM) : 

Thank you for such an inspiring photograph.


Anonymous Lauren said ... (3:58 AM) : 

Sart. Just wanted to tell you that no matter how many times I look at this remarkable photograph, she scares me. So surprising how strong a reaction she brings.


Anonymous Hannah said ... (9:56 AM) : 

It takes a while to get used to her face. But I think she looks fabulous, and would have a personality to match.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (9:55 AM) : 

OK, now I have been to Barcelona and I was looking all the time for this lady. I did see men and women of her vintage dressed in their classic clothes strolling the avenues and I thought "Catalan!"
This picture horrified me at first, I guess because of the age spots. But she really grew on me and now inspires me. She faces life headlong and uses the perks of age, fur, jewels, attitude. But I still put on my SPF 45 every day. Please go back to Barcelona and take more pictures.I thought they were really stylish there.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:34 AM) : 

I think she looks rediculous with all the makeup.


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