Stunning Old Lass

Posted on May 10, 2012

Darlings, here’s your fabulous for the day; an editorial so divine that it requires little by way of an introduction from us. We’ll only say two things here:

  1. WERQ that shit, Glamour Grannies! And,
  2. We hope you all got to soak your feet after it was over.

 

Jacket and necklace by Sonia Rykiel. Earring by Prada. Veil by Jennifer Behr. Bag by Marni.

 

Ponystep Magazine Spring/Summer 2012 Issue
Editorial: “Stunning Old Lass”
Photographer: Andreas Larsson
Models: Ratka Mayor, Vivien Bridson, and Edna Mathieson
Stylist: Ondine Azoulay

 

Dress by Chloé. Hat by Murmure by Spirit. Shoes by Rochas. Earrings by Hélène Zubeldia. 

Coat by Miu Miu. Top by Marc Jacobs. Earrings by Hélène Zubeldia. Hat by Murmure by Spirit. 

Ratka: Dress by Chloé. Hat by Murmure by Spirit. Shoes by Rochas. Earrings by Hélène Zubeldia. Edna: Jumper, earrings, and bracelet by Sonia Rykiel. Necklace by Hélène Zubeldia. Hat by Paname by Jane Schmitt. 

Coat and earrings by Prada. Shirt by Viktor & Rolf. Bracelet and shoes by Sonya Rykiel. Sunglasses by A-Morir. Pyramide bag by Prada. 

Ratka: Dress by Chloé. Earrings by Hélène Zubeldia. Rings stylist’s own. Vivien: Dress by Valentino. Necklace by Sonia Rykiel. Earrings by Hélène Zubeldia. Rings and feather headpiece stylist’s own. 

Vivien: Vintage lurex dress from Edith Machinist, NY. Earrings by Hélène Zubeldia. Rings stylist’s own. Edna: Dress by Diane von Furstenberg. Earrings and bracelet by Sonia Rykiel. Headscarf by Hermès. 

Dress and collar by Marni. Earrings by Hélène Zubeldia. Sunglasses by A-Morir. 

Top and Jacket by Moschino. Skirt by Marc Jacobs. Vintage brooch by Chanel. Earrings by Hélène Zubeldia. Rings stylist’s own. 

Ratka: Top by Stella McCartney. Skirt by Sonia Rykiel. Necklace and earrings by Hélène Zubeldia. Hat by Paname by Jane Schmitt. Edna: Shirt and earrings by Sonia Rykiel. Necklace by Viveka Bergström. Hat by Paname by Jane Schmitt.

Jacket and skirt by Céline. Shoes by Yves Saint Laurent. Bag and scarf by Hermès. Sunglasses by Rochas. 

Coat by Christophe Kane. Dress and gloves by Erdem. Sunglasses by Rochas. Hat and necklace by Ratka’s own. 

 

[Photo Credit: Andreas Larsson for ponystep.com via mode.newslicious.net]

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  • frannyprof

    Love Love Love

  • Little_Olive

    This is AMAZEBALLS.

    Both in idea and in execution. 

    There you go, Anna. I bet you wish you’d come up with it.

  • Moira May

    BOW DOWN!

  • poggi

    That’s really cool. I really like some of these. The coats and Chloe dresses are fabulous.

  • http://twitter.com/LianaBrooks Liana Brooks

    Love it! I love that this isn’t grade schoolers and tweens in panties. I love that they’re celebrating more than the art of photoshop. I love that the clothes look like something these ladies would wear on their own. I love that this isn’t p0rn for het men posing as a fashion ad for women. I love that this is selling clothes and style not skin and sexuality. I love the personality in the models’ faces. Beautiful work.

    How do we get another one of these?

    • http://www.wordydoodles.com WordyDoodles

       Standing ovation for that comment!

    • moppet

      I regret that I have but one “like” to give.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Lucía-Gavello/1253586868 Lucía Gavello

      I agree, and you can get more senior fabulousness at Ari Seth Cohen’s amazing blog Advanced Style… I love that site as much as i love TLo. You won’t regret it.  (I can’t seem to be able to post the link but you should google it)

      • Beardslee

        I was going to mention Advanced Style but you beat me to it!  It’s a wonderful blog that celebrates women with abundant individual style.

      • aristida_girl

        Yay! Thanks for the blog info, its great!

    • Renaissance_Man_ATL

       Yes Yes Yes!!!

    • LuvLy01

      slow clap for this comment!

    • SojournerYouth

      You managed to say everything I was thinking without sounding like you’re pontificating from a soapbox.  Bravo!

    • SojournerYouth

      You managed to say everything I was thinking without sounding like you’re pontificating from a soapbox.  Bravo!

  • scrappy1

    5th pic, with the blinged-out cat-eye glasses and the orange pom-pom shoes?  That’s who I want to be when I grow up.

    • Fordzo

      I want her gams NOW.

      • snarkalicious

        No kidding!  Those are fabulous legs – and the shoes are fantastic.

        • Maggie_Mae

          The legs are the last to go….

    • Melvis Velour

      That one especially reminded me of my late and much beloved Grandma who wore real Chanel, smoke unfiltered Camels in a long cigarette holder and was fierce before anyone knew what the word meant…  I’m going to go and sob in the corner at her memory….

      • aristida_girl

        Hugs! I wish I had got a chance to meet your grandma, she sounds amazing…

    • SojournerYouth

      Seriously!  I work in an office with several older ladies who don’t give a single shit about their appearance (which is their right, but still…), and it makes me kind of sad.  I want to be hot like this bitch in her fierce-ass coat and shoes (which I want in my closet NOW).  I bet you she can quote Proust AND tell a fantastic dirty joke!

  • http://www.facebook.com/CatherineKatz Catherine Katz

    Love this!  So very cool!

  • Kayceed

    Was I ever pulled into this – from the ladies, to their clothes, back to the ladies, then to their clothes. So many editorials I skim through, but this was so very compelling.

  • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

    I AM IN LOVE with this editorial. I coveted some septugenarian fierceness! And it got delivered, at last.

  • hughman

    Here’s to the Ladies who lunch… I’ll drink to that! 

    • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

      Does anyone still, wear a hat? I’ll drink to that.

      • http://twitter.com/TheRedZavodnik Ginger

        I’d wear hats everywhere if I could.  I ADORE hats.  Heck, I want to go to the Kentucky Derby just so I’ll have a reason to wear an over-the-top hat!

    • Fordzo

      Aren’t they a gem?  I’ll drink to them!

      • Glammie

        Another vodka stinger.

        • flrguy

          Let’s ALL drink to them!

    • beebee10

      everybody RISE!

  • kingderella

    my jaw would drop if i wasnt busy smiling like a son of a bitch.

    this is the most fabulous editorial ive seen in ages!

    • Little_Olive

      I just cannot get over the fabulousness. I keep coming back to it and wonder how am I going to look at regular models now.

  • meowing

    Not quite yet at the age of these Grand Dames, so maybe there’s still style hope for this kitten!  Love these ladies, the clothes & styling, and the whole idea behind the spread.  We need more of this honoring of all ages, all looks, all styles!

  • UsedtobeEP

    Wow. They make the rest of us just look…silly, don’t they? When I see things like this, I am ready to wear the badges of wisdom.

  • SpcilK

    FABULOUSNESS!

    I died… and then was resurrected by the AWESOMENESS of this editorial.

  • http://theargiehome.blogspot.com/ Gus Casals

    I love it so hard I’m at loss for words.

  • michelle shields

    bowing down. Well done ladies!

  • nannypoo

    The second one is Lady Gaga, all grown up. 

  • schadenfreudelicious

    if i smoked i’d be wanting to have a cig and a cocktail with the second to last gal, old broad fierceness at it’s best!

    • http://twitter.com/ennisamy Amy Ennis

      I didn’t even notice the cig, it seemed so organic here. 

  • MzzPants

    Freakin’ AWESOME!

  • tallgirl1204

    Love the coats especially.  Timeless and ageless.  The shoes, well, the shoes just show how ridiculous they are by allowing themselves to be shown on mature feet.  It’s not the fault of the legs that some of the shoes look ungainly, uncomfortable and unpretty.  Although I do kinda like the orange ones.

  • JulieTy

    J’adore!
    Check out the blog, “Advanced Style” for more fabulous “ladies of a certain age” snapped on the streets of NYC!

    • Sara LaBatt

      What a great blog, thank you for the rec!

    • SpcilK

      Thank you for sharing! It’s pretty cool.

  • http://opinionandamovie.blogspot.com/ Deitra S.

    When I grow up, I want to be the woman in the A-Morir sunglasses.  This is too fabulous for words!

  • muzan-e

    The Christopher Kane coat in the final shot?  It will be mine.

    Oh yes.

    • makeityourself

      My favorite too.  What a beautiful photograph.

  • lahand

    Wow. I absolutely love this editorial. Gorgeous clothes, stunning women, WOW. I especially love how some of the pictures look like candids you might see in a photo album. Reminds me of my fashionista grandma who would have worn and loved every single thing in this editorial including the shoes – no old lady shoes for her! Thanks T-Lo! I’m super curious about these women now. Do they have modeling experience? Because some of them are giving serious face. That first pic!! I love her!!!!!!

    And last thing – for some reason, the woman in the second picture reminds me of Dr. Faye Miller from Mad Men. I don’t know why – I think it’s the way she’s standing or something.

    • http://www.GiftedCollector.com Nancy Abrams

      And the brunette in the 7th picture — Megan’s grand-mere? Can’t you just see Jessica Pare in that dress?

  • girliecue

    Good lord these women are fierce!!

  • Rei Carter

    This made my day!  LOVE!

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/4KLZGI7NMQE2LQDYYSMPFXANW4 Uche

    The first one scares me….alot. Love the hats on the rest.

  • HomeOfficeGirl

    Chloe, sweetheart?  There is something we want you to see… 
    There will be a time for this.  Decades from now… Now off you go!  Go play, darling!!

  • ballerinawithagun

    Check out Advanced Style, a great blog!

  • argonauticos

    fabulous!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1129137319 Paula Pertile

    Oh FUN. That one gal looks like Drea de Matteo – in about 50.

    • TieDye64

      God,  you’re so right!

  • http://www.filmsbyneptune.com/ Dani Colman

    Old lady no.1 says “Look this fierce when you’re my age.  Go on.  I dare you.  No?  Thought not.”

  • Glammie

    Yehaw!  I’ve got my future Little Old Lady look–dark suit, headscarf, outrageous sunglasses.  J’adore.

  • Monabel

    Impressive in almost every way, but the make-up seems unnecessarily harsh.

    • Alisa Rivera

      I thought so too but then I thought of the makeup they put on young women in editorials and I realized it was the same.

  • Beth G

    Those ladies have always been, are, and will continue to be… the real sh*t.

  • http://twitter.com/MandySCG MandyJane

    The cat-eye glasses remind me of my grandma! This is a great editorial. 

  • LittleKarnak

    They sort of scare my just a lil bit…….

    • Lisa

      I know, I think you and I may be the only nay-sayers.  It’s all a little “By the way, Blanche, did you know we have rats in the cellar?” for me.  

      And I”m a complete, utter hypocrite, because I turn 49 in November, so it’s not like I’m not inching my way in their general direction.

      • SurlySuzie

        That was my very first thought when I saw this: BABY JANE!

      • Qitkat

        No, you’re not the only one. And I’m over 60, so I’ve inched closer than you. No way to know, of course, but my guess is that a lot of the commenters are younger than 40 who think this editorial is so glamourous and fabulous. Those of us a little closer know that circumstances can keep one from rocking the fierceness. Circumstances I myself would never have dreamed of at a younger age. Recently I just had to buy a pair of Crocs, Crocs! after my knee surgery. Talk about horrified!

  • http://vhanna26.typepad.com Vera

    I’m going to be 50 in a couple of months and this gives me hope.  Rock on!

  • flrguy

    Madonna in about 5 minutes!

  • tvmovielover

    You go girls!!!

  • Eclectic Mayhem

    Stunning, thanks for posting this TLo.

  • http://www.facebook.com/seelebrennt Christina Diaz

    I.LOVE.ALL.OF.THIS.  exactly the type of woman i want to be when i’m (much) older.  they’re fierce and don’t even need to try.  i love the character just oozing from the pictures.  gorgeous clothing being showcased by women who are just as fabulous, if not more so, than models 30/40/50 years their junior.  i wish we could see more spreads like this.

  • http://www.fatladysings.us/ TFLS

    Who ARE these women?  Former models?  Grand Dames of the theatre?  Doyennes of dance?  Whatever and whoever….Fabulous would be the correct appellation.  Love the clothes, love the accessories, love the attitude.  Talk about Fierce!  Thanks, guys.  Lovely way to end the afternoon.     

  • holdmewhileimnaked

    i am never gonna be this old. but i am happy that, if i were, i would still get to wear platform shoes & sparkles.

  • TieDye64

    Oh, this is just so freaking fun I can hardly stand it! The A-Morir glasses are killing me. Dead.
    I can’t recall an editorial that made me smile so much. Leaves me with a good feeling, you know?

    Thanks for the mega dose of fabulous for the day, T Lo. 

  • CQAussie

    This is all kinds of fabulous =) 

  • http://needtherapy.tumblr.com/ skadi1

    This is the best sunglasses editorial ever. I covet each and every pair.
    How fun must these ladies have had, seriously? Way to go.

  • Kate4queen

    I’m seeing my mum and my gran here! How awesome!

  • http://www.thechipsterdiaries.blogspot.com/ Jess

    FAB-U-LOUS!

  • http://www.facebook.com/alexandra.pimenta Alexandra Gama Lima Pimenta

    What a FANTASTIC editorial. In every way. 

    And I think it is safe to say that those are not ‘Red Hat’ ladies… lol

  • http://twitter.com/TMamBo Therese Bohn

    In the black and white of Edna in her Dianne Von FUrstenburg — I first thought “Phyllis Diller!” –and this is NOT an insult — Phyllis is, and will always be, a pretty cool chick!
    This is a fab editorial, and makes me less scared of gettin old (just hit 51) Proof positive that senior ladies don’t have to wear doubleknit polyester and house coats.
     

  • YourBaloneyDontGotNoSecondName

    these are some straight up fierce bitches.

  • Susan Crawford

    YESSSS!

    What an amazing editorial – with some incredibly cool gals who sure know the ropes. As a bit of a dinosaur myself, I cannot say how much I appreciate seeing faces like this! What I chiefly love is that these women are not one bit afraid to be over the top, eccentric, a little zany and a whole bunch of fashion-savvy. Kudos to the stylists, makeup and hair folks who brought out elder-glam.

    I’m going to dig out my turquoise eye shadow and my burgundy lipstick, put on my cat’s eye sunnies and live it up! Any other gals (and guys) ready to join me for drinkies? Wear something outrageous, okay?

    • Pennymac

      Let me know where we are meeting! This editorial just made my day! LOVE!!!!!!!!

  • granddelusion

    A bridge too far. They look ghoulish and dangerous. And I do NOT need to see grandmas underwear.

    • granddelusion

      Btw, I think the ladies are fabulous. I blame the makeup and some of the clothes. Those shoes are an invitation to a broken hip.

  • LinXGUA

    They seem to be having so much fun!
    Wow, those heels are dangerous. I feel that Lady number 2 is holding up to the window shop instead of looking through it. But Fabulous look nonetheless.
    I’m lost in the beautiful details. That black and white pearl necklace is so clever. I adore the looks on picture 8 and 9, but my favorite is the second to last. I don’t know why is so appealing to me, it’s chic, simple and beautiful.

    Stunning editorial, indeed.

  • pookiesmom

    SO MUCH LOVE.

  • another_laura

    “It’s just bone structure, Patsy. My whole body just hangs off these cheekbones.”

    hear hear. Wish I had the cheekbones these ladies do!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Mary-Elizabeth-Poytinger-Baumer/1516981341 Mary Elizabeth Poytinger Baume

    this so fucking kicks ass serving up old dame realness that is beyond fierce.  old bitches are showing us young ladies how it is done.  neck rolls and snaps!!! BLESS

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=4501978 Martha Jackson Deutsch

    Would have loved to see a woman of color in this – would have made it over-the-top awesome. 

  • GTrain

    love it

  • j_anson

    Oh, man, awesome. The last one especially. She is owning that… gangplank, or whatever it is.

  • Sweetvegan

    This is awesome, and proves that you don’t have to look 15 to sell clothes.

  • Le_Sigh

    Those are some FIERCE shades they’re all rocking.  And that last shot – what a werq!

  • http://tigergray.blogspot.com/ Tiger Gray

    that shit is fab

  • mom2ajs5

    I want to be #3 when I grow up! Maybe I’ll start smoking again at that age. It always looks so much better on an older woman. Maybe because they’re from the time when smoking was ok so somehow they get a pass.

  • http://twitter.com/Athenabast Athena Bast

    omg how fabulous do they look?

  • http://asskickingadviser.com/ Ass Kicking Adviser

    That is the coolest thing. When I grow up I want to be like them!

  • Alisa Rivera

    WOW. Love this!!!

  • guest2visits

    In a way it’s fun. And sweet. There’s a touch of bobble head in garish feathers; but I guess thats all part of the strong,
    in-your-face kind of ensembles.  She owns that Prada coat and glasses (5), and the outfit by Celine (next to last).
    A study in attitude; particulary like the last pic with the sunny shades to the sky, and the bursting pigeons.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_VW5XHSH45FBZ2ZEZJARYHILIZQ Leah

    That last picture is GLORIOUS. You go girls!

  • BrooklynBomber

    Oh, damn. There are so many things here I want.

    This just goes to show it’s NOT necessary to have everything worn by freakishly tall, scrawny teenagers . These clothes look conpletely desirable. Bravo, Ponystep, whoever you are.By the way, I’d knock over that old lady for those Rykiel shoes in a minute.

    • http://frankbettecenter.org/ sleah_in_norcal

      and i love those YSL kitten heels with the high ankle straps.  LOOK at her adorable little FEET!!  those look like the legs of a porcelain doll.

      • BrooklynBomber

        Oh, you’re right. I didn’t notice before, but with those high straps they really do look like those dols.

  • inprovo

    The picture of the pair with the blue eyeshadow made me think Olsen Twins.  The lady on the left is the spitting image of one of them!

  • MilaXX

    That’s some fierce granny realness up there! My favs are the orange look and the chocolate brown look. I think I may need to score me a pair of bejeweled cats eye frames.

  • sweet_potato

    LOVE

  • Renaissance_Man_ATL

    Bravo!

  • http://profiles.google.com/sara.e.munoz Sara Munoz

    My favorite is that last picture. :)

    But also, what the heck is PONYSTEP magazine??

    • http://howtofaint.tumblr.com/ How to Faint

      Right? I need to find this magazine and buy a few copies by way of thanks.

  • quiltrx

    I LOVE this!!!  These ladies show it’s all about the ATTITUDE and how you FEEL when you’re wearing beautiful clothes.  Fantastic editorial.

  • http://phantomminuet.blogspot.com/ MinAgain

    In the seventh pic down, the woman on the left looks so much like a blonde version of my late Aunt Carolyn that it’s a little spooky.

  • Pants_are_a_must

    GET IT LADIES.

    GET IT ALL.

  • Lilithcat

    I want that library!

  • Zippypie

    Fabulousity!!!!

  • http://twitter.com/Merneith Merneith

    Killer stuff, Grannies! Were they models when they were younger, I wonder, or is this their first shoot?

  • formerlyAnon

    Very cool.

  • TheOtherChristina

    I’m in love! Seriously, we all enjoy 14-year-old Uzbeks with gazelle legs tramping around in fabulous clothes, but maybe they would like a week off now and again so these amazing ladies right here can pop in and inspire us for a change.

    I am not even kidding, this spread makes me aspire to be elderly. Seems like a good and healthy aspiration on a lot of levels.

  • http://twitter.com/jaythenerdkid Aaminah Khan

    Fierce. As. SHIT.

    Reminds me of my grandmother, who is too sick to leave the house often but still rocks her designer shades when she does. I hope I can be even a fraction as awesome when I’m that age.

  • http://frankbettecenter.org/ sleah_in_norcal

    SISTERS are doing it for themselves..lalalala…

  • ccm800

    A bff of my mothers Elvira Maria Patrice…she used to dress very much in this vane…cat eye sunglasses, and fiery red hair (usually in a bun) and an attitude to match! What a character. 

  • http://twitter.com/ennisamy Amy Ennis

    Aren’t they gorgeous! I love that last coat. 

  • RzYoung

    Brilliant, just brilliant! I’m sharing this with my mum pronto! Wonder if they guy from Advanced Style had any involvement?

  • Judy_S

    Looking at these wonderful ladies, not lassies any more, I suspect that there exist photos of each one from 45-50 years ago wearing very similar clothes (all these outfits really evoke the 60s) and in very similar poses. They look as if they have been having fun in expensive comfortable clothing all their lives. 

  • http://sarah1976.myopenid.com/ Sarah1976

    I love it!  For once, the models in the clothes are the actual customers.  They look like they know how to wear these styles (and enjoy doing so) and they just ooze personality.  Instead of putting a 16 year old stick insect into a lady-who-lunches dress, why not use an actual LADY?

    Bitches. Be. Fierce.

  • bellafigura1

    Interesting and really well-illustrated bit of wisdom:  hair should go lighter, dustier, softer as you age, you need to let the silver in at least a little.  The woman with the bold brown just looks kind of odd.  The hair has to match the face.  I am in awe of the woman with the blue eye shadow.  She’s the bomb.

    • Qitkat

      You make a good point about the hair; however, brown hair, only IF, it is still the natural color, can continue to look natural. My mom, RIP, had brown hair with almost no grey til she died, at almost 88. But the brown hair on this woman is such a rich monotone color that it does quite leap off the page at us. And as much as I love blue and green eye shadow, I hope that it’s just emphasized for the photo shoot, that these gals tone it down a bit when they go out.

  • samo_samo

    Fabulous!

  • Aurumgirl

    I love this and it reminds me of a few women I used to know — older ladies who never gave up their life long love for fashion and design.  I also think whoever chose the shoes for this spread knows what they’re doing–so many beautiful styles!  I often wish someone would stop putting everyone we ever see on the red carpet in the same beige Louboutins and the same black strappy Jimmy Choos, when Rochas is obviously light years ahead of all of that.

  • cmb92191

    My mother in law would have rocked all those looks. (RIP)  Boy, do I miss her!

  • DinaSews

    I don’t know that I have ever looked at another editorial with such intensity as this one.  It’s amazing how much your eye is drawn to the ladies AND the clothes.  Usually it’s a glance and a yawn.  Sometimes I turn my head in distaste at the tween models posed like hookers.  This was spectacular.

  • sherrietee

    That top pic reminds me so much of my GaGa.  Damn I miss her.  She died at the amazing age of 102 and she was always so put together – a true New York socialite. 

    I love this photo shoot.  Really I do.

  • ChaquitaPhilly

    At Last…!
    They look amazing and what a great idea.

  • ElitheMonkey

    LOVE THIS!!! I hope I look 1/8 as fabulous when I get that age. 

  • Verascity

    That last picture is STUNNING.

  • Stefanie Mackenzie

    This is who and what I want to be when I get to their age. My children can choose to be ashamed or proud of me…their problem. My own mother is sneaking up on 90 and still has a lot of her own good ideas about fashion…

  • Stefanie Mackenzie

    This is who and what I want to be when I get to their age. My children can choose to be ashamed or proud of me…their problem. My own mother is sneaking up on 90 and still has a lot of her own good ideas about fashion…

  • SewingSiren

    Never give up! Love them.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1183772509 Jen Hughes

    Make one of those broads a flaming redhead and that will be me when I’m old. I already call my style “granny chic.” 

  • mjude

    OMG…ABSOLUTLELY LOVE IT!!!!!!!

  • Judy_J

    These ladies inspire me.  My mom is 80, and she’s a total fashionista.  My grandma was the same…she died at the age of 96, but was fashionable right up to the end.  I still wear some of her signature pieces.  Thank you for posting this fabulous editorial.

  • twocee

    It is truly remarkable what age and experience can bring to a photograph.  I look at this spread and not only do I see the models, but I can see the CLOTHES in a real world way, which is very rare.

  • suzq

    1. Does Andreas Larssen make house calls?
    2. I’m dying to know what color that Miu Miu coat is.
    3. My friends and I often wonder how long we can keep up the facade of being fabulous–dressing to the nines, being impossibly gussied up for ordinary events.  We do a vintage dress-up tea every year.  This year, our oldest attendee was 60–looking a damn sight better than most of us who were far younger.  I now have the answer.  We will always do this!

  • theanet

    Interesting, isn’t it, that none of these very wonderful ladies has a single forehead wrinkle or frown line? Botox, I guess, or Photoshop, but we’re so used to it by now that nobody even bothers to mention it.

    • http://viridianpostcard.blogspot.com/ viridian61

      It depends.  My Polish Grandma did not have a forehead wrinkle until after 70.  Crow’s feet and laugh lines – a whole different thing.

  • KathKo

    There’s no age for being fierce.
    still, the fifth eleventsh pictures are so totally glammed up Bernadette Chirac I wonder how she didn’t end up looking like that.

  • ChristySchiff

    This is the most awesome thing I have ever seen!  I’d like to say that I want to be able to be these ladies when I’m there age – but to be honest I can’t even pull off that attitude now.  They are my heroes.

  • ChristySchiff

    This is the most awesome thing I have ever seen!  I’d like to say that I want to be able to be these ladies when I’m there age – but to be honest I can’t even pull off that attitude now.  They are my heroes.

  • http://aldonsusi.blogspot.com/ Susi R

    I love this!

  • http://profiles.google.com/phyllis.craine Phyllis Craine

    Totally riffed from the blog “Advanced Style”

  • saanrio

    <3  Absolutely, positively beautiful.

  • EEKstl

    Beautiful.  One of the best editorials I’ve seen in a long time.  Bravo!

  • minnye

    I love Vivien’s vintage dress & wish I could see it in color. It reminds me of stuff my mom wore to cocktail parties in the 70′s.

  • MoHub

    Love it for the most part, but can we please see an end to Frankensoles?

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Patrick-Cleary/1201575213 Patrick Cleary

    Fantastic. I love every one of these shots, and every one of these ladies.

  • joe_tey83

    LOVE

  • Funkykatt

    Very photoshoppable, I snagged them all. 

  • aimee_parrott

    J’ADORE.  I especially love that last shot with the pigeons, but the whole thing is beautiful.  Wow.

  • Lina_bee

    Best thing ever. And I want all of the coats!

  • P M

    BRAVA.
    BRAVISSIMO!
    MAGNIFIQUE!!!

  • http://viridianpostcard.blogspot.com/ viridian61

    Go ladies!  You have wonderful cheekbones (I’m serious!)

  • aristida_girl

    Hell yes! I think this is great and has added fabulous to my wish to be old and cranky when I fell like it..(and like many of the old people I like best, can drink you under the table! there is no substitute for training when drinking with the elderly)

  • malvernite

    i like Ratka the best. She seems the most at ease in her outfits. tho she does look a little like she’s hanging on to that building for balance, because of them ridiculous high heels (second photo). that pic of her smoking is awesome. the makeup on the others put me off a little.

  • panic27

    I keep coming back to look at these.  Totally fierce fucking awesomeness!
    First pic is my favorite.  I just love the character of her facial features.  Add her expression and the veil and I am so fascinated!

  • BigWhiteGrannyPanties

    I want to be Edna or Ratka when I grow up.  I Love love love love love this photo spread.  I want to hug the photographer.  I want to hug the person who made the decision to publish these photos.  LOVE.

  • KrateBay

    For the first time, I can say I want to BE these bitches someday. (And given my current age, I’m well on my way.) Bow down!

  • Stubenville

    Madonna in ten years.

  • bitchybitchybitchy

    What a treat to see some old broads enjoying themselves instead of the usual cast of stickthin suspects!

  • malarkey

    Love the first shot, love the 2nd shot but the shoes are stupid. Love the 3rd, 4th & 5th shot (but the shoes are toward the stupid side again) and the 6th: could have been good, but the makeup & the lighting are way too harsh. 7th: love it, love all the B&Ws. 8th: surely there’s a better shot of this woman in this blouse & those shades. Not good. 8th pic: ditto- lighting too harsh. 9th, 10th & 11th: fantastic.

  • Lilyana_F

    That’s like the best thing i’ve seen in a while! Absolutely fabulous!

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/MCTJ6FW33MMDKUMN4J3K7NLGGM Oooo

    I grow old, I grow old, I shall wear the bottom of my trousers rolled

  • danago

    Love.  So love. So love.