Lady Francesca Todd

I jumped on the bus during a rainy night in New York. Across from me was seated a very stylish women with a magnificent frog ring. I asked if I could get off on her stop, and take a photo for a book I was working on. She told me that she collected frogs, and that I could surely take her photo. I asked about her wonderful hat and she told me, “I have had this hat for years and have never worn it. I decided to turn up one side of the brim and wear it this way.” She is not only fashionable but creative as well.

  • Wow, she is a lovely grand dame! I absolutely love her hat.

    The Styleseer

  • i also collect frogs, so this lovely lady immediately won a special place in my heart.
    fantastic outfit. love that her nails are done perfectly, too.

  • love your blog-mainly that whole ide of it ! 🙂 really great man 🙂

  • My granny is no where near as stylish, and would yell at me for buying impractical jewelry LOL Love your blog!

  • what a lovely lady, and that ring is so cool! 🙂

  • Janis

    Frankly, that hat shouldn't be worn any other way — the upturned brim looks perfect.

    And the pattern on the tunic is fantastic — it reminds me of a QR code!

  • That ring is fabufuckenfiffic! I've been checking out this blog for a few months now. Can't tell you how happy I was to find out there's a whole segment of people who adore the style of older women in NY! For years whenever I'm filling out a form that asks my likes I've always listed it just like that "older NY women". It's in the about me on my own blog.
    I want to cry when I'm reminded this perspective is not treaured as it should be and will soon be a memory. What a boring casual,conformist world it will be…So many many thanks to all the contributors here. I of course vow to keep it alive myself( I wear mostly 30s,40s and 50s don't care who stares or what anyone thinks anymore admittedly I only gained this attitude since turning 40)

  • que mujer coqueta!!ese anillo es hermoso!!!!

    te sigo,te espero en el mio!!


  • She's cute and sassy. Love it.

  • Anonymous

    love this tunic!! any ideas who made it? She is an inspiration!
    Many thanks,

  • That ring is marvelous. Truly marvelous. I can only hope to gain a great fashion sense when I arrive in my later years.

  • Muito elegante! Esse anel de sapo é lindo demais! Adorei o chapéu,clássico,maravilhoso!

    Beijão & aguardo você no Infinito Feminino.

  • Anonymous

    WOW. She looks amazing: so poised and confident. I love the hat and the ring.

  • So chic and glamourous!

  • Adorei seu blog!

  • Kim

    I don't like frogs but lover sense of style…thnx for sharing.

  • I just make a post on my fashionblog to recommend your blog . It's just wonderful!!!!

  • wow. I do not know what to say. She,s amazing!

  • ooh i love her hat!


  • That frog ring is simply divine. What a lovely pic, Ari!

  • She is absolutely a gorgeous woman. I totally love her style and the frog on her finger.

  • This lady made me WANT to comment instaed of silently admiring as usual. I love how young she is in spirit… and her graphic black and white tunic is so good!

  • I love her ring too….:))