Gone are the days when women felt the need to hide their age. When I asked this gorgeous woman if I could take her photo she proudly announced, “You sure can, I am 84 years old.”
I have passed by these two women many times while walking around the Upper West Side. They are always dressed to the nines with at least one common theme or pattern in both of their outfits. On the day that I finally approached them to take a picture it was black and white. Next time I run into these elegant ladies I’ll ask them some questions about their signature matching looks.
I saw this woman at the airport on my way from New York to San Diego. I stopped and asked if I could take her photo and she said, ” Yes dear, of course you can, I am in my 80s and everything I have on is from the 70s. I told her that I appreciated how elegantly she was dressed to travel and she quickly replied, ” There is no other way.”
I took this photo a few days after Hurricane Sandy hit New York City. Lynn Dell was back at work and full of hope and positivity. A few days before she had broken her toe while hosting a house full of family members who lost electricity during the storm. I am always always amazed by Lynn’s strength and incredible outlook on life.