Don’t you just love finding new style inspiration? I was dead chuffed this week when one of my pals (someone I have actually met and empathized with in the real world) sent me a photo of Costanza Pascolato via Twitter. Having moaned about the tyranny of technology in my last post, I’d like to celebrate its benefits today. Oh the joy of online research – all you need to know, just a click away. Well, almost. So thanks to t’internet, I’ve now found another fashion VIP. The wonderful 72-year-old, Italian-born contributor to Vogue Brazil. A front row regular, who styles H.Stern’s campaigns and has worked with the jeweller for over 20 years:

Read all about her on the Australian Vogue website.

Scott Schuman says, ‘She has an incredible way of maintaining a consistent personal style, while updating her look each season.’

Italians love real fur. Photo: Sartorialist

To me, this fashion-conscious freelancer has obviously spent time curating a wardrobe of simple, elegant, well-cut pieces from top-notch designers over the decades. And can accessorize like a demon. Rarely spotted without her trademark sunglasses, coiffed hair and stunning jewellery, Costanza Pascolato has confidence and timeless style by the Louis Vuitton (monogrammed) bucket bag load.

The most elegant two-fingered salute, ever.

And talking of technology, I’ll be adding her to my new Pinterest ‘Grown-up Style Icons’ storyboard immediately. How dangerous is this online scrapbook? Blimey, it’s like virtual crack. After vowing to stay un-Pinterested for the last few months, I am now well and truly hooked. So you can guess what I’ll be doing this weekend. Perhaps, ahem, you’d like to follow me…

Oh and there was a really good feature on ‘growing up gracefully’ by Lisa Armstrong in the Telegraph this week. You can read it here.

Photos
fashionweekdaily.com
Australian Vogue
The Sartorialist

13 thoughts on “Style Icon: Costanza Pascolato

  1. I'd seen the occasional picture of her, but didn't know who she was. She does the "moneyed elegance" look in a way that's appealing rather than off-putting. I see she's also a fan of those Valentino shoes.

  2. Yes, that Pinterest is addicting. I just "followed" you.
    She's so elegant, although I've always been bothered by sunglasses indoors. But she looks wonderful and love her Italian style – getting a burned out on the "only the French have style" concept.

  3. I like her short coat, the furs and the big ring.
    I could accept those for myself too.
    I´d better stay away from that Pinterest. I get addicted so easily.
    Could I only take a peek; )?

  4. Thank you for sharing such a style icon…just added her to my muse board….completely agree with the addictiveness of Pinterest! They should have a an intervention hotline…sometimes I want to call out for help…but right after the next photo 🙂

  5. I adore her look. I suspect there's been a bit of work done …. But the style is bang on beautiful chic. Not so often you find nicely done brunette colouring at 72.

  6. I love her glasses and bright smile. Not a big fan of the fur because i love animals and don`t think that they deserve to die just because of human fancy to wear their skin. But she looks like a stylish woman other than that.

    >'.'<

  7. Deja Pseu – yes, she's not too ostentatious & reminds me a bit of Lee Radziwill.

    L'age moyen – I think you're right about the work. I don't know I'm letting my standards slip, cosmetic surgery and real fur all in one blog post. Tsk, tsk…

  8. I love Scott Schuman's quote 'She has an incredible way of maintaining a consistent personal style, while updating her look each season.' – I think that is the mark of a truly stylish woman. I've been following you on Pinterest for a short while now and noticed your activity was increasing…so much social media, so little time:)

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