I took these photographs last winter in Venice. It was a bitter cold afternoon and the boyfriend and I were heading back to our apartment, after a day of exploring the enchanting streets. We stumbled upon these two stylish ladies, dressed in fur coats and red lipstick, chatting to one another in Italian. Even at eighty years old they looked effortless, incredibly chic and both strutted along with that real self- confidence that only comes with age. I like to think that after they walked up the cobblestone steps and disappeared into the afternoon mist, they spent the rest of their day sat inside a warm cafe, sipping coffee, sharing memories and watching the world pass by.