I liked what Oda did with Mother Caramel's design. Sure, as a young woman, he went for the same thing as always, but as and old woman her design actually looks somehow appropriated for a woman her age (even if a little young), which is saying a lot, considering Shakky's existence
Shakky’s existence baffles me, to be honest. She must be at least 60 and she still looks like she’s in her late 30s or early 40s. I’m starting to think she found the Fountain of Youth or something of the sort, because her youthful appearance is not normal.
As for Mother Carmel’s design, Oda went for the Robin/Viola style for her younger self and he took the Gloriosa AKA Elder Nyon route for her older self. I do agree that her current appearance suits her age and I’m happy for it.
I can’t say the same for her extremely lenient ways when it comes to handling Linlin, though.
Thanks for the ask!