Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Advanced Style

You know that fabulous little older woman you see holding her groceries on the street corner, with the purple tinted white/grey hair pinned back with precision and the brooch made of semi precious jewels that is 'so vintage Bvlgari' it makes you want to stop in your tracks and make her an offer. She potters along in her tiny heeled pumps and perfectly applied make-up going about her daily chores without knowing just how damn cool she really is. This is how she has always dressed and as Yves Saint Laurent said "Fashions fade, style is eternal". The fashion cycle is so humorous when you really stop and think how much money you are spending and how hard you trying to pull off a certain look ffrom a certain era, when really you could just go to your grandma or grandpa for some handy tips and tricks.

Advanced Style is all about this fabulous woman and more. It is fascinating, heartwarming, inspiring, amazing and unique.  The photos stop me from dreading the ageing process and choose to instead one day embrace it with gusto. Tip: Check out the video section of the blog, they are just so rad you will spend hours watching while they slowly melt your cold and elitist fashion heart.

Ari Seth Cohen, the creator of Advanced Style: "Many people ask me if the people I photograph are looking for attention-if they are dressing up because they want people to notice them. Anyone of these marvelous ladies and gentleman will tell you that they are dressing up for themselves, because it makes them feel good. As they have gotten older their message has changed. They are no longer saying "Look At Me", but rather "I am Here". "

P.S. Ari's book Advanced Style is out on May 22nd, I cannot wait! (My birthday is also on May 27th...just sayin')

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