First things first. The Giveaway for the em Cosmetics Tokyo Plums Shadow Play Palette has come to an end, and the winner is Pauline G. Pauline, please email me by Friday night with your mailing address. If not, another name will be selected.
Also, on Friday, a new and different giveaway will begin. So stay tuned!
Never Say Die Fashion
No, I’m not ready to take on another blog. Yet.
In 2010, the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem MA had a show that featured the clothing and accessories of Iris Apfel, an octogenarian (or is she a nonagenarian now?) New Yorker known for her flamboyant style and fashion sense that was often influenced by her travel through India and Asia. It was a terrific show with styles that are ageless like their owner.
About a year ago, my friend Sue sent me a link to a blog on a similar theme as the PEM Apfel show: Advanced Style. In 2008, Ari Seth Cohen, a youngish photographer, moved to New York at his fashionable grandmother’s suggestion. He started the street-style blog, Advanced Style, with photographs of striking older women, at least 50+ but often 80+, who express themselves in styles and looks of their own creation, piecing together stand-out fashion rather than merely wearing already put-together designer outfits. In addition to the creativity of the looks, their self-confidence is also beauty to behold. My favorite “model” is Mrs. Rock, a woman he spied walking on Madison Avenue, an older beauty with classic, sophisticated, elegant, and a more restrained sense of style.
The blog led to a book, Advanced Style, and now to a documentary of that name that recently premiered at Toronto’s “Hot Docs” Film Festival.
Click to read Erin Cunningham’s April 29, 2014 article in The Daily Beast, These Ladies May Be Old But They Have More Style Than You. You’ll be inspired! And I’m dying to see the documentary. <3