I'd never heard of Ari Seth Cohen or his blog, Advanced Style, when I came across this book-of-the-blog in Melbourne recently. Ari was apparently captivated by fashionable older women from the time he was a young boy when he watched his grandmothers exhibit glamour and style. He moved to New York as an adult and started his blog.
These photos offer proof that the secret to remaining vital in our later years is to never stop being curious, never stop creating, and never stop having fun.
There seems to be a few essential items to the Advanced Style (female) look. (There was I think one lone man who made the pages, maybe two) A big or quirky hat. Big glasses. Big jewellery.
Big rings. A Chanel 2.55 doesn't hurt either.
I had no idea you could still get crocheted gloves! But a number of the ladies had them.
I would have absolutely loved this Tiffany umbrella back in the 80s. Now I like it, and like it quite a lot, but I like my Desigual one better.
There is a documentary that I will seek out:
and a second book- Advanced Style- Older & Wiser. I'll be looking forward to checking it out. Thankfully I've still got some prep time before I'm old enough to be included.