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Thursday, January 28, 2010

Jenny Goes Gray

Here is Jenny describing why she decided to let her hair go Gray and the great response that she has had. Check out some more photos of her below and more in the near future. Email your own stories of "Going Gray" to Advancedstyleinfo@gmail. I think it would be fun to share a few.

Also make sure and check the sidebar for some new details about Debra. I added an email for her where you ask ask her any questions relating to Nutrition,Style,Having Fun,Making Crafts,Enjoying Life with Enthusiasm, and Staying Young.

Debra's Advanced Style email is and she can't wait to hear from you!

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Jenny at Grand Central

I had the pleasure of reuniting with Jenny today and we had a wonderful day taking photos, listening to French accordion music, and walking around Grand Central Station. I have been watching a lot of Alfred Hitchcock films lately so Grand Central was the perfect location for a photo shoot. I shot so many pictures to share over next few weeks so look forward to some more photos of Jenny!

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

New Museum Gals

These two ladies popped into the New Museum the other day to see the latest show. They told me that they worked at MoMA and that they had volunteered at the opening of the New Museum. They recalled that it was an exciting day with thousands of visitors and described in detail how cold it was outside. Its always great to have a museum buddy and even better when you work together and share a passion for the arts. The ladies above reminded me of two of my other favorite museum going ladies Mary and Doris, whom I met outside the New Museum as well. They also worked together at a museum(The Whitney) and became great friends!

Monday, January 25, 2010

Advanced Style Couples

[Photos by Smilla]
[Photos by Ari Seth Cohen]
Smilla sent me some wonderful new photos of stylish couples. You can tell how comfortable each of these pairs is with one another and its fun to see how they have influenced each other's style. I'm always a bit shy about approaching friends or groups of people for photos because I don't want to interrupt their time together, but when I do I always seem to capture something special.

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Reader Submission: Grandma JoJo

A while back Trevor sent me some great photos of his grandma Jojo and I recently asked him if he could send a few more. He responded and sent the photos above with this reply:

Thanks for the nice words. Jojo is doing "pretty well for an old lady" as she likes to say, and will be 95! in April. She is a former educator (began one of the first kindergartens in New Mexico), and has lived in Albuquerque since 1990. She has been legally blind for a number of years (hence the magnifying glass she wears around her neck). remains as active as possible, walking and visiting with friends daily. She sometimes tells me: "I wonder why the good Lord is keeping me here", and it pleases me that there are younger people who not only appreciate the style of an older person, but also who understand what is meant when it is said that "old people are wise". A lifetime of knowledge and experience has tremendous value. Pay attention to the old people in your life, write them letters, call them, indulge them, it's a mutually beneficial and deeply rewarding experience. And you don't have forever.

Friday, January 22, 2010

Reader Submission: Luisa of Rome

Gabriela sent in this photo from Rome. She told me that she is a Fashion Communications student and that she always carries her camera around to take pictures of people. Luisa was sitting in front of a church last Sunday morning, flirting with an older fellow and looking fabulous. Gabriela explains,"she's a good example of a woman enjoying every detail of her outfit and the way she combined the prints means that she really thought how to look for her daily routine."

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Advanced Style Video: A Day With Mary

Here is a video that I took on my day spent with Mary. She thinks that New York is a great place for older people to live because it keeps you active and vital!

Recent Adventures In Advanced Style

Moving to New York has allowed me the great opportunity to meet and become friends with people like Debra and Doris, both of whom I met while working at at The New Museum.They have such wonderful stories to share and really make keep me inspired to be creative. When I have doubts about what I am doing and what I will do in the future they give me great advice and let me know that I AM doing something, that being creative and collaborating and sharing will lead to something.These experiences enrich my life and teach me to be patient and work hard.

Here are a few of my latest photos from my days off spent with these lovely ladies. There is too much to say and too many pictures to post so stay tuned for some more on Debra and Doris including some great videos.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Waiting For The Bus

A great way to see New York's best dressed is to pass by the bus stops and benches Uptown . After a lovely lunch with Doris we decided to take a small walk around the Upper West Side. She gave me some history about the buildings in her neighborhood and we ran into the lovely fellow pictured above. As we passed by the local drugstore Doris waved to two women sitting by the window. She told me that she had seen one of the women for years, and that they always waved at one another and probaly had shared many similar experiences.

Monday, January 18, 2010


Last year Leif sent me some wonderful shots of his stylish Swedish grandmother Olga. I recently asked him if he had any others to share and he sent me the two photos above and one of his mother Gunilla at 89. He told me that Olga, "had an artistic talent and painted and loved to go to flea markets and create things (long long before it was fashionable),She knitted the purple outfit herself. Check below for some more photos posted last year, and some background information on this fabulous woman. I'd love to post other relatives with Advanced Style. Email your photos for consideration to

Leif described his grandma in a previous post "Glad you liked the pictures.My grandmother Olga was born 1890 in New Mexico, grew up in Florida and married my Swedish grandfather when only 18. They met in Paris where he romantically proposed on the Eiffel tower. She was most innocent and had no idea how children were conceived.She had 9 children. Her wisdom: Always be kind to other people. Never be afraid of anything. Be original."

Great advice to live by!

Friday, January 15, 2010

Advanced Style Artist: Aline Smithson

[Paintings by Aline Smithson]
I came across these fantastic works by Artist Aline Smithson and immediately fell in love. She explains how the idea for this series came along below from her website:

"This series incorporates traditional photography techniques yet, becomes richer with the treatment of hand painting. It is my intent to have the viewer see the work in a historical context, with the addition of color, and at the same time, experience Whistler's simple, yet brilliant composition formula for the composition. My patient 85 year old mother posed in over 20 ensembles, but unfortunately passed away before seeing the finished series. I am grateful for her sense of humor and the time this series allowed us to be together."

What a beautiful testament to his 85 year old mother!

Wednesday, January 13, 2010


Mary and I had a lovely lunch and walk through the east village together. She always teaches me something new about the area, including places to get great bites for a good price. We had lunch at the Ukrainian East Village Restaurant and then had dessert at Venieros. When I complimented her Giraffe print socks she told me, " You never saw a plain sock on Fred Astaire".This is how Mary connects with Fred and adds some even more spice to her ever fashionable appearance. Check out some pictures of Mary from previous posts below.


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