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My name is Ari Seth Cohen. I roam the streets of New York looking for the most stylish and creative older folks. Respect your elders and let these ladies and gents teach you a thing or two about living life to the fullest. Advanced Style offers proof from the wise and silver-haired set that personal style advances with age.

97 comments:

shepherd clothing said...

Hi Ari,

love your sentiment and love your sense of style. Good on you - hero!!

Mary Wyly said...

Thank you and all your people, Ari. Come visit Oaxaca, Mexico and see advanced style ladies and men across cultures. Today, surrounded by ladies in gorgeous rebozos because the opera house is COLD, we saw Joyce Carpati on the screen of the Met HD transmission of Maria Stuarda! Beautiful day!

Magge McCann said...

Bless you, Ari-finally fashion inspiration that isn't steeped in convention for women over 50. Move over Betsy Johnson and Vivian Westwood -Advance is here! Magge McCann, age 64

myfashionatesoul said...

Hi Ari,
I think your blog is fantastic!! I just wanted to let you know that I was writing an article myself on age and style on my blog and came across yours through a friend. I have mentioned you, your blog and documentary in my blog as I thought it was so inspiring! Feel free to check it out when you have time, it is:
http://myfashionatesoul.wordpress.com

and keep it coming loving the style and fashion!!
Many thanks Pia

Susan Drysdale said...

I am so glad I found you and I will get your book. I'm doing a plus size blog for women over 50 called stylingwithsusieblog.com. It's so nice to find others who believe you can be stylish at any age.

Ariana Weindling said...

Hi Ari,

Believe it or not, my name is Ari also. I just launched a new line of scarves and featured my beautiful 84 year old mother (former model). She was our January model. Check her out at www.izzistyle.com.

Good for you and your blog!

Ari Weindling

Anna said...

wonderful blog, beautiful photos!

M-T said...

Wednesday (Feb. 6th) was my 61st B-day. I'm so delighted to have found your Blog.

I have been pondering retirement and, perhaps, retiring my Blog. Do I still have something of interest to say?

Yes, yes and yes. Thank you, Ari.

Anonymous said...

Dear Ari. I love your blog. It is incredibly freeing to finally see inspiring, interesting, intelligent women wearing beautiful fashion. Although I am only 23 years old myself, I find much more inspiration in these ladies than any of the style icons I find whenever looking for inspiration elsewhere. Ilona might be my favorite, but all of these women are such inspirations. All of you make me look forward to next many, many years.

Thank you!

Malina said...

Dear Ari

I am an editor of PACKAGING POLSKA magazine and I simply fell in love with the picture of Linda Rodin in Karin Walker's sun glasses, bleached jeans jacket and the turquoise setting. Would it be possible to publish it in our magazine? Let me know at redakcja.pack@printernet.pl

Applause from Poznań, Poland
Paulina Malińska

Maureen said...

This is a fantastic blog and gives me something to aim for. I'm not quite there yet, being only 53 (but I have a head of silver hair), but these ladies are so stylish and put younger women to shame. Good on you Ari for making older ladies so important. Just wish more of the western world felt the same

bootstraps said...

At 64 I'm so looking forward. Think your ladies and gentlemen inspire and confirm all of us I feel the next 30yrs will be our time

bootstraps said...

At 64 I'm so looking forward. Think your ladies and gentlemen inspire and confirm all of us I feel the next 30yrs will be our time

Anonymous said...

I saw your interview on the Australian morning shows. What a fantastic project (and what amazing women). Nicely done.

Sandra in Sydney

joannafunk said...

I saw the programme on Australian television about your blog. I was amazed. You did exactly what I did, although your product is more beautiful than mine. When I moved to Sabah, on Borneo island, I saw many good musicians - and there was nothing about them on the internet. So I wrote a blog about them. When I said I was moving to Australia 3 years later, people asked me to make a book from the blog, and it was launched with a real feel-good buzz about it, just before I left. I love what you said, "I didn't know if anyone would be interested. I just did it." Well done

jen storer said...

I have just stumbled into heaven! This blog is clever, wise, stylish.Wwhat's not to love? xx

Phylte said...

Ari,
I've seen bits and pieces of your blog from time to time and now I'm hooked. Having just celebrated my 65th birthday I am only just realizing how ignored my baby boomer generation is in fashion publications, sometimes in style but generally in models. It's a pleasure to see my fashionista sisters in style expressing themselves in such a remarkable way. Though my childhood and formative adult years were spent in NYC, I am now trapped in mid- Atlantic suburbia and can honestly say that there is a fundamental lack of creativity that one sees in numbers in only a few cities. I blame mid-America style merchandising for all that because true fashion can be assembled at any price point. Thank you so very much for sharing the fabulous and chic looks of the slightly older women of NYC.

Anonymous said...

I hope this isn't a April fools joke....
I was listening to WNPR public radio when your blog was mentioned. With great interest I checked out your blog, finally someone who realizes we are here with lot to say and express with our own style not our grandmother's.
Kudos to you, you made my day!

Julie Cade said...

Fabulous! Thank you for your work of showing that aging isn't a disease and that beauty is timeless. I teach yoga to seniors and have a yoga/wellness blog (blog.wellnessencounters.com) and Pinterest page about aging well (http://pinterest.com/wejulie/beautiful-aging/), and have posted some of your blog pages, with credits and links back to you. Keep up your work---your nanas must be very proud of you!

Greenma said...

When I found you and your wonderful fashion folk I had been railing that there is no representation of the older women of style in media.
I ordered the book and know that at least in New York style is happening, in San Francisco also, in pockets.
I want to recognize the wonderful people of style everywhere the way we tried to do in the 70's when dressing interestingly was considered fun. It is FUN!!
Oakland, CA

Judith said...

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We'd love to donate 5 suits to your next fashion show! Seriously...this could just be the suit of your dreams!

Patricia Bell said...

Thank you!

Anonymous said...

Hi Ari
Just heard you and a couple of your ladies on Woman's Hour on radio 4 here in the UK. Great to hear the voices of two of your muses. They sounded feisty and sparky. Keep up the good work

Maureen in Cheshire UK

Pedro Silva said...

Hello Ari,

My name is Pedro Silva and I am an honors journalism student at ASU's Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication. I am currently completing my thesis on the emergence of fashion blogging and how it is a unique form of communicating about fashion. I was hoping then if I could please interview you for my thesis. It would certainly mean a lot!

I honestly don't know if this will work, but it's worth a shot. Feel free to e-mail me at psilv1@asu.edu. Again, I would beyond appreciate your help!

Thank you,

Pedro Silva

Anonymous said...

Heard about you on BBC Woman's Hour yesterday, wow, what an inspiration to all of us women young and old. As a relatively new Mum you lose your sense of identity temporarily, you've inspired me to most definitely not to!!! Great work.

Chef Rachelle Boucher said...

You have opened my eyes. I am in love with what you are doing. And you...

Chef Rachelle Boucher said...

Ari, I love you and the blog, you are teaching us all to open our eyes and our hearts just a bit wider!

Swanmarks said...

Hi Ari,
I through fashion.net find your blog, i'm very like your style, i have chinese style blog is my signnature.

Phyllis said...

Ari I was out shopping yesterday and a women passed me who was the embodiment of Advanced Style and I thought "OMG I wish Ari was here!". I didn't have my cell phone with me otherwise I would have taken her picture for you. So I have to thank you for making me notice these fabulous women when I see them now.

Anonymous said...

Ari...thank you, thank you, thank you for this WONDERFUL project whose time has come! I so enjoyed being approached & photographed by you April 7th on Madison Ave. in NYC... "ADVANCED STYLE' is indeed ADVANCED!

xoxo, Richelle "Happy Coincidence" April 8, 2013

Pink chiffon said...

Hi Arie! I think you are incredibly stylish and really fun. Having read your blog makes me smile always and I kinda look up to you now, I know exactly how age is just the number and its the the style of life which we live counts.
lots of love and regards,
Pink chiffon!
http://pinkchiffonandacuppa.com/

pinkchiffon2013 said...

Hi Ari! you are incredible! I love your blogspot and and have made me really realize that age is just the number its the sytle of living which matters! :D
pinkchiffonandacuppa.com

pinkchiffon2013 said...

Hi Arie! You are incredible! you made us realize that age is just a numbers and its the style of living which matters. i know exactly how i want to grow old ;) :-D xoxo

Anonymous said...

Hi Ari
You're getting everywhere. You're on the BBC website today. Keep up the good work
Maureen in the UK

Zen-Aida said...

Great blog and inspiring content! Thanks! You should consider attending the Chelsea Flower Show in London, especially on the Members' Days (this year on May 21-23, 2013). You would have an absolute field day - the British ladies (majority 50+) and gents make a special effort to impress. Greetings from Berlin!

saskia said...

Im so happy to have found your blog!
You bring great inspiration, and especially the lovely ladies. I wish, or I want, to be like them when I'm older.

Greetings from Vienna, Austria

ps. There's some wonderful ladies in Vienna too ;)

Rebecca Deckert said...

Hi Ari! I'm obsessed with your blog and your instagram! If you were looking for a summer intern, I would love the opportunity to send you my cover letter and resume!

Deborah said...

Another wrote..'I am now trapped in mid- Atlantic suburbia and can honestly say that there is a fundamental lack of creativity that one sees in numbers in only a few cities'..lol I am stuck in FL, from MA and ..well..trying to make do. LOVE this blog Ari, Im not a gorgeous aging NYorker, but the creativity is in me, always has been. Trying with external makings, but feel the need to make the statement of ME even if I do stick out, and Im in conservative, somewhat backwards FL..thnx and keep up the good work..be seeing you here..may answer the questions here as well..making me think, I def feel invisible, espec to men here..another story ;>) thnx Deborah, 61 in 3 wks!

Charlotte V. said...

Fantastic blog!

Victoria said...

Such a unique blog. Your approach to fashion is both innovative and flattering. I'm enticed with the promise of a beautiful story being conveyed through the older generation.

Ruth Nemzoff said...

Great website. Do you accept blog posts from stylish seniors?

DEW said...

Ari,

Your blog made me remember... When I was in my twenties, working as a nursing assistant in a retirement home, I had to bathe and dress residents before breakfast. I remember being surprised at the lack of decent looking clothes most people had, and the utter lack of accessories or makeup.

One morning I had just finished dressing a woman, (her son was a doctor) who had almost no decent clothing. She was like a limp rag, expressionless and unresponsive. I opened a drawer to find her comb, and noticed an old tube of bright red lipstick in the back. I asked her if she wanted to wear some. Without saying a word, her head shot up, chin went up, and she pursed her lips. I was amazed! After her lipstick was applied, her shoulders were held high, and she was alert. Her eyes held a fire that was not there ten minutes before.

The moral of the story is that I learned from this how important it is to our sense of well-being to care for our appearance, and that we are never to old to do so.


Thank you for your work... I actually brings a sense of hope to me as I age to see that stylish, beautiful older women are being given the attention they deserve.

DEW

Solveig said...

Dear Ari,

This morning I was looking at your blog and well each time I do I cannot stop thinking that I love it. I am 25 and I think all of these women are inspiring, it reminds me of my grandmother who loved to make herself pretty and compliments were always welcome too.
this afternoon when I came home (I live in Paris) there was a free journal in my post box "Culte(s)", I flipped through it and there it was one of your models that I have seen only a few hours earlier on your blog. Linda Rodin is the model for the article about women with glasses...

All the best from Paris, Solveig

Anonymous said...

Such a joy to see these beautiful, confident women! You are in sync with famous photographer Annie Leibovitz, who said, "I didn't want to let women down. One of the stereotypes I see breaking is the idea of aging and older women not being beautiful."

thank you.

Florencia Victoria said...

ame tu blogs soy una mujer de 56 años, y solo quiero que amis años de vejes vestirme con la misma elegancia que hasta ahora con ese toque juvenil... un beso desde chile... florenciavictoria en facebokk

Madame P said...

I remember I used to visit a fabulous older lady as part of a job I used to have. She always had perfectly coordinated stylish outfits and carried herself with grace and elegance. I hope I manage to be half as glam as some of these ladies when I'm older.

www.frockssconesandrocknroll.blogspot.com

Jennifer Bell said...

Just found your blog...love it and THANKS!

Pri Portugal said...

Hello, Ari, I write for GQ Brazil and would love to contact. Could you please email me on pportugal@globocondenast.com.br? I appreciate your attention. Best regards, Priscilla

Unknown said...

Dear Ari. I love love love your blog and you too!!! However I wanted to tell you how frustrating I find it that when I click on a link to a website that you have posted, it shuts your blog down and opens the other one instead! Please can you do something about that? Kindest regards, Jacqueline

Raydene Salinas said...

Hello,

I'm a photo editor at the Huffington Post and am looking for permission to use your image of Richelle Jones (link below). We would of course credit you and link back to your site. Please let me know as soon as possible.

Thanks so much!
Raydene
212.206.4574
raydene.salinas[at]huffingtonpost[dot]com

It's the last picture in this post: http://advancedstyle.blogspot.com/2013/07/advanced-style-on-huffpost-live-today.html

Anonymous said...

Ari,
I just found your blog and fell in love. It reminds me of my great aunt Ruby.

She taught me that youth, and for that matter innocence are highly overrated. Being an adult comes with a bounty of pleasures not afforded the young and inexperienced.

It was rediscovering her trousseau that inspired me to start a lingerie company targeting mature, intelligent women of style. I invite you to take a peek: www.layneau.com.

So here is to celebrating mature worldly pleasures like martinis and women of a certain age.

Keep up the grand work!
Kaa




gail said...

love this! how do I get in your book? I will be 53 next week and have never felt better sexier... www.gailkonopbaker.com

Kelly Kerrigan said...

Amazing Ari! Love it. You should come to Palm Springs, CA for the film festival or short fest. Many more cool cats to feature and appreciate. ;}

Cheers!

Designer sunglasses said...

i Ari, I have just discovered your blog, and it gave me many-many smiles. Thank you. Great idea. Will be visiting it more often ;-)

Anonymous said...

It is really amazing !!! Reminding me of Iris Apfel, she is a wonderful person...

lilcok8 said...

Ari--I love your concept.

sonia a. mascaro said...

I am glad I found this amazing and wonderful blog!
Congratulations!

SunGold said...

Where's the documentary? I'd love to watch it, and I'm sure all your fans would, too.

I love your blog. Do all NY women dress like models?

Oops. Two questions. Never supposed to do that. Consider the second a rhetorical question and let me know when and where I can watch your doc.

Anonymous said...

DEW, thank you for telling your story.

elladolores said...

I just love this! These women and men are so inspiring to me. They just seem to love their lives so much, and dress accordingly. I can't wait to watch the documentary.

If you don't mind, I'll most likely post the beautiful trailers on my blog to share with my readers. Thank you!
Ella
http://ablueelephant.wordpress.com

Ireneo Ciammella said...

o my god you bring me so much joy! what a wonderful blog! you have opened up my eyes!

Unknown said...

Totally in love with your blog! Thank you for sharing these amazing souls with us!

Constance London said...

Thanks so much for your inspired. My mother tend to be lost confident when she get 50 years old . It help a lot.

Lola said...

You should start a Tumblr and post your pictures there. I'd love to reblog them and share them!

Batsheva said...

My best friend gave me your book for my 60th birthday. I can't tell you how great an impact it has had! I've started dragging all my vintage finds (which I formerly considered "too weird," "too dressy," "too flashy," "too young," etc.) out of the closet -- finally I understand the meaning of that phrase!

And it's not just about clothes. It's about allowing one's entire personality to emerge from the closet, a real benefit and privilege of age. Thanks to your lovely ladies, and to you, Ari.

Greta MaCabre said...

Wonderful blog, beautiful and positive ladies - You inspire us! Greetings from Zageb, Croatia.

Hair2red said...

Thanks Ari for bringing attention to some of the most beautiful women in the world, with style! I love love your blog and and your inspiration for photographing and writing about some incredible, artsy, creative and innovative women. Keep it coming!

Andrea Peterffy said...

Dear Ari,
Loving your blog!
Hi,
Let me introduce myself, Andrea Peter Fly, freelance photographer based in Paris, interested in working on creative projects, fashion oriented. I would be honoured if you'd consider having a look at my work, for an eventual future collaboration,

Hope to hear from you, even for just a feedback,

Many thanks,

Andrea
http://www.andreapeterfly.com/
https://www.facebook.com/AndreaPeterFlyPhotography

Anonymous said...

I just discovered your blog and I think the concept is absolutely beautiful. I'm officially a fan. Keep up the good work!

www.christinasstyle.com

Anonymous said...

OMG! Pearl is doing well I hope. I just found her video of Pearl Harbor And The Explosions doing "Driving" live. She sure can dance!

Tom tpny said...

Just found your blog and see the beautiful Mimi Weddell. I own a pilates/exercise student and Mimi was a client for much of her life including the late years. Great spirit. Gravity took it's toll on her posture, but when the camera was ready she would defy it...she told me her saying was "hook your sternum to a star" - Tom

2lipsinluv said...

Awesome concept for a blog! There are many stylish women in New York but we could all take notes from our elder counterparts. They're chic, elegant and fabulous!

Great blog! Good luck!

If ever you get the chance, check out my blog. All critics and their critiques welcome! =)

http://2lipsinluv.blogspot.com/

Marietta said...

I am addicted to Advanced Style! I've been following the blog for about a year.

I'm 42 years old and love these fabulous ladies. I hope to one day be as stylish as these amazing women.

Gill said...

I love your blog and shared it on Facebook. I make really unusual statement jewellery , thank you fir sharing wonderful posts,

Cat Morris said...

Hi Ari! My name is Cat and I'm helping to promote your documentary for the Montclair (NJ) Film Festival that kicks off at the end of this month. I'm loving all your images and their fantastic stories. So happy to have found your work and hope to meet you at the festival! Cheers! Cat

Cat Morris said...

Hi Ari! My name is Cat and I'm helping to promote your documentary for the Montclair (NJ) Film Festival that kicks off at the end of this month. I'm loving all your images and their fantastic stories. So happy to have found your work and hope to meet you at the festival! Cheers! Cat

nazzar s said...

you are look so great :) i like it

Ariane Mariane said...

What a wonderful insight in women power and positivness. Thank you for sharing Ari!

Anonymous said...

Hey Ari ! How I love your blog !!!!!! Glau ( from Brazil)

Anonymous said...

Sorry ladies... but this fashion isn't zactly my style.
It's ...special though... and impressive too I guess.

Lydia said...

Hello Ari,
I've just followed a reference to your blog in Julia Twigg's book " Fashion and Age " which my daughter gave me for my 65th birthday. I'm blown away by your blog and it will more than likely become a great source of inspiration for me. Keep up the great work.

L'ah! said...

Dear Ari,
Great blog, very positive and inspiring!
I think that your "chosen ones" would look beautiful with my jewelery!
Here is the link:
http://www.pinterest.com/TinaLah/lah/
Kind regards from Slovenia,
Tina Lah (L'ah!)

Jan J. said...

Hi Ari,
Thank you, thank you, for celebrating these women. They have given me the courage to dress the way I have always wanted to and taken away the crazy fears of getting older and losing purpose. I'm watching the you tubes daily, sometimes repeatedly...they are like breathing air to me! As an artist, it has inspired me to want to create again, use color, and really live from what is true. Ilona is a shining star who emits enormous hope. I just love her, her wisdom, strength, spirit, and contagious sparkle.
I'm so grateful for your insight and courage in following through with the project...blog, you tubes, documentary. It is huge, and I hope those advanced women out there who may not be tuned to the Internet will have someone in their life who will turn them on to the videos, etc. So, so many women need this inspiration on a daily basis. I wish you all the success in the world in bringing these women to light and in all of your endeavors. Please keep the videos coming!

Sandi said...

Your blog is a truly inspirational place to which I return time and time again. Your respect and admiration for the amazing people you feature shines through. Keep up the good work.

Terry Ryken said...

Very lovely and inspirational articles, Ari! Great articles to enhance our everyday lives.

geminimistress said...

I just found this blog and I love it. I like you, love older people. The way you show them out and about and fashionable still enjoying life is so inspirational. Please keep it up.

Sharon said...

Fabulous blog and great book! My friends keep wondering where I come up with great fashion and dressing ideas! Keep up the great work! BTW, I live in Miami, another fashion town, but tropical and eclectic. Thanks!

Rosanna Gil said...

Thanks a lot Ari.
In Spain, where I live, women over 50 years seem to have disappear. I refuse to happen it and try on my website and on my YouTube channel, help them to remain themselves, despite what others say.
Thank you for helping me to know that I'm not alone.
Rosanna

Debra Barrington said...

I am looking forward to being an advanced style lady. I have already let my hair grow out and started a Pinterest board with the loveliest queen bees of New York City.
Ari, you have done a fabulous job of honoring women as we become more beautiful. We don't just survive life, we live it. . .on our own terms. It is a freedom I never knew existed.
I am relocating to NYC as soon as I am able. I want to live out my "dream interrupted" in the city I have always loved.
http://www.pinterest.com/gallery122/ideology/

Elisabeth said...

love your blog! :-)

Anonymous said...

Saw you on "Katie" today. Great job !

Best,
John

www.cookingwithmrc.wordpress.com

Linda said...

Hi Ari
Was just waiting for coffee at my favourite café and saw your interview today, I am impressed by your work. I have just come home from New York and I witnessed the fabulous style of the older beautiful ladies of New York, I am 54 and need to lift my game. Very inspirational

sanorton said...

Hi ari, I watched you on tv1 this morning, and was soo impressed with the time you spend with the elderly peole. I would like you to contact me whilst you are in new-Zealand please.my mobile is 0212656326.Many thanks.Shirley.


El blog de la BRMU said...

Hello Ari, I write from Spain. I'm librarian in the Regional Library of Murcia, a medium city in the South of Spain. First, excuse my english.

I contact you, first, to congratulate for your fantastic blog. In the Library we are working in an event about fashion and culture, and we are very interested in your work.

Excuse the boldness, but ¿would be possible a exposure with some of yours photos in our spaces?

¿It's possible contact you by email? This way, I could concrete the details. This is my email: vicente.funes@carm.es. If you write me, I can to explain our idea.

Thanks in advance.

Kay Fraser said...

A link on Pinterest led me to you. I have been searching for a site that is dedicated to advanced women!!!!! I am a 51 year old woman of color and would like to explore new fashion and make up trends.

Louise Cusack said...

Ari I love your blog. It's opened my eyes to the style and glamour that can be achieved as we age. I SO want to be like these women when I grow up! Thank you for showcasing their style. You've inspired me.

Unknown said...

Hi Ari, Your photos are beautiful. I have a blog called "The Not Dead Yet Generation" and I was wondering if I could use a couple of your photos. Thanks much.
Phil Gissen
enofile@gmail.com

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