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Advanced Style Dolls and Drawings

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

When I was a kid I used to make drawings and dolls of fancy ladies. I went home to San Diego not too along ago and found a book of these drawings. People ask me how I came up with the idea for Advanced Style, but if you look at the drawings below,its as if the ladies I used to draw have come to life in my photographs.

A few years ago I started to draw again. Here are some more of my latest creations
My friend Debra Rapoport has been making wonderful dolls based on the drawings!

Shades Of Gold

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

The ladies of Advanced Style always seem to have the best shades. Whether you want to stand out with a golden pair like this or go more classic like Mary, sunglasses are a great way to accessorize an outfit. Can you see me in the reflection?

Weekend Warriors

Some of my vintage finds from this weekedn at the Vintage clothing and textile fair at the Alderly Edge Festival Hall.

Posts of my outfit and me wearing some of these beauties soon to follow!

"Sunglasses Are Better Than a Facelift"

Monday, March 28, 2011

I always have a blast with my pal Mary. At 71 years old she knows the secret to fooling mother nature, she says, "Sunglasses are better than a facelift, they hide the ravages of time, and let you spy on people." Mary keeps her style chic and classic, but when it comes to glasses she says,"You can break the rules once in a while, I'm not ready for a convent or anything so I can wear leopard glasses." Check out some more of Mary's many shades below.

A Serendipitous Meeting

Yesterday I was walking around the Upper West Side when I saw this beautiful woman. I asked if I could take her photo and handed her a business card. She took one glance at the card and exclaimed, " Advanced Style, you took my photograph about two years in Battery Park." I love running into people I have photographed before and this was surely serendipitous as I hoped that we would meet again some day. I am so excited to have a new Advanced Style muse to share with everyone. At 82 years old Claire not only has great style, but a wonderful spirit and zest for life.CLICK HERE to check out a great story about Claire and her best friend's in The New York Times and enjoy the video and photos below.

Claire in Battery Park Two Years Ago

Techno Traveller

Saturday, March 26, 2011

My new cream tassel kimono from Topshop, is pretty much my most favourtie thing that I have ever bought ever...EVER! its amazing, and lets face it, its tassled, so obviously I'm going to like it! It sold out on the internet and two stores that I tired, but I eventually managed to get my hands on one, and it was defo worth the wait!

Hope everyone has a nice weekend.

I'm off to a vintage fashion fair today so I shall let you know what I find. As well as some amazing recent thrift finds I found whilst shopping with my grandma (that girl can rummage!)

laters skaters.

Advanced Style Videos

Friday, March 25, 2011

Thanks to everyone who helped make our Advanced Style/NOWNESS video a huge success. My goal is to inspire people to look at aging in a new light. I hope these videos help people get over their fears of getting older, and embrace the wisdom and strength that comes with age. Lina Plioplyte and I plan to make a grand documentary about age and style.Here are is some more great footage from Lina and me. I hope you enjoy and feel free to email me with your feedback to Advancedstyleinfo@gmail.com or find me on Twitter AriSethCohen .

Advanced Style: Tziporah Salamon from teenage peanut video productions on Vimeo.

Advanced Style presents: Maryann from teenage peanut video productions on Vimeo.

Advanced Style: Debra goes thrifting! from teenage peanut video productions on Vimeo.

Advanced Style Presents: Malcah Zeldis from teenage peanut video productions on Vimeo.

Advanced Style Presents: Ilona Royce Smithkin from teenage peanut video productions on Vimeo.

Here is some of my Flip Camera footage of some of our favorite Advanced Style Fashionistas.

The Idiosyncratic Fashionistas
Iris Apfel
Alice Carey
Debra Rapoport and Ari Seth Cohen
Looking Great At 80

Victoria MacKenzie-Childs
Jackie Tajah Murdock

"I Love Style, I Love Style, Can't Live Without It"

I loved this spirited woman's response to my question on style, "I love style, I love style, can't live without it. Even when I'm sleeping I must have it." I met her and her,"sweetheart" on the Upper East Side after admiring their matching green hats.They gave me some invaluable advice about fashion and style.Her fashion advice, "Be aware, have a good sixth sense" His advice, "Don't be a Sucker".

Style Secrets From The Countess Of Glamour

Thursday, March 24, 2011

At 78 Lynn Dell,The Countess of Glamour, looks and feels better than ever. Lynn is the owner of Off Broadway Boutique , a place where glamour reigns, and woman go to feel good. For over 40 years Lynn has helped dress customers of every age, every size, and every budget. Enjoy some of Lynn's wonderful style secrets in the video below, and if you are in New York make sure to check out Off Broadway Boutique.(They have a great vintage department too)

"Don't take your self too seriously."

"Dress for the theatre of your life."

"You get one chance around so go for it"