(necklaces Topshop, eye ring topshop, spike ring ebay, sequin waistcoat vintage, pleat dress Topshop.)
BOO! Happy Halloween my pretties.... just thought i'd show you our pumpkin carving skills and a few shots of my Haloween outfit (not fancy dress, I just look pretty creepy on the regular!) Hope you've all had a lovely Halloween, I'm off to eat some pumpkin soup. Night Night. Penny xo.
Sunday, October 30, 2011
The other day I had the privilege of meeting gallery owner, professor, and jewelry and crafts collector Helen Drutt. My good friend Debra Rapoport has been exhibiting in Helen's shows for years, and she knew that she was a perfect candidate for Advanced Style.
Saturday, October 29, 2011
(JEFFREY CAMPBELL CLINIC BOOTS)
I know these are pretty much old old news now but I've wanted them for ages and finally bought a pair off Ebay due to them not being available anymore! and they're here in time for my Birthday. my mum described them as "FIERCE" and I couldn't agree more! Much love xo
Friday, October 28, 2011
When its comes to style, any advanced fashionista will tell you that it's all in the details. The right accessories can add a touch of glamor and elegance to any outfit.
The ladies of Advanced Style are not only masters of style, but they are great interior decorators as well.Here are some shots and outtakes from a shoot for me.style magazine in Germany. It was great fun shooting these wonderfully stylish women in their own environments.
I try and feature a little bit of everything on Advanced Style. I am drawn to people who have a strong spirit and pronounced sense of personal style. Style is the starting point to a greater conversation on aging gracefully,creatively, and full of vitality. One day you may see a woman with pink hair, or an outrageous hat, while the next day I'll feature an elegant lady who prefers more classic styling. I photograph whoever catches my eye each day, and am always on the look out for great style and great stories.
(All clothing from 3Eleven boutique)
So...I said that I'd post some more wintery outfits for you guys and thought I'd ease you into the winter months with more of an Autumn look. I loved this lurex jumper when i went to 3Eleven and loved the fit even more, I teamed it with black skinny JBrand jeans and black wedges for an easy look. I also threw on some amazing jewellery including a rabbit ring which was a personal fave! Also a good chance for you guys to see my nose ring :) hope you like..... Lots of Love. xo
I met Piazza at the Stephen Jones exhibit wearing a stunning silver hat and grey coat. She came all the way from Detroit to hear Mr. Jones speak, and see some of his marvelous hats on display. Piazza is wearing one of her own creations above, a favorite of her customers in Detroit.
Sunday, October 23, 2011
1. Mara Hoffman Shawl Coat
2. Marc Jacobs Sunglasses Aviator Sunglasses
3. Current/Elliott The Roller Jeans
4. Seiko Women's Black Leather Strap Watch
5. westward The Wanderlust Satchel
6. Sam Edelman Portney Pumps
A few months ago I shot an editorial for a German fashion magazine called me.style with some of the ladies and gentleman from Advanced Style. I was one of five photographers chosen to work on a story about "Fashion and Fame", and the only one to use models over 40. Check out 100 year old Ruth lifting weights in a pair of her favorite gloves, and Joyce 80, wearing some of her best vintage accessories. I was honored to work on this project. I hope the photos above inspire you to dress up and stay active, no matter how old you are.
(dress new look, belt vintage, boots ebay, ring river Island)
Found this little gem in my wardrobe last week and thought I'd get some use out of it. I think the reason I've never worn it is due to it being pretty girly ...and PINK! so I decided to team it with a big jingly belt i bought at a carboot sale for a whopping ONE English pound and some massive killer wedges. Hope you like! In other news...Im off for a weekend of Antiques shopping shopping and cheese fondu (Pretty much the best weekend combo ever.) Have fun lovelies.... x
I saw this woman on the Upper West Side, on my way to hear a talk by Stephen Jones. She looked stunning in her floral coat, a perfect color palette for Fall!
My Advanced Style party with Tavi was just featured on Brazil's popular fashion program GNT.Check out the video above, which includes wonderful interviews with some of your favorite ladies.
(Cross ring and bangle by Gogo Philip)
Thanks to the lovely guys at Gogo Philip for sending me some lovely jewellery in the post...you guys are too kind! you can buy their stuff on ASOS here. Cant wait to wear these piled up with some cosy layers for this Antarctic weather we're having. If you guys have any questions for me then ask away as i will be doing a Q and A in my next post so get your thinking caps on. CIAO. x
I have always admired the glamor of Old Hollywood. When I was a kid my grandma and I would watch old movies together, and I was struck by the style of ladies like Marlene Dietrich, Greta Garbo,Bettie Davis and Grace Kelly. The ladies I photograph are a reminder that glamor is always in style. Turbans are not only one of my favorite accessories to photograph,they are also an easy and practical way to add a bit of vintage style into any wardrobe.