The greatest thing about releasing The Advanced Style Book has been receiving all of the wonderful responses from everyone. I started the project in the spirit of my wonderful grandmothers. I am so happy that the Advanced Style Ladies can inspire us all to live life to the fullest.
This Sunday I am leaving for London for a book signing tour. The House of Fraser has kindly invited me to sign copies of the Advanced Style book in the Mary Portas Shop of two of their London locations. I can't wait to see all the ladies I have photographed in London and meet some wonderful new ones. Check out my European book tour below. Hope to see you there!
Book Signing Schedule London
Thursday 7th June, 5pm, Mary's Shop at House of Fraser, 318 Oxford Street, W1 Saturday 9th June, 2pm, Mary's Shop at House of Fraser, Westfield London, W7
Paris June 13- To be announced
Amsterdam I will be speaking and signing books at The American Book Center Treehouse June 14 19:30 CLICK HERE for tickets.
After three years of filming the Advanced Style Ladies, Lina Plioplyte and I are now in the post production stage of our film. In order to complete our film we need your help and support. Please visit the Kickstarter Page for the Advanced Style Film http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/292182391/advanced-style-film and donate to the project if you can. We have 24 days left to raise the funds needed in order to complete the film.You can also click on the image below to visit the Kickstarter page. Lina just put together a brand new trailer for the film, which you can see above. Let's work together to bring these amazing ladies to a theater near you. Thanks for your support!!!
I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend. Thanks for all of your support sharing and donating to our Kickstarter. We have reached 17% of our goal and have 25 days to go! On another note I love receiving all your photos and responses to my book on Twitter and Facebook-keep them coming!!! I am in the middle of planning some book signings in Europe and will post the dates and locations this week.
It looks like Summer has officially hit New York so this may be the cool weather post to hit the blog until next year.If you would like to keep up with all AS updates check me out on
(Dress/tunic courtesy of Glamourous, hat h&m, poncho h&m, Large agate necklace and crystal ring by me ASTRAEA, boots Jeffrey Campbell)
As I'm sure all of the English blogging community have told you guys.... IT'S SUNNY IN ENGLAND! For those of you who live in exotic, far away climates this may not be a big deal, but in England this is huuuge! I was so pleased when the weather took a change for the better this week and the lovely girls at Glamorous sent me this amazing fringe tunic (I wore it as a dress as I'm a bit on the tiny side) But I've also worn it over jeans and it looks equally amazing.... to be honest it's so perfect for this weather that I don't actually know what I would have done without it This week has been really hectic but you still have two whole days to enter the competition below and win yourself 4 ASTRAEA pieces :) I hope you're all having a really lovely time in the sun, I've spent my afternoon tie dying and drinking Pimms...Lots of Love as always, Penny xo
P.S you can also get free worldwide shipping until the end of May by entering code "Glamorous20"
Lina and I launched the official Kickstarter for our Advanced Style Film today. We can't wait to see the response. After filming these incredible ladies for over two years we are ready to wrap up the production of our film by the end of Summer. Check out the video and our Kickstarter link http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/292182391/advanced-style-film .We only have a month to reach our goal and we would be so grateful if you could share the link to our project with friends and family . We would love to see the Advanced Style ladies on the big screen and with your support we can make this a reality!!!!You can join the Facebook for the film Here and once again the link to Kickstarter HERE. Thank you so much for your help and support!!!
We celebrated the launch of my book last night at the New Museum with all of the Advanced Style Ladies. Click Here to see some great images from the party and I'll try to post some soon as well. For everyone who had ordered the book on Amazon, thanks for all of the wonderful reviews. On another note my dear friend Ilona Royce Smithkin is heading to the coast to spend the summer in Provincetown. I will miss her dearly, but hope to make a visit to her studio by the sea sometime in July.
(ASTRAEA agate slice ring, ASTRAEA Agate crystal cluster ring, ASTRAEA peace charm ribbon bracelet, ASTRAEA fatima hand good luck and protection bracelet)
OK guys, sorry about my little blogging break, Ive been ill with my anual dose of tonsillitis/cold/general felling like crap situation AS WELL as shooting a shoot for More! magazine which will be out very soon (eeeek!). This is the ASTRAEA giveaway that I have been promising FOREVER and haven't got around to posting it. All you have to do is follow the steps below and you can win lots of ASTRAEA goodies :) I hope you guys like the prize and want to enter. All the prizes are made by me and I put a lot of hardwork and love into everything I make. GOOD LUCK!!
1) Follow me on Google friend connect (at the bottom of the page) 2) Follow me on BlogLovin 3) Like the new Fashion-Fade page on facebook HERE 4) Like the ASTRAEA page on facebook HERE 5) leave your name and email address below in a comment.
Good Luck to all of you! and I promise I wil be back prancing around in ridiculous outfits very soon :) xo
P.S apologies for my croaky voice and rambling on my video... need to stop doing that.
COMPETITION NOW CLOSED PLEASE DO NOT ENTER. THANKS :)
Wanny Di Filippo’s Florence on Nowness.com. Today is a very busy day for Advanced Style. My book is finally released and can be purchased in bookstores worldwide!!!!! My parents came in town to celebrate a great event that I am putting on with NOWNESS.com tonight to celebrate. I also had the wonderful opportunity to interview one of my favorite style icons, Wanny Di Filippo for NOWNESS. Check out the video above and the full interview HERE. I'm about to head to a TV studio to film a special interview with two of Advanced Style's favorite ladies(more about this later) then off to celebrate with mom and dad. Check out what my mom had written on her nails below!!!!
My book is finally is coming out tomorrow and my family and friends have come to New York to celebrate. On the way to the theater with my parents, my dad spotted this gorgeous lady across the street. All the Cohen's have become great style scouts. Mrs Heidi Roberts above is not only super fashionable, but she is also the president and founder of a charity which raises money in support of endangered species. To check out her website CLICK HERE.
I met Maureen Gumbe over Facebook a few weeks ago and was so excited to finally meet her in person in Geneva.She has a great eye for color and a spirit to match. I told Maureen to come visit New York, so we can go hat shopping and shoot some great new shots.
Here is the stunning Lady Marguerite on the night of my photo exhibition at Flux Laboratory in Geneva. Her spirit shines just as much as the brilliant colors of her marvelous ensembles. I look forward to meeting with her the next time I am in Switzerland.
I am pleased to present this exclusive preview of NOWNESS.com's short film on model and muse Peggy Moffitt. Peggy is an icon of the 1960s known for her collaborations with designer Rudi Gernreich. In the clip above she addresses how she is tired of talking about modelling the famous topless monokini bathing suit more than 50 years later. It's very interesting to see Peggy, now in her 70s, still sporting the same iconic look that made her famous- I can't wait to see the full interview. Check out the full film on NOWNESS.com on Friday, May 18th HERE.
I'm back in New York after my gallery show in Geneva . While in Switzerland I met some great people including a wonderful graphic designer named Christine Kohler. She was a perfect candidate for Advanced Style dressed in her favorite Swiss designer Christa De Carouge.
I have been talking about my book for months and it's finally available internationally on May 22. I think that it would make a pretty swell Mother's Day gift and my mom agrees! I would be honored if you would share my book with your mother or grandmother. To Preorder the Advanced Style book CLICK HERE. I also wanted to share some of my photos from recent travels to Paris and Geneva. I got to sign some advanced copies at Colette in paris and my gallery show at Flux Laboratory. I can't wait to celebrate in New York next week!