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Mary Mary, quite contrary....

Monday, September 30, 2013

 photo motelfashionfade_zps773736bb.jpg  photo motelfashionfade2_zps4f11ab8b.jpg  photo motelfashionfade3_zps97e9822d.jpg  photo motelfashionfade1_zpsbf256bbe.jpg  photo motelfashionfade5_zpscdc0781c.jpg  photo motelfashionfade9_zps8e846faa.jpg (Dress c/o Motel, hat vintage, necklace Forever21 Japan, boots New Look ... dreadlocks Teddy's own)

So this is just a little throw back to two weeks ago when it was a lot sunnier and the perfect weather to wear this beautiful dress from the guys over at Motel. Their stuff is amazing and Ive even seen it creeping on to NastyGal! I decided to style it pretty simply with a trusty old hat (my dad's from when he went through a stage of thinking he was a cowboy after a family trip to Florida) and my every day boots which are an absolute steal from New Look (24.99 I think) and I wear them all the time with boot harnesses etc. to jazz them up.

Anyways, once again I've left it a while to post, but Im not as much of a nightmare as I used to be! You can all follow me on instagram as well @penelopesarah if you'd like to look at lots of photos of Teddy/my food/my face :) ... mainly Teddy.

Cant wait to most some more wintery outfits for you guys as this is my favourite time of the year and I'm always far happier in a beanie and a massive jumper.

Lots of love & Keep it street


Red and Gold

I love this woman's bright red coat paired with her gold shoes and bag.

Cool and Casual

Friday, September 27, 2013

This woman was in the middle of running errands around town when I stopped and asked if I could take her photograph. I love her cool and casual approach to style. She looks perfectly comfortable for a day in the city.


Wednesday, September 25, 2013

I met Pushpa about a year at a signing for my book and we hit it off right away. She just radiates joy and has the most incredible spirit.


Tuesday, September 24, 2013

I first noticed this woman's gorgeous polka dot suit. When I ran to catch up with her and asked  if I could take her photograph, she proudly held out her adorable puppy.

Theresa, Madrid, NM

Monday, September 23, 2013

A few weeks ago I traveled to New Mexico for a couple of days to meet my friends Orren and Rob. On my way through Madrid, New Mexico I met Theresa, a local who has been living in the town for over 40 years. Theresa told us about our gorgeous surroundings and some history about the historic mining towns nearby. If you get a chance to visit New Mexico, I highly recommend a drive along the Turquoise Trail and a stop for lunch in Madrid.


Sunday, September 22, 2013

I photographed this gorgeous woman near Campo de' Fiori in Rome. I asked her if she was wearing Issey Miyake and she handed me her card. Check out her gorgeous store in Rome, LA'XANH di LILIA NGUYEN  at Via S. Eustauchio, 13 1 00186

Sonia Madeira de Ley

Friday, September 20, 2013

Mary introduced me to her gorgeous friend Sonia Madeira de Ley who was visiting from Brazil.

The French Teacher

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

I used to love looking through my grandmother's old photographs and was fascinated by the styles and hair do's popular during her youth. When I spotted this gorgeous woman, she instantly brought me back to these photos. She reminded me of The Gibson Girl with her marvelous up-swpet hairdo and gorgeous features.
Image Via Les Beehive

Along Madison Avenue

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

This gorgeous lady was in the middle of running some errands when I stopped her on Madison Ave. She looks  as if she just walked off the set of a Ralph Lauren campaign!

Birthday Wishlist

Monday, September 16, 2013

 photo FASHIONFADEBIRTHDAYWISHLIST13_zpsa24a2cfe.jpg Birthday Wishlist for a Space-age Princess... (My Birthday isn't for two months)

1. Glitter platforms ASOS
2. Black wool cap Ebay
3. Strappy bra Topshop
4. Diptyque candle Selfridges
5. MAC Candy yum yum
6. Fluffy bag ASOS
7.hologram purse ASOS
8. Our Lady watch Ebay
9. See through Wang (swoon)
10. White PVC mini Topshop
11. Hologram belt ASOS
12. Black New Balance 

.....All of the above please.




Friday, September 13, 2013

Every time I see Mary she looks nothing short of perfect and she always has the best shoes!!!

Tie- Dye Styled

Thursday, September 12, 2013

I have always loved tie-dye t-shirts, but have never seen  one worn as elegantly as the one above. When I complimented this gorgeous woman on her wonderful shirt and accessories she replied, " My grandson made it for me and I pull it out once a year and today is the day. I don't usually let people take my photograph, but since I'm wearing the shirt, go ahead." What a lucky day for me!

The Advanced Style Ladies Sit Front Row At Karen Walker

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Photo via Refinery 29 by Sara Kerens
Photo via Karen Walker

It's been an exiting week in New York for the Advanced Style ladies. Ilona just got back from her summer in Provincetown to sit front row at the Karen Walker fashion show. I had the privilege of shooting last season's Karen Walker Eyewear campaign , featuring  the gorgeous women above, so it was great fun to have a reunion at Karen's incredible runway show.

She's in Fashion

 photo soinfashionfashionfade_zps657c093c.jpg  photo soinfashionfashionfadebaia_zps703d072c.jpg  photo soinfashionfashionfade5_zps1fd365c0.jpg  photo soinfashionfashionfade2_zpsdfc27f41.jpg  photo soinfashionfashionfade1_zpsa6782725.jpg  photo soinfashionfashionfade6_zps9d2d4cf5.jpg (Hat vintage, kimono c/o Soinfashion, silk slip vintage, shorts H&M, bag Baia

Ok, so I just got back from Korea and Tokyo where my Iphone broke (yeah... I threw an absolute bitch fit due to the fact that its normally surgically attached to my hand/face) so apologies once again for the lack of posts. (These late post apologies seem obligatory these days) Anyway...back to talking about clothes, this cream kimono is pretty much my new best friend. The weather's taken a bit of a cold turn since these shots were taken but I love layering Summer pieces with knitwear and a leather jacket in winter to brighten up the dark days and cold nights. So I'll do another post of that too. But if you want a jazzy winter kimono, check out SoInFashion Here! .... obviously I'm considering getting the black too.  I decided to team the fringed dream with my trusty H&M shorts and my Baia clutch that was a gift from my lovely friend Susy who makes dreamy bags that are just perfect, check her out here.

Meanwhile, I hate to be that guy but I'm pretty happy that the weather's getting colder, I feel like I dress myself better in the cold.... Bring on the faux fur and leather pants.

Love and smiles,




Tuesday, September 10, 2013

My dear friend Debra Rapoport creates some of the most magical things out of the most unexpected materials. Here is she in one of her latest Viva paper towel hats. Check out more of her work HERE.

Mal Cross, Magic Man

Monday, September 9, 2013

I always love running into Mal Cross, Magician to The Rich and Famous, at Lincoln Center during fashion week. I was excited to tell him that he appeared on The Daily Beast, as part of an article on The Advanced Style Coloring Book, where kids colored in some of their favorite portraits. Check out Mal on The Daily Beast HERE and to order the coloring book CLICK HERE.


Friday, September 6, 2013

I love this woman's joyful smile and gorgeous accessories.

A Flower In The Hair Makes Everything Better

Thursday, September 5, 2013

I have always believed that a flower in the hair makes everything better. This lady just proved me right.

The Advanced Style Coloring is Out Now !!!

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

You can finally color in some of your favorite advanced style ladies and gentlemen!!! Email me some of your finished drawings to advancedstyleinfo@gmail.com and I will post my favorites on the blog!!!!

You can order the Coloring Book  on:
Amazon HERE
Barnes and Noble HERE
Colette HERE

Match Point

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

My favorite part of this woman's outfit is how she matches her bag to her shoes!

Beauty Unrecognized

Monday, September 2, 2013

When I asked this woman if I could take her photograph, she replied, "Why would you want a photograph of an old lady like me?" This is a response I hear quite often. I'm always surprised when some of the women I photograph don't realize how inspiring and vibrant they truly are. After the shoot, she smiled and I thanked her for making my day.