I am in California for a series of talks and signings and am overwhelmed by the feedback and stories that I am hearing from people who have purchased my book. It's wonderful to know that the women I have photographed can have such a positive impact on the way we look at aging and vitality.
It was great to see my gorgeous friend Irene at my book signing at Koi this past weekend. I met Irene after my parents became acquainted with her at a jazz concert last year. She was walking around Thornton Winery (a winery and venue for live music near San Diego) holding my book, when my mom approached her and said, "That's my son Ari's book!" Irene purchased Advanced Style at Fireworks, one of my favorite stores in Seattle, and after flipping through the pages she was excited to see Sally Thornton, a style icon and owner of Thornton Winery featured on one of the pages. Irene brought the book to Thornton to have it signed by Sally, when my mom noticed her in the crowd. Irene expressed to me how the ladies I photograph have influenced her attitude towards aging and style. I am excited to share her photograph here as she can now be a wonderful inspiration on us all!
Sunday, November 24, 2013
Debra and I have been having a ball in California. We met so many incredible ladies at our signing at Koi Boutique on Saturday, including the incredible Cherub Bliss. If you are in the Pasadena area, I highly recommend a visit to Koi and for those of you wondering about Bliss' wonderful bag, check out her vintage handbag store HERE.
Friday, November 22, 2013
Wednesday, November 20, 2013
Monday, November 18, 2013
1007 Fair Oaks Ave. South Pasadena, CA (626) 441-3254
Saturday, November 23, 1-5 pm
1136 Loma Ave #203, Cornado, CA 92118 (619) 435-9211
Monday, November 25, 10am-2pm
Thursday, November 14, 2013
(Limited edition Fashion-Fade x Baia Midi bag available )
Hey guys, so Ive been wanting to tell you all for ages but Ive been working on a really exciting project with the fabulous bag brand Baia. You might have seen some of their pieces on Fashion-Fade before, so obviously I was super excited to work with Susy and her gorgeous brand!!!
I designed the attached bag and you can go and buy your very own. There are only 25 of each style made and you can also get your paws on bags by the lovely Sarah Waiste, Leanne Walker and Liv Purvis!
(Also, because obviously I'm not ready to stop giong on abuot the fact it's my Birthday yet, I finally got some black New Balance courtesy of my little brothers. They are the trainers my feet have been dreaming of and I feel so excited that my footwear collection is now complete)
.....Lol jokes, my footwear collection will never be complete. Ever.
Peace and love.
Tuesday, November 12, 2013
(Vest c/o Keepitbright,string vest c/o Glamorous, wet look joggers Boohoo, old leather jacket from Warehouse, necklace from Primark, beanie Carhartt (worn backwards) sunglasses Ray Bans, blue nail varnish H&M)
This is a blogpost coming from a very sleepy blogger. I haven't posted in a while due to me being crazily busy and then going to China with work but I'm back with lots of new shoes and as jetlagged as ever! But I'm sure you're all aware by now that my posts are about as regular as Lady Gaga.
This is also a pretty lazy outfit (really selling myself there) and practically looks like a jazzy set of pyjamas which I'm totally OK with. Mainly due to the fact that I pretty much want to be asleep 98.7% of the time. I pretty much live in Keep it Bright vests right now and you can also buy there amazingly inspiring book and all other things Keep it Bright HERE. I'm also pretty happy that I managed to root out these amazing see through ray bans that I got on holiday a few years back, Ive never seen anyone else with them and they're all see through and amazing.
Anyway, Im off to work.
Keep it street.
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Monday, November 11, 2013
Bananagrams at her apartment last week. We had a grand time snacking and catching up, even though she won two out of three games. I asked Ruth how she stays so vital and energetic at 102-years-old and she replied, " By playing Bananagrams and hollering at football games on the television like mad. The truth is, Ruth has been physically active her whole life and now at 102 she stretches, lifts weights everyday, and goes to pilates once a week. Her real secret to aging gracefully is, " Celebrate everyday and don't look at the calendar."
Thursday, November 7, 2013
Wednesday, November 6, 2013
I met Bridget Sojourner through my dear friend Fanny Karst in London a few years ago. Fanny has a line of clothing for older woman called, The Old Ladies Rebellion, and Bridget was one of her wonderful models. People approach Bridget everyday because of her bold and colorful outfits (mostly purchased in charity shops) opening the door to meaningful and interactions and conversations about aging and style. Bridget, a gardener and activist says," When people started stopping me about my clothes I thought, I've been through feminism, racism, all the prejudices. I'm an activist and Ageism is the last bastion." What a testament to the power of style!
Tuesday, November 5, 2013
Lauren Shanley coats. My favorite piece of style advice from Sue is, "Don't wear beige— it might kill you."
Monday, November 4, 2013
This weekend I met the most wonderful woman at the Out of The Blue Flea Market in Edinburgh, Scotland. Mary Moriarty runs a great booth out of the market, open the last Saturday of every month. I noticed her as soon as I walked through the hall and asked if I could take her photograph. Mary told me, "I love to dress flamboyantly and I am 75-years old." Meeting Mary was the highlight of my trip to the Scotland!