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Cape Town Winter

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

This woman wore the most gorgeous coat for the premiere of Advanced Style The Documentary in Cape Town. Lina and I are headed to Australia for the Melbourne International Film Festival today, but hope to return to South Africa again soon.

Cape Town Cool

Roman Pastels

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Sara Basch

Monday, July 28, 2014

A Chance Meeting in Cape Town

Friday, July 25, 2014

I just arrived in Cape Town last night for today's premiere of Advanced Style The Documentary in South Africa. The screening is part of a series of talks and shows organized by Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Cape Town. I decided to check out what was happening at the convention center before heading to bed when I noticed the most gorgeous woman waiting in line to attend deseiner,Marianne Fassler's, show. I quickly ran up to the line, as it was moving into the auditorium, and told this stunning lady and her friend that I would love to take their photos after the show. To my surprise they knew exactly who I was and have been reading Advanced Style for  the last couple of years. They snuck out of line and we took a few quick photographs before heading back into the show. After the gorgeous presentation we met up again and  they told me that they had no idea that I was in town or that my film would be playing in Cape Town. Sometimes I think that I must have some kind of Advanced Style radar guiding me to amazing older people around the world! I can't wait to see my new friends at their home in Paarl next week.

In other exciting news, Advanced Style The Documentary will be playing in US theaters starting September 26th!!! Check HERE for film updates and screenings.

Piazza di Spagna

Thursday, July 24, 2014

I saw this woman near Piazza di Spagna in Rome and couldn't stop looking at her gorgeous silver hair.

Marisela Federici

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

My dear friend, Marisela Federici, threw me a beautiful lunch at her villa in Rome last week. I am traveling through South Africa this week for the premiere of Advanced Style The Documentary, but I will post more photos(and outfit changes) from our luncheon soon!

Nonna Maria

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

A few years ago I taught a course on Advanced Style at IED Roma. I had all my students go out on the street and photograph and interview older people and then share who they met with the rest of the class. Many of them had little contact with anyone outside their own peer groups and it was incredible to see how much they learned from this exercise. One of my favorite students, Eleonora Carrano, brought in her beautiful grandmother, Nonna Maria, to talk to the class about her work as a costume designer for the opera. All the students really enjoyed hearing Nonna Maria talk about her career and it gave them another perspective on what you can do with a degree in design. Last week I met up with Nonna Maria again and she was as vibrant and gorgeous as ever.

Red Lips in Roma

Monday, July 21, 2014

I love how confident the men and women I ask to photograph become in front of the camera. There is always a hint of Old Hollywood glamour in the way that they carry themselves. I remember looking through my grandmother's old photo albums and thinking everyone looked so elegant in the 1930s and 40s. I am often reminded of these photos when I'm out shooting on the street.

AltaRome: Maria Luisa Frisa

Thursday, July 17, 2014

I've had an incredible time in Rome for AltaRoma and now I'm off to Cape Town for MBFWCT's screening of Advanced Style The Documentary. Have a great weekend everyone!

The Advanced Style Documentary is Coming to America

I'm excited to finally announce that Lina and I just signed a US distribution deal with Bond/360. After a successful run in the UK, It's finally time to share The Advanced Style Documentary with everyone in the US. We would love to bring the film to a theater near you, so please tell your local cinemas how much you want to see it. Bond/360 plans on releasing the film theatrically, digitally, and by DVD starting September 26th. We can't wait for everyone to see the ladies on the big screen! Thanks again for all your support.

Ari and Lina

AltaRoma: Outside Stella Jean

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

 I found this incredible woman outside the Stella Jean show at AltaRoma.

Alta Roma: Roberta Valentini

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Here is another shot of a great beauty from my trip to Roma.

Alta Roma: Michela Zio

Monday, July 14, 2014

I have been having a wonderful time in Rome attending all the incredible presentations and shows for  AltaRoma. Rome is always a great city for me to find people to photograph and it has been especially amazing because of all the people in town for the fashion shows.

Around the World in Thirty Days

Friday, July 11, 2014

I'm off on a crazy trip around the world in thirty days. I'm starting in Rome where I photographed this dapper man gentleman. I am always impressed by the fact that Italian men incorporate so much color in their wardrobes. For the next six days I will be attending fashion shows and events for this year's AltaRoma. For more information on AltaRoma CLICK HERE.

After Rome, I'll be heading to Capetown and Melbourne for screenings of The Advanced Style Documentary. Lina and I will be doing Q&A's for screenings on August 2nd and 4th at the Melbourne International Film Festival.Tickets have just gone on sale, so get yours fast http://miff.com.au/program/film/advanced-style .

I can't wait to share all the photos from my adventures with everyone!!!

Black and White and Red All Over

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Leopard and Gold

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Glamour By The Pool

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

I went to Seattle for the 4th of July to visit some of my friends and family before I head on a month long journey to Rome, South Africa, and Australia. A visit to the Northwest isn't complete without a photo of my dear friend, the very glamorous Jackie!!!

Black and White

Monday, July 7, 2014

Flower Power

Thursday, July 3, 2014

This is the fourth time that I have run into this gorgeous woman on Madison Avenue. She always looks incredible in her floral has and incredible accessories. She is truly an inspiration.

After The Shoot: Linda Rodin

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Linda Rodin took Winky for a much deserved walk after our photo shoot for the next issue of Grey Magazine. I can't wait to share our latest shots with everyone in September.

That's a Wrap

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

I've been having a lot of luck scouting for Advanced Style near Lincoln Center lately. This woman looked incredibly chic in her patterned wrap dress and fantastic black frames.