Advanced Style in Cologne

[Photos from Anders-Anziehen]

I’m always excited to find examples of advanced style on other people’s blogs. My pal MISTER MORT’s blog led me to a street style site out of Cologne called Anders-Anziehen, run by costume designer Sandra Smilla Dankert. Smilla presents a diverse group of ages and styles and I was particularly drawn to her awesome selection of Advanced Style. I asked if she would share these photos with us.She happily agreed and gave some great insight into these wonderful photos below:

“I asked the woman with the flowers and the hat for whom the beautiful flowers were for , and she told me ;” For myself… for the nice things in life you have an own responsibility, I think…so…” that’s what she said. :-)”

“The other women ,in the blue dress, with flowers; she couldn’t believe that I want to take a picture of her, she was highly surprised.She told me that she found the flowers in some garbage box on the street a minute ago, they stuck in it like a decoration.She was a very fine lady, seems to be not too rich, and spending all her money for her 4 children and about 8 or 9 grandchildren.She admired that I am a tailor and a costume designer- she was really interested in my blog project- very openhearted.She would have loved to be a Tailor as well, and then she smiled and said- “well- with 4 children you more or less just become a tailor in a way.”

“I met the early bird guy this morning, around 8 , he came home from shopping. It took me a while to explain the difference between Internet and newspapers-he thought I was from the newspapers.He first was very skeptical, but somehow my great mood just reached him in a way,and he smiled- and said OK- take your picture.To be dressed well is very important to him.”

“The older lady with the walking-help with the walking cart she was so great! She is 97 years old. She told me that she came to cologne in the age of 25.She was married to a fabricator of clothes, they had money, and she ran around in very chic and stylish clothes. She loved to be dressed exquisite..and special.”

Thanks for sharing your gorgeous photos!

  • They all look so lovely!

  • What a beautiful day! These people all look wonderfully happy and full of joie de vivre! Bless! xxoo

  • Anonymous

    Hi Ari!

    Beautiful pictures and even more so because of the stories. Very very special.

    Best, J.

  • a wonderful blog u got…
    my friends always complement for my un conventional and everchanging styles….from rock chick to vinmtage to traditional…
    but i had serious doubts whether i could take up such varying styles in my advanced age..reading your blog made me confident ..yeah i can!!

  • barbara

    Always love the stories behind the pictures.
    Gives me a special relationship to all those so interesting personalities.
    Thank you for posting this german blog, didn't know it.

  • Anonymous

    Keep stuff like this coming.

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