Advanced Style Inspiration Of The Moment

[Works Above By Maira Kalman]
I have loved Maira Kalman’s amazing drawings,paintings,and stories since I was a kid. She has inspired me to draw my own fancy ladies, which I will post in a few days. For now enjoy these wonderful works by Kalman and share your own drawings with me at .
Someone emailed me this amazing photograph, but I’m not sure where its from. You are never too old to have fun!

Diana Vreeland, need I say more!

Tom Ford’s commentary on his French Vogue spread,“I am tired of the cult of youth. The cultural rejection of old age, the stigmatization of wrinkles, grey hair, of bodies furrowed by the years. I am fascinated by Diana Vreeland, Georgia O’Keeffe and Louise Bourgeois, women who have let time embrace them without ever cheating. Society today condemns this, me, I celebrate it. For this session of fine jewellery, I imagined a man and a woman who had been together for a long time, faithful to each other and always incandescent with desire.”

I love when readers submit photos and videos of their grandparents and other loved ones. The video above was tweeted to me by Nelle Somerville of Baltimore. She thought I’d get a kick out of her grandma explaining why she calls her cap a “Go to Hell Hat”. Older people have such great stories to share!

This man was a dreamer and a genius!

I have been drawing pictures of fancy old ladies all day. I will share them here at a later date, but first I wanted to post a few things that are inspiring me as of late. I hope you enjoy and please always share with me your insights and inspirations. You can email me or reach me on twitter AriSethCohen . I look forward to hearing from you!

  • I am inspired. Style is timeless and beauty is everywhere. There is a reason cliches become so. This shows that these two are true.


    La Copine


  • Anonymous

    you've got to love iris!- and learn from her!. Great video!

  • Carol Markel

    I like your drawings, Ari.
    Carol Markel

  • The drawings/paintings are WONDERFUL. You've been so terrifically letting others explain their own style…these are exceptional expressions of your perceptions. If someone hasn't approached you of a book of your artwork, they should! Kudos!!

  • i just love these. lots of good things in this post!
    iris is always inspiring, and i completely agree with tom ford's opinion on age.
    i have a long way to go before i'm elderly, but your blog makes me feel better about growing older and accepting the effects of time. seriously. thanks for all the work you do on this blog.

  • ari

    Thanks everyone! The works are by Maira Kalman but I will share mine shortly. I have already


  • What a great series of POSTS…yes I too agree with Tom Ford and the youth culture…it gets too much visibility and hype. Let's see more of us seasoned styl-istas….
    I love ARI's drawings from an earlier post and I want to EXECUTE the drawings into reality out of paper and other recycled materials. His drawing are so FANCIFUL…yum…let's see them life size!

  • I look forward to your drawings…and thanks so much for the Tom Ford quotation!

  • I always, always read you, but like most people do not leave a commet everytime.

  • Anonymous

    After reading the Tom Ford quote, I idly clicked on his name, which of course brought me to his website. Although "tired of the cult of youth", you certainly wouldn't guess it to look at the 18 year old models he chooses.

  • they're amazing!
    I think , I'm in love with the lady gaga granny ! <3

  • Boca do Lobo usually gets inspiration from Tom Ford and their wonderful pieces. The attention to detail and the exclusive feeling of this brand are an example to us all at Boca do Lobo.

    Boca do Lobo