Simplicity is Chic

Lubi is one of my favorite Advanced Style Fahionistas. Not only does she live in my hometown of San Diego, but she has such a great perspective on life and style. I try and feature a variety of points of view with the shared philosophy that if you feel beautiful on the inside you will look beautiful on the outside. For Lubi style is a form of art and simplicity is her school of choice. She sent me a few words about the art of simplicity which I have included below. What is your style philosophy?

Many art forms recognize simplicity as the final achievement. Simplicity is an expression, a style, a statement. Leonardo da Vinci said,” Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication”. Simplicity has many creative powers.

White gloves in combination with a boring, dull gray sweater and white pants. Gloves shift the everyday comfortable outfit into a chic outfit

Red Cap and Red Shoes, with everything else ordinary and plain, gray, monotonous, make the outfit alive and exciting. Details give the fine-tuning to the casual outfit.

White by itself has its won incredible powers. No Need for adjustments

Red is the ultimate statement on its own. “ YOUTH HAS NO AGE” (Pablo Picasso)
  • What a present!!! Lubi is pure style.
    Thank you Ari.
    Missing you in my blog.
    Have a wonderful weekend my friend.

  • Rebecca

    I love Lubi's style, bold accessories and architectual clothes.
    Glad you were able to post some more photos of her.
    I hope you are feeling better from the flu – your loyal fans count on your wonderful blog!

  • barbara

    Lubi herself is a Gesamtkunstwerk.
    Your "paintings" of her are delicious.
    Only miss the one you shot in your Museum, Lubi's wearing gray sweater with black pants and those gorgeous bracelets from Paretti.
    Those seem to me especially designed for her.

  • Simply fabulous pictures, so genuine and intimate. Grace and style at it's best.
    snappy x

  • She looks fabulous. I particularly like the white skirt outfit.

  • Anonymous

    Less is more ! So, simplicity is chic !
    Thank you Ari for your fantastic pictures.

  • What excellent use of reds.

  • Good idea I like your blog. Pictures are so nice. Have a nice day

  • All I know is that I want every one of her purses! Such a stylish lady – who seems completely authentic.

  • Mindblowing style, no matter the age. What a icon of style!

  • I love this look. Simplicity is definitely Chic. I love the bold shapes and the wonderful touches of colour in the accessories. Lubi's hairstyle and glasses accentuate her look magnificently.

  • I love this lady and her style.. she looks ageless, timeless and chic xx

  • Oh to be as elegant as this lady at her age !!!! marvelous happy lady xxxxx

  • In the first photo she's wearing just about the greatest coat I've ever seen.

  • Love the white skirt … so gorgeous

  • I cannot believe I have just now discovered this blog!! What a wonderful take on documenting street style. There is so much beauty and joy in expressing personal style and i only hope that as I age I will be able to do it half as gracefully as the many women who you have featured here!
    Thank-you for sharing all these inspiring photos!

  • Marianne Soher

    …A daily source of inspiration…at 85, I see my feminity reawakened!