Why I Started Advanced Style

I was recently interviewed for a three part Q and A with Forbes.com. The question I’m asked most often is how and why did I start Advanced Style. I have been doing the blog since August of 2008 and have come to love and cherish the friendships that I have made. Check out the video above and links from the Forbes interview below to find out more about why I do what I do.
Here are some more interviews on Advanced Style along with some photos of some of my favorite ladies and I .

  • I am interested in where and how the ladies store their beautiful clothes and accessories. If you happen to ask anyone, please include it on your blog.

  • Hey Ari! I am sure I am wasting my time, because you've probably already heard of her, BUT are you familiar with Carmen Dell'Orefice?

    She did amazing model work for Harper's…was discovered on a bus in NYC at 13 or 14…and, I think, is the oldest living model working…

    She has been an inspiration to me since reading an interview with her in the New Yorker about 10+ years ago….

    If you haven't..check her….By-the-way….I love the latest video…luv gettin more on the back story…glad the blog is rockin big time


  • I love how you choose the ladies and you look like you're having so much fun when interviewing them. And I love your header, such a great lady!!


  • your blog is one of the few things that are actually surprising to see on the internet today. it's so good to have someone thinking out of the boxes of trends, street style, celebrity style and personal styling. you sure deserve the attention.

    (and i'm sorry to mention this, but i can't resist to say you're outrageously handsome and elegant!)

  • Ditto Oscar's comment, Ari. I also want to say thanks for being the mensch that you are and for having the chutzpah to do what you're doing — featuring fabulous women of a certain age, of which I am, who aren't afraid to let their freak flags fly high!

    You go, guy!

  • How wonderful to get to know you better.
    I love what Debra said: It´s all about style, trend is out.
    Mil abrazos.

  • Thank you so much for your wonderful blog and the work you do. I love the people I see here, their vitality, their spirit. My mom is smiling down from above on all this. She would have been right there with all your beautiful ladies and gents. Thank you, thank you, thank you!

  • i love those little sheer pants debra is wearing in that shot with you!!

  • Love the interview Ari and your wisdom of looking to the wise. Xxxxx

  • i CANNOT believe it took me this long to come across your blog. it's fresh, it's brilliant, it's anything but stale old hipster blogs with the SAME EXACT STYLES that are supposedly "different." very inspirational blog! 😀

  • Love it!! Different and refreshing!! Best regards from Croatia