The Advanced Style Book:Available For Preorder on Amazon

Today there is a wonderful write up about me in the New York Times Style Section–My grandma would be so proud!You can read the entire article online HERE . Also my book, due out Spring 2012, is now available for preorder on Amazon, HERE. It will be full of photos, style quotes from your favorite advanced stylistas and a great interview between Ilona Royce Smithkin and Dita Von Teese.

I just got off the phone with 100 year old Ruth from yesterday’s post. She called to congratulate me on the Times article and tell me about her birthday trip to Bermuda. I can’t wait to see the pics!!!

  • Congratulations! Nobody deserves this success more than you, and the beautiful women you bring to us all every day.

  • Fantastic! Can't wait to see all those wonderful women in print.

  • This is an amazing write up. CONGRATS. I love that you found what really makes you tick and are sharing that artistically with the world. You should (if you haven't already) hit up Sardi's and look for a stylish lady named Faye. She's a gem! You can't miss her.


  • The NYT article says you have 5,000 followers. My Google reader says you have 10,435.

    I believe my Google reader.

  • Congratulations my dear friend.
    I am soooooo glad for you, and so proud to have cross your path.

  • Congrats on the great article about you in the NYTimes today – love what you're doing!

  • Congratulations Ari! You deserve the recognition and the senior set deserves the kudos too! I love everything you post. As a fashion illustrator, I am most inspired!!!

  • Great interview. Congratulations. I love your blog. Advanced style is my inspiration.
    I'd like to buy your book. I hope it will be possible to dispatch to the Polish.

    Pozdrawiam. AMI

  • Congrats!!!

  • Roz

    Hey, I've just spotted your blog after spending the day being totally inspired by my 95 year old Grandmother and her friend. I believe that their generation really had (and some still have) real style. We all had a glass of Gin (at 11am!) and went through some old photos. I particularly loved their pics from the 1940's 🙂 what a beautiful day it was.

  • I can't wait to see the book!
    This blog has inspired me in ways you will never know!

    Thanks so Much!

  • Congratulations, Ari. Thank you so much for showcasing the wonderful style of older women. Your work is proof that we are not obsolete or invisible and that we still have style.

  • sandy

    Your granmas would be proud indeed. Thank you.
    And to the mainstream press:
    When are you going to get it?
    We aren't going away?
    I hope your book spurs many movie deals, tv reality shows and a show on the OWN Network. I'm still waiting for Ms. Oprah to get it! She's aging too. So there is hope.
    Keep hope alive.

  • Fantastica señora!!!

  • Hi Ari, I'm so excited for you that you have a book coming out! Congratulations! I read the NYT article, it was great, and had I known you too are originally from San Diego, I would've wanted to chat about that with you when we met at the IFB Con cocktail party!

  • congratulations ari! looking forward to the book…as your blog is one i visit every day…i'm sure the book will be just as fab!

  • Hi Ari, congratulations!! You deserve it and I am definitely going to buy the book. No ifs ands or buts, it's on my list. I loved your Advanced Style blog since I first came here and I hope more excitement comes your way. You and your ladies are an inspirations.

  • Congrats on the NYT coverage! I've ordered my copy and I'm waiting…

  • The ladies on your blog are true inspirations, thanks for sharing their stories!

  • CarolWL

    I've been following your wonderful blog for a while now and must offer many congratulations on your book (and on the NY Times article). Your blog brings me smiles and inspiration on a daily basis.

  • Congrats! Very exciting news. I love your blog. It inspires me each and every week. Keep you the great work and I can't wait to see the book!

  • Thank you SO MUCH, Ari! I read about you in the NYT.

    This is a fabulous blog, and we are all beautiful if we let our light shine. Thanks again for capturing this fact. As a lady of a certain 40-ish age, you remind me of what I know: life is always a gift.

    Now, get out there and teach some guys the gift of reverence, o.k.?!?


  • Congratulations! This is stupendous news; I am so very happy for you. Can't wait to see the book!

  • Loved the article! Congratulations! It should give the NYT a boost. I love you and I love your blog. I am an old New Yorker transplanted to the midwest … many years ago. I think that you ought to branch out into other cities. There are many of us who would love to have you in our cities. You make us each feel marvelous!

  • Amber in Brisbane, Aust.

    Can hardly wait until April 12, 2012, my copy of your book is pre-ordered. So very excited for you and wishing continued success opens even more fabulous possibilities. Cheers to you and the wonderful ladies that choose to present themselves to the world with such elan!

  • Just ordered my copy and can't wait!!!

  • the cover looks wonderful!

  • What a fabulous cover! congratulations!

  • Congrats! Very exciting news. I love your blog. It inspires me each and every week. Keep you the great work and I can't wait to see the book!