“The Real Secret is Being in Love With life and Realizing What you Have.”

I often get asked how the Advanced Style ladies stay so beautiful and active as they age. I have learned over the past three years that it is important to stay interested in the world, to never stop learning, and constantly be inspired by new things. I asked 80 year old Joyce what her secret was and she responded, “The real secret is being in love with life and realizing what you have.” Joyce worked in the magazine industry for many years and has never given up her passion for beauty and elegance. She says,”The older you get the more elegance you want.”

As you know I have been working on a book of my photos which will be out April 17, 2012. Some of the ladies that I have spent more time with, like Joyce, will have special featured sections. I will share extra photos and some of their most inspiring quotes.If you would like to Pre-order the Advanced Style book and see more of these wonder women, you can find it on Amazon HERE. I don’t say this enough, but I appreciate and share your comments with all of the ladies that I feature, so thank you for all of the wonderful feedback!

  • CarolWL

    Oh, she is so beautiful. It's obvious she feels good in her skin, that she is happy with herself… Then there's that gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous hair and impeccable skin. I want to be her.

  • I love this love…is wonderfull BESOS

  • I love how beautiful and elegant this woman is, and how well all the pieces of this outfit fit together. The sophisticated black dress, paired with the charming gold earrings and belt then… boom! The purple gloves and the stunning handbag. Pure class. This is how I want to be when I am this age.

    Another word to mention how much I adore Advanced Style – it is my favourite blog to read.

  • Ege

    I think, when you get older, you maybe learn to let go of what other people think too…

  • I agree with Joyce! I never understand women who feel bored. Life is so interesting, with so much to learn just to stay current!
    Always a joy to visit! Good luck with the book!

  • Nice portrait and inspiring model

  • April 17, thats my birthday! I'm gonmna buy myself a present! This book, makes you look forward growing older&younger 3>

  • the last picture of her is the most cutest thing ever, a woman and her chanel bag, ideal

  • could she possibly be any more beautiful? 🙂

  • Ms. Joyce is absolutely gorgeous.

  • what an inspiring lady!
    love her style 🙂

  • I pre-ordered mine! I love this blog : )

  • More beautiful photos for us today, and I will definitely be buying a copy of your book. I'm sure it will be amazing!!

  • I love the pants she is wearing! I would like to buy your book, but I will have to wait, I have already bought too many books this month!

  • Anonymous

    I want to be her when I grow up! She is gorgeous!

  • She is truly stunning and elegant. I can only hope that I'm able to be similar some day.

  • What a beautiful lady!

    Is good that you remember us your book. I was looking for something else and saw it on amazon so I ordered! now I'm crazy that the time pass to delight me while I am flipping through your book pages with a nice cup of coffee on a Sunday afternoon 🙂

  • what a beautiful lady!! i love her style, love the frida hair she has going : )


  • Janis

    She has the most fabulous skin — and I love the coronet braid. As someone who is in the early stages of greying and who has extremely long hair (mid-thigh), it's lovely to see women who have kicked the cliche "shear your locks and mourn your lost youth!" attitude. She looks absolutely stunning.

  • Lorena

    She is gorgeous! I wish I knew her beauty routine. I love your blog and have pre-ordered your book. Can't wait!

  • Yes she does have the most fabulous skin. Please ask her what kind of cream she uses or moisterizer. Elegance is what she is. It would be awesome if when I reach this age my skin would look like hers. Thanks Ari and I went to pre-order my book, case closed. Tee hee. I look forward to receiving it next year. Take care and thanks for providing us with such lovely ladies.

  • My jaw is on the ground. I want to know this woman's beauty secrets. How is it that at 80 she has no hanging skin on her neck and no jowls? Her skin is perfect. Please interview her and get her secrets. What does she eat? Does she do facial exercises? Or is this a photoshopped picture? I am 46, and my skin does not look at good.

  • I am so looking forward to Ari's book, but I wish Joyce would write her own book, too! I would love to know how she keeps that gorgeous skin virtually wrinkle-free. She MUST have some secrets — skin that good isn't just genetics!!!

  • She is exquisite. Her mantra applies to anyone of any age. I can see from your photos that she has been living it her whole life.


  • She is a beautiful, glamorous, and wise lady!

    The Styleseer

  • This is one of my most favorite blogs to read. I am so inspired by each woman you shoot and the way they are fearless fashionistas. Thank you for sharing these beautiful women with us. I want so much to be like these women from now until I die. You do fabulous work.

  • Anonymous

    Joyce is radiant, but it takes more than love of life to make one look like this at 80. PLEASE be honest with us, Ari.

  • Anonymous

    Joyce is wearing many things that are on trend currently though not all are new, which shows an ongoing devotion to style, as does her use of cosmetics and grooming — her eyebrows are perfect beyond compare!!

  • Suella

    She is a very beautiful woman who has looked after herself and her skin wonderfully.

    I've ordered your book some time ago. I'll bet you have a lot of pre-orders by now!

  • Anonymous

    It seems evident to me that she is loaded with money… and have a great adress book… loaded with fantastic plastic surgeons names!
    I would prefere to see some same age "commoner" woman's photos, just not to feel too depressed comparing myself to her. I love anyway her style 🙂

  • She is ravishingly beautiful. Her long hair reminds me of my great aunt who had the longest grey locks. This lady is one of a kind. I like her!!

  • andrea

    She looks fantastic, but I think she may have had a little help in maintaining her lineless skin and perfectly shaped nose. Not that there's anything wrong with that, but people should admit it if they have had some help. She would be equally as great looking with some lines, and being up front about it would help other women to decide if they want to get some help in the anti- aging department.

  • Sue

    What a beautiful woman, and lovely attitude. So inspiring.

  • I am so much in tune with her, and all of you.

  • Another beautiful, elegant older woman.

    Thank you for introducing them, to us.

    Gentle hugs,
    "May your stuffing be tasty
    May your turkey plump,
    May your potatoes and gravy
    Have nary a lump.
    May your yams be delicious
    And your pies take the prize,
    And may your Thanksgiving dinner
    Stay off your thighs!"

    ~~~Author Unknown

  • Excellent advice from a truly stunning woman. As other comments have pointed out, she has beautiful skin. Whether it's from good genes and skincare, or if she's had some help from a plastic surgeon, she certainly doesn't look "overdone". If I could look like that at 80, I'd go for it.

  • What a beautiful and inspiring philosophy! She is absolutely stunning AND elegant.

    I can NOT wait for your book to come out- I already order 2 copies, one for me and one for my awesome 70 year old mamacita who loves you and this blog like mad!

  • Will the book come to Norway? I would like to buy it:D

  • I don't know how old she is, all I know is that she is absolutely stunningly gorgeous!

  • Anonymous

    Joyce is beautiful, truly elegant and her attitude is wonderful and inspiring. Her quote about elegance rings true to me. Thank you Seth for provinging us the privilage to "meet" her.

  • I love this lady, and HAVE to meet her. In fact, I want to BE her!


  • Anonymous

    She looks awesome!!! I would love to be that stylin at 80! DANG….

  • Anonymous

    I just stumbled upon your blog and I love it. I'm 30 and can't wait to grow old. I hope I look as amazing as these women do. This post in particular, Joyce, she's beautiful! Will you also add beauty regimen's to your blog. Ask them what they do to keep their skin glowing at their fine age. I'm SUPER CURIOUS! Especially Joyce, what is her skin care regimen??

  • Diane Wright

    I was surprised that you’re not more popular because you certainly have the gift.