The Secret to Becoming a Grand 100 Year Old Lady

This weekend I had the honor of having dinner with one of my favorite
Advanced Style ladies. At 100 years old, Rose has a very busy social
calendar, so I was delighted to hear that she wanted to meet at one of
her favorite restaruants on the Upper East Side. People always ask me
what the secret to being vital at an older age is.The answer is that the
Advanced Style ladies refuse to give up. They have great attitudes,
keep busy, and live their lives to the fullest. Rose admits that being
100 comes with its difficulties, but she’d rather think about her next
dinner date or social obligation than worry about getting old. May we
all have as much, energy, style and spirit as Rose!!!

  • Rose looks spectacular! How can she be 100?! A real inspiration to someone like me — only 65. To think, I have 25 more years to enjoy "stepping out".

  • What a gorgeous and stylish lady. Just discovered your blog and love it! There is no age limit on being stylish!

    ~CP, Ladies in Navy

  • She ist great!!!
    Best regards from germany!

  • And she is wearing a Hermè Collier De Chien belt!
    And trousers on top of that!

    I never left you a comment before, but this time I really had to, because of her belt and because of her attitude, she made me think that this is the way I want to be at 100.

    (BTW, in case you guessed it, I have the same belt and I am a big fan of the Collier De Chien line by Hermès)

  • Such a nice story. It's awesome, I wish I'll have a busy schedule when I'm older as well. Nice picture. Cheers from Milan. :: Photography+Fashion+Rants

  • She's the best. I inspire to her life energy.

  • 100, ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh I want to be that stylish then, ahhhhhhhhhhhhhh

  • What an inspiration! She has such a great spirit about her. She doesn't look 100 at all! I can only hope I am like her in 76 years!


  • Couldn't agree with you more! These ladies truly are inspirational to us all.

  • Love her! I just hope I could be in the same shape and have the same eye for style when I hit 100!

  • Love her! I just hope I could be in the same shape and have the same eye for style when I hit 100!

  • Anonymous

    WOW!!! She looks fantastic! Love her outfit! She must have great genetics going for her. She is lovely!

  • Happy Centenary, Rose!

  • Rebecca

    Happy Birthday to you Rose! You are such a wonderful role model for us all. You look fabulous but best of all is your beautiful smile.

  • Mim

    Marvelous Rose!

  • Rose, all power to you! You are a wonderful example to the younger generations and an admirable woman with brilliant style. I can't wait until I'm 100 years old.

  • my word i'd love to have lunch with this wonderful woman. and i LOVE the way she put her outfit together. those sassy shoes at 100! Brava!

  • A 100? She looks amazing. Loved it :')

  • Thats me in 63 years

  • Anonymous

    I have just discovered your wonderful blog. I am 49 and feel I am heading into the next exciting half of my life, however I felt I was at a bit of an in between stage with fashion; was I dressing too young/too old and was looking for new fashion/life inspiration tips. I have been blown away by the fantastic, positive ladies I have had the pleasure to become acquainted with via your blog and they have showed me that fashion is an attitude not just a piece of clothing. I also enjoy reading their health/beauty/life info as well and I am looking forward to purchasing your book, with best wishes from Gail in Australia.

  • She looks amazing, I totally adore her bag and belt!

  • Anonymous

    the bag is awesome!

  • She's absolutely georgeous and stunning! Fantastic look, brilliant smile! I love You, R O S E!

  • Dea

    I would love to know more about her. She must have great stories to tell! What an amazing woman! 😀

  • Susan

    The inner creates the outer, and Rose shows us that inside she is eternally youthful. For every one of my next 39+ birthdays (and all the days in between) I will find something to make me smile like this.

  • She is wonderful. I struggle to look half that good at half her age!

  • She's great. I love her.

  • Sally in C’ville

    Dear Rose, You are magnificent! I love your style and your attitude. You are class act in every sense. Thank your for for being such a GREAT role model for the rest of us.

  • Fabulous. And stunning. Yet another mentor as I walk the path towards true style.


  • RJS

    I should only look this amazing at her age! Can you please adopt me as your granddaughter, radiant Rose?

  • Anonymous

    ….what an inspiration! beautiful lady….

  • Suella

    Super cool Rose! I'll bet she adores shopping and finds the best stuff.
    Great combinations. More please!

  • b

    I love the belt…tell her please. It looks sensational on her. In fact the whole outfit is just perfect!


  • There is nothing more precious…what a beautiful woman.

    Love your blog.

    xoxo RetroClassy

  • CarolWL

    What a wonderful attitude. Ari, do you realize what inspiration you bring to us women-of-a-certain-age every day? Her never-give-up attitude really made me feel better today.

  • These ladies are fashion women.

  • Yesterday in Bremen (Germany) I saw an old lady wearing a georgeous hat and was dressed up in black and red. A picture of her would fit in this blog perfectly.

    And Rose is amazing! 100! Wow! It's breathtaking 🙂

  • Nancie lepore

    Rose is an inspiration to all people, regardless of age, race or gender on making positive choices in living ones life to their fullest potential. Brava Rose. Thank you for sharing with us!

  • Anonymous

    Would love to know whose bracelts Rose is wearing.?
    Thanks, nancie

  • God bless her!! So fabulous….
    And a huge Congratulations, dear Ari, on the documentary!!! I am so excited!
    – Irina

  • She is stunning and so in-fashion with the spiked belt… Great! 😉

  • CM

    You're blog is amazing! :3 I like it so much!

  • Being vital at an older age must be a much greater challenge than being vital at any age, especially at a younger age. I see people as young as in their early twenties not being very active or even being withdrawn.

    I've been wondering if personal style always indicates just how active one is. I mean generally, regardless of age.

  • I am speechless!!!! She's in such an amazing shape and so stylist!!!!!!

  • Wow ,she is looking so young and active yet.She has used so beautiful and latest outlets .She is like the lady of modern age .I appreciate her for her fitness and beauty.

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  • An unique sense of style!!Love it all from head to toe!

  • Rose an inspiration to us all so so stylish and her spirit just shines!
    Love to Rose
    Carla x

  • Wow this is the first granny style fashion blog I see! Cool! They have an attitude!

  • Oh my goodness, she is adorable. And so hot for 100! I love her attitude. And her outfit is killer.

    May the force be with you.

  • I didn't think I wanted to live to be 100. But if I could live and look like this….bring it on!