I have been having the best time in Phoenix vintage shopping and meeting the wonderful members of The Arizona Costume Institute. As soon as I arrived at the museum I was told  that I needed to meet a fashionable woman in her 80s named Kati.After my presentation and book signing at the Phoenix Art Museum I looked around to see if I could find anyone to photograph. As soon as the gorgeous lady above walked by me,  I knew she had to be Kati. I asked if I could take her photo was overjoyed when she told me that she had been moved by my presentation. She said that upon her coming out, her  mother looked her up and down and didn’t approve of what she was wearing. She was so happy to hear about my grandparents allowing me the freedom to play in their closets and express myself through personal style. Kati didn’t let her mother’s disapproving glance stop her from dressing up and now in her 80s she is one of the most stylish and vibrant ladies I have ever seen. Doesn’t she look marvelous in these knee high boots?!!!!

  • Her boots are incredible!


  • So beautifull … ! many wishes from Finland 🙂

  • Anonymous

    Wow…love the boots….she looks so youthful and happy, you can tell she feels good about how she looks.
    Cathy G

  • She is gorgeous!
    SF Bay Area

  • Yes she looks FABULOUS. It is the way she carries herself that is so inspiring!!!! These are the images that we need to get out in the mainstream and thank you for leading the way Ari!!!!!!!!!!!

  • So beautiful, yes her boots are awesome. Need to see more of her!

  • She looks so fabulous and happy! her ensemble all works and I love her boots!

    Art by Karena

  • She's wonderful…and look how nice her knees look! I'm serious, go look at Kate Moss's knees.

    I can't wait til 80

  • Kati is gorgeous & very sassy!

  • After seeing women like Kati on your blog who are in their 80's and are still living fulfilling, independent lives, and are super stylish, it makes the years ahead seem less frightening.

  • Wow, those boots are hot! I love her lovely coat. She looks like a teen. So cute!

  • Kati is definitely stylish. Even her knees look good! You have an eye for beauty, Ari.

  • Kati is exactly the kind of woman I aspire to be: confident, stylish, and secure in her own vision. Thanks for sharing her!

  • Katie is absolutely FABULOUS and rocking those boots!!
    Thanks so much for introducing her 🙂

  • Beautiful legs!Nice boots.

  • Deb

    I've been following your blog for a while now and I enjoy it so much. It's about time somebody put these fabulously mature women in the spotlight. We have something to offer the world even…no especially…at our age! Blessings

  • Stunning <3

  • Anonymous

    Amazing colour arramgement!

  • Dea

    She's amazing – and she looks so happy!!!

  • Nice!!