Briana and I saw a lot of colorful outfits these past few days. This lady told me that color wakes her up and that she picks out her outfits, in the morning,based on what she hasn’t put on in a while. She was in a hurry, but she let us know that if you have a good idea in this city, you can become a millionaire.
Jill has to be one of our most interesting Advanced Style Subjects to date. She looks so pretty and true to her California roots in her Guatemalan worry doll hat and wonderfully colorful dress and coat. After meeting Jill, however, it became clear that her sense of adventure is definitely not limited to style: she told us that for her 80th Birthday, when she was in Vegas with her son, she became the oldest person to go Bungee Jumping! Check out the video of her jump, below… Amazing!
She also told us about her work with the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, her time modeling eyes, legs, and hands in New York, and her memories of an undeveloped San Diego when she was a girl. Jill will be 85 this year, and she is still stylish, energetic, and making the most of life. What a great Advanced Style icon.
Yesterday, I was lucky enough to see Tony Bennett walking on the street close to Central Park with a friend. From the look of their bags they’d just come from MoMA, and they seemed in a great mood. He looks handsome as always, and I love how he’s paired a light blazer with dark blue slacks. His friend’s muted grey and black Hawaiian shirt is very cool, and happens to complement the colors in the picture very well! Come to think of it, Bennett might be a great addition to my Fall playlist…