Last Spring I met designer Corey Lynn Calter and team, for lunch in the West Village, and an idea was born. They were inspired by the style and spirit of ladies, like Ilona Royce Smithkin(above), and thought it would be great fun to have them self style the CLC collection for a small shoot. We called up 91 year old artist and performer, Ilona Royce Smithkin, and she thought this sounded like a grand idea.
I found these great photos from last night’s Advanced Style celebration at the Ace Hotel.Thanks to everyone who came, waited in line, and celebrated with us last night. The night exceeded all my expectations and I’m sorry to anyone who couldn’t get in. We will have some more great photos and video to share in the upcoming weeks. I’m off to Milan for an ANCI shoe conference and blogger award event where I hope to see some great Advanced Style.
Yesterday, Advanced Style’s resident, “Countess of Glamour”, Lynn Dell and I visited Lincoln Center, to check out some shows for fashion week. My parents are in town for the big party I am throwing with Tavi Gevinson at The Ace Hotel, so I wanted to show them all of the excitement going on around town. It was refreshing and inspiring to see crowds of people rush up to Lynn Dell wanting to take her photograph. At 79 years old, she is an inspiration to us all! Lynn ran into another silver haired beauty, Bergdorf’s SVP , Linda Fargo, looking as smashing as ever. I’m off to prepare for tomorrow, expect some great pictures from our big event!