Advanced Style favorite Iris Apfel is known for her eclectic and artful fashion sense–truly advanced. This month she gets a nod from Nordstrom, who recruited her to dress a store window and also captured her thoughts on the importance of accessorizing in one delightful video. Check out more at Nordstrom’s blog The Thread.
Date Archives November 2009
An Inspiring Day With Debra pt. 2
There is too much to write about my new friend Debra at this hour, but I promise to provide some background to these photos at a later date. For now enjoy these photos of her wonderful apartment and fantastic works of art. As always feel free to share your own Advanced Style inspiration and email me at Advancedstyleinfo@gmail.com.
These two were so happy that I stopped them for a photo that they told me they felt like movie stars. They said that they had been photographed when they were much younger on a ferry boat and had mistaken for being famous back then. I love how they both are wearing tinted lenses and thought they looked practical and stylish for a day on the town.
Respect Your Elders
As I kid, when I would get frustrated with something an adult said or did my grandmother would always say to me, “Honey, you must respect your elders.” Although I couldn’t quite understand having more respect for someone just because they were older, she didn’t say it in a commanding way, in fact I think the addition of the word honey made it sound sweet and definitely something I could accomplish. The reason I have so much respect for older people is my close relationship with this wonderful woman. She would teach me , ” a little bit about a lot of things,” something she would say when I told her that I thought she knew everything.At this point I don’t even question my respect and admiration for older people. I embrace it and use this blog as a forum to show how cool and relevant we can be in our advancing years. Respect your elders has taken on a new meaning and extending beyond manners to a true appreciation of the beauty, creativity, style and vitality that remains alive and advances as we age.
I saw this stunning lady at the New Museum and asked if I could take her picture outside. She reminds me of a glamorous movie star in her leopard print glasses and head scarf. Check out some more examples of how to wear leopard print below:
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