Date Archives 2010

Advanced Style for AARP Online

I just finished my third post in a series for AARP online about how vintage accessories can be used to spruce up an outfit. As with the blog, my goal is to inspire people to live life to the fullest, to challenge stereotypes about age, and show that you can have fun and be stylish as you get older. I hope you enjoy the posts and please let me know what you think of them.

Check out these links to my articles for AARP !

Balenciaga: Spanish Master Exhibition Preview

Today Debra and I went to preview the Balenciaga: Spanish Master exhibition held at the Queen Sofia Spanish Institute in New York. The show which opens tomorrow features more than 70 items of Cristobal Balenciaga curated by Hamish Bowles. Designer, Oscar de la Renta conceived of the show which is the first to consider the impact of Spain’s culture, history, and art on the legendary Critsobal Balenciaga.

I took Debra to the exhibit with me because I knew she’d appreciation the beautiful display and scultural forms. She told me that she first saw Balenciaga’s work as a child on TV. His designs and colors were immediately inspiring to her. Even if you can’t afford to buy designer clothing you can be inspired by their artistry. It is the artful quality and expressive power of style that Debra and I relate to. Check out the great clip below to see some Vintage Balenciaga designs similar to those in the exhibition.

Incredible Fashion Town in Sicily Video

Check out this amazing video advertising a fashion outlet village in Sicily. I love how it features people with Advanced Style! A reader from Italy sent it my way this morning. Here is her fun note to me:

Hi Ari,
I’m Alessandra, I’m a 24 Italian girl.
My mother use to read (watch, she can’t speak English) your blog almost every
day, she is right next to me now, She says “Hello!”.

There is a video that is becoming almost an hit on YouTube today. All local
newspaper are featuring it.I think you are going to love it. I think it is pretty clever.. I’m Sicilian so would have liked it anyway 😉
What do you think?
Keep on posting! My mother says “Bye and greetings from Augusta!”


Thanks Allessandra, I do love it, do you guys?