Date Archives May 2011

Advanced Style and StyleList Discover the Secret to Vintage Shopping

Advanced Style  teamed up with AOL’s StyleList to discover some great finds at the Metropolitan Vintage Clothing Show . We asked some of our favorite Advanced Stylistas, including Debra Rapoport and Tziporah Salamon, about the benefits of Vintage shopping and gathered some great tips along the way.  After watching the clip above, do you feel that vintage is better?

Dita Von Teese Meets Ilona Royce Smithkin

Yesterday Ilona and I had a wonderful time celebrating the launch of Dita Von Teese’s new signature cocktail ” The Cointreau MargaDita”. By the end of the night Ilona announced with a grand smile on her face, “You know what I think Tequila is better than Vodka.” Dita and Ilona share a love of style,art, and performance. Most importantly they both inspire people to be individuals and to stay true to themselves. For more Ilona Inspiration check out her videos HERE and enjoy a peak into her cabaret performance below!

Mary’s Advice:”Whenever You’re in a Difficult Situation Ask Yourself, How Would Fred Astaire Handle This”

I asked my good friend Mary to share some life and style advice with us all. Check out her brand new blog on Advanced Style to read her tips and remember you can email her at . CLICK HERE to visit her blog and here is a sneak peek at one of my favorites of Mary’s meows,
Whenever you’re in a difficult situation, ask yourself how would Fred Astaire handle this.”

The Trend Is That There Are No Trends

One of the secrets to having Advanced Style is that these ladies and gentlemen dress to please themselves. Their trend is that there are no trends. Most of the people I meet keep with the latest fashion news and are aware of trends, but they don’t rely on passing fads for style inspiration. One of the staple items for any advanced style fashionista is a great pearl necklace.
Whether worn underneath a coat, like the stunning woman above, or in dramatic strands,a pearl necklace will add a bit of timeless elegance to any outfit.

Carmen Dell’Orefice:Model Off Duty

I was crossing the street on my way to the subway when I noticed the most striking white hair on a lady far ahead. I knew I had to approach her, so I hurried past my subway stop to ask if I could take her photograph. When she turned around I instantly recognized her as the gorgeous model Carmen Dell’Orefice. I have always wanted to take Carmen’s photo so I was so excited when she stopped for a moment. She was just coming back from grocery shopping, looking as gorgeous as ever.