Date Archives August 2011

The Art of Thrifting

I saw this woman on my way to a shoot, and I asked if I could take her photo. I love her sense of color and mixing of patterns. She told me that she buys everything at thrift stores.For more thrifting inspiration check out the video of Debra below.

The Irreverent, Idiosyncratic Fashionistas

Jean and Valerie,The Idiosyncratic Fashionistas, are two of my favorite stylish ladies about town. They believe that fashion should be fun and expressive and not taken too seriously.Check out more of Jean and Valerie in the clip we made for NOWNESS below. You can also read about their adventures on their blog HERE.

Debra Rapoport Stars in The Upcoming Kmart Campaign

Great things happen when you appear on Advanced Style. Our very own Debra Rapoport is starring in Kmart’s upcoming ad campaign.Check out the trailers above and look out for billboards starting September 5th.

Fashion Advice From a 79 Year Old

 I met up with Joyce the other day to get one more shot for my book. I met her outside a department store on the upper west side, a few months ago, and have loved working with her ever since. At 79 years old, Joyce believes, ” To age is a privilege”. I have shared her  great style tips before, but for another reminder check out the fashion advice below:
1.”Gloves they make an outfit, if it’s the right glove it can do everything for you.”
2.”Getting a good black dress that you can fix up with different wonderful colored scarves.”
3.”Marvelous Jewelry, it doesn’t have to be real or expensive, a strand of pearls can make an outfit.”
4.”A wonderful large fiocco, a beautiful bow or boa.”
5.” The right neckline, if you have a beautiful Décolletage then by all mean shows it.”
6. “I look for the brightest colors in shoes, don’t be afraid to wear them with a dark dress. A bright scarf and shoes and gloves of the same color will stand out against the black background of a dress or suit.”
7. ”The older you get the more elegance you want, you can use great color, but in an elegant way.”
8.”Don’t be afraid to be unique to be different.”
9.”Fishnet stockings, Incredible.”
10. “The real secret is being in love with life and realizing what you have.”