Thank you for all of your comments and support on my last post. I hope to empower people to feel good about themselves and live life to the fullest, so any feedback on my work is much appreciated. I met this beautiful woman while consignment shopping with my family in Palm Desert. She was shy about posing, but lit up the camera with her beautiful smile, as soon as she stepped into the frame.
Today I read a review of Advanced Style on the Pilgrim’s Moon blog. In her review, The blog’s author Tess Giles Marshall, disapproves of my use of the word “ladies”. A little constructive criticism never hurt anyone, so I wanted to bring the debate forward. What’s the best way to refer to the women that I feature? I try and listen to how the people I photograph refer to themselves.I was once criticized for using the term “Ari’s Girls” even though I was quoting someone that I had just photographed. I want to be respectful as possible, but can’t please everyone. Where do you “guys” stand?
I am spending this Thanksgiving cooking with a few friends in New York. I just got back from shopping at Whole Foods and was inspired by all of the Autumnal colors. Orange is everywhere from yams, to pumpkin pie, and it can be seen in some of Advanced Style’s best Fall Looks. Check out how the style experts above incorporate orange into looks appropriate for every season.
This weekend I attended a signing for a wonderful book starring,” The Idiosyncratic Fashionistas” Illustrator, Joana Avillez pays tribute to the style and humor of this wonderful fashion duo, in her book entitled, Life Dressing. I hope to feature some of Joana’s incredible work on Advanced Style in the near future, but in the mean time, check out Joana’s other illustrations HERE. Jean and Valerie will also have a special feature in my book coming out April 17, 2012 .