Date Archives January 2012

Advanced Style: A Celebration of Life

Lina Plioplyte just sent me this wonderful video from our Fashion Week fête with Tavi Gevinson
and The Ace Hotel. What better way to celebrate life than an amazing party dedicated to marvelous women with great style and a tremendous zest for life? Fashion is only one ingredient in the remarkable lives of these inspiring ladies. Their spirit and vitality is the real key to living a truly stylish life.

“Develop Your Own Style Rather Than Going With Trends.”

Most of the women I talk to agree that confidence and a great smile are one’s best accessories. This woman looked smashing in her eye-catching red coat and matching dress, but it is her confidence that stands out more than anything.She explained that the secret to appearing fashionable is to,”Develop your own style rather than going with the trends.” Check out the video above for some  more of her fashion tips.

A Stylish Mother and Daughter

I spotted this gorgeous 90 year old lady and her daughter at my hotel in Cancun. With everyone in bathing suits and shorts, it was a pleasure to see this well dressed pair. They were very excited to have their photo taken and told me that later on they’d both be in their finest for New Year’s Eve. I asked the daughter if her mother is always so fashionable and she replied,” She dresses up everyday, no matter what.” I saw them later that night and they definitely didn’t disappoint.

Advanced Style Tips For The New Year

I wanted to start the New Year off right with some style tips from one of Advanced Style’s favorite ladies. Rita has only gotten braver and bolder with age. Check out some great advice from this fantastic woman below and check out her wonderful CD HERE.

1.Everything doesn’t have to match. I’ve gotten to a stage where I don’t match things like I used to. I don’t want to look like a freak, but as I get older I get more nerve.

2.As you get older you can take more chances. I am braver. I look at something once and if I like it, I’ll take a chance.

3.Always try and bring out your best feature and don’t let anyone tell you that you don’t have a best feature!

4. Go shopping in your closet before throwing anything away.I save all my clothes.I have clothes that I have been wearing for ten to fifteen years. Try them on and if they still look good and you feel good in them,you can create new looks.

5.You can be very dressed and have a casual and relaxed look and it can be sensational.
Instead of buckling my raincoat, I’ll tie it. It creates an effortless and elegant appearance.

6.Don’t just wear a label, wear what looks good on you.I bought it Daffy’s I bought it at Bergdorf’s. It’s just what hits you for the minute. I don’t look for the most expensive thing.

7.Take a long look at yourself and create a beautiful silhouette.

8.Create your own style. You can wear trendy things once in a while, but wear what looks good on you.

9.I stay in good shape from aggravation-I love walking, walking is terrific!

10. Use make-up properly to highlight your best features. I love make-up and I love lipstick, I just don’t want to wear too much.