Date Archives August 2012

Never Give Up

I met this gorgeous and inspiring woman on my way to a shoot for a special project I am working on. I asked if I could take her photograph and explained what I do with Advanced Style.Her friend told me that Norma had been treated for lymphoma, and  that she looked wonderful and dressed up no matter what, even in the hospital. I asked Norma to share her story with everyone, so that we can all be inspired to never give up. Check out Norma’s inspirational words below:

My name is Norma Zaremby and I am 63 years old.  I worked in advertising
for many years, lost my job in 2003 and then went to work for Bergdorf
Goodman.Unfortunately in July 2009 I was diagnosed with Stage 4
non-Hodgkins lymphoma and the only way to try to save my life was a bone
marrow transplant, which I received in September 2010.  I was given the
bone marrow of a young male donor who I did not know, but who was
gracious enough to try and help me.  I haven’t had hair since 2009 and
there are many side effects to the transplant, but I have never let my
appearance change.  I never have a bad
hair day–I just wrap my head with different scarves. 
I taught myself
how and have quite a collection. My motto is “never let them see you
Maybe I can be an inspiration to other women who are battling
cancer and maybe we can help others.

You Are Never Too Old To________

A few weeks ago my mom spotted this wonderful woman walking in La Jolla, California. Like the proud mother that she is, Frances told her all about me and asked if I could meet her on my next trip to California. This past weekend it was a great pleasure to finally meet Carol Olten and take her photograph. I loved her hip and playful look.  I am a firm believer that you are never too old to have fun and  to wear hologram glasses! What do you guys think? Finish the sentence below.

You are never too old to__________