Date Archives October 2012

Beatrix Ost in Harper’s Bazaar

The Advanced Style Ladies are taking the fashion world by storm. First it was Iris Apfel on the cover of Dazed and Confused. Now, Beatrix Ost is featured in an incredible spread in November’s Harper’s Bazaar, shot by Terry Richardson. I can’t wait to see who will be next…

A Book Signing at LIM College

Debra Rapoport, Jane Folds, Ilona Royce Smithkin, and Joyce Carpati
The Idiosyncratic Fashionistas and Debra Rapoport are rarely seen without hats.
It’s always so wonderful to have an excuse to party with the Advanced Style Ladies. This weekend LIM College invited me to speak on a panel about fashion blogging. After the panel we celebrated with a wonderful book signing party hosted by LIM. I usually have my big camera on me, but I decided to capture the evening’s style and conversation through my Instagram account.( For more photos on Instagram check out  my account @advancedstyle).

This Friday at 2pm I will be doing an informal signing of the Advanced Style Book at Strand Books near Union Square. Some of the ladies will be there too! Let me know if you can make it!!!

My Style Icon, Richard Cramer
Debra and Ilona enjoying a laugh!
Elke Kuhn in a design of her own
Christina Viera and Debra Rapoport
Aren’t Carol Markel’s gloves dreamy?
New Friends!
Christina and Valerie

Advanced Style Today Show Interview

Yesterday was a very exciting day in the world of Advanced Style! I was
invited to The Today Show to talk about my book and the work I have been
doing over the last four years. Iris Apfel, Ilona Royce Smithkin, and
Lynn Dell joined me for a great interview with Matt Lauer. Check out the
full segment below and some behind the scenes photos from my instagram
account above.

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Iris Apfel on The Cover of Dazed & Confused

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A few weeks back my dear friend Iris Apfel told me about a shoot she was doing for Dazed & Confused Magazine.  Here is a preview of the cover shot and an incredible behind the scenes video. I can’t wait to get my hands on the November issue out today. Iris and I will be on The Today Show tomorrow morning talking about life and style. I’ll let everyone know what time it airs as soon as I find out!
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A List of Bloggers Aged 40+

Two of my favorite bloggers,  The Style Crone and Forest City Fashionista came into town for the wonderful Manhattan Vintage Show. Debra Rapoport and The Idiosyncratic Fashionistas joined us for a lovely lunch before we headed on to our vintage treasure hunt. It seems that most blogs are tailored towards a younger audience, but there are a lot of mature ladies and gentleman creating inspiring posts every week. Check out The Citizen Rosebud’s comprehensive list of bloggers over the age of 40 HERE and let me know your favorites!!!

On another note, I will be a guest on tomorrow’s segment of Jane Pauley’s AARP internet radio program Ask Jane. The link to show is and you can listen in there by selecting the button”Listen to AARP radio”–The show airs at 10 am ET. If you would like to call in and ask Jane or any of the other guests questions and be a part of the program dial 1-855-444-JANE (5263). I hope to hear from some of you tomorrow!