Date Archives November 2012

Bel Kaufman, ” I Still Feel Sexy At 101-Years-Old”

Yesterday I had the honor of meeting with celebrated author Bel Kaufman in her New York apartment. At 101-years-old, Bel has more energy and wit than most people half her age. Here is a preview clip of our wonderful interview. Stay tuned for a full written interview and photos next week…

Advanced Style Book Signing and Hat Making Workshop

This weekend Etsy is hosting a huge Holiday Shop full  of amazing treasures and wonderful events. On Saturday, come on down to SoHo (131 Greene Street) for an evening full of crafts and fun. The Advanced Style Ladies and I will be there at 6pm signing copies of my book and then at 7pm we are leading a hat making workshop.

 Debra Rapoport will be leading the workshop–check out her description below:

are back so let’s make a statement! We’ll be working with
non-traditional materials such as vintage sweaters, fabrics, ribbons,
cuffs, banana paper, and various recycled cardboard. With personal
headgear, we’ll flaunt our flavor and discover a new (h)attitude.”

Anyone can come to the signing, but space is limited to 30 people for the 7pm workshop. Make sure and register for the workshop HERE.  The ladies and I hope to see you there!

The Etsy Holiday Shop
131Greene Street
Saturday Dec 1
6:00 pm book signing
7:00 pm hat making workshop-sign up here

Beauty Secrets From Two Very Stylish 101 Year Old Ladies


People always ask me how the Advanced Style ladies stay so vital and looking gorgeous all the time. Rose and Ruth are two wonderful examples of how we can all  age gracefully, with great joy, and impeccable style. At 101-years-old they both know a thing or two about beauty and fashion. I asked these marvelous ladies to share some of their beauty secrets below:

On Staying Active
“Walking is a must, its better than doctors and medicine.” Rose

“You have to keep moving and exercising. I make myself go out everyday, even if its only for a block. The key to staying young is to keep on moving.” Ruth

On Skin Moisturizers
“Inexpensive moisturizers are as good as expensive ones, only better. I have been using Oil of Olay for decades. You must moisturize everyday.” Rose

“You’ve got to keep your skin moisturized. I wash my face morning and night. In the morning I use Olay moisturizing creme and at night Arden. That’s all I do. Remember to lubricate your skin, by working it in slow. Elizabeth Arden said, ” If you want to look this good when you are forty than start at twenty.” Start Now!!! Ruth

On Attitude
“Most important is to be happy and enjoy what you have at every moment.” Rose

 “Celebrate everyday and don’t look at the calendar.” Ruth

On Fashion
“Be unique. If everyone is wearing it, then its not for me.” Rose

“Dress up everyday and don’t wear blue jeans. Invest in quality pieces, they never go out of style.” Ruth

Alice Carey On The Highline

I had the privilege of joining Alice Carey and her wonderful husband Geoffrey on a special tour of   the unfinished section of the High Line Park. We had the great honor of walking on the original freight rails before the third phase of the park’s construction began. Although we were in the middle of Manhattan, it felt as if we could have been walking along some abandoned railway in the middle of the desert. If you visit New York, a trip to the High Line is a must. For more information on  this spectacular site CLICK HERE.

What Ilona’s Thankful For

I went over to Ilona’s house today to discuss some exciting new projects and see some her amazing new treasures. Ilona’s friend Tom gave her this incredible red feather boa and I just couldn’t pass up the opportunity to photograph her in it.