” I Felt Young Again “

Photos by Danny Roche

I hope everyone had a great holiday so far. I just got a wonderful email from Danny Roche after he gave his grandmother the Advanced Style book  for Christmas. Read the story below to see how she reacted.

This christmas I gave my grandmother “Advanced Style”  Two hours
later she comes back all dressed up in a big fur hat, pearls, diamonds a
fur coat and a red scarf/turban. I took pictures of this rare occasion.
I had a talk with her and asked her why she doesn’t dress up anymore
and this is what she had to say:

“ I grew up in the shadow of manhattan in a town called Jersey City.
Looking across the hudson I often said to myself as a child one day I’m
gonna go over there to enjoy the beautiful sites to see. The most
popular past time growing up as a child in the depression was the going
to the movies. I was always fascinated by all these beautiful actresses
in these gorgeous clothes which made me become fashion conscious as I
aged. I believe it influenced me in wanting to become a hairdresser to
make people look glamorous  When I became older (late 40’s) I stopped
dressing up because I moved into the suburbs of New Jersey where
it wasn’t as fashionable. When I put on the old clothes again the other
day I felt young again! I really miss dressing up.”  -Adeline Roche