Date Archives August 2013

Iris Apfel Turns 92 Today, Hooray!!!!

I want to wish a very happy and healthy 92nd birthday to one of my favorite style icons and inspirations Iris Apfel. Everytime I visit Iris I come back home feeling more inspired and more curious about the world around me. She inspires us all to do more, learn more and be more. In her own words, ” More is more and less is a bore.” Happy Birthday  to New York’s most original, irreverent, and inspiring grand dame.

Iris Apfel & Ari Seth Cohen – Drug of Choice from The Avant/Garde Diaries on Vimeo.

Advanced Style Inspiration

Irene Williams: Queen of Lincoln , Photographed by Eric Smith
Irene Williams,  Photographed by Annie Leibovitz
Marilyn Riseman,  Photographed by Scott M Lacey
MADAME BIJOU, Paris de Nuit, 1933, Brassai
Arrangement in Green and Black, Portraits of The Photographer’s Mother, by Aline Smithson      
Portrait of Edith Sitwell, 1962, Cecil Beaton
Portrait of Edith Sitwell, Cecil Beaton
Anna Piaggi,  Photographed by Tim Walker
Joan Hicks,  Photographed by Tim Walker

Mrs T Charlton Henry, Photographed by Diane Arbus
Photography by Matt Erwin for Dazed and Confused
Woman with Veil, San Francisco, 1947, Lisette Model
San Francisco, 1949,  Lisette Model
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Photos by Gay Block

I have been captivated by images of stylish older women since I was a little boy.  My grandmothers, both incredibly fashionable, wise and strong, were my best friends.  I am always looking to find more photographs of advanced style ladies by other photographers.  Here are some of my favorite shots from photographer’s who share my affinity for fabulous older women. Let me know which are your favorites.