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.
I went over to visit my dear friend Joyce and give her an advanced copy of The Advanced Style Coloring Book. She can’t wait to share the news with her granddaughter that she is now a cover star!!! The book will be available in stores on September 3rd or for preorder online HERE .
|Image Via Instagram|
|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|
|Woman with Veil, San Francisco, 1947, Lisette Model|
|San Francisco, 1949, Lisette Model|
|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.