Advanced Models

I noticed this video while perusing YouTube, and it made me think about two of my favorite older models.

Carmen Dell’Orefice is 76 has been modeling for over 60 years. She appeared on her first Vogue cover at the age of 15 and has been modeling since she was 12 years old. Here are some examples of her developing beauty.

…and in a more recent ad:

Mimi Weddell, 93,who I just had the pleasure of meeting with, has already been featured below for her wonderful film Hats Off.

Both of these women are perfect examples of advancing style and grace. They are inspirational.

Shopper’s Delight

I snapped this photo in the Goodwill thrift store on the Upper East Side. I stopped this beautiful lady because of her elegant, pulled-back hair and stylish and fun outfit. If you look closer you can see little mythic creatures dancing around on her skirt. I also love the big dramatic collar on her blouse. We spoke for a while about her experience in New York teaching children. She had so much grace and charm and seemed to know everyone in the store. I hope to run into her again.

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Pretty in Pink

This stylish woman was very interested in knowing what my blog was all about. I let her know that I was documenting mature, stylish street wear and that her look had caught my eye. The splash of shocking pink has a great effect over this simple dress. I also think that the tip of her hat and her over sized sunglasses add glamour to her overall appearance.

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