I ran into Rose near central park this past weekend.She shared some of the knowledge that she has acquired over the past 79 years. Rose told me, ” There was always a long line of presentation. Not one item should outdo another. The pieces should compliment one another, to create one complete picture. This is how it used to be,there was an elegance before. We were working towards the face, everything was meant to flatter the face.”
When I asked her why she wears gloves, she simply responded,” To protect my hands.”
I always have a blast with my pal Mary. At 71 years old she knows the secret to fooling mother nature, she says, “Sunglasses are better than a facelift, they hide the ravages of time, and let you spy on people.” Mary keeps her style chic and classic, but when it comes to glasses she says,”You can break the rules once in a while, I’m not ready for a convent or anything so I can wear leopard glasses.” Check out some more of Mary’s many shades below.
“A good pair of sunglasses is better than a face lift.” Mary (70)
“Rise Above It, it’s what one does. We’re not supposed to be happy happy happy and jumping for joy every second”
“Doesn’t time go really fast its moment by moment by moment, and you’ve got to grab it”
“I don’t know, maybe life is a fairytale”
“Grace, is what it is, you dance as you sail through life, and furthermore it heightens your living as of the moment”
“Like Piaf I have no regrets, Oh mercy you have to have the downers and the uppers to be a complete person.” Mimi Weddell
“Be a fighter, challenge yourself, when you decide to do something do it well, give all of yourself”
“If you try to imitate too much, then you look like nothing. Never compare yourself, YOU are YOU.”
”Feel beautiful inside and you will be beautiful outside.” Ilona Royce Smithkin (90)
“Don’t take your self too seriously.”
“Dress for the theatre of your life.” Lynn Dell 78.
“People need to get less stressed about fashion and get into the enjoyment of it”
“Take what is available and contour it towards what your needs are.”
Over the last two years I have learned so much about life and style from the wonderful people I have met and photographed for Advanced Style.They have taught me that it is important to embrace life’s up and downs, continue to learn and challenge myself,and take the opportunities that come my way. Above are some of my my favorite quotes from some of these fabulous women.