Posts tagged Seniors
“When in Doubt, Leave it Off.”
[Amber on Madison Ave in her Ralph Lauren Sandals]
I met Amber near Madison Ave, and asked if I could take her photo. She was dressed perfectly for a hot summer’s day, and I knew she would have some great style advice. Amber told me that she follows her mother’s old saying,” When in doubt, leave it off.” Amber thinks about comfort first, because, “You won’t feel stylish if you aren’t comfortable.” This is sound advice from a stylish lady!
“Sunglasses Are Better Than a Facelift”
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.
Mimi Weddell: A Model Life
People always ask me about the elegant lady in my header photo. I had the pleasure of meeting this extraordinary woman when I first moved to New York about three years ago. Mimi Weddell was an actress and model who started her career in her late 60s. She appeared in ad campaigns for Nike, Louis Vuitton, and Juicy Couture and appeared in several movies and television programs including “Hitch” and “Sex and The City”. Here are some great photos of Mimi shot by photographer Bryant Woodd. Most of theses have never been seen before so I am excited to share them on Advanced Style.
Mimi passed away on my birthday, in 2009 at the age of 94, but her spirit definitely lives on in the wonderful documentary on her life” Hat’s Off”. Enjoy this clip below:
Have Fun With Style
90 year old Ilona calls it creative dressing, Debra believes style is healing, and Marliyn Sokol(above) thinks dressing up is just plain fun. Whatever your style philosophy is remember to take pleasure in dressing up. Put on something that makes you smile, wear it with confidence, and you will have a beautiful day.