Thursday, February 23, 2012

Growing Old Stylishly

Cool blog alert! 


Ari Seth Cohen blog Advanced Stylefeatures both men and women, focusing on the elegance and individuality of his silver-haired subjects.


I do hope when I am that age, I look as good as these women to the left.


What I like about this blog most is the way the folks featured embrace getting older, rather than retreating.


80 Year Old Rita (left) Has Over 70 Pairs of Outrageous GlassesShe says that her tastes are usually pretty simple. She had lost her small vintage sunglasses somewhere in the neighborhood, so her friend Marty accompanied her to a local mall to buy another pair. Marty picked out a big, fun, over-sized pair of sunglasses for Rita to wear and she picked out a smaller, more simple pair. Rita decided to purchase them both and wore the big pair to a recovery meeting sometime that week. Everyone in the group went wild for Rita's big shades. People started sending her huge, outrageous pairs of sunglasses from all over the world, resulting in her collection of over 70 pairs. Rita told me that although she wouldn't normally dress outrageously, she feels that the sunglasses make me people happy. When I asked her how she felt about them she replied, " They aren't really my style, but now I don't want to hurt anyone's feelings by not wearing the pair they bought for me. Now I feel lost without them. They have become my trademark." 



About the bLogger: My name is Ari Seth Cohen. I roam the streets of New York looking for the most stylish and creative older folks. Respect your elders and let these ladies and gents teach you a thing or two about living life to the fullest. Advanced Style offers proof from the wise and silver-haired set that personal style advances with age.

1 comment:

Baye said...

Love this post. Wish more people appreciated our older citizens. They have much to offer.