BY Emily Rems
on Sep 25, 2014
It’s often said that, “age is nothing but a number.” But in the inspiring fashion documentary Advanced Style, the golden years are elevated to such enviable heights, younger viewers may actually walk away biting the styles of the seniors in their midst. Based on photographer Ari Seth Cohen’s popular blog and book of the same name, and directed by Lina Plioplyte, the film is a vibrant celebration of elderly New York women and the wardrobes they’ve been carefully curating for decades. Read More
BY Jennifer Welsing
on Dec 21, 2012
The seemingly always dapper Ari Seth Cohen of Advanced Style has done it again! First a blog, then a book, now we get a coloring book of the fashionable ladies of Advanced Style! If you haven’t had the pleasure of reading about the chic ladies of an older age, go and see what you are missing.
Self-published and limited to 150 hand-numbered books, this exquisite coloring book comes with 20 drawings of your favorite fashionistas. Go to Etsy for your copy of the Advanced Style Coloring Book. Read More
BY Kaitlin Cole
on Oct 10, 2012
Ari Seth Cohen, creator of Advanced Style--a fashion blog that features older people in amazing outfits--has partnered with Australian band Van She to create a series of videos that explore what happiness means. (Van She’s latest album is fittingly titled Idea of Happiness.)
Jean (L) and Valerie (R)
For the first video, Cohen picked two of the fabulous ladies from Advanced Style, Valerie and Jean (aka The Idiosyncratic Fashionistas), to talk about what happiness means to them. Read More
BY Intern Christina
on May 24, 2012
We told you how awesome the Advanced Style release party was, right? And how awesome the book, by Ari Seth Cohen, is? If you haven't been paying attention, get up to speed and check out the Advanced Style blog.
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Caught up yet? Don't worry, we'll get you there. Advanced Style is dedicated to displaying the killer style and extraordinary personalities of New York's most fashionable seniors. We can all learn a thing or two from our elders, right? Especially in the trends and classy ways of the past. Read More
on May 24, 2012
Last night we had the pleasure of attending the party for the release of Ari Seth Cohen's new book, Advanced Style, and it was a thrill to see so many of the fabulous ladies who appear in the book (and on Ari's blog) in attendance. They were all so lovely! The party was held at the rooftop space of the New Museum, and I was charmed by many of the women, who love to dress up and show their flair!
Lady Francesca Todd, (above) – who once owned a lion and an elephant when she lived in Kenya– was darling, as well as Debra Rapoport, who is a D.I. Read More
on Feb 16, 2012
We were saddened to hear of the passing of the wonderful Zelda Kaplan today, at the age of 95. Zelda has been a fixture on the nightlife scene in New York for years, and was beloved by anyone that ever saw her in her brightly colored African print outfits and large dark sunglasses. She was involved in charities to raise awareness of female genital mutilation, and women's rights in Africa and was much loved by fashionistas everywhere. Read More
BUST has been a long time fan of Ari Seth Cohen's Advanced Style and the lovely ladies that it features so we were super excited to see the mainstream media pick up on and embrace this amazing blog. Some of the stylish, "advanced" ladies from the blog were featured on the Today Show yesterday and showed off their elegance, exuberance, and joy for fashion and life. They had some of the best tips, such as "You can't always look young, but you can always look elegant," and "It doesn't cost a lot of money to be stylish. Read More
I've seen these photos pop up on tumblr every so often and after catching a glimpse of her at Fashion Week looking so prim and proper, I'm sort of nostalgic for this version of her. I believe the pictures were taken right about the time she became editor-in-chief at Vogue in 1988 and I love how completely polar opposite her style was compared to today. She seemed to follow trends in her personal style much more back then, evident by so much color and texture. Read More
Laurie covered the event in this previous entry of the Advanced Style party hosted by Ari Seth Cohen and Style Rookie's Tavi Gevinson, but I thought I might share some of the amazing street style I was able to cover while we were there. It was pretty fantastic how people of all ages came together to celebrate style..in style! Everyone there looked fantastic dressed to the nines and it was one Fashion Week event I wont be forgetting any time soon.
Ilona Royce Smithkin's rendition of "La Vie En Rose" was a highlight of the night. Read More
on Sep 15, 2011
If there is one motto that I’ve always believed in, it is this: You can learn a lot from the elderly set. My own grandmother was a huge inspiration to me, she had a career and a family, superb manners, lived to be 96, and always managed to look impeccable. So when I first saw the blog Advanced Style I was instantly smitten. The creator and founder, the wonderful Ari Seth Cohen, has a deep, real passion for women of a certain age who do their own thing and who love to dress stylishly, and he has been photographing and interviewing these amazing folks since 2008. Read More