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Friday, October 31, 2008

Beauty in Black

This lady looks truly regal in her black fur lined coat and elegant hat. She looks perfectly dressed for high tea.

Eye for Fashion

This guy is truly stylish. I included a a closer detail to show how he mixes and matches patterns and textures in a seemingly effortless way. Check out his yellow gloves!

Send Us Your Photos

We would love to share photos of your stylish relatives and friends. Of course we are always accepting reader submissions for Advanced Street Style, but we also want to see the stylish seniors that have made an impact on your life. Write a little something attached with your photos and we might post them here. Leah Lawrence ,of Seattle, sent this picture in of Landy, Rose and Mickey She says, "My grandma is center stage. All live in beautiful New Jersey.All love a good bobka and a rigorous game of canasta".

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Thursday, October 30, 2008

Mysterious Picture

I saw this photo a while back and couldn't wait to post it. Often times when people send in comments I will go and check out the blogs they have been writing for. This particular picture comes from a blog called laurejune. The only thing is that she hasn't begun to blog yet. She writes, "
Paris, France
... I wasn't born with internet but it's fabulous ! Though It would be nice to have stories to tell here, have an audience at last (I've been trying to sing but), I'm not ready for blogging yet. Meanwhile, I'll share my favorite blogs with you. Et un jour je me lancerai sur la toile comme dans ma folle jeunesse, je ferai de ma vie un roman!!!
Hopefully posting this wonderful picture will inspire Laurejune to share her stories. What is great about blogs is that you can blog about anything, even about how you want to start blogging.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Lovely Lucy

I saw Lucy again sitting in the West Village. I feel like she has the makings of a style icon with her consistent choices of a rose beret and pleated skirt.

Article of Interest

[photo from Schmasion ]
I had the pleasure of running into Lauren Hutton during a lunch in Soho a few weeks ago. The 64 year old model was just recently featured as the face of Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen' s fashion brand, The Row. When asked why they chose Ms. Hutton, Mary-Kate replied,"She's just a wise woman and she's a traveller and she's obviously a style icon."

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Central Park Chic

This elegant lady was strolling alongside Central Park when we stopped her for a photo. Not only does her outfit look chic, but her silver hair is perfectly coiffed as well. It makes me think of these words that Mimi Weddell repeated to me, " My mother always told me, Mimi your hair is your crowning glory."
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Monday, October 27, 2008

Reader Submission

Jane Coffee sent us these pictures of her gorgeous grandma. Her grandmother, seen above in her 80s, was a Neiman Marcus model in Dallas throughout the 50s and 60s.

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Colorful Additions

This guy's orange pants and green and blue plaid scarf add a little magic to his outfit.

Style Inspiration:Joy Venturini Bianchi

[photo from guest of a guest]
[photo from sfluxe][photo from New York Social Diary][photo from sfluxe]

I came across this wonderfully stylish woman while working on an article for guestofaguest. Joy Venturini Bianchi, known for her amazing glasses collection , said in a article for the SF Gate,

"As soon as I put the outfit together, then I choose a frame to go with it. I go to my eyeglass drawer; I usually don't have a lot of time, so I usually try on two pairs and then decide between the two."
"As time has passed, I find that my eyeglasses seem to draw people in, so that I can have a conversation with them.They have become a conduit for great connections, magical engagements with people."

Click here to read more about this style icon.

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Queen of Williamsburg part II

[ photo from NY Mag]

I had the chance to ask the lovely Leonora Russo a few questions about her style inspiration. Leonora can be spotted around Williamsburg in her signature shades and awesome apparel. Click Here to read an article from New York Magazine, where she describes her role as a neighborhood activist and read our interview below:

What are your style inspirations?
My Mother loved to pamper us. She told us to dress up no matter what and look neat. Don't wait until you are in a coffin to wear beautiful things. My mother lived to be 100 years old and never wore makeup.

Do you always wear sunglasses?
Yes, I have a lot of pairs, Gucci, Versace, Ferregamo. They are very stylish. It just does something to a person.

Where do you find your clothes?
I go around anywhere and if I see something I like that is comfortable, I like it, I buy it.

What do you think about the way today's youth dresses?
I have a more young way of thinking. My mother said always look young and be positive.

Friday, October 24, 2008

Like Mother, Like Daughter

When I saw this mother-daughter duo getting ready to enter their building, I couldn't believe my luck. They were demure about their style, but they really have something special going on with their wonderful mix of patterns and accessories. This is top-notch Advanced Style.

Cinnamon Girl

What a great pair of vintage Christian Dior glasses! This beauty's shades go perfectly with her unique coat and red hot hair, not to mention her coral lipstick. Her ensemble seems effortless, and is definitely chic.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Norwegian Couple

Our good friend and contributor Hanneli Mustaparta, took these grand photos while on a shoot for a Norwegian magazine. She says,"On our way from the hotel we were based for the day, I bumped into this lovely couple. They had been enjoying lunch at Dagligstuen, which is a lovely place to hang out during the day and belongs to the hotel."

Hats All Folks

This lady designs for a local hat and accessories company, no wonder we were drawn to her cool cap from across the street.

Unique Sophistication

Older women seem to have to the best glasses. These glasses worn with a multi-layered navy suit and bold necklace, ( which we heard was quite heavy), makes for a sophisticated and unique look.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Clean Slate

The wind was sweeping through Manhattan today when this gentleman caught my eye. He has a very well-tailored look and his neutral hues are so classic. What a smart fall look.

Major Mondrian

[ photo from WhimsyLand]

This stylish couple has been married for 54 years. They let me know that the first 50 years of marriage are the easiest. They also told me that they have traveled to over 104 countries together and are planning some more trips. I was drawn to this Mondrian inspired coat as he is one of my favorite artists.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Double Denim

This lady compliments her acid wash suit with leather boots and great jewelry.

A Meeting with Koos

We were lucky enough to run into designer Koos van den Akker while strolling around uptown. Although it was getting dark, Koos' bright sweater still retained its colorful brilliance. When we asked him about his clothing, he told us that it is stylish for any age. It's great to see clothing that people from ages 22 to 82 can wear.

Monday, October 20, 2008

Rockefeller Center

This couple looked cool and classic on their walk through Rockefeller Center.

Suzanne in Silver

We met Suzanne on our way to Central Park and thought she had a wonderful look. The tones in her hair are highlighted by her silver and gray outfit. Check out her cool accessories!

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Style Inspiration: Gay Talese

[ photo from DailyLife]

[photo from Journal Curitiba]
[photo from The Observer]

On my way to the Gant event I had the pleasure of running into best selling author and style icon, Gay Talese. Named of one of Vanity Fair's best dressed, Talese wrote a great article in the magazine about the economics of men's fashion. I admire how he mixes his elegant and classic style with colorful details.

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Positively Lynn

Shop owner and star of cable TV's Positvely Lynn, stopped for a quick photo near Times Square. Her fabulous style speaks for itself. Check out her store, "OFF BROAWAY" for some great fashion finds.

Violet Femme

We met Carolyn while strolling through Bryant Park yesterday. This jewelry designer is a vision in hues of violet from head to toe, and her site is named accordingly: check out her conversation piece jewelry at The close-up below allows you to appreciate how even her glasses have a lovely purple tinge.

Friday, October 17, 2008

Reader Submission

Robert E. Curran III took this wonderful photo of a stylish couple in Central Park.

He says, "While scouting Central Park last year for a wedding venue, we came upon this stylish couple, while people watching in the Conservatory Garden. Enjoy!"

I am a big fan of this man's purple pants, they both look very chic.

Cool Coordinates

It's lovely to see such a perfectly coordinated outift. This guy put on his cool shades for this photo taken outside Bergdorf Goodman.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Queen of Williamsburg

A friend was recently telling Ari and I about a lady that he sees around Williamsburg who wears huge Dior sunglasses and a matching white Chanel bag. Low and behold, she happened to be posted on the bench right outside the coffee shop where I was working all afternoon yesterday! Even in my caffeine and computer screen daze, I knew I had to have her photo. Hers was the best style I saw in Williamsburg all day, by a long shot.

Fall Trousers

I spotted this man walking out of Central Park and loved the way his yellow trousers popped against his light blue shirt. His penny loafers and great sunglasses polish off a fun Fall look, and you can tell he feels good in it by his relaxed posture and great smile.

Cool Haircut

This woman was having a chat with her neighbor when we spotted her in Williamsburg the other day. Her muted tones and oversize cardigan are so chic, and we were both in awe of her matching modern, angled haircut. She told us she's had the same look for years, and if we wanted it for ourselves we could head down the street to Bedford Ave where she gets it done.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Reader Submission

Erica Eynouf submitted this great photo of her friend, Patricia McTree Ervin. Patricia is a member of young@heart, a chorus group for seniors. Her profile reads:

Patricia McTee Ervin (1925)
Pat grew up in Austin Texas, Graduated from the University of Texas in 1945 with a degree in Drama.She lived for 50 years in Boston Ma, where she directed childrens theatre and raised 5 children of her own.She is an avid worker for peace, loves opera and coffee ice cream.Chorus member since August 2007


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