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Monday, November 4, 2013

Mary Moriarty

Ever since I was a child, my mom and grandma would take me to thrift shops and flea markets. I used to love to meet all the vendors and see all of the treasures they had collected over the years. People who frequent antique markets share a certain bond--a love for ephemera, and a need to be surrounded by beautiful objects from the past. I used to be more of a collector, but the limitations of a small New York apartment only allow for so many beloved artifacts. Now, I prefer photographing people and collecting their stories.

This weekend I met the most wonderful woman at the Out of The Blue Flea Market in Edinburgh, Scotland. Mary Moriarty runs a great booth out of the market, open the last Saturday of every month. I noticed her as soon as I walked through the hall and asked if I could take her photograph. Mary told me, "I love to dress flamboyantly and I am 75-years old." Meeting Mary was the highlight of my trip to the Scotland!

9 comments:

Sara Daniele said...

She is so lovely. Her style is adorable. Congrats for the blog.

Anonymous said...

My 4-year-old Daughter found a leopard print fez at the flea market
yesterday, I've been calling it her Advanced Style find.

First time commenter, long time lurker. I am a big fan. If you are ever in Seattle could you do a piece on Leroy's Suits: http://leroymenswear.com/ I always see fabulously dressed older gentleman talking outside this shop. I am so intrigued.

When I am down, I look to Advanced Style to give me hope for advancing in age. Thanks Ari for such a great site.

Cassiana Garms said...

Congratulations! She is very charming. xx CG

Nicole Beadwright Campanella said...

Beauty and elegance. That is what shines through Mary
Nicole/Beadwright

Lydia Armstrong said...

She looks so innocent. I love her face.

Katie Appleyard said...

Wow these are the most gorgeous photos. What a coat! Glad I found this site.

Rosebud

Jenny said...

I love these photo's, she's so full of life and what a coat!

June said...

A beautiful and delightful woman

Patsycatsy said...

She's incredibly charming!
Keep on blogging, your blog is amazing! Best wishes from Poland, Patsycatsy.

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