Monday, June 4, 2012

Better Off

"I think if women put some more of the time & money they put on their heads, in their heads, they'd be better off."    
                                                                                                                 -Iris Apfel
Some of the most inspiring quotes come from Advanced Style, Ari Seth Cohen's street style homage to the "stellar style of the sterling age." For those of you who don't know, Advanced Style is a street style blog, (and now book) that chronicles the well dressed and well expressed women and men in their  60's, and beyond. It is capsule proof of the old Coco Chanel adage: Style is eternal. While the folks that grace the pages of Advanced Style are from an older generation, the style captured in Cohen's lens appeals to all ages. Advanced Style is commonly found on the blogroll of teens, the 20 + 30 somethings, on +40 blogrolls, as well as a daily read for the internet savvies of the boomer generation (and most pointedly, my mother.)  


Last month was the launch of the heavily anticipated book and I was stoked to get my copy last week.  I'm also excited to learn that Ari is collaborating with film maker Lina Plioplyte, and working on a documentary film. Style inspirations such as Tziporah Salmon, Valerie + Jean of The Idiosyncratic Fashionistas, Debra Rappaport + Iris Apfel, amongst others, were interviewed and share their take on fashion, aging and style. 

This is such an important document and testament to the power of personal style; I can't wait to see it in the theatres. But, before that happens, Lina and Ari, need our help to raise some capital to finish this important film. Cohen + Plioplyte started a Kickstarter campaign to raise $35,000, and I hope you'll join me in contributing to this cause. With 18 days to go and $16,000 to raise, we have a chance to help get this incredible + inspirational project off the ground.

For more information about the Advanced Style Film Kickstarter campaign click HERE.



18 comments:

SACRAMENTO said...

I am so touched and nearly in tears.
Ari has done some much for us all.
By the way, will you send me the link of the 40+ and instructions.
Besos, guapa mía.
XXXXXXXXXXXXXx

Stacey said...

This would be an amazing project to be part of. If I can come up with some extra money, I'll definitely donate.

Pull Your Socks Up! said...

I would love to get my mitts on this book and is our darling Sacramento in it? Eeeeeeeeeep!!!!!! xxxx

Joni James said...

Great post! I love following Ari's blog. His followers have double many times over since that day I joined, and rightly so! He's just great, and even takes the time to be personable if you ask him a question. I'm happy for his success and thrilled that there's a place we can go that makes us feel good about aging. He certainly has a gift.

Vix said...

Advanced Style is such an inspiration, it makes one embrace ageing. I'm dying to get my mitts on Ari's book (when I can justify the expenditure). x

Krista said...

This is going to be a killer documentary and I can't wait for my copy of the book. I just kicked down some cash because I so wanna be a part of this! Thanks for sharing!

Patti said...

Ditto to what Vix just said - I adore Advanced Style.

Reva said...

I watched the trailer this weekend, then went to facebook and asked Ari to please send the film to Cincinntai! LOL!
LOVE ADVANCED STYLE!
great promo!!!
Hugs
Reva

señora Allnut said...

i'm a huge fan of Advanced Style, so i would love to spread it to the world!
Always enjoying your words and attitude!
besos

Cheryl van den Berg said...

Sounds like a great book that will turn into a wonderful film. Thanks for sharing this and getting the Kickstarter project out!

Style Mentor™ said...

It is such a great book! I have been showing it to everyone and they love it!!!

Susan said...

AMAZING! Have always been a fan.

La Dama said...

Such inspirational bunch of ladies I adore!

Taylor Gilmore said...

I have to get my copy of this book, Asap. I love Iris! I really hope that movie becomes a reality.

The Style Crone said...

Great post Bella! Time to give back!

ShoeAxis said...

What an awesome post featuring such an inspiring women who didn't let age get in her way of expressing herself and her style! Will check out her blog for sure! Thanks for sharing this...makes me feel like a spring chicken ;-)

Luna Tiger said...

the proof that intelligence grow with age !
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Miss Simmonds Says said...

oh how fantastic, it all gives me hope for looking fabulous for the rest of my life! xxxx

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