Advanced Style by Ari Seth Cohen has shared his photo series of senior fashionistas which has now been collected into a new book and we absolutely love it.
Advanced Style and Senior Fashionistas
You may remember a certain orange haired, own eyelash making beautiful creature from the viral video vault of around 2010?
Ilona Royce Smithkin is now 91 years old, still making her own eyelashes and still creating art from colour, joy and life.
She said, “I’ve just come into my own quite late. I’m a late bloomer. You have no idea how insecure I was… I just didn’t believe in myself and now I know who I am.”
Having grown up in Poland then Nazi Germany, Ilona was last year interviewed by Dita Von Teese for Advanced Style’s new book.
(Image from Advanced Style)
The book Advanced Style by Ari Seth Cohen was launched this week in New York. A compilation from the blog, it’s an ode to the confidence, beauty and fashion that can only be achieved through the experience of a life lived glamorously.
It is a collection of street fashion unlike any seen before. It’s focused on the over-60 set in the world’s most stylish locales.
We’ve always been taught to respect our elders, these ladies deserve more than our respect… As senior fashionistas, artists, fun-lovers and optimists.
Exactly who we’d like to be when we grow up.
Check out the senior celebrating Karen Walker Forever sunglasses campaign.
Burlexe is a sensational London burlesque show inspired by the women who created the genre and perform the art. It fuses burlesque performance with storytelling, dancing with acting.
(Main image from Advanced Style)