Loading...
Simply Chic Simply Chic Blog Home

Glam-mas Face Aging in Style: 'Every Era Builds Character'

By The Look on TODAY Style May 22, 2012 4:38PM
By Rina Raphael, The Look on TODAY Style

Like fine wine, the world's most fearless fashionistas (and well, maybe Queen Elizabeth) only seem to get better — and fiercer — with age. Photographer Ari Seth Cohen, of the popular blog Advanced Style, has beautifully celebrated senior style mavens over the past few years, chronicling their fun, outlandish and glamorous fashion he's spotted on the street.

Advanced Style by Ari Seth Cohen / powerHouse Books

Watch the video on TODAY.

"They dress for themselves rather than trying to impress others," Cohen, 30, told TODAY.com of his interest in older — versus younger — ladies' fashion. "I am fascinated by their energy, vitality and determination. They refuse to give up."

Cohen immortalizes his subjects' chic ensembles and candid thoughts on aging in his new book. Here's a sneak peek at some of the fashionable characters he features in "Advanced Style":


Advanced Style by Ari Seth Cohen / powerHouse Books


Carol Markel and Richard Cramer:
"We are minimal in our living but extravagantly exuberant in our art."


Advanced Style by Ari Seth Cohen / powerHouse Books


Alice Carey:
"You don't want to look crazy. The object is to look a chic as you can — but your average person in the street would never wear this."


Advanced Style by Ari Seth Cohen / powerHouse Books.


Debra Rapaport:
"I don't believe in age-appropriate dress; just make your personal statement and feel confident about it. Tomorrow is another day and another look."


Advanced Style by Ari Seth Cohen / powerHouse Books


Ilona Royce Smithkin:
"Feel beautiful inside, and you will be beautiful outside."
Advanced Style by Ari Seth Cohen / powerHouse Books


Joyce:
"Style is about the right jewelry, the right know-how, the right neckline, and above all, the right attitude."


Advanced Style by Ari Seth Cohen / powerHouse Books


Lubi:
"Some might see it as gray hair, age, genetics, stress, etc. I see it differently. I see it as platinum elegance."


Advanced Style by Ari Seth Cohen / powerHouse Books


Mary:
"Sunglasses are better than a facelift. They hide the ravages of time and let you spy."


Advanced Style by Ari Seth Cohen / powerHouse Books


Jacquie Tajah Murdock:
"I thought I'd be an old lady with a cane who keeps dancing, and it looks like this has come true."


Advanced Style by Ari Seth Cohen / powerHouse Books


The Idiosyncratic Fashionistas:
"Young women, you're gonna be an old woman someday. Don't worry about it, don't sweat it. Don't worry about getting older. Every era builds character."


For more great photos of stylish seniors, visit Advanced Style. You can also order Ari's book on Amazon.


More from The Look on TODAY Style:
Age-defying style secrets from fearless 'glam-mas'
DIY: Color-blocked summer moccasins
Rhubarb? Pistachios? Our 12 favorite beauty ingredients

0Comments

beauty tips and style advice

  • Olivia Palermo in separates

    10 unexpected celebrity wedding styles

    Stunning wedding styles that create a statement.

  • Emma Stone

    The best celebrity ombré hairstyles

    Hue-changing dos we absolutely love.

  • Clothing sizes

    Bad news: Your favorite skinny jeans may not be so ‘skinny’ after all

    In case you weren’t already overwhelmed enough by the daunting task of jeans shopping (or really, clothes shopping in general), our friends over at Racked published a handy little infographic today comparing the sizing of a variety of different retailers that you’ve likely frequented at least a handful of times in your lifetime.

  • Getty Images

    The one color you’ll never see at Abercrombie and Fitch…until now

    I attended the Abercrombie and Fitch holiday-season press preview yesterday, and in between checking out the cute gear that will hit stores this November, I picked up a little nugget of information I just have to share.

  • Celebrity wearing flannel (Photo: Courtesy of InStyle)

    3 star-inspired ways to wear flannel in the summer

    How to wear this cool-weather staple in the summer.

  • Miranda Kerr (Photo: Courtesy of InStyle)

    Miranda Kerr gives Birkenstocks a very fashionable spin

    See how Miranda Kerr made a pair of Birkenstocks chic.

  • Lucky

    New drugstore nail polishes you haven’t tried yet—all under $10!

    We love how a new nail polish has the ability to instantly change your look and your mood with a simple swipe. While happy lime greens and aquas are ruling the five million #nailpolish Instagrams this summer, there are a variety of great colors to choose from—whether you want an office-appropriate neutral or a fun going-out shade that’ll give your LBD a punch of color.

  • Z Zegna fall\winter 2014\Umberto Fratini\Indigital Images; MP Massimo Piombo spring\summer 2015; Antonio Marras spring\summer 2015\Yannis Vlamos\Indigital Images.

    11 style rules to break right now

    You already know wearing white after Labor Day is cool. But menswear is reinventing itself rapidly, leaving some long-held mandates by the wayside, not to mention a bunch of men with a lot of questions. Sure, some style laws are truly inviolable. Showing a quarter-inch of cuff will always be crucial, but with designers and dandies flaunting so many former taboos it's hard to tell what's in play these days. So we thought we'd take this opportunity to let you know which rules no longer apply.

  • Courtesy of the Company

    How to dress for the weekend

    Put down the wrinkled button-down, step away from the Crocs, and open your closet. We need to talk about the new rules of casual.

  • a1

    Brush up: How to choose the best hairbrush

    Buying a brush is like getting a new smartphone: once you learn how to use it, it’s indispensable.

  • a1

    Catch the wave: How to get surfer-girl hair

    Surfers are the epitome of cool, laid-back American style. And if we can’t be them, at least we can copy their hair.

  • a1

    Cool wedding beauty ideas

    It’s time for bridal beauty to loosen up. Hair doesn’t have to be tightly wound, makeup perfectly contoured, and nails French manicured (on this last point, really, please don’t). You can, in fact, look gorgeously and timelessly cool at your wedding. Here’s how.

follow us
follow us follow us on facebook follow us on pinterest follow us on twitter
Most Popular
  • Shared
  • Commented
  • Viewed
buzzing now on msn living
Loading...
about our blog contributors
Loading...
style videos
editor's picks
Loading...