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Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Advanced Style Dolls and Drawings

When I was a kid I used to make drawings and dolls of fancy ladies. I went home to San Diego not too along ago and found a book of these drawings. People ask me how I came up with the idea for Advanced Style, but if you look at the drawings below,its as if the ladies I used to draw have come to life in my photographs.

A few years ago I started to draw again. Here are some more of my latest creations
My friend Debra Rapoport has been making wonderful dolls based on the drawings!

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Shades Of Gold

The ladies of Advanced Style always seem to have the best shades. Whether you want to stand out with a golden pair like this or go more classic like Mary, sunglasses are a great way to accessorize an outfit. Can you see me in the reflection?

"Sunglasses Are Better Than a Facelift"

I always have a blast with my pal Mary. At 71 years old she knows the secret to fooling mother nature, she says, "Sunglasses are better than a facelift, they hide the ravages of time, and let you spy on people." Mary keeps her style chic and classic, but when it comes to glasses she says,"You can break the rules once in a while, I'm not ready for a convent or anything so I can wear leopard glasses." Check out some more of Mary's many shades below.

A Serendipitous Meeting

Yesterday I was walking around the Upper West Side when I saw this beautiful woman. I asked if I could take her photo and handed her a business card. She took one glance at the card and exclaimed, " Advanced Style, you took my photograph about two years in Battery Park." I love running into people I have photographed before and this was surely serendipitous as I hoped that we would meet again some day. I am so excited to have a new Advanced Style muse to share with everyone. At 82 years old Claire not only has great style, but a wonderful spirit and zest for life.CLICK HERE to check out a great story about Claire and her best friend's in The New York Times and enjoy the video and photos below.

Claire in Battery Park Two Years Ago

Friday, March 25, 2011

Advanced Style Videos

Thanks to everyone who helped make our Advanced Style/NOWNESS video a huge success. My goal is to inspire people to look at aging in a new light. I hope these videos help people get over their fears of getting older, and embrace the wisdom and strength that comes with age. Lina Plioplyte and I plan to make a grand documentary about age and style.Here are is some more great footage from Lina and me. I hope you enjoy and feel free to email me with your feedback to or find me on Twitter AriSethCohen .

Advanced Style: Tziporah Salamon from teenage peanut video productions on Vimeo.

Advanced Style presents: Maryann from teenage peanut video productions on Vimeo.

Advanced Style: Debra goes thrifting! from teenage peanut video productions on Vimeo.

Advanced Style Presents: Malcah Zeldis from teenage peanut video productions on Vimeo.

Advanced Style Presents: Ilona Royce Smithkin from teenage peanut video productions on Vimeo.

Here is some of my Flip Camera footage of some of our favorite Advanced Style Fashionistas.

The Idiosyncratic Fashionistas
Iris Apfel
Alice Carey
Debra Rapoport and Ari Seth Cohen
Looking Great At 80

Victoria MacKenzie-Childs
Jackie Tajah Murdock

"I Love Style, I Love Style, Can't Live Without It"

I loved this spirited woman's response to my question on style, "I love style, I love style, can't live without it. Even when I'm sleeping I must have it." I met her and her,"sweetheart" on the Upper East Side after admiring their matching green hats.They gave me some invaluable advice about fashion and style.Her fashion advice, "Be aware, have a good sixth sense" His advice, "Don't be a Sucker".

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Style Secrets From The Countess Of Glamour

At 78 Lynn Dell,The Countess of Glamour, looks and feels better than ever. Lynn is the owner of Off Broadway Boutique , a place where glamour reigns, and woman go to feel good. For over 40 years Lynn has helped dress customers of every age, every size, and every budget. Enjoy some of Lynn's wonderful style secrets in the video below, and if you are in New York make sure to check out Off Broadway Boutique.(They have a great vintage department too)

"Don't take your self too seriously."

"Dress for the theatre of your life."

"You get one chance around so go for it"

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Advanced Style Film for NOWNESS

Advanced Style: Age and Beauty on
Here is the complete Advanced Style short film for . I hope you enjoy these fabulous ladies as much as Lina and I do!

Vintage Inspiration

Linda's style icons are the film stars of the 1930s. She is inspired by the glamor of Old Hollywood and we are inspired by her vintage looks.Check out Ellen Christine Millinery for some great vintage inspired hats like the ones above.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Exclusive Trailer:ADVANCED STYLE/NOWNESS Short Film

Lina Plioplyte and I have been working on an Advanced Style short, which will debut on Wednesday, March 23rd 12:01AM EST. We are excited to bring the blog to life and hope you enjoy this short trailer in preparation for Wednesday's debut!

Monday, March 21, 2011

Prada Earrings

Carole has appeared on Advanced Style several times,in her hand knit sweaters and amazing make up. She always has the most fantastic accessories, like these lovely Prada earrings that she purchased at the airport in Rome.

Mimi Weddell: A Model Life

People always ask me about the elegant lady in my header photo. I had the pleasure of meeting this extraordinary woman when I first moved to New York about three years ago. Mimi Weddell was an actress and model who started her career in her late 60s. She appeared in ad campaigns for Nike, Louis Vuitton, and Juicy Couture and appeared in several movies and television programs including "Hitch" and "Sex and The City". Here are some great photos of Mimi shot by photographer Bryant Woodd. Most of theses have never been seen before so I am excited to share them on Advanced Style.

Mimi passed away on my birthday, in 2009 at the age of 94, but her spirit definitely lives on in the wonderful documentary on her life" Hat's Off". Enjoy this clip below:

Friday, March 18, 2011

Have Fun With Style

90 year old Ilona calls it creative dressing, Debra believes style is healing, and Marliyn Sokol(above) thinks dressing up is just plain fun. Whatever your style philosophy is remember to take pleasure in dressing up. Put on something that makes you smile, wear it with confidence, and you will have a beautiful day.


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