A blog that makes me thankful to be alive.
Some of you may have seen or heard about a new photo-book which was published last year called Advanced Style.
In a nutshell, a photographer and blogger from New York, Ari Seth Cohen, has devoted himself to capturing the style, flair and verve he sees in older women (and some men – but mostly women.)
I saw a copy of it again this week in my local Blackwells and remembered how beautiful the idea, the blog, and the book, is.
Here are just a few of my favourite images from his blog. From the sublime…
To the endearingly eccentric:
To the inspirational on so many levels – This woman is 101. That’s right. If I looked that good NOW I’d consider it an achievement.
I just love any woman who refuses to be invisible, who would rather put on a show than blend into the background, and who doesn’t go beige with age. These women are my style icons and inspire me on so many levels.
You can visit the blog, follow Aris on Twitter (Sample tweet: “Just got this rad Garfield sweatshirt.”) Or learn more about the documentary Cohen is making, and finally order the book. Although I would recommend you ask your bookseller to order it and boycott Amazon, but that’s just me.
Oh, and one more thing:
Aren’t women cool?