As I get older I sometimes worry that the clothing and accessories I'm drawn to aren't appropriate for someone my age, that some of the trends I like are meant for gals a bit younger than me. Then I remind myself that I'm not trying to pass for a teenager or college girl, that I just want to wear things that flatter me and express my sense of style. Style is not something that changes with age, and I hope I'll be able to express mine as well as these folks do when I (God willing) get to be their age.
Iris Apfel, founder of Old World Weavers, and a woman with a very definite sense of style and individuality. I still don't know how I allowed myself to miss Rara Avis: Selections From The Iris Barrel Apfel Collection, the exhibition of her clothing and accessories, when it came to New York not once but twice. I'll have to get a hold of the catalogue so I can pore over her amazing wardrobe collection. See a great interview with Apfel here.
Photo by Chester Higgins Jr.for The New York Times
Advanced Style is a blog created by Ari Smith Cohen, a twenty-something New Yorker who is inspired by the style of older people, people who are dressing only to please themselves and not to impress others.
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