Advanced Style - Older and Wiser
|Author:||Ari Seth Cohen; Simon Doonan (Introduction by)|
This follow-up to the bestselling Advanced Style features more senior street style and inspiration from all over the globe. In this new edition Ari Seth Cohen shares his work from the past few years including some of the world's best-dressed older gentlemen.
Similar in format to the original, with dozens of images from cities all over the world including: Los Angeles, London, Cape Town, Rome, Florence, Tokyo, San Diego, Palm Springs, Melbourne, Sydney, New York, Amsterdam, Edinburgh, Stockholm, and Geneva, the book will also feature 22 short essays (by the subjects of the book) distilling the wisdom and lifestyle secrets of some of Cohen's favorite Advanced Style ladies. Plus an introduction from the always fabulous and witty Simon Doonan makes for a celebration of smashing senior style
..".I must tell you that I am not really an old lady; just cleverly disguised as one. Art and color keep me young, keep me sane. Working as I do as an untutored 'outsider' artist is my therapy, my medicine, my joy, and my purpose in life.
Color surrounds me: I revel in it, splash it everywhere, gulp it with a spoon. I am immersed in art. I make it, collect it, it fills and defines my existence. Childish, shamanistic, wild and anarchic, it is as far outside the box as it is possible to be. Box There is no box
Be bold, be adventurous. Do profound things, dazzle yourself and the world. Don't wear beige: it might kill you. Contribute to society, and live large. Life is short, make every moment count. It is never too late to find your passion." -- Sue Kreitzman
"In print and on film, Mr. Cohen s arrestingly bedizened models embrace fashion with a sense of play."Ruth LaFerla, "The New York Times""For all those who are sick and tired of seeing style and fashion presented solely as a young woman s game, behold 'Advanced Style.'""Los Angeles Times" "a beautiful catalog of women who aren't over the hill, but rather ahead of the curve.""New York Post" ""Advanced Style" likely owes its rapid ascent in part to the dearth of attention paid anyone over 30 in popular culture. How the opportunity was missed is anyone s guess: According to 2010 census estimates, Americans 65 and older constitute 13 percent of the population. Those 45 and over still two to three times the age of most female models constitute more than 39 percent."" New York Times " 'The women who I photograph are confident. They know what they like, they know what suits their bodies, and they re dressing for themselves. They don t dress based on trends.'" Ari Seth Cohen, "New York Times " These gorgeous ladies take away the fear of aging and give us all something to look forward to. "Huffington Post" These women are proof that personal style advances with age "StyleList " I was best friends with my grandmother growing up, and was always inspired by her energy and wisdom. I wanted to show that creativity, style, and vitality advance with age, and hopefully help change people s ideas about getting older. Ari Seth Cohen, "StyleCaster "As Mentioned In-The Zoe Report"
Ari Seth Cohena freelance writer, photographer, and blogger based in Los Angeles. He is the creator of Advanced Style, a blog devoted "to capturing the sartorial savvy of the senior set." Advanced Style has appeared in national media such as"The New York Times," "The New Yorker," "Los Angeles Times," The Huffington Post, "Vice," "New York," "The Fader," "Vogue Japan," "Vogue Italia," "Elle," "Elle UK," "The UK Telegraph," Forbes.com, and internationally broadcast news and fashion programs. Simon Doonanis a writer, bon vivant, media personality, famous window dresser, and Creative Ambassador for Barneys New York. "