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Wednesday, October 31, 2012

OLSENS ANONYMOUS BLOG DAD Multiple Myeloma Cancer Stem Cell Transplant Donor

Last night, my father passed away after battling cancer for almost four years.
He's had three close calls, but this time it happened + I am heartbroken.

I am going to be taking a short break from blogging to be with my family. I mentioned to someone earlier that blogging has always served as a great distraction, so I will definitely be back at it soon.

In honor of my dad, I urge you to take a moment to consider donating your stem-cells to help cure or even just help prolong the lives of others suffering from cancer + other diseases. While my father's stem cell transplant from a donor did not cure his cancer, it gave him another precious year to be with us + we couldn't be more thankful.

Find out more about donating here.



I miss you dad. I'll love you forever. You will always be our Jamdula bonehead.

After The Storm

So, it looks like the worst of Hurricane Sandy has finally left NYC. I want to thank everyone who has reached out with their love and concern during this challenging time. Today I had the chance to check up on my older friends in the city, and I'm glad to report that they are all safe and sound. I'm looking forward to resuming my usual posts as soon as things return to normal here. My thoughts and prayers go out to everyone who have been affected by this terrible event.

CLOSE UP: MARY-KATE

Monday, October 29, 2012

OLSENS ANONYMOUS MK MARY KATE OLSEN OLD PHOTO RED HAIR CHANDELIER EARRINGS SIMPLE GOLD BAND RING LEATHER BRACELET LIP GLOSS

Get the look...
+ Blu Bijoux Honeycomb Earrings
+ Thayer Wild One Maxi Dress
+ ginette_ny Circle Ring
+ Marc by Marc Jacobs Friendship Bracelet

Museum Visitors Have Advanced Style

Richard Cramer and his stylish admirers
Carol Markel's vintage gloves and hot pink nails
Debra Rapoport and Carol Markel comparing polish colors

Last week Carol, Richard, Debra, Maryann, and I headed to MAD to check out the Doris Duke Shangri La exhibit. One of the great benefits of having such creative friends, is that they keep me abreast of all the cultural happenings around town. I like to  frequent the many museums around New York City not only to see the latest exhibitions, but to admire the crowds of stylish folks coming in and out of the entrance doors.

When I first started Advanced Style I was working full time at the New Museum bookstore. While working on this post I noticed that each person in the photos above, is someone that I met while working at bookstore counter. My boss, Daniel,  was kind enough to let me sneak away from the register from time to time, to photograph the stylish visitors I kept spying from my desk. So much has happened over the last three years and many of the people I have photographed have become great friends. I found the first photos that I ever took of Carol, Maryann, and Debra below!!!! Check them out and let me know what you think.

She lived her life in black and white

Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket (Leather jacket Topshop boutique, dress Fashion Frank, boots ASOS, socks topshop, bag La Moda, rings YSL and found on my holidays :))

I fly to China today so I thought I'd give you guys a post to read whilst I'm away. The weather in England and more specifically Manchester, has become beyond cold and I love it. I've always been a winter person, partly because I think people dress better and it also gives me a chance to showcase my extensive coat and fur collar collection. The guys at Fashion Frank sent me this amazing dress from their BLUNT range a few weeks back and I absolutely love it. The cut is simple but it fits me like a dream, which is amazing as cut out dresses sometimes look a bit odd on me because Im kinda short. I teamed it with my ASOS DIY boots (that are looking pretty worn in and grubby now. score) and some white socks. Socks and shoes are pretty much my favourite thing ever right now..... so expect me to be wearing various socks in all future posts. I also added this amazing studded bag by LaModa which has already been worn to death. I've had so many comments on it AND it's an absolute bargain! you can see the whole range HERE I was spoilt for choice, so I'm sure you all will be too!

Anyways, I hope you all dont miss me too much and I promise to return with photos from my travels. 

Keep it street homies,

Penny xo

MKA: WSJ | INNOVATORS OF THE YEAR 2012

Sunday, October 28, 2012

OLSENS ANONYMOUS BLOG MKA MARY KATE ASHLEY OLSEN PHOTOSHOOT PICTURE WSJ INNOVATORS OF THE YEAR 2012 PORTRAIT BLACK SHEER BEADS BEADED MESSY WAVY HAIR TOP  KNOT SILK PANNELED SPIKE STUDDED BRACELETS STACKED RING SMOKEY EYE
ph: WSJ

With The Row Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen have transcended their celebrity youth to become serious designers with an eye for nearly monastic classicism that's redefining American luxury...
Read the rest of WSJ's article on MKA here.

Get Ashley's look...
+ Juicy Couture Raglan Lace Sleeve Dress
+ Warehouse Lace Yoke Shift Dress

Get MK's look...
+ Lulu and Co Studio Sweatshirt with Leatherette Panels
+ Noir Jewelry Studded Bangle Set
+ Laura Lee Signet Ring

ASHLEY: LEAVING HER HOTEL IN NYC

Saturday, October 27, 2012

OLSENS ANONYMOUS ASHLEY OLSEN FASHION STYLE BLOG LEAVING HOTEL IN GREENWICH NEW YORK CITY NYC LARGE TORT SUNGLASSES OVERSIZED PONCHO CAPE LEGGINS CAP TOE CHANEL FLATS NAVY BLUE CROC THE ROW TOTE BAG
ph: contact music

Get the look...
+ Karen Walker Number One Sunglasses in Crazy Tort
+ Elizabeth and James Lexington Sunglasses
+ Vince Boiled Wool Sweater Coat
+ Vince Zip Turtlenck Poncho
+ Brahmin 'Anywhere' Weekend Bag
+ LNA Basic Leggings
+ ShopRuche Exquisite Authority Cap Toe Flats
+ Vaneli Serene Flats

Pattern on Pattern

Friday, October 26, 2012

One of my style secrets is to mix patterns and prints that wouldn't otherwise go together. When paired in a thoughtful way mixing patterns can create a layered and artful blend of color and textures. The woman above uses black as a base and layers prints on top. I love her pattern on pattern look.

Holiday Dreams

Thursday, October 25, 2012

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(Holiday photos taken on a Canon disposable)

So..... First things first, I apologise for my little break and the lack of posts. Things have been a little crazy and I also went on Holiday :) Unfortunately, the lack of posts will be continuing for a while as I fly for a business trip on Monday to China/Korea/Japan! But anywayyyyy, I'm back and I have a tan that makes me look exactly like Hulk Hogan. These are just a few snaps from my holiday. Me and my friend Kerrie got bored of the grumpy English weather and decided to book a last minute trip to Turkey for sun and cocktails (and because we found a hotel with 5 waterslides) It was amazing and just what I needed. I don't normally post personal photos, but seeing as I've been gone so long, I thought Id give it a bash! Some of you probably arent interested what i do in my spare time..... but tough sh*t, I hope you like and I also have some giveaways/outfit posts coming VERY soon.

P.s to those of you that have sent emails/tweets/comments and I haven't replied, I am sorry and I will reply at some point (Im not ignoring you)

Live Long and Prosper.

Penny

xo



CLOSE UP: ASHLEY | RED LIPS

OLSENS ANONYMOUS ASHLEY OLSEN FASHION STYLE BLOG HAIR UP BRIGHT RED LIPS LIPSTICK EMBROIDERED LACE CROPPED COLLARLESS JACKET SHEER RIBBED TOP BLACK JEANS EVENT

Get the look...
+ NARS Lipstick in Jungle Red
+ A.L.C. Iwanaka lace top
+ ALICE by Temperley Blake Jacket
+ Rag & Bone Trooper Embroidered Tailcoat
+ Helmut Black Voltage Tank Top
+ AG Stilt low-rise skinny jeans

Iris Apfel's Avant/Garde Diaries Video Interview Trailer


Iris Apfel - Sneak Peek from The Avant/Garde Diaries on Vimeo.
Check out this amazing teaser for an interview I worked on with Iris Apfel for The Avant/Garde Diaries. The full interview, which launches in November, will feature insight into Iris' life, love, and incredible career. Check out The Avant/Garde Diaries for more inspired conversation HERE.

MK: OUT IN NYC WITH BOYFRIEND OLIVIER SARKOZY

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

OLSENS ANONYMOUS MK MARY KATE OLSEN OUT IN NYC SHOPPING WITH BOYFRIEND OLIVIER SARKOZY FUR COAT HERMES BAG LEATHER PANTS LOAFERS FLATS 1
OLSENS ANONYMOUS MK MARY KATE OLSEN OUT IN NYC SHOPPING WITH BOYFRIEND OLIVIER SARKOZY FUR COAT HERMES BAG LEATHER PANTS LOAFERS FLATS 2
ph: Spot100

Get the look...
+ Lulu Frost Hestia Stud Earrings
+ Warehouse Mixed Faux Fur Coat
+ French Connection Fur Coat
+ Tory Burch Daria Top Handle Satchel
+ Alexander Wang Pelican Satchel
+ Jerome Dreyfuss Carlos Satchel
+ KARL Pacey Faux Leather Skinny Pants
+ ROSEGOLD Gigi Lip Flats

Ruth Celebrates Her 101st Birthday

Ruth with her new friend Henry

One of our favorite centenarians, Ruth, just celebrated her 101st birthday. This past weekend I stopped by her apartment to wish her a very happy birthday and gave her a copy of Pilates Style magazine featuring photos of her stretching and lifting weights. Ruth believes that as long as you can move, you can do some form of exercise. She is a great inspiration to us all!

ASHLEY: OUT AT WHOLE FOODS IN NYC

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

OLSENS ANONYMOUS ASHLEY OLSEN FASHION STYLE BLOG OUT AT WHOLE FOODS IN NYC CAMEL TAN COAT SKINNY BLACK JEANS DENIM POINTED SUEDE FLATS V NECK SWEATER LINDA FARROW THE ROW TORT SUNGLASSES 1
OLSENS ANONYMOUS ASHLEY OLSEN FASHION STYLE BLOG OUT AT WHOLE FOODS IN NYC CAMEL TAN COAT SKINNY BLACK JEANS DENIM POINTED SUEDE FLATS V NECK SWEATER LINDA FARROW THE ROW TORT SUNGLASSES 2
ph: tlfan.to

Get the look...
+ Linda Farrow X The Row Tortoiseshell and Leather Sunglasses
+ Vince V Neck Sweater
+ Joseph Wool and Cashmere-Blend Coat
+ Ted Baker Tailored Car Coat
+ Avant Garde Paris Kate Ring
+ KORAL Skinny Jeans
+ ROSEGOLD Gigi Lip Flats
+ 3.1 Phillip Lim Page Loafer Flats

Beatrix Ost in Harper's Bazaar



The Advanced Style Ladies are taking the fashion world by storm. First it was Iris Apfel on the cover of Dazed and Confused. Now, Beatrix Ost is featured in an incredible spread in November's Harper's Bazaar, shot by Terry Richardson. I can't wait to see who will be next...

MKA: COZY IN NYC

Monday, October 22, 2012

OLSENS ANONYMOUS MKA MARY KATE ASHLEY OLSEN FASHION STYLE BLOG LINDA FARROW THE ROW TORT SUNGLASSES STRIPED BLUE WHITE FUR COAT BOYFRIEND JEANS DENIM CROC NAVY TOTE BAG CHANEL CAP TOE FLATS
OLSENS ANONYMOUS MKA MARY KATE ASHLEY OLSEN FASHION STYLE BLOG ROUND SUNGLASSES EARRINGS BLACK HOODED FUR COAT SKINNY LEATHER PANTS CROC BLACK TOTE BAG PYTHON TRAVEL BAG SHORT BOOTS
ph: Just Jared

Get Ashley's look...
+ Linda Farrow X The Row Tortoiseshell and Leather Sunglasses
+ Elizabeth and James Charlton Sunglasses
+ Tory Burch Striped Rabbit Fur Coat
+ ASOS Claw Cuff Bracelet
+ Brahmin 'Anywhere' Weekend Bag
+ Current/Elliott Super Loved Boyfriend Jeans
+ ShopRuche Exquisite Authority Cap Toe Flats
+ Vaneli Serene Flats

Get MK's look...
+ ASOS Metal Bridge Detail Retro Sunglasses
+ Lulu Frost Hestia Stud Earrings
+ ASOS Hood Swing Fur Coat With Pom Poms
+ Susan B. Crocodile Embossed Black Tote
+ Alexander Wang Black Croc Embossed Leather Wallie Backpack
+ KARL Pacey Faux Leather Skinny Pants
+ Coclico Shoes Tieg Pull On Boots

A Book Signing at LIM College

Debra Rapoport, Jane Folds, Ilona Royce Smithkin, and Joyce Carpati
The Idiosyncratic Fashionistas and Debra Rapoport are rarely seen without hats.
It's always so wonderful to have an excuse to party with the Advanced Style Ladies. This weekend LIM College invited me to speak on a panel about fashion blogging. After the panel we celebrated with a wonderful book signing party hosted by LIM. I usually have my big camera on me, but I decided to capture the evening's style and conversation through my Instagram account.( For more photos on Instagram check out  my account @advancedstyle).

This Friday at 2pm I will be doing an informal signing of the Advanced Style Book at Strand Books near Union Square. Some of the ladies will be there too! Let me know if you can make it!!!
My Style Icon, Richard Cramer
Debra and Ilona enjoying a laugh!
Elke Kuhn in a design of her own
Christina Viera and Debra Rapoport
Aren't Carol Markel's gloves dreamy?
New Friends!
Christina and Valerie