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READER REQUEST: ASHLEY | EYEGLASSES + A PLAID PONCHO

Friday, November 30, 2012

OLSENS ANONYMOUS ASHLEY OLSEN STYLE FASHION BLOG BROWN TORT EYEGLASSES OPTICAL GLASSES BLACK SCARF PLAID TARTAN SCARF CAPE PONCHO ROUND SILVER BLACK LEATHER WATCH LARGE HERMES BAG GREY GRAY DENIM SKINNY

Get the look...
+ Elizabeth and James Centinela Glasses
+ RACHEL Rachel Roy The Montana Plaid Fringe Poncho
+ MICHAEL Michael Kors Plaid Blanket Coat
+ Marc by Marc Jacobs Ladies Henry Watch
+ ASOS Metal Plate Strap Bag
+ James Jeans Twiggy 5 Pocket Legging Jeans

Bel Kaufman, " I Still Feel Sexy At 101-Years-Old"

Yesterday I had the honor of meeting with celebrated author Bel Kaufman in her New York apartment. At 101-years-old, Bel has more energy and wit than most people half her age. Here is a preview clip of our wonderful interview. Stay tuned for a full written interview and photos next week...

MARY-KATE: TEXTURED CARDIGAN | BLUE CHANEL BAG

Thursday, November 29, 2012

OLSENS ANONYMOUS MK MARY KATE OLSEN STYLE FASHION BLOG HONEYCOMB TEXTURED SWEATER CARDIGAN SWEATER RINGS SUNGLASSES RED LONG HAIR TIGHTS ANKLE BOOTS CHAIN BRACELET BLUE SUEDE CHANEL CHAIN BAG

Get the look...
+ Gucci Oversized Sunglasses
+ Vince Boiled Wool Jacket
+ Vince Hooded Cardigan
+ push BY PUSHMATAaHA Small Monarch Ring
+ Vita Fede Futtoro Ring
+ Marc by Marc Jacobs Lizard Texture Katie Bangle
+ Ted Baker Enamel Flap Front Cross Body Bag
+ Diane von Furstenberg Lytton Patent Clutch
+ Commando Matte Opaque Tights
+ Faith Sara High Back Ankle Boots
+ Miss KG Fetch Ankle Boots

Advanced Style Book Signing and Hat Making Workshop

This weekend Etsy is hosting a huge Holiday Shop full  of amazing treasures and wonderful events. On Saturday, come on down to SoHo (131 Greene Street) for an evening full of crafts and fun. The Advanced Style Ladies and I will be there at 6pm signing copies of my book and then at 7pm we are leading a hat making workshop.

 Debra Rapoport will be leading the workshop--check out her description below:

"Hats are back so let’s make a statement! We’ll be working with non-traditional materials such as vintage sweaters, fabrics, ribbons, cuffs, banana paper, and various recycled cardboard. With personal headgear, we’ll flaunt our flavor and discover a new (h)attitude."

Anyone can come to the signing, but space is limited to 30 people for the 7pm workshop. Make sure and register for the workshop HEREThe ladies and I hope to see you there!

The Etsy Holiday Shop
131Greene Street
Saturday Dec 1
6:00 pm book signing
7:00 pm hat making workshop-sign up here http://etsyholidayadvancedstyle-eorg.eventbrite.com/#

CLOSE UP: ASHLEY | VINTAGE RINGS

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

OLSENS ANONYMOUS ASHLEY OLSEN STYLE FASHION BLOG CLOSE UP VINTAGE BRINGS DIAMOND MARQUISE NAVETTE YELLOW GOLD HAIR HIGH LIGHTS BEAUTY BLUSH BROWS ORANGE BEAD SCARF ROLLED UP SLEEVES BLAZER

Get the look...
+ Love Quotes Knotted Tassel Scarf
+ ASOS Boyfriend Blazer
+ Joolwe 10k Yellow Gold and Marquise-Cut Ring
+ Bing Bang Crystal Shard Ring
+ Meredith Marks Open Navette Ring
+ Made Her Think Pave Angle Faceted Dame Ring
+ Love Rocks Crystal Adjustable Ring
+ Max & Chloe Diamond Two Tone Pave Marquise Ring
+ Elizabeth and James Thorn Ring
+ Fantasy Jewelry Box Victorian Style Matte Gold Marquise Ring

Beauty Secrets From Two Very Stylish 101 Year Old Ladies

Rose
Ruth
People always ask me how the Advanced Style ladies stay so vital and looking gorgeous all the time. Rose and Ruth are two wonderful examples of how we can all  age gracefully, with great joy, and impeccable style. At 101-years-old they both know a thing or two about beauty and fashion. I asked these marvelous ladies to share some of their beauty secrets below:

On Staying Active
"Walking is a must, its better than doctors and medicine." Rose

"You have to keep moving and exercising. I make myself go out everyday, even if its only for a block. The key to staying young is to keep on moving." Ruth

On Skin Moisturizers
"Inexpensive moisturizers are as good as expensive ones, only better. I have been using Oil of Olay for decades. You must moisturize everyday." Rose

"You've got to keep your skin moisturized. I wash my face morning and night. In the morning I use Olay moisturizing creme and at night Arden. That's all I do. Remember to lubricate your skin, by working it in slow. Elizabeth Arden said, " If you want to look this good when you are forty than start at twenty." Start Now!!! Ruth

On Attitude
"Most important is to be happy and enjoy what you have at every moment." Rose

 "Celebrate everyday and don't look at the calendar." Ruth

On Fashion
"Be unique. If everyone is wearing it, then its not for me." Rose

"Dress up everyday and don't wear blue jeans. Invest in quality pieces, they never go out of style." Ruth

ASHLEY: LEATHER FRINGE DRESS | STUDDED HEELS

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

OLSENS ANONYMOUS ASHLEY OLSEN FASHION STYLE BLOG BROWN LEATHER FRINGE TIERED DRESS BLACK MINI SKIRT SILVER KNUCKLE RING STUDDED ANKLE STRAP SANDAL PUMPS HEELS AVIATOR SUNGLASSES

Get the look...
+ Ray-Ban Cockpit Aviator Sunglasses
+ SAN BLAS Multi-Tiered Fringe Dress
+ Parker Fringe Dress
+ Splendid Layers Miniskirt
+ Kenneth Jay Lane Gold Knuckle Ring
+ Alexander Wang Trigone Long Wallet
+ MICHAEL Michael Kors Kymara T-Strap Heels
+ Steve Madden Stonned Studded Heels

READER REQUEST: ASHLEY | BLACK + WHITE

Monday, November 26, 2012

OLSENS ANONYMOUS ASHLEY OLSEN FASHION STYLE BLOG PHOTOSHOOT BLACK TOP WHITE SKIRT SMOKEY EYE HAIR

Get the look...
+ Buxom Amplified Smokey Eye Collection
+ Vince Circle Tee
+ Raoul Bell Mini Skirt

Alice Carey On The Highline

I had the privilege of joining Alice Carey and her wonderful husband Geoffrey on a special tour of   the unfinished section of the High Line Park. We had the great honor of walking on the original freight rails before the third phase of the park's construction began. Although we were in the middle of Manhattan, it felt as if we could have been walking along some abandoned railway in the middle of the desert. If you visit New York, a trip to the High Line is a must. For more information on  this spectacular site CLICK HERE.

ELIZABETH: OUT WITH BOYD HOLBROOK

Sunday, November 25, 2012

OLSENS ANONYMOUS ELIZABETH LIZZIE OLSEN FASHION STYLE BLOG WATCH GREY GRAY SHOULDER SWEATER LONG SLEEVE BROWN FEDORA HAT ROUND SUNGLASSES TROUSERS PANTS SUEDE BROWN TAN WEDGE LACE UP BOOTS THE ROW TOTE BAG BOYFRIEND BOYD HOLBROOK OLD BOY VERY GOOD GIRLS
ph: Just Jared

Get the look...
+ Eugenia Kim Dree Relaxed Bucket Fedora
+ Oliver Peoples Eyewear Alivia Sunglasses
+ Bop Basics Lauren Tee
+ Sekonda Black Leather Watch
+ ASOS Leather Metal Plate Tote
+ Joseph Kong Cropped Wool-Twill Pants
+ KORS Michael Kors Lena Lace Up Booties
+ Joie Eye Of The Tiger Booties

READER REQUEST: MK | AVIATORS, SCARF + BOOTS

Friday, November 23, 2012

OLSENS ANONYMOUS MK MARY KATE OLSEN STYLE FASHION BLOG LOW WAVY BUN KNOW HAIR PRINT OVERSIZED SCARF OVERSIZED TEE TSHIRT DIP HEM WHITE DRESS JERSEY ANKLE MOTO BOOTS STRAPS BUCKLES KNUCKLE RING BRACELETS STUDDED RINGS AVIATOR SUNGLASSES

Get MK's look...
+ Ray-Ban Polarized Aviator Sunglasses
+ Diane von Furstenberg Hanovar Scarf
+ Just Female Gazo Oversize T Shirt
+ T by Alexander Wang Classic Boat Neck Dress with Pocket
+ Kenneth Jay Lane Gold Knuckle Ring
+ Pamela Love Sun Cuff
+ H by hudson Horrigan Wrap Strap Booties
+ ASOS AMERICA Leather Biker Boots
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Hope my American babes had a great Thanksgiving! As for all my readers, thank you for being so amazing + supportive- I really appreciate it! Wishing you all the best for the upcoming holidays ♥

And with the holidays, come the sales! Here are some of my fav places with good deals...

+ SHOPBOP >> Use code BIGEVENT12 for savings - Check out my top picks here.

+ NET-A-PORTER >> 30, 40 + 50% off some amazing pieces - Like these leopard beauties.

+ ASOS >> Use code BLACKFRIDAYBONUS for 20% off - Loving this embellished top.

+ TOPSHOP >> 30% selected pieces - Crushing on these studded heels.

+ J.CREW >> Get 25% your entire order with code: COLOR25 - Adore this jacket!

+ SSENSE >> Designer goodies + free shipping with code FREESHIPWW - Want this bag!

What Ilona's Thankful For


I went over to Ilona's house today to discuss some exciting new projects and see some her amazing new treasures. Ilona's friend Tom gave her this incredible red feather boa and I just couldn't pass up the opportunity to photograph her in it.

Kandee Shoes: Blogger Style-off

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DAY: Coat from Korea, t shirt vintage, hat ebay with vintage broaches, jeans Boohoo.com, rings assorted, clutch and shoes Kandee Shoes

NIGHT: Sequin dress Jones+Jones socks Topshop, check shirt Topshop, clutch and shoes Kandee Shoes

Hey everyone! Well once again sorry about the huge delay in posts. There's a few reasons for this, I had my mammoth trip to Asia and then a short trip to Paris the week after... I also had my 25th Birthday last week, an event that went totally uncelebrated and that's how I like it as I'm now officially old (take out your tiny violins and play for me) My Brother did however get me balloons which made me feel a little less old and I also got a furby, his name is Steven. Because of this I've also had some kind of quarter life crisis where I feel a lot of things in my life will change.... Maybe I'll go all out and get a motorbike and shave my head. Thoughts?

Anyways..... less of the moaning and back to the actual point of this post, whilst I was away, the guys at Kandee Shoes got in contact with an exciting project where a selection of bloggers are given a pair of shoes and bag from their collection. Each blogger is assigned a different colour, I got black which I was pretty happy with as I tend to feel a bit like a barbie when I wear coloured shoes with my bright white hair!

Because the shoes are quite high (and I know that's pretty daunting for some people... not me, the higher the heel, the better as long as my ankles can bare it)  I decided to do two outfits one for the day time and one for night as it bothers me that people think sky high heels aren't appropriate in the day.  I also decided to celebrate my Birthday a little in the style of Liza Minnelli and threw on the shiniest sequin dress I could find for the perfect night time look. Anyways I hope you guys like the outfits and hopefully if I win, you guys will get a nice little treat too! Kandee shoes also have a flash sale on today where all of their amazing bags and shoes are FIFTY percent off..... and because after that news, I'm guessing most people will stop reading and head over to the Kandee website, I shall end my ramblings here.

Lots of Love,

Penny

P.s Im so excited about Christmas that I think my head might fall off.

Happy Thanksgiving From Advanced Style

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Nana Helen and Papa Hal
Grandma Bluma and Grandpa Jacob
 I want to wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving and thank you all for your continued  support, comments and emails. I read and share all of your wonderful responses with the Advanced Style ladies, and they get so much joy knowing that they have inspired others. The photos above are of my wonderful grandparents who showed me that we can grow old with style, vitality, and creative spirit. They inspired me to look at aging in a positive light, just as the ladies and gentleman I photograph every week have done. I am thankful for all of the incredible people I have met over the last four years and am excited to share even more of their stories and style wisdom in the upcoming months.

Have a wonderful holiday weekend!

CLOSE UP: ASHLEY

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

OLSENS ANONYMOUS ASHLEY OLSEN FASHION STYLE BLOG WAVY BEACH HAIR LEATHER JACKET RUCHED SLEEVES BRONZER SHIMMER LIPGLOSS MASCARA EYEBROWS

Get Ashley's look...
+ Rachel Zoe Bobby Leather Bolero Jacket
+ BB Dakota Noe Retro Cropped Jacket
+ Bumble and Bumble Surf Spray
+ Dior Diorshow Mascara
+ LORAC TANtalizer Highlighter & Matte Bronzer Duo
+ NARS Lip Gloss in Orgasm

ps- SHOPBOP is having one of their AMAZE sales + it runs until Monday!
Use the code: BIGEVENT12 at checkout! Check out some of my top picks from their site here.

"Wear Your Party Shoes Today"



 Marjie Du Berchin is a wonderful artist and jewelry designer based in my hometown of San Diego. I met her while presenting my book at The Jewish Book Fair and was excited to hear that she has been following Advanced Style since the beginning.My mom and I  made a date to come over to her house to see her gorgeous gardens and stunning jewelry collection. We had a great visit and my mom came home with some of Marjie's beautiful necklaces. Check out her work below and if you are interested in seeing more of these lovely pieces email Marjie at contact@tokyodreamz.net and see her website www.tokyodreamz.net

RANDOM: MK

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

OLSENS ANONYMOUS MKMARY KATE OLSEN FASHION STYLE BLOG SIDE FISHTAIL BRAID CAPE COAT DRESS LONG SLEEVE WHITE DRESS PROENZA SCHOULER PYTHON PATENT PS1 BAG GIVENCHY SANDALS

Get MK's look...
+ Selected Collared Cape
+ Tibi Long Sleeve Ponte Dress
+ Jocasi Leather Croc Satchel
+ Proenza Schouler PS1 Python Satchel
+ MICHAEL Michael Kors Rock N Roll Sandal
+ TOPSHOP RUBIES Gem High Vamp Sandals

Carmen De Lavallade


This  gorgeous 81-year-old woman caught my eye while walking through SoHo yesterday. She was very kind when I approached her and asked if I could take her photograph. I gave her my card and she told me that her name was Carmen.I instantly realized that she was legendary dancer and performer, Carmen De Lavallade. I was honored to have the chance to meet and photograph such an incredibly talented and accomplished artist.We exchanged information and I hope to meet up with her in the very near future!

MKA: WSJ | OUTTAKES

Monday, November 19, 2012

OLSENS ANONYMOUS BLOG MKA MARY KATE ASHLEY OLSEN PHOTOSHOOT PICTURE WSJ INNOVATORS OF THE YEAR 2012 OUTTAKES PORTRAIT BLACK SHEER PANEL MESSY WAVY HAIR TOP KNOT SILK PANNELED TUX JACKET SMOKEY EYE AMY TROOST
OLSENS ANONYMOUS BLOG MKA MARY KATE ASHLEY OLSEN PHOTOSHOOT PICTURE WSJ INNOVATORS OF THE YEAR 2012 OUTTAKES PORTRAIT BLACK SHEER PANEL MESSY WAVY HAIR TOP KNOT SILK PANNELED TUX JACKET SMOKEY EYE AMY TROOST
ph: Amy Troost / WSJ via tfs

Get MKA's look..
+ ASOS Bomber Jacket With Contrast Panelling
+ Bop Basics Tuxedo Jacket
+ Lulu and Co Studio Sweatshirt with Leatherette Panels
+ 3.1 Phillip Lim Chiffon Panel Jersey Top
+ Unconditional High Collar Jacket with Contrast Panel

Iris Apfel's Guilty Pleasure

Iris Apfel & Ari Seth Cohen - Drug of Choice from The Avant/Garde Diaries on Vimeo.


I had the pleasure of interviewing Iris Apfel for the latest video installment of Avant Garde Diaries. Check out our conversation above to find out Iris' guilty pleasure.

LOOK OF THE DAY: ASHLEY

Friday, November 16, 2012

OLSENS ANONYMOUS ASHLEY OLSEN LONG FUR COAT LONG SLEEVE DRESS CROC FENDI VINTAGE TOTE BALENCIAGA PLATFORM HEELS AVIATORS  GOLD CUFFS SKULL STICKER

Get Ashley's look...
+ Marc Jacobs Aviator Sunglasses
+ Cheap Monday Misumi Jacket
+ Ted Baker Chevron Fur Coat
+ Warehouse Mixed Faux Fur Coat
+ ASOS Longline Fur Coat
+ Norma Kamali Super High Low Dress
+ Alexander Wang Small Liner Tote
+ Marais USA Platform Wedges
+ Giuseppe Zanotti Sculptural Wedge Pumps

Lucille

Lucille always look stunning in her all-black, layered looks and unique accessories.

CLOSE UP: MK

Thursday, November 15, 2012

OLSENS ANONYMOUS MARY KATE MK OLSEN FASHION STYLE BLOG SILK SHIRT DRESS WIDE LEATHER BELT DELICATE BRACELETS STACKED RINGS YELLOW GOLD SNAKE WRAP RING COCKTAIL RING

Get the look...
+ Elizabeth and James Meadowlark Snake Wrapping Ring
+ Gorjana Chloe Bead Bracelet
+ House of Harlow 1960 Bone Wrap Ring
+ Jennifer Zeuner Jewelry Mini Integrated Eye Bracelet
+ Mania Mania Psychic Ring
+ Gorjana Raul for Gorjana Farrah Armor Ring
+ Citrine by the Stones Plie Ring
+ Tucker Classic Long Dress
+ Diane von Furstenberg Anya Belt

Jumping for Joy

 [Gif by Juan Amaya]
I am in Salem with Joyce and Debra to give at talk at PEM. Yesterday we walked around and went to a great vintage shop called Modern Millie. Debra had a blast looking through the racks of taffeta dresses from the 1940s and 50s. With Joyce and my influence, and a bit of coaxing, Debra broke her 10 dollar rule, and came home with three beautiful dresses. Debra was so excited by her wonderful new garments that she came back to the hotel and jumped for joy!!!

READER REQUEST: ASHLEY | BLAZER + DENIM

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

OLSENS ANONYMOUS ASHLEY OLSEN FASHION STYLE BLOG GET THE LOOK OVERSIZED SUNGLASSED SHRUNKEN SCHOOL BLAZER JACKET WHITE TEE TSHIRT SKINNY JEANS DENIM LOUBOUTIN PLATFORM HEELS PUMPS HERMES TOTE BAG

Get Ashley's look...
+ Marc by Marc Jacobs Disc Temple Glam Sunglasses
+ Vince Shrunken Blazer
+ James Perse Cotton-Jersey T-Shirt
+ Tory Burch Daria Top Handle Satchel
+ Madewell Perfect Leather Belt
+ Current/Elliott The Stiletto Jeans
+ ROSEGOLD Lela Wedge Pumps
+ Rag & Bone Cleo Pumps

ASHLEY: BACKSTAGE WITH JUSTIN BIEBER

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

OLSENS ANONYMOUS ASHLEY OLSEN MEETS JUSTIN BIEBER BACKSTAGE CONCERT EYEGLASSES OPTICAL GLASSES THE ROW BLUE NAVY CROC TOTE BAG SMILE big
ph: Elizabeth and James Twitter

Get Ashley's look...
+ Elizabeth and James Spring Round Sunglasses
+ Elizabeth and James Bethune Glasses
+ TOPSHOP Premium Croc Leather Tote Bag