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Happy New Year: Best of 2012

Monday, December 31, 2012





Here are some of my favorite shots from 2012. It's been such an incredible year and I can't wait to share what's happening with Advanced Style in the upcoming months. Thanks for all of your amazing comments, emails, and support. Let's all continue to dress up and heed the advice of our 101-year-old friend Ruth Kobin:"Celebrate everyday and don't look a the calendar." Have a happy and healthy new year.
All My Love,
Ari Seth Cohen




You're such a pretty face, but you turned into a pretty big waste of my time.

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Ok, this is just a quick one as it's New Years Eve and I'm just about to drive to Leeds to spend New Year at a black tie party with some of my bestest friends (keeping it classy.) I won't get too mushy, but I'd just like to thank all of my followers both on GFC and on Twitter/ BlogLovin for the support you've given me over the last year. Its been an mixed year and blogging has got me through a lot, so thank you for always coming back even though I'm ridiculously rubbish at posting as frequently as I should (sorry again about that)

I hope you all have the best New Year and I hope that 2013 brings you everything you dream of and more. I'm hoping that 2013 will bring me the ability to post more frequently and hopefully consist of a lot less drama. Here's hoping!

Thank you again and lots of love for the last time in 2012

Penny 

xo

P.s you can catch me in this week's issue of More! Magazine on a little party outfit feature so check it out if you fancy it :)

READER REQUEST: MARY-KATE | LONG CARDIGAN + ANKLE BOOTS

Saturday, December 29, 2012

OLSENS ANONYMOUS MKMARY KATE OLSEN FASHION STYLE BLOG LONG SWEATER CARDIGAN COAT GINGHAM PLAID SUBTLE PRINT DRESS BROWN ANKLE BOOTS BOOTIES RINGS JEWELRY NAILS HOBO BAG OVERSIZED SUNGLASSES LONG AUBURN HAIR

Get the look...
+ DITA Supa Dupa Sunglasses
+ ASOS Premium Long Fluffy Coatigan
+ Joie Yoko Draped Cardigan
+ Esprit Woven Check Nightshirt
+ Kenneth Jay Lane Flawed Topaz Cocktail Ring
+ House of Harlow 1960 Sunburst Cocktail Ring
+ Rebecca Minkoff Luscious Hobo
+ KORS Michael Kors Wayland Booties
+ Madewell Leather Zipcode Booties

BEAUTY CLOSE UP: ASHLEY

Friday, December 28, 2012

OLSENS ANONYMOUS ASHLEY OLSEN FASHION STYLE BLOG BEAUTY CLOSE UP WAVY BEACHY WAVES HAIR THICK EYEBROWS GROOMED THICK MASCARA MATTE LIPS LIPSTICK NATURAL SKIN COMPLEXION NYLON MAGAZINE
ph: Nylon

Get the look...
+ Charlotte Ronson A Perfect Mess Beach Hair
+ Anastasia Brow Prep
+ Dior Diorshow Black Out Mascara Kohl Black
+ NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil Dolce Vita

"Hurry Up We Are Heading To A Party My Dear"

I passed by this lovely couple walking downtown. I stopped them right at the crosswalk and asked if I could take their photo. The man said, " Of Course", while his date annonced. " Hurry up we are heading to a party my dear."

" I Felt Young Again "

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Photos by Danny Roche
I hope everyone had a great holiday so far. I just got a wonderful email from Danny Roche after he gave his grandmother the Advanced Style book  for Christmas. Read the story below to see how she reacted.

This christmas I gave my grandmother “Advanced Style”  Two hours later she comes back all dressed up in a big fur hat, pearls, diamonds a fur coat and a red scarf/turban. I took pictures of this rare occasion. I had a talk with her and asked her why she doesn't dress up anymore and this is what she had to say:

“ I grew up in the shadow of manhattan in a town called Jersey City. Looking across the hudson I often said to myself as a child one day I'm gonna go over there to enjoy the beautiful sites to see. The most popular past time growing up as a child in the depression was the going to the movies. I was always fascinated by all these beautiful actresses in these gorgeous clothes which made me become fashion conscious as I aged. I believe it influenced me in wanting to become a hairdresser to make people look glamorous  When I became older (late 40's) I stopped dressing up because I moved into the suburbs of New Jersey where it wasn't as fashionable. When I put on the old clothes again the other day I felt young again! I really miss dressing up.”  -Adeline Roche


CLOSE UP: MARY-KATE | EMBELLISHED SHOULDERS

OLSENS ANONYMOUS MK MARY KATE OLSEN FASHION STYLE BLOG BALMAIN EMBELLISHED SHOULDER DRESS RINGS BRACELETS STACKED JEWELRY MESSY ROMANTIC LOW BUN SMILE LAUGHING INDEPENDENT SPIRIT AWARDS 2009
ph: Just Jared

Get the look...
+ Twelfth St. by Cynthia Vincent Drop Back Shift Dress
+ Motel Gina Embroidered Dress in Velvet
+ Gemma Redux Mixed Metal Bracelet
+ Dara Ettinger Beth Ring
+ Vita Fede Titan Crystal Ring
+ Iosselliani Set of 5 Stacking Rings
+ Kelly Wearstler Perforated Ring
+ Marc by Marc Jacobs Turnlock Small Katie Bracelet
+ Pamela Love Mini Pentagram Cuff

"You Made My Day"

This stunning lady was walking across Madison Ave when I noticed her wonderful coat, gloves, lovely red lipstick. I asked if I could take her photo and she kindly replied in French that she didn't speak English. My friend Fanny, a native French speaker, was with me and I asked if she would tell the woman that I thought she looked very beautiful and that I would like to take her photograph. Fanny asked and she replied that she had just received some very sad news and that my compliment had brightened her spirits and made her day. She posed for me on the corner of 65th and Madison, still a bit sad with a tinge of hope. Before she went on her way she gave Fanny and me a big hug and kiss on the cheek and told us that her day would be better now that she ran into us. It is she who truly made my day!

Happy Holidays

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

I want to wish everyone a very happy and health holiday season. I am spending some time with my family in San Diego and finishing up some end of the year projects. This has been an incredible year and I want to  thank you all for your support and encouragement. We have a lot to look forward to in 2013 with the Advanced Style Documentary being entered into festivals and some other great new projects. Let's continue to dress up, celebrate, and show the world that style and creativity only get better with age.

CLOSE UP: ASHLEY | RED LIPS + OVERSIZED BLAZER

Sunday, December 23, 2012

OLSENS ANONYMOUS BLOG ASHLEY OLSEN FASHION STYLE BLOG OVERSIZED BOYFRIEND BLAZER BRIGHT RED LIPS LIPSTICK BURN OUT WHITE TEE TSHIRT GOLD BOYFRIEND WATCH BARE NAILS SKINNY PANTS WAVY BLONDE HAIR BROW EYEBROWS

Get the look...
+ NARS Lipstick in Jungle Red
+ Oasis Long Line Blazer
+ T by Alexander Wang Classic Jersey T-Shirt
+ Nixon The Camden Chrono Watch
+ Theory Dantey Mandatory Pants

MKA: THE ROW X DAMIEN HIRST PRESENTATION

Friday, December 21, 2012

OLSENS ANONYMOUS MKA MARY KATE ASHLEY OLSEN THE ROW DAMIEN HIRST PRESENTATION LA HOLLYWOOD LOS ANGELES PARTY JUST ONE EYE NILE CROC BACKPACKS HAND PAINTED LEATHER SATIN JACKET WHITE DRESS SKIRT LONG BLACK COAT SEQUIN BEADING LONG BLONDE HAIR
ph: WWD

Get MK's look...
+ Milly Louise Long Shimmery Coat
+ Giambattista Valli Sequin-Embellished Wool Coat
+ Emanuel Ungaro Sequined Tweed Coat

Get Ashley's look...
+ Parker Combo Boyfriend Jacket
+ Jenni Kayne Slit Skirt
+ Black Halo Gypsy Rose Sheath Dress

The Advanced Style Coloring Book On Sale Now


Yippee!!! The Advanced Style Coloring Book is now available for preorder HERE. My pal Ilan hand drew each wonderful page based on my photos of the Advanced Style ladies.Check out more details and photos of the coloring book below:
The coloring book features 20 original drawings proving that fashion isn't just for the young, and now neither are coloring books! Fun for ages 1 to 100.

This is a self published endeavor and thus will be a limited run. Books will be hand numbered out of 150.

Book dimensions are 8.5" x 11" and is staple bound.

SHIPPING INFO:
Due to the holidays items will ship after December 25th and will most likely arrive the first week of 2013.  Place your orders here- http://www.etsy.com/listing/118575884/advanced-style-the-coloring-book

Thanks to everyone who purchased the coloring book. They are now all sold out, but keep reading for updates as we are working on an exciting to endeavor with the coloring book very soon...

Out Shopping

Thursday, December 20, 2012

I saw this woman on the Upper West Side coming out of the grocery store. I love how she dresses up her outfit with a wonderful pair of animal print gloves. I just got to San Diego for some much needed rest and relaxation with my family. Hope everyone has a wonderful holiday weekend!

READER REQUEST: MARY-KATE

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

OLSENS ANONYMOUS MK MARY MATE OLSEN FASHION STYLE BLOG PLAID SHIRT OVERSIZED BARQUE PRINT SCARF ROUND LENNON SUNGLASSES DROP EARRINGS RINGS SKINNY BLACK TORN DENIM BALENCIAGA HARNESS BOOTS PATENT BURGUNDY BALENCIAGA BRAID SATCHEL BAG MESSY KNOT HAIR

Get the look...
+ Orelia Deco Diamante Earrings
+ Ray-Ban Craft Round Sunglasses
+ Elizabeth and James Melrose Sunglasses
+ TOPSHOP Falcon Baroque Skull Scarf
+ Free People Fly Away Button Down Top
+ Gabriela Artigas Signet Ring
+ Alexis Bittar Siyabona Labradorite Ring
+ Avant Garde Paris Domi Ring
+ Venessa Arizaga El Dorado Bracelet
+ Balenciaga Classic Velo bag
+ Rachel Zoe Zoe Tote Deux
+ Rag & Bone/JEAN The Skinny Jeans
+ Sam Edelman Zoe Boots

ps- Don't forget, I've lowered the prices on everything in my Copious store- sale ends today!

A Painter's Life

Ilona Royce Smithkin Teaching Painting Classes in Provincetown(Still From The Advanced Style Documentary)
Lina just sent me this great still, from the Advanced Style Documentary, of Ilona teaching painting class at the Provincetown Art Museum. I can't wait until we can finally show everyone the full length documentary and share more of these wonderful ladies' stories with the world. Ilona is a wonderful painter and teacher whose work and living spaces are just as colorful  as the wonderful outfits she puts together everyday.

CLOSE UP: ASHLEY | ORANGE DRESS

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

OLSENS ANONYMOUS ASHLEY OLSEN STYLE FASHION BLOG BEADED ORANGE GOWN DRESS EVENT SHORT HAIR BOB WAVY WAVES DIAMOND SOLITAIRE RING CHAIN TENNIS BRACELET CLOSE UP GET THE LOOK

Get the look...
+ Aqua Loren One Shoulder Backless Maxi Dress
+ Josh Goot Open Back Tee Dress
+ Aqua Del Ray Maxi Dress with Open Zip Back
+ Aqua Brill Asymmetric Cape Side Maxi Dress
+ Aqua Maple Maxi Kimono Dress
+ Made Her Think Pave Angle Faceted Dame Ring
+ A.L.C. Screw Top Tennis Bracelet

The Queen Of Accessories

This gorgeous woman always has the most dazzling and colorful array of accessories. I am constantly delighted by her wonderful combinations of patterns and textures and hope to one day be able to hear more about her style inspiration.

61 Years Of Happiness

Monday, December 17, 2012


Our resident Countess of Glamour, Lynn Dell Cohen and her wonderful husband Sandy have been happily married for 61 years! Sandy just celebrated his 87th birthday with his stunning wife by his side. I hope to look and feel as good as this gorgeous couple when I'm their age.

MKA | LAX AIRPORT

OLSENS ANONYMOUS MK MARY KATE OLSEN FASHION STYLE BLOG LAX AIRPORT LOOK TORT SUNGLASSES PLAID TARTAN CHECKERED JACKET LIP RING BLACK SCARF HOLIDAY TRAVEL
OLSENS ANONYMOUS ASHLEY OLSEN FASHION STYLE BLOG LAX AIRPORT LOOK TORT SUNGLASSES BASIC BLACK TOP SEQUIN SWEATER JACKET SKINNY CROPPED BLACK DENIM THE ROW NAVY BLUE CROC TOTE BAG HOLIDAY TRAVEL
ph: Just Jared

Get MK's look...
+ Oliver Peoples Eyewear Reigh Polarized Sunglasses
+ Boy. by Band of Outsiders Boy Cropped Box Shirt in Dark Green
+ Rag & Bone/JEAN The Trail Shirt
+ Chan Luu Fine-Knit Silk and Cashmere-Blend Scarf
+ Alison Lou Lip Band Ring

Get Ashley's look...
+ Ray-Ban Rubberized Clubmaster Sunglasses
+ Pencey Draped Knit Cardigan
+ Splendid Sherpa Jacket
+ A.L.C. Sydney Top in Black
+ Laura Lee Small Engraved Rabbit Signet Ring
+ Brahmin 'Anywhere' Weekend Bag
+ J Brand Midori Skinny Jeans

ASHLEY: OUT IN NYC

Sunday, December 16, 2012

OLSENS ANONYMOUS ASHLEY OLSEN FASHION STYLE BLOG CLUBMASTER TORT WAYFARER SUNGLASSES BASIC BLACK TOP SEQUIN SWEATER JACKET SKINNY CROPPED BLACK DENIM CELINE SLIP ON SNEAKERS THE ROW NAVY BLUE CROC TOTE BAG PINKY RING
ph: DailyMail UK

Get the look...
+ Ray-Ban Rubberized Clubmaster Sunglasses
+ Pencey Draped Knit Cardigan
+ Splendid Sherpa Jacket
+ A.L.C. Sydney Top in Black
+ Laura Lee Small Engraved Rabbit Signet Ring
+ Brahmin 'Anywhere' Weekend Bag
+ J Brand Midori Skinny Jeans
+ Vans Classic Slip-On in Black Canvas

A setback is a setup for a comeback

Saturday, December 15, 2012

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OK, so I know that at the moment my blog mainly consists of me apologising for the lack/lateness of posts. But I'm sorry again. My life went a bit mental for a few weeks and I was actually considering quitting the blogging game all together..... so I gave myself a good talking to, ate some cake and got my shit together and here I am ready to blog another day. I promise that this will all be back to normal over Christmas as I'll have more time and I already have some lovely stuff to show you guys :)

Anyways.... back to what I'm actually here to ramble on about. First of all I'd like to say thanks to Educateelevate for my lovely parcel of winter warmers, this hat hasn't been off my head and I actually have a few other outfits shot with it to give you some styling ideas. A good beanie is defo my winter must-have,  streetwear and workwear brands work really well with casual high street pieces and it reminds me of all the amazingly well dressed girls I perv on when I'm in Tokyo. I wore it back wards on this outfit just to give a bit of detail to my be-hind! The sequin tiger jumper from Fashion Union is the perfect alternative to a jazzy Christmas jumper (plus I cant afford a Kenzo sweatshirt right now) and the boots are my absolute favourites for winter. Get yours HERE  these platform chelsea boots from Meemee are SO comfy and literally go with everything which makes them an easy option to throw on when you're panicking over the party season, PLUS theyre a bargain £37!

The jeans from Benetton are from the Pin-up collection and are pretty special as they shape and tone you in all the right places, a post on the magic of these bad boys is coming soon.... when I actually get time to sit down and give you guys some attention!

Lots of love

Penny

xo

P.S Did I mention IT'S NEARLY CHRISTMAS?