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READER REQUEST: MK | MILKMAID BRAID, DEEP-V TEE + A FISHTAIL MAXI

Thursday, January 31, 2013

OLSENS ANONYMOUS MK MARY KATE OLSEN STYLE FASHION BLOG WEEDS PREMIERE MILKMAID BRAID DEEP V NECK TEE TSHIRT FISHTAIL CROCHET BANDAGE MAKI SKIRT RINGS SNAKE RING BLACK RING SMILE TAN EVENT
ph: Just Jared

Get the look...
+ Religion T-Shirt Deep V Logo
+ Susan Caplan Vintage 80s Cross Pendant Necklace
+ Charles Albert Obsidian Arrowhead Ring
+ ASOS Mixed Opaque Stone Ring Pack
+ Free People Ginger Fishtail Maxi

Guizhou Province

Photo by Joanna Wong
My dear friend Joanna Wong sent me this wonderful picture from her travels in China last month. I rarely ever post photos taken by other people, but I couldn't resist sharing this great shot.

ASHLEY | MARIE CLAIRE 2009

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

OLSENS ANONYMOUS ASHLEY OLSEN STYLE FASHION BLOG CABLE KNIT TURTLENECK SWEATER LACE LINGERIE SHORTS LEGS BARE FOOT SHORT WAVY BOB HAIR SMOKEY EYE BEAUTY ORNATE CHAIR MARIE CLAIRE 2009
ph: Marie Claire

Get the look...
+ Josie Maran Bohemian Waves | Argan Hair Mist | Texture Volume & Moisture
+ Joseph Burgundy Grunge Sweater
+ VPL Panopoly Sweater
+ Mimi Holliday by Damaris Bisou Bisou Frost Stretch-silk Satin Playsuit
+ Eberjey India Lace Shortie

Heading to Florida

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

From The Film Irene William Queen of Lincoln Road
I am  heading to Florida to give a presentation and book signing at Forest Trace Luxury Resort and Adult Community. I can't wait to hit the streets and  find some amazing ladies and gentleman to photograph. Florida holds a special place in my heart because it is the home of one of my favorite style icons, Irene Williams.  The documentary about her life,  Irene Williams: Queen of Lincoln Road, is a must see for any lover of advanced style. Check out the trailer to this wonderful film below and I hope to see you on February 6th.

CLOSE UP: MK | FUR/LEATHER JACKET + LEOPARD CLUTCH

OLSENS ANONYMOUS MK MARY KATE OLSEN FASHION STYLE BLOG CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN BARNEYS PARTY FUR VEST QUILTED TEXTURED LEATHER JACKET BLACK DRESS LEOPARD CLASP CLUTCH BAG NUDE MAUVE LIPSTICK LIPS WAVY WAVES HAIR
ph: Just Jared

Get the look...
+ NARS Lipstick in Pago Pago
+ Veda Stella Fur Jacket with Leather Sleeves
+ Veda Rocket Fur Jacket
+ Enza Costa Open Back Black Maxi Dress
+ Karen Millen Leopard Pony Clutch
+ Jerome Dreyfuss Paf Leopard Haircalf Wallet Clutch

Lazy Sundays

Monday, January 28, 2013

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This is one of those "I'm too tired to dress myself" kind of outfits. Last Saturday I went to see Two Door Cinema Club in Manchester, it was a completely last minute thing and I ended up bumping into lots of old school friends and dancing the night away in various bars across town. As a result of this, I wasn't feeling my freshest on Sunday and these leggings from the guys at Lovelysally were the perfect way of brightening up my day (and mood). I've been a massive fan of these guys for quite some time now and the leggings fit me like an absolute dream!  I dressed them down with a trusty basic T and my sherpa collar jacket which is still an old school Topshop favourite, and of course, my DMs. The nail varnish is from the "Gelly" range at Barry M, it's super shiny and this Greenberry colour is absolutely perfect, I'll share more of these nail varnish delights with you over the next few weeks.
Teddy's been all needy and cuddly this week so I'm going to go give him a snug before I leave for work, enjoy your Tuesday everyone!

Lots of Love Always,

Penny

xo



Glamour is Everything

Jacquie "Tajah" Murdock, 82, dresses up everyday inspired by a lifetime of dance and performance. I asked her about style inspiration and she replied, "It has always been about the dance. The glamour of the costumes. Glmaour is everything."

LOOK OF THE DAY: ASHLEY

Sunday, January 27, 2013

OLSENS ANONYMOUS ASHLEY OLSEN FASHION STYLE BLOG SHEER BASIC TEE TSHIRT BLACK BRA NUDE LIPS WAVY BLONDE HAIR ALAIA STAMPED WIDE BUCKLE BELT SKATER SHORT SKIRT STACKED RINGS BRACELETS BLACK WATCH SUNGLASSES CALVIN KLEIN 2007

Get the look...
+ Alexander McQueen Sunglasses in Matte Black
+ Pencey Standard Boy Crew Tee
+ Only Hearts So Fine Lace Bralette
+ Rachel Zoe Cord Leather Belt
+ Derek Lam Military Hip Belt
+ ASOS Mixed Opaque Stone Ring Pack
+ Kristen Elspeth Layered Arc Bracelet
+ Nixon The Camden Watch
+ Anthropologie Blossomed Paillette Purse
+ Santi Beaded Knit Clutch
+ T by Alexander Wang Neoprene Box Pleat Skirt

RANDOM: MK | GOLD SEQUIN DRESS

Friday, January 25, 2013

OLSENS ANONYMOUS MK MARY KATE OLSEN FASHION STYLE BLOG LONG RED HAIR STRAPLESS GOLD SEQUIN LAYERED BANDEAU DRESS WRAP SNAKE BRACELET SNAKE PYTHON SILVER GUNMETAL RING RED STNE GEM RING MASCARA BEAUTY LINED EYES SMIRK SMILE

Get the look...
+ TFNC Sequin Dress Structured Bandeau Full Layered Dress
+ TFNC Sequin Dress with Peplums
+ Ottoman Hands Circular Ring
+ Pamela Love Snake Ring with Diamonds & Emeralds
+ Aurélie Bidermann Snake Mamba Bracelet
+ AZ Collection Gold Plated Winding Snake Stretch Bracelet

That's Hatitude

I love how this wonderful hat transforms an otherwise casual look into an artful statement.

What is Style?

Thursday, January 24, 2013

"Style is a response to the terror of invisibility and isolation -- a wish for inclusion." - Lisa Cohen, Three Lives

 In the process of working on the upcoming documentary Advanced Style, I have been thinking a lot about what motivates people to dress up. I was struck by the quote above while reading Lisa Cohen's book on the lives of three extraordinary women. For me, dressing up was always encouraged by my parents and grandparents. They saw it as an act of meaning and importance. My grandfather always said, "The way you dress is how the world sees you."

When I am walking around the city and looking for people to photograph, my eye is drawn to many different things. Sometimes it's a wonderful jacket, an exquisite hat, a knowing face, or a confident stance. What is most important to me is that the photos tell a story -- that they express a sense of vitality and spirit. I am not a style expert, nor am I a fashion critic. I only seek to present a positive and inspired look at aging and style and show that many wonderful things exist beyond middle age.

Style means something different to each person who gets up in the morning and decides how they are going to look. While some may consider it a means of celebrating the self, a fight against invisibility, or an act of creative expression, others may simply get dressed without putting much thought into it. Motivation aside, for the people I photograph, style is a reflection and example of the care, passion, and energy that they invest and express in their daily lives.

READER REQUEST: ASHLEY | OVERSIZED WOVEN LEATHER BAG

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

OLSENS ANONYMOUS ASHLEY OLSEN STYLE FASHION BLOG ROUND TORT SUNGLASSES GREY GRAY KNOT SWEATER BLACK LEGGINGS JEROME DREYFUSS LEATHER BRAIDED WOVEN OVERSIZED SHOULDER BAG AIRPORT LOOK SHORT WAVY HAIR BOB

Get the look...
+ Karen Walker Number Six Sunglasses
+ Enza Costa Grey Melange Cashmere Thermal
+ Maison Scotch Sequin Biker Sweater
+ Bottega Veneta Hobo Bag in Black
+ ASOS Oversized Pocket Belted Coat
+ Topshop Ankle Leggings

Unzipped
























Lois Kinley proves that style is all in the details. I photographed Lois in front of her home in this wonderful textural coat. After we finished, Lois unzipped her jacket to reveal another gorgeous look.

MKA

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

OLSENS ANONYMOUS MKA MK MARY KATE ASHLEY OLSEN FASHION STYLE BLOG NEIMAN MARCUS DALLAS 2011 ELIZABETH AND JAMES SALMA FUR JACKETS PATCHWORK FUR JACKETS COATS MIDI SKIRT PRADA PLATFORM BALENCIAGA MOTO SANDAL HEEL
ph: MKAO Tumblr

Get the look...
+ Elizabeth and James Kerri Fur Coat
+ Yves Salomon Knitted Fox Jacket
+ Whistles Natalia Faux Fur Coat
+ ASOS Stripe Collarless Fur Jacket
+ Vince Fur Trim Cardigan
+ Whistles Slammer Sandals
+ Tibi Carine Ankle Strap Sandals
+ Alexander Wang Johanna Ankle Cuff Sandals

Vintage Glamour

I spend a lot of my time looking at vintage fashion photography, old movies and advertisements. I have appreciated vintage glamor ever since the first day my grandmother showed me pictures from her old scrapbooks. My eyes were always drawn to the wonderful hats and gloves worn by all the seemingly elegant individuals. The other day 80-year-old Joyce Carpati brought out some of the hats that she has kept for over 50 years. Joyce has been wearing her hair in a braid for a number of years, so it was fun to see her try on these wonderful hats and create an entirely new look. While taking photos of Joyce, I remembered a quote from my dear friend Mimi Weddell, "The only romantic thing left in life is a hat." What do you think of Joyce's hat makeover?

so it was wonderful to see her

CLOSE UP: ASHLEY | WHITE JACKET

Monday, January 21, 2013

OLSENS ANONYMOUS ASHLEY OLSEN STYLE FASHION BLOG WAVY BLONDE HAIR WHITE TUX JACKET BLACK TEE TSHIRT CHUNKY GOLD BOYFRIEND WATCH LEATHER PANTS SNAKE PYTHON CLUTCH BAG SMOKEY EYE GLOSSY LIPS

Get the look...
+ Faith Connexion Satin Crepe Jacket
+ Helmut Lang HELMUT Kinetic Jersey Scoop Neck Tee
+ Michael Kors Layton Chronograph Watch
+ Diane von Furstenberg Lytton Patchwork Snake Clutch
+ J Brand Stretch-Leather Skinny Pants

Black and White

Sunday, January 20, 2013

This weekend, Lina and I met up with the always stunning Tziporah Salamon to film some beauty shots for the Advanced Style Documentary. Tziporah will be performing her one-woman show at the Dahesh Museum of Art on February 10th. For more information on her performance CLICK HERE.

READER REQUEST: ASHLEY | FUR COAT + MOCCASIN BOOTS

OLSENS ANONYMOUS ASHLEY OLSEN FASHION STYLE BLOG TORT SUNGLASSES YELLOW BAND SUNGLASSES FUR COAT BLACK TEE TSHIRT LEGGINGS VINTAGE FENDI CROC TOTE BAG ANKLE LACEUP MOCCASIN BOOTS

Get the look...
+ Be Good Yellow Sunglasses
+ ASOS Vintage Swing Fur Coat
+ ASOS Vintage Fur Coat
+ Alexander Wang Pelican Satchel
+ Rochas Zip Bag
+ David Lerner Basic Leggings
+ Minnetonka Tramper Moccasin Ankle Boot

Kimo-snow

 photo fashionfademeemee6_zps64dc1d7c.jpg  photo fashionfademeemee10_zps9edd994a.jpg  photo fashionfademeemee4_zpsa982160d.jpg  photo fashionfademeemee2_zpse7830aa1.jpg  photo fashionfademeemee5_zps59605ff8.jpg  photo fashionfademeemee_zpse1ab6d22.jpg  photo fashionfademeemee3_zps7b2ea380.jpg  photo fashionfademeemee7_zps4757db79.jpg  photo fashionfademeemee8_zps7b7347e2.jpg  photo fashionfademeemee11_zps650f2dcc.jpg  photo fashionfademeemee9_zps78f6f0a4.jpg (Kimono c/o Meemee MinkPink, jersey top H&M mens, leggings topshop, boots ebay, silver thunderstruck cuff  c/o Spell & the Gypsy collective, bag from Morocco, hat H&M)

This week has been insane. I went to Berlin with work and came home to snow and wedding dress shopping with one of my best friends. It's all been very mental but in the best way.
Because of all the craziness, I decided to post a pretty "thrown together" outfit for you guys. The kimono is Minkpink from Meemee and I wanted to show you how this Summer staple can still be worn in the coldest of cold conditions (mainly because I tend to dress completely inappropriately for whatever weather is thrown at me)

I layered the kimono over my seriously old Topshop leather jacket, mens grey jersey sweat and teamed it with thick leggings and studded ankle boots. We didn't get as much snow up North in Manchester as you guys down South, but I've loved every second as I'm an absolute child when it comes to snow (its probably in my top ten favourite things)

Anyway, I will let you guys enjoy the little bit of the weekend that's left and as promised, Ive left another song for you guys to listen to. This time by a Canadian band called Austra that I seriously cant get enough of at the moment. Let me know what you think....


love as always,


Penny xo
 

LOOK OF THE DAY: MK | BURBERRY TRENCH + BALENCIAGA BOOTS

Friday, January 18, 2013

OLSENS ANONYMOUS MK MARY KATE OLSEN STYLE FASHION BLOG SATEEN BURBERRY PRORSUM TRENCH COAT GREY GRAY TEE TSHIRT SKINNY DARK WASH JEANS DENIM BALENCIAGA HARNESS WEDGE PLATFORM BOOTS BROWN SUEDE BAG RED NAILS RINGS

Get the look...
+ Burberry Prorsum Cotton-Sateen Trench Coat
+ Splendid Cotton Jersey Top
+ Marc by Marc Jacobs Too Hot To Handle Satchel
+ Current/Elliott The Rolled Skinny Jean
+ Sam Edelman Zoe Boot

Maureen

I met Maureen last year during my exhibition in Geneva. She happened to be shopping for a hat in the neighborhood near the gallery and noticed me crossing the street. Maureen and I looked at one another as if we knew each other and suddenly she announced my name.  I didn't know anyone in Switzerland so I was surprised that she knew who I was. It turns out that she had been following the blog for some time and read I would be coming to Geneva. It was a great coincidence that we met on the street like we did and I was happy to make a new friend. Maureen is in New York for a few months visiting her family. It was great to catch up  with her over lunch and a trip to Off Broadway Boutique.

MKA | VOGUE 2006

Thursday, January 17, 2013

OLSENS ANONYMOUS MKA MARY KATE MK ASHLEY OLSEN VOGUE 2006 COLLAGE KARL LAGERFELD QUOTE CANDID EVENTS LITTLE BEFORE AFTER KIDS GOWNS HATS DRESS LEGGINGS BOOTS QUOTES STORY
ph: Vogue

CLOSE UP: ASHLEY | CASUAL IN NYC

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

OLSENS ANONYMOUS ASHLEY OLSEN OVERSIZED SUNGLASSES PIN STRIPE BUTTON DOWN SHIRT SKINNY BLACK PANTS BLUE NAVY SWEATER RINGS BRACELET BLUE LEATHER TEXTURED BAG NYC CASUAL

Get the look...
+ Yves Saint Laurent Oversized Rounded Square Sunglasses
+ Marc Jacobs Charcoal Chunky Knit Sweater
+ Marc by Marc Jacobs Mariko Button Blouse
+ Maison Martin Margiela Ring in Rhodium & Gold
+ 3.1 Phillip Lim Pashli Messenger Bag
+ Rag & Bone/JEAN High Rise Skinny Jeans

Out West

Debra and I visited Frank Lloyd Wright's winter home, Taliesen West, on our trip to Phoenix. If you happen to be in the area, a side trip this magnificent residence is well worth it. Debra can especially related to how Wright and his team of architects used local desert rock in the construction of the various buildings. Her own outfit is a combination of things she has either made from recycled or household items or things that have been "upcycled" and gifted to her. Debra's statement necklace is  made up of a collection of bobbins and she crafted her wonderful hat from Viva paper towels.

READER REQUEST: MK | FLARED DENIM

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

OLSENS ANONYMOUS MK MARY KATE FASHION STYLE BLOG PANAMA WHITE HAT VINTAGE BAND TEE TSHIRT CHANEL RED CHAIN BAG RINGS SNAKE RING SKINNY SCARF SUNGLASSES BANGLES WIDE LEG FLARE BELL BOTTOM JEANS DENIM

Get the look...
+ Topshop Cream Spot Band Trilby Hat
+ Samudra Moorea Shark T-Shirt
+ Free People Vintage Printed Skinny Silk Scarf
+ Aurélie Bidermann Aurelie Bidermann Mamba Snake Ring
+ Dara Ettinger Abby Ring
+ Made Her Think Spike Rhinestone Ring
+ AUDEN Sierra Cuff
+ Rebecca Minkoff Mini MAC Bag
+ 7 For All Mankind Colorblock Flare

Forever Cool

Linda is one of those women who has been cool forever. She has great taste, an incredible eye for design and always looks effortlessly chic in whatever she puts on.