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Barbara Berger

Friday, June 28, 2013

Jewelry Collector, Barbara Berger is in New York for  the opening of her show at The Museum of Arts and Design. If you like the necklace she is wearing above, this is only a hint of the sparkle and dazzle you'll see on display at MAD through January 2014.

A Summer Look

Thursday, June 27, 2013

This woman looked absolutely delightful for a day of shopping in the West Village. It was one of the hottest days of the year and she still managed to keep her cool!

Midsummer Night Swing At Lincoln Center

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Tonight I attended the opening of the Midsummer Night Swing concert series at Lincoln Center. Wynton Marsalis and the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra performed wonderful jazz standards while an enthusiastic crowd danced the night away. I was delighted to see one of my favorite ladies, Lana Turner, looking as gorgeous as ever in a vintage dress and amazing swan sunglasses. I can't wait to post more photos from this incredible evening soon...

Bejeweled at The Museum Of Arts and Design

Yesterday I attended the opening of Fashion Jewelry: The Collection of Barbara Berger at The Museum of Arts and Design. There were so many incredibly dressed attendees including one of Barbara's dearest friends above.  If you are in New York between now and next January, this show of over 450 pieces from Barbara's extraordinary collection is a must see!!! For more information on the show CLICK HERE.

A Visit to Provincetown

Monday, June 24, 2013

Ilona Monitoring at Sketch Class in Provincetown
For the last 50 years Ilona has been spending her summers in Provincetown, Mass. She fills her days with swimming and painting and drawing in her bay side studio. Visiting Ilona on the Cape is always one of the highlights of my summer. Check out the video of Ilona singing Happy Birthday to our dear friend Kristopher below. (Sorry for the sound, but it was a very windy day!)

An Advanced Style Luncheon at Epistrophy

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Floral pant by Alice and Olivia
I invited a few of my friends out for lunch at Epistrophy Cafe yesterday and a grand time was had by all. After lunch, I asked if Joyce would sing a little song on our way back to the bus stop. Check out the video below and for more photos from our lovely lunch check out Carol's blog HERE.

Advanced Style x Vogue Australia

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Photography: Ari Seth Cohen, Fashion Editor: Valentina Ilardi Martin, Make Up: Joanna Lily Wong, Hair: Cecelia Romero

       


I'm excited to finally share the story I shot for  the July issue of Vogue Australia with everyone. It's incredible to see some of my favorite ladies gracing the pages of Vogue and looking spectacular. Kudos to Vogue Australia for recognizing the beauty and grace of older women.

"You Gotta Keep Trucking"

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

I was on my way to an appointment on the Upper West Side yesterday, when I decided to drop in to say hello to Lynn Dell at Off Broadway. You'd never be able to guess that she broke her foot a couple of days ago, as she looked gorgeous as ever in an orange turban and brand new embellished cotton tunic.

Linda Rodin and Winky During a Break From Our Vogue Australia Shoot

Monday, June 17, 2013

A few months ago, I shot a story for the July 2013 issue of Vogue Australia featuring some of my favorite ladies in their NYC apartments.  Linda Rodin and her marvelous poodle Winky both modeled for the spread(out today). I can't wait to get my hands on a copy and share all the photos with everyone.For now, check out Linda and Winky taking a  break from shooting in the photo above.

Beatrix Ost's Magical World

Jacket by Gaultier
Each time I get  together with Beatrix Ost, I enter into a world full of art, color, and magic. Check out the video below to hear more from this incredible 73-year-old woman.

Hola chicas!

Saturday, June 15, 2013

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 (T shirt c/o pop couture, shell necklace Ebay, tribal necklace c/o Pop couture, jeans from Korea, shoes c/o linzi shoes, backpack from Morocco)

OK so here's what happened.... I went to China, my camera broke, my SD card got wiped and then I got ill (get out your tiny violins people, this is one serious sob story) but basically that's why I've been MIA for just over a month. But Ive got loads to show and tell you guys and my camera is now fully functional.

This is just a quick outfit post to show you guys a few things I've been wearing at the moment in these bizarre sunny/not sunny/bit cold/slightly raining weather conditions that Manchester seems to be experiencing . The shoes from Linzi shoes are pretty much the sexiest thing ever. They're an amazing version of the ZARA sandals that every lady and her dog is rocking but come in a rainbow of colours and have a cheaper prize tag. I went for red to brighten up my predominantly black wardrobe of doom. Check the badass collection HERE.

In other news, Im totally late on these varsity tees but I fell in love with this oatmeal coloured version from Pop Couture and love wearing it with piled on necklaces... and a fluffy hat, DUH. The shell necklace was an Ebay find and the second is also from Pop couture. Get yours HERE.

Well that's all my little fingers have time to type today, I'll probably blog loads over the next week just to make up for lost time!


You know the deal, keep it real.

Lots of love

Penny xo

A Tea Party At Debra's

Friday, June 14, 2013

Wherever Debra Rapoport goes she seems to pick up a new friend. A few weeks ago she invited everyone over for a wonderful tea party, where we all had the chance to meet and celebrate the beginning of Summer together.

Matching Glasses, Matching Lipstick

Thursday, June 13, 2013

I am a sucker for any pair of color tinted eyeglasses  and I especially love how this woman matches her lipstick to her orange frames.

A Warm Smile

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

I spotted this woman while walking down Madison Avenue. When I asked her for her photo she was a bit surprised, but she warmed up to the idea when I told her a bit about my blog. 

A Windy Day in Amsterdam

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

I spotted this lady on a very windy in Amsterdam. She was a great sport, standing for a quick photo, as the wind blew her hair in every direction.

A Visit to Orchard Cove

Monday, June 10, 2013

A few weeks ago I had the pleasure of visiting Orchard Grove, one of Hebrew Senior Life's retirement communities outside of Boston. I am always interested in visiting senior communities and was very impressed by the philosophy and services offered by Hebrew Senior Life. Their attitude towards aging was totally in line with Advanced Style with their staff encouraging residents to build a community, be active, and continue to set goals for the future. Check out the positive affect this kind of care has had on residents Lettie and Sylvia in the video  below.

Linda Rodin in Vintage Pauline Trigere

Friday, June 7, 2013

 Linda Rodin is one of the most stunning and inventive dressers I know. She picked up this great vintage skirt at a local flea market and paired it with a sheer, rhinestone, Pauline Trigere blouse.The blouse, originally part of a full dress design, was cut and discarded when she found it. With a little imagination and a great eye for details, Linda turned the remaining  fabric into a striking  top.

Wear Your Hat With Hatitude

Thursday, June 6, 2013



One of the great things about getting older, is you can pull off almost any look if you carry your self with confidence. A little hatitude goes a long way.

"Why Don't You Pair a Vintage Hawaiian Shirt with Stunning Costume Jewelry?"

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Alice Carey has mastered the art of taking ordinary menswear pieces and dressing them up with striking vintage accessories. I love how she pairs this great Hawaiian shirt with an extraordinary pin and pair of earrings. In the spirit of Diana Vreeland I say, "Why don't you pair a vintage Hawaiian shirt with stunning costume jewelry?"

Darling Darlene

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

I met Darlene a while back and finally got the chance to take her photograph. She was visiting from Chicago and had just come back from checking out the Punk Show at The Met. I'll post some more photos of Darlene at our special tea party at Debra's very soon...

Jackie at The Breakers Palm Beach

Monday, June 3, 2013


I headed to Florida for the weekend with my dear friends Jackie and Michaela. Check out this gorgeous mother/daughter duo at The Breakers in Palm Beach.