Wednesday, October 30, 2013
Tuesday, October 29, 2013
Life is about living and there are special people who show us the way. One of them is Magda Llohis de Gutierrez. I am a 37 year-old woman and there is not a moment that I spend not learning how she lives life. In Magda’s presence I can only feel an eternal summer. Full of color, passion, wisdom, and warmth. I cannot remember a single day where I have not seen her in her own amazing style. Many passersby stopped to admire during Ari's photo session with her, from Lenny Kravitz to a group of five year-olds, who said, “I like her! She looks like Frida Kahlo. Sara Jessica Parker once saw her at Bergdorf's and complimented her and her trademark flowers. I am sure you will also notice her necklaces. Each one is one-of-a kind, made by her. I could write about Magda forever, but I leave it to you to look at Ari’s photographs and be inspired by her confidence and style. Magda, you are a true piece of art, you are precious and lovable. And I am lucky to be your friend and student in life.
Thursday, October 24, 2013
I saw this gorgeous woman on my last trip to Paris. I am excited to head back to Europe tomorrow for a conference at the London College of Fashion entitled, Mirror Mirror: Representations and Reflections on Age and Aging. If you are near London on October 29th, I will be signing books, and speaking about my reasons for starting Advanced Style, with Alyson Walsh of That's Not My Age. For more information on the conference CLICK HERE. We hope to see you there!
Wednesday, October 23, 2013
Tuesday, October 22, 2013
Friday, October 18, 2013
Maryann is one of the most talented and creative women that I know. She embellishes her wonderful outfits with her own handmade accessories. There is something mythical and magical about the way Maryann puts herself together. Check out the video below for some more style inspiration.
Thursday, October 17, 2013
(PVC trouser, red hat, printed suit c/o River Island, clear cluth Ebay, fluffy coat from Korea, shoes Jeffrey Campbell, necklaces assorted)
Hey guys, soooo in true me style, its taken a week to get this post up... but my mum always says better late than never!
I'm sure you're all dying to know who the winner of the River Island giveaway is and I can now reveal that the winner (selected by random number generator) is TORI C S !!!!!!! Congrats Tori, I'll tweet you and message you to confirm your address etc. and now you can buy your dreamy printed trousers! Thank you to everyone who entered and also to everyone who came to see me in store. I had an amazing night and I even managed to snap a few photos whilst I was running round the store (apologies for the poor quality Iphone photos)
It was an amazing night and I got to meet lots of amazing people, sip prosecco cocktails, have a photo flipbook made AND shimmy round the store to the sounds of VV Brown!... All in all, it was my ideal Thursday evening.
I hope you all enjoyed Fashion Night out, whatever you got up to and I'll definitely see you at the next one!
Peace, love and manatees,
Lynn Dell and Alice Carey joined the Huffington Post Live, once again, for a lively conversation about celebrity looks of the week. I think they were absolutely hilarious and spot on. I can't wait to hear your thoughts...
Monday, October 14, 2013
|Jean of The Idiosyncratic Fashionistas|
Advanced Style Photo Exhibit, Presentation and Book Signing
Date: October 24, Thursday, 7pm
Location: Stamford JCC, Stamford, Connecticut
Mirror Mirror- Representations and Reflections on Age and Aging, Presentation and Book Signing
Date: October 29, Tuesday
Location: London College of Fashion, London, England
Advanced Style Book Signing and Party at Koi Boutique
Date: November 23, Saturday
Location: Koi Boutique, South Pasadena, California
Thursday, October 10, 2013
Debra Rapoport takes creativity and DIY to the next level with her awe inspiring and imaginative looks. Whether she's making hats out of paper towels, or turning a pillowcase into a hat (like in the photos above) you can always count on Debra for some style inspiration. The other day I caught her in the middle of making some of her famous "Viva Paper Towel Hats," so I whipped out my iPhone and made the short video below. Hope you enjoy Debra's wonderful tips and I can't way to see everyone's creations...
Tuesday, October 8, 2013
OK so firstly some exciting news... this Thursday marks the first ever Vogue Fashion night out in Manchester (FINALLY some Northern love) Amazing things are happening all over the city and I think its probably going to be the best night EVERRR. Secondly, some even more exciting news.... River Island got in touch and asked for me to be in their Arndale store from 5-10 on the night to give out style advice and basically shimmy round the store to the amazing tunes being played by VV Brown! Now obviously I snapped this chance up in a nano second, but it actually gets even better!
The guys at River Island just got more amazing as they've also given me £150 of vouchers to give away to one of my lovely readers (that's you) All you have to do is follow the below instructions and you could have £150 to spend on getting your Winter wardrobe on point courtesy of River Island!
Follow me on twitter (@penelopesarah) and tweet me with your dream item from RiverIsland.com and say why you love it.... and make sure to hashtag #RIFNO
Plus Leave your name and twitter handle below in a comment.
The winner will be selected at random and announced on Saturday morning.
Enjoy and good luck!
PS....Dont forget to come and say hi in store as I'll be ridiculously nervous/ excitable!
Peace, love and unicorns....
Everyday something unexpected happens to our bodies. I fight everyday to get up and out of bed.When I feel a pain somewhere I tell my body, "I'm so nice to you, what do you want from me?" And I tell myself a little story or joke and remind myself of the times when I was in worse pain, and how lucky I am today, and the pain begins to go away. I tell myself that this isn't the first time, or the last time that I will feel pain and begin to occupy my mind with other things. You must get involved in things outside of the pain, things that give you interest. All these things are a part of life. We all feel pain and unpleasantness. As long as I can seduce myself to enjoy all kinds of things, like in the morning enjoying the first cup of coffee, or piece of chocolate the pain begins to diminish. I give myself nice things to look forward to, throughout the day. The moment you give in and let yourself get dragged down by misery you are closer to death.
Sunday, October 6, 2013
|Lucy Jarvis wearing the infamous Robot Ring|
Friday, October 4, 2013
It's been a real treat to see how much fun people are having with the Advanced Style Coloring Book. Here are some of my favorite submissions so far. Send your finished pages to email@example.com and I'll make sure to share them with the stars from the book.
|Painted by GloriaV|
|Colored in by Carol Markel|
|Painted by Debra Rapoport|