I had a great night being ‘in conversation’ with fashion blogger Ari Seth Cohen. His message really inspired the audience. “Respect your elders and let these ladies and gents teach you a thing or two about living life to the fullest”, as Cohen says. Advanced Style offers proof from the wise and silver-haired set that personal style advances with age.
He is the founder and editor of AdvancedStyle, described as a ‘Sartorialist for the superannuated set’, and he goes about his merry way in New York “chronicling the stylish and often eccentric get-ups of a crowd that’s largely ignored by the fashion system”.
It was a great event, and the sweetest thing is that you could really tell that this young man had not just the style, but the care for the elderly at his heart. He even goes into Rest homes, and talks and takes photos with the women there. And he spoke touchingly of his Grandmother Bluma, who he was very much influenced by. Lina Pliopyte is the woman standing next to Karen Walker who co-directed the kickstarter funded film about the women Ari has met via his Advanced Style adventures. All in all, good on him for doing something new. Well done The Department Store and Karen Walker for putting on this cool event. [images:Sam Lee]