Monday, June 7, 2010

Fashion for the Silver Haired Set....finally getting some attention!

     I was invited to join  Lookville a while back.  Lookville is a website that deals with fashion and style.  Members post a style, either a picture of them self or one taken from another source, and invite comments or advice on the appropriateness or stylishness of the picture.   This website just appeals to my love for beautiful clothes.  I posted a look and posed the question "Is it possible to be fashionable after a "certain" age?" along with a look taken from More magazine.  As a result of this post I received comments from a number of women varying age from 19 to mid sixties.  It seems that woman do speak the same language when it comes to style.  The common theme resonated with me...looking beautiful really has nothing to do with our age.  Attitude and elan do count.  It is all about pulling it off!
Image from Advanced Style
     One of the women that commented or offered advise referred to a blog called Advanced Style: Proof from the wise and silver-haired set that personal style advances with age.  The writer of the blog, Ari Seth Cohen, has a wonderful eye for what becomes fashionable as we become older.  The New York Times had this to say about Cohen:
As the founder and editor of Advanced Style, a Sartorialist for the superannuated set, he chronicles the stylish and often eccentric get-ups of a crowd that’s largely ignored by the fashion system. “My eyes have always been drawn to older people,” said Cohen, 28. “And from a style point of view, I find them more interesting because they are of an age where they don’t have to impress anyone and can wear what they want.”
     I was so taken with the images of older men and women dressed beautifully and sometimes as outlandishly as a rapper or a disrespectful teen.  The blog is just delightful.  I for one have bookmarked the website and will follow it as faithfully as I follow Paris Breakfast, another favorite of mine.  Both of these blogs lets the reader get a glimpse of the lives people living in cities where fashion reigns.
     When I started this blog, I set out to bring value to the notion that being "ignored" by the fashion industry and those people that work in the interior design business is simply not good business.  Every item of clothing or interior designed for retired people should not be centered around a wheel chair and a ramp!  
    Have a wonderful day!


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