Sunday, 17 March 2013

Every era it builds character.

Hello! Today I want to share with you some of my greatest inspirations for dressing, and life in general, basically. I asked my mum for the Advanced Style book for Christmas, Ari Seth Cohen's compilation of his street style photographs of the older generation around New York City. It is a truly beautiful book. I was going to talk about it in my last post, but I decided it really needed one all to itself in order to do it justice!
I tried to choose only my favourite images from the book, but even so this is a pretty image heavy post! Here we go.
Amazing punk hair and incredibly cartoon specs.
I adore this headpiece!
I love the pearl necklace & earrings set from the woman on the left, and the lady on the right's incredible feather and lace combination.
This woman is so incredible! Literally my number one style inspiration, she's just absolutely fearless. I watched this video with her talking about fashion and her clothes (she makes her own eyelashes, FROM HER HAIR!) and was in awe. The first 12 seconds pretty much incapsulate my exact views on why I wear what I wear.
She's just so cute and happy! There's an interview, more like a conversation really, in the back of the book between her and Dita von Teese which is just perfect.
Love the shell theme on both of these ladies.

The lady on the left has the best hair ever, you can't really see it that well here but there are more pictures in the book. She mixes vintage mens and womenswear with the most decadent jewellery. The woman on the right is just proof that being older doesn't mean having to forget whimsy and ~youthful~ colours when you get dressed.
This woman is amazing! In all of her photos she looks so elegant.
"In your body is a good place to be"
This woman is incredible! She's lifting dusty pink weights while wearing lace gloves, I mean, there is nothing better than that.

I don't know how well you can see them here, but the woman on the left has the most amazing nails which match the colours of her outfit exactly!

The woman on the left is the absolute cutest person ever! I adore her big hat and her even bigger hat boxes! The two ladies on the right are best friends and both have an astounding collection of eyewear. (The one on the bottom right really reminds me of my English teacher who I talked about in my last post, the one who got me back into feminism. She doesn't really dress like her, but her face is really similar)
I love how they look kind of coordinated, and very Comme des Garcons, here!
A final quote from the lady on the right above. These words are ones I plan to live by, and ones I kind of try to live by now. It doesn't matter if people don't like the way I dress or look, because I like it, and that's really all that matters. You can watch the trailer for the Advanced Style film here, I hope you find it as inspirational as I do!
Also, I'm not really sure what's going down with the whole Google Friend Connect thing, but I signed up to bloglovin and (I think) you can follow me on there via this link, & I put a link in the sidebar too.


  1. What an amazing book! And I love that quote too -- it's something I've been trying to keep in mind lately, in fact. :)

    xox Sammi

  2. I like all the photos you chose and how all of the women have such positive outlooks on life. It's really inspiring and beautiful!

  3. What an amazing book - I particularly like the ladies with bright hair! They manage to look cool and elegant at the same time. Very inspiring.

  4. Wow, I want this book!

    J'adore! Following you now. Hope you can share the love back by following/visiting my blog too.

    Much love from Canada~

  5. I watched the movie that hey made, I'm not sure whether the book came first or the movie, but anyway - it's great.:) I even showed it to my mom and we were both ecstatic. I really like that quote too: "In your body is a good place to be."

    Have a great day, honey.;)

  6. that looks like such a brilliant book! x

  7. these women are amazing! I remember hearing of this book- so much inspiration!xx

  8. Such an inspiring book!

    Have a lovely week,

  9. That is such a great book! I am so happy that they turned the blog into a coffee table book!

  10. This book looks amazing,thanks for sharing!

  11. This book looks amazing, can't wait to buy it myself! Thanks for sharing!x

  12. Inspiring! Loved the quote! :)

  13. I´m so gonna be like one of those grannys when I grow old :D!

  14. Beautiful images of genuine people. Thanks for posting the photos and feel free to drop by me too when you have time.

  15. I love the last quote!


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