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Monday, December 28, 2009

Carole's World

Carole immerses herself in a world full of color and texture. She has turned her east village apartment into a Venetian palace where her art comes alive in little frames and magical tapestries .

Sunday, December 27, 2009

A Christmas Historian

[Photo by MISTER MORT]
Many New Yorkers wear black all year round , but this special lady is bringing in the New Year with some Holiday cheer. Her amazing candy cane is a wonderful accessory and compliment to her holiday colors. MISTER MORT, reports that she is a Christmas historian.

Saturday, December 26, 2009


The other day Debra and her lovely boyfriend Stan had some of my friends and I over for some Latkes. We celebrated the holidays together by singing songs,opening up Debra's wonderful handmade gifts, and in the end we went outside for a snowball fight. HAPPY HOLIDAYS FROM ADVANCED STYLE!

Thursday, December 24, 2009

The Art of Advanced Accessorizing

[Photos by Smilla]
I was so happy to see that Smilla had run into this wonderful woman again. She has such fantastic personal style and an amazing eye for accessorizing. The ladies and gentleman of the advanced style set seem to have the upper hand when it comes to accessories. Not only have they had the time to curate and collect wonderful objects, but they also seem to have a knack for mixing their favorite pieces from the past with contemporary treasures. Check out some of the accessories previously featured on Advanced Style.

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Purple and Red

This gorgeous picture was taken by Smilla in Cologne. Feel free to share your own Advanced Style shots by emailing me at .

Friday, December 18, 2009

Design With Debra

Debra escorted me to The New Museum holiday party and we had a grand time.Check out my latest video with Debra below where she talks about some of the work she has been making with recycled materials for about 30 years. Maybe this will inspire us all to work with found materials and make some great art objects. Meeting wonderful people like Debra,Carol,Doris,Mary,Mimi and all the other creative and vibrant ladies I have featured here, has made me more inspired than ever!

Thursday, December 17, 2009

A Monocle and a Moustache.

[Photo by MISTER MORT]

This guy knows how to accessorize. He told MISTER MORT that he wears his mother's earring as a lapel pin. What a great way to recycle style!

A Coordinated Pair

These two were visiting The New Museum on their vacation from Japan. They make such a great pair with their coordinated patterns and colors!

Tuesday, December 15, 2009


I had the most amazing day playing dress up with Debra. She is a master at putting together imaginative and magical outfits. Debra makes and tailors much of what she wears and transforms the mundane into the magnificent. She takes mini skirts and turns them into beautiful collars, strands of dried tea bags and show tickets into gorgeous necklaces and uses industrial felt to construct hats worthy of royalty. The best part is that she is willing to share her secrets. A former teacher of design and textiles, she has a great passion for demonstrating how to use recycled materials to make wearable art. Stay tuned for more shots and videos of Debra and your other favorite Advanced Style fashionistas.

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Advanced Style: Smilla's Shots

[Photos by Smilla]
Smilla has great an eye for Advanced Style and you can tell that she really connects with the subjects of her photos. Check out what she had to say about what she had to say about the wonderful people above:

"Here are the Kleins. They are a happy couple, who found each other quite late. Mr. Klein tells me enthusiastically how they met: "Listen to me, young lady, you won't regret it." he says. It all started 51 years ago, he was 47 , now he is 98. His wife is 17 years younger, and she was the one to manage their "coming together",the Cologne carnival played a prominent role. "...and then this wonderful marriage began." Mr. Klein thinks that the difference between their height can be discovered in the pictures, when I show them, and gives his wife his most charming smile."

"In the middle of my day this Lady comes across my way. She wonders why I would like to take a picture of her: "My grandchild is always telling me :" Granny, you are so out of fashion!" Whether she is or not; I like the Miss Marple charm which really comes along with her: full of energy, straight ahead and with a warm smile.She's 80 years old. I may write that, but I may not tell her name! "Just write; Mrs B. was telling me stories from before the monetary reform. And in fact she did, and about her husband whom she met at17, sharing chocolate, 50 years of marriage after 10 years of being together.

Smilla's stories,translated from German, are full of charm and spirit. I would love to see all of your Advanced Style shots and stories as well!

Splash of Color

This woman came into the New Museum wearing a chic coat and fabulous orange gloves. The gloves really add some style to her already sophisticated look. Sometimes all you have to do is add a bit of color to your look to make an even stronger and stylish statement. It looks like Lubi's style secret is out!

Friday, December 11, 2009

Holiday Cheer

These two were peering at the jewelry displays on 5th avenue when I asked them for a photo. They look like a perfect Winter duo ready to take on the cold and some serious Holiday shopping.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Cologne Style

[Photos by Smilla]
Smilla sent me this amazing shot from her hometown of Cologne Germany. She writes" Hi Ari,This is Smilla writing, from cologne...remember me? You posted some pictures of my advanced people.The other day you made a post about your neighbourhood watch keeper, and asked for pictures and stories from others.Well, today I met a lady, and she seems to be exactly that; not for particular the block where I live. But where she lives, and that is where I met her, definitely.The was so wonderful and charming and smart and interested, full of humour and fine senses for things, that I immediately fell in love with her.

She describes this delightful lady on her own blog:

This highly aware and cheerful lady seems to know anybody around. Merrily she calls out to somebody " She's taking pictures of me... 'cause I'm so interesting..." and is mightily amused. Interesting is exactly the right word; She paints, can speak in many languages, has been in foreign countries for a long time and has " always felt the joy of life!" With lightning speed she informs me about the small shops around; a jeweller, an antique dealer, a gallery, a cafe... Besides she keeps waving to people, having some small talk. She is a calender for cultural dates, telling me where to find what, and in between she keeps telling anecdotes of her live. So, now I'm really curious, and we plan to meet again...

Smilla has promised to be my German correspondent and I couldn't be happier. . Please check out her fabulous site

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Classic and Cool

This guy is a total class act. He caught my eye as he passed quickly by so I ran back to ask him if I could snap a photo of his awesome style!


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