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Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Style With A Cane

One of the reasons I started Advanced Style is because I felt that there was a lack of positive and inspiring images of older people in media and advertising. In the last two years I have seen a growing awareness and coverage of seniors in campaigns, on the runway, and on TV. The folks that I meet while walking around New York inspire me to live life to the fullest and carry myself with dignity and pride. What I find so amazing about the Advanced Style set is that they are so comfortable in their own skin and so willing to share their stories and tips with others. By showing these images we can shift our perspective and realize that age does not have to limit our sense of creativity and vitality. The people above all lean on their canes and stand proudly with confidence allowing their strength and style to shine through. Where as canes have oftentimes been regarded as unfashionable and made to fade into the background(with their metal and grey tones) the men and women above use theirs to enhance their sense of independence and look all the more stylish and graceful it.

10 comments:

mispapelicos said...

Today the doctor told me that I had a broken knee cup. I did it 4 months ago in Yoga. I am feeling very sad at the moment beacause I have been in a lot of pain while they treted me for somenthing else; so when I saw the post about the cane and these bunch of beautiful older people, the tear that I have been keeping to myself came to my eyes at last.
Sacramento.

Anonymous said...

Hi Ari

And THIS is why I love you.

Best, J.

Cara said...

Ah. Amazing people. Amazing style. I want to look like this when I'm older.

Anonymous said...

What's interesting, is that none of these people seems to see themselves as "walking with a cane". They're all smiling, fashionable and, even more importantly, wearing a sense of confidence, not just nice clothing. Dependence on a walking device need not be a fashion detriment.

gayle said...

awww! they all look great. loving the lady in a hat! :)

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stylespotterfashionblogger said...

Love your blog! it's great! inspirational for many I can imagine!
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Regina said...

Thank you for the beautiful images and thoughts. And yes, they are very inspiring.

Mim said...

Heartening!

Anonymous said...

Makes the cane more like an accessory than a disability aid.Love them!

Jessica said...

A few years ago I saw that a Russian woman I know started using a cane. I think my comment to her was something like "Olga, you don't need a cane!" Well, I just saw her at a wedding which she took a bus to and then walked almost half a mile to attend. She needed the cane to stay vibrant and healthy and able to walk half a mile to a wedding. That cane has added a spring in her step, not taken it away. Go Olga!

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