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Monday, April 25, 2011

"I Don't Want to Stand Out,I Just Want to Dress Better Than Anyone Else"

Today I posted two shots of hair bows worn by ladies uptown.The second shot is of Mrs. Anne Marie Bullen. I asked Anne Marie a few questions about age and style. I hope you enjoy our short interview below.

Do you mind me asking your age?
"Up until 80 you lie about your age,after 80 you tend to brag. I am 85 years old."

Where do you get you style inspiration?
"I follow my mother's advice. She only had three outfits, but they were all very lovely.The best advice she gave me is that the shoulders have to fit just right."

How would you describe your style?
"I wear simple, formal clothes. I never wear pants. I don't dress up to impress anyone I just feel better. I don't want to stand out, I just want to dress better than anyone else."

22 comments:

sacramento said...

I couldn´t agree more with Anne marie:Up until 80 you lie about your age,after 80 you tend to brag.
I know ladies and gents, who even add years to brag amongst their friends.
isn´t that fantastic.
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Cathy Benavides said...

I couldn't agree more! "I don't want to stand out, I just want to dress better than anyone else." That is some of the best style advice I've ever heard. This site is such an inspiration. I'm so glad I found it!!

Pam @ over50feeling40 said...

Each of her statements makes for a great quote!! She is precious!

Helga! said...

What a splendid lady!! I love her outfit here,so classy and quite funky!I so love that last statement,I feel the same,only I didn't quite realise how to put it!!!x

Emma at Daily Clothes Fix said...

She is great and I love the fact that she doesn't want to stand out but just dress up. It makes me feel that she dresses for herself rather than others, which is fantastic.

Anonymous said...

All of these women are spectacular, filled with so much beauty and poise. They are very inspirational to me.

Bella said...

What impeccable style! Such class and elegance is admirable! And talk about wisdom! If I can look half as good when I'm in my mid eighties, I will be a very happy woman! :)

Prêt à Porter P said...

I like her answers. She's a very elegant woman.

style odyssey said...

chic, classy and elegant lady- impeccably dressed! i like how she describes her style.

styleforlife said...

Darling! xxx

Adiel said...

I die for that houndstooth skirt suit! Adorable!

Marie-Noëlle said...

I so agree with this lady conerning the importance of well fitted shoulders

Monika said...

true lady :)

Ulla-Marie said...

The title - What a wonderful quote!

Chris said...

Just found your blog - love it! Very inspiring, and I love the respect you show everyone you photograph and interview. A quote from a friend: You're never over-dressed, you're just well-dressed.

The Pleat said...

She's right about the shoulders!!!

Now Ari, WHEN ARE YOU GONNA GET A REALITY SHOW GOING ABOUT THESE GALS????

I was just talking to Shana H about this! I wish I would happen!:)

Helen said...

A beautiful woman, inside and out. Great read. Thanks.

-Helen

lorrwill said...

What an exquisite quote and truly elegant woman.

Kathleen said...

I love her point of view....(and her purse)! Classic all around.

Sally said...

Mrs. Bullen is my mother in law's best friend and there she is on Advanced Style! She looks stunning. What fun!

Anonymous said...

Just wish I could follow that advice.

Anonymous said...

i think she looks so great! nicely dressed!

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