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Wednesday, January 18, 2012

"Style Has Absolutely Nothing to do with Money"

I just got off the phone with 81-year-old Jacquie Tajah Murdock. She wanted to catch up and see what has been happening with Advanced Style. I told her that she has inspired many women to dress up and feel good about themselves. Jacquie was delighted to hear this.She wanted to share some more of her style philosophy and told me that,"Style has absolutely nothing to do with money. In fact, I buy many of my things at thrifts shops. For me style is about looking different from anybody else. Fashion is an art."

34 comments:

this is Belgium said...

I agree with your title and you are showing beautiful examples

Carmela said...

She is absolutely right! Great post!

Leaves you wanting more said...

A girl that is both wise and stylish!
Thanks for nice post!

With love from
LYWM

sacramento said...

I am with Jacquie 100% there.
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Celeste Lux said...

What a stylish lady, and you can certainly sense her youthful attitude. I agree, some of the most stylish women I've encountered were thriftstore shoppers....

Royaltygirl said...

I agree! Fashion for me is a daily art collage using clothing and accessories!!!
xoxox,
Sandee

poca said...

Ahh, well being a Madame of Thrift this title caught me eye.

Absolutely this is true - style has nothing to do with money, and anyone who thinks so doesn't know style!

xo,
Poca
www.stylespotrun.com
Thrifting Runway/Thrifting Style

I Art Fashion said...

Fashion equals art :)
She looks so beautiful

Susan Cooper said...

I do so agree, wisdom, and confidence are always in vogue. The clothes just add the extra touch. Susan Cooper

shorisha said...

lovely!♥

Llara is the Little Scribbler said...

She looks amazing! And so full of joie de vivre! x

Inge said...

Sorry to disagree ... I think she looks lovely and vibrant but I do not like her clothes. They do nothing for her. In fact, the clothes only look okeish becaue of her. I am sure that in another outfit she would be even more stunning.

Dominique B. said...

OMG that quote was amazing and so damn true!

Iben said...

I love this blog, the focus is so different from everything else!

- Iben

his_girl_friday said...

So true! So wise! Thank God for thrifting.

Anonymous said...

" ... in another outfit she would be even more stunning...."

Possibly !!!
YET: that's just another puzzle piece which makes up this lady!
If this makes her as or even more happy then so called better outfits - so be it and she will still be faaaar ahead of quite some people still searching for their happiness -despite their at times more 'expensive'/valuable looks. ;-)

Greets,
Gerlinde

Sabrina said...

beautiful!!!

Krazkat said...

Absolutely Fabulous! Love this blog and love the ladies in it... Great!

MJ said...

She is beautiful! Great advice.

The Style Crone said...

Stunning and inspirational! Love the sparkling blue headwear!

Jessica K said...

The title of this post says it all! Amazing, as expect.


Jessica K.
redheaddrive.blogspot.com

Ben said...

YES! I shop at thrift stores too! Most of the best, more interesting unique things are there!



http://bensstylecorner.blogspot.com/

Feren Natasha said...

Amazing! They amaze me! :D Prettyyyyyy :D

xoxo
http://turtleintheheels.blogspot.com

Aimee Katherine said...

She is totally right! Great post as expected :D

Jualferx said...

Estilo no tiene absolutamente nada que ver con dinero. Genial esa frasecilla. Abrazos.

Bela Monstro said...

Wise beautiful womam.
So true what she said.

Shirley said...

I love hearing this kind of advice from the older generation. Especially such stunning looks. I'd like to shop in her thrift shops. Mine don't seem to have that gorgeous style! :)

Sarah B. said...

Nice sentiment, but it's completely elitist and out of touch with reality. Is it simply coincidence that the women featured on this site live in some of the priciest zip codes in the country, and spend more on their accessories than most do on their mortgages? Nope, don't think so.

Try finding candidates for posts in, say, Detroit, or south Philly, or the Bronx, and then get back to me.

O D Y S S E Y said...

so true. :)
these ladies look amazing!

O D Y S S E Y said...

sorry, meant "this lady" looks amazing.
she would probably look good in almost anything, though. beautiful woman. :)

vintagevixxen said...

so very true>

Mary J said...

Love, love, love Jacquie and her clothes! She always looks so slim and graceful. You can tell she was a dancer. I think she has a great middle name, too! Would love to see a lot more of her on your site.

Megha Agrawal said...

i guess people look best when they wear their personalities...And yes, money certainly has nothing to do with it...It's about how artistic one's taste is and how much one is ready to experiment with clothes and accessories!

It's great to see such amazing youthful zeal in the elderly! Looks like I in my 20s will have to take some serious fashion tips from them.. ;P

Dlight said...

Totally agree with her!!



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