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Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Bristol Farms, Rancho Mirage

I was having breakfast in Rancho Mirage the day before my screening when I noticed this wonderful woman sitting across from me. I generally don't like to bother people in public spaces, but I just had to get up and ask her for a photograph. After we were finished, I apologized about taking her away from her breakfast and she replied, "There is always another meal, but there's not always an opportunity like this."

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Statement Necklace, Roma

Monday, October 27, 2014

Carol Channing

I had the immense honor of meeting the legendary Carol Channing in Palm Springs over the weekend. She was as bright and witty as ever, commenting on my sequin jacket, " You should never take that off. In fact you should wear it to church on Sunday." Miss Channing was invited to the premiere of Advanced Style in Palm Springs, by our mutual friend Colleen. When asked what she thought about aging she replied, " You're either you or you're not and I think you're the same at any age."

Friday, October 24, 2014

Palm Springs

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Advanced Style in Palm Springs

I'm in the desert for the Palm Springs premiere of Advanced Style screening this Friday. Yesterday, I caught up with my dear friend Colleen outside her wonderful consignment shop, Re-Deux in Rancho Mirage. Colleen is bringing a bunch of people to the premiere, including a very special guest, her dear friend, Carol Channing!!! Colleen, Carol, and I will all be attending the 7:15pm show on Friday at Camelot Theaters. For advance tickets CLICK HERE.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

The Advanced Style DVD is out Today

I'm excited to announce that after a successful two month run in theaters, Advanced Style The Movie, is available on DVD starting today!!! The DVD is packed with tons of extra footage including conversations with the ladies about the aging process, sex and aging and some fun scenes that will make us all want to dress up and approach each day a little more vibrantly. For anyone in the Palm Springs area, I will be doing one last Q&A at the Palm Springs Camelot Theater on Friday at 7:20pm. 

The Advanced Style DVD is available at our official page or on Amazon and can be found in the links below:
Amazon link: http://bit.ly/ASAmazon



Monday, October 20, 2014

Beatrix Ost at Home

Friday, October 17, 2014

Red Accents

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Advancing Style: Alice Carey

I’m about eleven and wearing a Lord & Taylor navy cotton dress with white linen handkerchief pockets decorated in numbers one to six in red.
Daring for its day when one went to Catholic school.
I’m about seventeen, on my way to Ireland.  I’m wearing a Mark Cross blazer and carrying a COACH bag.  Note the white gloves.  I thought I looked swell.

I’m about twenty in the highlands of Scotland wearing a kilt and the same navy blazer from Mark Cross.

I’m in my thirties and in an Off-Broadway play.  The dress is a John Kloss from Bendel’s.  The shoes are Charles Jordan.  I still have them.

I am in my thirties.  This is taken at dawn (for the Eastern light) in Cherry Grove.  I’m wearing a 1920’s silk chiffon Tea Dress covered in lilac pansies  that I found thrown out in the Village.
Photo by Ari Seth Cohen 2013

The marvelous, Alice Carey is featured in our second "Advancing Style" series. If you are a regular reader of the blog, than you will surely recognize Alice's signature mix of menswear pieces with great vintage accessories. Read more about Alice's style development below and in the captions above. 

Check out her wonderful novel HERE.

My Mother was a maid for Broadway producer, Jean Dalrymple, who wore wonderful clothes. From an early age I knew SAK’S was good and Bergdorf’s was better.  I was exposed to wonderful dresses all the time.  And because Miss D. was small like me, I got the discarded cashmere because it was stained or ripped.  For fun, I’d roam 5th Avenue’s wonderful stores, hoping one day I too could dress like the women I saw.  And I do.  The only difference is, I buy my Bergdorf’s at thrift shops.  

I was educated in Catholic schools where we wore uniforms, a mode of dressing I still find useful. Depending on the weather my daily dress is that of a man because it’s stylish, warm and comfortable.  I combine tweed jackets with cashmere sweaters and paisley scarves, Marks & Spencer skinny black pants and Doc Martins.   If it’s rainy I rely on my worn Barbour and the same Doc Martins.  In summer I wear Vintage cotton dresses and ditch the Doc’s for sandals.  I do not wear hats.  I wear earrings and always without fail – red lipstick.  In a word, I’d say I dress Spiffy!

As a writer I work at home.  Yet I dress up every morning, lipstick and all, because it pleases me.  If you saw me eating breakfast and reading the paper in one of my Village hangouts, you’d never suspect I go home to sit at the kitchen table.  I am a contributor to Huffington Post and ‘be the good Lord willing’ my memoir, I’ll Know It When I See It, will be updated and published in Ireland next year under a new title.  


Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Advanced Style The Movie is Coming to LA

It's been a incredible few weeks traveling with The Advanced Style Movie. Lina and I are so grateful to everyone who has come out to one of our screenings and supported the film. We are about to premiere the film in Los Angeles this Friday and then I'll be heading to Palm Springs for another Q&A next weekend. Come say hi at one of our Q&A's this weekend. I promise to wear something sparkly!

For tickets to LA screenings CLICK HERE

To watch the film on iTunes CLICK HERE


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