I’ve said it once, and I’ll say it again: I love old people. Aside from their I-don’t-give-a-fuck attitude about life in general, their fashion choices never cease to amaze me. As my grandparents get older, I’ve noticed that my grandfather’s pants just keep getting higher and higher, but my grandma— well, she’s another story. For whatever reason, as she ages, she keeps piling on more and more accessories, I think in an effort to remind us all that underneath the wrinkles, she’s still fabulous. My ex-boyfriend used to say he liked visiting her because she had so many brooches, faux pearls and cocktail rings that she looked like she belonged on the Titanic, and that is precisely why “Advanced Style” is my new favorite thing. Keep reading »
Jane Aldridge is the 20-year-old behind the very popular fashion blog Sea of Shoes. She’s also, from what we can tell from the profile of her in the new issue of Texas Monthly, kind of a precocious brat. Aldridge, who still lives at home in Dallas, Texas, with her stage mother-ish mom Judy, seems to exist in some bizarre “Grey Garden”s-flecked universe, in which she and her mother are overly chummy, and spend their days on overly-elaborate photoshoots featuring Jane’s opulent shoe collection.
Right off, from the profile, we can tell that Jane’s got a bit of an attitude. ”Hello!” she huffs at the Texas Monthly reporter who is holding a pair of glitter Miu Miu booties. ”I’m trying to shoot those. Can you put them down?” Keep reading »
For you, dressing “granny-chic” is stylish in an ironic way. But for the AARP card-carrying set, not so much. Which is why we’re loving Advanced Style, a fashion photo blog of older ladies and gentlemen sporting their Sunday finest. Or, in its own words, “Proof from the wizened and silver-haired set that personal style advances with age.” On the blog, there’s documentation of rad grandpas in suits and old ladies in wild prints and hats. My favorite, however, has to be “Leonora in Pearls,” not only because we share the same name, but also because Grams is rocking some seriously classy Dior shades. If this is a glimpse of my future, I can’t say I find it to be too terrifying. [Advanced Style] Keep reading »