It is an EXCITING DAY when you are going to head to the BIG CITY and meet the YOUNG MAN who is behind the RESURRECTION of the OLDER DAME!
Not only has ARI SETH COHEN made young girls want to BE OLD quickly he has made the BEAUTY of becoming an OLDER WOMAN more ACCEPTED.
I bow to HIM and his VISION!
Ari produced a BOOK called ADVANCED STYLE a few years ago.He moved from SAN DIEGO and went due EAST to NEW YORK where he would approach older women on the STREETS to photograph.Seems he was on to SOMETHING!
Not only did he publish a book there is also a short film on the WEB that he has participated in.Actually, there are Two films.One on WOMEN and another documentary on MEN with STYLE!
He STANDS for LA CONTESSA who HE knows via INSTAGRAM as ANTIQUE GODDESS!
He was ever so polite.
I had brought MY BOOK for HIM to sign.
He wrote………”TO THE ANTIQUE GODDESS,
I LOVE FOLLOWING your STYLE ADVENTURES!
STYLE and SPIRIT ADVANCE with age!”
We had a lovely chat about a FRIEND of mine HE had met a few weeks prior to meeting me!
Can any of you REGULAR READERS guess who that might be?
What a small WORLD.
IF you are not a regular to my comment section( and you need to click on the title of the POST to see that)you will see that PENELOPE LOVES TO COMMENT……..in fact some of HER COMMENTS are better then my POSTS!
As you can SEE I got behind the TABLE VERY FAST!Poor MAN I was not checking what he was writing I was Talking a mile a minute……………and NOW I am seeing for the FIRST TIME the cards on the TABLE!!!!
This is where I find OUT he met PENELOPE!
By the way if you are admiring the KIMONO I am FEATURING in black and white it came from a GORGEOUS BOUTIQUE in SAN DIEGO where ARI’s MOTHER has SHOPPED FOR YEARS!!!!!!!!!They will be outfitting HER for his NEXT BOOK SIGNING!The shops name is LE BEL AGE BOUTIQUE and I believe they are located in MISSION HILLS on LEWIS STREET!
I have never been there and do my shopping VIA TEXT MESSAGE!
Valerie is kind enough to send me a few photos of the NEW KIMONO’s and I pick from that assortment.
A NIGHT To remember………………I adore HIS RUFFLED TUXEDO PROM SHIRT!
A SAN FRANCISCO couple that I spied back in OCTOBER at the FALL ANTIQUE SHOW.I got reprimanded for POINTING them out from my 81 years old STEP MOTHER!I nearly BOUNCED out of my seat after them as ARI had featured them on his blog just days before!I was told” NEVER POINT!!”I was just SO EXCITED as you do NOT SEE STYLE like this in my HOOD! So,SORRY JOYCE!
DEBRA RAPOPART taking time to sign my BOOK!Do you know she went to U.C. BERKELEY!!
Me asking about the CUFF CLASS that she will be teaching next MONDAY in BERKELEY!She makes BRACELETS out of TOILET PAPER ROLLS………….A BIG RECYCLING LADY and the BEST is she and HER MAN Love to THRIFT!The necklace in WHITE was a gift from a woman who is working with some of the REFUGEES.The necklace is made of THREADS!!!!
ONE STYLISH DAME………..in my opinion!
IT was a night to REMEMBER.
I would like to THANK MY PHOTOGRAPHER…….MY DEAR FRIEND PAT!
Who happens to WORK AT A BOOK SHOP in my NEIGHBORHOOD!I hope WE can get her to STOCK the NEW ADVANCED STYLE BOOKS when they DEBUT!
I will LET YOU ALL KNOW WHERE TO ORDER WHEN THE TIME COMES!
MY MESSAGE TO YOU……………
SHOP SMALL STORES IN YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD!
I had a SMALL SHOP ONCE UPON A TIME……………..
ARI…………what is the TITLE of the BOOK do WE KNOW YET?
HAPPY HOLIDAYS EVERYONE……….this CONTESSA is OFF and RUNNING as SHE is SO BEHIND!…………….XO
PS.TO those FANS who are thinking will ARI photograph the CONTESSA?That is a NEGATIVE!I’m MUCH TOO YOUNG…………but HE assures ME He will KEEP TABS ON ME!!!!
What a GIFT YOU have given ME MISTER COHEN!