|Ari, Me, and two women in his book Carola Vecchio and Ilona Smithkin!|
Ari Cohen is not your average street style fashion photographer. He is not out looking for the young trendy girls, instead he wanders New York searching for true personal style in the most fashionable and creative older ladies and gentlemen of the city. He believes that personal style advances with age, and he conveys this message through portraits and interviews of these incredible individuals on his blog Advanced Style.
Check out those mile long lashes!
|Blind Contour Drawings I did this evening after meeting Ilona|
As a longtime follower, it was an absolute treat to meet Ari and my favorite muse of his, Ilona Smithkin, today at Strand Bookstore in the West Village. It was a small impromptu book signing, which was lovely as I got to chat with Ari and the attendees as well as hear Ilona's wonderful stories! His blog is filled with unique individuals who I have always felt would be incredible to meet. After meeting one, I now realize that the videos and pictures don't do justice to how inspiring these people really are.
I met Tom, a wonderful artist and blogger at the event, see his post for more from the signing.
This video sums up what I love most about Advanced Style!
Enjoy learning from these creative, youthful, and spirited souls!
~ Margo Isadora