Advanced Style – A Must See Doco – For any women afraid of ageing gracefully or disgracefully!

Ladies and Gentlemen of Style, this is a must see Doco..  If Advanced Style , the Blog, and now the Movie has not been brought to your attention until now.. Well! Here’s an Early MERRY Christmas to you!..    I have been following the blog for a few years now and waited with baited breath for the movie and now here it is…  A cacophony of colour, style, aged old wisdom and plenty of SASS.. These women from 65 to 95  have more Sass and Style in one outfit than I have in my whole wardrobe!  Inspired, relieved, excited and so many other words of confidence that the next 50 years can be so empowering, be filled with so much fun and most importantly how comfortable you can be in your growing skin! ..  Not growing Old Disgracefully, It’s growing old gracefully, stylishly and full of Sass and Glory!

I especially Love that Dita Von Teese makes an appearance and embraces her very own future…

Let me introduce the Blog – read it HERE:

Note:  My two favorites are:  Tziporah Salamon and Ilona Smithkin…

Here’s why – 1st: Illona:

Many readers have been asking about Ilona’s homemade eyelashes, which for the past 35-40 years she has handmade and applied every morning. Snipped from her natural waves, her exaggerated lashes change in tone as her color changes, and are accented with a swoosh of green shadow.
“I don’t wear anything except my eyelashes and shadow… oh, and lipstick. But I don’t wear makeup.”
I asked if living in New York after the war inspired her to use more color or to dress more vibrantly- Ilona says, “It was more about my change of lifestyle, a less strict time than living in Berlin during the 30’s and 40’s. I only wear something based on how i feel… style is in theback of my mind, but it’s based on my mood.”
“I’ve always had the same style because it’s loose, it’s my feeling of FREEDOM… I’m free and I’m open!”

Now: Tziporah Salamon


Some of the Statements/quotes to Inspire us (There are so many.. here is a snapshot):

Beauty has no Age

There is no time limit to anything. When you look good, you look good – Advanced Style

I never wanted to look young.. I wanted to look GREAT! – Advanced Style

Secret to staying young – Be Positive, Eat well, and Swing Dance.  I dance almost every night at the Cotton Club!  (Victoria Mackenzie -Childs is 80 years old!)

I still feel the same as I did when I wast 18, just fewer cares. – Advanced Style

I am dressed for the theatre of my life everyday! – Advanced Style

Good Style improves the environment.. for everybody.. – Advanced Style

Finally fashion inspiration that isn’t steeped in convention for women over 50 – New York Times

“And the beauty of a woman, with passing years only grows!” ― Audrey Hepburn

“You don’t stop laughing when you grow old, you grow old when you stop laughing.” ― George Bernard Shaw

“I want to grow old without facelifts… I want to have the courage to be loyal to” the face I’ve made. Sometimes I think it would be easier to avoid old age, to die young, but then you’d never complete your life, would you? You’d never wholly know you:  Marilyn Munroe

Old age is no place for sissies. Bette Davis

“If you obey all of the rules, you miss all of the fun.” ― Katharine Hepburn

What are your favorite quotes? Please share…

Now for the Movie:     Have a Look at the TRAILER HERE:

Til then,

Kisses from the Mistress xx


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1 thought on “Advanced Style – A Must See Doco – For any women afraid of ageing gracefully or disgracefully!”

  1. I agree. Such a fabulous documentary. I left with a renewed sense of energy and confidence.
    I definitely saw a smattering of you in a couple of the ladies Mz Chrissy! LOL
    I, of course, identified with Joyce the incredibly stylish one who wears pearls with everything.
    Age Schmage

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