Last night I had the pleasure of attending an advanced screening of the fabulous fashion documentary Advanced Style by Ari Seth Cohen of the street style blog and coffee table book of the same name. Advanced Style the blog was started by Ari in 2008 to document the fabulous older ladies over 50 that he saw walking down the street in New York, a city he was inspired to moved to by his late grandmother who herself had wonderful eccentric style. The documentary follows six flamboyant, vibrant and independent women ranging in age from 62 to 95 each with their own unique take on style. The women are such characters, they will have you in fits of laughter with their abrupt honesty and frankness about life, death and everything in between. These women are truly remarkable and I left the cinema more inspired than ever to dress creatively. They look at dressing as a forgotten art form but don't besiege the youth of today their pleasures in fashion, if jeans make them happy so be it which is a great way to be. Their infectious enthusiasm for life runs through every second of the film and it's impossible to walk away without catching it. I can't recommend this film enough, you really must see it.
The film is released nationally in Australia on Oct 2, check here to see if it's at a cinema near you.
For screening dates across the USA check here.
I hope you get a chance to see this fabulously inspiring film. If you do let me know your thoughts in the comments below.