ADVANCED STYLE—burlington edition?

This week my friend and highly fashionable jewelry designer Ina Deane (http://www.eenadee.com/) suggested that I watch the documentary “Advanced Style”. The documentary is about gorgeous, stylish New York City women over the age of 60 and it’s a blast.  (Available on Netflix, Google Chrome and Amazon for streaming). I remember seeing Ari Seth Cohen’s book a few years ago and just loving the spunk & style of these women.  So inspiring! Scroll down to the bottom of this post to read about the most memorable fashion moments of my life.

MY FANTASY PROJECT: I want to do a Burlington, Vermont version of Advanced Style.

kw_zpsb4e0ce47

I would love to put together a gathering and maybe even hire Ari Seth Cohen to come speak in Burlington sometime.  Wouldn’t that be a blast?

If you know of fashion forward men and women in Vermont please get in touch with me.  E-mail is best: lllillibridge@gmail.com

About ARI SETH COHEN from Advanced Style blog

http://advancedstyle.blogspot.com/

Ari-Seth-Cohen

 “My name is Ari Seth Cohen. I roam the streets of New York looking for the most stylish and creative older folks. Respect your elders and let these ladies and gents teach you a

thing or two about living life to the fullest. Advanced Style offers proof from the wise and silver-haired set that personal style advances with age.”

karen-walker-x-advanced-style-2

Ari-Seth-Cohen-collage Advanced-Style-Ari-Seth-Cohen-Dogwoof-Documentary-34 Karen-Walker-Eyewear-x-Advanced-Style-5  photos by Ari Seth Cohen

jouercouture.com-bryan-adams-project-iris-apfel-80759_0x440

When I watched Advanced Style this week I was reminded of these two big Advanced Style moments in my own life.

1.  A few years ago while waiting in line to check-in at The Accessories Show at The Javits Center in NYC with Maggie Pace I got to talk briefly with Iris Apfel.  She was wearing the most beautiful pink driving mocs when I spoke to her. Perhaps they were PRADA.  It was one of those moments when I found myself so happy to even get to say hello to her. Iris has been quite an inspiration to a girl from South Dakota.  New York City was like going to the moon when I was growing up on the prairie.  I was twenty-one when I first had the privilege of seeing NYC and I never get to go there enough.

2. In October of 2004 I was in New York City for the wedding of my cousin.  My mother and I were walking up to the Jewish History Museum and we saw a women hail a cab.  This woman had a long, grey ponytail, stright dark jeans, a gorgeous neutral sweater, boots with the perfect heel, a scarf impeccably tied and lots of bracelets.  She looked so NYC cool and confident that the image of her is etched in my mind.

 Iris Apfel

photo

I think my own style as I age will veer toward the aging silent film star.  Halloween 2014.

 

the art of solo(ness)

“I only go out to get me a fresh appetite for being alone.”   —Lord Byron

We live in interesting times.  Our lives are quite public.

We need quiet and time alone to make sense of it all.

Here’s to flying SOLO folks. It ain’t so bad.

my art wants a change of scenery too.

bird lillibridge beach flowers blue skyace hotel girl lillibridge

boy on pier carving lillibridge dakota 1966old lady legs carving arno lillibridge dakota 1966beach roses town neck beach lillibridge

I am getting tired of the cold.

I think my paintings are too.

Look where they ended up?

today in the studio…

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

today in the studio

not feeling too creative

i played with some scrap blues and then added a few other hues

a bowl, a couple of bracelets

things created

my brain settled down

 

girlhood

lucy and willa making facing lillibridge dakota 1966poster edges lillibridge dakota 1966

girls at the beach lillibridge dakota 1966hoola hooping girls lillibridge Lu Lu hair flying lillibridge

I didn’t quite achieve the effect I was seeking,

but I made a few more discoveries along the way that came out pretty cool.

I will keep trying adobe illustrator until I get it just right.