We had the opportunity over the weekend to attend a book signing by Ari Seth Cohen of his latest book, Advanced Style: Older & Wiser, at the Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art. It was so nice to finally meet Ari, though he was quite In Demand and we only were able to chat for a few moments while he signed my book.
Several of the people featured in the book were in attendance, and it was a festive and exuberant event.
On the left is Cynthia Pastor (instagram @sin60style). In the middle is Valerie Von Sobel who appears on the cover of the book. On the right is the lovely Sabine Reichel who pens the Gray in L.A. blog.
Don’t they all have the most fabulous smiles? I wish I’d taken more snaps of some of the men, who were absolutely dapper. I also missed getting a photo of Sarah Jane Adams (instagram @saramaijewels) who was delightful to meet, so warm and personable.
While these outfits are certainly more theatrical than what some of us might feel comfortable wearing, I was impressed with how coherent the looks were and how each of the elements seem to have been chosen with thought and care. And how fitted and well-tailored everything was! These are people who give off an undiluted joie de vivre and unfettered self-expression through their style.
If you’ll be in Los Angeles on Wednesday May 4, you can see a panel discussion with Ari Seth Cohen and several of the Advanced Style women, details here.
A couple of blog housekeeping notes: on all new posts you should be able to click on the images and display in a new window. I’ll need to update older posts image by image; this will take some time. I’ve enlarged the font in the posts slightly; hopefully it’s a little easier to read. The blog header should now be displaying correctly on mobile devices. I’ll continue to work on the other issues people have brought to my attention. 🙂