Hey kids! Do yourself a favor and watch “Advanced Style”. It’s a glorious 72 minute long documentary about seven inspirational older ladies who live in New York. It’s based on the blog of the same name, and I’d been dying to see it ever since I first heard about it. I was not disappointed at all! I’ve been raving about it to anyone who will listen, really. This lady considers the fashion she wears on her body her art, and once spent seven years crafting the perfect outfit. I have to admire that level of obsession.
Words of wisdom: “I never wanted to look young, I wanted to look great.” The woman who spoke these words looked absolutely ravishing in the film at age 80, with long natural hair, further inspiring me to keep my hair long. Forever!
My favorite (excuse the checkerboard-patterned photo; even after a year I’m still figuring out this camera). This lady is TRULY a real life Maude, an art teacher and cabaret singer who said in the documentary that she didn’t come into her own until age 80. AND she makes her own false eyelashes from her hair! Couldn’t you just…???
Adore. There’s a beautiful scene where she and her lifelong best friend, who now has dementia, are sitting on the beach. She strikes up a tune, and her friend sings along with her, and let me tell you, I got a little verklempt. I pictured Corinne and I singing together in our 90’s.
Talking about the importance of exercise. And why couldn’t she live to be 100 or 105? Any of us? Josh wants to live to be 120. I love this movie so much and I can just tell it gets better and better with each viewing. I probably need to own it. And link to the blog on this blog!
What’s up blog? I just ate a can of sardines, which I had never tasted before but discovered pretty much taste like Kipper Snacks and therefore I liked them. There isn’t really a fish out there that I dislike the taste of…even cod liver oil is okay! This weekend was filled with fun rainy walks and tree decorating and an inspirational trip to Display & Costume, which I will be back to discuss later on. In the meantime, go watch “Advanced Style”, it’s instant on Netflix, and then let’s tawk! Who was your favorite? What was your favorite quote? And how old do you want to live to be?