inspiration: older women and their wonderful style

above: writer and artist beatrix ost.  i think she is such a beautiful older woman. she’s always so well put together, was made to wear dark lipstick and is a huge inspiration.

all of these women look absolutely amazing. the first woman in particular is 99 years old and offers this lifestyle advice:

1. Stay Organized “If you take a toothpick out,or a pair of pantyhose, or a hundred dollar bill,always put it back where you found it,because if you add up the the time you spent looking for it later, that’s a waste of time.”
2.”Always tell the truth because if you don’t you’ll have to think of another lie.”
3.”Be More, appear Less.”
4.”Always take the phone off the hook when you’re in the bath.”
5.”Make friends with the maitre de'”
6.”Never loan, Never borrow.”
7.”Never keep anyone waiting. Always be 15 minutes early.”
8.”Never look back. always look forward.”
9. “Don’t be afraid to tell anyone your age, that’s silly. Be proud of your age.”
10.”Don’t frequent a restaurant where they don’t crumb the table.”
and this lovely list of fashion and beauty advice:

1. Find your perfect perfume, people will remember you by your scent. Rose is known for her Pauline Trigere fragrance. She tells her granddaughter “I’ll give you anything in the world, but I won’t give you my perfume.”
2. Belts and Beads. Rose believes that a belt or unique strand of beads can really make an outfit and they don’t have to cost a fortune.
3. Take care of your feet and wear good shoes, but when you are going out for a night on the town “Fashion comes before comfort” At 99, Rose goes out every single night!
4. “Walking is a must, its better than doctors or medicine”
5. No need to use expensive moisturizers, Rose swears by Oil of Olay which she has been using for decades.
6. “Inexspensive lipstick is as good as expensive, only better!” Rose has tried every brand from Chanel to Lauder and has recently been turned on to Revlon.
7. Be Unique: “If Everyone is wearing it, then its not for me”
8. “Be smart enough to know what you don’t know”
9. If you have trouble reading the dinner menu, Lorgnettes are a fashionable and elegant alternative to reading glasses
10. “Be Happy, enjoy what you have at every moment!”

all images are from the blog advanced style, which aims to show a beautiful selection of older style