Posts Categorised: Inspiration

Iris, a Documentary about New York’s Eccentric Fashion Muse

Iris Apfel documentary

Since 93-year-old Iris Apfel became became famous on the Advanced Style blog, she’s pretty much made growing old cool. She’s the kind of woman I like to think I’ll model myself on if I reach the ripe old age of 93. She’s free spirited, witty, flambouyant and most of all she thinks ‘dressing your age ... Keep reading

Bill Cunningham Documentary

Bill Cunningham was the street-style photographer for the New York Times. He’s was a hilarious, eccentric character who rode around New York City on a Schwinn bike, capturing fabulous people with his camera. A documentary was made about him a few years ago and if I want to jump into the New York mood, I’ll ... Keep reading

A Backstage VIP Tour of New York

My list of lust-worthy coffee-table books seems to be getting out of control lately and it looks like I’ve another one to add to my shopping trolley… Angelika Taschen, publisher of all those amazing art books, has returned from her home-town of Berlin to bring us this curated guide to New York’s most beautiful places ... Keep reading

A Nostalgic Guide to Finding Old New York

I love finding out about new restaurants, exhibitions and things to do in New York, but there’s something exciting about hunting out old New York, those lesser known gems only the locals know about – it might be a dusty old bookshop, a leafy hidden square, a time-worn diner, a deli institution, an ‘old-money’ hotel ... Keep reading

The New Yorker Book Of The 40s

I’ve just discovered this captivating and beautifully illustrated book. Have you heard of it? It’s a collection of essays from The New Yorker archives which represents a fascinating decade of change, and also a time many critics say the magazine came of age. Divided into seven sections – The War, American Scenes, Postwar, Character Studies: cinema, books, theatre, art ... Keep reading