Itthon szokás aszerint gondolkodni a divatról, hogy „Mindenki öltözködjön a korához méltóan”. A tizenéves lány rendezetten kislányosan – nem kirívóan, nem kurvásan, ne legyen gót, ne legyen punk, legyen minél semlegesebb, hogy „rendes ember” benyomását keltse. Ahogy pedig haladnak az évek, felnősz és megöregszel, ez a szabály semmit sem változik.

Élethelyzettől, munkától, betegségtől, kortól függően végigkísér ez a külső nyomás, miszerint öltözködj nettül, rendezetten, hogy „normális ember” benyomását keltsd. Ha rákos vagy, azért, ha szültél, azért, ha egyetemre mész, azért, ha új munkahelyed van, azért.

Persze eltérhetsz a szabálytól egy esetben, ha az a divat, hogy nem vagy divatos.

Akár divatból, akár belső késztetésből is térsz el a társadalom által megszabott „normálistól”, egy dologra emlékezz: csak bírd viselni a kritikát.

Megszámolni sem tudom, hányszor próbáltak összekacsintani velem az emberek mások háta mögött, mint a „ügyeletes trendi jó ízlésű fiatallal”, hogy „ugye, XY öltözhetne a korához méltóan”. Hiszen ő már egy középkorú anya, hiszen nagymama, hiszen még túl fiatal, hiszen nagy a segge, hiszen ronda (?), hiszen egy vezető nem öltözhet így… és így tovább és így tovább. 

Amivel pedig határozottan nem értek egyet, az az, hogy a nagymamák szintén zártan, mamisan, cukin, visszafogott ruhákban, rendezetten, azaz „korukhoz méltóan” öltözködjenek. Lehetőleg kerülve a frivol színeket, mert az „túl fiatalos”. Úgyhogy most mutatok 22 szettet, amelyben idős emberek a korukhoz méltóan, sikkesen, szabadon öltöznek.

Számomra ugyanis a korhoz méltó öltözködés a szabad és sikkes öltözködést jelenti. 

Az Advanced style oldal Ari Seth Cohen fotográfus projektje, amelyben idős nők és férfiak elképesztően izgalmas szettjeit mutatják be. A fotóprojekt azóta kilépett a medréből, és egyfajta mozgalommá duzzadt, amiben a kötetlen, szabad, sikeres életet hirdetik. Azaz: élj szabadon, hordd, amit csak szeretnél, ne törődj a társadalmi nyomással. Mindannyian magasról tesznek a konvenciókra, mert „túl rövid az élet ahhoz, hogy mások véleményével és ízlésével foglalkozz” – állítják ők, és milyen igazuk van. A képeken látható hölgyek nem kötnek kompromisszumot, és nem kérnek elnézést extravagáns megjelenésükért. 

Ha valahogy el kéne képzelnem a WMN-t 30-40 év múlva, akkor kábé így fogunk kinézni, mint ők. Kitaláljátok, hányadik képen látható a jövőbeli Szentesi? 

1. Instagram post by Ari Seth Cohen * Jan 8, 2018 at 2:57am UTC

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Looking back at my shoot for @karen_walker eyewear a few moons back starring @lindaandwinks #advancedstyle advancedstyle #advancedstyleolderandwiser

3. Loved working with my buddies @hellobaleen jewelry and @colleen_heidemann on their latest campaign #advancedstyle #advancedstyleolderandwiser

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Coming back to Australia on Monday. It's always one of my favorite places to shoot. #advancedstyle #advancedstyleolderandwiser #advancedfriends

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More New Year's Eve outfit inspiration from one of my favorite shots from this last year. Wishing everyone a happy, healthy, and peaceful New year filled with gratitude and hope. Thanks for all the love in 2017! #advancedstyle #advancedstyleolderandwiser #newyearseve #newyearsoutfit

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I met Dee at the Easter Parade last weekend and she sent me the following email a few days later. I asked her if I could share it with everyone. Sometimes the quickest interactions can be more meaningful than we realize in the moment. Dear Ari, I wanted to thank you for Easter morning. It was a great pleasure for me to meet you. I went to the Parade, I think, looking for my mom. She is gone six years this week. An enduringly long blink of an eye. As a child, she would take me to see the finery. At that time, the Easter Parade was not the grandeur it is today. Simply people in their best. Not always bespoke or couture but always magical. My mom in her houndstooth coat and I in my Mary Janes. I moved to the city six months ago, leaving the only home I'd known for almost sixty years. Twenty five of them care taking for my parents. It was a blessing and honor to do so. But in that, ones self image can be shadowed. I have spent the last six months wandering the city I love. Making Nike richer with every worn through sneaker sole. Looking, I suppose, for my own sole. What I have found is my mothers' voice. I believe these last six months have been guided by her. Crossing my path with a gaggle of 'advanced' women. Some have remained friends and others just whispered in my ear. In her life, I experienced an existence of head in the clouds with my twinkly mom. But it wasn't enough. She sends me now, women to help my well shoed feet find the ground. To strengthen my image. If you will indulge me a moment more, I would like to tell you a story of a mirror. My mom once told me, "Honey, when you look into the mirror, if you don't see a beautiful, kind, talented girl, then what you need is a new mirror." So I have looked for that mirror literally and figuratively for the past six months, to no avail. I am, however, fortunate enough to live in a doorman building whose inhabitants toss the loveliest of things. My first miserable week there, there was a mirror I recognized. A coveted, chrome trimmed full length beauty from Ikea. And I asked Ruben, my doorman, if I could have it. The reply was that it was already spoken for. For the rest of the story visit www.advanced.stye

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Liz Friedman is always ahead of the game. Full photo on www.advanced.style . . . . . . . . . #advancedstyle #whatiwore #whatiwear #styleover40 #styleover50 #styleover60 #trends #fashionblogger #streetstyle #advancedstyle #advancedstyleolderandwiser #accessories #champion #nyc #vintage #diy #styleinspo #styleinspiration #realstyle #everydaystyle #fabafter50 #igfashion

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Jane Folds has been wearing these heart glasses way before they were trendy. She also makes the most incredible marionettes and puppets! . . . . . . . #advancedstyle #heartglasses #lolita #nyc #streetstyle #mystyle #styleinspiration #styleinfluencer

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"Bittersweet. This time of life is bittersweet. It's the time when you remember. The summer when we rented a beach house on Long Island Sound and swam every day, the neighbors said we looked like we were in a movie. The day we walked holding hands to shop in a department store and someone remarked that we looked so happy. The trips to France, the excitement, the adventure of it all. The art we made, the lives that he, as a teacher, changed. Now it's different. One of us is 85, uses a walker, needs lots of help, and can't remember things. What are you going to do? Make the best of it, confront the daily challenges, renew your spirit. Keep a-goin." Excerpt from #AdvancedLove coming out February 2019 with @abramsbooks . . . . . . . . . . #advancedstyle #advancedlove #colorful #nyc #spring #love #streetstyle

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Think Pink! Swipe to see the rest...

11. Heading home from Florida. Back to business. Photo from a series I did for @vogueaustralia a few years back #advancedstyle #glamour #ageisjustanumber #greyhair #chanel #chaneljewelry #diamonds

12. "Old Is The New Black" t-shirts are back in stock! A few years ago our dear friend @lindaandwinks came up with this statement in celebration of the movement towards more inclusion for older models in campaigns and on the runway. Age is in style and there's no turning back! Thanks so much @stylecrone for wearing this collab with @fannykarst for your 75th birthday. Shirts can be ordered here http://www.fannykarst.com/t-shirt-collection/black or check the link in bio. #advancedstyle #oldisthenewblack #ageisirrelevant #ageisjustanumber #foreverfierce #styleover50 #styleover60 #mywrinklesaremystripes #advancedstylerevolution #greyhair #grayhairdontcare #grayhair #silverage #silverhair photo @daniel_a_nolan

13. Ari Seth Cohen on Instagram: "Happy 95th birthday to the fabulous Phyllis Sues! Photo from my campaign for @karen_walker jewelry"

14. I'm heading to Australia to speak at the Coming Into Fashion forum at @theartscentregc on January 20th! I'll also be there for a screening of the Advanced Style Documentary on the 18th. I'll be on the look out for some great couples to add to the #AdvancedLove project on the Gold Coast and in Sydney. Hope to see some of you at the forum! Tickets are available on the website here https://theartscentregc.com.au/gallery/fashion-forum-coming-fashion/ #advancedstyle #advancedstyleolderandwiser #comingintofashion

15. Madison Avenue Blues www.advanced.style #advancedstyle #advancedstyleolderandwiser

16. More #advancedlove from @pattiegerrie and John. Check the blog Advanced.Style for the full feature. If you know of any older couples who you think would be great for my latest project tag them, message me or send an email to [email protected]

17. Pompano Beach, Florida www.advanced.style . . . . . . #advancedstyle #advanvedstyleolderandwiser #badass #membersonly #styleover60 #styleover50 18. One of my dearest friends, Joyce Carpati stars in the latest campaign for Carolina Herrera handbags. We met on the street when I was style hunting about seven years ago and the moment I stopped her she told me, "I want to make a difference in the lives of people who are afraid of aging. To age is privilege." Since then we have traveled the world together speaking about aging, had many laughs and I have gained so much wisdom from her incredible insight.BravoJoyce for continuing to help shift stereotypical views on aging and for becoming one of the worlds oldest models at 85. #advancedstyle #advancedstyleolderandwiser #advancedstylerevolution #notmyadjustproud 19. Wear a turban for New Years Eve? #advancedstyle #advancedstyleolderandwiser #stylesuggestions #newyearseve #newyearsoutfit 20. I'll be posting holiday outfit inspiration from the archives throughout the day. Let me know your faves! Look #5 featuring @valerie_von_sobel #advancedstyle #advancedstyleolderandwiser #happyholidays

21. I'll be posting holiday outfit inspiration from the archives throughout the day. Let me know your faves! Look #1 #advancedstyle #advancedstyleolderandwiser #happyholidays

22. Memories of a fun day almost four years ago with some of my favorite ladies. #advancedstyle #advancedstyleolderandwiser

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