Thursday, March 8, 2012

Happy International Women's Day!

Every year on this blog, I like to celebrate International Women's Day by posting a video of some wonderful KICK-ASS women who live their lives OUT LOUD. They are great role models for the rest of us, showing us how to be brave and be ourselves!

So this year may I present . . . the Advanced Style Ladies of New York! To paraphrase some of their words of wisdom:

Dress up for the theatre of your life every day.

You don't want to look crazy, but look as chic as you can.

Before 80, you lie about your age. After 80, you brag about it.


This video is a trailer for the full-length documentary which is coming out in the summer of 2012. There will be a book too. And there's a blog called Advanced Style where all this madness started.

Thanks to Suzy8-Track of I got stuff on my mind for introducing me to this great video!

23 comments:

laurie said...

wow, that was great!!!!!I hope to have that much passion when I reach taht age, heck I hope i have that much now!!!!

Elena said...

Happy day to you beautiful woman! I LOVED THIS!!! Oooh too cool!!! Thx for sharing!

DEZMOND said...

Happy Women's Day, Debs!

Lois said...

Somehow I think you have to live in New York or Montreal to have that much instinctual style, I can only dream about being so free! I love those women and will listen with the sound on at home, I am at work and watched with the sound off... L

crowbloke said...

excellent,, nice video. :)

Sulky Kitten said...

How inspiring is that!? I'd rather be like them than mouldering away quietly in a corner of the nursing home!

Tricky Nag said...

Those gals have STYLE! They make getting older seem fun.
My favorite though has just got to be the 90-year-old with the fake ultra long red eyelashes.

Jane said...

"If someone doesn't like what I'm wearing, I don't give a shit!" Lol!! This was so empowering! These women are amazing and give us the vision for an exciting old age.

A Beer for the Shower said...

This is awesome. I hate the stigma that once you get old you have to wear mumus and slippers. I'm sure my wife will be like this, and I love it.

Snap said...

I LOVE this video. I've watched it several times and I aspire to be a member of this team! I have the sunglasses! :D :D :D

Bird said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE IT!!! Those women... that's my Great Aunt. She loves her bangles and her bling and she ain't afraid to show it! :D She's 87.

Victoria said...

Yay..hugs to you..a beautiful powerful woman you are..Happy IWD....love that vid..it makes me smile!
Victoria

Jeanne said...

Happy, Happy Day to Women everywhere! :0) Love the gumption these gals have! Looking forward to the documentary.

mxtodis123 said...

I love these ladies. Been following the blog for awhile.
Mary

Plowing Through Life said...

What a cool video. I hope my old age is just as exciting. Happy Women's Day!

Baur said...

Happy womens day haha!!! And great blog following :)

Francie said...

Happy International women's day to all! And where can I get orange false eyelashes?? Great video, Debra, shared it on fb. Thanks!

Suzie Ridler said...

Holy cow my sisters are going to LOVE this video! I have to share it right away even though I should be lying down and resting. Damn the man!

Happy International Women's Day Debra. You are such an inspiration to me, you always make me smile and I am thrilled to know you.

Reg came home with a bouquet of flowers for me to celebrate. It was the best day ever.

Hugs
Suzie

Beatnheart said...

got advanced style on my sidebar...these ladies kick ass.

Blueberry said...

Those women are awesome and inspiring!

Riot Kitty said...

Love that line about after 80. If I live that long, I'm going to be a saucy old bitch.

laughingwolf said...

yabba-dabba-doo!

one thing - get ridda the goddamn GUM!

Rose - The Center of My Self said...

When I grow up, I wanna be an old woman.