It's Mother's Day. This is the first Mother's Day where my grandmother isn't here and even though her presence has transformed into a warm glow I keep alight in my heart, I can't but help that I wish I could call her this weekend to wish her a happy day, to tell her how much I love her and how much of an influence she's had on me and thank her for it.

Speaking of lovely ladies . . .

Have you seen 90-year-old self-labeled ‘geriatric starlet’ Iris Apfel, known for her giant round spectacles and daring outfits, propelled to the prime position of fashion world’s sweetheart? Just this Spring, she teamed up with Mac Cosmetics to create a 20 piece make up collection. I'm not so much into make up, but how fabulous?!

I've recently come across Ari Seth Cohen's blog, Advanced Style, street fashion focused on the over-60 stylish ladies who are undoubtedly enjoying their later years with grace and panache, marching to the beat of their own drummer. What's great about his images is that they highlight that age is nothing but a state of mind.

Found this gem on his site from a 99 year old's Fashion and Style Tips:

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 98, 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!"

11.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."

12."Always tell the truth because if you don't you'll have to think of another lie."

13."Be More, appear Less."

14."Always take the phone off the hook when you're in the bath."

15."Make friends with the maitre de."

16."Never loan, Never borrow."

17."Never keep anyone waiting. Always be 15 minutes early."

18."Never look back. Always look forward."

19."Don't be afraid to tell your age, that's silly. Be proud of your age."

20."Don't frequent a restaurant where they don't crumb the table."

The other lovely lady that has caught my eye lately is Tao Porchon Lynch, a 93-year-old yoga master, ballroom dancer, and former actress and model will be inducted into the Guinness Book of World Records for being the oldest living yoga teacher—this Sunday, May 13, Mother’s Day. 

All above images, Robert Sturman.
Love to all ladies everywhere today. Happy Mother's Day.

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