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GrandMa Super Hero by Sacha Goldberger

French Photographer Sacha Goldberger, may have tapped into a new form of therapy when he convinced his 91-year-old Hungarian grandma suffering from depression to pose as a superhero for him in a series called Super Mamika. Her reluctance, turned euphoria as the camera started rolling, has made this granny a superstar on the web. Her My Space page has over 2000 fans. The series is on exhibition through November 30th, 2010 at the WANTED gallery in Paris. continue reading>>

Source: Cyril Style (TrendLand)

Aging Gracefully, the French Way

If there is a secret to aging well, Frenchwomen must know it. At least that’s what Americans think. We look at actresses like Juliette Binoche, 46, or politicians like Ségolène Royal, 56, or superstars like Catherine Deneuve, 66, and figure that they must have special insights into the “maturation” process.

And even the average Frenchwoman — say, shopping along the Rue du Faubourg St.-Honoré or enjoying a leisurely lunch on the Left Bank, or strolling through the Luxembourg Gardens — seems to defy the notion that, as one grows older, you either have to disguise that process with Botox, eye-lifts, lip plumpers and all sorts of procedures that convey a desperate “youthful” look, or else just give up altogether and let the ravages of time take their toll.

But do these women really have the answers when it comes to the aging process? continue reading>>

Source: Ann M. Morrison (The New York Times, July 14, 2010)
From left: A. Devlin/Press Association; R. Duvignau/Reuters; Kamel Lahamadi. Catherine Deneuve, left, Ségolène Royal, center; represent the French approach to aging gracefully, as does the woman on the street.

Advanced Style

“Proof from the wise and
silver-haired set that personal
style advances with age.”
Advanced Style

“Ari Seth Cohen: the man who
blogs about the silver stylistas”
Telegraph UK

“Growing Old Glamorously”
Uplift Magazine

The New York-based blogger Ari Seth Cohen is turning to a much-overlooked demographic, the over-sixties, for his fashion inspiration.

Ari Seth Cohen poses a question: ‘Why do we only look towards younger people as our fashion icons? Why not look to the people who really know what they’re doing?’

To this New York City-based 28-year-old, the style-setters truly worthy of our awe are often aged upwards of 60, 70, 80, even 90. In August 2008 Cohen began his blog, Advanced Style, which used the template of the Sartorialist and Facehunter – websites that consist of street shots of the impeccably hip – to celebrate the most strikingly dressed senior citizens in his adopted city. He wrote, by way of introduction, ‘Respect your elders and let these ladies and gents teach you a thing or two about living life to the fullest.’ more>>

Article written by Naomi West (Telegraph)
Pictured above MaryAnn (Advanced Style)

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