Archive for April, 2013


Curves at Coachella

April 29th, 2013 3:50 pm


Every year, we kick ourselves for missing the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Annual Festival yet again. The festival takes place each spring in the sun-drenched Mojave Desert near Los Angeles.

It seems that most of the Coachella photos out there are of glamorous celebrities (i.e. Kristen Stewart looking miserable– just for a change). But how refreshing to come across these snaps on the super stylish Madison Plus blog?! These curvy music and fashion fans rocked the cool festival styles with the best of ‘em. Move over, Alexa Chung!

On-trend stripes and graphic tees with classic rockin' denim jackets!

Love a colourful bandeau under a sheer top. Lace mixed with acid-washed denim is always perfectly edgy and sweet!

Breezy and chic with fab accessories!




Advanced Style: The Documentary

April 27th, 2013 10:00 am


We’ve long been fans of the blog Advanced Style, which showcases the fashion flair of the senior set around the the world.

Advanced Style was featured today in the BBC News Magazine. In the article, the blog’s creator, Seth Ari Cohen describes how he has always been inspired by older people for their wisdom, experience and strength.

Cohen’s friend and muse, the 93 year-old Ilona Royce Smithkin says, “[Y]ou have wonderful things in store when you get older. When I was younger I always worried how I looked, whether people liked me. Now I really like myself, and I’m using my creative side even more than a few years ago.” She holds up a long piece of stripy material. “I spotted an umbrella someone had left in the street, I liked the colour so I took it home and made it into this scarf.”

The blog’s creator, Seth Ari Cohen and director Lina Pliolplyte have been filming and interviewing women for over three years now. Cohen said that they’re currently in the editing and post-production phase and hope to enter the documentary in the 2013 film festival circuit.

Here’s a clip from the upcoming documentary. We can’t wait to see it!




A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words…

April 22nd, 2013 12:03 pm


Sue Tilley shared with Anna this portrait painted of her wearing Anna’s silk chrysanthemum print dress. Captured for all eternity…





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