We attended the Fashion Week Extravaganza sponsored by Advanced Style and Tavi Gevinson at the Ace Hotel. Once we realized we were old enough to pull rank on the bouncer, we sailed past the velvet ropes without a backward glance.
Advanced Style is Ari Seth Cohen’s hugely popular blog dedicated to the colorful lives, eccentric closets, and lusty adventures of glamorous women over 50. Tavi Gevinson is one the hottest bloggers on the fashion radar right now. She’s 15, lives at home, goes to school, and muses on fashion like a seasoned veteran.
The party guests ranged in age from 15 to 100. Part of the evening’s entertainment was a cabaret show by Ilona Smithkin, a 91 year old chanteuse with a taste for wild pairings of bold dramatic color and an enviable show woman’s energy to keep singing and smiling through the endless blaze of flashbulbs.