They say that everything old becomes new again, and for myself, Lynn Dell, this moment in fashion is just that: new again. With fashion finally referencing the bygone days of ubiquitous glamour and endless sophistication, I have compiled my fashionable tastes into my shop, Off Broadway Boutique. As a result of creating a playground of style for women over 40, I have managed to maintain a high fashion profile for over 40 years. I live my life in the fascinating world most of us only see from afar - for it is my eye for originality that makes me an unduplicated fashion icon for baby boomers!
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Hello, everyone! As I’ve mentioned before, my good friends, Ari Seth Cohen and Lina Plioplyte have been collaborating together on a documentary that is based on Ari’s fabulous blog, Advanced Style. While the making of the movie is still underway, they were both lovely enough to provide us with this still from a scene that includes yours truly along with two equally fabulous women.
Words cannot express how excited I am about my being a part of this documentary, as it captures the very credo that I live by – dressing for the theatre of one’s life. After all, everyone is their own special creation and I believe that the Advanced Style film will definitely shine a light on what it means to be fashionable and fabulous at every age.
Stay tuned, everyone, as I’ll definitely be keeping you in the loop on when Ari and Lina’s documentary will debut.
Hello, darlings! As everyone knows, I have been working closely with my good friend, Ari Seth Cohen, on his spectacular book, Advanced Style, as well as the exactly-named blog that inspired the bestseller. The unforgettable experience in working on both has inspired him to launch a wonderful project that he has put his blood, sweat, and tears in bringing into fruition over the past three years – his Advanced Style documentary. With over 150 hours of footage that includes yours truly, I cannot wait to see the finished result. Although, if this excellent extended trailer is any indication, I am certain that there will be rave reviews from the 2013 film festival circuit that Ari will be pitching to.
In addition, the high profile that I’ve gotten from being featured in the Advanced Style book and the Advanced Style blog has provided me with the opportunity to meet up with some of the most fabulous people. Iris Apfel is one of these fabulous people and it was such a pleasure to run into her a few days ago at the gift show that I had attended. Not only is the glamorous textile mogul a sartorial inspiration, she has also been a motivator in living my life by my famous credo – I am my own special creation. Iris embodies that very spirit effortlessly, which is why I was thrilled when Ari suggested that we take a photograph together. As you can see by the smiles on our faces, we had such a wonderful time in being a part of the Advanced Style family.
Hello, darlings! As is always the case when it comes to finding fashion inspiration, this week has been one wonderful whirlwind of excitement. In the throes of the magnificent Moda Manhattan trade show at the Jacob Javits center, I received a call from my good friend, Ari Seth Cohen, who wanted me to participate in a music project of his. Although it was the last day of the three-day-long fashion convention, I simply dropped everything that I was doing and agreed to work with him. After all, it is always a pleasure to be in his company and I wanted to help him out in any way that I could.
Since I wasn’t quite able to film away from the Javits center – after all, I was still reviewing stunning fashion and jewelry to add to our collection – I arranged for Ari and his wonderful colleague, Lina Plioplyte, to meet us there at 1PM that afternoon. Meanwhile, my wonderful fashion assistant, Brianna, was thrilled to take part in what would be yet another amazing adventure and offered to photograph our meeting – as you can see from these stunning photos that she had taken.
Fresh off the plane from San Diego where they were shooting the Advanced Style film, both Ari and Lina looked San Diego sensational with their colorfully mismatched outfits. They were such a lovely sight because they were doing their own thing and brought their own flavor to the Jacob Javits center. Overjoyed to see Ari after a few months of not seeing him, I immediately decided to get the show on the road and start conveying the idea of happiness for his music project as Lina started taping.
Although the passing buses, loud construction, and scorching heat were challenging to get through, we persevered by continuing on with the filming at the Javits center. We were quite a sight as we managed to catch the eye of the vendors and buyers who were otherwise busy. In spite of them having seen it all, it tickled me to see these accomplished fashion industry people become so excited to see us taping our project. If I hadn’t known better, I’d think that this was a Hollywood project by the way that we all captured their attention.
Soon after, I received a pleasant surprise in the form of an old and dear friend, Teri Venture, who decided to stop on by after spotting the hubbub that our production was causing. Having loved her for years, I was delighted to see that she was at Moda Manhattan to promote one out of the many fashion lines that she represents. After I introduced her to Ari, Lina, and Brianna, she mentioned that I stood apart as one of her special clients – a sentiment that echoes my thoughts of her as my special vendor. Inspired by our camaraderie, Ari decided to interview her as we all shared the best of laughs in front of the camera.
As much fun as I had in filming with Ari and Lina, I was completely exhausted from the three days that Brianna and I spent at Moda Manhattan. After thanking both for a delightful afternoon, I bid Brianna adieu and headed straight to the nail salon for a much-needed manicure and pedicure. As I relaxed in the comfortable seat, I mused on how lucky I was to have such a full life that presents plenty of opportunities to have wonderful days like the one that I just spent with Ari Seth Cohen.
Hello, everyone! This past Friday, I had the pleasure of hosting the very talented filmmaker, Lina Plioplyte, in my apartment. In town to film a segment for the upcoming documentary, Advanced Style, she had wanted viewers to see me behind the glamour. Having already filmed with her at my shop, Off Broadway Boutique, I thought that my residence was the ideal place to show this part in this film.
While Ari Seth Cohen’s best-selling book, Advanced Style, did a marvelous job in portraying me on my public stage that is New York City, I had always longed to showcase my intimate side.In accepting Lina’s offer, I invited her into my home so that she could see me thrive in the wonderful life and love that I have shared with my beloved Sandy Cohen for 61 years.As I showed Lina our wedding photos, she remarked that the very joie-de-vivre spirit and fabulous style shown on that day was very much present at this moment.
As she was filming me cooking in the kitchen, Lina decided to interview Sandy.As she asked him questions, his caretaker, Moody, decided that Sandy was not and should not look less than his best on film.With a pair of shears, she cleaned his face and made sure that he was camera-ready to continue his interview.Camera-ready and ready to roll, Sandy embarked on a fun interview that wound up being an exciting day in reminiscing about our journey – a journey that I look forward in sharing with the entire world on film.
Hello, everyone!In addition to releasing a new book while maintaining a fabulous blog, our good friend, Ari Seth Cohen, is also working on turning both into a documentary with filmmaker, Lina Plioplyte.Featuring yours truly, it provides a birds-eye view into the glamour of women over 50.In addition to viewing the preview below, you can also visit the Kickstarter website to learn more about Ari’s documentary project.
Hello, darlings! I had the most amazing time at Ari Seth Cohen’s launch party for his book, Advanced Style, this past Tuesday. Held on the rooftop of the Sky Room at the New Museum in the Bowery neighborhood, we were treated to a spectacular view. What’s more; the guests dressed smashingly as elegance reigned supreme at the party!
Although we know many of the fabulous ladies that are featured in the book as our Off Broadway Boutique customers, I had the pleasure of meeting the other women that epitomized Advanced Style. As bright as they were interesting, they expressed themselves through their sensational style and sparkling conversation. Ari also dressed to the nines, as he greeted me in a dapper hot pink pant suit that I adored. He took this opportunity to debut a preview of his documentary, also titled Advanced Style and featuring yours truly.
I also had the pleasure of being interviewed by both The Wall Street Journal and the New York Observer while sharing my style secrets with them. This beautiful and perfect book launch party was a smashing success as copies of Advanced Style eventually sold out. Ari was so thrilled by the overwhelming kudos that he called me earlier today to let me know that the Barnes and Noble shop in the Village was featuring copies of his book in their front window – with my picture featured in their open book display!