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!
Come visit my glamorous store on Manhattan's Upper West Side at 139 West 72st New York, NY 10023
Hello, everyone! This past Tuesday, we were privileged to be a part of our good friend, Ari Seth Cohen’s, latest signing party for his best-selling book, Advanced Style. A beautiful and perfect day to travel to the country, I, along with Off Broadway Boutique superstars, Pat and Brianna, were over the moon with excitement for the special event at The Club at Briarcliff Manor. I stepped out in a gorgeous cream outfit with a delightful It’s a Rae Rae hat with caramel colored features as I beamed with excitement. Pat was equally in her glamorous element in a sharp black and white peplum jacket that was complemented by her trademark red lips. Brianna rounded out the threesome with a whimsically stylish hat that captured the spirit of the fashionable event.
A luxury van arrived to pick us up as we were introduced to some of the other fabulous women that were featured in the pages of Advanced Style. The theme of the charming and incredibly colorful conversation was gratitude for their personal style being appreciated by all walks of life. Through warm laughter and heartfelt chats, every woman in the van expressed just how much they enjoyed the newfound visibility by reclaiming their right to their personal style and their own lives. As we arrived at The Club at Briarcliff Manor, we were greeted by the lovely Sherry. After enjoying a delicious lunch, Pat, Brianna, and I met with Ari, who looked quite sharp in a shocking pink blazer. The man of the hour had already arrived to ensure that everything was in tip top shape for what was sure to be a successful fête.
This book signing party certainly lived up to our expectations as we enjoyed the company of the fashionable ladies who stopped by our set-up to see our chic Off Broadway Boutique merchandise. While I made it my business to interact with everyone by the booth and the enthusiastic crowd at the main house, Pat won everyone over with her effortless class and charisma. Afterwards, we were treated to a preview of the Advanced Style documentary that was helmed by the fantastic videographer, Lina Plioplyte. It earned unanimous raves as everyone clapped and cheered wildly, confirming that both Ari Seth Cohen and the esteemed group of fashionable women were a huge hit. Needless to say, our afternoon truly epitomized what the great Audrey Hepburn once said – the most beautiful women are the happiest. Being surrounded by undeniably stylish women showcased that there was plenty to be happy about that day.
After toasting the documentary preview, we were disappointed to see that our time at The Club at Briarcliff Manor had come to an end. Gearing up to return to the city that we loved so much, we said our goodbyes as we bid the country adieu. Although we were rather exhausted at the end of the day, we were pleased that we found so much inspiration in the fashionable women that Ari featured in Advanced Style. Suffice to say, our wonderful afternoon provided new meaning to the saying – I can’t wait until I grow up.
Hello, everyone! We pride ourselves in providing fabulous fashion for women over 50, which has inspired Off Broadway Boutique’s latest store window display’s theme of Moroccan style! To celebrate the summer season, we wanted to capture its effervescence through our Moroccan fashion collection!
Designed in a one size fits most silhouette, every clothing piece in our window is made with soft and breathable Moroccan cotton that feels divine. Hand-dyed in vibrant colors such as white and tangerine, they are a chic fashion choice for the woman that loves to look great while feeling comfortable. I can certainly attest to this, as I own a wonderful Moroccan cotton pantsuit that flatters me just as well as it did when I got it five years ago.
In addition, we are featuring exquisite Angela Caputi jewelry in our windows to complement the Moroccan fashion collection. Extremely high in demand by our customers, they are a great way to emphasize the glamour that every Moroccan cotton fashion piece provides. This Italian fashion jewelry collection also recalls the regality of the elevated Buddha statue that we have in the center of our window display.
A visual love letter to our wonderful customers, every Moroccan cotton piece in our store window offers fabulous fashion that can be worn everywhere. We at Off Broadway Boutique bring them back every year so that every over 50 woman can experience the pleasure of looking their very best at all times.
Hello, darlings! One of the best things about owning a boutique is getting acquainted with fabulous fashion talent, as I believe in displaying the best that there is. High fashion hat designer and my good friend, Rachel Rae, definitely fall under that category, as her collection, It’s a Rae Rae, captures the glamour that is synonymous with Off Broadway Boutique.
I am especially pleased to see Rachel, who had worked in our shop about 27 years ago, enjoy her success with her one-of-a-kind chapeaus. They have even caught the eye of VOGUE editor-at-large, André Leon Talley, who applauds their first-rate versatility in being “worn with casual elegance or with the best bespoke suits.” This is why it is such a joy to see Rachel come full circle in expressing her eye for style through this wonderful collection.
Rachel Rae’s stylish hats are definitely a must-have for any woman that loves to dress with the utmost glamour in mind. For more information about her collection, please visit her website, It’s a Rae Rae.
Hello, everyone! Being a longtime friend and friend of Advanced Style’s Ari Seth Cohen, we were thrilled to hear that he would be releasing a book that was based on his blog – so much so that we just had to get our hands on an advance copy. Needless to say, it is a wonderful book that features some of the most gorgeous images of fashionable women over 50. Ari did such a fabulous job in capturing the essence of these over 50 women that we predict that this book will be a runaway bestseller!
I am among the women that are captured in this fantastic book, as Ari considers me as to be his fashionable over 50 muse and “a magnificent woman that creates a world of dramatic flair and flamboyant style.” Our chic salesperson, Pat, is also included in these glossy pages along with some of our loyal clientele. Dressed in some of our finest fashion and jewelry for women over 50, Ari’s book makes it clear that these beautiful ladies are the epitome of glamour.
We are so proud of Ari’s success with the launch of his new book that we have been previewing our advance copy to our customers. Judging by the massive buzz that Advanced Style has been getting, we predict that this will be a big bestseller that will be just as great for you as it will be as a gift for someone you love. To reserve a copy of this must-have tome, call Off Broadway Boutique and we will gladly place an order for you!
Hello, darlings!As a woman over 50 who is a vintage style aficionado, I was thrilled to be invited to one of the top fashion events of the year – the Manhattan Vintage Clothing Show.Taking place this past Friday, I had wonderful fun hobnobbing with the fabulous fashionistas while having my photo taken by many high-profile photographers and bloggers.
Being surrounded by such high-profile people as Ari Seth Cohen of Advanced Style and Bill Cunningham of The New York Times, while being chronicled by AOL, was as thrilling as New York Fashion Week.Needless to say, the process of attending this show is more exciting than the show itself.
The best part about this magical night was being complimented on my red vintage felt hat – a hat that I knew would be just right for this occasion from the first time that I laid eyes on it in the vintage reruns department of my boutique.Pairing it with my red suede boots and marvelous black cape completed my style for a woman over 50.