We don't like to play favorites, but "Advanced Style" is hands-down one of our favorite style blogs. When it seems like street style has gotten somewhat contrived, when beautiful young 20-somethings are getting dressed just to be snapped and slapped online, thank goodness there's Advanced Style to showcase the style and wisdom of ladies of a certain age who get dressed only for themselves. "I started the blog to inspire people to look at aging in a new light," says Ari Seth Cohen, the site's founder. "I was best friends with my grandmother and have always had an affinity for older people. Before starting Advanced Style, I noticed a lack of inspiring and positive images of aging and I wanted to show that there are so many wonderful things that come with age." And now he's trying to take his blog to the big screen as a documentary (it's already been turned into a book). But he needs your help.
Fashion icon, party girl, philanthropist and all-around It-girl Zelda Kaplan passed away last week in the front row of Joanna Mastroianni's show. The Cut caught up with the designer, who said she had no idea what had happened until her show was over and she had left Lincoln Center. "Oh, I was beyond shocked. First of all, I had no idea what was going on backstage; I didn’t even find out about it until we were — not only was the show over, but we were out of Lincoln Center. I had no idea," Mastroianni said.
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Zelda Kaplan, a beloved socialite, fashion icon and humanitarian, passed away today while sitting front row at Joanna Mastroianni's show at Lincoln Center. According to the New York Post, witnesses saw Kaplan "slump forward" in her seat after the models had started walking down the runway. Security carried her out of the show, where EMT's gave her CPR before an ambulance arrived and took Kaplan to the hospital. Kaplan's friends gave the Post the following statement: "Zelda Kaplan passed away suddenly today at the age of 95 from natural causes, she was surrounded by friends and family. She will be deeply missed and always loved." Kaplan was known for her distinctive style, favoring bold African prints, hats and oversized sunglasses--as well as her youthful spirit and boundless energy. She was referred to as a "club kid" and an "It girl" well into her golden years.