Today’s Special Feature is on artist Cathy Cooper. We love how her earthy, couture style is a reflection of her fearless and ageless tude: “Beauty and fashion is not a hiding place: it’s a place of growth and opening.” Your Style is Your Story and Cathy’s is on SLU now.
Today’s Daily is the literary scholar and poet Frances Keuling Stout. She is a devout Alexander McQueen fan, as well as a Reebok sneaker junkie, considering herself to be elegant funk with a dash of madcapness. Your Style is Your Story, and Frances’s is live on SLU now.
Yesterday’s Ageless Daily was photographer Henny Garfunkel. She believes that great style comes from being an outsider, and, clearly, she is happily one. Henny calls 12” heels the Kardashification of the world, her hair is inspired by the Hopi Indians, and she has something like 19 ear piercings with an earring collection that is the most amazing we have ever seen. Your Style Is Your Story and Henny’s is on SLU.
Today’s Daily is 94-year-old Illona Royce Smithkin. This is our second video on Illona, because she personifies why worshipping youth is a fallacy and you really can’t get enough of her energy. She feels anything but “old,” with so much self-confidence and such a wide open heart, that she lives to spread love to the world. So fearless, Illona feels that everyone is related to her in some way, everyone is family. In addition, she’s never felt more sensual and she has become a fashion sensation in her 90’s, which has everything to do with her expansive spirit and her red lashes that she makes herself. Your Style is Your Story, and Ilona’s is live on SLU now.
Today’s Ageless Daily is dancer Jacquie Tajah Murdock We first spotted her five years ago walking through the East Village in a black velvet Victorian coat. Jacquie says that she came up in an era where women were glamorous and that she doesn’t wear jeans. She is 83 and is determined to not just be another “pretty face.” Your Style Is Your Story and Jackie’s is live on SLU now.
The most beautiful thing is to be vulnerable, you learn so much about a person when the layers come off.” - Heather Boo in the What’s Underneath Project: Part 3
My ass is my favorite body part. It connects me to my culture - Domonique Echeverria in the What’s Underneath Project: Part 3
"People think I’m rich based on the way that I dress, but I have no money.” - Domonique Echeverria in the What’s Underneath Project: Part 3
"Your body is good place, a bad place, & a hurtful place to be. You don’t really have an option.” - Rog Walker in the What’s Underneath Project: Part 3
Today’s Daily is legendary photographer Mary Ellen Mark, who has photographed everyone from Fellini and The Beatles to Woody Allen. We love her because she always stuck to being and working as an individual and refused to be a clone. Your Style Is Your Style, and Mary Ellen’s is on SLU
My mom is the such a role model for aging with grace, strength and vibrance. I’ve never seen anyone who takes risks like her and allows herself to be a beginner again and again — always willing to try new things and stay current and move with the times instead of stuck in the past. No Botox, no plastic surgery, she is comfortable with aging naturally and not buying into the notion that you can’t have style or sex appeal with age. To me, she’s the hottest woman in the world because she only becomes more and more herself as she gets older. She’s the star of Today’s Ageless Daily, live on SLU, which I highly recommend you WATCH NOW! Love love love, Lily
Today’s Ageless Daily is legendary dancer, Carmen de Lavallade. She is still going as far as she can at 83, which means continuing to dance and create her own one woman show. Among many things about her past, we were kind of floored when we found out that she was partly responsible for birth of the Alvin Ailey Dance Company. Your Style Is Your Story and Carmen’s is live on SLU now.