Category: ‘Unabashed Elderstyle’

Unabashed Literature: Raquel Welch “Beyond the Cleavage”

April 26th, 2010

Actress, Mother, Designer of high-end wig line: What’s left to do?  Write a shitty book.

From Whether refusing to change her name to Debbie–because producers considered “Raquel” too ethnic–or to lie about her age, even to the detriment of her career, she has evolved elegantly over time into a true champion for women who defy traditional aging.

Along with bringing baby boomers into her confidence–she offers essential tips for staying motivated and positive past fifty, as well as divulging her secrets for fabulous hair and makeup–she even talks to today‚Äôs younger generation of women about the importance of carrying themselves with dignity and self-respect.

Unabashed World Music: Kate Bush

April 7th, 2010

Only Kate Bush would think to use Bulgaria’s version of The Golden Girls for back-up vocals on her 1993 album, The Red Shoes.   Innovative.  Revolutionary.

Unabashed Elderstyle: The Cutest Neighbor

November 10th, 2009

elder11_09Have you ever seen anything so cute?  I had to PULL OVER when I drove past this neighbor of mine because she is THAT cute.

PS…She knitted her sweater.

Unabashed Elderstyle: Hosed Toes & Mitzvahs

October 20th, 2009

photo-16Comfort.  Simplicity. These are the words du jour for this 70-something Jewess.

Effortlessly pairing a heather gray hoodie with a dark gray sweat pant, all she needs to complete the outfit, I think to myself, are some gold Tiva knock-offs with support hose underneath.

She does not disappoint.  Until she orders her deli meat.

She orders ham.  HAM?  She must have an early onset of Alzheimer’s because no good jew (which I know she is) orders ham.

She is lost and disoriented, ordering the other white meat when surely she wants some nice religiously unaffiliated turkey.  I demand her cell phone and call her daughter to pick her up.

In our religion, we call what I did a mitzvah.


Unabashed Elderstyle: Extra Points for Papa

September 14th, 2009


I rarely come across men with unabashed elderstyle so I was pleased to spot this gentleman while he was on a break from his post at Hot Dog on a Stick (perhaps?).

I don’t love his Elderstyle but I do love his unabashedness. At least he’s committing to a color palette.


Dipping wieners in goo. I salute you, too, girl.

Unabashedly Dunne: No, like, DONE

August 27th, 2009
Mr. Dunne & Ms. Queer

Dunne & Queer, 2007

Unabashed Elderstyle: Ruthie, Mein Liebe

August 10th, 2009

Ruth, My Love

I’ve been running into a lot of ancient cuties lately.  I can’t control when I see a dapper elderly person.  They just show up like a ten dollar bill on the sidewalk. (more…)

Unabashed Elderstyle: The Snow Queen

July 7th, 2009

oldladyglasses1I met this lady at the Bristol Farms on Fairfax and Sunset before an Outfest screening of Making the Boys (so fucking good).  She straddles the line between crazy homeless woman and eccentric creative person which is one of the sexier lines to hump. (more…)

Unabashed Elderstyle: A New Unabashed Queer Series

May 10th, 2009

old-ladyI sat next to this precious lady today at the vet.

I didn’t get her name but her poofy dog is named Pitzi.

This stylephile loves her accessories: the neck scarf and the incredible glasses  matched with a “Mad About You” t-shirt.  And I like her ring.

As if she needed to be any more hardcore, she’s a Holocaust survivor from Hungary.  I love her.