While reading Tavi Gevinson’s blog The Style Rookie, my eyes caught the Lithuanian name – Lina Plioplyte. I knew her before this post but decided to write about this because just now I saw the Advanced Style series about old ladies’ style. Of course, she has a website called Teenage Peanut where you can see all of Lina’s work.
Why many 30-year-old women choose comfortable jeans and sneakers while others, being in their eighties, wear a lot of make up and high heels? Once Coco Chanel said: “You live but once; you might as well be amusing.” This is the basis of these series.
Actually, Lina Plioplyte looks very extravagant by herself:
Picture via Marie Claire
It is interesting to watch these short movies not only because of funny moments which makes you think “I would like to have a grandmother like this” sometimes, but also because all these people talk about interesting social topics, for example, stereotype of old person in our society, fashion business or creativity.
I might add that all this movement and activity of older people expressing themselves through clothing and accessories can even be described as a subculture with a sort of traditions, trends and general approach.