My OBT

What if you spent every day looking for One Beautiful Thing?

Ageless Style

18 Comments

Today, I am thrilled to bring you the senior fashionistas Britt Kanja (71?) and her best friend Günther Krabbenhöft (75).

After Joanna Toto’s Berlin Fashion Week photo of the pair became Vogue Magazine’s most liked photo of the year, the pair caught the interest and imagination of the world. Honestly, if they walked past me, I’d turn right around and follow them anywhere. I want to be wherever these gorgeous people are going!

“Although virtually unknown elsewhere, the senior scenesters are fixtures in Berlin’s art/fashion/club landscape. Günther, who became known [in 2017] as the city’s “oldest hipster” after a tourist snapshot of the stylish septegenerian on a subway platform went viral, is now a much-sought-after model whose favorite pastime is techno dancing. Britt, Berlin’s answer to Audrey Hepburn, is a legendary club owner, model and roller skate enthusiast who is the only person in history to have written permission to skate the floors of the famous KaDeWe department store.”

The Day

As if that weren’t interesting enough, they also made it to the cover of the most recent book by Advanced Style photographer and previously-discussed mensch, Ari Seth Cohen, who has a notoriously great eye for senior fashion.

You can follow Britt Kanja on Instagram and Facebook. You can follow Günther Krabbenhöft on his PR page, and on Instagram and Facebook. And you can follow Ari Seth Cohen on his blog and his YouTube channel.

View this post on Instagram

Heute morgen ist etwas besonderes mit mir geschehen.Ich bin früh wach geworden,öffnete die Fenster,und spüre eine Stille,die ich bisher noch nicht so wahrgenommen hatte.So still,das ich dachte,so müsste sich der erste Tag nach einer Katastrophe anfühlen,wo ich der einzige Überlebende bin.Kein Vogel sang,kein Mensch war zu sehen,kein Geräusch zu hören,stiller als still war es .Das alles war aber nicht bedrückend,sondern eher ein leichter,schöner Moment.Eine große warme Dankbarkeit,mit Zuversicht verstärkt,habe ich gespürt,und sogleich zu den ängstlichen und verunsicherten Menschen weitergeleitet,um etwas Zuversicht auf Sie zu streuen.Wir befinden uns in der neuen Corona Welt,in der die Stadt, und die Menschen ,das Leben,ihren Rhythmus,verloren haben,den Rhythmus des Morgen,Mittags,des Abends,und den der Nacht.Das alles,und noch viel mehr,das wünsche ich mir doch wieder zurück in mein Leben.Das aber neu gefühlt,neu überlegt,neu gedacht. Ein Gedanken und Verhalten-Neubeginn!Diesen Neubeginn konnte ich gestern schon sehen und spüren, mit offenen Restaurants, Cafés und Menschenschlangen vor vielen Geschäften, aber alles irgendwie anders.Diese neuen Tage werde ich feiern,und sie mit meinen schönsten Gedanken und Kleidern voller Zuversicht begrüßen.Einen sonnigen Sonntag wünsche ich Euch,und einen famosen Wochenstart #zuhause #zuversicht #seieinfachdu #positivevibes #glücklichsein #lebensfreude #menwithstreetwear #menhatstyle #meninspiration @upscale.gentleman #mensaccessories #mensuitstyle #menswear #menfashion #menfashionstyle #bestoftheday #alleswirdgut #coolmen #sonnentag

A post shared by Günther Krabbenhöft (@g.krabbenhoft) on

View this post on Instagram

Was ich da im Gesicht habe, kommt, soviel ich weiß aus Schwaben,und nennt sich Schwäbische Maultasche .Ja es ist sowas !Ich habe damit noch so meine Schwierigkeiten. Letztens habe ich meinen Kaffee trinken wollen , hatte die Maske aber vergessen abzunehmen. Zack ,war das Malheur schon passiert. Ich habe plötzlich FILTERKAFFEE getrunken! Also man sollte sich schon daran erinnern das man die Vorhänge zugezogen hat.Evtl.war ich auch mit meinen Gedanken beim Sonntagstanz im BH ,als ich Tim ,im Schaufenster am Rio-Reiser Platz mit Maulkorb ,auf dem Weg zum Hainberg sah.Da ich ja massive Tanzentzugserscheinungen habe, kann das ja schon mal passieren. Ich nehme mal an ,das morgen Montag ist ,und eine neue Woche beginnt. Eigentlich egal , meinetwegen kann die gesamte Woche Montag heißen, oder Freitag.Anfühlen tun sich eh alle Tage gleich,deshalb ist der Name egal.Da wären wir bei meinem momentanen Lieblingsgefühl !! EGAL 🙏😂🙏. Also ich wünsche Euch eine zuversichtliche Montagswoche 🙏😂🙏 #mondaymotivation #montagslächeln #montagsmuster #coffeetime #kaffeeliebe @chocolateria_suende #sonntagsspaziergang #technolovers #housedance #houseparty #tanzenmachtglücklich #ravenfürdenweltfrieden #menwithstyle #menwithclass #menswear #mensfashion #menshats #mensuitstyle #styleinspiration #coolmen #mensaccessories #menstreetstyle #menspiration #inspiration #menswearinspiration #mensfashioninspiration #menshoes #bowtie #menglasses

A post shared by Günther Krabbenhöft (@g.krabbenhoft) on

View this post on Instagram

💫💫 HONORING THE 💫💫💫 💫💫💫 INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY💫 Female Empowermen & Diversity The Future is located in us it seems always impossible until it's done 💫 💫 💫 LET FREEDOM RING THIS WORLD NEEDS TRUE FRIENDS I love challenges ! while immersing in the sea of appearences, I reflect on the challenges of our future. Inspired by equality and gender equality at all levels, for people, men and women … and good legal certainty … 💫 💫 💫 I dream of a desirable future society 💫 💫 I LOVE DIVERSITY The differences of each individual have made the great developments of humanity possible. 💫 💫💫💫💫🌼💫💫💫💫 💫 In the preciousness of the moment from accident and necessity, in the simultaneity of inequality – I look around, after the truly feminine, the wise women, who thrives on flourishing. * this new foam-arisen * COMMUNITY IS THE FLYWHEEL OF MY BEING WOMEN WORLDWIDE CAN MAKE THE CHANGE WE WANT TO SEE IN THIS WORLD They have refined their consciousness The potential is gigantic In the best case, we create the seeds of change and the creativity for new possibilities. Ladies of the world will most likely create a community that loves peace and thus creates peace * * * * * * * Ladies will always find a way to deal successfully with earthly conditions. 💫 THEY WILL BRING HOPE FOR HUMANITY 💫 photo by @mrwpictures 💫

A post shared by Britt Kanja (official) (@britt.kanja) on

Author: Donna from MyOBT

I have committed to spending part of every day looking for at least one beautiful thing, and sharing what I find with you lovelies!

18 thoughts on “Ageless Style

  1. LOL! Not our every day grand parents.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. I want to be like them when I grow up! Rock on!!

    Liked by 1 person

  3. This old man has never been a fashion anything but sure enjoy looking at others. Age is just a number and I am still in my 30s. Past the wild and crazy days and not into following the masses. I still walk to my own drumbeat and do it my way. Hal.

    Liked by 1 person

  4. So colourful, so inspiring 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  5. They are so gorgeous and glam and clearly experiencing great joy from their stylishness. I think we need to bring hats back.

    Liked by 1 person

  6. I read Ari’s blog for years and now follow him on Instagram (as I do the best beloved Idiosyncratic Fashionistas). I look to all these people as great inspiration!!!

    Liked by 1 person

  7. How elegant! Thanks for posting this.

    Liked by 1 person

What do you think?

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.