Thursday, 27 February 2014

Spotlight on Iris Apfel








 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Iris Apfel is no minimalist.  
In her case, more is better. Not everyone can embrace this concept successfully. She has a style that is well-trained and she is clever at combining colours, patterns and textures in a way that doesn’t hurt the eye. 
 
Fashion, she says, "Is all attitude. Attitude, attitude, attitude."
 
Iris Apfel is bold, colourful, eccentric and a style legend. She is known for her signature round black glasses, her bright accessories, loud printed dresses and incredibly beautiful and eclectic New York Apartment. “To lead the good life in New York, the two most important things for a woman are a chauffeur and a fur-lined raincoat. If you have those two things, you’re made.”
 
She is the kind of woman who wouldn't own shorts or a tracksuit. These final quotes from Iris Apfel are perhaps my favourites.
 
"You don’t have to look like an old fuddy-duddy, but I believe it was Chanel who said, ‘Nothing makes a woman look so old as trying desperately hard to look young’. I think you can be attractive at any age. I think trying to look like a spring chicken when you’re not makes you look ridiculous."

“Now when I walk down Fifth Avenue in the summertime I just want to throw up. It seems that the fatter and uglier people are, the fewer clothes they wear. The shorts and flip-flops and tight jeans on butts that go from here to Poughkeepsie.” She shudders. “I always say they should put people in jail for wearing clothes like that. Especially stretch jeans over size 10–they should be outlawed. Ten years ago people were starting to look like slobs in New York, now it’s an epidemic.”

I'd best be off to check my jeans!

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