Monday, May 9, 2011

Iris Apfel~A Rare Bird of Fashion

Iris Apfel by Bruce Weber

Can I be this lady when I am 90?
Assuming that I will have collected enough jewelry by then.

I think dressing up or down should be a creative experience. Exciting. Fun. Whenever possible, it’s really great to start with a marvelously cut designer piece and build on it. For me the key to personal style lies in accessories. My friends tell me that my oversized glasses and my pairs of bracelets have become my unwritten signature. I have amassed an enormous “collection” of bags, belts, bangles and beads without which I would be lost. One can change the entire look of an outfit by substituting one accessory for another. I love objects from different worlds, different eras, combined my way. Never uptight, achieving – hopefully – a kind of throwaway chic.”

“(My look is) either very baroque or very Zen - everything in between makes me itch.”

1 comment:

  1. she has such a unique, cool style sense - i will forever associate those glasses with her!

    sorelle in style