Monday, 20 May 2013

Iconic woman of style-Iris Apfel

One of the most recognized faces in the world of fashion today, she continues to inspire us with her self confidence and imagination. She brings a fun element of fantasy into a world where it is sometimes lacking. Born in Queens in the 1920's, Iris is a celebrated interior designer who over the years has worked at the White House for nine presidents: Truman, Eisenhower, Nixon, Kennedy, Johnson, Carter, Reagan and Clinton. Over the past few years her success has reached new heights with jewelry, makeup,handbag and shoe lines. M∙A∙C has  presented a colour collection featuring lipsticks, beauty powder and eye shadows with as much flair and joie de vivre as Iris Apfel herself. The brand created four limited edition (and one permanent) shades of MAC Lipstick in the Iris Apfel collection.I read about this amazing woman a lot and if I start to write I won´t be finish until tomorrow, so I will just share with you her secrets to living life with style and turbo-charged attitude! She is a perfect example of how you can still be very active and hip at old age. It’s hard to believe that Iris Apfel is already 91 years old!

˝Getting dressed for me is an everyday creative experience. I like architectural clothes with a strong shape, embellished fabrics, vibrant colors, and dramatic accessories –with  attitude. You have to just go for it –if you make a mistake, the fashion police are not going to come and take you away.    Be adventurous and try something you haven’t before. You can mix unexpected color, wear color head-to-toe or just stick to dark colors and then layer necklaces and stack bracelets for impact. Forget rules –there aren’t any.

“I think dressing up or down should be a creative experience. Exciting. Fun.  For me the key to personal style lies in accessories. 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.”
I don’t follow trends or the hottest fashion. I buy what I like and my tastes are quite catholic – haute couture to street fashion. Pieces that are Zen-simple or madly baroque. I love ethnic as well as contemporary. I’m fond of serious and adore amusing. I try to make all these things work together.”

 “You learn as you grow up, if you’re intelligent – or even three-quarter witted – that there’s no free lunch. You pay for things in various ways. Living, loving, everything else is a matter of the same principles: you learn to work with what you have. And there’s nobody today who can’t do something to help herself.”

 “If you can’t be pretty, you have to learn to make yourself attractive. I found that all the pretty girls I went to high school with came to middle age as frumps, because they just got by with their pretty faces, so they never developed anything. They never learned how to be interesting. But if you are bereft of certain things, you have to make up for them in certain ways. Don’t you think?”

“I’m a hopeless romantic. I buy things because I fall in love with them. I never buy anything just because it’s valuable. My husband used to say I look at a piece of fabric and listen to the threads. It tells me a story. It sings me a song. I have to get a physical reaction when I buy something. A coup de foudre – a bolt of lightning. It’s fun to get knocked out that way!”



















 photos by:advancedstyle.blogspot, tumblr,W magazine,

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2 comments:

Miss Twiggy said...

odli─Źna je!!!!

http://littlemisstwiggy.blogspot.com/

Mu Cephei said...

Jedna, jedina-neponovljiva! Volim je!

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