Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Iris Apfel: one true style icon

Iris Apfel. The legendary almost 92-year-old Manhattan-based fashionista.  She was born in 1921, and before owning her own textile firm, she worked as an interior decorator and for Women's Wear Daily. She rose to fame eight years ago- in 2005- when the Metropolitan Museum of Art had an exhibition titled: Rara Avis (Rare Bird): The Irreverent Iris Apfel. The exhibition showcased her amazing and exuberant wardrobe, and was so successful it toured museums all over the US.

Iris Apfel, a native New Yorker, has one of the chicest big apple apartments I've ever seen. Architectural Digest was lucky enough to get an inside glimpse of the Apfel's fabulous apartment, what do you think of the pictures? 

I love all of her edgy furniture, her Park Avenue apartment is gorgeous.

"When you don't dress like everybody else, you don't have to think like everybody else." Iris Apfel.
I love her eclectic and extravagant style. A true New York legendary fashionista.
Her wardrobe is full of big names like Dolce and Gabbana, Dior, Lanvin, Nina Ricci... 
"Coco Chanel once said that what makes a woman look old is trying desperately to look young. Why should one be ashamed to be 84? Why do you have to say that you're 52? Nobody's going to believe you anyway, so why be such a fool? It's nice that you got to be so old. It's a blessing" Wise words for women everywhere. 

Last year the amazing pint sized icon collaborated with Mac Cosmetics to create a limited edition collection of everything from bright bold lipsticks to shimmer and blushes.

Fashion twins. Do you remember the notorious superhero costume designer from The Incredibles? The fabulous Edna Mode looks exactly like our favorite pint size fashionista Iris Apfel.
Above you can see a snippet from a "Sunday At The Met" Iris Apfel interview with the famous Style Rookie blogger: Tavi Gevinson. Tavi has said in numerous interviews that she regards Iris as one of her style icons.

I love Iris Apfel. She's so real and she truly is a fashion icon. She doesn't take herself too seriously, and she isn't afraid to have fun with fashion.
What do you think of Iris's legendary style? And what about her amazing and chic NYC apartment?

Thank you for reading,

Francesca

25 comments:

  1. Love her style!
    Ciao

    Nicky
    www.mywishstyle.com

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    1. Nicky thank you so much for your visit and comment!
      :)

      Francesca

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    1. Jenny me too!! haha they're so corky and fabulous
      thank you so much for your visit and comment!

      Francesca

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  3. TIENES UN BLOG HERMOSAMENTE DISEÑADO
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    1. Julian Andres, gracias por tu comentario!!
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      Saludos!

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  4. OMG!!! She surely is sooooo fashinable... @ 92 this sence if style, AMAZING is the world for her.. :)
    Keep in touch,
    www.beingbeautifulandpretty.com
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    1. Pooja, I agree!!! And I can't believe she's almost 92 either!

      Thank you for your visit and comment!!! <3

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    1. Marta thank you so much for your visit and comment!

      Francesca :)

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  6. a great Women and i really love her style!

    xoxo Kira

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    1. Kira, thank you so much for your visit and comment!!

      Francesca <3

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  7. Soy muy fan de esta mujer!! Tiene un estilazo increible y que inspira a cualquiera.

    Un beso!!

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    1. Rocio, muchiísimas gracias por tu visita y comentario!!
      Te acabo de seguir en GFC y Bloglovin! Si quieres me puedes seguir tu tambien :)

      Francesca

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  8. she is awesome women!

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    xoxo

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    1. Daria, thank you so much for your visit and comment!
      And I agree, she is awesome!!!

      Francesca <3

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  9. Aw wow, she is so stylish and quite eccentric.

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    1. Sam thank you so much for your visit and comment!
      And I agree... She is stylish and eccentric :)

      Francesca

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  10. Wow! I had never heard of Iris Apfel. She looks like a real pioneer of a woman: courageous, quirky and cool.
    Thanks Francesca for teaching me so much.
    I love this blog!

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  11. Icon. :) true that! I am now your new follower, come check out my blog and follow back? :)
    XOXO-M
    www.euphoricfashiontrends.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you so much for your visit and comment!!!! :)
      I just visited your blog and followed you!

      Francesca

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  12. I saw the exhibit at the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem MA a couple of years ago. It took my breath away. It was truly spectacular; Iris is a true inspiration, a national treasure.

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  13. I love Iris! Love her style and ATTITUDE, says it all!

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