Sunday, December 12, 2010

Iris Apfel, "the world's oldest living teenager"

"I never bought to collect, I bought to wear."


  1. Isn't she precious! Who is this woman??

  2. hahaha. I would love a grandmother like that!

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  3. Isn't she the greatest? Her name is Iris Barrel Apfel and she studied art and history at New York University and the University of Wisconsin. Her and her husband ran a fancy textile business together (if you flickr Iris Apfel you can see pics of the hubby), and she travelled the world buying textiles and cool clothing and accessories.

    Before it was cool to mix and match she was all about bending time and space in her style - for example she has worn a skirt from literally ancient China with '70s disco boots.

    A few years ago the Met did a retrospective on her wardrobe called "Rare Bird: The Irreverent Iris Apfel" and there's a book out called "Rare Bird of Fashion: The Irreverent Iris Apfel" also about her clothes and life and philosophy.

    She is my ultimate style icon forever and always so there will be many more pics of her soon!

    These are random photos that I got off the internet a few years ago, there are many many more and they're all worth a look!

    Whew that was long thanks for the comments guys!

  4. also fashionablepris love your style :D

  5. i LOVE her! i can't wait for more pictures of her! she rocks!