girl crush

Monday, February 20

I've probably been way out of the loop here, but I just discovered 90-year-old Iris Apfel through this lovely article and I am in love with her. Look how fabulous she is! At ninety! Beauty and personal style truly have no age limit. Dear Iris, I think you are my dream date. Please let me take you to lunch?

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February 20, 2012 9:18 AM

Have you seen the documentary Bill Cunningham New York? She is featured in it. It is a wonderful and heartwarming doc. Definitely see it if you have some time.


February 20, 2012 9:19 AM

So funny! And yes, she looks stunning. =)

February 20, 2012 9:19 AM

Amazing.. I've never heard of her either, but that is one stylish lady

February 20, 2012 9:23 AM

Wow! love her style!

February 20, 2012 9:25 AM

She is one bold lady. The Bill Cunningham documentary is great, you must see it!



February 20, 2012 9:34 AM

I've heard of her. She's amazing!

February 20, 2012 9:37 AM

I love her!

Watch this video on her, it's so inspirational!

I hope you enjoy the video!

February 20, 2012 9:38 AM

I hope I can still have style like hers when I'm her age!!! what an inspiration.

February 20, 2012 9:39 AM


February 20, 2012 9:41 AM

oh goodness!! i never knew her by name but she is famous for her glasses!!! love her! i hope i can be as fabulous as she and when im 90 :)

February 20, 2012 9:43 AM

love love this!

February 20, 2012 9:48 AM

This was amazing. Made my morning! "You have to be a moron to not be able to put on lipstick", cracking up!

February 20, 2012 9:49 AM

I would love to go to lunch with her too! Think of all the great fashion stories she has!

February 20, 2012 9:51 AM

i love it!

my step-grandmother is 92 and had a long career as a hair stylist.

though she may not be as fashionable as this woman, she still, to this day, get's Harper's Bazaar magazine in the mail.

it's so cute.

February 20, 2012 9:53 AM

oh my..she is beautiful :)

February 20, 2012 9:53 AM

totally adore her! I live near Palm Beach so she's totally a fashion rockstar, icon here. There's even a traveling museum exhibit in her honor.

February 20, 2012 9:54 AM

I LOVE her! So much so that I named my daughter Iris! :)

February 20, 2012 9:58 AM

I must be out of the loop too, but now I have so much hope for a fashionable future! Sass and style are definitely limitless. Love. And great idea, Sydnesy...Iris, I'll take you out to lunch too!

xo Taylor

February 20, 2012 10:06 AM

I feel like this will be you when you're a 90-something!

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February 20, 2012 10:07 AM

i totally adore her! she's a real inspiration!

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February 20, 2012 10:11 AM

Fashionable has no age limit!! LOVE

February 20, 2012 10:22 AM

she looks so fun!

February 20, 2012 10:28 AM

I lost much respect for her after reading an interview she did making fun of ugly and fat people. Being ugly on the inside is much worse than being physically ugly or fat. I would never want to meet this lady.

"'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. I always say they should put people in jail for wearing clothes like that. Especially stretch jeans over [US] size 10 - they should be outlawed. Ten years ago people were starting to look like slobs in New York, now it's an epidemic."
Not that she would ever intervene on a bad case of misjudged style. 'Oh, now that would be horrible. It's a free country - if you want to look like a freak, that's your problem.'"

February 20, 2012 10:32 AM

Wow... I was going to comment and say how awesome she seemed, until I read Megan's comment. Now I think she sounds like a very ugly woman on the inside.

February 20, 2012 10:36 AM

Oh my word! She reminds me of my grandmother! She isn't 90 yet but she has always been hip and stylish :)

February 20, 2012 10:37 AM

She's absolutely amazing and her place in New York is to die for!

February 20, 2012 10:43 AM

She is so fabulous! I only hope to have her sense of fashion and wonderfulness at her age!

February 20, 2012 10:47 AM

Her name is so fitting to her!! She'd love to go to lunch with you I just know it!!

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February 20, 2012 10:53 AM

She's amazing*-*

February 20, 2012 10:55 AM

Girl likes some accessories! Shes adorable...and definitely a fashion inspiration!


February 20, 2012 11:02 AM

Wow she is fabulous!!! Id love to have that much sassy-ness at 90 :)

February 20, 2012 11:19 AM

Yes! I love her! I hope I look that good when I'm 90!

February 20, 2012 11:28 AM

Oh my word, this woman is fabulous! I adore her!

February 20, 2012 11:28 AM

Don't you dare take her to lunch without me! I want to know what makes this chic tick!

February 20, 2012 11:30 AM

I read an interview she gave and she was just so inspiring! And I love the fact she thinkd more is more and isn't afraid of colour.

February 20, 2012 11:35 AM

I love how she plays on her age and looks with contrasting colors and gemetric shapes. Totally beautiful and impressive!

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February 20, 2012 11:49 AM

female harry carey? in the most loving way possible! It's the glasses that get me.

She looks adorable, if I had grandmas left, I'd want them to be like her. adore!
Thanks for sharing, sydney!

February 20, 2012 12:16 PM

If only we can all have her style and spunk when we are 90!!!

February 20, 2012 12:33 PM

Oh she is just wonderful! And wise! Great article. I think I would like to go to lunch with her. :)


February 20, 2012 12:37 PM

Ever since I saw this blog post at Sea of Shoes comparing Iris's jewelry line at HSN with a practically identical, earlier piece from another jeweler, I lost respect for her. Check out the comparison images, they are almost exactly the same.

February 20, 2012 12:43 PM

loooooved the article!!! she's fantastic!

February 20, 2012 1:36 PM

How could anyone not? She has impeccable taste. AND she's 90!!!! What I wouldn't do for those glasses!!!


February 20, 2012 1:55 PM

LOVE her!! And being 90 and the latest inspiration for MAC makeup! I wish I was this cool now!

February 20, 2012 1:58 PM

She is pretty fantastic!

February 20, 2012 2:04 PM

I hope to be that kickin at 90! She is lovely :)

February 20, 2012 2:05 PM

I hope to be that kickin at 90! She is lovely :)

February 20, 2012 2:05 PM

I hope to be that kickin at 90! She is lovely :)

February 20, 2012 2:13 PM

this would probably be the best lunch date ever! love it!
xo TJ

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February 20, 2012 6:22 PM

love ladies who don't let age determine their quality of life! I know a lady in her 90s who acts about 65! You would never know! Def something to look up to and realize you should never stop living life regardless of age!

February 20, 2012 6:34 PM

OMG, I adore her. She's so cool.

February 20, 2012 6:36 PM

She is proof that you don't need to start shopping at the old lady store when you get older.

February 20, 2012 8:38 PM

Have you heard of DJ Mamy, the 69-year-old grandma who's also a blastin' DJ? ;)


February 20, 2012 9:28 PM

she's adorable!


February 20, 2012 10:02 PM

haha, ive seen this women before, shes been on project runway and a few others...

February 21, 2012 7:59 AM

You and me both! I've seen her pic before though. Simply gorgeous! I could only hope to age so gracefully!

February 21, 2012 10:39 AM

Okay stop it! Love her!

February 21, 2012 12:19 PM

She is amazing. I just love her!

February 21, 2012 1:34 PM

ohymword. she is a HOOT.

February 21, 2012 3:26 PM

Please let me be this cute at 90.

February 21, 2012 4:38 PM

This is fabulous! Love her! and Alyson that's sooo cool they give tours including her! :)

February 22, 2012 7:56 AM

Do you ever read ?
It would make you smile and go ahead and start planning your 80+ year old self's wardrobe... I'm thinking LOTS of costume jewelry myself ;)

February 22, 2012 1:01 PM

such a fancy lady!

February 22, 2012 3:05 PM

Have you ever seen this blog? Oh I love it! Shows you can have fashion and express yourself at ANY age!

February 22, 2012 8:24 PM I love her glasses - 60s fabulous.

February 23, 2012 4:53 PM

Wouldn't you just sacrifice a toe to raid her jewelry box!! Golly!! Eek! My inner girly girl is showing!!

February 23, 2012 7:30 PM

she is so amazing!!

March 12, 2012 5:26 PM

Wow One bold lady.

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