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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?

70 comments:

Laura said...

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.

-Laura

The Bookness said...

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

Charlotte said...

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

Shades of Gray said...

Wow! love her style!

Sarah Kyle said...

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

xx

Sarah

Shabana said...

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

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House of Hemingway said...

I love her!

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

http://houseofhemingway.blogspot.com/2011/03/oh-iris.html

I hope you enjoy the video!

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MaryKate said...

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

Djors said...

bombing...

Shannon Bezold said...

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 is....now and when im 90 :)


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modern Suburbanites said...

love love this!

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Hailey Marie said...

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

Goldylocks and the Barrows said...

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

J+H @ Beyond The Stoop said...

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.

Cindy Marie said...

oh my..she is beautiful :)

Alyson said...

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.

Kate said...

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

Taylor said...

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

Along Abbey Road said...

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

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Tina said...

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

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Mushrooms from Toadstools said...

Fashionable has no age limit!! LOVE

Mrs. Baker said...

she looks so fun!

Megan said...

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.'"

Krysten @ Why Girls Are Weird said...

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.

Summer said...

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

Jillian Nicole said...

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

Maria said...

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

Mrs. Ham said...

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

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Emily said...

She's amazing*-*

Heather said...

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

~Heather

Bethany said...

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

Jessica said...

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

Amy said...

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

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Teresa said...

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

Lottie said...

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.

Meganne said...

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

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Susan Borland said...

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!

melody-mae said...

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

Lindsay R said...

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

Lindsay

Erica said...

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. http://seaofshoes.typepad.com/sea_of_shoes/2011/05/dissapointed.html

airplanesandpianokeys said...

loooooved the article!!! she's fantastic!

Rachel said...

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

Rachel

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farmerstrophywife.com said...

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

The Purse Snatcher said...

She is pretty fantastic!

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haley said...

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

haley said...

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

haley said...

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

Mr. Taylor and his Lady said...

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

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Lyndsey said...

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!

Grecia Jaspe said...

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

Christina said...

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

Monse Fuentes said...

i love her <3



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STEPH J said...

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

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monkeyshines ♥ said...

she's adorable!

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Andrea Clare said...

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

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ElisabethCS said...

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

karly [plums and mustard] said...

Okay stop it! Love her!

Gina said...

She is amazing. I just love her!

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Sarah-Anne said...

ohymword. she is a HOOT.

Meg said...

Please let me be this cute at 90.
-Meg
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ECoop said...

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

Bianca said...

Do you ever read http://advancedstyle.blogspot.com/ ?
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 ;)

m! said...

such a fancy lady!

cnorman said...

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

She.is.fabulous. I love her glasses - 60s fabulous.

curlytea said...

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

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Karolina B-H said...

she is so amazing!!
xxo

rainydayparade said...

Wow One bold lady.

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