An Australian contemporary brand Blue Illusion definitely made a right choice inviting Iris Afel to be the face of their new campaign. Iris is awesome, inspirational and AGELESS!!! I would admit that Iris Apfel for Blue Illusion is one of the most interesting fashion campaigns lately! As the co-founder and creative director Donna Guest said: “She’s is a modern day icon. She has liberated women from the ideals of age as a limitation; rather inspired them to not even question it.” I can’t agree more, being 94!!! years old, Iris keeps inspiring women of all ages around the world. Honestly, I’m not that afraid of getting old anymore. By the way, you can read my previous post about Iris HERE
Who are style icons? Are they even real or just a smart marketing and PR? I don’t remember reading any fashion magazine which didn’t mention al least one paragraph about style or fashion icons. If you or your friends adore someone’s style, is it right to name that person a style or fashion icon? Audrey Hepburn? Coco Chanel? Kate Moss or Brigitte Bardot? Grace Kelly? Bianca Jagger? Who are real style icons?
Oh My!!!! She is amazing! A great woman, fashion icon, business woman! Iris is absolutely fabulous! She is such an inspiration. In her 90 years Iris is still full of energy and ideas. I admire her every look, she always look extraordinary. In 2005 Metropolitan Museum had an exhibition about the style of Iris Apfel called Rara Avis (Rare Bird): The Irreverent Iris Apfel. Where everyone could take a look at the most stunning items from Apfel’s closet. What do you say?
And here are my favorite photos from exhibition in MET in 2005. So let’s take a look into Apfel’s closet!
“Dressing up should be fun. You don’t have to think like everybody else.” Iris Apfel