Inspiration: Iris Apfel

Iris Apfel is Incredible

Iris Apfel for S Moda

At 93, Iris Apfel is on top of the fashion world (I think!!). Apfel is a well known Textile designer, but her main notoriety comes from her fashion, with having had her own show at the MET in New York to selling her own jewelry for HSN, it is safe to say that this is one woman who is a true inspiration when it comes to fashion.

Iris Apfel for S Moda

Apfel is a fashion risk taker. Never has she been one to care what people think about her choice of dress. It was she who said “If you put something together and it doesn’t look so good, the fashion police are not going to come a take you away. And if they do, you might have some fun in jail.” She is one who does not take herself to seriously. Apfel knows the person she wants to be and she has maintained this ideal for quite some time.

Iris Apfel for S Moda

“You have to know yourself and know what you can carry. If you’re not comfortable, no matter how well dressed you are, you’re not going to look right. I’d rather be happy and feel comfy.” – Iris Apfel

I would take advice from someone her age. She knows exactly what life is about. One quote that is a big motivation for me to keep going is this: “If you don’t learn constantly, you don’t grow and you will wither. Too many people wither on the vine. Sure, it gets a little harder as you get older, but new experiences and new challenges keep it fresh.” – Iris Apfel

Iris Apfel has proved that style is accessible at any age for anyone. She has also proven that you don’t ever have to retire from something you love most.

Iris Apfel for S Moda

Photos via S Moda

I hope one day that I will have the chance to meet this woman, but for now I can pretend that she and I are best friends.

Sincerely,

Jack