Friday, January 27, 2012

Iris Apfel A Fashion Icon

Born Iris Barrel, she was the only child of Samuel Barrel (born 1897), whose family owned a glass and mirror business, and his Russian-born wife, Sadye (aka Syd), who owned a fashion boutique.

She studied art history at New York University and attended art school at the University of Wisconsin. As a young woman Barrel worked for Women's Wear Daily and for interior designer Elinor Johnson. She also was an assistant to illustrator Robert Goodman.

In 1948 she married Carl Apfel. Two years later they launched the textile firm Old World Weavers and ran it until they retired in 1992. During this time, Iris Apfel took part in many design restoration projects, including work at the White House for nine presidents: Truman, Eisenhower, Nixon, Kennedy, Johnson, Carter, Reagan, and Clinton.
Iris Apfel still consults, and also lectures about style and other fashion topics.
Love her Style!

Look at her braelets!

Mac just launched a collection based on 90-year-old style icon Iris Apfel's multi-textured, more-is-more-is-more style.
Iris Apfel's saucer-like glasses are easily her most recognized trademark, but her bright, bold lips are a close second, making her the natural choice to collaborate with MAC on a limited-edition line of cosmetics. Fondly referred to as a rare bird, Apfel opted for powders, liners and shadows that capture her enduring charm and colorful spirit.
But it's the lipsticks that people have been flocking to: Party Parrot, a bright red-pink; Flamingo, a tamer milky coral; and Pink Pigeon, a true fuchsia. (C'mon, the pigeon is actually a very smart bird, capable of simple math.) And if you're looking to recreate that signature pucker for yourself, then Scarlet Ibis, an orange-red, is the one for you.
$14.50 at MAC locations and online. But don't delay as these lippies are, ahem, flying off shelves.

Here are some of my wonderful designs. There is something for everyone here, from the glitz and glam of the rhinestone hair combs, bib necklaces to the long extravagant pearls right down to the dangle earrings and rings on your fingers. There is a whole lot of VintElegance Forgotten Glamour right here! So please come and visit anytime of the day, we are here every day of the week to fill your shopping bag.

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