Taschen Living in Mexico

This could very likely be the third or so time I post about Taschen books, especially during winter. Europe is drowning in snow and the cold knows no limits, except Malta, yes it’s true we don’t experience the same weather but to me it’s 28+ and sunny or it’s winter. There’s no in-between. Right now Malta is around 15-20. So…winter.

I tend to grab one of our Taschen books around this time of year, mostly the Mexican one, or the Mediterranean one (featuring summer shots). Coffee table books are a great way of keeping beauty near, especially when you don’t have the option to frame or nail everything to the wall.

Look at the warmth in these pics x

 

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insta inspo

Herizen Guardiola, or herizen_fawn, is my absolute favorite on Instagram. You know how you follow some accounts and you send a little heart every now and then, and you keep them in your feed but in a jealous or frustrating or even bored kind of way?  This is not one of those…this is a pure, beautiful and inspiring account. It’s close to magical. One of few accounts I truly enjoy, with its 1970’s kind of blurry summer vibe feel to it.

 Herizen Guardiola is the star of Netflix show “The Get Down“, which I also enjoy.

 

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Some Herizen inspired items I put together;

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iris

Last Sunday I watched the Netflix documentary about Iris Apfel – I watched it twice, back to back. I’ve seen her before though, Instagram accounts, MAC promo etc. The documentary was liberating, I think that’s the most accurate way to explain it. It gave me a feeling of possibilities, or simply a feeling of perspective. I often feel stressed over age, over style, over personality and things that all of us go through, and seeing Iris at the age of 93 (!) relaxed me. I looked at her as a woman and a person, not putting her in any specific age-category. That’s what I want to be and feel. A personality, character, but ageless. For that reason I was a bit annoyed with the people who met Iris for interviews and other events throughout the documentary because they had a tendency to speak to her the way you speak to a child or someone very old – fair enough, youth may not be on her side, but intelligence did not fade in her case, neither did hearing, so.. you get my point.

Her style, what can I say? 😉 I think playful is a word that comes to mind. Other words to describe her? Color, creativity, bold, statement. I truly admire her way of thinking and going about life, why limit yourself in so many ways like we tend to do? I like Iris, she’s kinda cool!

 

The lovely Iris Apfel tells OKL her definition of style!:

Not to mention her to-die-for flat!

Iris Apfel's NY apartment - delightfully overdone and out-of-control:

she's a legend at any age | the paris apartment: