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by Lenah

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.

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!:

Inside her eccentric flat!

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

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








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