I went to see the documentary ‘Iris’ last night and was so inspired. Iris reminds me so much of my late grandmother, always with a positive attitude and a zest for life. Never trying to be anything, just happy and settled in their own skin. Seeing the amount of accessories that Iris wears (the sheer weight of them must be immense!) and how fabulous she looks, makes me question why I have ever branded any outfit ‘over the top’. It’s fashion, it is supposed to be fun!
'IRIS pairs legendary 87-year-old documentarian Albert Maysles with Iris Apfel, the quick-witted, flamboyantly dressed 93-year-old style maven who has had an outsized presence on the New York fashion scene for decades. More than a fashion film, the documentary is a story about creativity and how, even in Iris' dotage, a soaring free spirit continues to inspire. IRIS portrays a singular woman whose enthusiasm for fashion, art and people are life's sustenance and reminds us that dressing, and indeed life, is nothing but an experiment. Despite the abundance of glamour in her current life, she continues to embrace the values and work ethic established during a middle-class Queens upbringing during the Great Depression. "I feel lucky to be working. If you're lucky enough to do something you love, everything else follows."'
Be you- wear the jewels!