Iris Apfel
American designer
Iris Apfel
Iris Apfel is an American businesswoman, interior designer, and fashion icon.
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The 27 Most Beautifully Diverse Fashion And Beauty Campaigns Of 2016
Huffington Post - 2 months
It’s been a year of peaks and valleys for diversity in fashion (and pretty much everything else, too).  Inclusivity rose at Fashion Week, but an alarming number of magazines failed to use a single model of color on covers the whole year. Ashley Graham starred on the cover of Sports Illustrated’s Swimsuit Issue, but some designers flat out refused to send clothing for her groundbreaking cover of British Vogue.  So now more than ever, it feels necessary to take a look back at the beautiful, inspired, forward-thinking campaigns and imagery that did show up in our social media feeds, on YouTube and across the internet this year. See 29 of our favorites below. 1. Actress/model Hari Nef for Mansur Gavriel HARI NEF FOR MANSUR GAVRIEL ❤️ SUN BAG CAMMELLO A photo posted by Mansur Gavriel (@mansurgavriel) on May 31, 2016 at 9:46am PDT The model, activist and actress, who is transgender, became the brand’s first major campaign star in May. She also no ...
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This Legendary British Actress Is The New Face Of Gucci
Huffington Post - 5 months
Move over Kendall and Gigi. The star of Gucci’s latest campaign is of a different generation. The fashion house unveiled beautiful photos of their Cruise 2017 collection starring none other than 79-year-old Vanessa Redgrave.   First look: the #GucciCruise17 campaign, set in the grounds and interior of Chatsworth (@chatsworthofficial), and starring acclaimed actress #VanessaRedgrave, who wears a printed ruffled silk twill top with Web stripe trim and pleated skirt, and the #GucciSylvie bag embroidered with roses. A plush long coat with panther embroidery. #GucciPlaces Creative director: #AlessandroMichele Photographer: @_glen_luchford Art director: @christophersimmonds A photo posted by Gucci (@gucci) on Sep 19, 2016 at 10:58am PDT The campaign was shot in Redgrave’s native England, at Chatsworth House.  Redgrave was first revealed to be part of the campaign earlier this summer when she did a guest takeover of the brand’s Snapchat account during t ...
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Macys Kicks Off NYFW With Flo Rida + Ariana Grande
Huffington Post - 6 months
On Sept 7th, 2016 Macy's kicked off New York Fashion Week with a live taping of Fashion's Front Row, a celebration of music + fashion showcasing clothes you would be pleased to wear from Betsey Johnson, INC, Kenneth Cole, Rachel Roy, Iris Apfel, Tommy Hilfiger + more at the Theater at Madison Square Garden. -Spotted - Flo Rida in red shorts owning the stage performing My House. -Queer Eye For The Straight Guy's Carson Kressley serving up some well done comedy. -Ariana Grande in fancy white overalls belting out Dangerous Woman. - Martha Stewart leaving early - Iris Apfel simply being iconic. - Z100 New York DJ Shelley Rome taking selfies. - Orange Is The New Black star Jackie Cruz looking glamorous. - Designer Betsey Johnson doing a split on the red carpet. -DJ Christy Anderson warming up the turntables for her mom DJ Spinderella. - Salt-N-Pepa bringing down the house with their 1993 hit Shoop at the Macy's 34th st flagship store after-pa ...
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How I Moved On From My What Not To Wear Style
Huffington Post - 6 months
Photo via Nick Onken. At my age, if you aren't Oprah or a man, the stigma of getting older starts to take shape. I'm 47. I am seriously and officially middle-aged. Like, deep into it. I'm here, but heck if I know how I got here so fast. I certainly don't feel it. In a sense, I've grown up without becoming a conventional grown-up. Meaning, I'm not married. I don't have kids, a second home, or a mortgage. I don't run an office full of employees. I don't go to the same job every day. And because of this, sometimes people (myself included) find it hard to measure my value without the traditional milestones of a life lived or a collection of identifiable CliffsNotes at the ready. There are moments when this unconventional approach to aging feels freeing, and I can romanticize it. Not being able to be labeled so easily has its advantages. I'm a curiosity of sorts. I'm a mystery. An enigma. People seemingly want to know more about me, because I haven't played by conventional social rule ...
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Iris Apfel On The Fashion Mistakes Older Women Should Never Make
Huffington Post - 6 months
At 95, style icon Iris Apfel knows a thing or two about clothes. Although the fashion maven was relatively unknown until about 10 years ago, she has strong opinions about what mature women should and shouldn’t wear. While celebrating her 95th birthday Monday, she rattled off her list of major don’ts in an interview with Fashionista. “There are just some certain things that older women shouldn’t do,” she said. “…Older women shouldn’t show excess flesh. They should wear sleeves. They shouldn’t wear mini skirts. They shouldn’t wear very high heels. They shouldn’t wear too much makeup. They shouldn’t have long, flowing hair. Things like that which are just common sense.” Then again, Apfel said she doesn’t want to come across as preachy. “I want you to be happy. I always say it’s better to be happy than well dressed. Do your own thing. I don’t sit and judge anybody,” she said. “I don’t like rules and regulations, but these are just some common sense things. I think it’s nice to ...
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What’s on TV Monday: ‘Iris’ and ‘Meet the Donors: Does Money Talk?’
NYTimes - 7 months
In “Iris,” Albert Maysles celebrates the eccentric style of the nonagenarian fashion plate Iris Apfel. And Alexandra Pelosi finds out why the wealthy finance presidential campaigns in “Meet the Donors: Does Money Talk?”
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Iris Apfel to launch collection with Macy's INC
Yahoo News - 8 months
The 94-year-old American businesswoman and fashion legend has been creating a collection with Macy's INC International Concepts brand, set for launch in September 2016, according to WWD. The collection, entitled "Iris Meets INC" will contain 40 pieces, each inspired by Apfel's iconic 60s Mod style. Macy's, reports WWD, is focusing on attracting a younger audience who respond well to Apfel's unusual, unabashed sense of fashion, confirming the adage that true style has no age limit.
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Missing the Dior Show with Iris Apfel
NYTimes - 12 months
The 94-year-old style star rushes through Paris to make the call time — and imparts some wisdom along the way.
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These 9 gadgets will improve your music, translate speech, and more
Yahoo News - about 1 year
CES is a tale of two types of companies: blue chip brands like LG, Samsung, and Huawei that lay out their lineups for the coming year in carefully orchestrated announcements, and startups you’ve never heard of that advertise gizmos of questionable practicality in chaotic ballrooms. But not every company is so binary — when it comes to accessories, there are always diamonds in the rough. Related: Crazy, or genius? 13 bizarro gadgets from CES 2016 With that in mind, we wandered the many halls of CES to find the most interesting and promising accessories at the show. Some charge your phone; others enhance your tunes, control video game characters, and translate your spoken phrases; but they all share one thing in common: They’re pretty damn cool. Concepter iBlazr 2 wireless LED flash ($54) (Julian Chokkattu and Kyle Wiggers/Digital Trends) When it comes to pictures, sometimes a smartphone flash just won’t do. For those environments too dim or dark to capture adequately with your phone’s c ...
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Time to kill? Here are 130 riveting movies you can watch on Netflix right now
Yahoo News - about 1 year
This list is updated monthly to reflect recent availability and to showcase films currently streaming on Netflix, whether talking classics or modern gems. Netflix offers roughly a gazillion different movies available through its streaming platform — well, approximately a gazillion. However, while the landmark service might become surprisingly accurate with its suggestions once you’ve been using it for a while, it’s still often tough to find something worth watching amid the trove of terrible choices.That being the case, we’ve taken the time to wade through the ridiculous amount of content in order to bring you a list of some of the best films currently available on Netflix Instant. Planning your weekend has never been easier. Related: Here’s what’s new on Netflix in December, and what’s going away Choose a genre: Recent Additions Documentaries Comedies Dramas Thrillers & Action Adventure Foreign Sci-Fi & Fantasy Kids Horror Romance New for December 2015 A League of Their Own Pl ...
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WATCH: Fashion Icon IRIS APFEL On the Creative Process of Dressing Up
Huffington Post - almost 2 years
Ninety-three year old eccentric fashion icon Iris Apfel is the subject of Albert Maysles current documentary, Iris. I had the pleasure of sitting down with Apfel and we chatted about the challenges of staying unique in the fashion world, the creative process of dressing up and the secret to her marriage to husband Carl Apfel, whom she married in 1948 and who celebrated his 100th birthday in the film. Unfortunately Maysles passed away in March at age 88 and was not able to see the film's release. Luckily, the unflappable Apfel - also referred to as the 'geriatric starlet' - flew to Los Angeles to promote the film, which was shot in Maysles traditional cinema verite style. -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website.
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Amazing seniors wow in new documentaries
USA Today - almost 2 years
True lives of Big Bird Caroll Spinney and fashion icon Iris Apfel are depicted onscreen.           
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15 Questions With Fashion Icon Iris Apfel
Yahoo News - almost 2 years
The 93-year-old talks about her documentary and kills one of our "dopey" questions. Classic.
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50, Curvy and Fabulous
Huffington Post - almost 2 years
I love this shirt by Girl With Curves. I love it because it's a bold declaration of my pride in my body and my curves. But that's only a part of me. I'm proud that I'm 50 years young and still here to love and enjoy life. In fact, I should have a shirt that says "50...Curvy...and Fabulous" because that's exactly the way I feel. It's also the reason I decided to start blogging. I've reached a weird place in my life where I don't often see myself represented and/or the representations are unfavorable. Women in their 50s are in a precarious position of not being old enough to be seniors but too old to be considered youthful. In many ways we're invisible. We are constantly in search of other faces and role models that represent these "tweener" years in a youthful yet sophisticated manner. When you add curviness to the mix, the representation becomes even smaller and less flattering. The intersection of age and curviness is a relatively invisible segment of the fashion industry and b ...
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T Magazine: Kode With Karlie, Iris Apfel’s Eulogy for Loehmann’s and Making Up Hillary Clinton
NYTimes - almost 2 years
Plus, J.Lo “invented” Google Image search, Cara and Poppy’s mom to tell all and more from the week in style.
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If We Can’t Prevent Wrongful Convictions, Can We at Least Pay for Them?
NYTimes - almost 2 years
What Louisiana owes Glenn Ford.
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RIP Albert Maysles, Pioneer Documentarian Dead at 88
Huffington Post - almost 2 years
This is a boom time for Albert Maysles: his iconic Grey Gardens (1975) in a restored print is screening at Film Forum, and available from Criterion. A new documentary, Iris, about style legend Iris Apfel, a hit at the 2014 New York Film Festival will be released in late April. But then again, in the years that I have known him, he was always working. With D.A. Pennebaker, Richard Leacock, and his brother David, Maysles was a pioneer in "fly on the wall" or direct cinema. A lover of movies, it is hard to imagine not seeing him on the scene at the premieres of the latest, encouraging young filmmakers. As he said to me in a 1994 interview: "Making a film isn't finding the answer to a question; it's trying to capture life as it is." In 2008, Steidl/ Kasher published a book detailing some of Albert Maysles work: Little Edie Bouvier Beale vamps on the cover photo of "A Maysles Scrapbook," a coffee table volume with introduction by Martin Scorsese illustrating the depth and breadth of the l ...
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T Magazine: American Icon Iris Apfel on Individualism, Freedom of Expression and Great Style
NYTimes - about 3 years
Earlier this year, the 92-year style maven sat down with T editor-in-chief Deborah Needleman for a candid conversation about a life that has always been in fashion.     
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