Feb 28 | LOOK BEYOND

Notes from a Style Icon

Business woman, interior designer and style icon Iris Apfel continues to inspire us with her individuality. Just last week, the 94-year-old was named as the face of Blue Illusion’s newest campaign entitled “Ageless.” The gorgeous campaign was photographed by Daniela Federici in Iris’ eccentric New York apartment.

According to Apfel, “great personal style is about knowing yourself, staying curious, and maintaining a sense of humor.” We couldn’t agree more.

Harper’s Bazaar recently shared some of the icon’s most insightful quotes on style. We’ve rounded up our favorites below. For the full post, head over to Harper’s Bazaar.

“When you don’t dress like everyone else, you don’t have to think like everyone else.” -Iris Apfel

“I don’t see anything so wrong with a wrinkle. It’s kind of like a badge of courage.” -Iris Apfel

“Fashion you can buy, but style you possess.” -Iris Apfel

“There’s no how-to road map to style. It’s about self expression and, above all, attitude.” -Iris Apfel

“I don’t dress to be stared at. I dress for myself.” -Iris Apfel

“You have to try it. You only have one trip, you’ve got to remember that.” -Iris Apfel

Photo: Daniela Federici for Blue Illusion


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