After a long and stressful day yesterday, I retired to bed to do one of my favourite things – read the new Marie Claire. This month, Iris Apfel, 90-something year old fashion muse and all round inspiration, features in a three page article. If you’re not familiar with Iris, watch Advanced Style for an introduction and then go out and buy the new SA Marie Claire.
In it she says: ‘Clothes are not frippery. Properly done, they can be an art form.’ She goes on to say that she thinks ‘the greatest fashion faux pas is looking in the mirror and seeing somebody else. Relax. Have fun with your clothes. There really is no fashion police.’
She also despises jeggings.
Iris’ fashion philosophy mirrors my own (jeggings included). And for that reason I am wearing a mesh polka dot tutu with a chambray shirt, my highest heels and a luscious cowrie shell around my neck today.
Thanks for the inspiration, Iris.