If you want to start a gang of worlds most fabulous creatures, you should probably start by giving Iris Apfel a call.
At age 94, Iris has been the unofficial queen of New York for over 60 years. You know why? Because she couldn’t give a damn what you or anyone else thinks. Iris is one of the most iconic faces of fashion, and her amazing outfits, consisting of pieces she buys at market stalls and priceless vintage pieces, have made her instantly recognizable all over the world. Iris says “when you don’t dress like everyone else, you don’t have to think like anyone else.”
“I never felt pretty. I don’t feel pretty now. I’m not a pretty person. I don’t like pretty. So I don’t feel badly. And I think it worked out well, because I found that all the girls I know who got by on their looks,and as time went on and they faded, they were nothing. And they were very disappointed. When you’re somebody like myself, in order to get around and be attractive, you have to develop something, you have to do something. So you become a bit more interesting.”
If you want to add some joy and colour into your life, watch “Iris” the documentary on Netflix or check out the trailer here: