Image via Vanity Fair
The first time I laid eyes on Iris Apfel was on Vanity Fair’s 2008 International Best Dressed list. “That’s who I want to be when I finally allow my hair to go gray,” I thought. The amazingly enormous beaded tribal-looking necklace she wears in the photo looks like it weighs more than her. She’s channeling the honey badger like nobody’s business. So I was excited to hear that the former interior designer and fashion icon — who happens to be turning NINETY this year — is launching her own jewelry line with HSN.
The 13-piece Rara Avis by Iris Apfel line fuses modern and vintage elements and features brightly colored chunky necklaces, bracelets and brooches. Fashioned from Lucite, mixed metals and beaded materials, offerings will range from $20 to $180. “I have amassed an enormous collection of bags, belts, bangles and beads without which I would be lost. One can change the entire look of an outfit by substituting one accessory for another. I love objects from different worlds, different eras, combined my way. Never uptight, achieving — hopefully — a kind of throwaway chic,” Apfel said.
Rara avis = rare bird in Latin, but you probably knew that. Adore her and can’t wait to see the pieces!