Iris Apfel Urges us to Act Our Age

5 years ago

At 90 years young, fashion and design icon Iris Apfel gives all of us permission to act our age—and perhaps most importantly—to also be proud of our age.

Known for her round oversized bold, black glasses and arm load of bangle bracelets, Apfel obviously loves expressing herself creatively through fashion and creating a signature look.

Iris Apfel for MAC Cosmetics, image by

Although we may live in a youth-obsessed culture, a shift is beginning to take place in fashion and beauty. [Possibly due to fashion blogs like Advanced Style] the self-proclaimed "geriatric starlet, " Apfel has become a hot new rock star in the cosmetic's industry with the limited edition Iris Apfel collection with MAC Cosmetics. Apfel also has her own line of jewelry, scarves and beads at HSN.

(Image above by me, Chris Olson. Photos: MAC Cosmetics)


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