You guys, the IRIS movie is now on Netflix. I missed the debut during Seattle International Film Festival, so I’m thrilled to now have access, to say the least. I just found it tonight and I’ve already watched it twice. Thankfully I’d already set aside my favorite Iris looks for a rainy day blog post. It’s the ultimate night.

In case you aren’t familiar with the film, it centers on Iris Apfel, 94-year-old style legend – The Rare Bird, she is called. Her mantra is “More is more and less is a bore.” If you know me or this blog, you’ll understand why I am obsessed. Poor Tristan.


But, Iris was featured on the Simpsons… so Tristan isn’t totally uninterested.


As a former textile designer, she has an appreciation for fine designer goods with attention to craftsmanship and quality fabrics, but loves to hunt for treasures in street markets near and far, thrift stores and rummage sales. She says, “I get more of a kick out of the process than I do in actually wearing the look.” I feel so understood! YES.

Here are some of my favorite looks of hers.

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Iris Apfel attends the premiere of "Iris" at the Paris Theatre on Wednesday, April 22, 2015, in New York. (Photo by Andy Kropa/Invision/AP) ORG XMIT: NYAK101

Iris Apfel attends the premiere of “Iris” at the Paris Theatre on Wednesday, April 22, 2015, in New York. (Photo by Andy Kropa/Invision/AP) ORG XMIT: NYAK101

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A museum curator caught on and recruited her to make an exhibit at Metropolitan Museum of Art filled with looks she put together and accessorized. MoMa! That’s a huge deal.
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You could even be Iris for Halloween!


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But she does mention, “It is better to be happy than well dressed.” Yes, truth! But dressing up is so much fun.

Does she, or does she not, inspire you to just accessorize a little bit more?!



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