Tag Archives: Iris Apfel

less is more or more is more?

Coco Chanel said take one thing off, Iris Apfel said put one more thing on. I say, it depends!    I say you have to know who you are, what you’re wearing, and what you want to say. You could go out with a dress, shoes, a bag, and absolutely nothing else, maybe just a wedding ring. Although […]

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don’t decorate yourself

There’s a difference between details and decorations. Details are an integral part of an overall design, but decorations, or embellishment just for the sake of embellishment, detract from design. We decorate a Christmas tree, that’s nice, but don’t decorate yourself. I started writing about this idea in my Rule #1. Don’t try so hard post. All […]

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Fall colors 2015, do you buy it?

In the throes of working on, and struggling with, this post, I picked up the June/July Harper’s Bazaar. Leafing through it, on page 156, I found “How To Wear Color Now” by Lisa Armstrong. It doesn’t get more opportune than that! I decided to quote liberally from the article, both because it confirms what I’ve been wanting to say […]

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universal beauty, learn the rules

universal beauty I’ve been writing about different iconic and national styles and style icons: places and women that appear in glossy magazines; glossy-glossy people and venues. While I admit that it can all become too much, what I like about the glossy-glossy are ideas, inspirations, and what I’ve learned. But is there such a thing as […]

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