One of the most important aspects of a meaningful life is the unity of the past and the future. In fact, this is one of the things that makes the present more meaningful. It’s a spirit that especially inspires the fashion world, and envelops life with it.
Iris Apfel is one of the most dynamic names in the fashion world, having made her mark by establishing the connection between the past and the future. Accidental Icon is the book that shares how Iris combines the use of accessories with textiles in her distinctly wonderful and vibrant way. A must-read book for anyone interested in fashion and design, Accidental Icon is a delightful source of inspiration that you can turn to time and time again.
An interior designer, businesswoman, and style icon, Apfel had the honor of decorating the White House under 9 presidents from Truman to Clinton. She has traveled all over the world with her husband, buying striking artisanallly embroidered clothes that stood out from typical Western styles. With her unique intelligence, vivacious personality, and one-of-a-kind eclectic style, Apfel created a legacy that transcends time and trends.
“I never expect anything. I just feel things in my gut and I do them. If something sounds exciting and interesting, I do it–and then I worry about it later. Doing new things takes a lot of energy and strength. It’s very tiring to make things happen, to learn how to master a skill, to push fears aside. Most people would rather just go with the flow; it’s much easier. But it’s not very interesting.”Iris Apfel, Iris Apfel: Accidental Icon
The book takes the concept of style to a completely different place with her own narration. In this book, we feel Apfel’s mesmerizing originality, wit, candor, and dizzying energy. The pages, which have a very bold background, are filled with clever aphorisms and humorous anecdotes from Iris’ childhood to the present day. From her point of view, we exit the world of traditional style etiquette and open the doors to a daring and free life.
“When you don’t dress like everyone else, you don’t have to think like everyone else.”Iris Apfel, Iris Apfel: Accidental Icon
Apfel, whose father worked in glass and mirrors and whose mother ran a boutique, shows us how valuable a happy and original life is with her education in art history, her lifestyle, and her outlook on life.
This book will be a guide for you well beyond fashion, containing tips that you can apply in all areas of your life
Iris Apfel: Accidental Icon
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