Iris Apfel was born in Queens, New York, and studied art at NYU and the University of Wisconsin (woot!) before spending a life long career in interior design, fashion, and living life as a style icon. There are three things that I like most about Ms. Apfel which lend to a good life lesson:
- Her best accessory is confidence. She clearly appears confident and comfortable in her own skin, and it is so very refreshing. Every photo of her shows joy and personality that is all her own.
- Style trumps fashion. Fashion is based on labels and lines of clothing that designers make up. Style is something personal and an expression of personality and originality. Ms. Apfel has more style than the City of New York.
- Bold is better. Bright colors, mixed prints, five stacked bracelets and a monkey statue in your apartment is clearly the way to go.
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