Extra extra! Today, 99-year-old style icon, interior designer and businesswoman Iris Apfel is launching a curated list of her favourite fashion, jewelry and décor discoveries from small businesses exclusively on Etsy!
Renowned for her unapologetic “more is more” approach to fashion and life, Iris has handpicked more than 100 unique pieces from independent sellers around the world, including several one-of-a-kind antique and vintage treasures, offering us all a chance to style ourselves just like a living legend. A self-described “accidental icon,” Iris’s distinctive love of bright colours, mismatched prints and layers of bold jewelry shines through in this curated list, which is full of perfect pick-me-up statement pieces. Also, inspired by her decades-long career in textile and interior design, the list includes handpicked-by-Iris home-accent pieces such as leopard print ceramic mugs, velvet cushions, antique oil paintings, and ornate lampshades.
When asked about her curated Etsy picks, Iris shared: “In otherwise gloomy times, I think it’s important to let ourselves indulge in pretty things. I’ve always been amazed how a sparkly pair of earrings, an interesting ring, or a brightly coloured necklace can transform my mood. Throughout my life and career, I’ve emphasized the importance of supporting independent designers and vintage collectors from around the world. Travelling isn’t as easy as it once was so having the opportunity to discover special pieces on Etsy from my home is a dream.” Here, here! —Vita Daily