Textbook for Fashionista: Iris Apfel
If you've ever read Advanced Style, one of my favorite blogs, then you're probably familiar with Iris Apfel. Iris is without a doubt one of New York's most treasured style icons, darting around the city in her trademark spectacles, decked out in accessories while remaining light and effortless. At Monday's CFDA awards, Ms. Apfel told the story of how she once worked for WWD and earned a salary of $15 per week. True, that was a standard wage back then but we still shudder to think about it. After her time at WWD she began working in the textile industry where she further honed her style and sharp eye for prints, textures and patterns--it's no wonder she has unmatched style. Before presenting Alexander Wang with his Accessories Designer of the Year award, Ms. Apfel proclaimed that she is indeed a fan of the accessory. All it takes is a Google image search to see that she wasn't lying.