Quote-Unquote: Iris Apfel

Iris Apfel

Because good advice never gets old (and because this woman is truly the bee's knees).

"Aging gracefully is about no heavy makeup, and not too much powder because it gets into the wrinkles, and you know, to not get turtle eyelids, and to not try to look young. You don’t have to look like an old fuddy-duddy, but I believe it was Chanel who said, ‘Nothing makes a woman look so old as trying desperately hard to look young.’ I think you can be attractive at any age. I think trying to look like a spring chicken when you’re not makes you look ridiculous. I’m very opposed to plastic surgery. I think if—God forbid—you’re in an accident, or if you were cursed with a nose like Pinocchio, you’d have to go and get it fixed. But just to get nipped and tucked, I think it’s very painful, very expensive, and having been in hospitals as much as I have, subjecting yourself to surgery when you don’t need it is not a smart thing to do. But what do I know? I mean, almost everybody does it. I think if women put some more of the time and money they put on their heads in their heads, they’d be better off. I mean, nobody’s going to think you’re thirty-two, so what’s the point?" — Iris Apfel's Top Shelf (1/04/12)

Iris Apfel photographed by ITG on January 4th, 2012.

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  • Valeria Alvarez

    She`s great I think the same about plastic surgery!

    <3 Val

  • 4jsc

    Love that you reposted. This is a great reminder. Iris is awesome!!

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  • http://starlightsworld.blogspot.de/ Andrea

    i love her! she is so awesome and an inspiration!

  • Claire

    Agree, and THINK, every single word. So true.

  • Jennifer Monforton

    What wise, colourful, and encouraging sentiments! Thanks for sharing :)



  • anna

    i would love to meet her ! :) totally agree!

  • ZsaZsa

    Also, that is quite a miraculous arm-party she is having!

  • Mary Beth

    Oh my! When I am older, I want to be able to wear 900 pounds of jewelry with such aplomb and look so soignée.