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Iris Apfel: Fashion Maven Extraordinaire

The divine Iris Apfel

Her endless creative fashion inspirations leave me speechless. Why? Because she is a powerful inventive woman that has not defined her style by others but by her personal conviction to wear what gives her joy in both fashion and home décor. Making bold choices in her eclectic clothing combinations and exotic baubles, this 90-year-old nonagenarian is deservedly defined as a fashion icon. I am a fan of street style, and Iris is the queen. With tasteful eccentricity, she combines flea market finds with tribal artifacts and couture.

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Fashion Punctuation

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My older brother would be shocked to know that he has influenced my passion for fashion since he is the least bit interested in this topic. He is a writer for a very prestigious magazine in the very serious business of oil and fashion is not on his radar screen.

He once told me that his pet peeve is reading any written form of communication that overuses punctuation. To clarify, too many explanation points, too many ……s is superfluous. He firmly stated that any form of explicative should be used sparingly and strategically. Period

Although I rarely listen to my brother, I believe that this discipline applies to fashion as well. If one thinks of one’s attire as a sentence, then one should consider if there is any unnecessary “punctuation” and if so, is it adding to you personal statement or creating visual confusion?

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