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The Style Icon – Iris Apfel

The style icon for the week is a living legend in the fashion industry. She has been around for 93 years now and she is still doing her fabulous thing. Say hello to flamboyant fashionista – Iris Apfel. iris-apfel-article-part4-copy Iris Apfel is an American businesswoman, interior designer and fashion icon. In 2013, this style icon was listed as one of the 50 best dressed over 50s by The Guardian and we can see why. This woman is aging gracefully, she is what I like to call an Advanced Style Icon. Iris Apfel iris-apfel Iris Apfel loves playing with bold colours, textures and colourful prints, she does not follow trends; she creates her own. Her accessory game is like no other. I will love to take a peep into her jewellery collection, I am sure I will be mesmerised by it. Her love of high statement costume jewellery is so cool. Her sunnies are right up my street. I am in love. Here is a quote from her interview with style.com:

A woman should know herself, and know what she can afford, not only financially, but if she can carry it off. She should know whether she wants to invest her time in studying herself and experimenting—it doesn’t come from out of the blue. Personal style is attitude, attitude, attitude. It has to come from within. You have to develop things yourself. It takes a long time and it isn’t easy. Lately I’ve come to the conclusion that it’s a difficult thing for a lot of women, and it makes them uptight and nervous. You don’t have to be a fashion plate; if it’s a choice of being uptight and nervous, I’d rather be badly dressed. If you’re happy, that’s the most important thing. If you want to experiment, try, but no one is going to put you in jail if you buy the wrong skirt.

IRIS-APFEL-10 iris-apfel-large-msg-135325627545 I agree with all she said, personal style is all about attitude. I am so inspired by her and I am going to keep my fashion eye on her. I hope I look this look when I am half her age. What do you think of Iris Apfel? Sound off in the comment section pls. Thanks for reading.

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Celebrity Style: Caitlyn Jenner’s Looks

I have been keeping up with Caitlyn Jenner’s style for sometime now and I can say I am well impressed. Girl got style. She could be a style icon in a couple of years. Do you agree?

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She looks so pretty here. I love the leather jacket and her hair is so sleek.

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I am loving this polka dots blouse here.

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The sunnies are WICKED.

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Caitlyn slayed with this look. That skirt is so pretty and that tailored jacket is bang on trend. This is my favourite look of her.

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This navy blue lace dress is a perfect summer choice. She looks great in it.

Which is your favourite look of her?

Team Natural vs Team Non – Natural

Lately, there has been so much tension among women of colour over their hair choices. There is a group that says no to relaxers and rather rock their natural fro, there is a group that says no to weaves but yes to relaxers and wigs, there is a team that says yes to relaxers, wigs, weaves and all.  These differences in hair choices have divided the black women community so bad, some women have resulted to stalking and bullying anyone who doesn’t agree with their personal hair choices. I find this whole hair drama bizarre, like it should not even be an issue.

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Team natural vs Team non natural

For me personally, I don’t see anything wrong with any of these choices. I believe every woman should be free to decide how she will like to wear her hair. I am a team non-natural all the way and I have always been. I love my Dr Miracle relaxer, my lace wigs and brazillian hair and the likes too much to go natural. Every black woman should be free to decide on how she wants to manage her hair and I don’t understand where the tension comes from. I know there is a lot of competition among the black women folk and everyone wants to be seen as doing the ‘right’ thing but the beef is all unnecessary in my opinion. I love seeing natural fros on women. I love the kinky look especially on little girls. I also love beautiful wigs and weaves and I just prefer them to natural fros…….

Why the tension?

Can’t we all agree to disagree on this? At the end of the day it is still just HAIR and what we should be striving as black women to achieve is having healthy hair. We are not our HAIR, our hair does not make us who we are. It is just an extension of ourselves. Let us stop defining ourselves by how we choose to wear our hair.

What do you think of the whole team natural vs team non-natural drama?

 

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