Monday, December 7, 2009

"It ain't what you do, it's the way that you do it"- Iris Apfel







Photo credit for above two photos: Steven Speliotis
Who's had a busy weekend? Answer: this girl. So busy in fact, that it's going to take two posts to wrap it all up! This post is dedicated to my Friday night.
The Peabody Essex Museum is a fabulous local fine art's museum in Salem that hosts amazing exhibitions, the most recent being Rare Bird of Fashion: The Irreverent Iris Apfel. On Friday Jen and I attended the Night With Iris Apfel, where the "Rare Bird" herself gave a talk, along with a fashion show hosted by Modern Millie's vintage boutique. The crowd was decidedly older, which made for an interesting mix of people- many from the North Shore as well as quite a few folks who trekked up from Boston. Even though the majority of people there were over 50, we had such a good time! It was great to see Jen again and drink wine and meet new friends! We even saw a couple of people who will be participating in Saturday's Boston Fashion Blogger Mixer.

At the end of the night we even snagged a photo with Iris:
Image courtesy of Lauren Beesley
She was incredibly sweet and didn't seem to mind taking one more photo- even though she must have been so tired.
She called us "foah chicks".
Yes, she is wearing fuzzy car dice around her neck. This woman is amazing- I can only hope to be so fabulous when I'm her age!

12 comments:

Lexie said...

how fun! she is gorgeous i think! it's her smile and the red lips! so spunky.

Jennifer said...

oh yay! We sure are "foah chicks"- Foah Hot chicks. hehe or so the photographer man thought. Lets hope you delete the up the skirt picks. That guys was weird...
-jen

Rebekah said...

I love the shoe picture. FIERCE.

Joe_Siharath said...

hey great post! I wish I knew about that bizarre craft thing was going on, it looks fun. Anyways since your into fashion, I think you might like my latest post on jewelry. I stumbled across an amazing jeweler that I think you'd enjoy. Well keep up the great blog!

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princesspolitico said...

ah! i love that dice cardigan! true style knows no age... this exhibit seems like it was so much fun. was it crowd interactive? btw, your shoes are absolutely fierce.

xo.
princesspolitico

Fell 4 Fashion said...

This looks SO fun! I would love to see and hear Iris!

just my style said...

Oh man that shoe pic is incredible!!!! You all looked fab from the ankles up too! What a fun weekend.

Sidewalk Chalk said...

You both look beautiful. I love your leather skirt and the pale pink top! - JoAnn

Tieka, Selective Potential said...

So amazing.. I'm in love with this post. You and Jen look amazing. :D

lisa butterworth said...

AAAHHH!! i LOVE iris. that photo is amazing. i totally considered trekking to salem just to see her. now i feel like i was there! thanks lady.

The Closet Boston said...

I love the pic of our shoes!

Ellen said...

Great post - the outfits and shoes are awesome, Iris looks like she's a HOOT!

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