Iris Apfel blaast vandaag 95 kaarsen uit.
Niet alleen geeft het stijlicoon een dosis stijlinspiratie waar je U tegen zegt, ze heeft ook nog eens een hoeveelheid levenswijsheid waar wij alleen maar een hele diepe buiging voor kunnen maken. En vol aandacht naar kunnen luisteren, en dat doen we dan ook:
When you don't dress like everybody else, you don't have to think like everybody else.
You're not pretty, and you'll never be pretty. But, it doesn't matter. You have something much better. You have style.
More is more and less is a bore.
I was never hurt by what anybody said about my clothes, because I dress to please myself. If somebody doesn't like what I'm wearing, it's their problem, not mine.
If you're lucky enough to get old, I think you should celebrate it.
If you don't learn constantly, you don't grow and you will wither. Too many people wither on the vine. Sure, it gets a little harder as you get older, but new experiences and new challenges keep it fresh.
I don't have any rules, because I would only be breaking them, so it's a waste of time.
You have to look in the mirror and see yourself. If it feels good, then I know it's for me. I don't dress to be stared at.
I just never want to completely grow up.
I can't tell people how to have style. No amount of money can buy you style. It's just instinctive.