The lady with the glasses. That’s how I know many people describe Iris Apfel. She’s been in the fashion and design industries for just about ever. While I’ve known a bit about her for a while now, I didn’t really know what she did – or still does – in fashion and design until I watched the Iris Apfel documentary and learned quite a bit.
Iris is such an eclectic lady who has quite the collection of clothes and jewelry. I’m impressed at how she stacks her necklaces and bangles and everything just magically works. Her style is completely unique.
It’s rare (as far as I can tell) to see Iris in an all-white ensemble because she’s all about colour, but she’s all-in-white in Kate Spade’s spring campaign. So fun!
Iris’s Kate Spade look
I watched Dior and I the other night – a documentary about the House of Dior and Raf Simon’s journey of his first couture collection. The movie gives us the backstage pass to the atelier, and I loved it. Those ladies and men who do all the beautiful hand stitching is incredibly impressive, and, of course, it was interesting to see Raf Simon’s approach to fashion design. On top of this, the movie is in French, and so I got to enjoy the language for a couple of hours.
Let’s have a look at what’s currently going on over at Dior, shall we?
Lady Dior bag
Lady Dior – Paradise bag
Dior Fusion sneaker
Dior Tribale earrings
Dior long off-white wool dress
Dior printed and pleated white dress
Dior white cotton organidie top and shorts
I recently watched the Art & Copy documentary which is about advertising and inspiration. One of the images and ideas that really caught my attention was this sign at the Portland offices of Widen + Kennedy.
The mural “reminds us of the importance of failing during the creative process”. Look closely – beyond the words – can you guess what was used to form the script?
Clear push pins. 100,000 of them. Pretty amazing, right? The video below shows us how it was done and how many people were involved in the process.