Madame Apfel

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I. WAS. THRILLED.

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Iris Apfel in Dazed and Confused

she is my favorite. since forever. holy wow yes omg. she is magnificent. she is an icon.  i have said forever, that when i grow up i will be her.  my latest collection features a “young Iris”. i was just her on Halloween — not because she is scary or that i was being cheeky, but because my wardrobe allowed it quite easily without much planning.  juuuust getting dressed in my normal way 😉

she is such an inspiration. i am so happy that she is being celebrated, i feel like it says something really positive about our culture right now that people like Iris, Anna Piaggi, — even Anna Dello Russo who is younger than the other ladies, but still “older” in fashion terms have such a prominent place in the style world.  Not only are they older, they all share an incredibly creative and free-spirited approach to fashion.

long live eccentric women! may you bring us all on your colorful journey!

(if you want to see some of Iris Apfel’s spectacular world, take a look at the trailer for her upcoming documentary xx)

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aaaand me as Iris for good measure. wearing a wig in the shape of my next hair cut, vintage clothing and I Still Love You NYC ss13 jewelry ❤

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♥♥♥

I Still Love You NYC Spring Summer 2013 Video Lookbook

i am so pleased to share with you the latest collection from I Still Love You NYC for Spring Summer 2013

i hope you enjoy watching it as much as we enjoyed creating it.

with love, Carrie

me and mara hoffman

friday was the Mara Hoffman sample sale.

it was amazing, duh.

not only were the racks and racks of neon mayan print kaftans and breezy linnen jumpers a fraction of the retail price, Mara was actually at her own sale!

(and i was ready for that posibility with a set of 3 new I Still Love You NYC rings!)

Mara Hoffman I Still Love You NYC ISLYNYC ISLY JLRYMara Hoffman wearing a dress from her line, Pamela Love necklace and I Still Love You NYC stackable rings

Mara is such an inspiring woman, her designs are youthful and full of joy, but also graceful and elegant — very much like her personality.  And even tho the sale was a mad house full of really gorgeous women grabbing clothes and trying on everything under the sun, it was definitely the most polite sample sale in the history of sample sales.  Instead of squirreling away clothes that didn’t fit, girls were happily sharing and trading, helping strangers zip up a back, and quick with a complement; traits i can only associate back to the designer, who was there in the grit of it, helping run clothes, showing ladies how pieces work together, and even ringing up sales!

Mara Hoffman Sample sale photo by @bhamadeyphoto by @bhamadey

i grabbed a few amazing pieces including the Mexican blanket shorts (which i’ve been obsessing over for months thank you very much)

Mara Hoffman I Still Love You NYC ISLYNYC ISLY JLRY worn with a vintage tropical shirt and dolce vita wedges

neon and neutral

neon and neutral

i love mixing the different textures of beige: sheer top/supple leather bag/ hard patent leather oxfords with the drapey acid yellow trouser and Christopher Kane wallet.. and i die for those Versace earrings!


MTWTFSS Weekday shirts blouse
€45 – weekday.com

Pringle of Scotland crepe pants
£105 – theoutnet.com

All Saints bra
$95 – allsaints.com

Maison Martin Margiela leather oxford shoes
$795 – saksfifthavenue.com

Banana Republic tote hand bag
$130 – bananarepublic.gap.com

Christopher Kane floral print handbag
$530 – net-a-porter.com

Versace gold tone jewelry
$325 – net-a-porter.com

a need for neon

color blocking is so my new preserves jam.  altho it was also my old jam.  sticky jam.  sticks with ya.  jammy jam jam.

color blocking on the brain

Dolce Gabbana cropped sweater
$745 – net-a-porter.com

Elastic pants
$37 – romwe.com

Jeffrey campbell shoes
$160 – solestruck.com

Vince Camuto bangle bracelet
$80 – zappos.com

Kenneth jay lane earrings
$53 – my-wardrobe.com

The Row oversized round sunglasses
$410 – openingceremony.us

Brooklyn Street Style: Dorky Preppy Chic

 i looooove how they coordinate!

Brooklyn Street Style: Dorky Preppy Chic I Love You Nonetheless

trousers are so the new leggings.  pegged pants, patterned tops, great glasses and great accessories.  her lace top and red bag combined with the tweed trousers is just the best mix of mens and womens wear.  and those shoes!  omg.  and his ability to be both dapper and cool is just the perfect balance.

Brooklyn Street Style: Dorky Preppy Chic I Love You Nonetheless

need need need

Versace for H&M

Versace for H&M comes out on Saturday…  debating weather or not to spend my birthday morning waiting in line at 7:30 am … but have you seen these things?!

gorg.