Iris and on how “getting older ain’t for sissies”!

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A darling cousin of mine told me that past her fifties, when waking up in the morning, all her body ached… which was a fantastic sign: It meant she was alive!

There are no secrets to aging gracefully.

Good genes and the right mindset: just look at aging as ascending a staircase, you gain well-being, spirit, soul, wisdom, the ability to be truly intimate and a life with intention. 

My perspective on aging has changed in the past few years. I actually feel grateful to be aging, because I feel so much happier with who I am today than I did 10 years ago. Growing older is an opportunity to reinvent ourselves in a way that is more chic and powerful.

“The most beautiful curve on a woman’s body is her face. ” Bob Marley

Timeless Audrey.

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Iris Apfel became a fashion icon and cover star at the age of 83, when the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute presented and exhibition about the New Yorker’s vast collection of clothes and accessories.

The iconic Bon Marché Département Store held Iris’ exhibition where 10 of her looks were displayed.

Iris is in Paris

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Alongside several shoppable pieces selected by Apfel—a red Mongolian wool bag she designed herself, a scarf with an Eric Giriat drawing of the Eiffel Tower, and Selima Optique sunglasses, among them.The show, which displays 10 Iris looks, each tied to different activities one might partake in around the French capital.

"A diner party"

     “A diner party”

"At a cocktail party"

      “At a cocktail party”

At the Opera

     “At the Opera”

"At the Gala"

       “At the Gala”

"At an art exhibit"

      “At an art exhibit”

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Bottom line, aging is all about Attitude, Gratitude, and finding/living your Joy! – Enjoy !

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