Here at StyleBistro HQ, we're more than a little obsessed with octogenarian fashion icon Iris Apfel—and we're not alone. In 2005, the Metropolitan Museum in New York even dedicated an exhibit to her unique look.
Now, Iris is taking her fashion sense mainstream and has launched a collection with HSN. Until now, she was a known jewelry collecter, but had never dabbled in design. The 13-piece jewelry collection called Rara Avis by Iris Apfel uses lucite, metal and beads and reflects Iris' penchant for oversized statement necklaces. The pieces are priced at a reasonable $20 to $190, a steal considering many of her own necklaces are probably worth much more. Iris says:
HSN has a proven track record to reproduce museum-quality jewelry and accessories at an affordable price, which allows me to bring my passion for the stylishly off-beat to the general public...I have amassed an enormous collection of bags, belts, bangles and beads without which I would be lost. One can change the entire look of an outfit by substituting one accessory for another. I love objects from different worlds, different eras, combined my way. Never uptight, achieving — hopefully — a kind of throwaway chic.
We'll definitely be keeping an eye out for these pieces!
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