Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Currently coveting—a bit of Iris!

How's this for a dream gift? This year—as part of Neiman Marcus's fantasy gift offerings—you can purchase a little bit of Iris Apfel's unique, unparalleled, and indomitable style. The Iris Apfel Trunk is a treasure trove of jewels and other accessories.

This giant red lacquered steamer trunk with myriad pull-out drawers has been stuffed to the gills with global, girly goodies, including necklaces, bracelets, belts, handbags, scarves and well... Iris style! There are over 200 pieces—antique vintage and newly made—that have each been chosen by Iris herself to represent her crazy awesome s-t-y-l-e. The pieces are all handcrafted by women in places such as Nepal, Turkey, India, Afghanistan, Tibet, Haiti, Ethiopia, Kenya, South Africa, Rwanda, and beyond. The fantasy trunk gift includes a personal styling session and lunch with Apfel at the Neiman Marcus flagship store in downtown NYC. (OMG... what would you wear?!) Iris is one of my favorite fashion icons, and is still rocking it at age 94. I would love to know if she and Tony Doucette ever hung out together. Seriously. They both pulled off  the "More is More" thing quite fabulously. Tempted? Watch the video here. Oh, and this little trunk will only set you back  $80,000. A girl can dream, can't she?


  1. Im right there with you - maybe we can convince the town to purchase it and it can be a rotating donor thing from the library? I have two of her acrylic bracelets complete with dead bugs that I bought at the PEM years ago - as a present for my sister that never made it out of my house!

  2. Great idea! And, um...bugs can be very beautiful.


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