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    I'm a great believer in common sense, and the older I get I see that common sense is not that common
    — Iris Apfel
    tags: believer 
     
    Style means you have a real curiosity about yourself and then you express it. Having style is not copying somebody else.
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    tags: curiosity  real 
     
    Never be afraid to stop traffic.
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    tags: afraid 
     
    If you put something together and it doesn't look so good, the fashion police are not going to come and take you away. And if they do, you might have some fun in jail.
    — Iris Apfel
    tags: fashion  fun 
     
    You don't have to look like an old fuddy-duddy, but I believe it was Chanel who said, "Nothing makes a woman look so old as trying desperately hard to look young'. I think you can be attractive at any age. I think trying to look like a spring chicken when you're not makes you look ridiculous.
    — Iris Apfel
    tags: women  young  believe  age 
     
    You have to look in the mirror and see yourself. If it feels good, then I know it's for me. I don't dress to be stared at, I dress for myself.
    — Iris Apfel
    If you're lucky enough to get old, I think you should celebrate it.
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    You only have one trip. You might as well enjoy it.
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    If you hair is done properly and you're wearing good shoes, you can get anyway with anything.
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    I was never hurt by what anybody said about my clothes, because I dress to please myself. If somebody doesn't like what I'm wearing, it's their problem, not mine
    — Iris Apfel
    tags: hurt  problem 
     
    If you can't be pretty, you have to learn to make yourself attractive. I found that all the pretty girls I went to high school with came to middle age as frumps, because they just got by with their pretty faces, so they never developed anything. They never learned how to be interesting. But if you are bereft of certain things, you have to make up for them in certain ways. Don't you think?
    — Iris Apfel
    tags: age  girls  school  learn 
     
    I'm a hopeless romantic. I buy things because I fall in love with them. I never buy anything just because it's valuable. My husband used to say I look at a piece of fabric and listen to the threads. It tells me a story. It sings me a song. I have to get a physical reaction when I buy something. A coup de foudre " a bolt of lightning. It's fun to get knocked out that way!
    — Iris Apfel
    tags: fun  song  stories  romantic 
     
    I don't care what people think"I learned a long time ago"I was 19 and had a very traumatic experience".and I learned that I have to go to bed with myself at night and that I have to please myself"and as long as I don't go out of my way to offend anybody that I love, upset my mother or my husband"I'll do my own thing. And if the public doesn't like it, it's their problem, not mine.
    — Iris Apfel
    tags: time  people  night  problem  care  mother 
     
    You have to be interested. If you're not interested, you can't be interesting.
    — Iris Apfel
    More is more and less is a bore.
    — Iris Apfel
    I don't have any rules, because I would only be breaking them, so it's a waste of time
    — Iris Apfel
    tags: time  rules 
     
    If you don't learn constantly, you don't grow and you will wither. Too many people wither on the vine. Sure, it gets a little harder as you get older, but new experiences and new challenges keep it fresh.
    — Iris Apfel
    You're not pretty, and you'll never be pretty. But, it doesn't matter. You have something much better. You have style.
    — Iris Apfel
    I decided when I was 19 that I didn't like all these stereotypes that I was supposed to fit into. I wasn't comfortable and they made me very unhappy. So I tried and I spent a miserable summer, and then I went back to school and said, 'I'm going to do my own thing because I think I have a thing to do. I'm not going to live in anybody else's image because I don't like that.' I felt much better. I didn't do it to rebel against anybody or anything.
    — Iris Apfel
    tags: live  summer  school 
     
    I say, dress to please yourself. Listen to your inner muse and take a chance. Wear something that says 'Here I am!' today.
    — Iris Apfel
    tags: chance 
     
    When you don't dress like everybody else, you don't have to think like everybody else.
    — Iris Apfel
    Fashion you can buy, but style you possess. The key to style is learning who you are, which takes years. There's no how-to road map to style. It's about self-expression and, above all, attitude.
    — Iris Apfel
    tags: fashion  attitude  key  learning  year 
     
    Being attractive lasts longer than being pretty.
    — Iris Apfel
    In my view you can't go to the future if you haven't come from the past.
    — Iris Apfel
    tags: future  past 
     
    The biggest mistake people are making when it comes to fashion is looking in the mirror and thinking you're somebody else. People sit and watch the runway and then some nice little plump lady in Squeedunk will see Angelina Jolie in a very glamorous dress from the runway and she thinks if she buys that dress she'll look like her. It's sad, but it's true.
    — Iris Apfel
    I think you're born with style, but you have to develop it. You can be born with the talent to be an opera star, but you've got to work and practice it.
    — Iris Apfel
    tags: work  star  talent 
     
    Coco Chanel said take one thing off. I always said put another one on.
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    My mother worshipped at the alter of accessories and I got the bug. She always said, if you have a good, little, simple black dress and you have different accessories, you can have 27 different outfits.
    — Iris Apfel
    tags: mother  black 
     
    My look is either very baroque or very Zen " everything in between makes me itch.
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    Society should emphasize personality. Accomplishment. Interest. Intelligent things. I think everybody should look as good as possible too.
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    People would always say to me, "Why are you wearing such large frames?" And I would say, "The bigger to see you."
    — Iris Apfel
    tags: people 
     
    I'm happy if I can help anybody. I'm more than happy to, but you have to find your own path.
    — Iris Apfel
    tags: help  path 
     
    I had to be my own person and live my own life if I wanted to be happy, and I just did it.
    — Iris Apfel
    tags: people  live 
     
    I just never want to completely grow up.
    — Iris Apfel
    If there was a choice on spending a lot of money on accessories or dress, I always chose accessories. I think jewelry can change an outfit more than anything else.
    — Iris Apfel
    tags: choice  money 
     
    These are things I love, things I've worn. I get more compliments on accessories than anything else. I think they're kind of like herbs and spices. They give zest and zing to an outfit.
    — Iris Apfel
    tags: compliment 
     
    I think if women put some more of the time and money they put on their heads in their heads, they'd be better off.
    — Iris Apfel
    tags: time  women  money 
     
    I see myself as the world's oldest living teenager... I try to get as much kick out of things as possible.
    — Iris Apfel
    tags: living  world  teenager 
     
    Humor is important in everything. Dress with a little humor and you can go a long way.
    — Iris Apfel
    tags: humor 
     
    Style is attitude, attitude, attitude!
    — Iris Apfel
    tags: attitude 
     
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    iris apfel
    Birth    : August 29, 1921
    Occupation  : Interior designer