Iris Apfel Shares Perfume With Her Husband & Other Reasons To Love Her

Iris Apfel is a bona fide Styleite hero. Into The Gloss is one of our favorite blogs. Into the Gloss interviewed Iris Apfel. Or, when favorite things collide!

The whole post is a total must-read. Apfel talks about going gray and quitting smoking. There’s mention of her 97-year-old husband Carl and her affinity for jeans. And, of course, there’s lots of makeup talk which dovetails nicely with the launch of her MAC collection. We’ve included our five favorite quotes below, but be sure to read the entire thing here:

1. “I walk around all day in jeans—it’s very rare that I wear a dress. This is a rare occasion. I just happened to see this dress and fell in love with it. I love the colors, and I love to hide my turkey neck, so that was good.”

2. “I like thick lipstick, otherwise it doesn’t look like you’re wearing lipstick. If you have a little rosebud mouth, maybe for young girls it’s nice—but older women need some color. I think those whitish lips on older women look insane. There are some that look white, there are some funny colors. They don’t look attractive.”

3. “[Carl and I] use the same perfume. It’s called Yatagan, it’s by Caron—it’s not very popular. It’s hard to find over here, so we used to buy it in these great big flacons and keep it in the fridge—that’s what we were told to do. We like it very much.”

4. “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.”

5. “I’m not doing anything in a violently different way now than I did fifty years ago. That’s pitiful. My husband and I laugh about it all the time because we think, ‘My God,’ these girls will say, I’m ‘cool’ or I’m ‘hot’ or whatever the expression is, and I’m not doing anything differently than what I did a long time ago.”

[Into The Gloss]

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