DIVA DOES… A girl crush on Iris Apfel

DIVA DOES… A girl crush on Iris Apfel

If you haven’t heard, Iris Apfel – the 93 year old fashion icon and style legend – has a documentary coming out in just days and if you don’t know much about Iris, watch this trailor…

Homegirl is BOMB DOT COM.

In case you were too lazy to watch, I will give you Iris in a single statement:

I didn’t give a damn about going to the party or being at the party, it was getting dressed for the party. And there’s truth and poetry in that.


I’ve been reading all the interviews in advance of this documentary, and had to share these 3 Iris quotes that underscore my love and respect for her and support why Iris Apfel is my girl crush.

From i-D magazine

I don’t want to be a rebel, and I don’t want to offend anybody. But I’m certainly not going to live in somebody else’s image.

From The NY Times

Normcore? What’s that?


Oh, please. I have nothing to do with that.

From Style.com...

Look, being an individual takes effort. Most people are pretty lazy. And that’s OK! I mean, there are more important things than fashion. If it’s going to stress you out to have a sense of style, don’t do it. The important thing is to be comfortable so you can get on with your life. But I do feel — people miss a lot, if that’s how they approach style. They miss out on this whole creative experience.

Cannot wait to see the film and celebrate this female force.


Lauren Cosenza - Beauty Expert and Makeup Artist

Lauren Cosenza is the creator and editor-in-chief of DIVAlicious, a trusted beauty/fashion expert, an on-camera personality and spokesperson, a leading NYC-based professional makeup artist, a published contributor and writer, a brand consultant, a product junkie and an insatiable style seeker — with a former life at Cosmopolitan and Shape magazines.

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