Iris Apfel at Stark Carpet

Iris Apfel at Stark CarpetOne of the final events at fall market was hearing the legendary Iris Apfel speak at Stark Carpet. In her interview with Huffington Post Style Senior Editor Brie Dyas, the “accidental icon” shared many of her experiences and opinions on style and design.

Iris Apfel at Stark CarpetAs many of you know, she and her husband Carl were the founders of Old World Weavers, now part of Stark and this anecdote is an entertaining tidbit about one of their more illustrious clients. A little treat to start your weekend off in style. Enjoy!


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19 Responses to Iris Apfel at Stark Carpet

  1. pve says:

    I was not able to open the video…I will check back later but what an inspiration Iris is and always will be to many. I really need to do a series of inspiring women illustrations….
    Of course you would be one of them too! Your posts are always informative and stylish.
    pve

  2. Heather says:

    Isn’t she fabulous…inspiring!

  3. I always find her just so amazingly inspiring. Like Louise Bourgeois, she really came into her own later in life and it is a wonderful reminder to never give up and stay true to yourself…
    Bon Weekend!

  4. pve says:

    It worked! A lesson to be true to yourself.
    What a lady. Love how down to earth she is but what style.
    pve

  5. She is amazing and as the other’s said inspiring!! What a true style icon!! Thanks for sharing the interview!
    http://www.donnaviningblog.com

  6. Wish I could have been there Stacey. Unfortunately, I was another one who could not open the video.
    Lynn

  7. I didn’t realize Iris & her husband founded Old World Weavers! Such a fascinating, inspiring, lovely woman.

  8. mary says:

    I have loved Iris Apfel from the moment I first read about her. But now, she has become my idol. Thanks for this intimate post.
    Mary

  9. Can’t wait to watch the video, Stacey! Thank you for sharing.
    Happy Friday.
    Teresa
    xoxo

  10. Franki Parde says:

    You “work it” Iris…isn’t she something!! LUV this attitude (and style!) franki

  11. LOVE her! Thanks for sharing! Made my day.

  12. Lisa McMahon says:

    Stacey, you captured one of the best stories of the night! Kudos! Also loved Iris’ style philosophy, “I would rather not be so perfect and have something that’s personal” as well as her words of wisdom to young women, “Open your minds and eyes and stop pressing buttons…learn who you are and try not to fit into a mold that a magazine tells you to fit into.”

  13. Iris is such an icon of style and fashion – how fun to hear her speak of their humble beginnings! We have loved to have had MMP as a client (though we did meet her once when we were too young to know better.)
    xxoo
    C + C

  14. I am sorry I did not get to see you during all the events this week. I saw your name on the bloggers list for the event. I went to quite a few events and at the Donghia party, sponsored by Luxe, I was thrilled to see my latest project on the cover! I knew the project was being published but was not sure about the cover… Unfortunately, I missed the Iris Apfel interview but thanks to you, I will be able to catch up with the video.
    have a great week end! Francine

  15. What an amazing woman, and what a fun story. I am starting the weekend off inspired. Thank you Stacy for always keeping me up to date on the design world! Have a great weekend! ebb

  16. the zhush says:

    And I thought I couldn’t love this lady more, I was wrong…adore that story, what a quick wit her husband was to have thought of that reply!

  17. pretty pink tulips says:

    Iris is both an icon and an inspiration!!! Love her!

  18. Ivy de Leon says:

    What a wonderful treat. I’m glad you captured it on video. It was nice to see you at the event.

  19. Ralph Rossi says:

    I had the pleasure of meeting both when I was employed at Stark carpet & furniture. They both where true professionals and both had a great eye for fabric and furniture.

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