Iris Apfel and the mysterious case of the duplicate toucan!

19 May 2011

The original Hanna Berhard toucan brooch

Oh NO! We are somewhat distressed to report that the wonderful Iris Apfel, is in a spot of bother. In fact, she might have been caught red handed being a teeny bit naughty and stealing someone else’s design for a rather eye-catching rhinestone toucan brooch.

Iris wearing said brooch with a friend

Now, our story begins when jewellery purveyors Hanna Bernhard raised the alarm to blogger Jane Aldridge of Sea of Shoes, that a brooch in Iris’ new range – the aforementioned toucan – bore a very strong resemblance to one they had been selling themselves. So, Sea of Shoes lady went on a bit of a Sherlock-style mission and deduced; *GASPS!* that Iris herself is an owner of a Hanna Bernhard toucan brooch herself, and has even been photographed out and about wearing it! Mon Dieu!

the toucan brooch in Iris jewellery range for Home Style Network

Yikes! What’ll happen now we wonder?

Pictures from [seaofshoes] via [Refinery29]


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