Iris Apfel Launches Shoe Line With HSN

22 October 2012 by

Who says you have to slow down with age? Iris Apfel, fashion maverick and self-proclaimed 'geriatric starlet,' recently celebrated her ninety-first birthday and shows no signs of stopping.  Along with her bag collection, jewellery pieces, and her colourful, dynamic line for MAC , Madame Apfel is launching cute and colourful shoe line with HSN.

Described as 'a rare bird who has always been ahead of her time,' this spit-fire pheonix is always reinventing, but never fading from fashion limelight. And this mantra seems to have inspired her future projects, as the HSN collection is aptly named the Rara Avis collection, which means 'rare bird' in Latin. The collection consists of five bright and comfy pairs, ranging in price from around £35 to £65. The blue-suede Mary Jane's are adorable and very Zooey Deschanel, while we could see Alexa Chung rocking the bird-of-paradise sequined loafers (perhaps with a pinapple or palm tree button dress?)

Unlike the hard (though very sexy) sandal heels she inspired Jimmy Choo to create in honour of her, Iris' collection represents her attitude, colour and comfort.  And while Hollywood starlets struggle to 'find themselves' with flighty collaborations, the Queens native is refreshingly honest with her collaborative reasoning, whether it's her in-depth knowledge of the product, or  she's simply in need of 'a few ­shekels.' We hope this 'rare bird' continues, for whatever reason, to leave her impressive mark on the industry. To see Iris Apfel's flamboyant style, click through the gallery above!


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