Posted in News on January 5th, 2012 by Reagan
Tags: Beauty Secrets, inspiration, Iris Apfel, MAC, Make Up
One of my favorite clients is a beautiful, bubbly young make-up artist at the MAC store in Times Square. I have to be careful when she is in my chair because I could talk to her for so long about beauty products and hair and fashion, that my whole day could easily get backed up. She came in to see me on NYE (they had to close the Times Sq store because of all the tourists!) and we got to talking about lipstick. She told me that Iris Apfel is doing a collaborative line with MAC and I got so excited. You see, Iris Apfel is one of my most major Lady Crushes. (If you don’t yet know, a Lady Crush is like a girl crush, but in a more sophisticated/elderly way). The line is full of bright, matte colors, and according to my client, “Pink Pigeon” is going to be my new favorite lipstick. I can’t wait to see it in person, something tells me that she is right!
The other day, my friend Jana linked to an article of Iris sharing all her views on hair, beauty and fashion. The 90 year old doesn’t believe in plastic surgery, uses Cetaphil, and only dyed her hair one time. The article is inspiring and reminds me why I have such an extreme admiration for Iris and her generation. My Grandma who passed away last year just before turning 90 was very similar in a lot of ways. She wore nice clothes and had her hair and make up done beautifully whether she was leaving the house or not. So very dignified. Their reasons for caring about beauty and hair seemed less vain than our generation somehow.
Anyway, I hope you’ll read the article. My favorite part of the article was when Iris was talking about plastic surgery, she said, “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. I mean, nobody’s going to think you’re thirty-two, so what’s the point?”.
And one more “I don’t like trends anyway—I like tradition.”
Well said Iris, Well said. What a cool lady.
What do you think of my Lady Crush Iris Apfel?