FASHION, MOVIES, VIDEO

TRAILER: IRIS APFEL DOCUMENTARY (BY ALBERT MAYSLES)

Iris Apfel is a 93 year-old fashion maven who I’ve been fascinated with for the past few years. Her accessory game is crazy and even though she is close to 100, she is still going after her dreams.

While living in NYC for 4 years, I tried many times to meet her but it never happened. However, I was lucky enough to snag a few of her vintage pieces when she had a closet sale last year with One Kings Lane. I’ll blog about those soon!

Anyway, I was delighted to find out this week that her 2013 documentary has an official release date. Recorded by the late great Albert Maysles (from Grey Gardens fame) this is a definite must see.

Check out the trailer above and view Iris in select theaters April 29th from Magnolia Pictures.

LIFE, MOTIVATION

NOTHING WRONG WITH KNOWING THAT YOU’VE PEAKED

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There is nothing wrong with peaking at something. It means you have reached a height you probably never imagined.

You know its time to move on or you’ve peaked at a particular thing when the excitement has left the room. Yes there are ways to reboot excitement or to create some sense of happiness within darkness, but is that really considered happiness?

Complacency and familiarity have become necessities to some because they do not require anything other than just being. To change you must go against those feelings.

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FASHION

‘MISS Y BY YOEK’ LONGLINE VARSITY JACKET + MY PLUS-SIZE “SPORTY” PICKS

It’s not officially Spring yet so light layering is still needed. No matter how old I get, I’m still a tomboy at heart and when I run errands that is my go-to style.

For the past few days I’ve been rocking this red/black Varsity jacket from Dutch plus size brand Miss Y by Yoek. I paired it with some basics from Old Navy (light weight hoodie and pants) and some tribal print high-top sneakers from Jeffrey Campbell.

This jacket comes in two colors Red/Black and Grey/Black (seen below) and both are super dope and on trend with the “sporty” look. I especially love the “longline” style because it can be styled a lot of different ways.


JACKET IN BOTH COLORS


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FASHION

MY FAVORITE PIECES FROM MAT FASHION’S NEW SPRING/SUMMER ’15 COLLECTION

Mat Fashion is one of my favorite international plus size brands. Based in Greece, they always have flowy pieces that you can easily transition and layer throughout the year. I own a lot of their pieces but sometimes it hard to find the good stuff since they don’t have a store in the United States and their online store is restricted for the US. Nevertheless, I found a couple online stores like Navabi that sell some of their collections.

The most recent collection (Spring/Summer 2015) is typical Mat Fashion style but there are a few stand out pieces that I want. Let’s hope I can find them online because I was gagging at some of them. Especially the first three looks in the first slide above. Wow!!

To view their full Spring/Summer Collection visit: MATFASHION.COM.