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Friday, September 9, 2011

Role Models

We're never too old for a role model. I would like to be her, on the left, when I grow up...but since I'm already older than she is, that's probably not going to happen. So, I have to be content with appropriating some ideas from her, and waiting eagerly for their blog every week.

Here's some more pictures: (check out those boots!) It helps that I, myself, have worn black and white for 25+ years...

Because of HER, I have developed a financially dangerous addiction to TRIPPEN SHOES and an on-going eBay search for faux Bakelite bangles (hers are real). But she sure is cute....

And then there's my REAL mother, Iris Apfel; I'm positive that she gave me up at birth, since i have so much more in common with her than the woman who masqueraded as my mother all these years...(I have those EXACT beads which I bought at a Buddhist Monk store in Burma 7 years ago).

So one of my ongoing pursuits is finding older women to be my role models...one of my dearest friends is approaching her 100th birthday on New Year's Day...and she has been a constant example of how to be a beautiful older woman...

Isn't she beautiful?

Who are YOUR role models?


  1. I love your role models! I read Advanced Style and the Idiosyncratic Fashionista blogs too. :) Your friend is lovely! That vest is so cute!

  2. I just found your blog! You! You are my role model!! Seriously! I've read most entries and I am convinced you gave me up at birth LOL. Thank you for the inspiration. Barbara