I was very excited when my friend Dusty told me about an incredible short film he thought I would love called, Irene Williams: Queen of Lincoln Road. In the short Eric Smith, a New yorker vacationing in South Beach, meets Irene Williams whose colorful handmade outfits immediately catch his eye. After approaching her and spending some time asking about her designs, they become quick friends. This friendship lasted nine years and many of their special moments, including a trip to the mall, going out to to tea and visiting Irene’s hat filled apartment are captured on film.
I was extremely impressed with Irene’s creative expression and the importance that her personal style played in her life.Look below for a clip from the movie and for more information check out the official website.