Iris Apfel: “More is more and less is a bore.”

At 91 years old, Iris Apfel is busier than most people half her age. She told me that the secret to her success is her sense of curiosity. When it comes to learning and personal style, Iris proclaims, “More is more and less is a bore.”

  • Iris is such a inspiration:) I hope I'm like her whenever I reach her age.

  • I'm cheering this attitude!! And this style!

  • I agree with her! And I love that blue sweater.

  • Impresive 91 years old!!!!
    I think it is very important her attitude towards life a great example indeed!!!

  • certainly more and more boring.

  • indeed very boring

  • amazing story once

  • I couldn´t agree more with her, yeahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

  • She still looks so youg and full of life! I hope i can reach her age.I agree with her…more is more and less is bore!

  • I think Iris' curiosity informs her sense of style as self expression, curiosity is playing around with shapes and colours and making them her own like few people can, it's style not costume!

    I agree with her when she said you don't need to spend a lot of money to be stylish, it is all in how you put things together, I couldn't agree more 🙂


  • I LOVE IRIS!!!!

  • I love this and your blog. Just fabulous.


  • Love that quote! and also love her spectacles! Fantastic! 🙂

  • Every once in a while I feel like perhaps I should "streamline" my apartment, knock it off with the crazy eclectic colorful stuff and go for something more sedate. This notion lasts for about one minute. The next time I even *dare* to think that way, I'll remember fabulous Iris and these photos. More, more, more!

  • nat

    I love that phrase! and I love her playful sense of style…how inspiring!

  • The worse thing in the world is to be boring.

  • These ladies are so inspiring.

  • She's wonderful!

  • Iris is such an inspiration!! I always love to see her attire, jewelry and home!

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  • I really love the picstures.

  • What a wonderful way to put it! LOVE her style. She is BEAUTIFUL!

    -Daisy Nguyen from PS BANANAS fashion blog:

  • Well said, beautiful lady

  • Well said, beautiful lady

  • Very unique and wonderful Blog – I will have to share with my grandma!

  • So stylin'!!! I want those glasses 🙂

  • She is so fabulous. I love her!

  • What an Inspiration Iris is! I too am a Maximalist and every so often get the urge to Minimalize by Editing and Purging my Beautiful stuff I have Collected and Love… now I shall remember Iris's words of Wisdom and not be in a hurry to attempt to become something I most definitely am not… a Minimalist! *Winks*

    Dawn… The Bohemian

  • Love this! She is one my favorite style icons!


  • Genial!!

    I really love the blog, so inspiring, THANK YOU!!

    I shared the post on my facebook page, with link to the blog 🙂