Last year I saw the documentary titled IRIS directed by Albert Maysles and absolutely fell in love with Iris Apfel and her husband, Carl. Everything about this couple was a delight - their apartment, their dressing style and their passion for design, color and life.
After my friend Beth and I saw the Iris documentary at the pop-up theater at Union Market DC we went over to Eastern Market on a quest to find a piece of jewelry or two that would remind us of how cool Iris is. At that moment in time, we wanted to BE Iris! We went up and down the stalls and we both managed to find rings that we couldn't wait to put on and celebrate this marvelous woman. I chose a large oval Labradorite ring and Beth chose a big, fat Moonstone - both of these were set in sterling and truthfully they are probably WAY smaller than something Iris would have chosen but we were rather new to the whole concept of massive jewelry wearing.
Not too long ago, a couple of our favorite customers, Candy and Elise, were in shopping and we started to discuss Iris and the next thing I know they said, "Why don't you have an Iris party? We did and it was so much fun." Seeing as how we love parties, especially theme parties, we have decided to have our very own Iris Apfel Party.
What do you wear to an Iris Party??? I'm so glad you asked ---think layers, think big, think colorful - think statement - think fun - think "outside your" comfort zone. It will all just be good fun.
If you would like to attend, it's the 19th of March - Saturday 4 p.m. - 7 p.m. We do have a guest list so if you will RSVP to us via e-mail we can add you to the list. www.newtoyou.net