Every year for Halloween I like to pay tribute to a fashion icon I admire and this year I was stuck between Iris Apfel and another which I plan on doing in 2017. If you’re not familiar with Iris Apfel she is a highly recognizable figure in the fashion community as an interior decorator however has only come into the fashion mainstream spotlight in the past 10 years. Her look is iconic and her collection of clothing and accessories is so breath-taking The Metropolitan of Art in New York City did an exhibit on her in 2005-2006 which then traveled the world as a tour exhibit in the years following. If you haven’t seen her critically acclaimed documentary “Iris” on Netflix check it out. I was lucky enough to meet Iris in the spring of 2015 at the Dallas Premiere of the film Iris. Check out the article I wrote all about the experience HERE.
To be completely honest most of this costume was actually pulled from items in my wardrobe. For example the black turtleneck, Mongolian fur scarfs and throws were draped over to give that full Iris look. I thrifted lots of bracelets and necklaces over the course of a month to find great pieces similar to what she wears. I have to say i’m most proud of this wig because I cut, colored and styled it all on my own despite close friends heavily suggesting I don’t. No worries, I got my “You were right”. I’ve linked a similar option above solely because I don’t expect anyone to be as crazy as I am when it comes to continuity in a Halloween costume. I purchased a 22 inch white straight lace front wig, cut it into the style you see here and using Roux Silver Rinse from Sally Beauty to get the grey hue. For the makeup I started with blocking out my brows as much as possible (Watch this great tutorial here) I then used Make Up For ever full coverage foundation and Mac Cosmetics Conceal and Correct Palette. The eye shadow was a mix of Sleek palettes and I finished the look with Make Up For Ever Lip Gloss.