Tuesday, September 10, 2019

A Fashion Icon's Timeless Collaboration To Be Bold Over

Iris Apfel x Bernardaud Limited (Only 50) "Adam" Long Necklace 

At 98 years young, fashion and design icon Iris Apfel shows no signs of acting her age.

And Thank God!

...because that means the imaginative ways in which brands showcase their inspiration grounded in her authentically unique style from her global travels and finds creates the most brilliant reimagination and creation of pieces from even 300 year old brands like Bernardaud.

Bernardaud Artisans Shaping Porcelain for Perles Blanc Necklace

We have come to expect the fun, eccentricity of Iris well documented style but I don't think anyone would quite expect that a collaboration with Bernardaud would be such a, well, no-brainer.

But it's only a no-brainer once you understand how the collaboration came to existence (Apfel's gushing of her love of the brand to one of it's proprietors) and see how Bernardaud's commanding mastery of Limoges porcelain can be shaped and reflective of modern style AND Apfel’s signature bold style that doesn’t shy away from being noticed.

Shy, minimalistic fashionistas need not apply.

These pieces are for the bold, confident woman who can not only command a room but also not let a bold piece of jewelry overshadow her fierceness.

And the only thing subtle you’ll get from some of the pieces in the collection are some pale pinks used on me necklaces.

Iris Apfel Signature Style Layerings: 1, 2, 3, & 4 

Most people would think that porcelain is a very formal material to use considering the fine tablewares produced by Bernardaud.

But what you don't expect is how Bernardaud was able to capture the fun whimsy of Apfel's spirit in a fun collection at price points that is achievable for Apfel's die hard fans.

Chouette Noir Brooch Pin (Availabel in Three Colors)

But only if you act fast...some pieces in the collection are a limited run and I am very sure it will sell out and thus become Collector's items that only the fast acting were able to grab!

Chouette Left and Right