Ra Ra Shish Kum Bah

28 Dec

Take the shish kum bah out and add the Avis.  What do you get?  RARA AVIS.  Lately, I’ve been coming across things that don’t necessarily make sense but that we accept and deem fashionable.  I have to remind myself that not all things fashion, makes sense.  So to the eyes that see weird, strange and ugly, others see beautiful, trendy and for lack of a better word, cool.  Who better to represent the Rara Avis phenomenon than the rare bird herself, Iris Apfel.  Anyone who knows anything about Iris, knows she is a prevailing innovator that has put her mark on the fashion world as we know it.  Pretty remarkable to do if you ask me.  With her ever growing empire of make-up, jewelry and handbags, she is now launching a shoe line with HSN.  We as fashion forward goers/thinkers have ways to influence each other in our own right.  Some might not realize, that (as we virtually tweet, instagram, Facebook, pinterest, style tag, etc) we put our mark on the fashion world.  We give and take from others sense of fashion/style to create interpretations we see fit to oneself.  It is inspiring even thinking about it let alone actually doing.  Iris Apfel created an avenue that would lead every fashion conscious consumer to be a little more daring, to be a little more out-of-the-box and that much more fearless in risk taking.  So, I dedicate this post to Ms. Iris Apfel because if it wasn’t for her, the word ECCENTRIC, would have no substance within its terminology, now would it?

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“When you don’t dress like everyone else, you don’t think like everyone else.” – Iris Apfel

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[Rara Avis Collection: Blue and White Beaded Stretch Bracelet]

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[Rara Avis Collection: “Gator Glamour” Bypass Ring]

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[Rara Avis Collection: “Owl on Branch” Goldtone Ring]

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[Rara Avis Collection: Crystal Black Matte Bird-Design Ring]

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[Rara Avis Collection: Crystal Heart Goldtone Cutout Pin]

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[Rara Avis Collection: Geometric Wood and Gold-Color Foil Beaded Drape Necklace]

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[Rara Avis Collection: Gold-Color Foil Sculpted Bangle Bracelet]

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[Rara Avis Collection: Resin “Bug” Bangle Bracelet]

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[Rara Avis Collection: Smoking Loafer with Sequined Bird]

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[Rara Avis Collection: Pointy Toe Flat]

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[Rara Avis Collection: Snake Moccasin]

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[Rara Avis Collection: Suede Sequined Smoking Loafer]

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[Rara Avis Collection: Suede Cone Heel]

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[MAC make up collection by Iris Apfel]
Iris Apfel Handbag Collection Extinction at Henri Bendel

[“Extinctions” Collection by Iris Apfel]

6 Responses to “Ra Ra Shish Kum Bah”

  1. missflamboyante December 28, 2012 at 4:42 pm #

    What a great post about a great personality! I especially love the tucan loafers and bird design ring – I would absolutely love to wear these!
    http://www.theflamboyante.com

    • My Cup (or not) of Tea December 28, 2012 at 10:40 pm #

      She really is an inspiration. Such affordability with her jewelry piece too! I must get the baby gator ring ;).

  2. Penny December 28, 2012 at 9:20 pm #

    Uh-mazing post! Seriously, what an inspiration that women is to the fashion and art world. I wonder what she looked like when she was younger, if she still wore those circle horn rim galsses. Hmmm. Love the pics and jewelery as well! XOXO.

    • My Cup (or not) of Tea December 28, 2012 at 10:51 pm #

      PENNY! I’m with you. I’ve seen younger photos of her and she was still rocking those over-size glasses. We can thank her for the concept of nerd frames ;). Xx

  3. Melissa & Megan @goldonblack January 4, 2013 at 12:56 am #

    Fabulous post! Love all her colours she chooses!

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