Incredible Iris

Good day to you my fashion loving friends,

I recently watched a documentary about the woman who I am dedicating this months blog to and she truly was so inspirational to me that I just had to introduce her to you if you may not have heard of her in the past. I give you the awe inspiring woman who is Iris Apfel. 


(Images of Iris courtesy of google images)

In her earlier career she was a successful interior designer and business woman but now she is best known for her incredible dress sense and style acumen.

She is the queen of accessorising and bigger is definitely better in her opinion. I really admire how she mixes a vintage Chanel necklace with a costume trinket that she picked up in a flea market in India or some other far flung destination. 

She is regularly spotted on the front row of most highly sought after designers shows at New York fashion week and her opinion of their collections is invaluable. 


Her style has clearly rubbed off on her husband who she been happily married to for over 50 years and also the unique finds from their explorations of the world when they were a young couple can be found scattered around their cluttered but shabby chic apartment in the city. 


She has lent her vast collection of jewellery to exhibitions which were widely populated by the public and she also takes part in styling segments on many day time chat shows or interviews. 

One of the things that really resonated with me about her however was how in her words she says she has never been beautiful so she needed to find another way to make herself stand out in society. Looks fade but style is truly timeless. Her approach to dressing  is it doesn’t matter if those Gold hoop earrings cost $5 or $500, if it complements your outfit and makes you feel beautiful for that one night then that is the objective achieved. 

I have always been a huge accessories person in my own life; I rotate my earrings and rings on a daily basis to suit my outfit of the day and I also have my opulent, one of a kind pieces which come out on special occasions. Those closest to me though know the familiar sound that precludes me when I walk into a room. The jingle jangle of my stacked bangles and bracelets on my right wrist are my trademark (you can imagine the tan line I permanently have during the summer haha) but that is my own take on being individual and making my own style shine through every day. 


 Now what are you waiting for, those awesome marcasite chandelier earrings are not going to purchase themselves 😀 


Until next time take care

Keya x

Happy new year and new you 😀

Good day to you my 2017 heroes,

I must apologise profusely for my radio silence for the last month. What with moving into my first apartment in Brisbane and the Christmas/New Year period I have been so busy and just not had a moment to sit down and put pen to proverbial paper as they say. I hope the festive period was wonderful for you and your families and you are ready and raring to begin 2017 with gusto. 

I have had the most wonderful few months. In what felt like a true whirlwind, we decided that we were ready to start looking for a place to call our own and literally the second new apartment block we looked at, we found the perfect place to call our first home together here. Boy, I was like a kid in a candy store when we went furniture shopping – picking out our bed, sofa and all the bits in between. It feel so much more exciting knowing it is for YOUR place, so you really can let your passion for interior design run free. We went with a neutral colour scheme  with flashes of teal and grey which really complimented the white backdrop perfectly.


Before we knew it the Christmas period was nearly upon us and we were then thrust into the frenzy of gift purchasing and finishing our last few days at work before the holidays. Christmas Eve was spent with my partners family and although the weather was so humid and the sun was beaming, it still felt Christmassy pulling crackers and eating roast turkey with stuffing.

The rest of our vacation was spent by our buildings pool, lazy days watching movies and lounging on Queenslands finest beaches. 


No matter what we did to fill our days however, the most important thing for me which truly is priceless was getting to spend quality time with my love and his family. Although I truly missed my own family back home in London more so then I do every day, I know that home really is where the heart is and mine is always with them. 

So whether your New Years resolution this year was the same as every year previously, or one that could only be more pressing for 2017, just remember that life really is for living, no bad decision can be regretted more than not making one at all and if we have positive, happy people around us that is worth more than any fortune you can earn in a lifetime in my opinion. 

With love and enthusiasm for what I plan to bring to my avid followers in this New Year, until next time take care, 

Keya x