Glasses by Iris Apfel

A rare bird indeed

When I am an old woman I shall wear purple, but as a middle-aged woman, I’ll channel my inner “geriatric starlet” (to steal her phrase) and wear sunglasses by the inimitable Iris Apfel, the 92 year-old interior decorator and fashion icon instantly recognizable by her big, round black framed glasses and layers of amazing jewelry. The Metropolitan Museum of Art feted Apfel in 2005 during an exhibit named Rara Avis (Rare Bird): The Irreverent Iris Apfel, with a focus on her personal possessions and personal flair.

Apfel has recently partnered with Eyebobs, a Minnesota-based eyeglasses company known for their funky and slightly eccentric readers to launch an exclusive sunglass collection, both sun readers and polarized pairs in a variety of striking frames worthy of the woman herself.


Each frame, which range in price from $99 to $125, come with an Apfel-designed custom cleaning clothe and hard case, and can be purchased locally at Oska in downtown Seattle.