101 year-old style icon Iris Apfel

Iris Apfel, 101-year-old Style Icon

Style Icon Iris Apfel turns 101 today, August 29, 2022. I just can’t get enough of Iris Apfel. With her unrestrained use of vibrant colors, her chunky layered necklaces, and arms full of stacked bangles, Iris Apfel’s style can only be described as “Maximalist”. “More is more and less is a bore” is her motto for her style, and for her life. So how did this centenarian become one of the world’s most recognized style icons? But first, who IS…

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Gail's Attic - shop.GailBrinsonIvey.com

Gail’s Attic now open!

Hey y’all, guess what?! I’m really excited to announce that the jewelry I make is now available in my own shop, attached to my author website! The shop is called “Gail’s Attic”. Later, my novels and my art will be available for purchase in Gail’s Attic, along with some other random handmade artistic things from time to time. Here’s the link: https://shop.gailbrinsonivey.com/ Did you even know that I make beautiful jewelry? Maybe I should have told you. It’s been available…

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Portrait of Madame X

This painting – “Portrait of Madame X” – ruined the reputation of the model and caused the artist to flee the country. Keep reading to find out how it all went down… “Madame X” is a portrait by John Singer Sargent, an American expatriate artist who was considered to be the leading portrait painter of his generation. He created about 900 oil paintings and more than 2,000 watercolors, as well as countless sketches and charcoal drawings. In addition to his…

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