Friends, readers, loved ones... It's my 23rd birthday on 9th August, I've just landed my dream PR job and I think I deserve a treat. I'd like to request a copy of this book. Rare Bird of Fashion: The Irreverent Iris Apfel chronicles part of the amazing clothing and accessory collection of one of New York's most iconic women.
A true original: this lavishly photographed book captures the style of American fashion maverick Iris Apfel, who, over the past forty years, has cultivated a personal chic that is exuberantly idiosyncratic. Combining genres, colours, textures and patterns without regard to period, provenance or, ultimately, aesthetic convention, she is one of the few style icons of our time. Here, in over ninety sumptuous colour plates, Eric Boman shows off a selection of her extraordinary outfits on wittily posed mannequins.
Now for your viewing pleasure - a few shots of the icon in action: