March 22, 2012

It's Never too Late

Iris Apfel

I am about to head out on a solo trip to a friend's wedding in Rhinebeck, NY and then on to visit my mom, who is recuperating from a fall. A few weeks ago, my 87-year -old uncle was changing a light blub, and on his way off the step stool, unfortunately lost his balance and knocked my mom flat her back.

As my dad use to say "It's always something..."

It really *is* almost always something. That's the reality of life, I think.

Anyway, have you heard the news that 90-year-old fashion and design icon Iris Apfel has been chosen to be the inspiration for the new MAC make-up line? How cool is that?  I can't tell you how happy this makes me. I wrote about Iris when I first started Lines of Beauty. I love that they have picked her to be their model.

Iris urges all women to enjoy their age.


She is following in the footsteps of a couple of other mature women- Ellen DeGeneres and Diane Keaton- who are the faces of Cover Girl and L'Oreal, respectively.

We ARE making progress!

You can see Iris Apfel's interview on The Today Show from last week here.

She is so very, very cool.

I also have to leave you with a bit of 18 and 20 year old daughters turned me onto this site called What Should We Call Me which is great for some quick laughs. Every day they post several two second videos, many of which crack me up.

Here are just a few:

When I'm looking for my phone.

When your boss isn't in the office.

When I have to do work but everything else seems so much more interesting.

Have a good weekend, my beauties.
XO Louise


  1. She is wonderful! I think it's awesome! Ellen is very beautiful...and I know she has neck wrinkles like me (although I think they get photoshopped in the magazines.....).

  2. oh, Iris, you are so fabu! Read a great article about the aging faces of makeup, though I can't remember where. Very inspiring for all of us. So sorry to hear about your mom....

  3. I was so happy to see that Iris will be representing Mac cosmetics! I think they're planning on using models in their 70's and 80's too! :)
    I hope that your mom recovers quickly too!!

  4. So much for all the "experts" that say older women can't wear red.

    Love your blog. It brightens my day.

  5. It is stories like this that are so encouraging in our crazy, mixed-up culture where women are not encouraged to just be who they are.

    The fact that big business is coming around to using much older women is simply...HUGE!

    Thank you all for your comments. My 90-year-old mama is doing much better. She is off the pain meds and coming around again, thankfully.