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Fashion Icon Friday: Iris Apfel 
Iris Apfel is by far the most stylish 90 year old lady we can think of.
A native New Yorker, she studied Art History at NYU. When she was younger, Iris worked for Women’s Wear Daily and also for an interior designer. After marrying her husband, Carl Apfel, they founded the textile firm, Old World Weavers (from which the two retired in 1992). They even worked on designs for the White House for nine different presidents.
Iris is a fashion icon known for her round oversized glasses. The line eyebobs even collaborated with her to create a limited edition frame named “Iris,” inspired by her style—which is bold and bright, much like her personality.
In 2005, the MET featured an exhibit all about Iris titled, Rara Avis (Rare Bird): The Irreverent Iris Apfel. Recently, MAC cosmetics collaborated with Iris creating a line that emulates her style with bright lipsticks and colorful eyeshadows.
Watch this interview with Iris made by the Peabody Essex Museum during the traveling exhibit of Rara Avis (Rare Bird): The Irreverent Iris Apfel.
We hope we’re still this awesome at 90!

Fashion Icon Friday: Iris Apfel

Iris Apfel is by far the most stylish 90 year old lady we can think of.

A native New Yorker, she studied Art History at NYU. When she was younger, Iris worked for Women’s Wear Daily and also for an interior designer. After marrying her husband, Carl Apfel, they founded the textile firm, Old World Weavers (from which the two retired in 1992). They even worked on designs for the White House for nine different presidents.

Iris is a fashion icon known for her round oversized glasses. The line eyebobs even collaborated with her to create a limited edition frame named “Iris,” inspired by her style—which is bold and bright, much like her personality.

In 2005, the MET featured an exhibit all about Iris titled, Rara Avis (Rare Bird): The Irreverent Iris Apfel. Recently, MAC cosmetics collaborated with Iris creating a line that emulates her style with bright lipsticks and colorful eyeshadows.

Watch this interview with Iris made by the Peabody Essex Museum during the traveling exhibit of Rara Avis (Rare Bird): The Irreverent Iris Apfel.

We hope we’re still this awesome at 90!

Tech Crush Thursday: Natalie Massenet 

We can’t get enough of Natalie Massenet because she also shares a love of fashion + technology.

Natalie is the woman behind the luxury website, Net-a-Porter. She grew up living between LA and Paris, at the age of 27, she started her career in fashion as an editor at Women’s Wear Daily. Later she was Isabella Blow’s assistant at Tatler. In 1998, she left the editorial world to start the lust-worthy website, Net-a-Porter. Natalie was able to start the site with the assistance of her husband at the time, Arnaud, an investment banker who helped her raise 1.2 million pounds in funding.

The site launched with a team of 15 based out of a loft in London, surrounded by the infamous Net-a-Porter boxes. While some did not think the site would be successful, she proved them wrong, eventually selling her shares of the company for over 50 million pounds. Natalie remains the executive chairman (chairwoman?) of the site and in 2010 launched the menswear version, Mr. Porter. Later, Natalie went on to start the popular website, The Outnet.  

In Vogue, Natalie discussed coming up with the idea for a luxury goods website: “I couldn’t believe you could be sitting in your apartment in London and be clicking on a Victorian jacket in Wisconsin, and that someone in Wisconsin could send it to you!”

Sigh; we love her.

TWF’S TEAM TUESDAYS… ON TUMBLR.
Meet Liza Kindred, our amazing founder.
How would you describe yourself in 3 words?Liza: Nice. Curious. Funny.
How do you think others would describe you in 3 words?Liza: Outgoing. Creative. Bossy.
What are your go-to blogs for fashion & tech news info?Liza: For fashion—Refinery29, Styleite, WWD, and StyleCaster. For tech—Betabeat and ReadWriteWeb. And I ask James Walker.
Pick one: music, food, or movies.Liza: That’s easy—food.
If you could eat one food forever, who would it be?Liza: Avocados!
What do you love most about working with Third Wave Fashion?Liza: The people. Since I got to pick the people I work with, I picked the most awesome people possible. And I’m inspired by all the entrepreneurs we get to meet every single day. I also just love the intersection between fashion and technology!
Who’s your business crush?Liza: Richard Branson and Russell Simmons. I love how true they stayed true to their values when developing their businesses, how they weren’t afraid to make mistakes, and how they help other people be successful.
What’s your favorite startup right now, and why?Liza: My favorite startup is always the one I’m working with at the time. I’m easily excited by cool things!
Who inspires you—whether in business or in life?Liza: This may sound cliche, but I’m absolutely inspired by my daughter because she kicks ass at life and she does it with a smile.
Where do you see yourself in 7 years?Liza: Living in Fancy Pants Manor and sailing on the SS Fancy Pants.

TWF’S TEAM TUESDAYS… ON TUMBLR.


Meet Liza Kindred, our amazing founder.


How would you describe yourself in 3 words?
Liza: Nice. Curious. Funny.


How do you think others would describe you in 3 words?
Liza: Outgoing. Creative. Bossy.


What are your go-to blogs for fashion & tech news info?
Liza: For fashion—Refinery29, Styleite, WWD, and StyleCaster. For tech—Betabeat and ReadWriteWeb. And I ask James Walker.


Pick one: music, food, or movies.
Liza: That’s easy—food.


If you could eat one food forever, who would it be?
Liza: Avocados!


What do you love most about working with Third Wave Fashion?
Liza: The people. Since I got to pick the people I work with, I picked the most awesome people possible. And I’m inspired by all the entrepreneurs we get to meet every single day. I also just love the intersection between fashion and technology!


Who’s your business crush?
Liza: Richard Branson and Russell Simmons. I love how true they stayed true to their values when developing their businesses, how they weren’t afraid to make mistakes, and how they help other people be successful.


What’s your favorite startup right now, and why?
Liza: My favorite startup is always the one I’m working with at the time. I’m easily excited by cool things!


Who inspires you—whether in business or in life?
Liza: This may sound cliche, but I’m absolutely inspired by my daughter because she kicks ass at life and she does it with a smile.


Where do you see yourself in 7 years?
Liza: Living in Fancy Pants Manor and sailing on the SS Fancy Pants.