I finally had a moment to myself last night to #netflixandchill. I love documentaries, particularly when they are fashion related. “Iris” was on my to-watch list for a while, including “The real cost” (a look at the somewhat depressing truth of fast fashion and the negative effects it has on our planet and society).
When I watch documentaries or read books about fashion I always feel compelled to write a review. Like a mini book report.
Here are a few observations that really struck me from the movie “Iris”, more so Iris’ point of view and philosophy on fashion and life in general.
She was a very hard worker and truly gifted artist. She was fortunate enough to have been surrounded by the right people and take advantage of where she was brought up, New York! All the stars were aligned, and she took advantage of life!
Here are a few of my favourite lines:
– You shouldn’t give a damn about the party, what’s important is getting dressed for it!
– It’s the process of getting dressed that’s fun
– Style is a gut feeling, not math
– Someone once told me “You’re not pretty, but you have something much better: style”.
One thing that really resonated with me, was the strong relationship with her husband. They both have an amazing sarcastic sense of humour and are still very much in love. ? Even at 90 (Iris) and 100 (Albert) their love for each other has not faded. I love how Iris pets his hair, and he calls her child, or something of that sort. Sadly, Albert has recently passed, which I’m sure has greatly affected Iris.
“Iris” was a fun and quick documentary to watch. Lots of great lessons in life jam packed in only 1:17 minutes.
Have you seen it? Any recommendations of other documentaries I should watch? Leave me a comment below!