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Born in Nigeria, Funfere Koroye’s ambition as an industrial designer has beaten the odds. Most African parents normally adamantly oppose the mere thought of their children pursuing the arts as a respectable profession. Now, one of our own has left Africa to receive education and returned to contribute to the economy. I am proud.
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Self-proclaimed “geriatric starlet” Iris Apfel is adding shoe designer to her fashion repertoire. With handbags, jewelry and eyewear already under her belt, the 91-year-old style icon said the process came naturally.
“I’ve always done [custom] shoes. I never stopped thinking about [designing] them,” Apfel told Footwear News, “but I never thought I’d do commercial shoes, so I’m delirious to be doing it now.”
Called Rara Avis in conjunction with Apfel’s existing HSN jewelry and handbag lines, the collection includes seven flats and one mid-heel. The styles will be available in February and retail for $50 to $100 on HSN. For More
I absolutely ADORE her untouchable sense of style. True definition of style well seasoned.
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