Erstwilder Necklace – Iris the Style Icon
1 in stock
“Fashion you can buy, buy style you possess. The key to style is learning who you are, which takes years. There’s no how-to road map to style. It’s about self-expression and, above all, attitude.”
For Erstwilder orders of 1 – 4 items postage will be re-calculated to $9 at the checkout.
Iris Apfel is an American businesswoman, interior designer and fashion icon. Born in 1921 and turning 102 on 29th August, 2023, Iris’ career highlights include a contract with the White House that spanned nine presidencies, acclaim for a show in 2005 at the Costume Institute at The Metropolitan of Art featuring her costume jewellery. Iris signed to IMG in 2019 as a model at age 97 and was featured in a 2014 documentary called Iris by Albert Maysles. In 2018 Mattel created a Barbie Doll in Apfel’s image, making her the oldest person to ever have a Barbie made in her image and two ‘styled by Iris Apfel’ Barbie dolls that were commercially available. Her husband of 67 years Carl died on August 1st, 2015 before his 101st birthday. This Erstwilder collection will be yet another triumph in her long and lustrous career.
To give you an idea of how large the brooches and earrings are, Erstwilder gift boxes measure 8.5cm in diameter. Mini Brooch Boxes measure 6.5cm diameter.
Shop 29 at Morpeth Antique Centre always has around 100 Erstwilder jewellery items in stock. The brand is famous for their layered resin brooches, but rings, earrings and necklaces also make an appearance on the shelves. If you are looking for a particular design please give us a call or drop us an email, but be warned – it’s better to phone, as
Erstwilder designs sell out fast. Produced in small quantities, the average design is only created x 1,000 to 2,000 worldwide.
Highly collectable, Shop 29 will special order a design in for you if it’s not in stock and it’s available. Fun to collect they make a very special gift for family and friends. With an average price of around AU$45 and beautifully boxed, you’ll be the favourite aunt, friend, grandma for sure! Buy one for a gift and one for yourself. Not just a brooch, you can wear it on your hat, handbag or pin to a cushion. They look fabulous framed as an art work as well.
A little bit of information about Erstwilder:
Born in 2011, the Erstwilder label came to life when artist Louisa Camille began sketching wonderful little creatures in our studio, little creatures for whom collectors instantly fell head over heels. Fast forward to today and they now work with a team of local designers whose own personalities and passions influence the collections in the most amazing ways.
Everyone at Erstwilder HQ shares a love of animals great and small and they draw a lot of inspiration from all things vintage, rockabilly, pinup, retro and art deco. These passions combine to create darling adornments which provide the perfect antidote to those drab, ordinary days.
Character design is only part of the process; each piece in the Erstwilder collection has its own narrative including a unique name and short story homaging history, myth, pop-culture and classic storytelling. And the focus on design flows through to the packaging which makes an Erstwilder character – an Erstwildling(!) – the perfect gift for anyone who loves to accessorise.