Celebrating August Birthdays with Iris Apfel, Alexis Bittar, and Selima.
We don’t just love the summer because we get to wear our favorite sunnies, we also love it because we get to celebrate some of our favorite people’s birthdays. Fashion icon Iris Apfel, jeweler extraordinaire Alexis Bittar, and our very own Selima Salaun all share late-August birthdays and last Monday, on Alexis' invitation, they celebrated together at the Brooklyn Botanical Gardens alongside 40 select guests!
Three New Yorkers, Virgos, and fashion icons — with such a colorful trio, we worry that the garden’s flowers may have felt outdone.
Iris and Selima have kept in touch since the Selima Optique x Iris Apfel x Le Bon marché sunglasses collaboration earlier this year (they share a passion for Mediterranean and particularly traditional Tunisian crafts). Selima has known Alexis for years. They are both members of the CFDA.
The celebration, which came in the form of drinks and a picnic dinner was shared by around 40 friends including STORY’s Rachel Schechtman and New York-based artist Theodore Bradley.
Happy Birthday you three (the 95th for Iris!). Here’s to many more years of New York fashion!