Iris Apfel’s Happy Socks Collaboration Is Perfect For The Holidays


Seriously, can we just buy them all?

The following feature appears in the December/January 2017 issue of NYLON.

Iris Apfel wears several hats, ranging from interior designer to businesswoman to trendsetter. And now, in addition to hats, the 95-year-old global style icon also wears socks—Happy Socks that is.

This season she has teamed up with the cheerful brand to create a few styles guaranteed to add some joy to your step. Here, Apfel fills us in on the inspirations behind the collaboration.

How did you choose the patterns for this collection?
Items, fabrics, and colors that I enjoy inspired the designs. I love animals, so there are sheep and bunnies. I’m referred to as a “rare bird of fashion” so you’ll see a quirky bird as well. The patchwork print was inspired by a housecoat I’ve had for ages. I surround myself with all of these things and they naturally fit into the collection.

Who do you picture wearing these socks?
I think there is something for everybody. I see young people loving them, but I’ve also given them to older gentlemen friends who are more reserved, and they wear and appreciate them, too.

Do you have a favorite pair of socks from this collection?
I love them all, but I have a particular fondness for the plump little sheep. They’re so cuddly.

What is most exciting to you about this collaboration?
I love the brand—it makes people smile. I also love to design and thought it would be a perfect combination. With socks, you can feel creative and stylish even if you aren’t outspoken with your style. Socks can be your own stylish secret that people only catch a glimpse of ever so slightly. I thought I could help the world have happy feet. 

 Iris Apfel for Happy Socks, $14 each,

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While the song should serve as a reminder to your exes

Just a day after dropping new single "Nunya," featuring Dom Kennedy, Kehlani has released the winter-wonderland visuals to go along with. The singer, NYLON November cover star, and mother-to-be rocks some of the best winter 'fits I've seen in a while, including a glorious puffer jacket that could double as a down comforter that I absolutely need in my life right now.

Kehlani is clearly living her best life up in some snow-filled forest hideaway, vibing on the beach at sunset and sipping on something bubbly as she coolly reminds nosy exes that who she's with is "nunya business." There's not much of a story line (unlike her recent "Nights Like This" video); the main takeaway is that Kehlani is busy dancing through a forest, missing no one and chilling amongst people who are clearly not the subjects of the song.

Kehlani is only two short months away from bringing baby Adeya into the world, who she thanked for helping her get through the video process. "Shot that 7 months pregnant in da snow..." Kehlani wrote on Twitter, adding, "thank u baby for da motivation, mommy was FROZE."

Even from the womb, Adeya has been hustling hard alongside her momma. Twitter user @ODtheMC pointed out that this is already her second music video appearance, and she's not even been born.

Get some mulled wine ready and escape into Kehlani's winter getaway, below. Stay tuned for her forthcoming mixtape, While We Wait, out on February 22.

Kehlani - Nunya (feat. Dom Kennedy) [Official Music Video]



Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez / Getty Images.

As in Black Panther Political Party leader

It's been a running joke that the Black parents/grandparents of millennials were really confused about all of the Black Panther hoopla ahead of its 2018 release. Many of them were anticipating a movie about members of the Black Panther Political Party and didn't know who the hell T'Challa was. Well, those people are about to have their moment, and we're about to have another one.

Variety is reporting that Fred Hampton, the Black Panther leader at the center of the upcoming biopic Jesus Was My Homeboy, could be played by none other than Daniel Kaluuya. Apparently, he is in negotiations for the role. And he's not the only Black Panther alum in the mix. The Warner Bros. project is being produced by Black Panther director, Ryan Coogler. The same article reports that the forever swoon-worthy Lakeith Stanfield—who appeared with Kaluuya in Jordan Peele's Get Out—is also in negotiations, to play William O'Neal, an FBI informant who infiltrated the Black Panther Party.

Coogler and Charles King are putting together a dream cast to tell a difficult story. Hampton was killed by the Chicago Police Department, while his pregnant girlfriend lay next to him, thanks in part to information they received from O'Neal. Whenever it's out, I strongly recommend having Black Panther queued up as a palate cleanser.