Happy Women’s Day to all you phenomenal women out there! To celebrate, I thought I’d do a post on one of my all-time favorite fashion icons, Iris Apfel.

Whoever said eccentric dressing and growing old should never mix has obviously not heard of Iris Apfel. She has broken all the conventional molds of fashion and beauty, a true inspiration for every woman out there.

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There’s a little Iranian stall in my neighborhood, and I love browsing through their endless varieties of dried fruit and nuts, and exotic Persian herbs.

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The elderly gentleman who sits at the stall barely speaks a few words of English, but with broken dialect and animated gestures, he proudly presents the jewels of his heritage to anyone vaguely interested.

The other day, I stopped by to pick up my weekly dose of zereshk, and found myself fiddling with a small bag of dried petals. They were in the prettiest shades of indigo, violet and purple.

The Tezzy Files has been nominated for the Premio Dardos Award!

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Premio Dardos is Spanish for ‘Prize Darts’, and is awarded from one blogger to another in recognition of cultural, ethical, literary and personal values that are transmitted in the form of creative and original writing.