"I always say that you can change the entire look of an outfit by accessorizing,” Apfel says. “Take a black dress for instance; toss on different jewelry and create 100 different outfits. Take that principle and combine it with the fact that I have accumulated a great number of fabulous pieces over my lifetime and they culminate into something major—my HSN line," said Apfel. "I want to teach people to be less deliberate with their accessorizing choices and have fun putting surprising looks and styles together."
“My husband, Carl, is a very lucky man,” added Apfel, a self-proclaimed “geriatric starlet.” “Diamond necklaces don’t appeal to me at all. I prefer fun jewelry with big stones—so large they would be untouchable if they were real.”