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Iris Apfel Launches New Jewelry Line With a ‘Peculiar’ Twist

Jewelry has played a key role in the lives of countless people for thousands of years. In fact, the oldest known pieces of jewelry ever found were from approximately 100,000 years ago.

Despite its prevalence throughout history, it’s safe to say that jewelry has experienced its fair share of evolutions throughout time, and Iris Apfel’s new collection is certainly proof of the peculiar nature of jewelry design.

Apfel’s Miss Peregrine Collection is tied to the release of Tim Burton’s film adaptation of the well-loved book series, Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children.

During a first look with People Magazine, Apfel revealed that the collection is colorful and filled with creative textures and whimsy.

HSN approached her to do the collection. She said that she couldn’t have been more excited to create it.

Apfel has long felt that her personal style has meshed well with both Burton’s past work and especially with this new film.

She said she felt particularly excited to work on this collection because of the message that the movie and books send out to young readers and viewers.

“Peculiarities should be celebrated and fostered! What’s the harm in being different?” she said.

Despite the overwhelmingly positive response to the line of jewelry, reviewers haven’t been so warm to the movie itself.

When a book receives a movie adaptation, there’s always a mix of excitement and apprehension from fans of the literature. It’s inevitable that some things will be changed from text to screen, but some thought that Burton’s adaptation of the popular book series fell a little bit flat.

According to one reviewer, it seemed as though Burton’s directing style didn’t mesh well with screenwriter Jane Goldman’s script.

Goldman, who has penned films such as “Stardust,” “Kick-Ass” and “X-Men: First Class” works well with a playful-whimsy style, but Burton’s darker vision seems to have marred the work for some viewers.

Aside from the minor changes, most viewers report having issues with the pacing of the movie, which is ironic because it is in part a movie that deals with time.

Despite issues with Burton’s work, Apfel’s line of jewelry has inspired numerous people to embrace the peculiar.

With any luck, a potential next film will hold as much promise for fans of the book series.




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