Come to our @fashionbombdailymag @betterthansuccess
brunch in #philadelphia
on Saturday, August 18th, to hear words from #irisbarbeebonner
! “ Philadelphia native Iris Barbee Bonner transforms her artistic interpretation of beauty and confidence into wearable expressions of her unique aesthetic. Iris Barbee Bonner was born and nurtured in Philadelphia. As a soft-spoken and shy child, by age 5 had begun to express herself through art. After her pursuit of higher learning at Arcadia University where she graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts with a major in Graphic Design, Iris found her voice as an artist.
Finding comfort in her gift Iris has used her passion for art and desire to illustrate her feminine wilds as the inspiration for her brand These Pink Lips. A contrast to her mild-mannered persona These Pink Lips is a fusion of vibrancy and sexually explicit content, making this brand without boundaries a true exposition of artistic freedom. Iris’s limitless talent has often spread beyond a canvas, and in March of 2012 These Pink Lips was introduced to the world via The Black Light District showcase. Since her debut show Iris Barbee Bonner has released a new art collection annually including the brands collection of wearable art which invites women harness the power of their feminism.
These Pink Lips eye-popping designs have sparked controversy and conversation with seasoned publications comparing Iris Barbee Bonner to famed artist Andy Warhol, with celebrities such as #AmberRose
, and #MissyElliot
seeking out her art apparel. The brand's notoriety soared when sought after stylist Patricia Fields of the Iconic style series Sex In The City began to carry These Pink Lips in both her online store and in her Noho boutique.”
Hear Iris tell her story on August 18th in #philadelphia
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