Iris Smyles is both the author and the fictional main character in the book Iris Has Free Time. I’m assuming it’s a parody of a certain type of soi-distant East Coast socialite/writer but I’m not quite sure. I haven’t read it. In this promotional (?) video, the magniloquent Iris Smyles introduces us to her her manservant Frederic and her guard plant Epstein. She eats and gets dressed while spouting Vreelandesque aphorisms like “I compose all my novels on the Ouija,” “If you aren’t introduced to luxury early, you might reserve it for special occasions” and “After lunch we dance. I despise music. I prefer to move to the rhythm of my thoughts.” It’s all raaawther hysterical and worth checking out. In fact, it actually made me want to buy the book (Iris Has Free Time available on Amazon).
You love her, right? I think I’ve found my spirit animal!