Over the past few years, the market has been considering old age as a reason to go beyond the perception of fashion: age will never be a hindrance to interest in the fashion industry, which is proved by elderly women who are able to give odds to any fashion blogger.
One such woman is Lyn Slater, a 63-year-old professor of sociology in New York. Lin started her style blog three years ago under the pseudonym Accident Icon, with no goal of becoming popular. She simply shared her fashionable looks, inspired by the idea of Japanese minimalism and constructivism, without even suspecting that in a year she would become a muse for designers and an authority for 100,000 followers on Instagram.
Lin began leading it after the paparazzi mistook her for a celebrity at a New York Fashion Week event she was passing by. The photographers captured the woman, thinking that she was a guest of the event, one of the fashionable stylists.
The explosive popularity was followed by commercial offers from various brands, including H&M and Mango. Lin also became the heroine of the body-positive All Woman Project.
Lin quite looks at her age and does not try to look younger: she does not hide her gray hair, publishes photos with minimal processing and actively popularizes natural beauty.
Of personal style, Lin says, “My personal style is hard to describe. It is minimalistic, conceptual, provocative, monochrome, seductive, avant-garde. But authenticity comes first for me. I never take pictures in something I don’t wear in everyday life. Sometimes, when choosing clothes, I make risky decisions, because I was convinced more than once: the thing sits perfectly on me, but on the hanger it looked so-so. But if a fashion trend doesn't suit you, you don't have to follow it to be modern. Experiment with what suits you."