In one random day, the Fordham University professor Lyn Slater went to meet her friend to take the lunch outside the Lincoln Center exactly during New York Fashion Week. Lyn had no idea that this day will change her life forever. Suddenly, some journalists surrounded her because they confused with a fashion icon and this attracted a crowd of spectators. It was a unforgettable moment that turned Lyn Slater the University professor into an Accidental Icon. Her blog, named exactly as the mistake “Accidental Icon” exploded in traffic overnight.
Of course that at 63 years old, Lyn is not a typical fashion couture model, but that’s part of the surprise. She attracted a lot of age-based discrimination in both the fashion industry but she said: “I think, if you are comfortable in what you’re wearing, no matter how old you are and you’re owning it, you’re going to look completely fine.” Now, the fashion accidental icon, Lyn, is signed to Elite London (the world’s leading modeling company) and has photoshooted with many brands such as Uniqlo or Mango.
At her age, Lyn Slater is very admirable by everyone not only for her incredible attitude, but also for her edgy hip style, and because of this her personal Instagram account now boasts over 132 thousand followers. A very happy accident, indeed!
More info: Accidental Icon, Instagram (h/t: DYT | Bright Side)
Meet the 63-year-old Accidental Icon, who has, until recently, been an ordinary teacher at Fordham University
One day she went to meet her friend to take the lunch outside the Lincoln Center exactly during New York Fashion Week
Some journalists surrounded her because they confused with a fashion icon and this attracted a crowd of spectators
It was the defining day that turned Lyn into an Accidental Icon
Her blog, named exactly as the mistake “Accidental Icon” exploded in traffic overnight
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