This 60-something professor never planned to be a fashion icon. Then the world discovered her. – The Denver Post

By Tara Bahrampour, The Washington Post

Like many ladies, Lyn Slater was not thrilled when she began experiencing the bodily indicators of age. However she was even much less glad about the “options” she noticed: the anti-growing old serums, the dying of hair, even the rhetoric. “Retirement,” for instance. “It implies that you form of fade into the background. You retire, and also you costume very comfortably, and also you’re taking good care of grandchildren. The antidote our tradition has provide you with — anti-growing old — it’s like we’re towards growing old.”

As a substitute of going with that narrative, the 63-year-previous Fordham College professor of social work turned to a realm that has lengthy been related to the younger: fashion. By most goal requirements she has conquered it. Her Instagram account — largely comprising images of herself in hanging couture — has over 200,000 followers, with some images garnering over 50,000 likes. Her weblog has followers from round the world. She has modeled for Valentino Eyewear, Mango and Uniqlo, and in February she signed with Elite Fashions London.

Ruffled white collars, vast-leg trousers, textured blouses, skinny denims, outsized glasses — all curated by a girl with a lifelong love of garments who is aware of how to rock them. And her viewers isn’t a bunch of previous girls. The overwhelming majority are ladies between 18 and 35, who gush in the feedback thread.

“I dwell for this girl!”

“You make me really feel fearless about getting older.”

“Slay my life Lyn!!!!!”

“You might be a muse.”

At first, their response stunned her.