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Lyn Slater

The Psychology Professor Turned Accidental Influencer

Lyn Slater is here to make it clear that “age is not a variable.” The 65-year-old Fordham psychology professor and social worker also happens to be the woman behind the fashion blog Accidental Icon, which she started in 2014 after being bombarded by camera flashes after a fashion show. (They mistook her for a style insider.) What’s not so accidental? The following that she’s amassed and her unique perspective on the world of fashion—on her blog she chronicles her take on current trends, the cultural revolution happening in fashion today and how she only aligns herself with brands who share her values.

“No matter how much someone is telling you, ‘stay in your box, stay in your lane,’ we need to resist that.”
—Lyn Slater

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