Meet 63-year-old Lyn Slater, who has, until recently, been an ordinary professor at Fordham University. One day she went to meet a friend for lunch outside the Lincoln Center during New York Fashion Week. Foreign journalists suddenly surrounded her, mistaking her for a fashion icon and attracting spectatorsIt was a defining moment that turned Lyn into an ‘Accidental Icon’. Her blog of the same name, inspired by the experience, soon began making international waves. She is now a public voice against ageism in the fashion industry and the world.
“Fashion and my style help me struggle against that invisibility that comes with age.“
She was once asked about the old notion of ‘dressing for one’s age,’ and her response was clear:
“We use language to control people’s behavior. This phrase is a way of putting older women in their place. I’m certain that if you feel comfortable in your own clothes, it’s completely irrelevant how old you are.”
UPDATE MAR 26, 2017: BACK TO THE ROOTS. TONIGHT I DECIDED TO CHANGE THE LOOK OF @novaexpress93 AND THE ICON OF @artoffriends BACK TO THE ROOTS. THE NEW DESIGNS DID NOT WORK OUT AND SOME PEOPLE MAY HAVE THOUGHT THAT I WAS GONE. HAVE A NICE WEEKEND EVERYBODY!
(THIS POST WILL STAY THE WAY IT IS, BECAUSE A LOT OF PEOPLE RESPONDED TO IT AND LIKED IT A LOT. THANK YOU MY FRIENDS.)
Many of you have asked me about the meaning of the name spatziline. One day before class I was talking with @invisiblegerman about the new blog I wanted to create, and how I was having problems in finding a name. She’s German, so I asked her cute names in German lol.
I don’t remember when or how but we started to talk about names of animals, then she mentioned spatzi (sparrow). I like sparrows and the name, SO I KNEW THAT WAS THE CHOSEN ONE. She told me to add “line” if I wanted the name to sound cuter… AND THERE IT WAS: SPATZILINE (Little Sparrow)
I notice your icons always look so much alike (not in a bad way!), and I was wondering if the base of it is a drawing of yourself that you change around from time to time? It's pretty neat how you do that!
No, not really.
The evolution of my icons goes like this:
It started out with a 19th century painting of King Charles I I found online.
I had it for a long while, but I decided I wanted a new original icon that was more caroony and fit my blog. So I asked my friend @wi-fu to make me the second icon, which is a cartoon version of the first one. (the bi flag in the background wasn’t originally there, I couldn’t find the original version)
I’ve had it for a while, until I learned that Charles I was a douche of a king, so I decided to switch to Charles II, his much more awesome son. I asked wi-fu to edit my icon to the third icon, based off paintings of Charles II.
A while back I got a job, and with the money, I decided to commission my artist friends. I commissioned by good friend @snowflake-owl to make me a new icon, with a new original King Charles that isn’t based off of any particular historical figure. And that is my current icon.
In between, I’ve also had other icons, like a drawing of my fan troll by @salihombox or a Bi Space Invader. As well as halloween and hanukkah edits of my other icons.
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be mostly a studyblr (if your studyblr is a sideblog, please mention it in your tags)
there will be 2-3 winners depending upon the response
Favorite Original Content (please have a link on your blog or mention your tag in the tags)
Favorite Baby Studyblr (less than 1k, please mention in the tags)
Favorite Masterposts/ Printables (mention your tag please)
A new bff ♡
A follow from me (if not already) - even if you don’t win i’ll follow a lot of you
A visible spot on my blog
I’ll be queuing a bunch of posts from the winners
3 screenshot promos anytime, upon request
disclaimer - this is not indicative of how good a student, blog, or person you are! it’ll tell you whether or not your blog is my style, nothing more. the categories are called favorite for a reason ☺️
the entry deadline is june 20 and winners will be announced on june 25!
Hello Loves! I have recently hit 500 followers so I decided to do something celebrating all of the amazing people I follow. All of them are incredibly talented and the sweetest people so go follow them if you aren’t already following them!! Also please excuse the banner, I have no idea how to make them, I’m slowly learning to make edits and moodboards, but not banners.
First off though a few of my loves:
@hermionesmenacinglook, Nyx words cannot describe how much I love you and your blog. You are sweet and sassy and amazing! You get so much hate and have been through so much, you are so strong and brave and I admire you so much. You are one of biggest inspirations and seeing you on my dash never fails to bring a smile to my face. Potato. 😘😘😘😘😘😘😘😘😘😘
@lunalovey, Vivvvvv! We haven’t been talking for very long, but you are one of the sweetest most supportive people here!! You are so sweet and amazing!!! Also like your blog is amazing, why don’t you have 1000000000 followers?? Seriously you are so supportive and sweet! Thank you! I love you!😘😘😘
@padfoot-barks, Bonnie! I adore you and your blog! You are so amazingly sweet and supportive!! Also all of your writing and edits are amazing!! Also like your mobile theme is gorgeous and you are so funny, and just genuinely happy you never fail to make me smile. I love you!😘😘😘😘😘😘😘😘😘😘😘
@ravenclw, okay Vincent your blog is the literal definition of goals. It’s so neat and organized and I love your theme. How are you so amazing?? Like your so nice and you’re really talented and good at everything. Also thank you for tagging me in your edits because they are gorgeous!!😘😘😘😘😘😘😘😘
@sirius-gay-black, okay so I know we only just became mutuals, but your so nice and patient and I find talking to you really relaxing and it’s really interesting how different are lives are, but how much we have in common. I hope we can continue to get to know each other better!😘😘😘😘😘😘😘
@fleurdelacvur, Sophia! You are such a sweetheart! And your whole blog is super aesthetic and just calm and peaceful in general! I love it!! Also I really like your new icon and url, both are fantastic! Watching your blog flourish and as you begin to create edits and get tons of followers, I feel so proud of you!!! You deserve all of the followers you have and so many more!!!!!!!!😘😘😘😘
Hello lovelies! Autumn, Bella, Dulcie, Claire and I decided to host an award together! We all love bubble tea and therefore, we present the Bubble Tea Awards! If you love bubble tea too, continue reading:
NOTE: if you follow us on social media or apply for other awards, message usthe following: “bubble tea awards: (social network or awards) + (your username)” and we will add you to the higher chances list
we will pick the winners once we are happy with the notes