Journalists Mistake College Professor For a Fashion Icon, Ended Up Changing Her Life

Journalists took one look at this trendy woman, and immediately assumed she was a famous fashion icon instead of a teacher.

Posted on: May 08, 2017

Journalists Mistake College Professor For a Fashion Icon, Ended Up Changing Her Life

Imagine leading a mild mannered life as a professor at Fordham University, then suddenly, after 63 years, you gain instant fame. It happened to Lyn Slater when she went from ordinary to extraordinary after journalists mistook her as a fashion icon. Now this happy accident has forever changed her life for the better.

FROM PROFESSOR TO FAMOUS

From Professor To Famous Bored Panda

Until recently, Lyn Slater had been a professor at Fordham University, which is definitely cool. Then she went to meet a friend for lunch, dressed unbelievably on point, and her world changed in the blink of a very fashionably eye.

RIGHT PLACE AT THE RIGHT TIME

Right Place At The Right Time Of Pof

She was standing outside of the Lincoln Center during New York Fashion Week when some foreign journalists suddenly mistook her for someone important and surrounded her and started taking photos. In their defense, she looks like Madonna’s personal dresser with her incredible avant-garde look.

THE ACCIDENTAL ICON

The Accidental Icon Pinterest

She quickly attracted a crowd of spectators, which became a defining moment in her life. This made her blog called Accidental Icon, as Hot and as famous as she was quickly becoming.

SHE’S UNSTOPPABLE

She's Unstoppable Kobieta Gazeta

Not only is Lyn unstoppable, but her edgy, hip style has given her Instagram page a major boost of 135k followers and more are bound to follow.

SHE’S SO HAUTE

She's So Haute Bored Panda

Fashion is ageless, and no one knows this better than Lyn. Her unbelievable knack for donning the trendiest and most flattering outfits made her an instant icon. in the eyes of anyone who stumbled upon the rising star.

YOU’RE AS OLD AS YOU FEEL

You're As Old As You Feel Grey Magazine

For women like Lyn who obviously knows how to sport such chic couture, this kind of elegance along with a pinch of extravagance is universal, which means anyone can pull off such incredible looks by daring to have fun in life. Confidence, however, is what sells the outfit. 

DRESSING ONE’S AGE

Dressing One's Age Lifestyle Sapo

Lyn denounces age-based discrimination in the fashion industry and in everyday life. She feels that “if you’re comfortable in what you’re wearing, no matter how old you are and you’re owning it, you’re going to look completely fine”.

SHE’S THE MODEL OF EDUCATION

She's The Model Of Education Chuangson

Lyn is currently signed to Elite London, one of the world’s leading modeling companies, and has already worked with brands such as Uniqlo and Mango.

SHE’S NOT INVISIBLE

She's Not Invisible Activa Sapo

Lyn’s fashion sense and style have helped her struggle against the invisibility that often comes with age. She also feels that people use language to put older women in their place and control their behavior, and she refuses to let that happen to her.

BE TRUE TO YOURSELF

Be True To Yourself Feminalaredo

Lyn definitely knows how to vogue, and we’re totally in love with her style and the confidence she exudes. She’s truly one hell of a fashion icon, and it’s clear from her social media accounts that she always was and will continue to be true to herself.