In today’s world of hashtags and social media, millenials cannot be the only influencers in the digital sphere. From educators to editors, these four women continue to be at the peak of their game as they are constant head-turners to fashion and design enthusiasts alike. Take some cues from these ladies who make seniority an effortless and riveting feat.
Iris Apfel, businesswoman and decorator (@iris.apfel), directs a life unheeded by rules. Her eccentricity puts a pause in her retirement period as she becomes a bona fide fashion muse for the likes of Ralph Lauren and Mac cosmetics after having her wardrobe exhibited in the Metropolitan Museum in New York back in 2005. Now at the front row and on the big screen, she has no plans of dressing up like everybody else. Paired with her signature spectacle and quipped with a mantra that more is more, she undoubtedly puts no age limit to a myriad of accessories, mixed prints, and power clashing.
Power dressing has never been better as Lyn Slater, professor turned fashion image (@iconaccidental), of Accidental Icon becomes, in itself, an accidental icon. Having been spotted walking past a runway show on her way to her friend, not short of a style that is strong yet subtle, her constant sophisticated look—which proves to be biased with Japanese designers Yohji Yamamoto and Rei Kawakubo—certainly puts fashion forward.
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Anna Dello Russo, Italian creative consultant and Editor-at-Large for Vogue Japan (@anna_dello_russo), puts her personal style at its max. Owning a degree in Italian literature and art history before plunging herself into the world of fashion—of which she has created a mad one—she is never been afraid to play it up and envisage her figure as a blank canvas made to wear more than 250 black tuxedo jackets and 4,000 pairs of shoes from her wide array of clothes in the house next door to hers. Her devotion to theatrical outfits has always left her a showstopper everywhere she treads on.
What does it take to become a great stylist? After more than 30 years at Vogue, Elle, Prada and Marni, @lucindachambers talks about her passion and shares her advice, in an online course for BoF. If you want to break into the industry, learn from one of the most renowned stylists in the world. [Link in bio] #fashion #styling #stylist #lucindachambers
Lucinda Chambers, former British Vogue fashion director, did not fritter away in getting her point across in a candid interview with Vestoj. She claims to have been fired without sign of hesitancy from the publication she had been under for 36 years as Edward Enninful steps up to become the new Editor-in-Chief. Her blunt comments regarding the magazine focusing on exclusivity and “ridiculously expensive” clothes are as bold and fearless as the clothes she style and wear at the office, on the printed pages, and out to the streets. Her personal style is brimming with character and individuality as each clothing piece must tell a narrative.
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