A woman who goes by the name Accidental Icon on Instagram has over 3,00,000 followers. She is neither a celebrity nor a young girl creating wonders. The 64-year-old is a professor at Fordham University  in New York.  She is making news for her stellar fashion sense.

How it started

According to a report in the Metro, Lyn Slater was attending New York Fashion Week dressed in a Yohji Yamamoto suit and carrying a Chanel bag. The photographers at the event saw her and started taking clicking her. They thought she was an important personality.

It’s fast approaching. I can see it now… Semester Break. Yassssssss. #menswear #jumpsuit #oversize #boys #minimalmood #currentmood #celebrate #semester #done #instafashion

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Delighted by the overwhelming response she received, Slater thought of starting a blog catering to women in her age group.

According to her blog, she “was having trouble finding a fashion blog or magazine that offered an urban, modern, intellectual aesthetic but also spoke to women who live what I call ‘interesting but ordinary lives in cities’. Women (like me) who are not famous or celebrities but are smart, creative, fashion forward, fit, thoughtful, engaged, related, and most importantly clear and comfortable with who they are… ”

Takin it all in stride. #mondays #threequestions #blue #reset #fashion #newyork #new #next #special #newpost #heels

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Her blog gained a lot of visibility. ELITE London’s Special Bookings division signed her. Recently, Slated also featured in a campaign for Mango.
The fashionista is definitely an inspiration for women of her age looking forward to experiment with something new in their lives.

YouTube sensation

Mastanamma, a 106-year-old lady from Andhra Pradesh, is another woman who has become a YouTube sensation because of her immaculate culinary skills. Her great grandson K Lakshman manages her YouTube account that goes with the name, Country Foods.

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She cooks delicious egg dosas, fish fry and bamboo chicken biryani from scratch. Her traditional methods of cooking have won her admirers all across the world

Another 67-year-old Chennai woman recently enrolled in her state university to pursue her Masters in History. This was one dream she had been nurturing for a long time.
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