Why follow recycled yesteryear fashion trends when there are actual social media stars – that have legit been rocking the fashion game since the 1970s (at least) – to follow?
University professor and Instagram star, 64-year-old Lyn Slater’s foray into fashion began when her stylish ensemble caught the eye of Japanese journalists who were covering New York City Fashion Week – they started snapping photos of her and thus, an ‘accidental icon‘ was born. With a stylishly eclectic wardrobe that favours the likes of Japanese designers Yamamoto and Rei Kawakubo and a confident attitude that shines through her carefully curated IG feed, it’s no wonder Lyn has gained a 252k (and counting) following.
With a keen nose for fashion and a glorious beard that’ll put millennial hipsters to shame, Philippe Dumas started his modelling career at 60 after he retired from advertising, and even landed high profile modelling campaigns after photos of him went viral on Reddit. To keep fit, the Frenchman goes to the gym five days a week, does weightlifting, cardio and even ballet dancing “for the fun and a good body posture”. Time to hit the gym!
An influential photographer who has worked many top fashion campaigns, 51-year-old Chuando found himself in an ironic reversal of roles after gaining global attention for his chiselled good looks and top physique, which he credits to a balanced diet and a dedicated exercise routine. While his IG account isn’t as fashion-centric as the rest on this list, Chuando’s sharp sense of style can be seen via his various works (which he uploads occasionally) and random #OOTDs.
Quirky, loud and proud of it, the ever-youthful Australian designer Jenny Kee serves up bold and iconic designs (on both herself and her models), all while rocking her signature pixie cut and bright red glasses. Just scrolling through her Instagram feed infuses us with her vibrant and artistic energy – time to upgrade your wardrobe with bold splashes of colour!
Peppered with a good range of stylish outfit shots and gorgeous selfies, Lure Hsu’s Instagram account reads like any other fashion conscious millennial’s would – except she’s 41-years-old, and could easily pass for someone half her age. With that being said, Lure has cemented herself as a style inspiration in our books thanks to her penchant for casual (yet totally bomb) street wear.
Former fashion editor, model, stylist and now beauty mogul, Linda Rodin’s enviable resume reads as impressively as her impeccable fashion style. A fan of ’60s and ’70s trends, Linda’s wardrobe consists of vintage pieces she shops from flea markets and fun statement accessories that lend extra personality to her elegant outfits.
From strutting down the catwalk for luxury brands like Dolce & Gabbana, to working with massive beauty brands like Nivea and Olay to being featured within the pages of Vogue and Marie Claire, 89-year-old Daphne Selfe headed back to modelling 20 years ago and hasn’t slowed down since. Touted as the ‘world’s oldest professional model’ (she’s in the Guinness Book of Records!), we love Daphne’s flair for layering and bold colour choices – take your cues, budding fashionistas!
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