Somehow, accidentally, while living my ordinary life, people seem to think I am a fashion icon.
Everyday a person approaches and asks, “Do you work in fashion?" (no). Young Japanese tourists ask to take my photo and seem astonished I am “on trend”. Sales people in boutiques and vintage stores ask for details about the different pieces I put together for the day. A hip young woman in a Soho store told me I look like a young Iris Apfel. Unlike other professors whose students ask them to post lecture notes, my students ask me to post the names of the stores where I shop. While moving through different and sometimes unexpected parts of my city I am also asked what fashion magazine I work for (none). Told more than once I should start a blog, the deciding moment came when a well-known fashion stylist told me I have something important to say and I should say it!
So I am thinking if I got this far “accidentally”, how far could I really go if I start learning and thinking about fashion with people who really do it and know it? Since I always do my best thinking and learning in the company of others, to those of you “in the know”, or who are “becoming” too, I invite you to come think, talk and learn with me about fashion and take on the project of making my icon status (and yours) less accidental!
Love from me,
THE ACCIDENTAL ICON