Lyn Slater founded her website and blog Accidental Icon in September 2014 because she was could not find a fashion blog or magazine that offered an urban, modern, intellectual aesthetic but also spoke to people who live “interesting but ordinary lives” in cities; people like herself, who are not famous or celebrities but who are smart, creative, fit, thoughtful, engaged, socially responsible and most importantly, clear and comfortable with who they are and reflect this in how they dress.
Lyn believes that fashion has the power to communicate at the individual, group and societal level; that it has the capacity to hold both oppressive and productive practices. Dressing can be purposeful and powerful. That is why Accidental Icon wants readers to think intentionally about fashion and to occupy their cultural space with self-awareness and purpose. A huge fan of “accidental occurrences” and making the most of them, Lyn also believes in serendipity, the kind that might lead to a professor becoming a fashion icon, for example!
Lyn as Accidental Icon is featured on the cover of Grey Magazine. She has also been profiled for articles in Vogue, Mexico, Harper’s Bazaar Brazil and Netherlands, Le’ Officiel Italia and Manila, Milk, Women’s Wear Daily, Marie Claire Espana and Brigitte.
Accidental Icon was identified as one of the Top 7 Blogs for Older Woman by Who, What, Wear and named as one of the Top Fifteen Senior Style Instagrammers to Follow by BuzzFeed.