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The Woman Who Accidently Became A Mature Model

Many of us have our downfalls and lucky days, it all comes in random forms. No one can pinpoint where their lives started to get better. But we are about to know a story of an elderly social worker who had her life turned to the best in one specific day. What could that be?

This is a story about how Lyn Slater, went from being a university professor and a social worker to a successful mature model in just one day. Slater was very interested in fashion all the time. She would visit all the fashion events and follow up all the hot new on the fashion industry. It was her passion, she fused her ideas into her clothing as well and learn to design and dress what she love.

This all changed one day in 2014 as she was outside of a fashion week event, hanging around to see something that might amaze her. Some of the foreign photographers and media thought that she was a special person in fashion and started to take her pictures as well. This was one of the awkward but an important event in Slater’s life. She wrote about this incident on her blog, Accidental Icon. Less than a week’s time, she was contacted by a few high end fashion companies which extended contracts to shoot for them as a fashion model! One small incident is enough to change a life around and it was her turn! 

She is a good example to see that fashion is for every one and also if you have a passion, with a bit of luck by your side, you can be unstoppable! Scroll down to see some of Slater’s photo shoots as a mature mode.

More info & Photo courtesy: Accidental Icon | Instagram


Written by Alex Bradley

Reading, creative writing, poetry writing, language learning and grappling with literature have been my passions since I was young. Keen interest in cinematography and music feilds. Completed my Ordinary and Advanced levels in languages stream successfully. I have taken part in European Union missions in Sri Lanka. I have also completed my certificate courses in programming. And also a student and working in Tourism and Hotelling. Apart from writing, i am a vocalist and environmentalist.

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