Certainly one of my profession highlights occurred in New York in 2017. Crossing the road in Chelsea on my approach to the subway, I heard, ‘Hello Alyson.’ And there on the other sidewalk was Linda Rodin, taking her canine Winky for a stroll. Waving. At me. Whoop! Greeted by one of many coolest ladies on the planet, removed from house and in a trend capital, I felt like I’d received first prize.
Linda Rodin is one in all my trend heroines. We’ve met a few instances, and I interviewed her for my books: Fashion Perpetually and Know Your Fashion. She is a task mannequin for ladies of all ages and a super-stylish, serial entrepreneur.
Within the late Seventies, Linda ran a fab boutique in SoHo, then labored as a trend stylist for 35 years, in her late 60s she modelled for J.Crew, The Rowand Matchesfashion and went on to launch a face oil Rodin Olio Lusso, adopted by a variety of signature, brightly colored lipsticks. On the age of 74, her newest enterprise is Linda Hopp, a small denim line made in New York from natural and eco-conscious supplies. It options 4 trouser types and two skirts, together with the beautiful maxi pictured under. All in darkish denim. The gingham and bandana print cuffs and turn-ups on jackets and denims give the debut assortment a western really feel, whereas her solely accent – a bucket hat – is slightly bit Nineties. In a great way, after all.
After I requested her about Linda Hopp and the place her love of denim stems from, she stated, ‘My mom dressed me in denim denims from 5 years onward. So I suppose it was a childhood factor that at all times caught with me. I really like the material, the consolation, how it may be dressed up or down—simply at all times makes me really feel nice and comfy and trendy in an undercover type of approach.’ On her boundless entrepreneurial concepts and vitality she added, ‘My mom was at all times making issues, taking artwork courses, had an vintage store, and was an inside decorator. So I used to be surrounded by creativity my entire life. I really like creating. If I’m not making one thing, I don’t know what to do with myself!’
Linda Hopp maxi skirt. Photographer: Willy Somma
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