Monday, April 05, 2010

Baby Lynnie


I want to be Lynn Yaeger when I grow up. The woman wears Clara Bow doll makeup on an everyday basis. She is a compulsive shopper, and collector of reindeer sweaters, Victorian baby brooches and Beccassine dolls a.k.a. she is whimsically weird and everything that I admire. Seriously, who else shares my affinity for bizarre knitwear?

I first heard Lynn’s name after reading an article she wrote called “On the Market” in the May 2009 issue of Vogue about losing her job at the Village Voice during the economic recession. Her writing style was self-deprecating yet charming, and I was utterly intrigued by the accompanying pictures of her wearing a fanciful Comme des Garcons skirt with plain leggings and gold sneakers. I sought out pictures of her outfits and voraciously read every article of hers I could find on the world wide web, from the old stuff on the Village Voice to various blog articles on NY Mag, etc.

Between Lynn Yaeger’s charming words, wacky appearance and amazing career, she is truly one of the most inspiring characters working in the fashion industry today. Oh, and she also happens to look like a fairy Godmother.

14 comments:

Anastassia Chepelkevitch said...

Awe ! She looks so cute and adorable yet intelligent and enriching. I would absolutely love to meet her !

Fear is a Dirty Word said...

I love her Clara Bow make up! Lynn Yaeger is quite awesome, I have to say.

Faux Naif said...

oh i know, she's hilarious! sometimes i get so depressed about fashion when i get overwhelmed by the erin wasson zombies or the self-satisfied, smug girls who wear the pseudo-crackwhore look. then a breath of fresh air like lynn shows up and i feel all better!

rachel said...

I love people like this, who are creative and novel in every way possible :)

Becca Jane said...

This lady is hilariously awesome! I love her makeup, especially.

louise or valentine said...

i ran into her once at barneys. we were both in the comme des garcon section. i wanted to run up in hug her but i just shyly watched her shop.

she is amazing in real life. she's just so there.

kasmslo said...

CAN WE TALK ABOUT CUTENESS FOR A SECOND?! I can contribute:
http://i421.photobucket.com/albums/pp296/kasmslo/lynne2.jpg

She's also so cute with Julia. T_T Sorry if sharing these is annoying, but you've given me the lever to do so.
http://i421.photobucket.com/albums/pp296/kasmslo/lynne.jpg

I can imagine her looking at photos of kittens and rainbows on her spare time.

Cherie said...

saw her in The Sartorialist-I love how she dresses. I don't think I would have the courage to dress like that in public, but she ttly pulls it off! I wish I was her grandchild, that would b amazing.

Miss Woo said...

She looks so fabulous, I love her doll like lipsticks.

And I must try to brooch DIY you adovocated in the previous post..

anne said...

I truly wish she was my fairy godmother.. That would be so awesome!

Katie said...

I remember that article! Though I had seen her in magazines or on fashion television it was that article which created the fangirl inside me.

Anonymous said...

isabel!why you like mighty boosh so much...?

Ross said...

AHAaaaHHHHhh! I just did a really long presentation on Lynn for english class friday!

maria said...

great personality!!