Monday, April 05, 2010
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.