Fashion Vet Linda Rodin Schools Us In Classic Style

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The first time I saw a photograph of Linda Rodin and her adorable silver poodle, Winky, I knew it was love at first sight. My suspicions were confirmed a few weeks later when a mutual friend brought us together for tea at Linda’s awe-inspiring NYC apartment. I was invited into a magical world full of seashells, feathers, and gilded vintage treasures, and I never wanted to leave.
I have always felt a kinship with collectors, flea market shoppers, and treasure hunters; those whose sense of aesthetic is so strong that it can’t help but permeate every aspect of their lives. Linda’s mother owned an antique shop when she was a little girl and it’s easy to imagine her developing her style amidst an atmosphere of beautiful artifacts and heirlooms. Inspiration also came from the likes of her style icons including Frida Kahlo, Ingrid Bergman, and Audrey Hepburn in Two for the Road.
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At 65 years old, Linda is only on the verge of Advanced Style (many of my subjects being in their 80s, 90s, and 100s) and she seems to only be getting cooler with age. After a long career in fashion as a model and stylist Linda now is concentrated on her eponymous line of skincare products. She is also garnering attention for her impeccable personal style modeling for the likes of Karen Walker, Coach, and J.Crew. Linda is the embodiment of eternal cool and I can’t wait to see what lies ahead for her.As told to The Coveteur by Ari Seth Cohen of Advanced Style.
The folks over at The Coveteur love playing to our voyeuristic side, and each week, the OG closet invaders will let us peek into the designer-laden digs of their — and our! — favorite tastemakers. Just one warning: The lust-worthy displays may cause an undying impulse to hang your jewels on your kitchen sink’s faucet. Now, let the swooning begin!
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Sweater: Prada; Top: Nanette Lepore; Pants: Anine Bing; Boots: Swidden.
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"A lot of these are from when I was a teenager. And, some from my mother. And, a lot from travels all over and of course, as well as the New York Flea!" All: Various Designers.
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"I think I dress simply, but add an odd boot or color to my usual black, navy, and grey." All: Various Designers
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Sweater: Prada; Top: Nanette Lepore; Pants: Anine Bing; Boots: Swidden.
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"Rug designed by art students at a collective for disabled students in California. It is glorious!" Bag: Pucci; Shoes: Chloé.
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"I only wear RODIN perfume. I love Deborah Lippmann's gold speckled polish and her turquoise blues."
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Sweater: Prada; Top: Nanette Lepore; Pants: Anine Bing; Boots: Swidden.
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Sweater: Prada; Top: Nanette Lepore; Pants: Anine Bing.
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"I love a lot of different frames. My favorite ones now are Karen Walkers." All: Various Designers.
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"The only makeup I wear is hot pink lipstick. Make Up For Ever pencil and NARS 'Schiap'."
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"My dog is the love of my life and is smarter than I am. He is always happy and a bit naughty. He just marked the beautiful Céline he is posing on!" Bag: Céline.
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Sweater: Prada; Top: Nanette Lepore; Pants: Anine Bing.
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"I am a Pisces and I have always felt like a mermaid. When I was little I saw the movie Mr. Peabody and the Mermaid and it changed my fantasy life. And, for me, being on a beach and searching for shells is my yoga. Blissful!"
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"I rarely go out to eat, but I love Hasaki, The Little Owl, the new Beatrice Inn, and Souen." Boots: Clergerie.
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Sweater: Prada; Top: Nanette Lepore; Pants: Anine Bing.
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"My favorite books are The Magic Mountain by Thomas Mann and My Antonia by Willa Cather, as well as The Golden Bowl by Henry James."
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L to R. Tops: Vintage, Comme des Garçons, Prada.
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All: Various Designers.
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All: Various Designers.
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Sweater: Prada; Top: Nanette Lepore; Pants: Anine Bing.
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Sweater: Prada; Top: Nanette Lepore; Pants: Anine Bing; Boots: Swidden.
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Clutch: Anthropologie; Shoes: Dieppa Restrepo.
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Shoes: Repetto; Cuff: Vintage.
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"Under globe are vintage hands from a Mexican statue and a vintage 'matadors' hat I got at the flea market. The photos are all by Christine Rodin, my sister. She was a brilliant artist who recently passed away." Shoes: Valentino; Jewelry: Vintage.
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Sweater: Prada; Top: Nanette Lepore; Pants: Anine Bing.
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Sweater: Prada; Top: Nanette Lepore; Pants: Anine Bing; Boots: Swidden.
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Sweater: Prada; Top: Nanette Lepore; Pants: Anine Bing; Boots: Swidden.
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Blouse: Carven; Shoes: Marc by Marc Jacobs; Bag: Marni.
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Clutch: Gucci; Shoes: Marc Jacobs.
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Sweater: Prada; Top: Nanette Lepore; Pants: Anine Bing; Boots: Swidden.
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